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1978 Baltimore Colts

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5-11-0, Finished 5th in AFC East Division  · 1978 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.8, Offense: -2.8, Defense: -6.0, SoS: 2.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 239 points (14.9/g), 27th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 421 points (26.3/g), 28th.
 Differential of -182 points (-11.4/g), 28th.  Expected W-L: 3.3-12.7.

Coach: Ted Marchibroda (5-11-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Maxie Baughan

Stadium: Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)
 Training Camp: Goucher College (Towson, Maryland)

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 Bill Troup 27 4 11 154 for 296, 1,882 yards, 10 td, 21 int, & 18 rushes for 25 yards and 1 td
RB Joe Washington 25 1 12 240 rushes for 956 yards, 0 td, & 45 catches for 377 yards and 1 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 4th pick / 1976
FB Roosevelt Leaks 25 3 12 83 rushes for 266 yards, 2 td, & 9 catches for 111 yards and 2 td Baltimore Colts / 5th / 105th pick / 1975
WR Roger Carr 26 4 16 30 catches for 629 yards, 6 td Baltimore Colts / 1st / 24th pick / 1974
WR Glenn Doughty 31 6 15 25 catches for 390 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for -1 yards and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 47th pick / 1972
TE Mack Alston 31 8 13 18 catches for 210 yards, 2 td Washington Redskins / 11th / 277th pick / 1970
LT Wade Griffin 24 1 16 3 fumbles recovered
LG Robert Pratt 27 4 15 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 67th pick / 1974
C Ken Mendenhall 30 7 16 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 116th pick / 1970
RG Ken Huff 25 3 16 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 3rd pick / 1975
RT Bob Van Duyne 26 4 12 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 10th / 240th pick / 1974
 Defensive Starters
LDE Fred Cook 26 4 16 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1974
LDT Mike Barnes 28 5 10 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 35th pick / 1973
RDT Joe Ehrmann 29 5 10 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 10th pick / 1973
RDE John Dutton 27 4 14 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1974
LLB Tom MacLeod 27 5 9 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 74th pick / 1973
MLB Ed Simonini 24 2 16 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 81st pick / 1976
RLB Stan White 29 6 12 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 17th / 438th pick / 1972
LCB Norm Thompson 33 7 9 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 17th pick / 1971
RCB Doug Nettles 27 4 14 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 5th / 129th pick / 1974
SS Bruce Laird 28 6 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 6th / 152nd pick / 1972
FS Lyle Blackwood 27 5 16 4 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 9th / 217th pick / 1973
 Special Teams Starters
K Toni Linhart 36 6 0 8 of 17 field goals & 27 of 31 extra points
P David Lee 35 12 0 92 punts for a 38.2 average, 2 blocked
PR Marshall Johnson 26 3 1 25 punt returns for a 5.7 average and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 4th / 80th pick / 1975
KR Marshall Johnson 26 3 1 41 kick returns for a 22.6 average and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 4th / 80th pick / 1975

