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1979 Cincinnati Bengals

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4-12-0, Finished 4th in AFC Central Division  · 1979 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.3, Offense: 3.1, Defense: -4.4, SoS: 3.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 337 points (21.1/g), 13th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 421 points (26.3/g), 28th.
 Differential of -84 points (-5.2/g), 24th.  Expected W-L: 5.9-10.1.

Coach: Homer Rice (4-12-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Howard Brinker

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Ken Anderson 30 8 15 189 for 339, 2,340 yards, 16 td, 10 int, & 28 rushes for 235 yards and 2 td Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 67th pick / 1971
RB Archie Griffin 25 3 15 140 rushes for 688 yards, 0 td, & 43 catches for 417 yards and 2 td Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 24th pick / 1976
FB Pete Johnson 25 2 13 243 rushes for 865 yards, 14 td, & 24 catches for 154 yards and 1 td Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 49th pick / 1977
WR Don Bass 23 1 13 58 catches for 724 yards, 3 td, & 4 rushes for 35 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1978
WR Isaac Curtis 29 6 14 32 catches for 605 yards, 8 td, & 2 rushes for -11 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 15th pick / 1973
TE Dan Ross 22 Rook 16 41 catches for 516 yards, 1 td Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 30th pick / 1979
LT Mike Wilson 24 1 16 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 103rd pick / 1977
LG Glenn Bujnoch 26 3 15 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 38th pick / 1976
C Blair Bush 23 1 12 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 16th pick / 1978
RG Dave Lapham 27 5 15 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 61st pick / 1974
RT Vern Holland 31 8 16 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 15th pick / 1971
 Defensive Starters
LDE Gary Burley 27 3 16 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 55th pick / 1975
LDT Eddie Edwards 25 2 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1977
RDT Wilson Whitley 24 2 13 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 8th pick / 1977
RDE Ross Browner 25 1 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 8th pick / 1978
LLB Bo Harris 26 4 14 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 77th pick / 1975
MLB Jim LeClair 29 7 15 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 54th pick / 1972
RLB Reggie Williams 25 3 11 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1976
LCB Louis Breeden 26 1 10 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 187th pick / 1977
RCB Ken Riley 32 10 13 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 135th pick / 1969
SS Marvin Cobb 26 4 13 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 11th / 276th pick / 1975
FS Dick Jauron 29 6 13 6 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 91st pick / 1973
 Special Teams Starters
K Chris Bahr 26 3 0 13 of 23 field goals & 40 of 42 extra points Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 51st pick / 1976
P Pat McInally 26 3 0 89 punts for a 41.3 average, 2 blocked Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 120th pick / 1975
PR Vaughn Lusby 23 Rook 0 32 punt returns for a 8.1 average and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 91st pick / 1979
KR Deacon Turner 24 1 1 55 kick returns for a 20.9 average and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 45th pick / 1978

