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1989 Houston Oilers

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9-7-0, AFC Central Division  · 1989 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.5, Offense: 2.8, Defense: -5.3, SoS: 0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 365 points (22.8/g), 7th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 412 points (25.8/g), 26th.
 Differential of -47 points (-2.9/g), 18th.  Expected W-L: 6.9-9.1.

Coach: Jerry Glanville (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Kevin Gilbride
 Other Notable Asst.: Nick Saban (Secondary)

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Warren Moon* 33 5 16 280 for 464, 3,631 yards, 23 td, 14 int, & 70 rushes for 268 yards and 4 td
RB Mike Rozier 28 4 10 88 rushes for 301 yards, 2 td, & 4 catches for 28 yards and 0 td Houston Oilers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1984 Supp
FB Alonzo Highsmith 24 2 16 128 rushes for 531 yards, 4 td, & 18 catches for 201 yards and 2 td Houston Oilers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1987
WR Ernest Givins 25 3 15 55 catches for 794 yards, 3 td Houston Oilers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1986
WR Drew Hill 33 10 12 66 catches for 938 yards, 8 td Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 328th pick / 1979
TE Bob Mrosko 24 Rook 14 3 catches for 28 yards, 0 td Houston Oilers / 9th / 244th pick / 1989
LT Bruce Davis 33 10 16 Oakland Raiders / 11th / 294th pick / 1979
LG Mike Munchak* 29 7 16 Houston Oilers / 1st / 8th pick / 1982
C Jay Pennison 28 3 12 1 fumble recovered
RG Bruce Matthews*+ 28 6 16 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 1st / 9th pick / 1983
RT Dean Steinkuhler 28 5 16 Houston Oilers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1984
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ray Childress 27 4 14 8.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1985
NT Doug Smith 29 4 12 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 2nd / 29th pick / 1984
RDE Richard Byrd 27 4 8 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 2nd / 36th pick / 1985
LOLB Robert Lyles 28 5 13 2.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 5th / 114th pick / 1984
LILB John Grimsley 27 5 16 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 6th / 141st pick / 1984
RILB Al Smith 25 2 15 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 6th / 147th pick / 1987
ROLB Johnny Meads 28 5 16 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 3rd / 58th pick / 1984
LCB Steve Brown 29 6 16 3.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1983
RCB Patrick Allen 28 5 16 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 4th / 100th pick / 1984
SS Bubba McDowell 23 Rook 16 1.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 3rd / 77th pick / 1989
FS Jeff Donaldson 27 5 14 Houston Oilers / 9th / 226th pick / 1984
 Special Teams Starters
K Tony Zendejas 29 4 0 25 of 37 field goals & 40 of 40 extra points Washington Redskins / 1st / 27th pick / 1984 Supp
P Greg Montgomery 25 1 0 56 punts for a 43.2 average, 2 blocked Houston Oilers / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1988
PR Kenny Johnson 31 9 0 19 punt returns for a 6.4 average and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 137th pick / 1980
KR Kenny Johnson 31 9 0 21 kick returns for a 17.7 average and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 137th pick / 1980

