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Played As:
Racine Cardinals 1920-1921
Chicago Cardinals 1922-1943
Card-Pitt 1944 (merger with Steelers)

Chicago Cardinals 1945-1959

St. Louis Cardinals 1960-1987

Phoenix Cardinals 1988-1993 

Arizona Cardinals 1994-Present   


1920-59    1960-87    1988-Present    Coaches      Hall of Famers     Retired Numbers                                                                              
History of the Cardinals

Before 1920: The Cardinals roots stretch back to 1898 when a neighborhood group that gathered to play football in a predominantly Irish area of Chicago's South Side, playing under the name Morgan Athletic Club. Chris O'Brien, a painting and decorating contractor acquired the team later, and soon its playing site changed to nearby Normal Field, prompting the new name Normals. In 1901, the team gained longstanding identification when O'Brien, finding a bargain, bought used jerseys from the nearby University of Chicago. The jerseys were faded maroon in color, prompting O'Brien to declare, "That's not maroon, it's Cardinal red!" The club's permanent nickname had been born! In Chicago at the time, football competition was exclusively amateur, but such opposition became increasingly hard to find, so in 1906, the team disbanded. In 1913, O'Brien reorganized the Cardinals. By 1917 they were able to buy new uniforms and hire a coach, Marshall Smith. That year they lost only two games and were champions of the Chicago Football League. The war in Europe and a flu epidemic in the United States forced the team to suspend operations once again in 1918. Following Armistice Day, O'Brien organized the Cardinals for a third time. From that day forward, the Cardinals have been a permanent part of the professional football scene in America.

Morgan Athletic Club

 1920: The Racine Cardinals whose popularity in the Chicago Area is well known are among 11 franchises that pay the $100 entry fee to join a new league, which would become the NFL. The Cards would play their first league game on October 10th at the nearby home field of the Chicago Tigers. The Cardinals and Tigers would battle to a scoreless tie that autumn day. On Halloween the Cardinals would play their first league home game, and would defeat the Detroit Heralds 21-0. The Cardinals would go on to finish with a 3-2-2-league record, while winning three additional non-league games.

: The Cardinals lure great halfback, John "Paddy" Driscoll, to the Cardinals for $3,000 a year, a sum considered outlandish at the time. But Driscoll was an authentic superstar, a superior runner, blocker, punter, and possibly the finest drop kicker in the history of football. He was also hired to coach the team. However, under Driscoll the Cards would only manage a mediocre 3-3-2 record.

1922: The Cardinals move their home games to Comiskey Park, and officially became the Chicago Cardinals as not to confuse themselves with a new team in the league from Racine, Wisconsin. Comiskey Park would be the Cardinals home for the next 37 years, except for a three year stint from 1926-1928 when they returned to Normal Field. The move would seem to do the Cardinals well as they posted a solid 8-3 record while finishing in third place.

: The Cardinals get off to a fast start outscoring their opponents 85-0 while winning their first four games. However the Cards would end up in the middle of the pack again finishing in sixth place despite a solid 8-4 record. 

: The Cardinals would play mediocre football all season on the way to finishing in the middle of the pack with a record of 5-4-1.

: The Cardinals complete an 11-2-1 season to claim their first ever NFL Championship. However, it would not be without controversy. At the time teams were allowed to make their own schedules, and all league games would count in the standings. This was clearly seen in Red Grange's barnstorming tour with Chicago Bears that began with a scoreless tie on Thanksgiving. The Cardinals would enter a key game with Pottsville Maroons on December 6th with a 9-1-1 record. A win would sew up the Championship for the Cards, however the Maroons would stun the Cards 21-7 at Comiskey Park to take over first place with a 10-2 record, a half game better then the Cardinals.  The Cardinals, who had completed all their scheduled games, would quickly scramble to schedule two games within three days against weaker NFL teams. On December 10th the Cards would face the Milwaukee Badgers, who
had already  disbanded for the season. An unknown cast of add-ons including local high schoolers, would fall 59-0 to the Cards in what many called a "practice game".  The Cards would go on to beat the Hammond Pros 13-0  two days later to finish 11-2-1, a half of game ahead of Pottsville to claim the title. However the Maroons would not go down without a fight scheduling a game against the Notre Dame All-Stars in Philadelphia, geographically within the territorial rights of the NFL's Frankford Yellow Jackets and an obvious violation of league rules. The resulting outcry from the Yellow Jackets would factor into the final outcome of the struggle for the league crown. The Maroons' lustrous 9-7 win over the Four Horsemen-led Fighting Irish contingent, billed as the first football all-star game ever played in America, had things looking rosy in the Keystone State. However, Commissioner Joe Carr had been thorough and adroit in informing the Maroons prior to the all-star game that stiff penalties would be enacted if the event were carried out. His edict called for the suspension of all Pottsville rights, including the team's right to compete for the NFL crown. The Maroons' charter was revoked and the franchise forfeited. As events turned out some seven months later, Carr would reinstate Pottsville for the following season in the wake of the formation of the new American Football League (AFL), originated by Grange and his manager, C.C. Pyle in 1926. Carr reasoned that it made little sense to hand over a good team like the Maroons to a new and powerful rival.

: The Cardinals follow up their controversial championship by getting off to a fast 5-1 start. However the Cards would go into a nosedive losing five of their final six games. The lone bright spot was stalemating the cross-town Bears with a scoreless tie on Thanksgiving to finish with a 5-6-1 record.

: The Cardinals get off to a strong start winning their first three games. However they would not win another as they posted a terrible record of 3-7-1.

: Playing a limited six game schedule the Cardinals win just once finishing next to last with a record of 1-5.

: After running the Cardinals for 28 years Chris O'Brien sells the team to Chicago physician, Dr. David Jones. In his first year of ownership, he coaxed running back Ernie Nevers out of retirement to become player-coach. Still in his prime, the 26-year-old Nevers scored an NFL-record 40 points on six touchdowns and four extra points in an historic 40-6 victory over the cross-town Bears on Thanksgiving. The Cards would finish the season with a 6-6-1 record snapping their streak of three consecutive losing seasons.

1930: The Cardinals continue to play mediocre football finishing in the middle of the pack again with a record of 5-6-2.

: The Cardinals continue to toil in mediocrity posting a less than stellar record of 5-4.

