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1979 Washington Redskins

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10-6-0, NFC East Division  · 1979 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.5, Offense: 0.9, Defense: 1.5, SoS: -0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 348 points (21.8/g), 10th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 295 points (18.4/g), 10th.
 Differential of 53 points (3.3/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 9.5-6.5.

Coach: Jack Pardee (10-6-0)
 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 30 5 16 233 for 395, 2,797 yards, 20 td, 13 int, & 46 rushes for 181 yards and 4 td Miami Dolphins / 4th / 99th pick / 1971
RB Benny Malone 27 5 16 176 rushes for 472 yards, 3 td, & 13 catches for 137 yards and 1 td Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 47th pick / 1974
FB John Riggins 30 8 15 260 rushes for 1,153 yards, 9 td, & 28 catches for 163 yards and 3 td New York Jets / 1st / 6th pick / 1971
WR Danny Buggs 26 4 14 46 catches for 631 yards, 1 td New York Giants / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1975
WR Ricky Thompson 25 3 15 22 catches for 368 yards, 4 td Baltimore Colts / 8th / 228th pick / 1976
TE Don Warren 23 Rook 10 26 catches for 303 yards, 0 td Washington Redskins / 4th / 103rd pick / 1979
LT Terry Hermeling 33 9 16
LG Ron Saul 31 9 15 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 5th / 110th pick / 1970
C Bob Kuziel 29 7 16 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 60th pick / 1972
RG Jeff Williams 24 2 16 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 134th pick / 1977
RT George Starke 31 6 16 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 11th / 272nd pick / 1971
 Defensive Starters
LDE Karl Lorch 29 3 15 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 9th / 234th pick / 1973
LDT Dave Butz 29 6 14 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 5th pick / 1973
RDT Diron Talbert 35 12 16 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 66th pick / 1966
RDE Coy Bacon 37 11 14 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered
LLB Brad Dusek 29 5 16 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 3rd / 56th pick / 1973
MLB Neal Olkewicz 22 Rook 9 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
RLB Pete Wysocki 31 4 9 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
LCB Lemar Parrish*+ 32 9 16 9 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 163rd pick / 1970
RCB Joe Lavender* 30 6 14 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 288th pick / 1973
SS Ken Houston* 35 12 13 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 9th / 214th pick / 1967
FS Mark Murphy 24 2 16 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Mark Moseley* 31 9 0 25 of 33 field goals & 39 of 39 extra points Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 346th pick / 1970
P Mike Bragg 33 11 0 78 punts for a 38.4 average, 0 blocked Washington Redskins / 5th / 117th pick / 1968
PR Buddy Hardeman 25 Rook 0 24 punt returns for a 8.6 average and 0 td
KR Buddy Hardeman 25 Rook 0 19 kick returns for a 21.3 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)
79 Coy Bacon 37 RDE 16 14 270 6-4 Jackson St. 8/30/1942 11 6
4 Mike Bragg 33 P 16 0 186 5-11 Richmond 9/26/1946 11 2 Washington Redskins / 5th / 117th pick / 1968
69 Perry Brooks 25 12 0 264 6-3 Southern 12/4/1954 1 3 New England Patriots / 7th / 202nd pick / 1976
88 Danny Buggs 26 WR 16 14 188 6-2 West Virginia 4/22/1953 4 8 New York Giants / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1975
65 Dave Butz 29 LDT 15 14 291 6-7 Purdue 6/23/1950 6 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 5th pick / 1973
51 Monte Coleman 22 16 0 242 6-2 Central Arkansas 11/4/1957 Rook 4 Washington Redskins / 11th / 289th pick / 1979
