1968 New Orleans Saints Statistics

In 1968 the New Orleans Saints actually improved by winning 1½ more games than they won the previous season and quarterback Billy Kilmer emerged as the undisputed starter

1968 New Orleans Saints Individual Offensive Player Statistics

Passing Statistics

Attempts Completions % Yards Yds./Att Longest Tds Int Rating Sacks/Yards Loss
Billy Kilmer 315 167 53% 2060 6.55 51 15 17 66.9 26/-170
Karl Sweetan 78 27 34.6% 318 4.1 42 1 9 12.6 5/-129
Ronnie South 38 14 36.8 129 3.4 19 1 3 22.8 2/-14
Tom Barrington 6 2 33.3 42 7.0 23 0 0 59.0 0/0
Don McCall 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 39.6 0/0
Dave Parks 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 39.6 0/0
Totals 439 210 47.8 2549 5.8 51 17 29 51.5 33/-213

Rushing Statistics

Attempts Yards Average Longest TDs
Don McCall 155 637 4.1 48 4
Tony Lorick 104 344 3.3 36 0
Randy Schultz 43 152 3.5 15 0
Tom Barrington 45 111 2.5 22 0
Ernie Wheelwright 21 99 4.7 15 1
Billy Kilmer 21 97 4.6 22 2
John Gilliam 2 36 18 29 0
Danny Abramowicz 2 27 13.5 18 0
Ray Poage 1 22 22.0 22 0
Ronnie South 4 5 1.25 2 0
Tony Baker 4 2 .5 3 0
Tom McNeil 2 1 .5 15 0
Dave Whitsell 1 -1 -1.0 -1 0
Karl Sweetan 4 -5 -1.2 2 0
Totals 409 1527 3.7 48 7

Receiving Statistics

Catches Yards Average Longest TDs
Danny Abramowicz 54 890 16.4 47 7
Tony Lorick 26 272 10.4 29 3
Don McCall 26 270 10.3 25 2
Dave Parks 25 258 10.3 41 0
John Gilliam 24 284 11.8 39 0
Jim Hester 17 300 17.6 51 2
Monty Stickles 15 206 13.7 35 2
Randy Schultz 12 34 2.8 14 0
Tom Barrington 9 33 8.2 10 1
Ray Poage 1 11 11.0 11 0
Ernie Wheelwright 1 -9 -9.0 -9 0

Punting Stats

Number Average Longest
Tom McNeill 49 41.0 58
Ronnie South 14 27.6 44
Jim Fraser 11 35.5 56
Tony Lorick 1 36.0 36
Totals 75 37.6 58

Kicking Stats

XP XPA % FG Attempts % Longest Points
Charlie Durkee 27 27 100% 19 37 51% 42 84
Roy Schmidt and Del Williams lead blocking for Fullback Tony Lorick - Saints Offense in 1968
Roy Schmidt (#63) and Del Williams (#61) lead blocking for Fullback Tony Lorick (#34)
New Orleans Saints runner Don McCall
Don McCall

1968 Total Offense Statistics

Points AVG PPG Yards AVG YPG Plays Avg 1st Downs Turnovers NFL Rank
Totals 246 17.5 3863 275.9 881 4.4 224 40 12†
†Offensive Rankings based on Total Yards gained.
Quarterback Billy Kilmer and Head Coach Tom Fears on the Saints Sidelines in 1968
Billy Kilmer & Tom Fears

Individual Defensive Statistics

Interceptions

 NOYardsAverageLongestTDs
Dave Whitsell6447.3320
Gene Howard35117.0350
Bo Burris312943.0941
Les Kelly100.000
Lou Cordileone177.070
Elbert Kimbrough11515.0150
Totals1626216.4941

1968 New Orleans Saints Total Defense

Points Yards Plays Avg 1st Downs Turnovers NFL Rank
Totals 327 4291 839 5.1 228 42 9†
†Defensive Rankings based on Total Yards gained.
Les Kelly and Dave Whitsell Move in to Tackle Jim Nance of the Patriots in 1968 Preseason Action
Les Kelly (#30) and Dave Whitsell (#23) move in to take down Jim Nance of the Patriots in 1968 Preseason Action
Doug Atkins and the 1968 New Orleans Saints Defense Brings Down Don Meredith
Doug Atkins leads the Saints Defense in a Sack of Cowboys Quarterback Don Meredith

New Orleans Saints Pictures from 1968

Defensive Notes for the Saints 1968 NFL Season


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I've been following the Saints since a kid in the 70s watching the likes of Archie Manning and Tommy Myers.
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