: The Cardinals are sold again this time the buyer is Charles W. Bidwell, Sr., a vice president of the Chicago Bears, who purchased the Cardinals for Dr. David Jones' asking price of $50,000. Bidwell would divest himself of his Bears holdings and a new era began. However the new era began with disappointment as Ernie Nevers, and the Cardinals finished with a 2-6-2 record.

: The Cardinals were not much better in Bidwell's second year as the Cardinals began to take on a reputation of being the league's doormat after completing a 1-9-1 season.

: The Cardinals continue to struggle finishing fourth in the Western Division with a mediocre record of 5-6.

: Under new head coach Milan Creighton the Cardinals ended their string of three consecutive losing seasons by finishing with a respectable 6-4-2 record.

: The Cardinals return to their losing ways finishing in last place with a woeful record of 3-8-1.

: The Cardinals continue to play mediocre football posting a record of 5-5-1 while finishing in fourth place.

: The Cardinals return to last place winning just 2 of 11 games, while be shut out 3 times and held under ten points six times for a 2-9 record.

: Hoping to restore a spark to the franchise the Cardinals hire former Running Back Ernie Nevers to coach the team. However the move does not work out as the Cardinals finish with an awful 1-10 record. It marks the Cardinals second consecutive losing season and third in four years, and closes out a decade where the Cardinals finished better than .500 three times. 

1940: The Cardinals defeat their cross-town rival Chicago Bears 21-13 on September 25th. The Bears would go on to win the NFL Championship while the Cardinals finished with a disappointing 2-7-2 record.

1941: The Cardinals continue to lose posting a horrible record of 3-7-1 while finishing in fourth place.

: The Cardinals suffer their fourth consecutive losing season finishing in fifth place again with a wretched record of 3-8.

: The Cardinals go from bad to worse failing to win a single game, and posting their sixth consecutive losing season. The Cardinals on their way to 0-10 would have only three games decided by a Touchdown or less.

: As a wartime emergency measure, the Cardinals combined with the Pittsburgh Steelers to play as one team. It was called Card-Pitt. Co-coached by the Cardinals' Phil Handler and the Steelers' Walt Kiesling, a former Cardinal guard, the team split its home games between Comiskey Park and Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. However the losing ways carry over as the team fails to win a game in ten attempts, while only managing to be within a few points twice.

1945: On October 14th the Cardinals stun the Bears with a 16-7 win at Wrigley Field the win was the first victory by the Cardinals in nearly three years, in which the Cardinals as either themselves or combined with the Pittsburgh Steelers lost a NFL record 29 games. However, the win would be the lone salvation as the team would not win again and finish with a 1-9 record.

: Coach Jimmy Conzelman decides to adopt the "T-formation" to revive the struggling offense, which is led by second year QB Paul Christman, who along with Fullback Pat Harder and halfback Elmer Angsman ended the Cards string of eight consecutive losing seasons by finishing the season with a 6-5 record.

The "Dream Backfield"

1947: Owner Charles Bidwell who for most of his 15 years as Cardinals owner suffered through horrendous seasons dies in April, only a few months before the team's greatest glory. His wife Violet would take over as head of the franchise. Prior to his death Charles Bidwell made big news by signing University of Georgia all-America running back Charley Trippi, for the then-unheard of sum of $100,000. The Cards got off to a fast start winning their first three outings, a run that included a 31-7 trouncing of their hated cross-town rivals, the Chicago Bears. In week four, the Cardinals headed to Los Angeles on a trip heavy with fate. They incurred their first loss of the season, 27-7 to the Rams, but lost something far more precious than a game. Rookie punter Jeff Burkett suffered an appendicitis attack and missed the game as well as the team plane back to Chicago. He spent several days recuperating after an appendectomy before boarding a United Airlines DC-6 bound for home. He never made it. The plane crashed in Bryce Canyon, Utah, killing the young star who was the NFL's leading punter at the time of the tragedy with a 47.4-yard average. Under the pall of the loss of Burkett, the Cardinals climbed to 7-3 but were in the throes of a two-game losing streak heading to Philadelphia on December 7th for a critical game against the Eagles. Trailing 7-3 at the half, Chicago exploded for six second-half touchdowns, including two by Trippi, and held the powerful Van Buren to just 44 yards rushing to grab a crucial 45-21 road win.  With a record of 8-3 the Cardinals entered a season finale showdown with cross-town the Bears who were also 8-3 at Wrigley Field, the winner would advance to the NFL Championship. The Cardinals would jump out in front on the very first play as Boris Dimancheff ran a flair pattern, turned outside the end, and then raced down the center of the field. He outdistanced Bears DB Mike Holovak, caught Paul Christman's perfect pass, and galloped into the end zone despite stumbling over the baseball pitcher's mound. The Cardinals would intercept four passes by legendary Bear quarterback Sid Luckman and converted two into touchdowns en route to a 30-21 win. The win was especially sweet, as they had beaten the Bears to at least squash for one year their inescapable status as Chicago's "other" team. On December 28th, a grim, frozen Comiskey Park gave little indication of the approaching heat of the day's upcoming war. The game was defined by Chicago's quick-openers, producing three devastating, backbreaking, long scoring runs from scrimmage-two 70-yarders by Elmer Angsman and a 44-yarder by Charley Trippi. In the third period, Trippi circled under a high Joe Muha punt, taking it on his own 25-yard line. Spectacularly sidestepping three Eagle pursuers, Trippi pranced 75 yards for a touchdown, getting hit three times along the way. However, Philadelphia fought evenly throughout with one-eyed quarterback Tommy Thompson setting two playoff records on 27-of-44 passing for 297 yards. The Cardinals would clinch the championship on Marshall Goldberg late 4th quarter interception which won the game 28-21.

: The Cardinals put together an even better regular season finish 11-1 to claim their second consecutive Western Division Title. The Division title would earn the Cards a NFL Championship rematch with the Eagles in Philadelphia. However, the Cardinals would fall 7-0 in the Championship Game that was played under blizzard conditions.

: With the departure of Head Coach Jimmy Conzelman the Cardinals would struggle to finish with a mediocre record of 6-5-1 ending their two year reign at the top of the NFL's Western Division.

1950: The Cardinals move to the Eastern Division posting a mediocre record of 5-7 while finishing in fifth place.

1951: The Cardinals who reverted back to their losing ways a season earlier finish in last place with an awful 3-9 record. However, two of the team's wins came against the Chicago bears at least earning them bragging rights in the Windy City.

