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1979 Seattle Seahawks

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9-7-0, Finished 3rd in AFC West Division  · 1979 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.6, Offense: 4.9, Defense: -2.3, SoS: 2.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 378 points (23.6/g), 4th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 372 points (23.2/g), 24th.
 Differential of 6 points (0.4/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 8.2-7.8.

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

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 Jim Zorn 26 3 16 285 for 505, 3,661 yards, 20 td, 18 int, & 46 rushes for 279 yards and 2 td
RB Sherman Smith 25 3 15 194 rushes for 775 yards, 11 td, & 48 catches for 499 yards and 4 td Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 58th pick / 1976
FB Dan Doornink 23 1 12 152 rushes for 500 yards, 8 td, & 54 catches for 432 yards and 1 td New York Giants / 7th / 174th pick / 1978
WR Steve Largent* 25 3 15 66 catches for 1,237 yards, 9 td Houston Oilers / 4th / 117th pick / 1976
WR Sam McCullum 27 5 16 46 catches for 739 yards, 4 td Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 232nd pick / 1974
TE Brian Peets 23 1 14 25 catches for 293 yards, 1 td
LT Nick Bebout 28 6 13 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 142nd pick / 1973
LG Tom Lynch 24 2 15 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 30th pick / 1977
C John Yarno 25 2 16 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 87th pick / 1977
RG Bob Newton 30 8 11 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 71st pick / 1971
RT Steve August 25 2 16 1 fumble recovered Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 14th pick / 1977
 Defensive Starters
LDE Carl Eller 37 15 8 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 5th pick / 1964
Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 6th pick / 1964
LDT Robert Hardy 23 Rook 16 Seattle Seahawks / 10th / 267th pick / 1979
RDT Manu Tuiasosopo 22 Rook 16 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 18th pick / 1979
RDE Bill Gregory 30 8 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 77th pick / 1971
LLB Sammy Green 25 3 9 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 29th pick / 1976
MLB Terry Beeson 24 2 15 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 41st pick / 1977
RLB Keith Butler 23 1 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 36th pick / 1978
LCB Cornell Webster 25 2 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered
RCB Dave Brown 26 4 16 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 26th pick / 1975
SS Keith Simpson 23 1 11 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 9th pick / 1978
FS Autry Beamon 26 4 14 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 311th pick / 1975
 Special Teams Starters
K Efren Herrera 28 5 0 19 of 23 field goals & 43 of 46 extra points Detroit Lions / 7th / 169th pick / 1974
P Herman Weaver 31 9 0 66 punts for a 40.2 average, 3 blocked Detroit Lions / 9th / 227th pick / 1970
PR Tony Green 23 1 0 16 punt returns for a 7.6 average and 0 td Washington Redskins / 6th / 159th pick / 1978
KR Jeff Moore 23 Rook 1 31 kick returns for a 20.7 average and 0 td Seattle Seahawks / 12th / 319th pick / 1979

