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1979 Kansas City Chiefs

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7-9-0, Finished 5th in AFC West Division  · 1979 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.4, Offense: -4.0, Defense: 5.4, SoS: 2.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 238 points (14.9/g), 26th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 262 points (16.4/g), 5th.
 Differential of -24 points (-1.5/g), 18th.  Expected W-L: 7.1-8.9.

Coach: Marv Levy (7-9-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Rod Rust

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

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 Steve Fuller 22 Rook 12 146 for 270, 1,484 yards, 6 td, 14 int, & 50 rushes for 264 yards and 1 td Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 23rd pick / 1979
RB Tony Reed 24 2 11 113 rushes for 446 yards, 1 td, & 34 catches for 352 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 37th pick / 1977
FB Ted McKnight 25 2 14 153 rushes for 755 yards, 8 td, & 38 catches for 226 yards and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 57th pick / 1977
WR Henry Marshall 25 3 12 21 catches for 332 yards, 1 td, & 2 rushes for 34 yards and 1 td Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 79th pick / 1976
WR J.T. Smith 24 1 13 33 catches for 444 yards, 3 td
TE Tony Samuels 25 2 13 14 catches for 147 yards, 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 94th pick / 1977
LT Charlie Getty 27 5 16 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 41st pick / 1974
LG Bob Simmons 25 2 15 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 77th pick / 1976
C Jack Rudnay 32 9 16 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 101st pick / 1969
RG Tom Condon 27 5 16 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 250th pick / 1974
RT Jim Nicholson 30 5 10 Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 219th pick / 1973
 Defensive Starters
LDE Art Still 24 1 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1978
NT Don Parrish 24 1 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 12th / 314th pick / 1977
RDE Sylvester Hicks 24 1 13 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 29th pick / 1978
LOLB Whitney Paul 26 3 15 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 277th pick / 1976
LILB Frank Manumaleuga 23 Rook 12 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 85th pick / 1979
RILB Gary Spani 23 1 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 58th pick / 1978
ROLB Tom Howard 25 2 16 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 67th pick / 1977
LCB Gary Green 24 2 16 5 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 10th pick / 1977
RCB Tim Collier 25 3 9 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 9th / 249th pick / 1976
SS Jerry Reese 24 Rook 7
FS Gary Barbaro 25 3 16 7 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 74th pick / 1976
 Special Teams Starters
K Jan Stenerud 37 12 0 12 of 23 field goals & 28 of 29 extra points
P Bob Grupp* 24 Rook 0 89 punts for a 43.6 average, 1 blocked New York Jets / 7th / 171st pick / 1977
PR J.T. Smith 24 1 13 58 punt returns for a 10.6 average and 2 td
KR Horace Belton 24 1 1 22 kick returns for a 21.0 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
90 Curtis Anderson 22 6 0 250 6-6 Central State (OH) 5/16/1957 Rook 3 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 128th pick / 1979
56 Charlie Ane 27 16 0 233 6-1 Michigan St. 8/12/1952 4 3
26 Gary Barbaro 25 FS 16 16 203 6-4 Nicholls St. 2/11/1954 3 10 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 74th pick / 1976
85 Ed Beckman 24 te 9 2 229 6-4 Florida St. 1/2/1955 2 0
99 Mike Bell 22 de 11 3 255 6-4 Colorado St. 8/30/1957 Rook 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1979
35 Horace Belton 24 KR 16 1 200 5-8 SE Louisiana 7/16/1955 1 1
57 Jerry Blanton 23 16 0 231 6-1 Kentucky 12/20/1956 Rook 4 Buffalo Bills / 11th / 282nd pick / 1978
79 Larry Brown 24 4 0 260 6-5 Miami (FL) 6/4/1955 1 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 9th / 224th pick / 1978
42 M.L. Carter 24 16 7 173 5-9 Cal State-Fullerton,San Jose St. 12/9/1955 Rook 4
41 Herb Christopher 25 ss 9 6 195 5-10 Morris Brown 4/7/1954 Rook 3
44 Tim Collier 25 RCB 15 9 172 6-0 Texas A&M-Commerce 5/31/1954 3 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 9th / 249th pick / 1976
65 Tom Condon 27 RG 16 16 255 6-3 Boston Col. 10/26/1952 5 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 250th pick / 1974
80 Johnnie Dirden 27 4 0 188 6-0 Sam Houston St. 3/14/1952 1 0 Houston Oilers / 10th / 1st pick / 1978 Supp