: The Cardinals get off to a strong start winning three of their first four games, but end up with another awful season as they win just one game the rest of the way for an awful 4-8 record.

: With the glory days a distant memory the Cardinals were in the midst of their fourth consecutive losing season, which threatened to be the franchise 3rd winless season if they did not win their final game of the season against the Bears at Wrigley Field. The winless Cardinals would enter the game with extra incentive to win when Head Coach Joe Stydahar threatened to with hold the team's game checks if they failed to avoid a winless season. The inspired Cardinals would pull it off defeating the Bears 24-17 to finish the season 1-10-1.

: The Cardinals continue to play awful football finishing dead last again with a terrible record of 2-10.

: The Cardinals continue to struggle posting their sixth straight losing record while finishing in 4th place with a record of 4-7-1.  

: On October 14th against the Washington Redskins at creaky old Griffith Stadium the Cardinals had a year of highlights in one game. Frank Bernardi broke Phil Sarboe's 21-year-old club mark with a 95-yard punt return that remains the longest in Cardinal history. Later in the same game RB Ollie Matson returned a kick from the middle of the endzone to score an NFL record tying 105-yard kickoff return. The Cards would finish the season with a 7-5 record to end a string of six consecutive losing seasons.

: The Cardinals return to last place posting a terrible record of 3-9 after starting the season strongly with a 20-10 win on the road against the San Francisco 49ers.

: The Cardinals continue to toil at the bottom of the standings posting an awful record of 2-9-1 to tie for the worst mark in the Eastern Division.

: In the midst of another awful 2-10 season that marked their ninth losing season in ten years the Cardinals era in Chicago was ending with a whimper. It had become all too clear that the cards were Chicago's other team, and no matter what they did could ever fix that. That Cardinals legacy of losing had made it impossible for them to compete with the Bears, who were among the NFL premier franchises from day one. For their final season the Cards played four home games at Soldier Field and two in Minnesota in an attempt to find a new home. The franchise would earn its final win as the Chicago Cardinals on November 1st against the Pittsburgh Steelers, before losing their final six games. Shortly after the season owner Violet Bidwell decided to relocate the team to St. Louis.


John David Crow

 St. Louis Cardinals 1960-1987

1960: Professional football was changing; the NFL had agreed to add two new teams; the Dallas Cowboys in 1960, and Minnesota Vikings in 1961 while the upstart AFL was get set for its first season. However, not all was rosy the Chicago Cardinals were drowning in red ink, and were no longer able to compete with the Bears in the Windy City. Owner Violet Bidwell decided it was time for a change and began looking for a new nest for the NFL's oldest franchise. A study prior to expansion suggested St. Louis would be able to support a team nicely. With the newly formed rival league, eyeing this promising bit of territory, the NFL wanted to secure a team in the area. So, on March 13th the NFL owners unanimously voted to allow the Chicago Cardinals to relocate to St. Louis. In order to avoid confusion with the baseball team, management even considered changing the team's nickname, but in the end, the name Cardinals was retained. Sharing old Sportsmen's Park (now known as Busch Stadium) with the baseball Cardinals the NFL Cardinals would find a host of problems upon starting their first season in the Gateway City. First ticket sales fell well below the 25,000 promised by the city. Also, since there was no regular place to practice, the Cardinals worked out in an open field at a city park. After the Cardinals beat the Rams 43-21 in Los Angeles the Cardinals debuted in front of the home crowd with a 35-14 loss to the New York Giants on October 2nd. The Cards would earn their first win in St. Louis on October 23rd by beating the expansion Cowboys 12-10. The Cardinals would end up finishing the season with a winning 6-5-1 record their best mark in four years.

1961: The Cardinals play mediocre football all season and end up in fourth place with a break even record of 7-7.

: The Cardinals' matriarch Violet Bidwell passes away in January. She served as Cardinals owner since her husband death in 1947. Upon Violet's death her sons Charles W. Bidwill, Jr. and William V. Bidwill would take over the ownership of the NFL's oldest franchise. The Cardinals would also continue to struggle finishing with a woeful 4-9 record.

: The Cardinals show some life, and challenge for a playoff spot for the first time in 15 years. A stunning win on November 24th in New York over the Giants had the Cards right in thick of the race for first Place in the NFL East. However, losses in two of their finals three games dropped the Cards record to 9-5, as they finished in third place, two games behind the Eastern Division Champion Giants.

: With the construction of a new stadium behind schedule the Cardinals still continued to struggle financially, and contemplated looking for a new city to nest in. In July, the Bidwill brothers (Bill and Charles) were approached by a group from Atlanta wanting them to bring the Cards to Georgia. The city of Atlanta was also building a new stadium and it appeared as though the team might be on the move again, but, when the St. Louis stadium authority matched Atlanta's terms, and civic support of the team was boosted, the Bidwills were persuaded to stay in St. Louis. The Cardinals get off to a fast start by going 3-0-1 on the road in their first four games. Included was a hard fought 33-33 tie against the Browns in Cleveland. However the Cardinals were forced to play another game on the road after the baseball Cards made the World Series. The Cardinals would lose starting off a 2-3-1 record over the next 6 games that hurt their chances for a division championship. However the Cardinals would not lose again winning their final four games including a December 6th match up with Browns that got the team within a half game of first place. However the Browns would hold off the fast charging Cardinals by beating the New York Giants in their final game. The Cards would go to play in the NFL consolation match against the Green Bay Packers. St. Louis would beat the Packers 24-17 in this meaningless game that legendary Packers coach Vince Lombardi would call "a game for losers;" it was fitting that the Cardinals would triumph in such a contest.

1965: After a 4-1 start the Cardinals lose eight of their remaining nine games to finish with a disappointing 5-9 record. The lone bright spot during the disappointing season comes on November 7th in a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. When FS Larry Wilson, who broke his left hand as well as a finger on in the previous week's game started, playing with casts on both hands. Unable to wrap his arms around the ball-carrier, he would try to "butt them down, like a goat," Yet; his most amazing feat of the game would be the time he batted a pass with his club-like fists, then, cradling the deflected ball to his chest, returned the interception 35 yards for a touchdown. His contribution undoubtedly helped the Cards to a victory, winning by the count of 21-17.

