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1969 Houston Oilers

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6-6-2, Finished 2nd in AFL East Division  · 1969 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.2, Offense: -2.1, Defense: 0.9, SoS: -1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 278 points (19.9/g), 7th of 10 in the AFL. Allowed 279 points (19.9/g), 5th.
 Differential of -1 points (-0.1/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 7.0-7.0.

Coach: Wally Lemm (6-6-2)

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 27 5 10 180 for 370, 2,455 yards, 10 td, 21 int, & 19 rushes for 89 yards and 2 td Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1964
Detroit Lions / 1st / 5th pick / 1964
HB Roy Hopkins 24 2 0 131 rushes for 473 yards, 4 td, & 29 catches for 338 yards and 1 td Houston Oilers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1967
FB Hoyle Granger 25 3 0 186 rushes for 740 yards, 3 td, & 27 catches for 330 yards and 1 td Houston Oilers / 5th / 37th pick / 1966
Baltimore Colts / 4th / 63rd pick / 1966
WR Jim Beirne* 23 1 0 42 catches for 540 yards, 4 td Houston Oilers / 4th / 105th pick / 1968
WR Mac Haik 23 1 0 27 catches for 375 yards, 1 td, & 2 rushes for 21 yards and 0 td Houston Oilers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1968
TE Alvin Reed* 25 2 0 51 catches for 664 yards, 2 td
LT Walt Suggs 30 7 0 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1961
LG Tom Regner 25 2 0 Houston Oilers / 1st / 23rd pick / 1967
C Bobby Maples 27 4 0 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 4th / 26th pick / 1965
Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 41st pick / 1965
RG Sonny Bishop 30 7 0 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 11th / 88th pick / 1962
Cleveland Browns / 18th / 249th pick / 1962
RT Glen Ray Hines* 26 3 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 82nd pick / 1965
 Defensive Starters
LDE Pat Holmes 29 3 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 40th pick / 1962
LDT Carel Stith 24 2 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 4th / 86th pick / 1967
RDT Tom Domres 23 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 10th / 268th pick / 1968
RDE Elvin Bethea* 23 1 14 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 77th pick / 1968
LLB George Webster*+ 24 2 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 1st / 5th pick / 1967
MLB Garland Boyette* 29 7 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RLB Olen Underwood 27 4 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 14th / 183rd pick / 1965
LCB Miller Farr* 26 4 0 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Zeke Moore* 26 2 0 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 5th / 127th pick / 1967
LS Ken Houston* 25 2 0 4 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 9th / 214th pick / 1967
RS W.K. Hicks 27 5 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Roy Gerela 21 Rook 0 19 of 40 field goals & 29 of 29 extra points Houston Oilers / 4th / 96th pick / 1969
P Roy Gerela 21 Rook 0 41 punts for a 40.4 average, 0 blocked Houston Oilers / 4th / 96th pick / 1969
PR Jerry LeVias* 23 Rook 0 35 punt returns for a 8.3 average and 0 td Houston Oilers / 2nd / 40th pick / 1969
KR Jerry LeVias* 23 Rook 0 38 kick returns for a 24.7 average and 0 td Houston Oilers / 2nd / 40th pick / 1969

