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1996 Houston Oilers

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8-8-0, Finished 4th in AFC Central Division  · 1996 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 0.9, Offense: 0.1, Defense: 0.8, SoS: -0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 345 points (21.6/g), 10th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 319 points (19.9/g), 16th.
 Differential of 26 points (1.6/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 8.7-7.3.

Coach: Jeff Fisher (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jerry Rhome
 Defensive Coordinator: Steve Sidwell
 Other Notable Asst.: Mike Munchak (Offensive Assistant/Quality Control) and Gregg Williams (Linebackers)

Stadium: Houston Astrodome
 Training Camp: Trinity University (San Antonio, 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 Chris Chandler 31 8 12 184 for 320, 2,099 yards, 16 td, 11 int, & 28 rushes for 113 yards and 0 td Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 76th pick / 1988
RB Eddie George 23 Rook 16 335 rushes for 1,368 yards, 8 td, & 23 catches for 182 yards and 0 td Houston Oilers / 1st / 14th pick / 1996
WR Willie Davis 29 5 14 39 catches for 464 yards, 6 td, & 1 rush for 15 yards and 0 td
WR Chris Sanders 24 1 15 48 catches for 882 yards, 4 td Houston Oilers / 3rd / 67th pick / 1995
TE Roderick Lewis 25 2 7 7 catches for 50 yards, 0 td Houston Oilers / 5th / 157th pick / 1994
TE Frank Wycheck 25 3 16 53 catches for 511 yards, 6 td, & 2 rushes for 3 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 6th / 160th pick / 1993
LT Brad Hopkins 26 3 16 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 1st / 13th pick / 1993
LG Bruce Matthews* 35 13 16 Houston Oilers / 1st / 9th pick / 1983
C Mark Stepnoski* 29 7 16 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 57th pick / 1989
RG Kevin Donnalley 28 5 16 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 79th pick / 1991
RT Irv Eatman 35 10 16 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 204th pick / 1983
 Defensive Starters
LDE Anthony Cook 24 1 11 7.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 2nd / 35th pick / 1995
LDT Gary Walker 23 1 16 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 5th / 159th pick / 1995
RDT Henry Ford 25 2 14 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 1st / 26th pick / 1994
RDE Robert Young 27 5 13 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 116th pick / 1991
LLB Joe Bowden 26 4 16 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 5th / 133rd pick / 1992
MLB Barron Wortham 27 2 14 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 6th / 194th pick / 1994
RLB Micheal Barrow 26 3 16 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 2nd / 47th pick / 1993
LCB Cris Dishman 31 8 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 5th / 125th pick / 1988
RCB Darryll Lewis 28 5 16 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 2nd / 38th pick / 1991
SS Blaine Bishop* 26 3 15 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 8th / 214th pick / 1993
FS Marcus Robertson 27 5 16 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 4th / 102nd pick / 1991
 Special Teams Starters
K Al Del Greco 34 12 0 32 of 38 field goals & 35 of 35 extra points
P Reggie Roby 35 13 0 67 punts for a 44.4 average, 1 blocked Miami Dolphins / 6th / 167th pick / 1983
PR Mel Gray 35 10 0 22 punt returns for a 9.3 average and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1984 Supp
KR Mel Gray 35 10 0 50 kick returns for a 24.5 average and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1984 Supp

