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1979 Baltimore Colts

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5-11-0, Finished 5th in AFC East Division  · 1979 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.5, Offense: -2.0, Defense: -1.5, SoS: 1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 271 points (16.9/g), 22nd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 351 points (21.9/g), 19th.
 Differential of -80 points (-5.0/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 5.6-10.4.

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

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

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Greg Landry 33 11 12 270 for 457, 2,932 yards, 15 td, 15 int, & 31 rushes for 115 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 11th pick / 1968
RB Joe Washington* 26 2 15 242 rushes for 884 yards, 4 td, & 82 catches for 750 yards and 3 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 4th pick / 1976
FB Don Hardeman 26 4 11 109 rushes for 292 yards, 3 td, & 25 catches for 115 yards and 1 td Houston Oilers / 1st / 15th pick / 1975
WR Roger Carr 27 5 9 27 catches for 400 yards, 1 td Baltimore Colts / 1st / 24th pick / 1974
WR Glenn Doughty 32 7 15 35 catches for 510 yards, 2 td Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 47th pick / 1972
TE Reese McCall 23 1 12 37 catches for 536 yards, 4 td Baltimore Colts / 1st / 25th pick / 1978
LT Wade Griffin 25 2 16 1 fumble recovered
LG Robert Pratt 28 5 15 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 67th pick / 1974
C Ken Mendenhall 31 8 16 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 116th pick / 1970
RG Ken Huff 26 4 14 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 3rd pick / 1975
RT Jeff Hart 26 4 14 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 71st pick / 1975
 Defensive Starters
LDE Fred Cook 27 5 16 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1974
LDT Mike Barnes 29 6 14 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 35th pick / 1973
RDT Herb Orvis 33 7 13 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 16th pick / 1972
RDE Ron Fernandes 28 3 7 Miami Dolphins / 10th / 260th pick / 1973
LLB Sanders Shiver 25 3 16 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 5th / 134th pick / 1976
MLB Ed Simonini 25 3 10 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 81st pick / 1976
RLB Stan White 30 7 16 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 17th / 438th pick / 1972
LCB Doug Nettles 28 5 13 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 5th / 129th pick / 1974
RCB Larry Braziel 25 Rook 9 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 5th / 115th pick / 1979
SS Bruce Laird 29 7 15 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 6th / 152nd pick / 1972
FS Lyle Blackwood 28 6 12 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 9th / 217th pick / 1973
 Special Teams Starters
K Steve Mike-Mayer 32 4 0 11 of 20 field goals & 28 of 29 extra points San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1975
P Bucky Dilts 26 2 0 99 punts for a 36.9 average, 2 blocked
PR Nesby Glasgow 22 Rook 4 44 punt returns for a 8.0 average and 1 td Baltimore Colts / 8th / 207th pick / 1979
KR Nesby Glasgow 22 Rook 4 50 kick returns for a 22.5 average and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 8th / 207th pick / 1979

