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1975 Houston Oilers

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10-4-0, Finished 3rd in AFC Central Division  · 1975 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.4, Offense: 1.2, Defense: 5.2, SoS: 1.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 293 points (20.9/g), 12th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 226 points (16.1/g), 5th.
 Differential of 67 points (4.8/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 9.1-4.9.

Coach: Bum Phillips (10-4-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: King Hill
 Defensive Coordinator: Ed Biles

Stadium: Houston Astrodome
 Training Camp: Sam Houston State (Huntsville, Texas)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Dan Pastorini* 26 4 14 163 for 342, 2,053 yards, 14 td, 16 int, & 23 rushes for 97 yards and 1 td Houston Oilers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1971
RB Ronnie Coleman 24 1 12 175 rushes for 790 yards, 5 td, & 18 catches for 129 yards and 0 td
FB Don Hardeman 22 Rook 10 166 rushes for 648 yards, 5 td, & 5 catches for 10 yards and 0 td Houston Oilers / 1st / 15th pick / 1975
WR Ken Burrough* 27 5 14 53 catches for 1,063 yards, 8 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 10th pick / 1970
WR Billy Johnson* 23 1 14 37 catches for 393 yards, 1 td, & 5 rushes for 17 yards and 0 td Houston Oilers / 15th / 365th pick / 1974
TE Mack Alston 28 5 11 18 catches for 165 yards, 4 td Washington Redskins / 11th / 277th pick / 1970
LT Greg Sampson 25 3 14 Houston Oilers / 1st / 6th pick / 1972
LG Ron Saul 27 5 14 Houston Oilers / 5th / 110th pick / 1970
C Carl Mauck 28 6 14 Baltimore Colts / 13th / 337th pick / 1969
RG Ed Fisher 26 1 14 1 fumble recovered
RT Elbert Drungo 32 6 13 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 65th pick / 1969
 Defensive Starters
LDE Tody Smith 27 4 12 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 25th pick / 1971
NT Curley Culp*+ 29 7 14 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 31st pick / 1968
RDE Elvin Bethea* 29 7 14 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 77th pick / 1968
LOLB Ted Washington 27 2 14 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 17th / 439th pick / 1972
LILB Steve Kiner 28 5 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1970
RILB Gregg Bingham 24 2 14 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 4th / 79th pick / 1973
ROLB Robert Brazile 22 Rook 14 0 interceptions, 5 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 1st / 6th pick / 1975
LCB Willie Alexander 26 4 13 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 6th / 134th pick / 1971
RCB Zeke Moore 32 8 14 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 5th / 127th pick / 1967
SS Willie Germany 27 3 11 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 7th / 166th pick / 1971
FS Bob Atkins 29 7 5 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1968
 Special Teams Starters
K Skip Butler 28 4 0 18 of 30 field goals & 31 of 34 extra points Green Bay Packers / 4th / 96th pick / 1970
P Dan Pastorini* 26 4 14 62 punts for a 39.5 average, 0 blocked Houston Oilers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1971
PR Billy Johnson* 23 1 14 40 punt returns for a 15.3 average and 3 td Houston Oilers / 15th / 365th pick / 1974
KR Billy Johnson* 23 1 14 33 kick returns for a 24.2 average and 1 td Houston Oilers / 15th / 365th pick / 1974