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
61 Hank Autry 22 14 0 240 6-3 Southern Miss 5/2/1947 Rook 3 Houston Oilers / 17th / 430th pick / 1969
11 Pete Beathard 27 QB 12 10 200 6-1 USC 3/7/1942 5 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1964
Detroit Lions / 1st / 5th pick / 1964
81 Jim Beirne* 23 WR 14 0 206 6-2 Purdue 10/15/1946 1 5 Houston Oilers / 4th / 105th pick / 1968
65 Elvin Bethea* 23 RDE 14 14 260 6-2 North Carolina A&T 3/1/1946 1 8 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 77th pick / 1968
66 Sonny Bishop 30 RG 14 0 245 6-2 Fresno St. 10/1/1939 7 5 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 88th pick / 1962
Cleveland Browns / 18th / 249th pick / 1962
52 Garland Boyette* 29 MLB 14 0 238 6-1 Grambling St. 3/22/1940 7 8
25 Ode Burrell 30 13 0 190 6-0 Mississippi St. 9/15/1939 5 1 Houston Oilers / 4th / 30th pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 36th pick / 1964
35 Woody Campbell 25 4 0 204 5-10 Northwestern 9/26/1944 2 1 Houston Oilers / 10th / 242nd pick / 1967
88 Ed Carrington 25 14 0 225 6-4 Virginia 9/1/1944 1 0 Houston Oilers / 7th / 164th pick / 1967
12 Bob Davis 24 qb 2 1 205 6-2 Virginia 9/15/1945 2 1 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1967
71 Tom Domres 23 RDT 14 0 260 6-3 Wisconsin 10/19/1946 1 7 Houston Oilers / 10th / 268th pick / 1968
21 John Douglas 24 8 0 195 6-1 Texas Southern 1/12/1945 2 2 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 133rd pick / 1967
75 Elbert Drungo 26 14 0 265 6-5 Tennessee St. 4/30/1943 Rook 3 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 65th pick / 1969
20 Miller Farr* 26 LCB 14 0 190 6-1 Wichita St. 4/8/1943 4 12
3 Roy Gerela 21 K 14 0 185 5-10 New Mexico St. 4/2/1948 Rook 2 Houston Oilers / 4th / 96th pick / 1969
32 Hoyle Granger 25 FB 13 0 225 6-1 Mississippi St. 3/7/1944 3 8 Houston Oilers / 5th / 37th pick / 1966
Baltimore Colts / 4th / 63rd pick / 1966
86 Mac Haik 23 WR 13 0 195 6-1 Mississippi 1/19/1946 1 3 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1968
33 W.K. Hicks 27 RS 14 0 195 6-1 Texas Southern 7/14/1942 5 6
78 Glen Ray Hines* 26 RT 14 0 265 6-5 Arkansas 10/26/1943 3 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 82nd pick / 1965
79 Pat Holmes 29 LDE 14 0 255 6-5 Texas Tech 8/3/1940 3 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 40th pick / 1962
36 Roy Hopkins 24 HB 14 0 235 6-1 Texas Southern 2/18/1945 2 6 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1967
29 Ken Houston* 25 LS 14 0 197 6-3 Prairie View 11/12/1944 2 11 Houston Oilers / 9th / 214th pick / 1967
38 Rich Johnson 22 14 0 225 6-1 Illinois 5/13/1947 Rook 0 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 78th pick / 1969
40 Charlie Joiner 22 7 0 188 5-11 Grambling St. 10/14/1947 Rook 1 Houston Oilers / 4th / 93rd pick / 1969
62 Jim LeMoine 24 14 0 250 6-2 Utah St. 4/29/1945 2 0 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1967
23 Jerry LeVias* 23 KR 14 0 177 5-9 SMU 9/5/1946 Rook 6 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 40th pick / 1969
50 Bobby Maples 27 C 14 0 250 6-3 Baylor 12/28/1942 4 5 Houston Oilers / 4th / 26th pick / 1965
Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 41st pick / 1965
77 Ben Mayes 24 5 0 265 6-5 Drake 3/16/1945 Rook 3 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 105th pick / 1969
22 Zeke Moore* 26 RCB 13 0 198 6-3 Lincoln (MO) 12/2/1943 2 9 Houston Oilers / 5th / 127th pick / 1967
74 Willie Parker 24 12 0 275 6-3 Ark-Pine Bluff 3/12/1945 2 4 Houston Oilers / 5th / 118th pick / 1967
44 Johnny Peacock 22 14 0 200 6-1 Houston 3/2/1947 Rook 4 Houston Oilers / 5th / 118th pick / 1969
58 Ron Pritchard 22 14 0 235 6-1 Arizona St. 4/9/1947 Rook 4 Houston Oilers / 1st / 15th pick / 1969
89 Alvin Reed* 25 TE 14 0 235 6-5 Prairie View 8/1/1944 2 6
60 Tom Regner 25 LG 14 0 235 6-1 Notre Dame 4/19/1944 2 5 Houston Oilers / 1st / 23rd pick / 1967
72 George Rice 25 7 0 260 6-3 LSU 6/10/1944 3 3 Chicago Bears / 1st / 12th pick / 1966
Houston Oilers / 3rd / 21st pick / 1966
24 Mike Richardson 23 14 0 196 5-11 SMU 12/8/1946 Rook 0 Houston Oilers / 7th / 171st pick / 1969
70 Carel Stith 24 LDT 14 0 270 6-5 Nebraska 5/24/1945 2 7 Houston Oilers / 4th / 86th pick / 1967
76 Walt Suggs 30 LT 14 0 260 6-5 Mississippi St. 5/15/1939 7 8 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1961
10 Don Trull 28 qb 14 3 195 6-1 Baylor 10/20/1941 5 1 Houston Oilers / 14th / 111th pick / 1963
Baltimore Colts / 9th / 117th pick / 1963
56 Olen Underwood 27 RLB 14 0 220 6-1 Texas 5/25/1942 4 7 New York Giants / 14th / 183rd pick / 1965
53 Loyd Wainscott 23 14 0 235 6-2 Texas 10/26/1946 Rook 3 Houston Oilers / 16th / 405th pick / 1969
57 Ed Watson 24 3 0 220 6-4 Grambling St. 5/8/1945 Rook 3 Houston Oilers / 9th / 221st pick / 1969
90 George Webster*+ 24 LLB 14 0 220 6-4 Michigan St. 11/25/1945 2 12 Houston Oilers / 1st / 5th pick / 1967
80 Glenn Woods 23 7 0 250 6-4 Prairie View 1/7/1946 Rook 3 Houston Oilers / 8th / 196th pick / 1969
87 Paul Zaeske 24 6 0 200 6-2 North Park 12/4/1945 Rook 0
Team Total 24.8 14 225.2 6-2.0 2.1