Saints History 101: Featuring Jeff Groth


Jeff Groth 1984 New Orleans Saints Topps Football Card
Jeff Groth 1984 Topps Card

Found this little gem of Saints History at St. Mary’s Poker Club and thought it would be really cool to share with you Saints fans. It’s a video of New Orleans Saints wide receiver Jeff Groth. After 2 modest seasons with the Houston Oilers, Groth joined the Saints when Bum Phillips took over in 1981 and handled much of the punt return duties in first years with the Saints.
 
With such running backs as George Rodgers, Wayne Wilson and Hokie Gajan, Bum Phillips remained very run-heavy and relied little on the passing game. Even so, Jeff Groth led the team in receiving in 1982 and 1983.

Jeff Groth - NO Saints Receiver 1981-1985


Jeff Groth’s Career Receiving Statistics With New Orleans Saints (1981-1985)

Catches Yards Average Longest TDs
1981 20 380 19.0 54 1
1982 30 383 12.8 39 1
1983 49 585 11.9 42 1
1984 33 487 14.8 31 0
1985 15 238 15.9 56 2
Totals 147 2073 14.1 5 5

Career Punt Returns With The Saints

Returns Yards Average Longest TDs
1981 37 436 11.8 36 0
1982 21 144 6.9 18 0
1983 39 276 7.1 30 0
1984 6 32 5.3 9 0
1985 1 0 0 0 0
Totals 104 887 14.4 36 0
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