84 Al Dixon 25 te 3 1 230 6-5 Iowa St. 4/5/1954 2 0 New York Giants / 7th / 178th pick / 1977
4 Steve Fuller 22 QB 16 12 198 6-4 Clemson 1/5/1957 Rook 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 23rd pick / 1979
23 Earl Gant 22 16 3 207 6-0 Missouri 7/6/1957 Rook 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 112th pick / 1979
83 Steve Gaunty 22 9 0 175 5-10 Northern Colorado 5/3/1957 Rook 1
77 Charlie Getty 27 LT 16 16 265 6-4 Penn St. 7/24/1952 5 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 41st pick / 1974
24 Gary Green 24 LCB 16 16 187 5-11 Baylor 10/2/1955 2 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 10th pick / 1977
1 Bob Grupp* 24 P 16 0 193 5-11 Duke 5/8/1955 Rook 4 New York Jets / 7th / 171st pick / 1977
34 Wilbert Haslip 23 5 0 212 5-11 Hawaii 12/8/1956 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 210th pick / 1979
60 Matt Herkenhoff 28 5 5 267 6-4 Minnesota 4/2/1951 3 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 94th pick / 1974
75 Sylvester Hicks 24 RDE 16 13 251 6-4 Tennessee St. 4/2/1955 1 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 29th pick / 1978
52 Tom Howard 25 ROLB 16 16 213 6-2 Texas Tech 8/18/1954 2 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 67th pick / 1977
51 Charles Jackson 24 lb 12 4 225 6-2 Washington 3/22/1955 1 3 Denver Broncos / 9th / 241st pick / 1977
49 Gerald Jackson 23 16 3 195 6-1 Mississippi St. 3/5/1956 Rook 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 260th pick / 1979
91 Ken Kremer 22 16 0 250 6-4 Ball St. 7/16/1957 Rook 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 167th pick / 1979
71 Dave Lindstrom 25 13 0 255 6-6 Boston Univ. 11/16/1954 1 3 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 146th pick / 1977
10 Mike Livingston 34 qb 5 4 212 6-4 SMU 11/14/1945 11 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 48th pick / 1968
54 Frank Manumaleuga 23 LILB 15 12 245 6-2 UCLA,San Jose St. 5/9/1956 Rook 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 85th pick / 1979
89 Henry Marshall 25 WR 16 12 214 6-2 Missouri 8/9/1954 3 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 79th pick / 1976
22 Ted McKnight 25 FB 15 14 209 6-1 Minnesota-Duluth 2/26/1954 2 7 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 57th pick / 1977
21 Arnold Morgado 27 11 4 210 6-0 Michigan St.,Hawaii 3/27/1952 2 2
70 Jim Nicholson 30 RT 15 10 269 6-6 Michigan St. 2/28/1949 5 5 Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 219th pick / 1973
61 Don Parrish 24 NT 16 16 255 6-2 Pittsburgh 4/6/1955 1 7 Atlanta Falcons / 12th / 314th pick / 1977
53 Whitney Paul 26 LOLB 15 15 220 6-3 Colorado 10/8/1953 3 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 277th pick / 1976
20 Horace Perkins 25 16 0 180 5-11 Colorado 3/15/1954 Rook 3 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 207th pick / 1977
50 Cal Peterson 27 16 1 220 6-3 UCLA 10/6/1952 5 4 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1974
32 Tony Reed 24 RB 11 11 197 5-11 Colorado 3/30/1955 2 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 37th pick / 1977
31 Jerry Reese 24 SS 7 7 192 6-3 Oklahoma 1/7/1955 Rook 6
87 Stan Rome 23 9 0 212 6-5 Clemson 6/4/1956 Rook 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 277th pick / 1979
55 Dave Rozumek 25 7 0 215 6-1 New Hampshire 4/25/1954 3 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 15th / 415th pick / 1976
58 Jack Rudnay 32 C 16 16 240 6-3 Northwestern 11/20/1947 9 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 101st pick / 1969
81 Tony Samuels 25 TE 16 13 229 6-4 Florida A&M,Bethune-Cookman 12/30/1954 2 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 94th pick / 1977
73 Bob Simmons 25 LG 16 15 260 6-4 Texas 7/7/1954 2 5 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 77th pick / 1976
86 J.T. Smith 24 PR 16 13 185 6-2 North Texas 10/29/1955 1 6
59 Gary Spani 23 RILB 16 16 229 6-2 Kansas St. 1/9/1956 1 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 58th pick / 1978
3 Jan Stenerud 37 K 16 0 187 6-2 Montana St. 11/26/1942 12 2
67 Art Still 24 LDE 16 16 253 6-7 Kentucky 12/5/1955 1 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1978
76 Rod Walters 25 g 16 2 258 6-3 Iowa 2/27/1954 3 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 14th pick / 1976
88 Walter White 28 te 6 3 216 6-3 Maryland 7/19/1951 4 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 78th pick / 1975
40 Mike Williams 22 14 3 222 6-3 New Mexico 10/14/1957 Rook 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 195th pick / 1979
Team Total 25.1 16 221.1 6-2.2 2.1