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1978 Kansas City Chiefs

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4-12-0, Finished 5th in AFC West Division  · 1978 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.4, Offense: -3.0, Defense: -1.4, SoS: 0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 243 points (15.2/g), 24th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 327 points (20.4/g), 22nd.
 Differential of -84 points (-5.2/g), 26th.  Expected W-L: 5.3-10.7.

Coach: Marv Levy (4-12-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Rod Rust

Stadium: Arrowhead Stadium
 Training Camp: William Jewell College (Liberty, Missouri)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Mike Livingston 33 10 14 159 for 290, 1,573 yards, 5 td, 13 int, & 23 rushes for 49 yards and 1 td Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 48th pick / 1968
FB Arnold Morgado 26 1 9 160 rushes for 593 yards, 7 td, & 7 catches for 47 yards and 0 td
LH Tony Reed 23 1 16 206 rushes for 1,053 yards, 5 td, & 48 catches for 483 yards and 1 td Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 37th pick / 1977
RH Ted McKnight 24 1 14 104 rushes for 627 yards, 6 td, & 14 catches for 83 yards and 1 td Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 57th pick / 1977
WR Henry Marshall 24 2 16 26 catches for 433 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for -5 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 79th pick / 1976
TE Walter White 27 3 16 42 catches for 340 yards, 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 78th pick / 1975
LT Matt Herkenhoff 27 2 16 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 94th pick / 1974
LG Bob Simmons 24 1 15 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 77th pick / 1976
C Jack Rudnay 31 8 16 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 101st pick / 1969
RG Tom Condon 26 4 16 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 250th pick / 1974
RT Charlie Getty 26 4 10 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 41st pick / 1974
 Defensive Starters
LDE Art Still 23 Rook 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1978
NT Don Parrish 23 Rook 12 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 12th / 314th pick / 1977
RDE Sylvester Hicks 23 Rook 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 29th pick / 1978
LOLB Whitney Paul 25 2 16 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 277th pick / 1976
LILB Dave Rozumek 24 2 16 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 15th / 415th pick / 1976
RILB Gary Spani 22 Rook 13 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 58th pick / 1978
ROLB Tom Howard 24 1 16 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 67th pick / 1977
LCB Gary Green 23 1 16 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 10th pick / 1977
RCB Emmitt Thomas 35 12 10 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
SS Tim Gray 26 3 14 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 21st pick / 1975
FS Gary Barbaro 24 2 16 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 74th pick / 1976
 Special Teams Starters
K Jan Stenerud 36 11 0 20 of 30 field goals & 25 of 26 extra points
P Zenon Andrusyshyn 30 Rook 0 79 punts for a 41.1 average, 1 blocked Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 231st pick / 1970
PR Eddie Payton 27 1 0 32 punt returns for a 11.4 average and 0 td
KR Eddie Payton 27 1 0 30 kick returns for a 25.8 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
11 Tony Adams 28 qb 16 2 198 6-0 Texas,Utah St. 3/19/1950 3 2 San Diego Chargers / 14th / 343rd pick / 1973
7 Zenon Andrusyshyn 30 P 16 0 210 6-2 UCLA 2/25/1948 Rook 3 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 231st pick / 1970
56 Charlie Ane 26 16 0 233 6-1 Michigan St. 8/12/1952 3 4
39 Mark Bailey 24 fb 13 5 237 6-3 California,Long Beach St. 12/13/1954 1 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 92nd pick / 1977
26 Gary Barbaro 24 FS 16 16 203 6-4 Nicholls St. 2/11/1954 2 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 74th pick / 1976
85 Ed Beckman 23 16 0 229 6-4 Florida St. 1/2/1955 1 0
35 Horace Belton 23 16 1 200 5-8 SE Louisiana 7/16/1955 Rook 2
79 Larry Brown 23 1 0 260 6-5 Miami (FL) 6/4/1955 Rook 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 9th / 224th pick / 1978
48 Ted Burgmeier 23 db 8 2 185 5-10 Notre Dame 11/8/1955 Rook 1 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 111th pick / 1978
44 Tim Collier 24 rcb 15 6 172 6-0 Texas A&M-Commerce 5/31/1954 2 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 9th / 249th pick / 1976
65 Tom Condon 26 RG 16 16 255 6-3 Boston Col. 10/26/1952 4 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 250th pick / 1974