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
83 Mack Alston 31 TE 16 13 230 6-2 Md-Eastern Shore 4/27/1947 8 2 Washington Redskins / 11th / 277th pick / 1970
60 Ron Baker 24 16 1 260 6-4 Oklahoma St. 11/19/1954 Rook 1 Baltimore Colts / 10th / 277th pick / 1977
63 Mike Barnes 28 LDT 10 10 255 6-6 Miami (FL) 12/24/1950 5 3 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 35th pick / 1973
47 Tim Baylor 24 16 0 195 6-6 Morgan St. 5/23/1954 2 2 Baltimore Colts / 10th / 283rd pick / 1976
44 Lyle Blackwood 27 FS 16 16 190 6-1 TCU 5/24/1951 5 6 Denver Broncos / 9th / 217th pick / 1973
50 Forrest Blue 33 13 0 261 6-6 Auburn 9/7/1945 10 3 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 15th pick / 1968
84 Randy Burke 23 15 0 190 6-2 Kentucky 5/26/1955 Rook 0 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 26th pick / 1977
81 Roger Carr 26 WR 16 16 200 6-3 Louisiana Tech 7/1/1952 4 5 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 24th pick / 1974
72 Fred Cook 26 LDE 16 16 244 6-4 Southern Miss 4/15/1952 4 5 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1974
35 Glenn Doughty 31 WR 15 15 204 6-2 Michigan 1/30/1947 6 3 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 47th pick / 1972
78 John Dutton 27 RDE 14 14 266 6-6 Nebraska 2/6/1951 4 4 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1974
76 Joe Ehrmann 29 RDT 14 10 260 6-5 Syracuse 3/29/1949 5 3 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 10th pick / 1973
69 Wade Griffin 24 LT 16 16 260 6-5 Mississippi 8/7/1954 1 6
36 Don Hardeman 25 13 3 235 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 8/13/1953 3 2 Houston Oilers / 1st / 15th pick / 1975
28 Dwight Harrison 30 ss 15 6 187 6-1 Texas A&M-Kingsville 10/12/1948 7 2 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 35th pick / 1971
62 Ken Huff 25 RG 16 16 260 6-4 North Carolina 2/21/1953 3 6 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 3rd pick / 1975
80 Marshall Johnson 26 KR 15 1 191 6-1 Houston 11/1/1952 3 0 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 80th pick / 1975
7 Bert Jones 27 qb 3 3 210 6-3 LSU 9/7/1951 5 1 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 2nd pick / 1973
15 Mike Kirkland 24 qb 16 2 195 6-1 Arkansas 6/29/1954 Rook 1 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 143rd pick / 1976
75 George Kunz 31 t 1 1 257 6-5 Notre Dame 7/5/1947 9 0 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 2nd pick / 1969
40 Bruce Laird 28 SS 14 14 193 6-0 American Int. 5/23/1950 6 4 Baltimore Colts / 6th / 152nd pick / 1972
48 Roosevelt Leaks 25 FB 12 12 225 5-10 Texas 1/31/1953 3 3 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 105th pick / 1975
49 David Lee 35 P 16 0 230 6-4 Louisiana Tech 11/8/1943 12 2
34 Ron Lee 25 rb 15 4 226 6-4 West Virginia 9/17/1953 2 3 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 90th pick / 1976
2 Toni Linhart 36 K 16 0 178 6-0 Austria Technical 7/24/1942 6 1
58 Derrel Luce 26 llb 16 7 226 6-3 Baylor 9/29/1952 3 3 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 168th pick / 1975
52 Tom MacLeod 27 LLB 12 9 225 6-3 Minnesota 1/10/1951 5 3 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 74th pick / 1973
66 Greg Marshall 22 2 0 255 6-3 Oregon St. 9/9/1956 Rook 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 186th pick / 1978
86 Reese McCall 22 te 16 3 239 6-6 Auburn 6/16/1956 Rook 1 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 25th pick / 1978
23 Don McCauley 29 rb 15 1 211 6-1 North Carolina 5/12/1949 7 3 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 22nd pick / 1971
57 Ken Mendenhall 30 C 16 16 242 6-3 Oklahoma 8/11/1948 7 6 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 116th pick / 1970
79 Don Morrison 29 14 3 255 6-5 Texas-Arlington 12/16/1949 7 2 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 98th pick / 1971
42 Lloyd Mumphord 32 lcb 16 5 176 5-10 Texas Southern 12/20/1946 9 2 Miami Dolphins / 16th / 401st pick / 1969
30 Doug Nettles 27 RCB 16 14 179 6-0 Vanderbilt 8/13/1951 4 4 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 129th pick / 1974
55 Stu O'Dell 27 14 0 220 6-1 Indiana 11/27/1951 4 3 Washington Redskins / 13th / 332nd pick / 1974
51 Calvin O'Neal 24 15 1 235 6-1 Michigan 10/6/1954 Rook 1 Baltimore Colts / 6th / 163rd pick / 1977
25 Ray Oldham 27 2 0 200 6-0 Middle Tenn. St. 2/23/1951 5 2 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 189th pick / 1973
88 Herb Orvis 32 dt 2 0 248 6-5 Colorado 10/17/1946 6 2 Detroit Lions / 1st / 16th pick / 1972
71 Mike Ozdowski 23 de 16 3 243 6-5 Virginia 9/24/1955 Rook 1 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1977
61 Robert Pratt 27 LG 16 15 255 6-3 North Carolina 5/25/1951 4 5 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 67th pick / 1974
74 Dave Rowe 33 LDT 13 10 280 6-7 Penn St. 6/20/1945 11 3 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1967
54 Sanders Shiver 24 lb 16 4 227 6-2 Carson-Newman 2/14/1954 2 2 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 134th pick / 1976
45 Mike Siani 28 7 0 195 6-2 Villanova 5/27/1950 6 1 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 21st pick / 1972
56 Ed Simonini 24 MLB 16 16 210 6-0 Texas A&M 2/2/1954 2 5 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 81st pick / 1976
43 Norm Thompson 33 LCB 13 9 180 6-1 Utah 3/5/1945 7 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 17th pick / 1971
12 Bill Troup 27 QB 12 11 220 6-5 Virginia,South Carolina 4/2/1951 4 5
67 Bob Van Duyne 26 RT 14 12 243 6-5 Idaho 5/15/1952 4 4 Baltimore Colts / 10th / 240th pick / 1974
20 Joe Washington 25 RB 16 12 179 5-10 Oklahoma 9/24/1953 1 10 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 4th pick / 1976
53 Stan White 29 RLB 12 12 225 6-1 Ohio St. 10/24/1949 6 4 Baltimore Colts / 17th / 438th pick / 1972
Team Total 27.4 16 223.9 6-2.7 4.4