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1980 New England Patriots

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10-6-0, Finished 2nd in AFC East Division  · 1980 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.5, Offense: 6.8, Defense: -0.3, SoS: -0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 441 points (27.6/g), 2nd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 325 points (20.3/g), 17th.
 Differential of 116 points (7.2/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 10.8-5.2.

Coach: Ron Erhardt (10-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jim Ringo
 Defensive Coordinator: Fritz Shurmur
 Other Notable Asst.: Bill Parcells (Linebackers)

Stadium: Schaefer Stadium
 Training Camp: Bryant College (Smithfield, Rhode Island)

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 Grogan 27 5 12 175 for 306, 2,475 yards, 18 td, 22 int, & 30 rushes for 112 yards and 1 td New England Patriots / 5th / 116th pick / 1975
RB Vagas Ferguson 23 Rook 16 211 rushes for 818 yards, 2 td, & 22 catches for 173 yards and 0 td New England Patriots / 1st / 25th pick / 1980
FB Don Calhoun 28 6 16 200 rushes for 787 yards, 9 td, & 27 catches for 129 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 10th / 249th pick / 1974
WR Harold Jackson 34 12 15 35 catches for 737 yards, 5 td, & 5 rushes for 37 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 323rd pick / 1968
WR Stanley Morgan* 25 3 16 45 catches for 991 yards, 6 td, & 4 rushes for 36 yards and 0 td New England Patriots / 1st / 25th pick / 1977
TE Russ Francis 27 5 15 41 catches for 664 yards, 8 td New England Patriots / 1st / 16th pick / 1975
LT Dwight Wheeler 25 2 16 New England Patriots / 4th / 102nd pick / 1978
LG John Hannah*+ 29 7 16 New England Patriots / 1st / 4th pick / 1973
C Bill Lenkaitis 34 12 16 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1968
RG Sam Adams 32 8 14 1 fumble recovered
RT Shelby Jordan 28 5 16 Houston Oilers / 7th / 157th pick / 1973
 Defensive Starters
LDE Mel Lunsford 30 7 12 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1972
NT Ray Hamilton 29 7 15 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 14th / 342nd pick / 1973
RDE Julius Adams* 32 9 16 New England Patriots / 2nd / 27th pick / 1971
LOLB Mike Hawkins 25 2 16 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 7th / 188th pick / 1978
LILB Steve Nelson* 29 6 16 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 34th pick / 1974
RILB John Zamberlin 24 1 13 New England Patriots / 5th / 135th pick / 1979
ROLB Rod Shoate 27 5 16 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 41st pick / 1975
LCB Raymond Clayborn 25 3 16 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 16th pick / 1977
RCB Mike Haynes* 27 4 12 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 5th pick / 1976
SS Roland James 22 Rook 10 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 14th pick / 1980
FS Tim Fox* 27 4 16 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 21st pick / 1976
 Special Teams Starters
K John Smith* 31 6 0 26 of 34 field goals & 51 of 51 extra points
P Mike Hubach 22 Rook 0 63 punts for a 38.0 average, 0 blocked New England Patriots / 11th / 293rd pick / 1980
PR Roland James 22 Rook 10 33 punt returns for a 10.0 average and 1 td New England Patriots / 1st / 14th pick / 1980
KR Horace Ivory 26 3 0 36 kick returns for a 27.6 average and 1 td New England Patriots / 2nd / 44th pick / 1977