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
83 Mack Alston 32 te 14 4 230 6-2 Md-Eastern Shore 4/27/1947 9 1 Washington Redskins / 11th / 277th pick / 1970
60 Ron Baker 25 g 16 3 260 6-4 Oklahoma St. 11/19/1954 1 2 Baltimore Colts / 10th / 277th pick / 1977
63 Mike Barnes 29 LDT 14 14 255 6-6 Miami (FL) 12/24/1950 6 6 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 35th pick / 1973
44 Lyle Blackwood 28 FS 16 12 190 6-1 TCU 5/24/1951 6 7 Denver Broncos / 9th / 217th pick / 1973
47 Larry Braziel 25 RCB 16 9 188 6-0 USC 9/25/1954 Rook 6 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 115th pick / 1979
84 Randy Burke 24 wr 16 2 190 6-2 Kentucky 5/26/1955 1 1 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 26th pick / 1977
81 Roger Carr 27 WR 9 9 200 6-3 Louisiana Tech 7/1/1952 5 3 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 24th pick / 1974
72 Fred Cook 27 LDE 16 16 244 6-4 Southern Miss 4/15/1952 5 8 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1974
87 Brian DeRoo 23 wr 16 1 193 6-3 Redlands 4/25/1956 Rook 1 New York Giants / 5th / 137th pick / 1978
10 Bucky Dilts 26 P 16 0 185 5-9 Georgia 12/6/1953 2 0
35 Glenn Doughty 32 WR 15 15 204 6-2 Michigan 1/30/1947 7 4 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 47th pick / 1972
76 Joe Ehrmann 30 dt 15 4 260 6-5 Syracuse 3/29/1949 6 2 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 10th pick / 1973
73 Ron Fernandes 28 RDE 13 7 251 6-4 East. Michigan 9/11/1951 3 4 Miami Dolphins / 10th / 260th pick / 1973
79 Greg Fields 24 de 16 4 260 6-7 Grambling St. 1/23/1955 Rook 3
29 Ben Garry 23 11 0 215 6-0 Southern Miss 2/11/1956 Rook 0 Baltimore Colts / 6th / 161st pick / 1978
25 Nesby Glasgow 22 KR 16 4 185 5-10 Washington 4/15/1957 Rook 1 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 207th pick / 1979
12 Jerry Golsteyn 25 1 0 207 6-4 Northern Illinois 8/6/1954 2 0 New York Giants / 12th / 333rd pick / 1976
69 Wade Griffin 25 LT 16 16 260 6-5 Mississippi 8/7/1954 2 5
52 Lee Gross 26 16 0 237 6-3 Auburn 7/29/1953 4 3 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1975
36 Don Hardeman 26 FB 13 11 235 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 8/13/1953 4 2 Houston Oilers / 1st / 15th pick / 1975
28 Dwight Harrison 31 7 6 187 6-1 Texas A&M-Kingsville 10/12/1948 8 4 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 35th pick / 1971
68 Jeff Hart 26 RT 16 14 266 6-5 Oregon St. 9/10/1953 4 4 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 71st pick / 1975
62 Ken Huff 26 RG 14 14 260 6-4 North Carolina 2/21/1953 4 4 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 3rd pick / 1975
7 Bert Jones 28 qb 4 4 210 6-3 LSU 9/7/1951 6 2 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 2nd pick / 1973
90 Jim Krahl 24 1 0 252 6-5 Texas Tech 11/19/1955 1 3 New York Giants / 5th / 132nd pick / 1978
55 Barry Krauss 22 mlb 15 6 245 6-3 Alabama 3/17/1957 Rook 4 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 6th pick / 1979
40 Bruce Laird 29 SS 15 15 193 6-0 American Int. 5/23/1950 7 8 Baltimore Colts / 6th / 152nd pick / 1972
11 Greg Landry 33 QB 16 12 210 6-4 Massachusetts 12/18/1946 11 8 Detroit Lions / 1st / 11th pick / 1968
48 Roosevelt Leaks 26 fb 7 5 225 5-10 Texas 1/31/1953 4 2 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 105th pick / 1975
2 Toni Linhart 37 3 0 178 6-0 Austria Technical 7/24/1942 7 -1
86 Reese McCall 23 TE 14 12 239 6-6 Auburn 6/16/1956 1 4 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 25th pick / 1978
23 Don McCauley 30 rb 15 1 211 6-1 North Carolina 5/12/1949 8 5 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 22nd pick / 1971
57 Ken Mendenhall 31 C 16 16 242 6-3 Oklahoma 8/11/1948 8 5 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 116th pick / 1970
5 Steve Mike-Mayer 32 K 13 0 180 6-0 Maryland 9/8/1947 4 1 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1975
30 Doug Nettles 28 LCB 15 13 179 6-0 Vanderbilt 8/13/1951 5 6 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 129th pick / 1974
88 Herb Orvis 33 RDT 16 13 248 6-5 Colorado 10/17/1946 7 6 Detroit Lions / 1st / 16th pick / 1972
51 Mike Ozdowski 24 de 11 5 243 6-5 Virginia 9/24/1955 1 2 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1977
37 Reggie Pinkney 24 db 16 1 190 5-11 East Carolina 5/27/1955 2 2 Detroit Lions / 6th / 166th pick / 1977
61 Robert Pratt 28 LG 16 15 255 6-3 North Carolina 5/25/1951 5 5 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 67th pick / 1974
54 Sanders Shiver 25 LLB 16 16 227 6-2 Carson-Newman 2/14/1954 3 8 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 134th pick / 1976
45 Mike Siani 29 wr 10 5 195 6-2 Villanova 5/27/1950 7 2 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 21st pick / 1972
56 Ed Simonini 25 MLB 13 10 210 6-0 Texas A&M 2/2/1954 3 4 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 81st pick / 1976
64 Dave Taylor 30 3 2 260 6-4 Catawba 10/17/1949 6 2 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 114th pick / 1973
43 Norm Thompson 34 12 4 180 6-1 Utah 3/5/1945 8 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 17th pick / 1971
67 Bob Van Duyne 27 16 0 243 6-5 Idaho 5/15/1952 5 3 Baltimore Colts / 10th / 240th pick / 1974
20 Joe Washington* 26 RB 15 15 179 5-10 Oklahoma 9/24/1953 2 10 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 4th pick / 1976
53 Stan White 30 RLB 16 16 225 6-1 Ohio St. 10/24/1949 7 7 Baltimore Colts / 17th / 438th pick / 1972
59 Mike Woods 25 16 0 233 6-2 Tampa,Cincinnati 11/1/1954 Rook 4 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1978
58 Steve Zabel 31 15 0 235 6-4 Oklahoma 3/20/1948 9 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 6th pick / 1970
Team Total 27.4 16 221.4 6-2.4 4.2