Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  > 1978 Starters, Roster, & Players

1978 Cincinnati Bengals

 Franchise IndexPrevious Season / Next Season

4-12-0, Finished 4th in AFC Central Division  · 1978 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.3, Offense: -2.7, Defense: 1.3, SoS: 0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 252 points (15.8/g), 21st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 284 points (17.8/g), 12th.
 Differential of -32 points (-2.0/g), 21st.  Expected W-L: 6.9-9.1.

Coach: Bill Johnson (0-5-0) and Homer Rice (4-7-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Howard Brinker

Stadium: Riverfront Stadium
 Training Camp: Wilmington College (Wilmington, Ohio)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Ken Anderson 29 7 12 173 for 319, 2,219 yards, 10 td, 22 int, & 29 rushes for 167 yards and 1 td Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 67th pick / 1971
RB Archie Griffin 24 2 8 132 rushes for 484 yards, 0 td, & 35 catches for 284 yards and 3 td Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 24th pick / 1976
FB Pete Johnson 24 1 10 180 rushes for 762 yards, 7 td, & 31 catches for 236 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 49th pick / 1977
WR Billy Brooks 25 2 13 30 catches for 506 yards, 2 td Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 11th pick / 1976
WR Isaac Curtis 28 5 16 47 catches for 737 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for 1 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 15th pick / 1973
TE Don Bass 22 Rook 8 27 catches for 447 yards, 4 td, & 1 rush for -4 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1978
LT Mike Wilson 23 Rook 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 103rd pick / 1977
LG Glenn Bujnoch 25 2 15 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 38th pick / 1976
C Blair Bush 22 Rook 16 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 16th pick / 1978
RG Dave Lapham 26 4 16 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 61st pick / 1974
RT Vern Holland 30 7 16 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 15th pick / 1971
 Defensive Starters
LDE Gary Burley 26 2 16 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 55th pick / 1975
LDT Wilson Whitley 23 1 16 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 8th pick / 1977
RDT Eddie Edwards 24 1 16 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1977
RDE Ross Browner 24 Rook 9 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 8th pick / 1978
LLB Glenn Cameron 25 3 14 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 14th pick / 1975
MLB Jim LeClair 28 6 16 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 54th pick / 1972
RLB Reggie Williams 24 2 15 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1976
LCB Louis Breeden 25 Rook 16 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 187th pick / 1977
RCB Ken Riley 31 9 16 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 135th pick / 1969
SS Marvin Cobb 25 3 15 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 11th / 276th pick / 1975
FS Scott Perry 24 2 10 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 147th pick / 1976
 Special Teams Starters
K Chris Bahr 25 2 0 16 of 30 field goals & 26 of 29 extra points Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 51st pick / 1976
P Pat McInally 25 2 1 91 punts for a 43.1 average, 0 blocked Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 120th pick / 1975
PR Dennis Law 23 Rook 2 25 punt returns for a 4.2 average and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 99th pick / 1978
KR Ray Griffin 22 Rook 0 37 kick returns for a 21.3 average and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 35th pick / 1978

