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1978 Seattle Seahawks

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9-7-0, Finished 3rd in AFC West Division  · 1978 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.4, Offense: 3.4, Defense: -3.7, SoS: 0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 345 points (21.6/g), 7th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 358 points (22.4/g), 26th.
 Differential of -13 points (-0.8/g), 14th.  Expected W-L: 7.6-8.4.

Coach: Jack Patera (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jerry Rhome
 Defensive Coordinator: Larry Peccatiello

Stadium: Seattle Kingdome
 Training Camp: Eastern Washington University (Cheney, Washington)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Jim Zorn 25 2 16 248 for 443, 3,283 yards, 15 td, 20 int, & 59 rushes for 290 yards and 6 td
RB Sherman Smith 24 2 12 165 rushes for 805 yards, 6 td, & 28 catches for 366 yards and 1 td Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 58th pick / 1976
FB David Sims 23 1 9 174 rushes for 752 yards, 14 td, & 30 catches for 195 yards and 1 td Seattle Seahawks / 7th / 169th pick / 1977
WR Steve Largent* 24 2 16 71 catches for 1,168 yards, 8 td Houston Oilers / 4th / 117th pick / 1976
WR Sam McCullum 26 4 16 37 catches for 525 yards, 3 td Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 232nd pick / 1974
TE Ron Howard 27 4 11 18 catches for 251 yards, 1 td
LT Nick Bebout 27 5 16 2 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 142nd pick / 1973
LG Tom Lynch 23 1 16 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 30th pick / 1977
C John Yarno 24 1 13 1 fumble recovered Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 87th pick / 1977
RG Bob Newton 29 7 16 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 3rd / 71st pick / 1971
RT Steve August 24 1 14 1 fumble recovered Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 14th pick / 1977
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ernie Price 28 5 11 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 17th pick / 1973
LDT Dennis Boyd 23 1 16 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 58th pick / 1977
RDT Bill Sandifer 26 4 13 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 10th pick / 1974
RDE Bill Gregory 29 7 14 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 77th pick / 1971
LLB Sammy Green 24 2 16 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 29th pick / 1976
MLB Terry Beeson 23 1 16 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 41st pick / 1977
RLB Keith Butler 22 Rook 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 36th pick / 1978
LCB Cornell Webster 24 1 14 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RCB Dave Brown 25 3 16 3 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 26th pick / 1975
SS Autry Beamon 25 3 16 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 311th pick / 1975
FS John Harris 22 Rook 16 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Seattle Seahawks / 7th / 173rd pick / 1978
 Special Teams Starters
K Efren Herrera 27 4 0 13 of 21 field goals & 40 of 44 extra points Detroit Lions / 7th / 169th pick / 1974
P Herman Weaver 30 8 0 66 punts for a 37.0 average, 0 blocked Detroit Lions / 9th / 227th pick / 1970
PR Rufus Crawford 23 Rook 0 34 punt returns for a 8.4 average and 0 td
KR Rufus Crawford 23 Rook 0 35 kick returns for a 23.7 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
64 Charles Aiu 24 1 0 251 6-2 Hawaii 5/22/1954 2 3
76 Steve August 24 RT 14 14 255 6-4 Tulsa 9/4/1954 1 8 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 14th pick / 1977
27 Autry Beamon 25 SS 16 16 190 6-1 Texas A&M-Commerce 11/12/1953 3 5 Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 311th pick / 1975
63 Nick Bebout 27 LT 16 16 261 6-5 Wyoming 5/5/1951 5 9 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 142nd pick / 1973
58 Terry Beeson 23 MLB 16 16 240 6-3 Kansas 9/19/1955 1 5 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 41st pick / 1977
31 Tony Benjamin 23 rb 6 1 225 6-3 Duke 10/27/1955 1 0 Seattle Seahawks / 6th / 142nd pick / 1977
68 Dennis Boyd 23 LDT 16 16 255 6-6 Oregon St. 11/5/1955 1 5 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 58th pick / 1977
22 Dave Brown 25 RCB 16 16 190 6-1 Michigan 1/16/1953 3 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 26th pick / 1975
