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1979 Philadelphia Eagles

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11-5-0, Finished 2nd in NFC East Division  · 1979 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.7, Offense: 0.3, Defense: 2.4, SoS: -0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 339 points (21.2/g), 12th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 282 points (17.6/g), 9th.
 Differential of 57 points (3.6/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 9.7-6.3.

Coach: Dick Vermeil (11-5-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Marion Campbell

Stadium: Veterans Stadium
 Training Camp: Widener University (Chester, Pennsylvania)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Ron Jaworski 28 5 16 190 for 374, 2,669 yards, 18 td, 12 int, & 43 rushes for 119 yards and 2 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 37th pick / 1973
RB Wilbert Montgomery* 25 2 16 338 rushes for 1,512 yards, 9 td, & 41 catches for 494 yards and 5 td Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 154th pick / 1977
FB Leroy Harris 25 2 13 107 rushes for 504 yards, 2 td, & 22 catches for 107 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 5th / 123rd pick / 1977
WR Harold Carmichael* 30 8 16 52 catches for 872 yards, 11 td, & 1 rush for 0 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 161st pick / 1971
WR Charlie Smith 29 5 12 24 catches for 399 yards, 1 td
TE Keith Krepfle 27 4 16 41 catches for 760 yards, 3 td Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 115th pick / 1974
LT Stan Walters* 31 7 16 Cincinnati Bengals / 9th / 210th pick / 1972
LG Wade Key 33 9 10 Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 314th pick / 1969
C Guy Morriss 28 6 16 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 28th pick / 1973
RG Woody Peoples 36 11 16
RT Jerry Sisemore* 28 6 16 2 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 3rd pick / 1973
 Defensive Starters
LDE Claude Humphrey 35 11 16 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 3rd pick / 1968
NT Charlie Johnson* 27 2 16 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 175th pick / 1977
RDE Carl Hairston 27 3 15 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 191st pick / 1976
LLB John Bunting 29 7 15 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 248th pick / 1972
LILB Terry Tautolo 25 3 8 Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 353rd pick / 1976
RILB Frank LeMaster 27 5 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 89th pick / 1974
RLB Reggie Wilkes 23 1 16 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 66th pick / 1978
LCB Bob Howard 35 12 16 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 48th pick / 1967
RCB Herman Edwards 25 2 16 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
SS Randy Logan 28 6 16 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 55th pick / 1973
FS Brenard Wilson 24 Rook 14 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Tony Franklin 23 Rook 0 23 of 31 field goals & 36 of 39 extra points Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 74th pick / 1979
P Max Runager 23 Rook 0 74 punts for a 39.6 average, 1 blocked Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 211th pick / 1979
PR Wally Henry* 25 2 0 35 punt returns for a 9.1 average and 0 td
KR Wally Henry* 25 2 0 28 kick returns for a 23.9 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
38 Larry Barnes 25 16 3 220 5-11 Tennessee St. 7/17/1954 2 1 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 151st pick / 1977
66 Bill Bergey 34 lb 3 3 243 6-4 Arkansas St. 2/9/1945 10 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 31st pick / 1969
27 Richard Blackmore 23 16 0 174 5-10 Mississippi St. 8/14/1956 Rook 3
95 John Bunting 29 LLB 15 15 220 6-1 North Carolina 7/15/1950 7 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 248th pick / 1972
67 Lem Burnham 32 16 0 236 6-4 U.S. International 8/30/1947 2 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 15th / 378th pick / 1974
37 Billy Campfield 23 16 0 200 5-11 Kansas 8/20/1956 1 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 288th pick / 1978
17 Harold Carmichael* 30 WR 16 16 225 6-8 Southern 9/22/1949 8 10 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 161st pick / 1971
32 Earl Carr 24 1 0 224 6-0 Florida 1/22/1955 1 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 124th pick / 1978
59 Al Chesley 22 16 0 240 6-3 Pittsburgh 8/23/1957 Rook 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 296th pick / 1979
71 Ken Clarke 23 16 0 268 6-2 Syracuse 8/28/1956 1 4