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
12 Sam Adkins 24 3 0 214 6-2 Wichita St. 5/21/1955 2 0 Seattle Seahawks / 10th / 254th pick / 1977
76 Steve August 25 RT 16 16 255 6-4 Tulsa 9/4/1954 2 10 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 14th pick / 1977
27 Autry Beamon 26 FS 15 14 190 6-1 Texas A&M-Commerce 11/12/1953 4 5 Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 311th pick / 1975
63 Nick Bebout 28 LT 13 13 261 6-5 Wyoming 5/5/1951 6 8 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 142nd pick / 1973
58 Terry Beeson 24 MLB 16 15 240 6-3 Kansas 9/19/1955 2 6 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 41st pick / 1977
82 Mark Bell 22 de 16 1 241 6-5 Colorado St. 8/30/1957 Rook 2 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 102nd pick / 1979
31 Tony Benjamin 24 16 0 225 6-3 Duke 10/27/1955 2 0 Seattle Seahawks / 6th / 142nd pick / 1977
68 Dennis Boyd 24 dt 11 4 255 6-6 Oregon St. 11/5/1955 2 2 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 58th pick / 1977
22 Dave Brown 26 RCB 16 16 190 6-1 Michigan 1/16/1953 4 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 26th pick / 1975
72 Louis Bullard 23 t 3 2 265 6-6 Jackson St. 5/6/1956 1 2 Seattle Seahawks / 5th / 119th pick / 1978
53 Keith Butler 23 RLB 14 14 230 6-4 Memphis 5/16/1956 1 5 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 36th pick / 1978
60 Ron Coder 25 rg 15 5 250 6-4 Penn St. 5/24/1954 3 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1976
67 Bill Cooke 28 15 0 249 6-5 Connecticut,Massachusetts 2/26/1951 4 3 Green Bay Packers / 10th / 244th pick / 1975
57 Pete Cronan 24 lb 16 1 238 6-2 Boston Col. 1/13/1955 2 2 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 51st pick / 1977
33 Dan Doornink 23 FB 16 12 210 6-3 Washington St. 2/1/1956 1 9 New York Giants / 7th / 174th pick / 1978
25 Don Dufek 25 13 0 195 6-0 Michigan 4/28/1954 3 2 Seattle Seahawks / 5th / 126th pick / 1976
71 Carl Eller 37 LDE 16 8 247 6-6 Minnesota 2/25/1942 15 3 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 5th pick / 1964
Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 6th pick / 1964
89 Duke Fergerson 25 4 0 189 6-1 Washington St.,San Diego St. 4/21/1954 2 0 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1976
86 Jessie Green 25 12 0 191 6-3 Tulsa 2/21/1954 3 0 Green Bay Packers / 10th / 274th pick / 1976
56 Sammy Green 25 LLB 16 9 228 6-2 Florida 10/12/1954 3 4 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 29th pick / 1976
34 Tony Green 23 PR 11 0 185 5-9 Florida 9/26/1956 1 0 Washington Redskins / 6th / 159th pick / 1978
77 Bill Gregory 30 RDE 16 16 255 6-5 Wisconsin 12/14/1949 8 5 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 77th pick / 1971
75 Robert Hardy 23 LDT 16 16 250 6-2 Jackson St. 7/3/1956 Rook 5 Seattle Seahawks / 10th / 267th pick / 1979
44 John Harris 23 fs 14 7 200 6-2 Arizona St. 6/13/1956 1 3 Seattle Seahawks / 7th / 173rd pick / 1978
1 Efren Herrera 28 K 16 0 185 5-9 UCLA 7/30/1951 5 6 Detroit Lions / 7th / 169th pick / 1974
24 Al Hunter 24 15 0 195 5-11 Notre Dame 2/21/1955 2 2 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 1st pick / 1977 Supp
55 Michael Jackson 22 llb 15 8 220 6-1 Washington 7/15/1957 Rook 3 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 57th pick / 1979
26 Kerry Justin 24 db 14 2 175 5-11 Oregon St. 5/3/1955 1 2
54 Art Kuehn 26 c 16 1 257 6-3 San Jose St.,UCLA 2/12/1953 3 2 Washington Redskins / 15th / 384th pick / 1975
80 Steve Largent* 25 WR 15 15 187 5-11 Tulsa 9/28/1954 3 14 Houston Oilers / 4th / 117th pick / 1976
61 Tom Lynch 24 LG 15 15 256 6-5 Boston Col. 5/24/1955 2 10 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 30th pick / 1977
84 Sam McCullum 27 WR 16 16 203 6-2 Montana St. 11/30/1952 5 8 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 232nd pick / 1974
90 Charles McShane 25 1 0 230 6-3 California Lutheran 1/4/1954 2 2 Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 346th pick / 1976
32 Jeff Moore 23 KR 16 1 195 6-0 Jackson St. 8/20/1956 Rook 3 Seattle Seahawks / 12th / 319th pick / 1979
16 Steve Myer 25 1 0 191 6-2 New Mexico 7/17/1954 2 0 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 93rd pick / 1976
78 Bob Newton 30 RG 11 11 257 6-4 Nebraska 8/16/1949 8 7 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 71st pick / 1971
52 Joe Norman 23 lb 15 1 220 6-1 Indiana 10/15/1956 Rook 1 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 45th pick / 1979
20 Mike O'Brien 23 3 0 195 6-1 California 4/25/1956 Rook 2
88 Brian Peets 23 TE 16 14 225 6-4 Pacific 7/15/1956 1 3
50 Larry Polowski 22 14 0 235 6-3 Boise St. 9/15/1957 Rook 3 Seattle Seahawks / 7th / 169th pick / 1979
62 Ernie Price 29 de 4 4 248 6-4 Texas A&M-Kingsville 9/20/1950 6 1 Detroit Lions / 1st / 17th pick / 1973
83 Steve Raible 25 wr 16 3 195 6-2 Georgia Tech 6/2/1954 3 3 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 59th pick / 1976
70 Jeff Sevy 29 t 4 1 260 6-5 California 10/24/1950 4 1 Chicago Bears / 12th / 290th pick / 1974
42 Keith Simpson 23 SS 15 11 195 6-1 Memphis 3/9/1956 1 4 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 9th pick / 1978
35 David Sims 24 rb 3 3 216 6-3 Georgia Tech 10/26/1955 2 1 Seattle Seahawks / 7th / 169th pick / 1977
47 Sherman Smith 25 RB 16 15 225 6-4 Miami (OH) 11/1/1954 3 12 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 58th pick / 1976
74 Manu Tuiasosopo 22 RDT 16 16 255 6-3 UCLA 8/30/1957 Rook 5 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 18th pick / 1979
18 Herman Weaver 31 P 16 0 210 6-4 Tennessee 11/17/1948 9 2 Detroit Lions / 9th / 227th pick / 1970
38 Cornell Webster 25 LCB 15 14 180 6-0 UCLA,Tulsa 11/2/1954 2 5
51 John Yarno 25 C 16 16 251 6-5 Idaho 12/17/1954 2 10 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 87th pick / 1977
10 Jim Zorn 26 QB 16 16 200 6-2 Cal Poly-Pomona 5/10/1953 3 17
Team Total 25.2 16 221.8 6-2.5 2.8