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1987 Houston Oilers

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9-6-0, Finished 2nd in AFC Central Division  · 1987 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.9, Offense: 3.2, Defense: -1.2, SoS: 2.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 345 points (23.0/g), 10th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 349 points (23.3/g), 19th.
 Differential of -4 points (-0.3/g), 13th.  Expected W-L: 7.4-7.6.

Coach: Jerry Glanville (9-6-0)

Stadium: Houston Astrodome
 Training Camp: Angelo State (San Angelo, Texas)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Warren Moon 31 3 12 184 for 368, 2,806 yards, 21 td, 18 int, & 34 rushes for 112 yards and 3 td
RB Mike Rozier* 26 2 11 229 rushes for 957 yards, 3 td, & 27 catches for 192 yards and 0 td Houston Oilers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1984 Supp
FB Ray Wallace 24 1 9 19 rushes for 102 yards, 0 td, & 7 catches for 34 yards and 0 td Houston Oilers / 6th / 145th pick / 1986
WR Ernest Givins 23 1 12 53 catches for 933 yards, 6 td, & 1 rush for -13 yards and 0 td Houston Oilers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1986
WR Drew Hill 31 8 12 49 catches for 989 yards, 6 td Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 328th pick / 1979
TE Jamie Williams 27 4 12 13 catches for 158 yards, 3 td New York Giants / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1983
LT Bruce Davis 31 8 7 Oakland Raiders / 11th / 294th pick / 1979
LG Mike Munchak*+ 27 5 12 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 1st / 8th pick / 1982
C Jay Pennison 26 1 12 1 fumble recovered
RG Bruce Matthews 26 4 6 Houston Oilers / 1st / 9th pick / 1983
RT Dean Steinkuhler 26 3 11 Houston Oilers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1984
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ray Childress 25 2 13 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1985
NT Doug Smith 27 2 13 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 2nd / 29th pick / 1984
RDE Richard Byrd 25 2 11 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 2nd / 36th pick / 1985
LOLB Robert Lyles 26 3 12 2.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 5th / 114th pick / 1984
LILB John Grimsley 25 3 12 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 6th / 141st pick / 1984
RILB Al Smith 23 Rook 11 Houston Oilers / 6th / 147th pick / 1987
ROLB Johnny Meads 26 3 12 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 3rd / 58th pick / 1984
LCB Steve Brown 27 4 10 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1983
RCB Patrick Allen 26 3 11 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 4th / 100th pick / 1984
SS Keith Bostic* 26 4 12 3.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1983
FS Jeff Donaldson 25 3 12 1.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 9th / 226th pick / 1984
 Special Teams Starters
K Tony Zendejas 27 2 0 20 of 26 field goals & 32 of 33 extra points Washington Redskins / 1st / 27th pick / 1984 Supp
