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1979 Green Bay Packers

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5-11-0, Finished 4th in NFC Central Division  · 1979 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -6.8, Offense: -5.3, Defense: -1.5, SoS: -2.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 246 points (15.4/g), 25th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 316 points (19.8/g), 13th.
 Differential of -70 points (-4.4/g), 21st.  Expected W-L: 5.7-10.3.

Coach: Bart Starr (5-11-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Dave Hanner
 Other Notable Asst.: Dick LeBeau (Defensive Backs)

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB David Whitehurst 24 2 13 179 for 322, 2,247 yards, 10 td, 18 int, & 18 rushes for 73 yards and 4 td Green Bay Packers / 8th / 206th pick / 1977
RB Terdell Middleton 24 2 12 131 rushes for 495 yards, 2 td, & 18 catches for 155 yards and 1 td St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 80th pick / 1977
FB Eric Torkelson 27 5 8 98 rushes for 401 yards, 3 td, & 19 catches for 139 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 11th / 272nd pick / 1974
WR James Lofton 23 1 16 54 catches for 968 yards, 4 td, & 1 rush for -1 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 6th pick / 1978
WR Aundra Thompson 26 2 15 25 catches for 395 yards, 3 td, & 2 rushes for -18 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 5th / 132nd pick / 1976
TE Paul Coffman 23 1 16 56 catches for 711 yards, 4 td
LT Mark Koncar 26 3 12 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 23rd pick / 1976
LG Derrel Gofourth 24 2 16 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 172nd pick / 1977
C Larry McCarren 28 6 16 Green Bay Packers / 12th / 308th pick / 1973
RG Leotis Harris 24 1 11 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 6th / 144th pick / 1978
RT Greg Koch 24 2 16 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 39th pick / 1977
 Defensive Starters
LDE Mike Butler 25 2 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 9th pick / 1977
LDT Earl Edwards 33 10 9 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 120th pick / 1969
RDT Charles Johnson 22 Rook 12 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 71st pick / 1979
RDE Ezra Johnson 24 2 11 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 28th pick / 1977
LLB Gary Weaver 30 6 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 7th / 179th pick / 1973
MLB Rich Wingo 23 Rook 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 7th / 184th pick / 1979
RLB Mike Douglass 24 1 16 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 5th / 116th pick / 1978
LCB Estus Hood 24 1 16 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1978
RCB Mike McCoy 26 3 16 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1976
SS Steve Luke 26 4 16 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 4th / 88th pick / 1975
FS Johnnie Gray 26 4 16 5 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Chester Marcol 30 7 0 4 of 10 field goals & 16 of 18 extra points Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1972
P David Beverly 29 5 0 69 punts for a 40.4 average, 0 blocked
PR Steve Odom 27 5 0 15 punt returns for a 5.3 average and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 5th / 116th pick / 1974
KR Steve Odom 27 5 0 29 kick returns for a 21.4 average and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 5th / 116th pick / 1974

