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1977 Houston Oilers

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8-6-0, Finished 3rd in AFC Central Division  · 1977 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.6, Offense: 4.4, Defense: 2.3, SoS: 1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 299 points (21.4/g), 5th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 230 points (16.4/g), 14th.
 Differential of 69 points (4.9/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 9.1-4.9.

Coach: Bum Phillips (8-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ken Shipp
 Defensive Coordinator: Ed Biles
 Other Notable Asst.: Wade Phillips (Defensive Line)

Stadium: Houston Astrodome
 Training Camp: Stephen F. Austin State (Nacogdoches, 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 Dan Pastorini 28 6 12 169 for 319, 1,987 yards, 13 td, 18 int, & 18 rushes for 39 yards and 2 td Houston Oilers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1971
RB Ronnie Coleman 26 3 13 185 rushes for 660 yards, 5 td, & 22 catches for 115 yards and 1 td
FB Rob Carpenter 22 Rook 7 144 rushes for 652 yards, 1 td, & 23 catches for 156 yards and 0 td Houston Oilers / 3rd / 84th pick / 1977
WR Ken Burrough* 29 7 14 43 catches for 816 yards, 8 td, & 4 rushes for 10 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 10th pick / 1970
WR Eddie Foster 23 Rook 14 15 catches for 208 yards, 0 td Houston Oilers / 8th / 205th pick / 1977
TE Mike Barber 24 1 10 9 catches for 94 yards, 1 td Houston Oilers / 2nd / 48th pick / 1976
LT Greg Sampson 27 5 14 Houston Oilers / 1st / 6th pick / 1972
LG George Reihner 22 Rook 13 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 38th pick / 1977
C Carl Mauck 30 8 14 Baltimore Colts / 13th / 337th pick / 1969
RG Elbert Drungo 34 8 14 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 3rd / 65th pick / 1969
RT Kevin Hunt 29 5 12 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 10th / 246th pick / 1971
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jim Young 27 Rook 10
NT Curley Culp* 31 9 11 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 31st pick / 1968
RDE Elvin Bethea 31 9 9 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 3rd / 77th pick / 1968
LOLB Ted Washington 29 4 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 17th / 439th pick / 1972
LILB Steve Kiner 30 7 14 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1970
RILB Gregg Bingham 26 4 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 4th / 79th pick / 1973
ROLB Robert Brazile* 24 2 14 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 1st / 6th pick / 1975
LCB Willie Alexander 28 6 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 6th / 134th pick / 1971
RCB Zeke Moore 34 10 10 3 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 5th / 127th pick / 1967
SS Bill Currier 22 Rook 11 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 9th / 232nd pick / 1977
FS Mike Reinfeldt 24 1 14 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Toni Fritsch 32 6 0 12 of 16 field goals & 19 of 20 extra points
P Cliff Parsley 23 Rook 0 77 punts for a 39.4 average, 2 blocked New Orleans Saints / 6th / 147th pick / 1977
PR Billy Johnson*+ 25 3 0 35 punt returns for a 15.4 average and 2 td Houston Oilers / 15th / 365th pick / 1974
KR Billy Johnson*+ 25 3 0 25 kick returns for a 25.2 average and 1 td Houston Oilers / 15th / 365th pick / 1974