72 Louis Bullard 22 16 0 265 6-6 Jackson St. 5/6/1956 Rook 5 Seattle Seahawks / 5th / 119th pick / 1978
53 Keith Butler 22 RLB 16 14 230 6-4 Memphis 5/16/1956 Rook 5 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 36th pick / 1978
67 Bill Cooke 27 dt 4 0 249 6-5 Connecticut,Massachusetts 2/26/1951 3 2 Green Bay Packers / 10th / 244th pick / 1975
34 Rufus Crawford 23 KR 16 0 180 5-10 Virginia St. 5/21/1955 Rook 0
57 Pete Cronan 23 lb 15 1 238 6-2 Boston Col. 1/13/1955 1 1 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 51st pick / 1977
73 Norm Evans 36 t 13 2 250 6-5 TCU 9/28/1942 13 2 Houston Oilers / 14th / 106th pick / 1965
89 Duke Fergerson 24 16 0 189 6-1 Washington St.,San Diego St. 4/21/1954 1 1 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1976
36 Ken Geddes 32 lb 12 2 235 6-3 Nebraska 9/27/1946 7 1 Detroit Lions / 7th / 175th pick / 1970
56 Sammy Green 24 LLB 16 16 228 6-2 Florida 10/12/1954 2 5 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 29th pick / 1976
77 Bill Gregory 29 RDE 16 14 255 6-5 Wisconsin 12/14/1949 7 5 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 77th pick / 1971
44 John Harris 22 FS 16 16 200 6-2 Arizona St. 6/13/1956 Rook 5 Seattle Seahawks / 7th / 173rd pick / 1978
1 Efren Herrera 27 K 16 0 185 5-9 UCLA 7/30/1951 4 3 Detroit Lions / 7th / 169th pick / 1974
87 Ron Howard 27 TE 16 11 229 6-4 Seattle 3/3/1951 4 3
24 Al Hunter 23 rb 16 5 195 5-11 Notre Dame 2/21/1955 1 5 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 1st pick / 1977 Supp
26 Kerry Justin 23 16 0 175 5-11 Oregon St. 5/3/1955 Rook 2
70 Dave Kraayeveld 23 12 0 255 6-5 Wisc-Whitewater,Milton 10/26/1955 Rook 2
54 Art Kuehn 25 c 16 3 257 6-3 San Jose St.,UCLA 2/12/1953 2 3 Washington Redskins / 15th / 384th pick / 1975
80 Steve Largent* 24 WR 16 16 187 5-11 Tulsa 9/28/1954 2 14 Houston Oilers / 4th / 117th pick / 1976
3 John Leypoldt 32 1 0 229 6-2 Northern Virginia CC 3/31/1946 7 0
88 Doug Long 23 15 0 189 6-0 Whitworth 5/24/1955 1 2
61 Tom Lynch 23 LG 16 16 256 6-5 Boston Col. 5/24/1955 1 9 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 30th pick / 1977
84 Sam McCullum 26 WR 16 16 203 6-2 Montana St. 11/30/1952 4 6 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 232nd pick / 1974
59 Charles McShane 24 14 0 230 6-3 California Lutheran 1/4/1954 1 2 Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 346th pick / 1976
16 Steve Myer 24 4 0 191 6-2 New Mexico 7/17/1954 1 0 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 93rd pick / 1976
78 Bob Newton 29 RG 16 16 257 6-4 Nebraska 8/16/1949 7 9 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 71st pick / 1971
71 Steve Niehaus 24 rdt 14 6 263 6-4 Notre Dame 9/25/1954 2 2 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 2nd pick / 1976
88 Brian Peets 22 8 0 225 6-4 Pacific 7/15/1956 Rook 0
62 Ernie Price 28 LDE 12 11 248 6-4 Texas A&M-Kingsville 9/20/1950 5 4 Detroit Lions / 1st / 17th pick / 1973
83 Steve Raible 24 16 0 195 6-2 Georgia Tech 6/2/1954 2 4 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 59th pick / 1976
75 Alden Roche 33 de 10 3 255 6-4 Southern 4/9/1945 8 1 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 37th pick / 1970
66 Bill Sandifer 26 LDE 15 13 278 6-6 UCLA 1/5/1952 4 4 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 10th pick / 1974
81 John Sawyer 25 te 11 5 230 6-2 Southern Miss 7/26/1953 3 1 Houston Oilers / 11th / 271st pick / 1975
48 Keith Simpson 22 db 13 2 195 6-1 Memphis 3/9/1956 Rook 2 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 9th pick / 1978
35 David Sims 23 FB 12 9 216 6-3 Georgia Tech 10/26/1955 1 9 Seattle Seahawks / 7th / 169th pick / 1977
47 Sherman Smith 24 RB 12 12 225 6-4 Miami (OH) 11/1/1954 2 11 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 58th pick / 1976
42 Don Testerman 26 fb 16 5 230 6-2 Ferrum,Virginia Tech,Lenoir-Rhyne,Clemson 11/7/1952 2 3 Miami Dolphins / 10th / 282nd pick / 1976
18 Herman Weaver 30 P 16 0 210 6-4 Tennessee 11/17/1948 8 2 Detroit Lions / 9th / 227th pick / 1970
38 Cornell Webster 24 LCB 15 14 180 6-0 UCLA,Tulsa 11/2/1954 1 5
51 John Yarno 24 C 13 13 251 6-5 Idaho 12/17/1954 1 7 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 87th pick / 1977
10 Jim Zorn 25 QB 16 16 200 6-2 Cal Poly-Pomona 5/10/1953 2 17
Team Total 25.2 16 225.5 6-2.7 2.6