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
59 John Anderson 23 lb 7 2 226 6-3 Michigan 2/14/1956 1 1 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 26th pick / 1978
32 Steve Atkins 23 rb 7 1 216 6-0 Maryland 6/22/1956 Rook 2 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 44th pick / 1979
70 Bob Barber 28 16 8 240 6-3 Grambling St. 12/26/1951 3 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 51st pick / 1975
75 Carl Barzilauskas 28 5 5 271 6-6 Indiana 3/19/1951 5 2 New York Jets / 1st / 6th pick / 1974
11 David Beverly 29 P 16 0 180 6-2 Auburn 8/19/1950 5 3
19 Tom Birney 23 6 0 220 6-4 Michigan St. 8/11/1956 Rook 2
77 Mike Butler 25 LDE 14 14 265 6-5 Kansas 4/4/1954 2 5 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 9th pick / 1977
88 Ron Cassidy 22 8 0 184 6-0 Utah St. 7/23/1957 Rook 1 Green Bay Packers / 8th / 193rd pick / 1979
82 Paul Coffman 23 TE 16 16 222 6-3 Kansas St. 3/29/1956 1 6
31 Jim Culbreath 27 4 0 209 6-0 Oklahoma 10/21/1952 2 0 Green Bay Packers / 10th / 260th pick / 1977
10 Lynn Dickey 30 qb 5 3 214 6-3 Kansas St. 10/19/1949 8 2 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 56th pick / 1971
53 Mike Douglass 24 RLB 16 16 220 6-0 Arizona St.,San Diego St. 3/15/1955 1 5 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 116th pick / 1978
73 Earl Edwards 33 LDT 9 9 260 6-7 Wichita St. 3/17/1946 10 4 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 120th pick / 1969
57 Derrel Gofourth 24 LG 16 16 260 6-3 Oklahoma St. 3/20/1955 2 7 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 172nd pick / 1977
24 Johnnie Gray 26 FS 16 16 185 5-11 Cal State-Fullerton 12/18/1953 4 7
51 Jim Gueno 25 16 0 220 6-2 Tulane 1/15/1954 3 3 Green Bay Packers / 9th / 245th pick / 1976
69 Leotis Harris 24 RG 15 11 267 6-1 Arkansas 6/28/1955 1 5 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 144th pick / 1978
38 Estus Hood 24 LCB 16 16 183 5-11 Illinois St. 11/14/1955 1 5 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1978
55 Mike Hunt 23 3 2 240 6-2 Minnesota 10/6/1956 1 2 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1978
40 Eddie Lee Ivery 22 1 0 210 6-0 Georgia Tech 7/30/1957 Rook 0 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 15th pick / 1979
71 Melvin Jackson 25 16 5 267 6-1 USC 5/5/1954 3 3 Green Bay Packers / 12th / 328th pick / 1976
99 Charles Johnson 22 RDT 16 12 262 6-1 Maryland 6/29/1957 Rook 4 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 71st pick / 1979
90 Ezra Johnson 24 RDE 11 11 250 6-4 Morris Brown 10/2/1955 2 3 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 28th pick / 1977
39 Sammy Johnson 27 3 0 223 6-0 North Carolina 9/22/1952 5 0 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 90th pick / 1974
63 Terry Jones 23 ldt 12 5 259 6-2 Alabama 11/8/1956 1 2 Green Bay Packers / 11th / 284th pick / 1978
85 Bobby Kimball 22 7 0 190 6-1 Oklahoma 3/12/1957 Rook 0
63 Greg Koch 24 RT 16 16 270 6-4 Arkansas 6/14/1955 2 7 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 39th pick / 1977
79 Mark Koncar 26 LT 12 12 271 6-5 Colorado 5/5/1953 3 5 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 23rd pick / 1976
42 Walter Landers 26 9 1 214 6-0 Clark (GA) 7/4/1953 1 1
72 Kit Lathrop 23 2 0 255 6-5 Arizona St. 8/10/1956 Rook 2
80 James Lofton 23 WR 16 16 192 6-3 Stanford 7/5/1956 1 9 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 6th pick / 1978
46 Steve Luke 26 SS 16 16 205 6-2 Ohio St. 9/4/1953 4 5 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 88th pick / 1975
13 Chester Marcol 30 K 10 0 190 6-0 Hillsdale 10/24/1949 7 0 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1972
54 Larry McCarren 28 C 16 16 246 6-3 Illinois 11/9/1951 6 7 Green Bay Packers / 12th / 308th pick / 1973
29 Mike McCoy 26 RCB 16 16 183 5-11 Colorado 8/16/1953 3 6 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1976
62 Joe McLaughlin 22 3 0 235 6-1 Massachusetts 7/1/1957 Rook 2
78 Casey Merrill 22 13 0 254 6-4 California-Davis 7/16/1957 Rook 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 113th pick / 1979
34 Terdell Middleton 24 RB 14 12 198 6-0 Memphis 4/8/1955 2 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 80th pick / 1977
43 Henry Monroe 23 3 0 180 5-11 Mississippi St. 12/30/1956 Rook 2 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 180th pick / 1979
84 Steve Odom 27 KR 9 0 173 5-8 Utah 9/5/1952 5 0 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 116th pick / 1974
30 Ricky Patton 25 rb 6 1 190 5-11 Ferris St.,Michigan,Jackson St. 4/6/1954 1 1 Atlanta Falcons / 10th / 257th pick / 1978
58 Paul Rudzinski 23 11 0 220 6-1 Michigan St. 7/28/1956 1 2
36 Howard Sampson 23 16 0 185 5-10 Arkansas 7/7/1956 1 3
61 Dave Simmons 22 16 0 221 6-4 North Carolina 1/19/1957 Rook 3 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 153rd pick / 1979
48 Nate Simpson 25 15 3 189 5-11 Tennessee St. 11/30/1954 2 2 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 122nd pick / 1977
33 Barty Smith 27 6 6 240 6-3 Richmond 4/23/1952 5 3 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 12th pick / 1974
58 Steve Stewart 23 3 0 217 6-2 Minnesota 5/1/1956 1 2 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1978
76 Tim Stokes 29 t 16 4 252 6-5 Oregon 3/16/1950 5 3 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 60th pick / 1973
89 Aundra Thompson 26 WR 15 15 186 6-1 Texas A&M-Commerce 1/2/1953 2 4 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 132nd pick / 1976
83 John Thompson 22 16 0 228 6-3 Weber St.,Utah St. 1/18/1957 Rook 0 Green Bay Packers / 9th / 235th pick / 1979
26 Eric Torkelson 27 FB 14 8 194 6-2 Connecticut 3/3/1952 5 4 Green Bay Packers / 11th / 272nd pick / 1974
87 Walter Tullis 26 16 1 170 6-0 Delaware St. 4/12/1953 1 2 Washington Redskins / 12th / 342nd pick / 1976
20 Wylie Turner 22 12 0 182 5-10 Angelo State (TX) 4/19/1957 Rook 2
21 Steve Wagner 25 16 0 208 6-2 Wisconsin 4/18/1954 3 3 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 133rd pick / 1976
52 Gary Weaver 30 LLB 14 14 224 6-1 Fresno St. 3/13/1949 6 5 Oakland Raiders / 7th / 179th pick / 1973
65 Mike Wellman 23 16 0 253 6-3 Kansas 7/15/1956 Rook 3 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 81st pick / 1979
17 David Whitehurst 24 QB 13 13 204 6-2 Furman 4/27/1955 2 7 Green Bay Packers / 8th / 206th pick / 1977
50 Rich Wingo 23 MLB 16 14 230 6-1 Alabama 7/16/1956 Rook 5 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 184th pick / 1979
Team Total 24.9 16 220.7 6-1.7 2.2