P Lee Johnson 26 2 0 41 punts for a 40.3 average, 0 blocked Houston Oilers / 5th / 138th pick / 1985
PR Kenny Johnson 29 7 3 24 punt returns for a 8.2 average and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 137th pick / 1980
KR Curtis Duncan 22 Rook 0 28 kick returns for a 19.5 average and 0 td Houston Oilers / 10th / 258th pick / 1987

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
56 Robert Abraham 27 2 0 228 6-1 North Carolina St. 7/13/1960 5 0 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 77th pick / 1982
20 Earl Allen 26 1 0 193 5-11 Michigan,Houston 10/24/1961 Rook 0
29 Patrick Allen 26 RCB 11 11 180 5-10 Utah St. 8/26/1961 3 5 Houston Oilers / 4th / 100th pick / 1984
75 Jesse Baker 30 de 9 2 269 6-5 Jacksonville St. 7/10/1957 8 2 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 50th pick / 1979
21 Craig Birdsong 23 3 0 217 6-2 North Texas 8/16/1964 Rook 0
25 Keith Bostic* 26 SS 12 12 216 6-1 Michigan 1/17/1961 4 11 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1983
77 Scott Boucher 29 2 0 260 6-3 La-Monroe 9/15/1958 Rook 0
92 Tom Briehl 25 lb 3 3 247 6-3 Stanford 9/8/1962 2 1 Houston Oilers / 4th / 87th pick / 1985
27 Sonny Brown 24 2 0 200 6-2 Oklahoma 11/12/1963 Rook 0
24 Steve Brown 27 LCB 10 10 189 5-11 Oregon 3/20/1960 4 4 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1983
23 Domingo Bryant 24 db 13 3 178 6-4 Texas A&M 12/8/1963 Rook 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 148th pick / 1986
71 Richard Byrd 25 RDE 12 11 264 6-3 Southern Miss 3/20/1962 2 5 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 36th pick / 1985
90 Toby Caston 22 6 0 235 6-1 LSU 7/17/1965 Rook 0 Houston Oilers / 6th / 159th pick / 1987
79 Ray Childress 25 LDE 13 13 272 6-6 Texas A&M 10/20/1962 2 7 Houston Oilers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1985
24 Charles Clinton 25 2 0 170 5-8 San Jose St. 1/29/1962 Rook 0
35 Eric Cobble 23 3 0 205 5-10 Texas St. 4/11/1964 Rook 0
98 Rayford Cooks 25 de 10 1 245 6-3 North Texas 8/25/1962 Rook 1
85 Chris Darrington 23 3 0 180 5-10 Weber St. 7/13/1964 Rook 0
88 Mitch Daum 24 2 0 250 6-5 Wyoming 11/13/1963 Rook 0
77 Bruce Davis 31 LT 7 7 287 6-6 UCLA 6/21/1956 8 4 Oakland Raiders / 11th / 294th pick / 1979
73 John Davis 22 6 0 310 6-4 Georgia Tech 8/22/1965 Rook 1 Houston Oilers / 11th / 287th pick / 1987
9 John Diettrich 24 2 0 190 6-2 Ball St. 5/9/1963 Rook 2
64 Joe Dixon 23 2 0 275 6-3 Tulsa 1/8/1964 Rook 0
31 Jeff Donaldson 25 FS 12 12 192 6-0 Colorado 4/19/1962 3 6 Houston Oilers / 9th / 226th pick / 1984
82 Willie Drewrey 24 12 0 184 5-7 West Virginia 4/28/1963 2 1 Houston Oilers / 11th / 281st pick / 1985
80 Curtis Duncan 22 KR 10 0 184 5-11 Northwestern 1/26/1965 Rook 2 Houston Oilers / 10th / 258th pick / 1987
21 Bo Eason 26 3 0 200 6-2 California-Davis 3/10/1961 3 0 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 54th pick / 1984
87 Scott Eccles 24 1 0 240 6-5 East. New Mexico 6/28/1963 Rook 0 Los Angeles Raiders / 9th / 238th pick / 1987
51 Eric Fairs 23 12 0 240 6-3 Memphis 2/17/1964 1 1
59 Scott Fox 24 2 0 222 6-2 Austin Peay St. 12/28/1963 Rook 0
62 Jerrell Franklin 28 g 3 3 287 6-3 Kansas St.,Southern 5/4/1959 Rook 2
