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1970 Houston Oilers

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3-10-1, Finished 4th in AFC Central Division  · 1970 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -9.2, Offense: -3.5, Defense: -5.8, SoS: 0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 217 points (15.5/g), 20th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 352 points (25.1/g), 25th.
 Differential of -135 points (-9.6/g), 24th.  Expected W-L: 3.4-10.6.

Coach: Wally Lemm (3-10-1)

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

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 Charley Johnson 32 9 10 144 for 281, 1,652 yards, 7 td, 12 int, & 5 rushes for 3 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 8th / 63rd pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 109th pick / 1960
RB Mike Richardson 24 1 7 103 rushes for 368 yards, 2 td, & 34 catches for 381 yards and 1 td Houston Oilers / 7th / 171st pick / 1969
FB Joe Dawkins 22 Rook 7 124 rushes for 517 yards, 2 td, & 15 catches for 94 yards and 0 td Houston Oilers / 10th / 249th pick / 1970
WR Charlie Joiner 23 1 8 28 catches for 416 yards, 3 td Houston Oilers / 4th / 93rd pick / 1969
WR Jerry LeVias 24 1 14 41 catches for 529 yards, 5 td, & 7 rushes for 37 yards and 0 td Houston Oilers / 2nd / 40th pick / 1969
TE Alvin Reed 26 3 13 47 catches for 604 yards, 2 td
LT Walt Suggs 31 8 14 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1961
LG Ken Gray 34 12 10 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 62nd pick / 1958
C Bobby Maples 28 5 14 Houston Oilers / 4th / 26th pick / 1965
Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 41st pick / 1965
RG Elbert Drungo 27 1 14 2 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 3rd / 65th pick / 1969
RT Glen Ray Hines 27 4 14 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 82nd pick / 1965
 Defensive Starters
LDE Pat Holmes 30 4 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 40th pick / 1962
LDT Willie Parker 25 3 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 5th / 118th pick / 1967
RDT Tom Domres 24 2 14 Houston Oilers / 10th / 268th pick / 1968
RDE Elvin Bethea 24 2 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 3rd / 77th pick / 1968
LLB Olen Underwood 28 5 7 New York Giants / 14th / 183rd pick / 1965
MLB Garland Boyette 30 8 13 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
RLB Ron Pritchard 23 1 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 1st / 15th pick / 1969
LCB Leroy Mitchell 26 3 12 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Boston Patriots / 11th / 283rd pick / 1967
RCB Zeke Moore* 27 3 14 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 5th / 127th pick / 1967
SS Ken Houston* 26 3 14 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 9th / 214th pick / 1967
FS Johnny Peacock 23 1 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 5th / 118th pick / 1969
 Special Teams Starters
K Roy Gerela 22 1 0 18 of 32 field goals & 23 of 23 extra points Houston Oilers / 4th / 96th pick / 1969
P Spike Jones 23 Rook 0 84 punts for a 42.4 average, 1 blocked Houston Oilers / 4th / 92nd pick / 1970
PR Jerry LeVias 24 1 14 25 punt returns for a 8.5 average and 0 td Houston Oilers / 2nd / 40th pick / 1969
KR Jerry LeVias 24 1 14 26 kick returns for a 23.0 average and 0 td Houston Oilers / 2nd / 40th pick / 1969