: With the completion of the new Busch Stadium, the Cardinals finally had a new field they could be proud of. The new nest inspired the Cardinals who started 7-1-1 under new coach Charley Winner and sat atop the Eastern Conference. However, when Quarterback Charley Johnson went down with season ending injury, the season was in serious jeopardy. His loss, as well as the loss of other key players, caused the Cardinals to plummet like bird-droppings, as the team only managed a total of 52 points in the last five games, winning one and losing four. The Cards would finish in fourth place with an 8-5-1 record. 

1967: The Cardinals continue to flutter about finishing in third place in the Century Division with a less than stellar record of 6-7-1.

: The Cardinals defeat the Cleveland Browns 27-16 in the season's final game on December 14th to finish with a 9-4-1 record. However, because of a slow start the win was not good enough to capture Century Division Title which the Browns won by a half game over St. Louis.

1969: The Cardinals are unable to build off their solid season as they end up back in third place while reversing their solid previous season record to finish with a disappointing 4-9-1 record.

: The Cards finish with an 8-5-1 record, which was good enough for 3rd place in the NFC East. The highlight of the season comes on November 16th in a Monday Night Game against the eventual NFC Champion Dallas Cowboys. The Cardinals, who had already beaten Dallas 20-7 earlier in the season, brought their "Big-D" and put on quite a show for those assembled in the Cotton Bowl and in front of their TV sets around the nation. The mighty Cowboys were beaten in every aspect of the game, and beaten badly.

: The Cardinals are unable to build off their winning season as the end up in fourth place with a disappointing record of 4-9-1.

: The Cardinals continue to struggle finishing in fourth place with a record of 4-9-1 for the second straight season.

: The Cardinals seem to be stuck in a rut as they finish in fourth place, with a poor record of 4-9-1 for the third year in a row.

1974: After three consecutive fourth place 4-9-1 seasons there was no much hope for the Cardinals in 1974. However the Cards would get off to fats start winning their first seven games. However, the Cards would lose four of their next six games, and would be in danger of slipping out of the playoffs again. However the Cards would win their final game to finish with a 10-4 record, which was good enough to win the NFC East by a tiebreaker over eth Washington Redskins. In their first playoff game in 26 years the Cardinals would lose 30-14 to the eventual NFC Champion Vikings in Minnesota.

1975: With the high flying offense of "Air Coryell" led by QB Jim Hart the Cards flew out in front of the NFC East again finishing with an 11-3 record to captured their second consecutive NFC East crown. However, once again the Cards were third seed and were forced to play on the road in the playoffs this time traveling to Los Angeles to play the Rams. The Cardinals were never really in the game trailing 28-9 at the half, and finally falling 35-23.

: After ten games, the Cardinals were tied for first place at 8-2 and in prime playoff position. However, consecutive losses to the Washington Redskins (16-10, with last-second touchdown nullified by the officials) and the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving   (19-14, with St. Louis on the Cowboys' 8-yard-line late in the game) four days apart severely hurt their playoff aspirations. Despite winning the final two games and finishing with an impressive 10-4 record, but failed to qualify for the playoffs.

: After a 7-3 start the Cardinals lose their final 4 games to finish with a disappointing 7-7 record. Following the season Head Coach Don Coryell would take his pass oriented offense to San Diego.

: Under new Coach Bud Wilkinson the Cardinals would stumble out of the gate losing their first eight games. However the Cardinals would end the season on a positive note winning six of their last eight games on the way to finishing in fourth place with a record of 6-10.

: Tragedy strikes the Cardinals in training camp when Tight End J.V. Cain suffers a fatal heart attack. The Cardinals would go on struggle all season finishing in last place with a record of 5-11. Highlighting an otherwise awful season would be the quick feet of Running Back Otis Anderson whose exciting rushing style earns him the Offensive Rookie of the Year, with 1,605 rushing yards.

1980: Ottis Anderson continues to establish himself as one of the best up and coming rushers in the NFL with 1,352 rushing yards and nine Touch Downs. However the Cards continue to struggle finishing in third place with a 5-11 record.

: Ottis Anderson has another solid season with 1,376 yards rushing as the Cardinals end a string of three straight double-digit loss seasons. However the Cardinals would finish in last place with a 7-9 record.

: The Cardinals stood at 1-1 after the first two games of the season before a two-month player's strike interrupted the season. After the strike the NFL drew up an expanded 8-team playoff format that would make the final seven weeks a mad scramble for the postseason. The Cards would win four of the next six games to secure a playoff spot, with a chance to earn a home playoff game if they won their season finale against the Redskins in Washington. However the Cards would be over matched by the eventual Super Bowl Champions losing 28-0, and falling into the sixth playoff spot. The loss forced the Cards to play in Green Bay in the first Round where they would be mauled 41-16 by the Packers.

: The Cardinals get off to a slow start losing five of their first six games. However, thanks to a strong second half the Cards will be able to post their second straight winning season which had them land in third place with a record of 8-7-1.

: Thanks to the superb passing of Quarterback Neil Lomax, and Wide Receiver Roy Green, who left behind his Defensive Back position to set a team record of 1,555 receiving yards, the Cardinals made up one of the league's most explosive offenses and scored thirty or more points seven times. With one game left the Cards stood at 9-6, and were 1 game behind the Redskins, with a math up for the Division title in Washington. A win and the Cards were Division Champions, while a loss would drop the Cards completely out of the playoffs. The Redskins held a slim two point lead, 29-27, late in the 4th Quarter. Amid the swirling December winds, the Cardinals frantically tried to put together one final drive, as the final seconds were ticking away. The Cards managed to creep into field goal range, but were unable to stop the clock.  The kicking unit was raced onto the field, led by Kicker Neil O'Donoghue, who had earlier tied the team record for most points in a season with 117. However, on this final, hurried attempt, the kick sailed wide right as time ran out.

: The Cardinals fire Head Coach Jim Hanifan after a disappointing 5-11 record that saw the Cardinals return to last place.

: In a year of change Running Back Ottis Anderson is dealt to the New York Giants early in season as the Cardinals continue to struggle under new Coach Gene Stallings finishing in last place again with a terrible record of 4-11-1.