95 William Fuller 25 de 12 1 271 6-3 North Carolina 3/8/1962 1 2 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 21st pick / 1984 Supp
88 Mark Gehring 23 te 6 3 235 6-4 East. Washington 4/16/1964 Rook 1
81 Ernest Givins 23 WR 12 12 178 5-9 NE Oklahoma A&M,Louisville 9/3/1964 1 9 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1986
68 Mike Golic 25 2 0 274 6-5 Notre Dame 12/12/1962 1 0 Houston Oilers / 10th / 255th pick / 1985
8 Jeff Gossett 30 4 0 200 6-2 East. Illinois 1/25/1957 6 1
59 John Grimsley 25 LILB 12 12 235 6-2 Kentucky 2/25/1962 3 6 Houston Oilers / 6th / 141st pick / 1984
80 Leonard Harris 27 wr 3 3 162 5-8 Austin,Texas Tech 11/27/1960 1 2
32 Alonzo Highsmith 22 rb 8 3 234 6-1 Miami (FL) 2/26/1965 Rook 1 Houston Oilers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1987
85 Drew Hill 31 WR 12 12 170 5-9 Georgia Tech 10/5/1956 8 9 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 328th pick / 1979
72 Kent Hill 30 rg 12 6 260 6-5 Georgia Tech 3/7/1957 8 4 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 26th pick / 1979
30 Herman Hunter 26 3 0 197 6-1 Tennessee St. 2/14/1961 2 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 289th pick / 1985
39 Andrew Jackson 23 rb 7 3 190 5-10 USC,Iowa St. 5/6/1964 Rook 2
89 Arrike James 23 3 0 238 6-4 Delta St. 12/31/1964 Rook 0
53 Thad Jefferson 23 lb 3 3 225 5-11 Hawaii 3/11/1964 Rook 1
84 Haywood Jeffires 23 wr 9 1 201 6-2 North Carolina St. 12/12/1964 Rook 1 Houston Oilers / 1st / 20th pick / 1987
57 Byron Johnson 25 db 3 3 220 6-1 Baylor 10/21/1962 Rook 1
22 Kenny Johnson 29 PR 12 3 176 5-10 Mississippi St. 1/7/1958 7 0 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 137th pick / 1980
11 Lee Johnson 26 P 9 0 200 6-2 BYU 11/27/1961 2 1 Houston Oilers / 5th / 138th pick / 1985
23 Richard Johnson 24 db 5 1 195 6-1 Wisconsin 9/16/1963 2 1 Houston Oilers / 1st / 11th pick / 1985
57 Walter Johnson 24 10 0 241 6-0 Louisiana Tech 11/13/1963 Rook 1 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 46th pick / 1987
25 Larry Joyner 23 1 0 207 6-0 Minnesota 1/22/1964 Rook 0
1 Kurt Kafentzis 25 2 0 190 6-2 Hawaii 12/31/1962 Rook 0
60 Doug Kellermeyer 26 3 0 275 6-3 BYU 6/1/1961 Rook 0
58 Mike Kelley 25 1 0 273 6-5 Notre Dame 2/27/1962 2 0 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1985
50 Billy Kidd 28 c 7 3 270 6-4 Houston 11/28/1959 Rook 2
94 Eric Larkin 25 de 1 1 265 6-4 Miami (FL) 5/14/1962 Rook 0
28 Allen Lyday 27 7 0 190 5-10 Texas Southern,Nebraska 9/16/1960 3 0
93 Robert Lyles 26 LOLB 12 12 226 6-1 TCU 3/21/1961 3 8 Houston Oilers / 5th / 114th pick / 1984
94 Charles Martin 28 nt 12 3 280 6-4 West Alabama 8/31/1959 3 3
74 Bruce Matthews 26 RG 8 6 305 6-5 USC 8/8/1961 4 3 Houston Oilers / 1st / 9th pick / 1983
81 Keith McDonald 24 3 0 170 5-9 San Jose St. 11/7/1963 Rook 1
26 Audray McMillian 25 db 12 2 190 5-11 Houston 8/13/1962 2 1 New England Patriots / 3rd / 84th pick / 1985
91 Johnny Meads 26 ROLB 12 12 231 6-2 Nicholls St. 6/25/1961 3 6 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 58th pick / 1984
