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1979 Oakland Raiders

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9-7-0, Finished 4th in AFC West Division  · 1979 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.8, Offense: 3.8, Defense: -0.0, SoS: 2.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 365 points (22.8/g), 7th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 337 points (21.1/g), 17th.
 Differential of 28 points (1.8/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 8.8-7.2.

Coach: Tom Flores (9-7-0)

Stadium: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
 Training Camp: El Rancho Tropicana (Santa Rosa, California)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Ken Stabler 34 9 16 304 for 498, 3,615 yards, 26 td, 22 int, & 16 rushes for -4 yards and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1968
RB Arthur Whittington 24 1 7 109 rushes for 397 yards, 2 td, & 19 catches for 240 yards and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 7th / 176th pick / 1978
FB Mark van Eeghen 27 5 16 223 rushes for 818 yards, 7 td, & 51 catches for 474 yards and 2 td Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 75th pick / 1974
WR Cliff Branch 31 7 13 59 catches for 844 yards, 6 td, & 1 rush for 4 yards and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 4th / 98th pick / 1972
TE Dave Casper*+ 28 5 12 57 catches for 771 yards, 3 td Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 45th pick / 1974
TE Raymond Chester* 31 9 13 58 catches for 712 yards, 8 td Oakland Raiders / 1st / 24th pick / 1970
LT Art Shell 33 11 11 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 80th pick / 1968
LG Gene Upshaw 34 12 16 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 1st / 17th pick / 1967
C Dave Dalby 29 7 15 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 4th / 100th pick / 1972
RG Steve Sylvester 26 4 16 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 10th / 259th pick / 1975
RT Henry Lawrence 28 5 16 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 1st / 19th pick / 1974
 Defensive Starters
LDE Pat Toomay 31 9 11 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 153rd pick / 1970
NT Dave Pear 26 4 16 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 56th pick / 1975
RDE Dave Browning 23 1 16 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 54th pick / 1978
LOLB Ted Hendricks 32 10 16 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1969
LILB Monte Johnson 28 6 15 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 49th pick / 1973
RILB Phil Villapiano 30 8 16 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 45th pick / 1971
ROLB Rod Martin 25 2 15 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 12th / 317th pick / 1977
LCB Lester Hayes 24 2 16 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 5th / 126th pick / 1977
RCB Henry Williams 23 Rook 13 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 6th / 156th pick / 1979
SS Mike Davis 23 1 13 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 35th pick / 1977
FS Jack Tatum 31 8 16 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 1st / 19th pick / 1971
 Special Teams Starters
K Jim Breech 23 Rook 0 18 of 27 field goals & 41 of 45 extra points Detroit Lions / 8th / 206th pick / 1978
P Ray Guy 30 6 0 69 punts for a 42.6 average, 1 blocked Oakland Raiders / 1st / 23rd pick / 1973
PR Ira Matthews 22 Rook 0 32 punt returns for a 5.2 average and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 6th / 142nd pick / 1979
KR Ira Matthews 22 Rook 0 35 kick returns for a 24.9 average and 1 td Oakland Raiders / 6th / 142nd pick / 1979

