With only 76 days until the season kicks off for the Arizona Cardinals, let us take a look at some of the stats with the number 76, as well as some of the distinguished alumni that have worn the 76 across their chest and back.
- Sadly, after only one season of play, Mike Iupati is the best player in Cardinals history to wear 76.
- Deuce Lutui and a defensive tackle named Charles Davis are probably two and three in some order, you can flip a coin for that. Overall, the number 76 has finally found a home worthy of it.
- Ray Mallouf had a quarterback rating of 76.2 in 1947.
- Jim Hart in 1967 and Johnny Clement in 1941 each had season long passes of 76 yards.
- In Ottis Anderson's best season with the Arizona Cardinals, his season long rushing attempt was 76 yards. This was also his career long, it occurred in 1979. He finished 1979 with 331 carries for 1605 yards but only eight touchdowns and 10 fumbles.
- Jim Otis averaged 76.9 yards per game in 1975. He was a Pro Bowler and finished with 1076 and five touchdowns as a fullback.
- Edgerrin James averaged 76.4 yards per game in 2007 and finished with 1222 yards and seven touchdowns. The 1222 yards is the fifth most in Cardinals franchise history. James holds the two best total rushing yardage seasons 1222 in 2007 and 1159 in 2008) in Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals history... Which makes me want to throw up.
- Jackie Smith in 1967 and Marshall Goldberg in 1941 each had 76 yard receptions, good for their season longs. They both made the Pro Bowl those years as well.
Any other 76's?