:  Faced with dwindling attendance in an outdated stadium talk swirled around St. Louis the team was ready to fly away for a new home. The Cardinals would get off to a slow start, which included three games played by replacement players while the NFL was on strike. With an impending move, and another rough start most teams would have wilted. However, the Cards would win four of their next five games and entered the final game of the season with a chance to win a playoff spot. However a loss in Dallas in final game of the season would drop the Cards to 7-8, and would end the redbird playoff chances, as well as their days in St. Louis. A week earlier on December 13th the Cardinals beat the Giants 27-24 in front of 29,623 fans in their final game at Busch Stadium. An air of doom had surrounded St. Louis fans all season as owner Bill Bidwell made it clear he intended on moving the Cardinals to a new home in 1988. As Bidwell narrowed down his choices for the Cards new nest between Baltimore, Jacksonville, and Phoenix death threats forced him from attending the final Cards home games. Bidwell will eventually select Phoenix, and the Cards were bound for the desert leaving St. Louis without an NFL team for the first time in 28 years. The NFL would return to St. Louis 8 years later when the Rams moved in from Los Angeles.

 Phoenix Cardinals 1988-1993, Arizona Cardinals 1994-Present

1988: After owner Bill Bidwell's demands for a new stadium preferably domed were ignored, and years of dwindling attendance in the city of St. Louis, the Cards were on the move again. After considering Baltimore, and Jacksonville Bill Bidwell, decided the Cardinals future was best served in the Arizona desert, as he elected to move the team to Phoenix. On March 15th NFL owners reluctantly, but overwhelmingly approved the move. Bidwell, who had lost 100 lbs and plenty of money since announcing his plans to relocate a year earlier, tearfully described his feelings as "mixed up," as the Cardinals landed in their new nest Phoenix, Arizona. After a 21-14 loss to the Bengals in Cincinnati on September 4th the Cardinals prepared for the first home game in the desert. On September 12th a franchise record crowd of 67,139 showed up to watch a Monday Night match up with the Dallas Cowboys. The new fans would wind up going home disappointed as Dallas beat Phoenix 17-14. The Cardinals first win in Phoenix would come 13 days later against the Washington Redskins, as the Cardinals won 7 of 9 after a 0-2 start to stand at 7-4 and in a first place tie. However, the Cards would go on one of their traditional nosedives, and would lose their final five games to finish at 7-9.

: After a 5-6 start the Cardinals are stunned as coach Gene Stallings departs to take over at the head-coaching job at Alabama. The Cardinals would lose their final five games under interim coach Hank Kuhlmann to finish at 5-11. The news for the Cards would get worse when Quarterback Neil Lomax is forced to retire due to degenerative hip condition. 

: During an unspectacular 5-11 season with new Head Coach Joe Bugel the Cardinals play the eventual Super Bowl Champion New York Giants tough in both games. In the first meeting on October 21st the Cards hold a lead most the game until the Giants hit a Field Goal with no time left to pull out a 20-19 victory in the Meadowlands. In the December 23rd rematch at Sun Devil Stadium the Cards would only lose by three points.

: After starting the season 3-2 to give faint hope to long suffering Cardinals fans, the Cards land in their familiar last place territory by losing 10 of their final 11 games.

: Another awful 4-12 season is highlighted by a 24-14 upset of the San Francisco 49ers, one of the elite teams in the NFL.

: After a 3-8 start the Cardinals win four of their final five games to wind up with a respectable 7-9 record. However, it does not save Coach Joe Bugle's job as he fired after the season.

: The Cardinals undergo another name change becoming the Arizona Cardinals to sell themselves to the entire state instead of just the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Changes were also made at the top as defensive mastermind Buddy Ryan assumed the coaching reigns. Combined with a strong finish the previous year, and a big named coach excitement filled the Valley of the sun as Cardinal fans anticipated a bright future under "Buddy Ball".  However in typical Cardinals fashion the team gets off to a slow 3-6 start, but the Cards would then catch fire winning five of their next six games to stand at 8-7 with an outside chance of the playoffs heading into the final week of the season. However before even taking the field for their last game the Cards were eliminated, and played a lackluster game losing 10-6 to the Atlanta Falcons to finish up with an 8-8 record.

: The excitement is all but gone by the start of year two of "Buddy Ball", and fans even began to call it "Cruddy Ball", as the Cards continued to flounder in the NFC East cellar finishing with a woeful 4-12 record that would lead to the departure of Buddy Ryan.

: Under new head coach Vince Tobin the Cardinals get off to their traditional bad start and stand at 3-6 after nine games. The Cardinals would then go on a three game winning streak thanks to three outstanding performances by Quarterback Boomer Esaison, but the Cards would come crashing down to earth losing three of their final games to finish at 7-9.

: While the Cards were on their way to another mediocre season in 1996, the Arizona State Sun Devils were making a run for the National Championship. Led by Quarterback Jake "The Snake" Plummer the Sun Devils easily ran through the PAC- 10 and entered the Rose Bowl with a shot at the National Title. However, and last minute drive by Ohio State ended ASU's Championship dreams. When the NFL draft rolled around, it was only natural that the Cardinals select Plummer to be the QB of the future. However, the Cardinals would struggle again with a woeful 4-12 season, while Plummer experienced growing pains in his first preseason at Sun Devil Stadium. The lone highlight of the season comes during the home opener when the Cardinals end a 13 game losing streak to the Dallas Cowboys with a 25-22 win OT.

: The Cardinals stumble out of the gate losing their first two games on the road. However, they would bounce back to win their next two games, including a win in their return trip to St. Louis to take on the Rams. Over the next two months the Cards would alternate wins and losses along the way the pulling out games in the 4th Quarter that they normally lost. With three weeks left the Cardinals stood at 6-7, and were looking in the face at mediocrity once again.  However, this year would be different. Down 17-10 in the final minutes of a game at Philadelphia against the Eagles the Cards score in the finals minutes to force OT, where the Cardinals pull out the game on a last minute Field Goal to keep their playoff hopes alive. One week later the Cardinals were trailing again in the 4th Quarter before Jake Plummer drove the Cardinals down the field for a game winning FG beat the New Orleans Saints to improve the Cardinals to 8-7.  While the Cards were beating the Saints other teams in contention for a playoff spot were falling opening the door for the Cards to make the playoffs with a win in their final game. 71,670 Cardinals fans would show up for their December 27th game against the San Diego Chargers hungry for a playoff spot. The Cardinals would make their fans sweat but Kicker Chris Jacke would knock home a 52-yard Field Goal with no time remaining to clinch their first playoff spot in 16 years. Going into their Wild Card Playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys nobody gave them a shot, as the Cardinals were listed as a double-digit underdog. Considering recent history it was hard to argue since the Cards had lost 16 of their last 17 in against their division rivals. Meanwhile The Cards were fighting history, the franchise had not won a single playoff game since the 1947 NFL Championship cumulating in the longest drought in pro-sports history. However magic was in the air that Saturday afternoon in Dallas, and the Cards jumped out to a 10-0 halftime lead. The Cards would then pad the lead to 20-0 in the finals minutes of the 4th quarter. The Cowboys would manage to score a Touchdown late in the 4th quarter, but the Cardinals held on for the stunning upset. The Cardinals who had suffered for 51 years as the NFL's doormat finally had a playoff win. However, the dream would only last one more week as the Cardinals fell to the high-powered Vikings 41-21 in Minnesota. However the game was close than the score shows, as the Cardinals were within ten points midway through the 3rd Quarter.