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
85 Julius Adams* 32 RDE 16 16 270 6-3 Texas Southern 4/26/1948 9 9 New England Patriots / 2nd / 27th pick / 1971
61 Sam Adams 32 RG 15 14 256 6-3 Prairie View 9/20/1948 8 8
64 Richard Bishop 30 lde 13 5 275 6-1 Louisville 3/23/1950 4 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 127th pick / 1974
58 Pete Brock 26 16 0 267 6-5 Colorado 7/14/1954 4 1 New England Patriots / 1st / 12th pick / 1976
87 Preston Brown 22 5 0 184 5-10 Vanderbilt 3/2/1958 Rook 0 New England Patriots / 6th / 160th pick / 1980
44 Don Calhoun 28 FB 16 16 206 6-0 Kansas St. 4/29/1952 6 8 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 249th pick / 1974
12 Matt Cavanaugh 24 qb 16 4 212 6-2 Pittsburgh 10/27/1956 1 4 New England Patriots / 2nd / 50th pick / 1978
35 Allan Clark 23 11 0 186 5-10 Northern Arizona 6/8/1957 1 0 New England Patriots / 10th / 271st pick / 1979
26 Raymond Clayborn 25 LCB 16 16 186 6-0 Texas 1/2/1955 3 7 New England Patriots / 1st / 16th pick / 1977
75 Bob Cryder 24 t 16 2 275 6-4 Alabama 9/7/1956 2 3 New England Patriots / 1st / 18th pick / 1978
28 Bill Currier 25 16 0 196 6-0 South Carolina 1/5/1955 3 1 Houston Oilers / 9th / 232nd pick / 1977
43 Vagas Ferguson 23 RB 16 16 204 6-1 Notre Dame 3/6/1957 Rook 8 New England Patriots / 1st / 25th pick / 1980
22 Chuck Foreman 30 16 0 210 6-2 Miami (FL) 10/26/1950 7 2 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 12th pick / 1973
48 Tim Fox* 27 FS 16 16 186 5-11 Ohio St. 11/1/1953 4 8 New England Patriots / 1st / 21st pick / 1976
81 Russ Francis 27 TE 15 15 240 6-6 Oregon 4/3/1953 5 8 New England Patriots / 1st / 16th pick / 1975
51 Bob Golic 23 nt 16 3 264 6-2 Notre Dame 10/26/1957 1 2 New England Patriots / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1979
14 Steve Grogan 27 QB 12 12 210 6-4 Kansas St. 7/24/1953 5 11 New England Patriots / 5th / 116th pick / 1975
71 Ray Hamilton 29 NT 15 15 244 6-1 Oklahoma 1/20/1951 7 7 New England Patriots / 14th / 342nd pick / 1973
73 John Hannah*+ 29 LG 16 16 265 6-2 Alabama 4/4/1951 7 17 New England Patriots / 1st / 4th pick / 1973
80 Don Hasselbeck 25 te 16 2 245 6-7 Colorado 4/1/1955 3 2 New England Patriots / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1977
59 Mike Hawkins 25 LOLB 16 16 235 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 11/29/1955 2 8 New England Patriots / 7th / 188th pick / 1978
40 Mike Haynes* 27 RCB 13 12 192 6-2 Arizona St. 7/1/1953 4 10 New England Patriots / 1st / 5th pick / 1976
6 Mike Hubach 22 P 16 0 185 5-10 Kansas 1/26/1958 Rook 2 New England Patriots / 11th / 293rd pick / 1980
23 Horace Ivory 26 KR 14 0 197 6-0 Oklahoma 8/8/1954 3 3 New England Patriots / 2nd / 44th pick / 1977
29 Harold Jackson 34 WR 16 15 175 5-10 Jackson St. 1/6/1946 12 9 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 323rd pick / 1968
38 Roland James 22 PR 16 10 191 6-2 Tennessee 2/18/1958 Rook 6 New England Patriots / 1st / 14th pick / 1980
32 Andy Johnson 28 16 0 204 6-0 Georgia 10/18/1952 6 3 New England Patriots / 5th / 112th pick / 1974
74 Shelby Jordan 28 RT 16 16 260 6-7 Washington (MO) 1/23/1952 5 9 Houston Oilers / 7th / 157th pick / 1973
52 Steve King 29 16 0 232 6-4 Tulsa 6/10/1951 7 1
67 Bill Lenkaitis 34 C 16 16 255 6-4 Penn St. 6/30/1946 12 9 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1968
72 Mel Lunsford 30 LDE 12 12 256 6-3 Central State (OH) 6/13/1950 7 5 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1972
53 Bill Matthews 24 16 0 235 6-2 South Dakota St. 3/12/1956 1 1 New England Patriots / 5th / 129th pick / 1978
34 Prentice McCray 29 3 0 188 6-1 Arizona St. 3/1/1951 6 0 Detroit Lions / 8th / 200th pick / 1973
70 Doug McDougald 23 8 0 271 6-5 Virginia Tech 2/6/1957 Rook 1 New England Patriots / 5th / 124th pick / 1980
78 Tony McGee 31 16 0 250 6-4 Wyoming,Bishop 1/18/1949 9 1 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 64th pick / 1971
50 Larry McGrew 23 11 0 233 6-5 USC 7/23/1957 Rook 1 New England Patriots / 2nd / 45th pick / 1980
66 Steve McMichael 23 6 0 270 6-2 Texas 10/17/1957 Rook 0 New England Patriots / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1980
86 Stanley Morgan* 25 WR 16 16 181 5-11 Tennessee 2/17/1955 3 12 New England Patriots / 1st / 25th pick / 1977
57 Steve Nelson* 29 LILB 16 16 230 6-2 Augsburg,North Dakota St. 4/26/1951 6 10 New England Patriots / 2nd / 34th pick / 1974
88 Carlos Pennywell 24 11 0 180 6-2 Grambling St. 3/18/1956 2 0 New England Patriots / 3rd / 77th pick / 1978
77 Garry Puetz 28 16 0 263 6-3 Valparaiso 3/14/1952 7 1 New York Jets / 12th / 300th pick / 1973
25 Rick Sanford 23 SS 16 10 192 6-1 South Carolina 1/9/1957 1 5 New England Patriots / 1st / 25th pick / 1979
56 Rod Shoate 27 ROLB 16 16 214 6-1 Oklahoma 4/26/1953 5 9 New England Patriots / 2nd / 41st pick / 1975
1 John Smith* 31 K 16 0 186 6-0 King Alfred's (England),South (England) 12/30/1949 6 5
30 Mosi Tatupu 25 16 0 227 6-0 USC 4/26/1955 2 1 New England Patriots / 8th / 215th pick / 1978
83 Don Westbrook 27 14 0 185 5-10 Nebraska 11/1/1953 3 1 Baltimore Colts / 6th / 131st pick / 1975
62 Dwight Wheeler 25 LT 16 16 269 6-3 Tennessee St. 1/13/1955 2 9 New England Patriots / 4th / 102nd pick / 1978
54 John Zamberlin 24 RILB 16 13 230 6-2 Pacific Lutheran 2/13/1956 1 6 New England Patriots / 5th / 135th pick / 1979
Team Total 26.6 16 224.3 6-1.8 4.0