46 Herman Edwards 25 RCB 16 16 194 6-0 California,San Diego St. 4/27/1954 2 6
81 Scott Fitzkee 22 wr 15 1 187 6-0 Penn St. 8/4/1957 Rook 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 126th pick / 1979
1 Tony Franklin 23 K 16 0 182 5-8 Texas A&M 11/18/1956 Rook 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 74th pick / 1979
33 Louie Giammona 26 15 0 180 5-9 Utah St. 3/3/1953 3 0 New York Jets / 8th / 214th pick / 1976
78 Carl Hairston 27 RDE 15 15 260 6-3 Md-Eastern Shore 12/15/1952 3 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 191st pick / 1976
20 Leroy Harris 25 FB 15 13 226 5-9 Arkansas St. 7/3/1954 2 5 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 123rd pick / 1977
68 Dennis Harrison 23 de 12 1 275 6-8 Vanderbilt 7/31/1956 1 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 92nd pick / 1978
89 Wally Henry* 25 KR 12 0 175 5-8 UCLA 10/30/1954 2 0
23 Bob Howard 35 LCB 16 16 174 6-2 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo,San Diego St. 11/19/1944 12 6 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 48th pick / 1967
87 Claude Humphrey 35 LDE 16 16 252 6-4 Tennessee St. 6/29/1944 11 6 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 3rd pick / 1968
7 Ron Jaworski 28 QB 16 16 196 6-2 Youngstown St. 3/23/1951 5 12 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 37th pick / 1973
65 Charlie Johnson* 27 NT 16 16 266 6-3 Colorado 2/17/1952 2 8 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 175th pick / 1977
72 Wade Key 33 LG 12 10 245 6-5 Texas,Texas St. 10/14/1946 9 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 314th pick / 1969
84 Keith Krepfle 27 TE 16 16 227 6-3 Iowa St. 2/4/1952 4 9 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 115th pick / 1974
29 Al Latimer 22 13 0 176 5-11 Ferrum,Clemson 10/14/1957 Rook 3
55 Frank LeMaster 27 RILB 16 16 232 6-2 Kentucky 3/12/1952 5 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 89th pick / 1974
41 Randy Logan 28 SS 16 16 195 6-1 Michigan 5/1/1951 6 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 55th pick / 1973
77 Rufus Mayes 32 16 0 260 6-5 Ohio St. 12/5/1947 10 3 Chicago Bears / 1st / 14th pick / 1969
82 Jerrold McRae 24 5 0 194 6-1 Tennessee St. 4/9/1955 1 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 112th pick / 1978
24 Henry Monroe 23 3 0 180 5-11 Mississippi St. 12/30/1956 Rook 2 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 180th pick / 1979
31 Wilbert Montgomery* 25 RB 16 16 196 5-10 Jackson St.,Abilene Christian 9/16/1954 2 18 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 154th pick / 1977
50 Guy Morriss 28 C 16 16 255 6-4 TCU 5/13/1951 6 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 28th pick / 1973
69 Woody Peoples 36 RG 16 16 252 6-2 Grambling St. 8/16/1943 11 7
62 Petey Perot 22 lg 14 6 261 6-2 NW State (LA) 4/28/1957 Rook 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 48th pick / 1979
52 Ray Phillips 25 11 0 224 6-4 Nebraska 3/18/1954 2 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 133rd pick / 1977
64 Garry Puetz 27 2 0 263 6-3 Valparaiso 3/14/1952 6 3 New York Jets / 12th / 300th pick / 1973
56 Jerry Robinson 23 lilb 16 6 223 6-2 UCLA 12/18/1956 Rook 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 21st pick / 1979
4 Max Runager 23 P 16 0 189 6-1 South Carolina 3/24/1956 Rook 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 211th pick / 1979
26 John Sanders 29 1 0 175 6-1 South Dakota 1/11/1950 5 2
21 John Sciarra 25 db 16 2 185 5-11 UCLA 3/2/1954 1 2 Chicago Bears / 4th / 103rd pick / 1976
76 Jerry Sisemore* 28 RT 16 16 265 6-4 Texas 7/16/1951 6 8 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 3rd pick / 1973
79 Manny Sistrunk 32 16 0 269 6-5 Ark-Pine Bluff 6/16/1947 9 3 Washington Redskins / 5th / 114th pick / 1970
61 Mark Slater 24 16 0 257 6-2 Minnesota 2/1/1955 1 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 315th pick / 1978
85 Charlie Smith 29 WR 16 12 185 6-1 Grambling St. 7/26/1950 5 5
88 John Spagnola 22 te 16 3 240 6-4 Yale 8/1/1957 Rook 0 New England Patriots / 9th / 245th pick / 1979
58 Terry Tautolo 25 LILB 16 8 232 6-2 UCLA 8/30/1954 3 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 353rd pick / 1976
75 Stan Walters* 31 LT 16 16 275 6-6 Syracuse 5/27/1948 7 10 Cincinnati Bengals / 9th / 210th pick / 1972
10 John Walton 32 8 0 210 6-2 Elizabeth City St. 10/4/1947 3 1
51 Reggie Wilkes 23 RLB 16 16 235 6-4 Georgia Tech 5/27/1956 1 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 66th pick / 1978
22 Brenard Wilson 24 FS 14 14 178 6-0 Vanderbilt 8/15/1955 Rook 6
Team Total 26.7 16 221.9 6-1.7 3.6