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
14 Ken Anderson 29 QB 12 12 212 6-2 Augustana (IL) 2/15/1949 7 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 67th pick / 1971
10 Chris Bahr 25 K 16 0 170 5-10 Penn St. 2/3/1953 2 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 51st pick / 1976
84 Don Bass 22 TE 16 8 219 6-2 Houston 3/11/1956 Rook 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1978
34 Louis Breeden 25 LCB 16 16 185 5-11 North Carolina Central 10/26/1953 Rook 9 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 187th pick / 1977
82 Billy Brooks 25 WR 15 13 204 6-3 Oklahoma 7/22/1953 2 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 11th pick / 1976
79 Ross Browner 24 RDE 11 9 262 6-3 Notre Dame 3/22/1954 Rook 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 8th pick / 1978
74 Glenn Bujnoch 25 LG 16 15 260 6-5 Texas A&M 12/20/1953 2 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 38th pick / 1976
67 Gary Burley 26 LDE 16 16 272 6-3 Pittsburgh 12/8/1952 2 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 55th pick / 1975
58 Blair Bush 22 C 16 16 268 6-3 Washington 11/25/1956 Rook 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 16th pick / 1978
50 Glenn Cameron 25 LLB 15 14 225 6-2 Florida 2/21/1953 3 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 14th pick / 1975
42 Boobie Clark 28 14 6 245 6-2 Bethune-Cookman 11/8/1950 5 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 12th / 302nd pick / 1973
24 Marvin Cobb 25 SS 16 15 189 6-0 USC 8/6/1953 3 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 11th / 276th pick / 1975
81 Jim Corbett 23 16 5 218 6-4 Pittsburgh 2/22/1955 1 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 194th pick / 1977
85 Isaac Curtis 28 WR 16 16 192 6-1 California,San Diego St. 10/20/1950 5 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 15th pick / 1973
25 Tony Davis 25 14 0 212 5-11 Nebraska 1/21/1953 2 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 106th pick / 1976
56 Tom DePaso 22 12 2 222 6-2 Penn St. 2/22/1956 Rook 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 10th / 267th pick / 1978
51 Chris Devlin 25 lb 1 1 226 6-2 Penn St. 11/22/1953 3 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 170th pick / 1975
52 Tom Dinkel 22 16 6 240 6-3 Kansas 7/25/1956 Rook 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 126th pick / 1978
66 Mark Donahue 22 15 1 256 6-3 Michigan 1/29/1956 Rook 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 11th / 294th pick / 1978
73 Eddie Edwards 24 RDT 16 16 256 6-5 Miami (FL) 4/25/1954 1 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1977
36 Lenvil Elliott 27 10 3 205 6-0 Truman St. 9/2/1951 5 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 10th / 249th pick / 1973
45 Archie Griffin 24 RB 16 8 189 5-9 Ohio St. 8/21/1954 2 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 24th pick / 1976
44 Ray Griffin 22 KR 15 0 186 5-10 Ohio St. 6/29/1956 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 35th pick / 1978
53 Bo Harris 25 8 0 225 6-3 LSU 1/16/1953 3 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 77th pick / 1975
16 Rob Hertel 23 3 0 195 6-2 USC 2/21/1955 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 131st pick / 1978
76 Vern Holland 30 RT 16 16 268 6-5 Tennessee St. 6/27/1948 7 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 15th pick / 1971
72 Ron Hunt 23 3 0 261 6-6 Oregon 1/27/1955 2 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 232nd pick / 1976
30 Dick Jauron 28 16 6 190 6-0 Yale 10/7/1950 5 5 Detroit Lions / 4th / 91st pick / 1973
54 Bob Johnson 32 13 0 262 6-5 Tennessee 8/19/1946 10 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1968
46 Pete Johnson 24 FB 16 10 252 6-0 Ohio St. 3/2/1954 1 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 49th pick / 1977
62 Dave Lapham 26 RG 16 16 259 6-4 Syracuse 6/24/1952 4 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 61st pick / 1974
83 Dennis Law 23 PR 14 2 179 6-1 East Tennessee St. 4/4/1955 Rook 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 99th pick / 1978
55 Jim LeClair 28 MLB 16 16 234 6-3 North Dakota 10/30/1950 6 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 54th pick / 1972
71 Rufus Mayes 31 9 8 260 6-5 Ohio St. 12/5/1947 9 3 Chicago Bears / 1st / 14th pick / 1969
87 Pat McInally 25 P 16 1 210 6-6 Harvard 5/7/1953 2 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 120th pick / 1975
21 Melvin Morgan 25 15 1 183 6-0 Miss. Valley St. 3/31/1953 2 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 11th / 314th pick / 1976
32 Scott Perry 24 FS 13 10 180 6-0 Williams 3/11/1954 2 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 147th pick / 1976
59 Ray Phillips 24 2 1 224 6-4 Nebraska 3/18/1954 1 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 133rd pick / 1977
68 Dave Pureifory 29 7 0 260 6-1 East. Michigan 7/12/1949 6 3 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 142nd pick / 1972
11 John Reaves 28 qb 9 4 210 6-3 Florida 3/2/1950 6 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 14th pick / 1972
13 Ken Riley 31 RCB 16 16 181 5-11 Florida A&M 8/6/1947 9 9 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 135th pick / 1969
51 Tom Ruud 25 7 0 223 6-3 Nebraska 7/26/1953 3 3 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 19th pick / 1975
59 Ron Shumon 23 13 0 230 6-1 Wichita St. 12/11/1955 Rook 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 9th / 238th pick / 1978
22 Deacon Turner 23 rb 16 5 212 5-11 San Diego St. 1/2/1955 Rook 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 45th pick / 1978
78 Ted Vincent 22 16 0 262 6-4 Wichita St. 8/10/1956 Rook 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1978
88 Rick Walker 23 15 3 235 6-4 UCLA 5/28/1955 1 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 85th pick / 1977
75 Wilson Whitley 23 LDT 16 16 265 6-3 Houston 4/28/1955 1 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 8th pick / 1977
57 Reggie Williams 24 RLB 16 15 228 6-1 Dartmouth 9/19/1954 2 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1976
77 Mike Wilson 23 LT 9 8 275 6-5 Georgia 5/28/1955 Rook 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 103rd pick / 1977
Team Total 25.1 16 226.0 6-2.1 2.6