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
56 Jeff Barnes 24 16 0 223 6-2 California 3/1/1955 2 3 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 139th pick / 1977
68 Joe Bell 23 1 0 250 6-3 Norfolk St. 4/20/1956 Rook 2
38 Rufus Bess 23 16 0 184 5-9 South Carolina St. 9/13/1956 Rook 3
81 Morris Bradshaw 27 wr 3 3 195 6-1 Ohio St. 10/19/1952 5 0 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 93rd pick / 1974
21 Cliff Branch 31 WR 14 13 170 5-11 Colorado 8/1/1948 7 9 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 98th pick / 1972
5 Jim Breech 23 K 16 0 161 5-6 California 4/11/1956 Rook 3 Detroit Lions / 8th / 206th pick / 1978
73 Dave Browning 23 RDE 16 16 245 6-5 Washington 8/18/1956 1 6 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 54th pick / 1978
82 Larry Brunson 30 11 0 180 5-11 Mesa,Colorado 8/11/1949 5 1 Denver Broncos / 11th / 263rd pick / 1972
87 Dave Casper*+ 28 TE 15 12 240 6-4 Notre Dame 9/26/1951 5 8 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 45th pick / 1974
88 Raymond Chester* 31 TE 14 13 232 6-3 Morgan St. 6/28/1948 9 8 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 24th pick / 1970
46 Todd Christensen 23 12 0 230 6-3 BYU 8/3/1956 Rook 0 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 56th pick / 1978
50 Dave Dalby 29 C 16 15 247 6-3 UCLA 10/19/1950 7 7 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 100th pick / 1972
79 Bruce Davis 23 12 0 287 6-6 UCLA 6/21/1956 Rook 4 Oakland Raiders / 11th / 294th pick / 1979
36 Mike Davis 23 SS 16 13 203 6-3 Colorado 4/15/1956 1 6 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 35th pick / 1977
8 Ray Guy 30 P 16 0 195 6-3 Southern Miss 12/22/1949 6 3 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 23rd pick / 1973
26 Clarence Hawkins 23 7 0 205 6-0 Florida A&M 7/15/1956 Rook 1
37 Lester Hayes 24 LCB 16 16 200 6-0 Texas A&M 1/22/1955 2 8 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 126th pick / 1977
83 Ted Hendricks 32 LOLB 16 16 220 6-7 Miami (FL) 11/1/1947 10 6 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1969
57 John Huddleston 25 16 0 231 6-3 Utah 4/10/1954 1 3 Denver Broncos / 16th / 446th pick / 1976
11 David Humm 27 16 0 188 6-2 Nebraska 4/2/1952 4 0 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 128th pick / 1975
42 Monte Jackson 26 db 8 3 193 5-11 San Diego St. 7/14/1953 4 2 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 28th pick / 1975
31 Derrick Jensen 23 RB 16 8 221 6-1 Texas-Arlington 4/27/1956 Rook 2 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 57th pick / 1978
58 Monte Johnson 28 LILB 16 15 239 6-4 Nebraska 10/26/1951 6 6 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 49th pick / 1973
90 Willie Jones 22 de 16 3 240 6-4 Florida St. 11/22/1957 Rook 2 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1979
62 Reggie Kinlaw 22 nt 16 2 245 6-2 Oklahoma 1/9/1957 Rook 2 Oakland Raiders / 12th / 320th pick / 1979
70 Henry Lawrence 28 RT 16 16 272 6-4 Florida A&M 9/26/1951 5 8 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 19th pick / 1974
53 Rod Martin 25 ROLB 16 15 218 6-2 USC 4/7/1954 2 6 Oakland Raiders / 12th / 317th pick / 1977
89 Rich Martini 24 wr 16 4 185 6-2 California-Davis 11/19/1955 Rook 3 Oakland Raiders / 7th / 190th pick / 1977
65 Mickey Marvin 24 g 2 2 270 6-4 Tennessee 10/5/1955 2 1 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 112th pick / 1977
43 Ira Matthews 22 KR 16 0 175 5-8 Wisconsin 8/23/1957 Rook 1 Oakland Raiders / 6th / 142nd pick / 1979
72 John Matuszak 29 de 12 2 272 6-8 Missouri,Tampa 10/25/1950 6 1 Houston Oilers / 1st / 1st pick / 1973
68 Dan Medlin 30 g 15 4 260 6-3 North Carolina St. 10/12/1949 5 3 Oakland Raiders / 6th / 131st pick / 1972
74 Dave Pear 26 NT 16 16 250 6-2 Washington 6/1/1953 4 6 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 56th pick / 1975
47 Charlie Phillips 27 db 16 3 215 6-2 USC 12/22/1952 4 3 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 45th pick / 1975
77 Charles Philyaw 25 12 0 276 6-9 Texas Southern 2/25/1954 3 3 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 34th pick / 1976
16 Jim Plunkett 32 4 0 220 6-3 Stanford 12/5/1947 8 0 New England Patriots / 1st / 1st pick / 1971
84 Derrick Ramsey 23 te 16 3 230 6-4 Kentucky 12/23/1956 1 2 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 136th pick / 1978
35 Terry Robiskie 25 rb 3 1 210 6-1 LSU 11/12/1954 2 1 Oakland Raiders / 8th / 223rd pick / 1977
34 Booker Russell 23 16 0 223 6-2 Texas St. 2/28/1956 1 2
78 Art Shell 33 LT 11 11 265 6-5 Md-Eastern Shore 11/26/1946 11 5 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 80th pick / 1968
12 Ken Stabler 34 QB 16 16 215 6-3 Alabama 12/25/1945 9 14 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1968
80 Joe Stewart 24 3 0 180 5-11 Missouri 11/18/1955 1 0 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 108th pick / 1978
66 Steve Sylvester 26 RG 16 16 260 6-4 Notre Dame 3/4/1953 4 8 Oakland Raiders / 10th / 259th pick / 1975
32 Jack Tatum 31 FS 16 16 200 5-10 Ohio St. 11/18/1948 8 6 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 19th pick / 1971
67 Pat Toomay 31 LDE 14 11 247 6-5 Vanderbilt 5/17/1948 9 4 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 153rd pick / 1970
63 Gene Upshaw 34 LG 16 16 255 6-5 Texas A&M-Kingsville 8/15/1945 12 8 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 17th pick / 1967
30 Mark van Eeghen 27 FB 16 16 223 6-2 Colgate 4/19/1952 5 11 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 75th pick / 1974
75 John Vella 29 11 0 258 6-4 USC 4/21/1950 7 4 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1972
41 Phil Villapiano 30 RILB 16 16 225 6-2 Bowling Green 2/26/1949 8 7 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 45th pick / 1971
52 Greg Westbrooks 26 4 0 215 6-2 Mesa,Colorado 2/24/1953 4 2 New Orleans Saints / 17th / 422nd pick / 1975
22 Arthur Whittington 24 RB 9 7 185 5-11 SMU 9/4/1955 1 6 Oakland Raiders / 7th / 176th pick / 1978
45 Henry Williams 23 RCB 16 13 180 5-10 San Diego St. 12/2/1956 Rook 6 Oakland Raiders / 6th / 156th pick / 1979
Team Total 26.5 16 223.2 6-2.2 3.8