: Coming of their great playoff run in 1998, the Cardinals were expected to do bigger and better things in 1999, but instead returned to their losing ways getting off to a 2-6 start. However the Cards would make another run winning four straight games  to get back into the playoff chase, but this year it was not meant to be as Arizona lost their last four games to finish with a disappointing 6-10 record.  

: The Cardinals return to dreadful ways of old going through a horrific 3-13 season, their worst since moving to Arizona. However, the Cardinals would emerge victorious in their most important contest of the season winning a bond for the building of a new stadium in Maricopa County. Had the voters rejected the bond issue the Cardinals could have been forced to relocate again. The new stadium, which will feature a retraceable roof as well as a retractable field, is scheduled for competition in 2005.

: The Cardinals get off to a miserable 2-6 start, as their offense only manages to score 20 points twice; in fact it was the two games they won. The highlight of the season's first half was their stunning come behind win in Philadelphia against the Eagles, which was capped by a Hail Mary pass from Jake Plummer to MarTay Jenkins. However the second half would be a different story as the Cards played well and their offense began to click. The Cards ran out three straight wins highlighted by a stunning OT win in Oakland vs. the Raiders. The Cards would win five of seven games and would enter their final game with a crack at the .500 mark, but a loss in Washington to the Redskins would end the Cards season at 7-9. Feeling patriotic Safety Pat Tillman would leave behind the Cardinals to sign up with the US Army Special Forces, to help fight the war on terror, sadly on April 22, 2004; Tillman would be killed in a fire fight near the Afghan-Pakistan border.  

: Under NFL realignment the Cardinals are finally moved to the NFC West, 15 years after they moved to Arizona. At first the Cardinals took a liking to their new surroundings as they stood in first place after a 4-2 start. However, reality would slap the Cardinals again as they lost their next 6 games while winning just one game the rest of the season to finish in last place again with a terrible record of 5-11. Following the season the Cardinals would be hit hard by free agency as several top players bolted the team including Quarterback Jake Plummer and Wide Receiver David Boston.

: Though the team was not very good the Cardinals had some reason for excitement with the signing of All-Time leading rusher Emmitt Smith. However, truthfully Smith was well past his prime and he struggled all year rushing for just 256 yards in an injury plagued year. The Cardinals again were bottom feeders losing five of their first six games. After two straight wins improved them to 3-5 the Cardinals struggled again losing their next 7 games as they entered the final game of the season against the Minnesota Vikings with a 3-12 record. Trailing late in the 4th Quarter 17-6 late in the 4th Quarter the Cards looked like they were heading for another loss. However, Quarterback Josh McCown who established himself as the QB of the future at the end of the season led an amazing comeback hitting Nathan Poole on a 28-yard game winning Touchdown pass on the final play of the game to give the Cards a 18-17 win on the final play of the game to knock the Vikings out of the playoffs. Despite the win it was not enough to save Coach Dave McGinnis's job as he was fired after a 4-12 season. However, one bright spot would be Rookie Wide Receiver Anquan Boldin who captured the offensive rookie of the year award with 1,377 receiving yards.

: Under new Coach Dennis Green the Cardinals would stumble out of the gate losing their first three games, including a Week 2 game against the New England Patriots where the honored their fallen hero Pat Tillman who was killed while fighting near the Afghan-Pakistan border with his Army Ranger unit. The Cards would finally get their first win for Coach Green in Week 4 against the New Orleans Saints. With a chance for two wins in a row the Cardinals saw a 16-point 4th Quarter lead vanish in 31-28 overtime loss to the San Francisco 49ers. The Cardinals would bounce back and would show some promise winning three of their next four games, but it would be short-lived, as Quarterback Josh McCown was benched as the Cardinals went on a four game losing streak which included a second overtime loss to the 49ers, becoming the only team the 2-14 team would beat during the season. The Cardinals would go on to finish the season strong winning two of their last three games to finish with a 6-10 record, as there were slight signs of improvement all around, as Rookie Wide Receiver Larry Fitzgerald had eight touchdowns with 780 yards receiving to give them a sold duo at wideout. Meanwhile the Cardinals saw the end of a legend as Emmitt Smith rushed 937 yards with a team high nine touchdowns before retiring.

: The Cardinals began the season hoping to take a step forward as they played their final season in Sun Devil Stadium with former two-time NFL MVP and Super Bowl XXXIV MVP Kurt Warner as their new Quarterback. However, as their 42-19 opening week loss to the New York Giants showed the Cardinals where still miles away from having a contender. The Cardinals would lose their first three games as Warner suffered a groin injury. In Week 4 the Cardinals made history as they played a home game against the San Francisco 49ers in Mexico City. With Josh McCown playing for Warner the Cardinals overcame an early 14-0 deficit to win the game 31-14 as Neil Rackers made six Field Goals four of which were longer than 40 yards, as McCown passed for 385 yards. The following week McCown looked strong again passing for 398 yards. However, three costly Interceptions would allow the Carolina Panthers to have a come from behind 24-20 win. Following a bye week the Cardinals would beat the Tennessee Titans. Following a loss to the Dallas Cowboys, Kurt Warner would return and would play well passing over 300 yards four of the next five games. However, the Cardinals would win just twice as their running game was stuck in the mud all season, with no individual performance better than 59 yards over the entire season as the Cardinals as a team rushed for just a NFL worse 1138 yards, as the Cardinals suffered another awful 5-11 season. Hoping to final turn things around the Cardinals made a big splash on the Free Agency market signing Indianapolis Colts All-Pro Running Back Edgerrin James, while drafting USC Quarterback and 2004 Heisman Trophy Winner Matt Leinart tenth overall.