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
40 Charles Alexander 22 16 3 224 6-1 LSU 7/28/1957 Rook 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 12th pick / 1979
14 Ken Anderson 30 QB 15 15 212 6-2 Augustana (IL) 2/15/1949 8 11 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 67th pick / 1971
10 Chris Bahr 26 K 16 0 170 5-10 Penn St. 2/3/1953 3 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 51st pick / 1976
84 Don Bass 23 WR 16 13 219 6-2 Houston 3/11/1956 1 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1978
34 Louis Breeden 26 LCB 10 10 185 5-11 North Carolina Central 10/26/1953 1 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 187th pick / 1977
82 Billy Brooks 26 wr 4 4 204 6-3 Oklahoma 7/22/1953 3 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 11th pick / 1976
21 Jim Browner 24 16 6 209 6-1 Notre Dame 12/4/1955 Rook 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 12th / 304th pick / 1979
79 Ross Browner 25 RDE 16 16 262 6-3 Notre Dame 3/22/1954 1 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 8th pick / 1978
74 Glenn Bujnoch 26 LG 15 15 260 6-5 Texas A&M 12/20/1953 3 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 38th pick / 1976
28 Scott Burk 23 16 0 193 6-2 Oklahoma St. 8/2/1956 Rook 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 9th / 223rd pick / 1979
67 Gary Burley 27 LDE 16 16 272 6-3 Pittsburgh 12/8/1952 3 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 55th pick / 1975
58 Blair Bush 23 C 12 12 268 6-3 Washington 11/25/1956 1 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 16th pick / 1978
50 Glenn Cameron 26 15 4 225 6-2 Florida 2/21/1953 4 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 14th pick / 1975
24 Marvin Cobb 26 SS 14 13 189 6-0 USC 8/6/1953 4 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 11th / 276th pick / 1975
81 Jim Corbett 24 10 1 218 6-4 Pittsburgh 2/22/1955 2 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 194th pick / 1977
70 Barney Cotton 23 13 0 264 6-5 Nebraska 9/30/1956 Rook 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 59th pick / 1979
85 Isaac Curtis 29 WR 16 14 192 6-1 California,San Diego St. 10/20/1950 6 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 15th pick / 1973
52 Tom Dinkel 23 16 3 240 6-3 Kansas 7/25/1956 1 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 126th pick / 1978
66 Mark Donahue 23 16 5 256 6-3 Michigan 1/29/1956 1 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 11th / 294th pick / 1978
73 Eddie Edwards 25 LDT 14 14 256 6-5 Miami (FL) 4/25/1954 2 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1977
45 Archie Griffin 25 RB 16 15 189 5-9 Ohio St. 8/21/1954 3 10 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 24th pick / 1976
44 Ray Griffin 23 12 5 186 5-10 Ohio St. 6/29/1956 1 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 35th pick / 1978
53 Bo Harris 26 LLB 15 14 225 6-3 LSU 1/16/1953 4 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 77th pick / 1975
76 Vern Holland 31 RT 16 16 268 6-5 Tennessee St. 6/27/1948 8 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 15th pick / 1971
30 Dick Jauron 29 FS 16 13 190 6-0 Yale 10/7/1950 6 5 Detroit Lions / 4th / 91st pick / 1973
54 Bob Johnson 33 5 0 262 6-5 Tennessee 8/19/1946 11 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1968
46 Pete Johnson 25 FB 16 13 252 6-0 Ohio St. 3/2/1954 2 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 49th pick / 1977
86 Steve Kreider 21 15 0 192 6-3 Lehigh 5/12/1958 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 139th pick / 1979
59 Howard Kurnick 22 15 0 219 6-2 Cincinnati 5/13/1957 Rook 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 194th pick / 1979
62 Dave Lapham 27 16 15 259 6-4 Syracuse 6/24/1952 5 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 61st pick / 1974
55 Jim LeClair 29 MLB 16 15 234 6-3 North Dakota 10/30/1950 7 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 54th pick / 1972
88 Mike Levenseller 23 12 0 180 6-1 Washington St. 2/21/1956 1 0 Oakland Raiders / 6th / 164th pick / 1978
29 Vaughn Lusby 23 PR 16 0 178 5-10 Arkansas 8/23/1956 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 91st pick / 1979
87 Pat McInally 26 P 16 0 210 6-6 Harvard 5/7/1953 3 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 120th pick / 1975
72 Mack Mitchell 27 de 13 1 246 6-8 Houston 8/16/1952 4 1 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 5th pick / 1975
65 Max Montoya 23 RG 11 1 282 6-5 UCLA 5/12/1956 Rook 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 168th pick / 1979
32 Scott Perry 25 14 4 180 6-0 Williams 3/11/1954 3 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 147th pick / 1976
35 Nathan Poole 23 16 0 210 5-9 Louisville 12/17/1956 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 10th / 250th pick / 1979
13 Ken Riley 32 RCB 13 13 181 5-11 Florida A&M 8/6/1947 10 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 135th pick / 1969
89 Dan Ross 22 TE 16 16 238 6-4 Northeastern 2/9/1957 Rook 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 30th pick / 1979
51 Tom Ruud 26 16 1 223 6-3 Nebraska 7/26/1953 4 3 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 19th pick / 1975
12 Jack Thompson 23 qb 9 1 217 6-3 Washington St. 5/19/1956 Rook 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1979
22 Deacon Turner 24 KR 16 1 212 5-11 San Diego St. 1/2/1955 1 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 45th pick / 1978
83 Rick Walker 24 10 0 235 6-4 UCLA 5/28/1955 2 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 85th pick / 1977
63 Mike White 22 16 4 266 6-5 Albany State (GA) 8/11/1957 Rook 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 84th pick / 1979
75 Wilson Whitley 24 RDT 14 13 265 6-3 Houston 4/28/1955 2 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 8th pick / 1977
57 Reggie Williams 25 RLB 12 11 228 6-1 Dartmouth 9/19/1954 3 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1976
77 Mike Wilson 24 LT 16 16 275 6-5 Georgia 5/28/1955 1 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 103rd pick / 1977
Team Total 25.1 16 225.4 6-2.2 2.6