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1980 Houston Oilers

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11-5-0, Finished 2nd in AFC Central Division  · 1980 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.6, Offense: -2.7, Defense: 4.4, SoS: -1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 295 points (18.4/g), 20th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 251 points (15.7/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 44 points (2.8/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 9.5-6.5.

Coach: Bum Phillips (11-5-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Ed Biles
 Other Notable Asst.: Wade Phillips (Defensive Line)

Stadium: Houston Astrodome
 Training Camp: Angelo State (San Angelo, 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 Ken Stabler 35 10 16 293 for 457, 3,202 yards, 13 td, 28 int, & 15 rushes for -22 yards and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1968
RB Earl Campbell*+ 25 2 15 373 rushes for 1,934 yards, 13 td, & 11 catches for 47 yards and 0 td Houston Oilers / 1st / 1st pick / 1978
FB Tim Wilson 26 3 16 66 rushes for 257 yards, 1 td, & 30 catches for 170 yards and 1 td Houston Oilers / 3rd / 66th pick / 1977
WR Billy Johnson 28 6 6 31 catches for 343 yards, 2 td, & 2 rushes for 1 yards and 0 td Houston Oilers / 15th / 365th pick / 1974
WR Mike Renfro 25 2 16 35 catches for 459 yards, 1 td, & 1 rush for 12 yards and 0 td Houston Oilers / 4th / 98th pick / 1978
TE Mike Barber 27 4 16 59 catches for 712 yards, 5 td, & 1 rush for 1 yards and 0 td Houston Oilers / 2nd / 48th pick / 1976
LT Leon Gray+ 29 7 14 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 78th pick / 1973
LG Bob Young 38 14 12 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 19th / 261st pick / 1964
C Carl Mauck 33 11 16 Baltimore Colts / 13th / 337th pick / 1969
RG Ed Fisher 31 6 16 1 fumble recovered
RT Morris Towns 26 3 12 Houston Oilers / 1st / 11th pick / 1977
 Defensive Starters
LDE Andy Dorris 29 7 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 4th / 93rd pick / 1973
NT Ken Kennard 26 3 11
RDE Elvin Bethea 34 12 12 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 3rd / 77th pick / 1968
LOLB Ted Washington 32 7 15 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 17th / 439th pick / 1972
LILB Art Stringer 26 3 8 Houston Oilers / 9th / 256th pick / 1976
RILB Gregg Bingham 29 7 16 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 4th / 79th pick / 1973
ROLB Robert Brazile* 27 5 16 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 1st / 6th pick / 1975
LCB J.C. Wilson 24 2 16 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 8th / 210th pick / 1978
RCB Greg Stemrick* 29 5 16 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
SS Vernon Perry 27 1 16 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
FS Mike Reinfeldt 27 4 16 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Toni Fritsch 35 9 0 19 of 24 field goals & 26 of 27 extra points
P Cliff Parsley 26 3 0 67 punts for a 40.7 average, 0 blocked New Orleans Saints / 6th / 147th pick / 1977
PR Carl Roaches 27 Rook 0 47 punt returns for a 8.2 average and 0 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 14th / 377th pick / 1976
KR Carl Roaches 27 Rook 0 37 kick returns for a 20.2 average and 0 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 14th / 377th pick / 1976