: After 18 years in Sun Devil Stadium, the Arizona Cardinals finally had a stadium to call their own, as the University of Phoenix Stadium opened in Glendale, with much fanfare, as it was the first stadium built in North America with both a retractable roof and a retractable field. Playing to a sold out stadium the Cardinals got off to a strong start beating the San Francisco 49ers 34-27 with Kurt Warner passing for 301 yards with three touchdown passes. However, the Cardinals offense sputtered in the next three games as Free Agent acquisition Edgerrin James had trouble finding running room and ended the season with a disappointing 1,159 rushing yards and a mere six touchdowns. In Week 5 the Cardinals made a change at Quarterback starting rookie Matt Leinart against the Kansas City Chiefs, who would play well with 253 yards and 2 TD passes, as the Cards held a 20-10 lead in the 4th Quarter. However, the Chiefs would score 13 unanswered points for a 23-20 win. A week later Leinart was even better in a Monday Night Start, passing for 232 yards and two touchdowns as the Cardinals jumped out to a 23-3 lead against the unbeaten Chicago Bears. However, the Bears would make a stunning comeback returning fumbles by Edgerrin James and Matt Leinart for touchdowns, before taking the lead for good on an 83-yard punt return by Devin Hester. Following the stunning 24-23 loss, Coach Dennis Green exploded in a post game tirade that would become a popular video on YouTube. Still reeling following their Monday Night Collapse the Cardinals were hammered by the winless Oakland Raiders 22-9. The Cardinals struggled would continue the next two games as they entered Week 10 with a 1-8 record, before Leinart finally earned his first win beating the Detroit Lions 17-10. A week later Matt Leinart would pass for 405 yards in a 31-26 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. The following week with Edgerrin James finally topping 100 yards in rushing the Cardinals would earn their first road win stunning the St. Louis Rams 34-20. James would equal his 115 yard output the following week as the Cards stunned the first place Seattle Seahawks 27-21. Following a road loss to the Denver Broncos, James would rush for 105 yards leading the way as the Cardinals ended the 49ers playoff hopes in a 26-20 win. The Cardinals would close the season with a loss to the San Diego Chargers as they finished in last place with a record of 5-11. Following the season the Cardinals would fire Coach Dennis Green, as the Cardinals were quite who their fans, and ownership thought they were when the season began. To replace Green, the Cardinals would hire Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.

: A new era began for the Cardinals as new Coach Ken Whisenhunt tried to bring the Steelers formula to the desert. In the opener the Cardinals gave the San Francisco 49ers all they could handle on Monday Night, but were stunned in the final minute as an Arnaz Battle touchdown gave the 49ers a 20-17 win with 22 seconds left. A week later in their home opener it was the Cardinals getting a dramatic win as Neil Rackers hit a 42-yard field goal in the final seconds to beat the Seattle Seahawks 23-20. Trailing the Baltimore Ravens on the road 23-6 entering the fourth quarter, Kurt Warner came off the bench to tie the game with two touchdown passes to Anquan Boldin, but in the end the Ravens would rebound and win the game as time expired on a field goal by Matt Stover. Warner would come off the bench again a week later as the Cardinals stunned the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-14, delivering new Coach Ken Whisenhunt a satisfying win against his former team. With Matt Leinart out for the season with a broken collar bone the Cardinals gladly handed the reigns over to Kurt Warner who helped lead the way to a 34-31 win over the St. Louis Rams on the road that helped the Cardinals sit in first place at 3-2. However, the Cardinals hit a bump in the road as they lost their next three games. Needing to get back on track the Cards relied on their defense in Week 10 as LB Kurt Dansby intercepted two passes and forced a fumble as the Cardinals crushed the Detroit Lions 31-21. A week later it would be Antrel Rolle who would be the difference make as he intercepted three passes, returning two for touchdowns as the Cardinals stunned the Cincinnati Bengals on the road 35-27. However, with a chance to get back in the playoff picture the Cardinals suffered a monumental setback losing to the 49ers in heartbreaking fashion again as Kurt Warner fumbled in the endzone in overtime in a 37-31 loss at home. After a rebound win over the Cleveland Browns, the Cardinals again lost with a chance to get back in the playoff picture as they were doubled up by the Seahawks on the road 42-21. The Cardinals would end the season strong losing a shootout with the New Orleans Saints, before closing the season with two straight wins to post an 8-8 record, their best record in nine years.

: After a strong finish, the Cardinals entered the new season optimistic they could make a serious run at the playoffs. After splitting their first four games, the Cardinals handed the Buffalo Bills their first loss, in impressive fashion dominating the game behind the passing of Kurt Warner who passed for 250 yards despite missing Anquan Boldin who suffered a facial injury a week earlier in a loss to the New York Jets. A week later against the Dallas Cowboys, the Cardinals showed the can in fact be taken seriously, as they battled the Cowboys in an exhilarating back and forth battle, that saw the Cardinals finally take control in the 4th Quarter, taking a 24-14 lead with 3:17 left on a field goal by Neil Rackers. However, the Cowboys would rally and send the game to overtime. In overtime the Cardinals showed their ability to bounce back as they shutdown the Cowboys first possession and then won the game on a blocked punt by Sean Morey, as Monty Beisel scooped the ball up and into the endzone for a dramatic 30-24 win. Coming off the bye week the Cardinals faced a tough challenge on the road against the Carolina Panthers, jumping out to a 17-3 lead early in the 3rd Quarter. However, the Panthers rallied to win the game 27-23. The loss was just a slight bump in the road, as the Cardinals took firm control of the NFC West, by winning their next three games against the divisional rivals. At 7-3 the Cardinals were all but locks to win their first divisional title since 1975, as they hosted the defending Super Bowl Champion New York Giants. However, the Cardinals would prove no match for the Giants, as they were playing behind all day losing 37-29 as Kurt Warner kept it somewhat respectable with 351 passing yards. Four days later in a primetime game on Thanksgiving, the Cardinals were upended again losing 48-20 in a road game against the Philadelphia Eagles. After a 34-10 win against the St. Louis Rams secured the division title, the Cardinals continued to appear to be a paper champion as they were beaten by the Minnesota Vikings 35-14 at home. A week later they were flat out embarrassed in the snow by the New England Patriots, losing 47-7, in game in which their defense allowed 514 yards total offense, while collecting 186 yards themselves, with most of the yards gained by the Cardinals coming after the game was out of reach with Matt Leinart leading the second team on the field. The Cardinals would end the season on a strong note, by completing a sweep of all their divisional opponents with a 34-21 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

