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1978 Washington Redskins

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8-8-0, NFC East Division  · 1978 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.4, Offense: -1.1, Defense: 0.7, SoS: 0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 273 points (17.1/g), 17th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 283 points (17.7/g), 10th.
 Differential of -10 points (-0.6/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 7.7-8.3.

Coach: Jack Pardee (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Joe Walton

Stadium: Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Sta
 Training Camp: Dickinson College (Carlisle, 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 Joe Theismann 29 4 14 187 for 390, 2,593 yards, 13 td, 18 int, & 37 rushes for 177 yards and 1 td Miami Dolphins / 4th / 99th pick / 1971
RB Mike Thomas 25 3 13 161 rushes for 533 yards, 3 td, & 35 catches for 387 yards and 2 td Washington Redskins / 5th / 108th pick / 1975
FB John Riggins 29 7 15 248 rushes for 1,014 yards, 5 td, & 31 catches for 299 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 1st / 6th pick / 1971
WR Danny Buggs 25 3 11 36 catches for 575 yards, 2 td New York Giants / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1975
WR John McDaniel 27 4 11 34 catches for 577 yards, 4 td, & 2 rushes for 25 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 202nd pick / 1974
TE Jean Fugett 27 6 12 25 catches for 367 yards, 7 td Dallas Cowboys / 13th / 338th pick / 1972
LT Terry Hermeling 32 8 16
LG Ron Saul 30 8 15 2 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 5th / 110th pick / 1970
C Bob Kuziel 28 6 16 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 60th pick / 1972
RG Dan Nugent 25 2 16 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 67th pick / 1975
RT George Starke 30 5 9 Washington Redskins / 11th / 272nd pick / 1971
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ron McDole 39 17 10 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 4th / 25th pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 50th pick / 1961
LDT Dave Butz 28 5 16 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 5th pick / 1973
RDT Diron Talbert 34 11 12 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 66th pick / 1966
RDE Coy Bacon 36 10 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
LLB Brad Dusek 28 4 16 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 3rd / 56th pick / 1973
MLB Harold McLinton 31 9 15 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 6th / 139th pick / 1969
RLB Chris Hanburger 37 13 16 Washington Redskins / 18th / 245th pick / 1965
LCB Lemar Parrish 31 8 11 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 163rd pick / 1970
RCB Joe Lavender 29 5 16 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 288th pick / 1973
SS Ken Houston*+ 34 11 16 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 9th / 214th pick / 1967
FS Jake Scott 33 8 16 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 7th / 159th pick / 1970
 Special Teams Starters
K Mark Moseley 30 8 0 19 of 30 field goals & 30 of 31 extra points Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 346th pick / 1970
P Mike Bragg 32 10 0 103 punts for a 39.4 average, 1 blocked Washington Redskins / 5th / 117th pick / 1968
PR Tony Green* 22 Rook 0 42 punt returns for a 10.5 average and 1 td Washington Redskins / 6th / 159th pick / 1978
KR Tony Green* 22 Rook 0 34 kick returns for a 25.6 average and 1 td Washington Redskins / 6th / 159th pick / 1978