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
19 Willie Alexander 28 LCB 14 14 194 6-2 Alcorn St. 9/21/1949 6 6 Houston Oilers / 6th / 134th pick / 1971
83 Warren Anderson 22 8 0 195 6-2 West Virginia St. 7/3/1955 Rook 0 Houston Oilers / 4th / 98th pick / 1977
86 Mike Barber 24 TE 13 10 235 6-3 Louisiana Tech 6/4/1953 1 1 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 48th pick / 1976
63 Steve Baumgartner 26 6 0 256 6-7 Purdue 3/26/1951 4 3 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 51st pick / 1973
65 Elvin Bethea 31 RDE 9 9 260 6-2 North Carolina A&T 3/1/1946 9 4 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 77th pick / 1968
54 Gregg Bingham 26 RILB 14 14 227 6-1 Purdue 3/13/1951 4 8 Houston Oilers / 4th / 79th pick / 1973
52 Robert Brazile* 24 ROLB 14 14 241 6-4 Jackson St. 2/7/1953 2 10 Houston Oilers / 1st / 6th pick / 1975
00 Ken Burrough* 29 WR 14 14 215 6-3 Texas Southern 7/14/1948 7 12 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 10th pick / 1970
68 Al Burton 25 6 0 267 6-5 Bethune-Cookman 3/30/1952 1 4
2 Skip Butler 30 1 0 201 6-1 Texas-Arlington 10/21/1947 6 -1 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 96th pick / 1970
26 Rob Carpenter 22 FB 11 7 224 6-1 Miami (OH) 4/20/1955 Rook 9 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 84th pick / 1977
58 David Carter 24 14 0 250 6-2 West. Kentucky 11/27/1953 Rook 4 Houston Oilers / 6th / 165th pick / 1977
47 Ronnie Coleman 26 RB 14 13 195 5-10 Alabama A&M 7/9/1951 3 9
78 Curley Culp* 31 NT 14 11 265 6-2 Arizona St. 3/10/1946 9 9 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 31st pick / 1968
20 Bill Currier 22 SS 14 11 196 6-0 South Carolina 1/5/1955 Rook 5 Houston Oilers / 9th / 232nd pick / 1977
23 Tom Dempsey 30 5 0 255 6-2 Palomar College 1/12/1947 8 0
69 Andy Dorris 26 5 0 238 6-4 New Mexico St. 8/11/1951 4 3 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 93rd pick / 1973
75 Elbert Drungo 34 RG 14 14 265 6-5 Tennessee St. 4/30/1943 8 7 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 65th pick / 1969
11 Tom Duniven 23 1 0 210 6-3 Texas Tech 5/20/1954 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 160th pick / 1977
60 Ed Fisher 28 14 1 249 6-3 Arizona St. 5/31/1949 3 4
89 Eddie Foster 23 WR 14 14 185 5-10 Houston 6/5/1954 Rook 3 Houston Oilers / 8th / 205th pick / 1977
16 Toni Fritsch 32 K 9 0 190 5-7 none 7/10/1945 6 3
82 Gary Garrison 33 3 0 193 6-2 San Diego St. 1/21/1944 11 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 77th pick / 1965
88 Jimmie Giles 23 te 14 4 239 6-3 Alcorn St. 11/8/1954 Rook 2 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1977
21 John Hadl 37 qb 14 2 214 6-1 Kansas 2/15/1940 15 0 Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1962
30 Don Hardeman 24 12 3 235 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 8/13/1953 2 2 Houston Oilers / 1st / 15th pick / 1975
70 Conway Hayman 28 g 12 2 264 6-3 Delaware 1/9/1949 2 2 Washington Redskins / 6th / 141st pick / 1971
72 Kevin Hunt 29 RT 13 12 260 6-5 Doane 11/29/1948 5 6 Green Bay Packers / 10th / 246th pick / 1971
15 Al Johnson 27 14 0 200 6-0 Cincinnati 6/17/1950 5 3
84 Billy Johnson*+ 25 KR 14 0 170 5-9 Widener 1/21/1952 3 10 Houston Oilers / 15th / 365th pick / 1974
71 Ken Kennard 23 11 8 248 6-2 Angelo State (TX) 10/4/1954 Rook 3
57 Steve Kiner 30 LILB 14 14 220 6-1 Tennessee 6/12/1947 7 7 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1970
79 Ernest Kirk 25 14 4 265 6-2 Howard Payne 4/14/1952 Rook 4
25 Kurt Knoff 23 3 0 191 6-2 Kansas 4/6/1954 Rook 2 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1976
55 Carl Mauck 30 C 14 14 243 6-4 Southern Illinois 7/7/1947 8 7 Baltimore Colts / 13th / 337th pick / 1969
22 Zeke Moore 34 RCB 14 10 198 6-3 Lincoln (MO) 12/2/1943 10 7 Houston Oilers / 5th / 127th pick / 1967
18 Cliff Parsley 23 P 14 0 211 6-1 Oklahoma St. 12/26/1954 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 147th pick / 1977
7 Dan Pastorini 28 QB 14 12 208 6-2 Santa Clara 5/26/1949 6 10 Houston Oilers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1971
64 George Reihner 22 LG 13 13 263 6-4 Penn St. 4/27/1955 Rook 7 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 38th pick / 1977
37 Mike Reinfeldt 24 FS 14 14 192 6-2 Wisc-Milwaukee 5/6/1953 1 6
73 Greg Sampson 27 LT 14 14 265 6-6 Stanford 10/25/1950 5 7 Houston Oilers / 1st / 6th pick / 1972
29 Rich Sowells 29 9 0 179 6-0 Alcorn St. 10/27/1948 6 2 New York Jets / 12th / 292nd pick / 1971
27 Greg Stemrick 26 9 4 185 5-11 Colorado St. 10/25/1951 2 3
39 Art Stringer 23 13 0 223 6-1 Ball St. 1/30/1954 Rook 4 Houston Oilers / 9th / 256th pick / 1976
51 Ted Thompson 24 14 0 220 6-1 SMU 1/17/1953 2 4
76 Morris Towns 23 1 0 270 6-4 Missouri 1/10/1954 Rook 3 Houston Oilers / 1st / 11th pick / 1977
31 Mike Voight 23 14 0 214 6-0 North Carolina 2/28/1954 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 76th pick / 1977
59 Ted Washington 29 LOLB 14 14 244 6-1 Miss. Valley St. 2/16/1948 4 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 17th / 439th pick / 1972
28 Mike Weger 32 11 3 200 6-2 Bowling Green 10/2/1945 10 2 Detroit Lions / 9th / 218th pick / 1967
45 Tim Wilson 23 fb 10 5 226 6-3 Maryland 1/14/1954 Rook 5 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 66th pick / 1977
77 Jim Young 27 LDE 13 10 260 6-2 Texas Southern 7/8/1950 Rook 6
Team Total 26.7 14 225.7 6-1.9 3.6