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1968 Houston Oilers

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7-7-0, Finished 2nd in AFL East Division  · 1968 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.1, Offense: -1.0, Defense: 4.1, SoS: -0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 303 points (21.6/g), 5th of 10 in the AFL. Allowed 248 points (17.7/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 55 points (3.9/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 8.6-5.4.

Coach: Wally Lemm (7-7-0)

Stadium: Houston Astrodome
 Training Camp: Schreiner Institute (Kerrville, Texas)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Pete Beathard 26 4 7 105 for 223, 1,559 yards, 7 td, 16 int, & 18 rushes for 79 yards and 2 td Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1964
Detroit Lions / 1st / 5th pick / 1964
HB Sid Blanks 28 4 0 63 rushes for 169 yards, 0 td, & 13 catches for 184 yards and 0 td Houston Oilers / 5th / 38th pick / 1964
Chicago Bears / 3rd / 42nd pick / 1964
FB Hoyle Granger* 24 2 0 202 rushes for 848 yards, 7 td, & 26 catches for 361 yards and 0 td Houston Oilers / 5th / 37th pick / 1966
Baltimore Colts / 4th / 63rd pick / 1966
WR Jim Beirne 22 Rook 0 31 catches for 474 yards, 4 td, & 1 rush for 3 yards and 0 td Houston Oilers / 4th / 105th pick / 1968
WR Mac Haik 22 Rook 0 32 catches for 584 yards, 8 td, & 2 rushes for 7 yards and 0 td Houston Oilers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1968
TE Alvin Reed* 24 1 0 46 catches for 747 yards, 5 td
LT Walt Suggs* 29 6 0 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1961
LG Tom Regner 24 1 0 Houston Oilers / 1st / 23rd pick / 1967
C Bobby Maples* 26 3 0 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 4th / 26th pick / 1965
Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 41st pick / 1965
RG Sonny Bishop* 29 6 0 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 88th pick / 1962
Cleveland Browns / 18th / 249th pick / 1962
RT Glen Ray Hines* 25 2 0 2 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 82nd pick / 1965
 Defensive Starters
LDE Pat Holmes* 28 2 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 40th pick / 1962
LDT Willie Parker 23 1 0 Houston Oilers / 5th / 118th pick / 1967
RDT George Rice 24 2 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 12th pick / 1966
Houston Oilers / 3rd / 21st pick / 1966
RDE Elvin Bethea 22 Rook 14 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 77th pick / 1968
LLB George Webster*+ 23 1 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 1st / 5th pick / 1967
MLB Garland Boyette* 28 6 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
RLB Olen Underwood 26 3 0 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 14th / 183rd pick / 1965
LCB Miller Farr*+ 25 3 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Larry Carwell 24 1 0 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 3rd / 56th pick / 1967
LS Ken Houston* 24 1 9 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 9th / 214th pick / 1967
RS W.K. Hicks 26 4 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Wayne Walker 24 1 0 8 of 16 field goals & 26 of 26 extra points Kansas City Chiefs / 13th / 115th pick / 1966
P Jim Norton 30 8 0 73 punts for a 41.2 average, 2 blocked Detroit Lions / 7th / 75th pick / 1960
PR Larry Carwell 24 1 0 27 punt returns for a 8.4 average and 0 td Houston Oilers / 3rd / 56th pick / 1967
KR Zeke Moore 25 1 0 32 kick returns for a 24.6 average and 0 td Houston Oilers / 5th / 127th pick / 1967