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
29 Patrick Allen 28 RCB 16 16 180 5-10 Utah St. 8/26/1961 5 5 Houston Oilers / 4th / 100th pick / 1984
42 Steve Avery 23 1 0 233 6-2 Northern Michigan 8/18/1966 Rook 0
33 Billy Bell 28 4 0 170 5-10 Lamar 1/16/1961 Rook 0
58 John Brantley 24 8 0 243 6-2 Georgia 10/23/1965 Rook 0 Houston Oilers / 12th / 325th pick / 1988
24 Steve Brown 29 LCB 16 16 189 5-11 Oregon 3/20/1960 6 5 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1983
71 Richard Byrd 27 RDE 16 8 264 6-3 Southern Miss 3/20/1962 4 3 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 36th pick / 1985
14 Cody Carlson 26 6 0 202 6-3 Baylor 11/5/1963 1 0 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 64th pick / 1987
79 Ray Childress 27 LDE 14 14 272 6-6 Texas A&M 10/20/1962 4 9 Houston Oilers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1985
77 Bruce Davis 33 LT 16 16 287 6-6 UCLA 6/21/1956 10 8 Oakland Raiders / 11th / 294th pick / 1979
28 Cris Dishman 24 16 0 195 6-0 Purdue 8/13/1965 1 2 Houston Oilers / 5th / 125th pick / 1988
31 Jeff Donaldson 27 FS 14 14 192 6-0 Colorado 4/19/1962 5 4 Houston Oilers / 9th / 226th pick / 1984
80 Curtis Duncan 24 wr 16 1 184 5-11 Northwestern 1/26/1965 2 6 Houston Oilers / 10th / 258th pick / 1987
21 Tracey Eaton 24 db 16 2 195 6-1 Portland St. 7/19/1965 1 2 Houston Oilers / 7th / 187th pick / 1988
51 Eric Fairs 25 lb 16 3 240 6-3 Memphis 2/17/1964 3 2
95 William Fuller 27 RDE 15 9 271 6-3 North Carolina 3/8/1962 3 3 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 21st pick / 1984 Supp
81 Ernest Givins 25 WR 15 15 178 5-9 NE Oklahoma A&M,Louisville 9/3/1964 3 8 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1986
59 John Grimsley 27 LILB 16 16 235 6-2 Kentucky 2/25/1962 5 5 Houston Oilers / 6th / 141st pick / 1984
83 Leonard Harris 29 11 0 162 5-8 Austin,Texas Tech 11/27/1960 3 2
32 Alonzo Highsmith 24 FB 16 16 234 6-1 Miami (FL) 2/26/1965 2 6 Houston Oilers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1987
85 Drew Hill 33 WR 14 12 170 5-9 Georgia Tech 10/5/1956 10 9 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 328th pick / 1979
86 Kenny Jackson 27 10 0 180 6-0 Penn St. 2/15/1962 5 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1984
84 Haywood Jeffires 25 wr 16 4 201 6-2 North Carolina St. 12/12/1964 2 6 Houston Oilers / 1st / 20th pick / 1987
22 Kenny Johnson 31 KR 16 0 176 5-10 Mississippi St. 1/7/1958 9 0 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 137th pick / 1980
23 Richard Johnson 26 14 0 195 6-1 Wisconsin 9/16/1963 4 1 Houston Oilers / 1st / 11th pick / 1985
45 Tracy Johnson 23 16 0 234 6-0 Clemson 11/29/1966 Rook 0 Houston Oilers / 10th / 271st pick / 1989
96 Sean Jones 27 rde 16 5 270 6-7 Northeastern 12/19/1962 5 3 Los Angeles Raiders / 2nd / 51st pick / 1984
56 Scott Kozak 24 16 0 226 6-3 Oregon 11/28/1965 Rook 1 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 50th pick / 1989
93 Robert Lyles 28 LOLB 13 13 226 6-1 TCU 3/21/1961 5 5 Houston Oilers / 5th / 114th pick / 1984
78 Don Maggs 28 t 16 1 287 6-5 Tulane 11/1/1961 3 2 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 29th pick / 1984 Supp
74 Bruce Matthews*+ 28 RG 16 16 305 6-5 USC 8/8/1961 6 15 Houston Oilers / 1st / 9th pick / 1983
25 Bubba McDowell 23 SS 16 16 206 6-1 Miami (FL) 11/4/1966 Rook 5 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 77th pick / 1989
91 Johnny Meads 28 ROLB 16 16 231 6-2 Nicholls St. 6/25/1961 5 5 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 58th pick / 1984
94 Glenn Montgomery 22 15 0 282 6-0 Houston 3/31/1967 Rook 1 Houston Oilers / 5th / 131st pick / 1989
9 Greg Montgomery 25 P 16 0 215 6-4 Penn St.,Michigan St. 10/29/1964 1 3 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1988
1 Warren Moon* 33 QB 16 16 218 6-3 Washington 11/18/1956 5 15
87 Bob Mrosko 24 TE 15 14 265 6-6 Penn St. 11/13/1965 Rook 0 Houston Oilers / 9th / 244th pick / 1989
63 Mike Munchak* 29 LG 16 16 281 6-3 Penn St. 3/5/1960 7 13 Houston Oilers / 1st / 8th pick / 1982
52 Jay Pennison 28 C 12 12 276 6-1 Nicholls St. 9/9/1961 3 6
20 Allen Pinkett 25 rb 16 6 190 5-9 Notre Dame 1/25/1964 3 6 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 61st pick / 1986
30 Mike Rozier 28 RB 12 10 209 5-10 Nebraska 3/1/1961 4 2 Houston Oilers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1984 Supp
53 Eugene Seale 25 lb 15 1 250 5-10 Lamar 6/3/1964 2 1
54 Al Smith 25 RILB 15 15 244 6-1 Cal Poly-Pomona,Utah St. 11/26/1964 2 5 Houston Oilers / 6th / 147th pick / 1987
99 Doug Smith 29 NT 15 12 294 6-4 Auburn 6/13/1960 4 4 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 29th pick / 1984
70 Dean Steinkuhler 28 RT 16 16 283 6-3 Nebraska 1/27/1961 5 8 Houston Oilers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1984
88 Chris Verhulst 23 16 2 249 6-3 Cal State-Chico 5/16/1966 1 0 Houston Oilers / 5th / 130th pick / 1988
44 Lorenzo White 23 16 0 222 5-11 Michigan St. 4/12/1966 1 3 Houston Oilers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1988
73 David Williams 23 14 0 294 6-5 Florida 6/21/1966 Rook 1 Houston Oilers / 1st / 23rd pick / 1989
66 George Yarno 32 g 11 3 260 6-2 Washington St. 8/12/1957 10 2
7 Tony Zendejas 29 K 16 0 165 5-8 Nevada-Reno 5/15/1960 4 2 Washington Redskins / 1st / 27th pick / 1984 Supp
Team Total 26.5 16 229.8 6-1.4 3.3