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
48 Bob Atkins 24 14 2 215 6-3 Grambling St. 4/2/1946 2 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1968
61 Hank Autry 23 14 0 240 6-3 Southern Miss 5/2/1947 1 3 Houston Oilers / 17th / 430th pick / 1969
81 Jim Beirne 24 14 7 206 6-2 Purdue 10/15/1946 2 2 Houston Oilers / 4th / 105th pick / 1968
65 Elvin Bethea 24 RDE 14 14 260 6-2 North Carolina A&T 3/1/1946 2 5 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 77th pick / 1968
52 Garland Boyette 30 MLB 13 13 238 6-1 Grambling St. 3/22/1940 8 5
73 Lee Brooks 23 13 0 261 6-5 Texas 12/7/1947 Rook 2 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 31st pick / 1970
35 Woody Campbell 26 6 6 204 5-10 Northwestern 9/26/1944 3 2 Houston Oilers / 10th / 242nd pick / 1967
84 Donnie Davis 30 14 0 225 6-3 Southern 9/18/1940 8 0 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 74th pick / 1962
34 Joe Dawkins 22 FB 14 7 223 6-0 Wisconsin 1/27/1948 Rook 4 Houston Oilers / 10th / 249th pick / 1970
71 Tom Domres 24 RDT 14 14 260 6-3 Wisconsin 10/19/1946 2 5 Houston Oilers / 10th / 268th pick / 1968
75 Elbert Drungo 27 RG 14 14 265 6-5 Tennessee St. 4/30/1943 1 5 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 65th pick / 1969
3 Roy Gerela 22 K 14 0 185 5-10 New Mexico St. 4/2/1948 1 3 Houston Oilers / 4th / 96th pick / 1969
32 Hoyle Granger 26 5 5 225 6-1 Mississippi St. 3/7/1944 4 2 Houston Oilers / 5th / 37th pick / 1966
Baltimore Colts / 4th / 63rd pick / 1966
62 Ken Gray 34 LG 11 10 245 6-2 Howard Payne 3/10/1936 12 5 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 62nd pick / 1958
86 Mac Haik 24 13 0 195 6-1 Mississippi 1/19/1946 2 2 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1968
88 Claude Harvey 22 5 0 225 6-4 Prairie View 3/27/1948 Rook 2
78 Glen Ray Hines 27 RT 14 14 265 6-5 Arkansas 10/26/1943 4 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 82nd pick / 1965
79 Pat Holmes 30 LDE 14 14 255 6-5 Texas Tech 8/3/1940 4 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 40th pick / 1962
36 Roy Hopkins 25 12 3 235 6-1 Texas Southern 2/18/1945 3 3 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1967
29 Ken Houston* 26 SS 14 14 197 6-3 Prairie View 11/12/1944 3 7 Houston Oilers / 9th / 214th pick / 1967
33 Benny Johnson 22 14 0 178 5-11 Johnson C. Smith 6/29/1948 Rook 2 Houston Oilers / 6th / 144th pick / 1970
12 Charley Johnson 32 QB 10 10 200 6-1 Schreiner College,New Mexico St. 11/22/1938 9 5 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 63rd pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 109th pick / 1960
18 Charlie Joiner 23 WR 9 8 188 5-11 Grambling St. 10/14/1947 1 4 Houston Oilers / 4th / 93rd pick / 1969
11 Spike Jones 23 P 14 0 197 6-2 Georgia 7/9/1947 Rook 3 Houston Oilers / 4th / 92nd pick / 1970
23 Jerry LeVias 24 KR 14 14 177 5-9 SMU 9/5/1946 1 5 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 40th pick / 1969
37 Jess Lewis 23 10 0 230 6-1 Oregon St. 7/28/1947 Rook 2 Houston Oilers / 13th / 326th pick / 1970
50 Bobby Maples 28 C 14 14 250 6-3 Baylor 12/28/1942 5 5 Houston Oilers / 4th / 26th pick / 1965
Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 41st pick / 1965
41 Leroy Mitchell 26 LCB 14 12 190 6-1 Texas Southern 9/22/1944 3 5 Boston Patriots / 11th / 283rd pick / 1967
22 Zeke Moore* 27 RCB 14 14 198 6-3 Lincoln (MO) 12/2/1943 3 8 Houston Oilers / 5th / 127th pick / 1967
77 Spain Musgrove 25 7 0 275 6-4 Utah St. 7/30/1945 3 2 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 38th pick / 1967
14 Bob Naponic 23 2 0 190 6-0 Illinois 3/9/1947 Rook 0 Houston Oilers / 10th / 256th pick / 1969
74 Willie Parker 25 LDT 14 14 275 6-3 Ark-Pine Bluff 3/12/1945 3 5 Houston Oilers / 5th / 118th pick / 1967
44 Johnny Peacock 23 FS 14 14 200 6-1 Houston 3/2/1947 1 6 Houston Oilers / 5th / 118th pick / 1969
58 Ron Pritchard 23 RLB 14 14 235 6-1 Arizona St. 4/9/1947 1 5 Houston Oilers / 1st / 15th pick / 1969
89 Alvin Reed 26 TE 13 13 235 6-5 Prairie View 8/1/1944 3 5
60 Tom Regner 26 3 3 235 6-1 Notre Dame 4/19/1944 3 2 Houston Oilers / 1st / 23rd pick / 1967
17 Jerry Rhome 28 qb 13 4 190 6-0 SMU,Tulsa 3/6/1942 5 4 Dallas Cowboys / 13th / 172nd pick / 1964
New York Jets / 25th / 195th pick / 1964
24 Mike Richardson 24 RB 14 7 196 5-11 SMU 12/8/1946 1 6 Houston Oilers / 7th / 171st pick / 1969
64 Ron Saul 22 14 1 255 6-2 Michigan St. 2/5/1948 Rook 3 Houston Oilers / 5th / 110th pick / 1970
39 Tommie Smiley 26 7 0 235 6-1 Arizona,Lamar 2/18/1944 2 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 55th pick / 1968
69 Terry Stoepel 25 14 0 235 6-4 Tulsa 2/8/1945 3 0
76 Walt Suggs 31 LT 14 14 260 6-5 Mississippi St. 5/15/1939 8 5 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1961
56 Olen Underwood 28 LLB 12 7 220 6-1 Texas 5/25/1942 5 5 New York Giants / 14th / 183rd pick / 1965
53 Loyd Wainscott 24 11 1 235 6-2 Texas 10/26/1946 1 2 Houston Oilers / 16th / 405th pick / 1969
90 George Webster 25 7 7 220 6-4 Michigan St. 11/25/1945 3 2 Houston Oilers / 1st / 5th pick / 1967
63 Doug Wilkerson 23 9 0 253 6-3 North Carolina Central 3/27/1947 Rook 2 Houston Oilers / 1st / 14th pick / 1970
87 Paul Zaeske 25 5 0 200 6-2 North Park 12/4/1945 1 0
Team Total 25.4 14 225.0 6-1.9 2.7