80 Larry Dorsey 25 16 0 195 6-1 Tennessee St. 8/15/1953 2 2 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 64th pick / 1976
54 Jimbo Elrod 24 16 2 220 6-0 Oklahoma 5/25/1954 2 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 144th pick / 1976
77 Charlie Getty 26 RT 16 10 265 6-4 Penn St. 7/24/1952 4 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 41st pick / 1974
46 Tim Gray 26 SS 14 14 200 6-1 Texas A&M 11/11/1952 3 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 21st pick / 1975
24 Gary Green 23 LCB 16 16 187 5-11 Baylor 10/2/1955 1 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 10th pick / 1977
60 Matt Herkenhoff 27 LT 16 16 267 6-4 Minnesota 4/2/1951 2 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 94th pick / 1974
75 Sylvester Hicks 23 RDE 16 16 251 6-4 Tennessee St. 4/2/1955 Rook 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 29th pick / 1978
52 Tom Howard 24 ROLB 16 16 213 6-2 Texas Tech 8/18/1954 1 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 67th pick / 1977
51 Charles Jackson 23 16 0 225 6-2 Washington 3/22/1955 Rook 3 Denver Broncos / 9th / 241st pick / 1977
72 Stan Johnson 23 10 0 275 6-4 Tennessee St. 6/18/1955 Rook 2 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 46th pick / 1978
82 Bill Kellar 22 5 0 187 5-11 Stanford 2/8/1956 Rook 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 184th pick / 1978
42 MacArthur Lane 36 16 3 220 6-1 Utah St. 3/16/1942 10 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 13th pick / 1968
71 Dave Lindstrom 24 16 0 255 6-6 Boston Univ. 11/16/1954 Rook 3 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 146th pick / 1977
10 Mike Livingston 33 QB 14 14 212 6-4 SMU 11/14/1945 10 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 48th pick / 1968
74 Jeff Lloyd 24 de 16 4 255 6-6 West Texas A&M 3/14/1954 2 2 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1976
89 Henry Marshall 24 WR 16 16 214 6-2 Missouri 8/9/1954 2 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 79th pick / 1976
22 Larry Marshall 28 2 0 195 5-10 Maryland 3/2/1950 6 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 15th / 387th pick / 1972
22 Ted McKnight 24 RH 16 14 209 6-1 Minnesota-Duluth 2/26/1954 1 5 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 57th pick / 1977
83 Jerrold McRae 23 4 0 194 6-1 Tennessee St. 4/9/1955 Rook 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 112th pick / 1978
27 Ray Milo 24 1 0 178 5-11 New Mexico St. 2/19/1954 Rook 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 280th pick / 1978
21 Arnold Morgado 26 FB 16 9 210 6-0 Michigan St.,Hawaii 3/27/1952 1 5
70 Jim Nicholson 29 6 6 269 6-6 Michigan St. 2/28/1949 4 3 Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 219th pick / 1973
38 Ricky Odom 22 8 0 183 6-0 USC 9/16/1956 Rook 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 168th pick / 1978
61 Don Parrish 23 NT 15 12 255 6-2 Pittsburgh 4/6/1955 Rook 4 Atlanta Falcons / 12th / 314th pick / 1977
64 Whitney Paul 25 LOLB 16 16 220 6-3 Colorado 10/8/1953 2 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 277th pick / 1976
34 Eddie Payton 27 KR 14 0 175 5-8 Jackson St. 8/3/1951 1 0
29 Clyde Powers 27 1 0 195 6-1 Oklahoma 8/19/1951 4 2 New York Giants / 5th / 119th pick / 1974
32 Tony Reed 23 LH 16 16 197 5-11 Colorado 3/30/1955 1 14 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 37th pick / 1977
55 Dave Rozumek 24 LILB 16 16 215 6-1 New Hampshire 4/25/1954 2 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 15th / 415th pick / 1976
58 Jack Rudnay 31 C 16 16 240 6-3 Northwestern 11/20/1947 8 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 101st pick / 1969
81 Tony Samuels 24 16 0 229 6-4 Florida A&M,Bethune-Cookman 12/30/1954 1 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 94th pick / 1977
50 Clarence Sanders 26 16 1 228 6-4 Cincinnati 12/28/1952 Rook 3 San Diego Chargers / 17th / 463rd pick / 1976
73 Bob Simmons 24 LG 16 15 260 6-4 Texas 7/7/1954 1 6 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 77th pick / 1976
86 J.T. Smith 23 6 0 185 6-2 North Texas 10/29/1955 Rook 0
59 Gary Spani 22 RILB 14 13 229 6-2 Kansas St. 1/9/1956 Rook 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 58th pick / 1978
3 Jan Stenerud 36 K 16 0 187 6-2 Montana St. 11/26/1942 11 4
67 Art Still 23 LDE 16 16 253 6-7 Kentucky 12/5/1955 Rook 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1978
18 Emmitt Thomas 35 RCB 16 10 192 6-2 Bishop 6/3/1943 12 4
76 Rod Walters 24 g 16 1 258 6-3 Iowa 2/27/1954 2 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 14th pick / 1976
88 Walter White 27 TE 16 16 216 6-3 Maryland 7/19/1951 3 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 78th pick / 1975
Team Total 25.5 16 219.5 6-1.9 2.3