: At 9-7 the Cardinals were in the playoffs, but with six of their nine wins coming against the weak NFC West, nobody took them seriously, as they were a home underdog against the Atlanta Falcons in the Wild Card round. In their first ever home playoff game in Arizona, the Cardinals gave the fans plenty to cheer early as they jumped out to a 14-3 lead, behind a 42-yard touchdown pass from Kurt Warner to Larry Fitzgerald, and a 71-yard TD pass from Warner to Anquan Boldin. However, the Falcons would battle back and take a 17-14 lead into the half. The Cardinals would quickly take back control after halftime as Darnell Dockett interrupted Falcons QB Matt Ryan as he was handing the ball off to Michael Turner creating a fumble, which was scooped up by Antrel Rolle and returned 27 yards for a touchdown that gave the Cards a 21-17 lead. The Cardinals would build on the lead, as Tim Hightower crossed the endzone on a four yard run late in the 3rd Quarter, while Antonio Smith increased the lead to 30-17 by tackling Matt Ryan in the endzone early in the 4th Quarter. The Falcons would score to make it 30-24, but would get no closer as the Cardinals won their first home playoff game in 62 years. A week later on the road the Cardinals were not given a chance against the Carolina Panthers, despite playing well in Carolina earlier in the season. The Panthers would draw first blood taking a 7-0 lead just four minutes into the game, but it would be one of the only the punches the Panthers would land, as the Cardinals scored the next 33 points, powered by their defense which forced six turnovers, as the Panthers scored a cosmetic touchdown late in the fourth quarter, with the Cardinals advancing to the NFC Championship Game with shocking 33-13 victory in Carolina. After the Philadelphia Eagles upset the New York Giants in the Divisional Playoffs, the Cardinals got another playoff home game, this time with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line. Once again, nobody gave the Cardinals a chance, as the franchise known for losing was just 60 minutes away from playing in the big game. Early on it was all Cardinals, as they jumped out to a 24-6 halftime lead, as Kurt Warner connected with Larry Fitzgerald for touchdown including a 62-yard bomb. However, the Eagle would claw their way back taking a 25-24 lead early in the fourth quarter. The Cardinals would not be denied, as they rebounded with a long drive that ended with Kurt Waner hitting Tim Hightower on an eight yard touchdown pass that gave the Cardinals back the lead at 30-25. A lead they would expand to a full seven points, as Warner and Ben Patrick connected on a successful two point conversion. The Cardinals would go on to win the game 32-25 earning an improbable trip to Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa.

Super Bowl XLIII
: The Cardinals were just the second team in Super Bowl history to reach the big game despite a mediocre 9-7 record, not surprisingly the Cardinals were an underdog facing the five time Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers. The Cardinals kept things close early as they held the Steelers to just a field goal in the 1st Quarter. After the Steelers got into the endzone, the Cardinals quickly answered back as Kurt Warner connected with Ben Patrick, still trailing 10-7 the Cardinals had a chance to take a lead just before halftime as they drove deep into Steelers territory. However, Kurt Warner had a pass intercepted by James Harrison at the goaline. Harrison would return the interception 100 yards for a touchdown as the first half expired. The Steelers would expand the lead to 20-7 with a Jeff Reed field goal in the 3rd Quarter. With time running out on the Cardinals Cinderella run, the Cardinals got back into the game by turning to Larry Fitzgerald, who caught a one yard touchdown pass from Warner with 7:33 left in the game to get the Cardinals back within six points. The Cardinals defense then would turn the pressure on the Steelers, as Justin Hartwig was called for holding in the endzone, getting the Cardinals two points closer with a Safety with just under three minutes left in the game. Down 20-16 with the ball the Cardinals would not take long find some magic in the air, as Warner connected with Fitzgerald on a 64-yard touchdown pass that suddenly had the Cardinals in front 23-20 with 2:37 left in the game. However, it was too much time to give the Steelers, as QB Ben Roethlisberger led the Steelers down the field, and connected with Santonio Holmes, who somehow was able to keep both toes in bounds while catching a six yard touchdown pass with 35 seconds left to put the Steelers back in front 27-23. For the Cardinals it took the air out, as time would simply run out, as the Steelers won their record sixth Lombardi Trophy. Regardless of winning or losing the Cardinals were still greeted with a hero’s welcome when they returned to Arizona, as they finally won over many fans who had wanted to root for the Cardinals, but were reluctant to do so with the team's struggles.


Marshall Smith 1920
Paddy Driscll 1921-1922
Arnold Horween 1923-1924
Norman Berry 1925-1926
Fred Gillies 1927       
Guy Chamberlin 1928
Ernie Nevers 1929-1931
LeRoy Andrews 1931
Jack Chevigny 1932
Paul Schissler 1933-1934
Milan Creighton 1935-1938
Ernie Nevers 1939
Jimmy Conzelman 1940-1942
Phil Handler 1943
Phil Handler & Walt Kiesling 1944*
Phil Handler 1945
Jimmy Conzelman 1946-1948
Phil Handler & Buddy Parker 1949 Buddy Parker 1949
Curly Lambeau 1950-1951
Joe Kuharich 1952
Joe Stydahar 1953-1954
Ray Richards 1955-1957
Pop Ivy 1958-1959

(St. Louis)
Pop Ivy 1960-1961
Wally Lemn 1962-1965
Charley Winner 1966-1970
Bob Hollway 1971-1972
Don Coryell 1973-1977
Bud Wilkinson 1978-1979
Larry Wilson 1979
Jim Hanifan 1980-1985
Gene Stallings 1986-1987

Gene Stallings 1988-1989
Hank Kuhlman 1989
Joe Bugel 1990-1993
Buddy Ryan 1994-1995
Vince Tobin 1996-2000
Dave McGinnis 2000-2003
Dennis Green 2004-2006
Ken Whisenhunt 2007-Present

 Hall of Famers

Dan Dierdorf OT 1971-1983
Don Maynard WR 1973
Jackie Smith TE 1963-1977
Roger Wehrli CB 1969-1982
Larry Wilson FS 1960-1972

 Retired Numbers

 8 Larry Wilson S 1960-1972
40 Pat Tillman S 1998-2001
77 Stan Mauldin OT 1946-1948
88 J.V. Cain TE 1974-1977
99 Marshall Goldberg
RB 1939-40,46-48

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