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1978 Green Bay Packers

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8-7-1, Finished 2nd in NFC Central Division  · 1978 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.6, Offense: -2.2, Defense: 1.6, SoS: 0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 249 points (15.6/g), 22nd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 269 points (16.8/g), 8th.
 Differential of -20 points (-1.2/g), 18th.  Expected W-L: 7.3-8.7.

Coach: Bart Starr (8-7-1)
 Defensive Coordinator: Dave Hanner
 Other Notable Asst.: Dick LeBeau (Defensive Backs)

Stadium: Lambeau Field
 Training Camp: St. Norbert College (De Pere, Wisconsin)

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 David Whitehurst 23 1 16 168 for 328, 2,093 yards, 10 td, 17 int, & 28 rushes for 67 yards and 1 td Green Bay Packers / 8th / 206th pick / 1977
RB Terdell Middleton* 23 1 16 284 rushes for 1,116 yards, 11 td, & 34 catches for 332 yards and 1 td St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 80th pick / 1977
FB Barty Smith 26 4 16 154 rushes for 567 yards, 4 td, & 37 catches for 256 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 12th pick / 1974
WR James Lofton* 22 Rook 16 46 catches for 818 yards, 6 td, & 3 rushes for 13 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 6th pick / 1978
WR Aundra Thompson 25 1 16 26 catches for 527 yards, 2 td, & 4 rushes for 25 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 5th / 132nd pick / 1976
TE Rich McGeorge 30 8 16 23 catches for 247 yards, 1 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 16th pick / 1970
LT Tim Stokes 28 4 16 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 60th pick / 1973
LG Derrel Gofourth 23 1 16 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 172nd pick / 1977
C Larry McCarren 27 5 16 Green Bay Packers / 12th / 308th pick / 1973
RG Melvin Jackson 24 2 16 Green Bay Packers / 12th / 328th pick / 1976
RT Greg Koch 23 1 16 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 39th pick / 1977
 Defensive Starters
LDE Mike Butler 24 1 16 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 9th pick / 1977
LDT Dave Roller 29 7 16 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 13th / 330th pick / 1971
RDT Carl Barzilauskas 27 4 16 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 1st / 6th pick / 1974
RDE Ezra Johnson* 23 1 16 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 28th pick / 1977
LLB Gary Weaver 29 5 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 7th / 179th pick / 1973
MLB Mike Hunt 22 Rook 15 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1978
RLB John Anderson 22 Rook 12 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 26th pick / 1978
LCB Willie Buchanon*+ 28 6 16 9 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1972
RCB Mike McCoy 25 2 16 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1976
SS Steve Luke 25 3 16 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 4th / 88th pick / 1975
FS Johnnie Gray 25 3 16 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Chester Marcol 29 6 0 11 of 19 field goals & 30 of 30 extra points Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1972
P David Beverly 28 4 0 106 punts for a 35.5 average, 0 blocked
PR Steve Odom 26 4 0 33 punt returns for a 9.0 average and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 5th / 116th pick / 1974
KR Steve Odom 26 4 0 25 kick returns for a 27.1 average and 1 td Green Bay Packers / 5th / 116th pick / 1974