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
19 Willie Alexander 26 LCB 14 13 194 6-2 Alcorn St. 9/21/1949 4 7 Houston Oilers / 6th / 134th pick / 1971
82 Mack Alston 28 TE 13 11 230 6-2 Md-Eastern Shore 4/27/1947 5 2 Washington Redskins / 11th / 277th pick / 1970
48 Bob Atkins 29 FS 14 5 215 6-3 Grambling St. 4/2/1946 7 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1968
88 Jim Beirne 29 6 0 206 6-2 Purdue 10/15/1946 7 0 Houston Oilers / 4th / 105th pick / 1968
50 Duane Benson 30 4 0 215 6-2 Hamline 8/5/1945 8 3 Oakland Raiders / 11th / 280th pick / 1967
65 Elvin Bethea* 29 RDE 14 14 260 6-2 North Carolina A&T 3/1/1946 7 9 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 77th pick / 1968
4 David Beverly 25 2 0 180 6-2 Auburn 8/19/1950 1 0
54 Gregg Bingham 24 RILB 14 14 227 6-1 Purdue 3/13/1951 2 7 Houston Oilers / 4th / 79th pick / 1973
52 Robert Brazile 22 ROLB 14 14 241 6-4 Jackson St. 2/7/1953 Rook 8 Houston Oilers / 1st / 6th pick / 1975
00 Ken Burrough* 27 WR 14 14 215 6-3 Texas Southern 7/14/1948 5 14 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 10th pick / 1970
2 Skip Butler 28 K 14 0 201 6-1 Texas-Arlington 10/21/1947 4 3 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 96th pick / 1970
55 Ralph Cindrich 26 4 0 228 6-1 Pittsburgh 10/29/1949 3 3 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 119th pick / 1972
47 Ronnie Coleman 24 RB 14 12 195 5-10 Alabama A&M 7/9/1951 1 9
33 Mark Cotney 23 db 14 3 204 6-0 New Mex. Highlands,Cameron 6/26/1952 Rook 2 Houston Oilers / 7th / 171st pick / 1975
78 Curley Culp*+ 29 NT 14 14 265 6-2 Arizona St. 3/10/1946 7 12 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 31st pick / 1968
10 Lynn Dickey 26 14 0 214 6-3 Kansas St. 10/19/1949 4 0 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 56th pick / 1971
75 Elbert Drungo 32 RT 13 13 265 6-5 Tennessee St. 4/30/1943 6 6 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 65th pick / 1969
87 Emmett Edwards 23 11 0 187 6-1 Kansas 6/6/1952 Rook 0 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 40th pick / 1975
60 Ed Fisher 26 RG 14 14 249 6-3 Arizona St. 5/31/1949 1 6
83 Willie Frazier 33 5 0 245 6-4 Ark-Pine Bluff 6/19/1942 11 0
29 Willie Germany 27 SS 14 11 192 6-0 Morgan St. 5/9/1948 3 7 Washington Redskins / 7th / 166th pick / 1971
30 Don Hardeman 22 FB 13 10 235 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 8/13/1953 Rook 6 Houston Oilers / 1st / 15th pick / 1975
86 Nate Hawkins 25 11 0 190 6-1 UNLV 2/8/1950 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 403rd pick / 1972
70 Conway Hayman 26 14 0 264 6-3 Delaware 1/9/1949 Rook 3 Washington Redskins / 6th / 141st pick / 1971
53 Fred Hoaglin 31 14 0 250 6-4 Pittsburgh 1/28/1944 9 3 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 93rd pick / 1966
36 Robert Holmes 30 14 2 221 5-9 Southern 10/5/1945 7 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 14th / 375th pick / 1968
72 Kevin Hunt 27 13 1 260 6-5 Doane 11/29/1948 3 3 Green Bay Packers / 10th / 246th pick / 1971
84 Billy Johnson* 23 KR 14 14 170 5-9 Widener 1/21/1952 1 9 Houston Oilers / 15th / 365th pick / 1974
57 Steve Kiner 28 LILB 14 14 220 6-1 Tennessee 6/12/1947 5 7 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1970
80 John Little 28 14 0 241 6-3 Oklahoma St. 5/3/1947 5 3 New York Jets / 14th / 358th pick / 1970
55 Carl Mauck 28 C 14 14 243 6-4 Southern Illinois 7/7/1947 6 6 Baltimore Colts / 13th / 337th pick / 1969
22 Zeke Moore 32 RCB 14 14 198 6-3 Lincoln (MO) 12/2/1943 8 7 Houston Oilers / 5th / 127th pick / 1967
20 Billy Parks 27 10 0 185 6-1 Long Beach St. 1/1/1948 4 0 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 146th pick / 1970
7 Dan Pastorini* 26 P 14 14 208 6-2 Santa Clara 5/26/1949 4 12 Houston Oilers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1971
56 Guy Roberts 25 14 0 217 6-1 Maryland 6/12/1950 3 3 Houston Oilers / 8th / 187th pick / 1972
34 Willie Rodgers 26 14 0 210 6-0 Kentucky St. 2/8/1949 3 0 Houston Oilers / 12th / 290th pick / 1972
73 Greg Sampson 25 LT 14 14 265 6-6 Stanford 10/25/1950 3 6 Houston Oilers / 1st / 6th pick / 1972
64 Ron Saul 27 LG 14 14 255 6-2 Michigan St. 2/5/1948 5 6 Houston Oilers / 5th / 110th pick / 1970
81 John Sawyer 22 te 8 3 230 6-2 Southern Miss 7/26/1953 Rook 2 Houston Oilers / 11th / 271st pick / 1975
77 Bubba Smith 30 12 2 265 6-7 Michigan St. 2/28/1945 8 3 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 1st pick / 1967
85 Tody Smith 27 LDE 13 12 250 6-5 Michigan St.,USC 12/24/1948 4 6 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 25th pick / 1971
27 Greg Stemrick 24 11 1 185 5-11 Colorado St. 10/25/1951 Rook 3
51 Ted Thompson 22 14 0 220 6-1 SMU 1/17/1953 Rook 4
59 Ted Washington 27 LOLB 14 14 244 6-1 Miss. Valley St. 2/16/1948 2 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 17th / 439th pick / 1972
79 Jim White 27 14 0 256 6-4 Colorado St. 9/5/1948 3 4 New England Patriots / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1972
38 C.L. Whittington 23 14 9 200 6-1 Prairie View 8/1/1952 1 4
44 Fred Willis 28 13 4 212 6-0 Boston Col. 12/9/1947 4 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 93rd pick / 1971
17 Elmo Wright 26 2 0 190 6-0 Houston 7/3/1949 4 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 16th pick / 1971
Team Total 26.6 14 223.2 6-1.9 3.7