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Thursday May 13th 2021

‘St. Louis Football Cardinals’ Archives

Johnny Roland

Johnny Roland

Big and burly and mean, Missouri's Johnny Roland was the Steven Jackson of the Cardinals in the late 60's and early 70's...he played his high school ball in Texas, which tells you something right away! All-American at Mizzou and elected to the College Football Hall of Fame, Roland went on to enjoy coaching success in the pros after his career as a [...]

Jim Hart

Jim Hart

The next man in line was stalwart Jim Hart..local product from SIU...he was the understudy to Johnson from '66 to '69..took over after the Cards traded Charley to Denver, and remained behind center till 1983! He quarterbacked the only two Cardinal playoff games ever played while the team was in St. Louis (1974 and 1975)...here he drops back to [...]

Charley Johnson

Charley Johnson

Remember that face? The Cards first 'star' quarterback came along in 1961 from that football powerhouse known as New Mexico State...Charley Johnson played 15 years in the NFL, nine of them with the Big Red. A Pro-Bowl selection in 1963, Johnson is also a member of the Denver Bronco's Ring-of Honor....... Charley prepares to hand off against the [...]

Jackie Smith /Joe Childress

Jackie Smith /Joe Childress

Jackie Smith stopped short of the goal line in that December '64 contest.... Fullback Joe Childress takes off on a 23 yard gallop late in the second quarter....

Cards-Cleveland Browns

Cards-Cleveland Browns

The Cards-Cleveland Browns divisional rivalry peaked in December of 1964 with this game at the old Busch Stadium...here Charley Johnson sneaks in for a Card's TD and the Big Red shutdown Jim Brown and company for a  28-19 victory that put the Cardinals only a half game behind Cleveland in the NFL Eastern Division with one game to play...not to [...]

Bill Koman

Bill Koman

Bill Koman played eight seasons for the Big Red and was a Pro-Bowl selection in both 1962 and 1964...a well respected man behind the line of scrimmage....

Ed Henke

Ed Henke

A Southern Cal product and a 13th round draft choice of the Washington Redskins...defensive lineman Ed Henke played a vital role in the Cardinals pass rush efforts in the early 60's...

Sonny Randle

Sonny Randle

They were known as Split Ends back in the day and none was more respected in the league than the Card's Sonny Randle, who once caught 18 passes in a single game!

Bill Stacy

Bill Stacy

Cards Safety Billy Stacy chases down Bobby Mitchell of the Washington Redskins in this action from the 1962 season...as the caption from the pre-season magazine states, the Big Red would go as far as star running back John David Crow would carry them...

Football Cardinals

Football Cardinals

Fresh from Chicago.....The St. Louis Football Cardinals....1960

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