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
81 Terry Anderson 23 10 0 182 5-9 Bethune-Cookman 1/10/1955 1 0 Miami Dolphins / 12th / 321st pick / 1977
80 Coy Bacon 36 RDE 16 14 270 6-4 Jackson St. 8/30/1942 10 7
4 Mike Bragg 32 P 16 0 186 5-11 Richmond 9/26/1946 10 3 Washington Redskins / 5th / 117th pick / 1968
69 Perry Brooks 24 dt 16 2 264 6-3 Southern 12/4/1954 Rook 2 New England Patriots / 7th / 202nd pick / 1976
88 Danny Buggs 25 WR 13 11 188 6-2 West Virginia 4/22/1953 3 5 New York Giants / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1975
65 Dave Butz 28 LDT 16 16 291 6-7 Purdue 6/23/1950 5 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 5th pick / 1973
32 Mike Curtis 35 lb 13 2 232 6-3 Duke 3/27/1943 13 2 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 14th pick / 1965
Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 21st pick / 1965
63 Fred Dean 23 8 0 253 6-3 Texas Southern 3/30/1955 1 3
35 Jack Deloplaine 24 2 0 205 5-10 Salem 4/21/1954 2 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 182nd pick / 1976
59 Brad Dusek 28 LLB 16 16 220 6-2 Texas A&M 12/13/1950 4 8 New England Patriots / 3rd / 56th pick / 1973
30 Ike Forte 24 13 0 203 6-0 Arkansas 3/8/1954 2 0 New England Patriots / 2nd / 35th pick / 1976
66 Ted Fritsch 28 16 0 242 6-2 St. Norbert 8/26/1950 6 3
84 Jean Fugett 27 TE 14 12 225 6-3 Amherst 12/16/1951 6 3 Dallas Cowboys / 13th / 338th pick / 1972
46 Frank Grant 28 wr 6 6 181 5-11 Southern Colorado 2/15/1950 5 1 Washington Redskins / 13th / 332nd pick / 1972
34 Tony Green* 22 KR 16 0 185 5-9 Florida 9/26/1956 Rook 3 Washington Redskins / 6th / 159th pick / 1978
55 Chris Hanburger 37 RLB 16 16 218 6-2 North Carolina 8/13/1941 13 7 Washington Redskins / 18th / 245th pick / 1965
68 Jim Harlan 24 t 14 2 250 6-4 Howard Payne 6/14/1954 Rook 2 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 155th pick / 1977
38 Clarence Harmon 23 rb 16 3 204 5-11 Mississippi St. 11/30/1955 1 2
26 Don Harris 24 16 0 185 6-2 Rutgers 2/8/1954 Rook 3 Washington Redskins / 11th / 300th pick / 1977
89 Reggie Haynes 24 te 14 4 229 6-2 UNLV 9/15/1954 Rook 0 Washington Redskins / 7th / 189th pick / 1977
76 Bob Heinz 31 2 1 265 6-6 Pacific 7/25/1947 9 3 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 37th pick / 1969
75 Terry Hermeling 32 LT 16 16 255 6-5 Nevada-Reno 4/25/1946 8 6
82 Dallas Hickman 26 16 0 238 6-6 California 2/16/1952 2 4 Washington Redskins / 9th / 228th pick / 1975
60 Donnie Hickman 23 3 0 261 6-2 USC 6/11/1955 Rook 2 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 130th pick / 1977
27 Ken Houston*+ 34 SS 16 16 197 6-3 Prairie View 11/12/1944 11 13 Houston Oilers / 9th / 214th pick / 1967
58 Don Hover 24 16 0 225 6-2 Washington St. 12/13/1954 Rook 4 Washington Redskins / 8th / 219th pick / 1978
17 Billy Kilmer 39 qb 5 2 204 6-0 UCLA 9/5/1939 17 1 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 5th / 39th pick / 1961
54 Bob Kuziel 28 C 16 16 255 6-4 Pittsburgh 7/24/1950 6 6 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 60th pick / 1972
20 Joe Lavender 29 RCB 16 16 190 6-4 San Diego St. 2/10/1949 5 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 288th pick / 1973
71 Karl Lorch 28 LDE 16 8 258 6-3 USC 6/14/1950 2 4 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 234th pick / 1973
25 Benny Malone 26 rb 9 1 193 5-10 Arizona St. 2/3/1952 4 1 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 47th pick / 1974
85 Greg McCrary 26 5 0 233 6-1 Clark (GA) 3/24/1952 3 0 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 123rd pick / 1975
86 John McDaniel 27 WR 15 11 193 6-1 Lincoln (MO) 9/23/1951 4 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 202nd pick / 1974
79 Ron McDole 39 LDE 16 10 265 6-4 Nebraska 9/9/1939 17 6 Denver Broncos / 4th / 25th pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 50th pick / 1961
53 Harold McLinton 31 MLB 16 15 235 6-2 Southern 7/1/1947 9 7 Washington Redskins / 6th / 139th pick / 1969
3 Mark Moseley 30 K 16 0 202 5-11 Texas A&M,S.F. Austin 3/12/1948 8 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 346th pick / 1970
29 Mark Murphy 23 16 0 210 6-4 Colgate 7/13/1955 1 3
62 Dan Nugent 25 RG 16 16 250 6-3 Auburn 8/22/1953 2 6 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 67th pick / 1975
24 Lemar Parrish 31 LCB 11 11 185 5-11 Lincoln (MO) 12/13/1947 8 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 163rd pick / 1970
44 John Riggins 29 FB 15 15 230 6-2 Kansas 8/4/1949 7 9 New York Jets / 1st / 6th pick / 1971
64 Ron Saul 30 LG 15 15 255 6-2 Michigan St. 2/5/1948 8 5 Houston Oilers / 5th / 110th pick / 1970
13 Jake Scott 33 FS 16 16 188 6-0 Georgia 7/20/1945 8 8 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 159th pick / 1970
81 J.T. Smith 23 3 0 185 6-2 North Texas 10/29/1955 Rook 0
74 George Starke 30 RT 9 9 260 6-5 Columbia 7/18/1948 5 3 Washington Redskins / 11th / 272nd pick / 1971
72 Diron Talbert 34 RDT 12 12 255 6-5 Texas 7/1/1944 11 6 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 66th pick / 1966
7 Joe Theismann 29 QB 16 14 192 6-0 Notre Dame 9/9/1949 4 9 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 99th pick / 1971
22 Mike Thomas 25 RB 13 13 190 5-11 Oklahoma,UNLV 7/17/1953 3 7 Washington Redskins / 5th / 108th pick / 1975
83 Ricky Thompson 24 wr 16 4 176 6-0 Baylor 5/15/1954 2 3 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 228th pick / 1976
45 Gerard Williams 26 lcb 16 5 184 6-1 Langston 5/25/1952 2 4
73 Jeff Williams 23 rt 7 6 256 6-4 Rhode Island 4/15/1955 1 2 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 134th pick / 1977
50 Pete Wysocki 30 16 0 225 6-2 West. Michigan 10/3/1948 3 4
Team Total 28.0 16 222.0 6-1.9 4.9