66 Clay Miller 24 t 3 2 275 6-4 Michigan 8/27/1963 Rook 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 12th / 306th pick / 1986
1 Warren Moon 31 QB 12 12 218 6-3 Washington 11/18/1956 3 10
32 Ricky Moore 24 rb 3 3 234 5-11 Alabama 4/7/1963 1 0 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 75th pick / 1985
63 Mike Munchak*+ 27 LG 12 12 281 6-3 Penn St. 3/5/1960 5 12 Houston Oilers / 1st / 8th pick / 1982
75 Kenny Neil 28 1 0 244 6-4 Iowa St. 1/8/1959 6 0 New York Jets / 7th / 169th pick / 1981
26 Tony Newsom 22 db 5 3 175 5-8 S.F. Austin 7/20/1965 Rook 2
67 Bob Otto 25 3 0 251 6-6 Idaho St. 12/16/1962 1 0 Seattle Seahawks / 9th / 248th pick / 1985
89 Jeff Parks 23 7 0 238 6-4 Auburn 9/14/1964 1 0 Houston Oilers / 5th / 114th pick / 1986
14 Brent Pease 23 qb 7 3 201 6-2 Montana 10/8/1964 Rook 3 Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 295th pick / 1987
52 Jay Pennison 26 C 12 12 276 6-1 Nicholls St. 9/9/1961 1 6
69 Brett Petersmark 23 3 0 280 6-3 East. Michigan 3/5/1964 Rook 0
77 Barry Pettyjohn 23 2 0 285 6-5 Pittsburgh 3/29/1964 Rook 0
20 Allen Pinkett 23 8 0 190 5-9 Notre Dame 1/25/1964 1 1 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 61st pick / 1986
30 Mike Rozier* 26 RB 11 11 209 5-10 Nebraska 3/1/1961 2 9 Houston Oilers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1984 Supp
51 Eugene Seale 23 lb 9 4 250 5-10 Lamar 6/3/1964 Rook 3
27 Donovan Small 23 1 0 190 5-11 Minnesota 7/10/1964 Rook 0
54 Al Smith 23 RILB 12 11 244 6-1 Cal Poly-Pomona,Utah St. 11/26/1964 Rook 5 Houston Oilers / 6th / 147th pick / 1987
99 Doug Smith 27 NT 15 13 294 6-4 Auburn 6/13/1960 2 6 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 29th pick / 1984
54 Larry Smith 22 3 0 210 6-1 Kentucky 2/7/1965 Rook 0
70 Dean Steinkuhler 26 RT 11 11 283 6-3 Nebraska 1/27/1961 3 6 Houston Oilers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1984
68 Vince Stroth 27 t 9 3 267 6-4 BYU 11/25/1960 2 2
8 Steve Superick 24 2 0 204 5-11 West Virginia 8/9/1963 Rook 0
28 Emmuel Thompson 28 3 0 180 5-11 Texas A&M-Kingsville 11/15/1959 Rook 0
33 Spencer Tillman 23 rb 5 1 206 5-11 Oklahoma 4/21/1964 Rook 0 Houston Oilers / 5th / 133rd pick / 1987
95 Dwaine Turner 23 1 0 290 6-0 Rice 10/7/1964 Rook 0
45 Ira Valentine 24 7 0 212 6-0 Texas A&M 6/4/1963 Rook 0 Houston Oilers / 12th / 314th pick / 1987
50 Paul Vogel 26 1 0 220 6-1 South Carolina 2/2/1961 Rook 0
35 Ray Wallace 24 FB 12 9 224 6-0 Purdue 12/3/1963 1 1 Houston Oilers / 6th / 145th pick / 1986
83 Joey Walters 33 5 0 175 6-0 Clemson 10/29/1954 Rook 1
29 Bucky White 25 db 3 3 180 6-2 Lamar 11/24/1962 Rook 1
69 Doug Williams 25 lt 8 7 286 6-5 Kentucky,Texas A&M 10/1/1962 1 4 New York Jets / 2nd / 49th pick / 1986
87 Jamie Williams 27 TE 12 12 240 6-4 Nebraska 2/25/1960 4 1 New York Giants / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1983
86 Oliver Williams 27 wr 3 2 194 6-3 Illinois 10/17/1960 2 2 Chicago Bears / 12th / 313th pick / 1983
73 Almon Young 25 g 3 3 290 6-3 Bethune-Cookman 7/3/1962 Rook 2
7 Tony Zendejas 27 K 13 0 165 5-8 Nevada-Reno 5/15/1960 2 4 Washington Redskins / 1st / 27th pick / 1984 Supp
Team Total 25.2 15 227.7 6-1.4 1.5