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
39 Adger Armstrong 23 16 0 213 6-0 Texas A&M 6/21/1957 Rook 0
75 Jesse Baker 23 de 16 4 269 6-5 Jacksonville St. 7/10/1957 1 4 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 50th pick / 1979
86 Mike Barber 27 TE 16 16 235 6-3 Louisiana Tech 6/4/1953 4 7 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 48th pick / 1976
65 Elvin Bethea 34 RDE 14 12 260 6-2 North Carolina A&T 3/1/1946 12 7 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 77th pick / 1968
54 Gregg Bingham 29 RILB 16 16 227 6-1 Purdue 3/13/1951 7 10 Houston Oilers / 4th / 79th pick / 1973
10 Craig Bradshaw 23 2 0 215 6-5 Louisiana Tech,Utah St. 8/14/1957 Rook 0 Houston Oilers / 7th / 182nd pick / 1980
52 Robert Brazile* 27 ROLB 16 16 241 6-4 Jackson St. 2/7/1953 5 14 Houston Oilers / 1st / 6th pick / 1975
00 Ken Burrough 32 2 0 215 6-3 Texas Southern 7/14/1948 10 1 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 10th pick / 1970
34 Earl Campbell*+ 25 RB 15 15 232 5-11 Texas 3/29/1955 2 14 Houston Oilers / 1st / 1st pick / 1978
26 Rob Carpenter 25 rb 15 1 224 6-1 Miami (OH) 4/20/1955 3 5 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 84th pick / 1977
58 David Carter 27 c 16 4 250 6-2 West. Kentucky 11/27/1953 3 2 Houston Oilers / 6th / 165th pick / 1977
87 Dave Casper* 29 TE 10 9 240 6-4 Notre Dame 9/26/1951 6 5 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 45th pick / 1974
88 Rich Caster 32 te 16 1 228 6-5 Jackson St. 10/16/1948 10 3 New York Jets / 2nd / 46th pick / 1970
42 Boobie Clark 30 6 0 245 6-2 Bethune-Cookman 11/8/1950 7 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 12th / 302nd pick / 1973
47 Ronnie Coleman 29 14 0 195 5-10 Alabama A&M 7/9/1951 6 2
57 John Corker 22 16 0 240 6-5 Oklahoma St. 12/29/1958 Rook 2 Houston Oilers / 5th / 134th pick / 1980
78 Curley Culp 34 nt 10 5 265 6-2 Arizona St. 3/10/1946 12 3 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 31st pick / 1968
66 Greg Davidson 22 14 0 250 6-2 North Texas 4/24/1958 Rook 1
79 Charles Davis 29 1 0 269 6-1 TCU 11/17/1951 6 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 229th pick / 1974
69 Andy Dorris 29 LDE 16 16 238 6-4 New Mexico St. 8/11/1951 7 9 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 93rd pick / 1973
77 Angelo Fields 23 t 16 3 321 6-6 Michigan St. 9/15/1957 Rook 2 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 38th pick / 1980
60 Ed Fisher 31 RG 16 16 249 6-3 Arizona St. 5/31/1949 6 6
16 Toni Fritsch 35 K 15 0 190 5-7 none 7/10/1945 9 4
74 Leon Gray+ 29 LT 14 14 256 6-3 Jackson St. 11/15/1951 7 11 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 78th pick / 1973
41 Sammy Green 26 2 0 228 6-2 Florida 10/12/1954 4 0 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 29th pick / 1976
81 Jeff Groth 23 16 0 176 5-10 Bowling Green 7/2/1957 1 0 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 206th pick / 1979
36 Carter Hartwig 24 15 0 205 6-0 USC 2/27/1956 1 1 Houston Oilers / 8th / 214th pick / 1979
70 Conway Hayman 31 g 5 3 264 6-3 Delaware 1/9/1949 5 1 Washington Redskins / 6th / 141st pick / 1971
53 Thomas Henderson 27 7 0 221 6-2 Langston 3/1/1953 5 1 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 18th pick / 1975
50 Daryl Hunt 24 lilb 16 6 229 6-3 Oklahoma 11/3/1956 1 5 Houston Oilers / 6th / 143rd pick / 1979
84 Billy Johnson 28 WR 16 6 170 5-9 Widener 1/21/1952 6 3 Houston Oilers / 15th / 365th pick / 1974
71 Ken Kennard 26 NT 16 11 248 6-2 Angelo State (TX) 10/4/1954 3 7
5 Chester Marcol 31 1 0 190 6-0 Hillsdale 10/24/1949 8 0 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1972
55 Carl Mauck 33 C 16 16 243 6-4 Southern Illinois 7/7/1947 11 6 Baltimore Colts / 13th / 337th pick / 1969
29 Guido Merkens 25 3 0 200 6-1 Sam Houston St. 8/14/1955 2 0
14 Gifford Nielsen 26 16 0 205 6-4 BYU 10/25/1954 2 0 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1978
18 Cliff Parsley 26 P 16 0 211 6-1 Oklahoma St. 12/26/1954 3 2 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 147th pick / 1977
32 Vernon Perry 27 SS 16 16 211 6-2 Jackson St. 9/22/1953 1 9
37 Mike Reinfeldt 27 FS 16 16 192 6-2 Wisc-Milwaukee 5/6/1953 4 9
82 Mike Renfro 25 WR 16 16 184 6-0 TCU 6/19/1955 2 4 Houston Oilers / 4th / 98th pick / 1978
85 Carl Roaches 27 KR 16 0 168 5-8 Texas A&M 10/2/1953 Rook 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 14th / 377th pick / 1976
83 Tim Smith 23 16 0 201 6-2 Nebraska 3/20/1957 Rook 0 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 79th pick / 1980
12 Ken Stabler 35 QB 16 16 215 6-3 Alabama 12/25/1945 10 9 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1968
27 Greg Stemrick* 29 RCB 16 16 185 5-11 Colorado St. 10/25/1951 5 12
67 Mike Stensrud 24 16 0 280 6-5 Iowa St. 2/19/1956 1 2 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 31st pick / 1979
56 Art Stringer 26 LILB 8 8 223 6-1 Ball St. 1/30/1954 3 5 Houston Oilers / 9th / 256th pick / 1976
28 Jack Tatum 32 16 0 200 5-10 Ohio St. 11/18/1948 9 4 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 19th pick / 1971
51 Ted Thompson 27 lb 15 3 220 6-1 SMU 1/17/1953 5 3
76 Morris Towns 26 RT 16 12 270 6-4 Missouri 1/10/1954 3 5 Houston Oilers / 1st / 11th pick / 1977
59 Ted Washington 32 LOLB 16 15 244 6-1 Miss. Valley St. 2/16/1948 7 9 Kansas City Chiefs / 17th / 439th pick / 1972
33 J.C. Wilson 24 LCB 16 16 178 6-0 Tampa,Pittsburgh 3/11/1956 2 8 Houston Oilers / 8th / 210th pick / 1978
45 Tim Wilson 26 FB 16 16 226 6-3 Maryland 1/14/1954 3 3 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 66th pick / 1977
63 Bob Young 38 LG 15 12 270 6-1 Texas,Texas St.,Howard Payne 9/3/1942 14 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 19th / 261st pick / 1964
Team Total 27.7 16 226.9 6-1.7 4.6