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
32 Mike Archie 24 2 0 205 5-8 Penn St. 10/14/1972 Rook 0 Houston Oilers / 7th / 218th pick / 1996
22 Tomur Barnes 26 5 0 188 5-10 North Texas 9/8/1970 2 0
56 Micheal Barrow 26 RLB 16 16 245 6-2 Miami (FL) 4/19/1970 3 9 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 47th pick / 1993
23 Blaine Bishop* 26 SS 15 15 197 5-9 St. Joseph's (IN),Ball St. 7/24/1970 3 8 Houston Oilers / 8th / 214th pick / 1993
58 Joe Bowden 26 LLB 16 16 230 5-11 Oklahoma 2/25/1970 4 8 Houston Oilers / 5th / 133rd pick / 1992
94 Kendrick Burton 23 de 4 2 288 6-5 Alabama 9/7/1973 Rook 1 Houston Oilers / 4th / 107th pick / 1996
12 Chris Chandler 31 QB 12 12 224 6-4 Washington 10/12/1965 8 8 Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 76th pick / 1988
39 Lee Cole 22 3 0 188 5-11 Arizona St. 6/25/1974 Rook 0
78 Anthony Cook 24 LDE 12 11 295 6-3 South Carolina St. 5/30/1972 1 6 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 35th pick / 1995
86 Willie Davis 29 WR 16 14 180 6-0 Central Arkansas 10/10/1967 5 5
3 Al Del Greco 34 K 16 0 200 5-10 Auburn 3/2/1962 12 5
28 Cris Dishman 31 LCB 16 16 195 6-0 Purdue 8/13/1965 8 7 Houston Oilers / 5th / 125th pick / 1988
77 Kevin Donnalley 28 RG 16 16 310 6-5 Davidson,North Carolina 6/10/1968 5 8 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 79th pick / 1991
30 Anthony Dorsett 23 8 0 205 5-11 Pittsburgh 9/14/1973 Rook 1 Houston Oilers / 6th / 177th pick / 1996
75 Irv Eatman 35 RT 16 16 293 6-7 UCLA 1/1/1961 10 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 204th pick / 1983
60 Hicham El-Mashtoub 24 1 0 288 6-2 Arizona 5/11/1972 1 0 Houston Oilers / 6th / 174th pick / 1995
91 Josh Evans 24 8 0 280 6-3 Ala-Birmingham 9/6/1972 1 1
83 Malcolm Floyd 24 16 0 194 6-0 Fresno St. 12/29/1972 2 1 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 101st pick / 1994
92 Henry Ford 25 RDT 15 14 295 6-3 Arkansas 10/30/1971 2 7 Houston Oilers / 1st / 26th pick / 1994
27 Eddie George 23 RB 16 16 235 6-3 Ohio St. 9/24/1973 Rook 12 Houston Oilers / 1st / 14th pick / 1996
21 Mel Gray 35 KR 14 0 167 5-9 Purdue 3/16/1961 10 0 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1984 Supp
93 Mike Halapin 23 9 0 294 6-4 Pittsburgh 7/1/1973 Rook 1
51 Lemanski Hall 26 3 0 231 6-0 Alabama 11/24/1970 1 0 Houston Oilers / 7th / 220th pick / 1994
33 Ronnie Harmon 32 wr 16 6 200 5-11 Iowa 5/7/1964 10 6 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 16th pick / 1986
72 Brad Hopkins 26 LT 16 16 305 6-3 Illinois 9/5/1970 3 8 Houston Oilers / 1st / 13th pick / 1993
24 Steve Jackson 27 db 16 1 188 5-8 Purdue 4/8/1969 5 2 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 71st pick / 1991
57 Lenoy Jones 22 11 0 228 6-1 TCU 9/25/1974 Rook 1
50 Terry Killens 22 14 0 235 6-1 Penn St. 3/24/1974 Rook 1 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 74th pick / 1996
66 Jason Layman 23 16 0 310 6-5 Tennessee 7/29/1973 Rook 1 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 48th pick / 1996
29 Darryll Lewis 28 RCB 16 16 188 5-9 Arizona 12/16/1968 5 8 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 38th pick / 1991
88 Roderick Lewis 25 TE 16 7 254 6-5 Arizona 6/9/1971 2 1 Houston Oilers / 5th / 157th pick / 1994
74 Bruce Matthews* 35 LG 16 16 305 6-5 USC 8/8/1961 13 13 Houston Oilers / 1st / 9th pick / 1983
87 James McKeehan 23 14 0 251 6-3 Texas A&M 8/9/1973 Rook 0
9 Steve McNair 23 qb 9 4 235 6-2 Alcorn St. 2/14/1973 1 5 Houston Oilers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1995
55 John Henry Mills* 27 16 0 226 6-0 Wake Forest 10/31/1969 3 4 Houston Oilers / 5th / 131st pick / 1993
97 Bryant Mix 24 de 6 2 291 6-3 Alcorn St. 7/28/1972 Rook 1 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 38th pick / 1996
64 Erik Norgard 31 13 0 282 6-1 West. Washington,Colorado 11/4/1965 6 1
80 Michael Roan 24 te 15 1 251 6-3 Wisconsin 8/29/1972 1 0 Houston Oilers / 4th / 101st pick / 1995
90 James Roberson 25 rde 15 5 275 6-3 Florida St. 5/3/1971 Rook 4
31 Marcus Robertson 27 FS 16 16 198 5-11 Iowa St. 10/2/1969 5 8 Houston Oilers / 4th / 102nd pick / 1991
37 Rafael Robinson 27 db 16 2 200 5-11 Wisconsin 6/19/1969 4 2
7 Reggie Roby 35 P 16 0 249 6-3 Iowa 7/30/1961 13 2 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 167th pick / 1983
69 Jon Runyan 23 10 0 330 6-7 Michigan 11/27/1973 Rook 1 Houston Oilers / 4th / 109th pick / 1996
85 Derek Russell 27 wr 16 5 195 6-0 Arkansas 6/22/1969 5 4 Denver Broncos / 4th / 89th pick / 1991
81 Chris Sanders 24 WR 16 15 188 6-1 Ohio St. 5/8/1972 1 9 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 67th pick / 1995
54 Al Smith 32 lb 1 1 244 6-1 Cal Poly-Pomona,Utah St. 11/26/1964 9 0 Houston Oilers / 6th / 147th pick / 1987
53 Mark Stepnoski* 29 C 16 16 269 6-2 Pittsburgh 1/20/1967 7 13 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 57th pick / 1989
26 Rayna Stewart 23 15 0 198 5-10 Northern Arizona 6/18/1973 Rook 1 Houston Oilers / 5th / 143rd pick / 1996
20 Rodney Thomas 23 16 0 210 5-10 Texas A&M 3/30/1973 1 2 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 89th pick / 1995
96 Gary Walker 23 LDT 16 16 324 6-3 Auburn 2/28/1973 1 9 Houston Oilers / 5th / 159th pick / 1995
82 Sheddrick Wilson 23 11 0 210 6-2 LSU 11/23/1973 Rook 0
52 Barron Wortham 27 MLB 15 14 244 5-11 Texas-El Paso 11/1/1969 2 8 Houston Oilers / 6th / 194th pick / 1994
89 Frank Wycheck 25 TE 16 16 253 6-3 Maryland 10/14/1971 3 5 Washington Redskins / 6th / 160th pick / 1993
99 Robert Young 27 RDE 15 13 273 6-6 Mississippi St. 1/29/1969 5 6 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 116th pick / 1991
Team Total 26.4 16 241.4 6-1.3 3.4