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
60 John Anderson 22 RLB 13 12 226 6-3 Michigan 2/14/1956 Rook 6 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 26th pick / 1978
70 Bob Barber 27 16 0 240 6-3 Grambling St. 12/26/1951 2 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 51st pick / 1975
75 Carl Barzilauskas 27 RDT 16 16 271 6-6 Indiana 3/19/1951 4 7 New York Jets / 1st / 6th pick / 1974
11 David Beverly 28 P 16 0 180 6-2 Auburn 8/19/1950 4 1
85 Elmo Boyd 24 2 0 188 6-0 East. Kentucky 6/15/1954 Rook 0 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 65th pick / 1977
28 Willie Buchanon*+ 28 LCB 16 16 190 6-0 San Diego St. 11/4/1950 6 14 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1972
77 Mike Butler 24 LDE 16 16 265 6-5 Kansas 4/4/1954 1 6 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 9th pick / 1977
50 Jim Carter 30 14 1 235 6-3 Minnesota 10/18/1948 8 2 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 68th pick / 1970
53 Frank Chesley 23 1 0 219 6-3 Wyoming 7/14/1955 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 157th pick / 1978
82 Paul Coffman 22 16 0 222 6-3 Kansas St. 3/29/1956 Rook 0
31 Jim Culbreath 26 12 0 209 6-0 Oklahoma 10/21/1952 1 1 Green Bay Packers / 10th / 260th pick / 1977
19 Bobby Douglass 31 12 0 225 6-4 Kansas 6/22/1947 9 0 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 41st pick / 1969
65 Mike Douglass 23 lb 16 3 220 6-0 Arizona St.,San Diego St. 3/15/1955 Rook 3 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 116th pick / 1978
57 Derrel Gofourth 23 LG 16 16 260 6-3 Oklahoma St. 3/20/1955 1 5 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 172nd pick / 1977
24 Johnnie Gray 25 FS 16 16 185 5-11 Cal State-Fullerton 12/18/1953 3 6
51 Jim Gueno 24 lb 15 1 220 6-2 Tulane 1/15/1954 2 1 Green Bay Packers / 9th / 245th pick / 1976
69 Leotis Harris 23 13 0 267 6-1 Arkansas 6/28/1955 Rook 2 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 144th pick / 1978
38 Estus Hood 23 16 0 183 5-11 Illinois St. 11/14/1955 Rook 3 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1978
55 Mike Hunt 22 MLB 16 15 240 6-2 Minnesota 10/6/1956 Rook 7 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1978
71 Melvin Jackson 24 RG 16 16 267 6-1 USC 5/5/1954 2 5 Green Bay Packers / 12th / 328th pick / 1976
58 Danny Johnson 23 3 0 215 6-1 Tennessee St. 5/7/1955 Rook 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 85th pick / 1978
78 Ezra Johnson* 23 RDE 16 16 250 6-4 Morris Brown 10/2/1955 1 9 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 28th pick / 1977
63 Terry Jones 22 16 0 259 6-2 Alabama 11/8/1956 Rook 3 Green Bay Packers / 11th / 284th pick / 1978
68 Greg Koch 23 RT 16 16 270 6-4 Arkansas 6/14/1955 1 5 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 39th pick / 1977
42 Walter Landers 25 4 0 214 6-0 Clark (GA) 7/4/1953 Rook 0
80 James Lofton* 22 WR 16 16 192 6-3 Stanford 7/5/1956 Rook 8 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 6th pick / 1978
46 Steve Luke 25 SS 16 16 205 6-2 Ohio St. 9/4/1953 3 6 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 88th pick / 1975
13 Chester Marcol 29 K 16 0 190 6-0 Hillsdale 10/24/1949 6 3 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1972
54 Larry McCarren 27 C 16 16 246 6-3 Illinois 11/9/1951 5 5 Green Bay Packers / 12th / 308th pick / 1973
29 Mike McCoy 25 RCB 16 16 183 5-11 Colorado 8/16/1953 2 6 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1976
81 Rich McGeorge 30 TE 16 16 235 6-4 Elon 9/14/1948 8 2 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 16th pick / 1970
34 Terdell Middleton* 23 RB 16 16 198 6-0 Memphis 4/8/1955 1 11 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 80th pick / 1977
56 Rick Nuzum 26 16 0 238 6-4 Kentucky 6/30/1952 1 3 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 126th pick / 1975
84 Steve Odom 26 KR 12 0 173 5-8 Utah 9/5/1952 4 2 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 116th pick / 1974
74 Dave Roller 29 LDT 16 16 270 6-2 Kentucky 10/28/1949 7 7 New York Giants / 13th / 330th pick / 1971
66 Paul Rudzinski 22 16 0 220 6-1 Michigan St. 7/28/1956 Rook 3
36 Howard Sampson 22 15 0 185 5-10 Arkansas 7/7/1956 Rook 3
48 Nate Simpson 24 16 0 189 5-11 Tennessee St. 11/30/1954 1 0 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 122nd pick / 1977
73 Gerald Skinner 24 15 0 260 6-4 Arkansas 9/12/1954 Rook 2 New England Patriots / 4th / 109th pick / 1977
33 Barty Smith 26 FB 16 16 240 6-3 Richmond 4/23/1952 4 6 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 12th pick / 1974
16 Dennis Sproul 22 6 0 210 6-2 Arizona St. 7/17/1956 Rook 0 Green Bay Packers / 8th / 200th pick / 1978
76 Tim Stokes 28 LT 16 16 252 6-5 Oregon 3/16/1950 4 5 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 60th pick / 1973
89 Willie Taylor 23 1 0 179 6-1 Pittsburgh 12/9/1955 Rook 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 223rd pick / 1978
43 Aundra Thompson 25 WR 16 16 186 6-1 Texas A&M-Commerce 1/2/1953 1 5 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 132nd pick / 1976
26 Eric Torkelson 26 14 0 194 6-2 Connecticut 3/3/1952 4 0 Green Bay Packers / 11th / 272nd pick / 1974
20 Walter Tullis 25 16 0 170 6-0 Delaware St. 4/12/1953 Rook 0 Washington Redskins / 12th / 342nd pick / 1976
21 Steve Wagner 24 16 0 208 6-2 Wisconsin 4/18/1954 2 3 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 133rd pick / 1976
52 Gary Weaver 29 LLB 16 16 224 6-1 Fresno St. 3/13/1949 5 7 Oakland Raiders / 7th / 179th pick / 1973
17 David Whitehurst 23 QB 16 16 204 6-2 Furman 4/27/1955 1 8 Green Bay Packers / 8th / 206th pick / 1977
Team Total 24.9 16 219.8 6-1.7 2.1