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
58 Pete Barnes 23 13 0 239 6-1 Southern 8/31/1945 1 3 Houston Oilers / 6th / 136th pick / 1967
27 Glenn Bass 29 3 0 202 6-2 East Carolina 4/12/1939 7 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 64th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 23rd / 183rd pick / 1961
11 Pete Beathard 26 QB 9 7 200 6-1 USC 3/7/1942 4 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1964
Detroit Lions / 1st / 5th pick / 1964
81 Jim Beirne 22 WR 14 0 206 6-2 Purdue 10/15/1946 Rook 5 Houston Oilers / 4th / 105th pick / 1968
65 Elvin Bethea 22 RDE 14 14 260 6-2 North Carolina A&T 3/1/1946 Rook 2 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 77th pick / 1968
66 Sonny Bishop* 29 RG 14 0 245 6-2 Fresno St. 10/1/1939 6 7 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 88th pick / 1962
Cleveland Browns / 18th / 249th pick / 1962
42 Sid Blanks 28 HB 14 0 200 6-1 Texas A&M-Kingsville 4/29/1940 4 3 Houston Oilers / 5th / 38th pick / 1964
Chicago Bears / 3rd / 42nd pick / 1964
52 Garland Boyette* 28 MLB 14 0 238 6-1 Grambling St. 3/22/1940 6 9
25 Ode Burrell 29 1 0 190 6-0 Mississippi St. 9/15/1939 4 0 Houston Oilers / 4th / 30th pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 36th pick / 1964
35 Woody Campbell 24 14 0 204 5-10 Northwestern 9/26/1944 1 5 Houston Oilers / 10th / 242nd pick / 1967
88 Ed Carrington 24 1 0 225 6-4 Virginia 9/1/1944 Rook 0 Houston Oilers / 7th / 164th pick / 1967
41 Larry Carwell 24 PR 14 0 188 6-1 Iowa St. 8/5/1944 1 8 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 56th pick / 1967
51 Ronnie Caveness 25 11 0 225 6-1 Arkansas 3/6/1943 3 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 16th pick / 1965
Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 121st pick / 1965
80 Gary Cutsinger 28 14 0 245 6-5 Oklahoma St. 2/4/1940 6 4 Houston Oilers / 4th / 30th pick / 1962
Green Bay Packers / 7th / 98th pick / 1962
12 Bob Davis 23 qb 6 3 205 6-2 Virginia 9/15/1945 1 2 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1967
59 Tom Domres 22 14 0 260 6-3 Wisconsin 10/19/1946 Rook 4 Houston Oilers / 10th / 268th pick / 1968
20 Miller Farr*+ 25 LCB 14 0 190 6-1 Wichita St. 4/8/1943 3 16
28 Charley Frazier 29 13 0 190 6-0 Texas Southern 8/12/1939 6 1
32 Hoyle Granger* 24 FB 13 0 225 6-1 Mississippi St. 3/7/1944 2 10 Houston Oilers / 5th / 37th pick / 1966
Baltimore Colts / 4th / 63rd pick / 1966
86 Mac Haik 22 WR 14 0 195 6-1 Mississippi 1/19/1946 Rook 6 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1968
33 W.K. Hicks 26 RS 14 0 195 6-1 Texas Southern 7/14/1942 4 7
78 Glen Ray Hines* 25 RT 14 0 265 6-5 Arkansas 10/26/1943 2 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 82nd pick / 1965
79 Pat Holmes* 28 LDE 14 0 255 6-5 Texas Tech 8/3/1940 2 9 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 40th pick / 1962
36 Roy Hopkins 23 13 0 235 6-1 Texas Southern 2/18/1945 1 1 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1967
29 Ken Houston* 24 LS 14 9 197 6-3 Prairie View 11/12/1944 1 8 Houston Oilers / 9th / 214th pick / 1967
21 Pete Johns 23 9 0 190 6-2 Tulane 8/14/1945 1 3 Houston Oilers / 5th / 111th pick / 1967
82 Jim LeMoine 23 13 0 250 6-2 Utah St. 4/29/1945 1 0 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1967
50 Bobby Maples* 26 C 14 0 250 6-3 Baylor 12/28/1942 3 7 Houston Oilers / 4th / 26th pick / 1965
Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 41st pick / 1965
77 Bud Marshall 27 11 0 270 6-4 Baylor,S.F. Austin 9/12/1941 3 3 Green Bay Packers / 10th / 136th pick / 1965
75 Dudley Meredith 33 5 0 280 6-4 Florida,Midwestern St.,Lamar 1/16/1935 5 3 Detroit Lions / 21st / 251st pick / 1957
22 Zeke Moore 25 KR 14 0 198 6-3 Lincoln (MO) 12/2/1943 1 0 Houston Oilers / 5th / 127th pick / 1967
43 Jim Norton 30 P 14 0 190 6-3 Idaho 10/20/1938 8 2 Detroit Lions / 7th / 75th pick / 1960
74 Willie Parker 23 LDT 14 0 275 6-3 Ark-Pine Bluff 3/12/1945 1 7 Houston Oilers / 5th / 118th pick / 1967
54 Steve Quinn 22 9 0 225 6-1 Notre Dame 2/11/1946 Rook 2
89 Alvin Reed* 24 TE 14 0 235 6-5 Prairie View 8/1/1944 1 7
60 Tom Regner 24 LG 14 0 235 6-1 Notre Dame 4/19/1944 1 5 Houston Oilers / 1st / 23rd pick / 1967
72 George Rice 24 RDT 11 0 260 6-3 LSU 6/10/1944 2 7 Chicago Bears / 1st / 12th pick / 1966
Houston Oilers / 3rd / 21st pick / 1966
73 Bob Robertson 22 14 0 246 6-4 Illinois 12/24/1946 Rook 3 Houston Oilers / 9th / 224th pick / 1968
55 Marion Rushing 32 5 0 223 6-2 Southern Illinois 9/3/1936 9 3
23 Bob Smith 23 6 0 181 6-0 Miami (OH) 12/28/1945 Rook 3 Houston Oilers / 16th / 430th pick / 1968
70 Carel Stith 23 3 0 270 6-5 Nebraska 5/24/1945 1 3 Houston Oilers / 4th / 86th pick / 1967
68 Richard Stotter 23 3 0 225 6-0 Houston 4/5/1945 Rook 3 Houston Oilers / 14th / 376th pick / 1968
76 Walt Suggs* 29 LT 14 0 260 6-5 Mississippi St. 5/15/1939 6 8 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1961
64 Richard Swatland 23 4 0 245 6-3 Notre Dame 10/8/1945 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 8th / 195th pick / 1968
87 Lionel Taylor 33 9 0 215 6-2 New Mex. Highlands 8/15/1935 9 1
10 Don Trull 27 qb 11 4 195 6-1 Baylor 10/20/1941 4 3 Houston Oilers / 14th / 111th pick / 1963
Baltimore Colts / 9th / 117th pick / 1963
56 Olen Underwood 26 RLB 14 0 220 6-1 Texas 5/25/1942 3 8 New York Giants / 14th / 183rd pick / 1965
15 Wayne Walker 24 K 8 0 230 6-3 NW State (LA) 10/14/1944 1 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 13th / 115th pick / 1966
90 George Webster*+ 23 LLB 14 0 220 6-4 Michigan St. 11/25/1945 1 12 Houston Oilers / 1st / 5th pick / 1967
67 John Wittenborn 32 6 0 238 6-2 SE Missouri St. 3/1/1936 10 2 San Francisco 49ers / 17th / 203rd pick / 1958
Team Total 25.5 14 226.1 6-2.2 2.7