63 Fred Dean 24 t 15 1 253 6-3 Texas Southern 3/30/1955 2 2
81 Chris DeFrance 23 wr 4 1 205 6-1 Arizona St. 9/13/1956 Rook 0 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 164th pick / 1979
67 Greg Dubinetz 25 15 0 260 6-4 Yale 4/15/1954 Rook 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 9th / 220th pick / 1975
86 Phil DuBois 23 15 0 220 6-2 San Diego St. 11/16/1956 Rook 0
59 Brad Dusek 29 LLB 16 16 220 6-2 Texas A&M 12/13/1950 5 7 New England Patriots / 3rd / 56th pick / 1973
30 Ike Forte 25 11 0 203 6-0 Arkansas 3/8/1954 3 2 New England Patriots / 2nd / 35th pick / 1976
66 Ted Fritsch 29 16 0 242 6-2 St. Norbert 8/26/1950 7 4
84 Jean Fugett 28 te 11 6 225 6-3 Amherst 12/16/1951 7 2 Dallas Cowboys / 13th / 338th pick / 1972
80 Kris Haines 22 1 0 183 5-11 Notre Dame 7/23/1957 Rook 0 Washington Redskins / 9th / 233rd pick / 1979
34 Bobby Hammond 27 5 0 171 5-10 Morgan St. 2/20/1952 3 0
22 Buddy Hardeman 25 KR 10 0 196 6-0 Iowa St. 10/21/1954 Rook 4
38 Clarence Harmon 24 rb 16 1 204 5-11 Mississippi St. 11/30/1955 2 7
26 Don Harris 25 16 0 185 6-2 Rutgers 2/8/1954 1 3 Washington Redskins / 11th / 300th pick / 1977
75 Terry Hermeling 33 LT 16 16 255 6-5 Nevada-Reno 4/25/1946 9 8
82 Dallas Hickman 27 16 0 238 6-6 California 2/16/1952 3 3 Washington Redskins / 9th / 228th pick / 1975
27 Ken Houston* 35 SS 13 13 197 6-3 Prairie View 11/12/1944 12 7 Houston Oilers / 9th / 214th pick / 1967
58 Don Hover 25 mlb 16 7 225 6-2 Washington St. 12/13/1954 1 4 Washington Redskins / 8th / 219th pick / 1978
77 Joe Jones 31 de 16 3 250 6-6 Tennessee St. 1/7/1948 9 2 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 36th pick / 1970
54 Bob Kuziel 29 C 16 16 255 6-4 Pittsburgh 7/24/1950 7 8 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 60th pick / 1972
20 Joe Lavender* 30 RCB 16 14 190 6-4 San Diego St. 2/10/1949 6 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 288th pick / 1973
71 Karl Lorch 29 LDE 15 15 258 6-3 USC 6/14/1950 3 7 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 234th pick / 1973
25 Benny Malone 27 RB 16 16 193 5-10 Arizona St. 2/3/1952 5 6 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 47th pick / 1974
80 John McDaniel 28 wr 15 2 193 6-1 Lincoln (MO) 9/23/1951 5 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 202nd pick / 1974
11 Kim McQuilken 28 3 0 203 6-2 Lehigh 2/26/1951 5 0 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 69th pick / 1974
57 Rich Milot 22 rlb 14 7 234 6-4 Penn St. 5/28/1957 Rook 3 Washington Redskins / 7th / 182nd pick / 1979
3 Mark Moseley* 31 K 16 0 202 5-11 Texas A&M,S.F. Austin 3/12/1948 9 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 346th pick / 1970
29 Mark Murphy 24 FS 16 16 210 6-4 Colgate 7/13/1955 2 5
52 Neal Olkewicz 22 MLB 16 9 230 6-0 Maryland 1/30/1957 Rook 4
24 Lemar Parrish*+ 32 LCB 16 16 185 5-11 Lincoln (MO) 12/13/1947 9 13 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 163rd pick / 1970
35 Lonnie Perrin 27 5 0 222 6-1 Illinois 2/3/1952 3 0 Denver Broncos / 5th / 139th pick / 1976
23 Tony Peters 26 fs 16 5 187 6-1 Oklahoma 4/28/1953 4 2 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 82nd pick / 1975
89 Grady Richardson 27 3 0 225 6-4 Cal State-Fullerton 4/2/1952 Rook 0
44 John Riggins 30 FB 16 15 230 6-2 Kansas 8/4/1949 8 12 New York Jets / 1st / 6th pick / 1971
64 Ron Saul 31 LG 15 15 255 6-2 Michigan St. 2/5/1948 9 8 Houston Oilers / 5th / 110th pick / 1970
78 Paul Smith 34 dt 15 2 256 6-3 New Mexico 8/13/1945 11 1 Denver Broncos / 9th / 222nd pick / 1968
74 George Starke 31 RT 16 16 260 6-5 Columbia 7/18/1948 6 8 Washington Redskins / 11th / 272nd pick / 1971
72 Diron Talbert 35 RDT 16 16 255 6-5 Texas 7/1/1944 12 6 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 66th pick / 1966
7 Joe Theismann 30 QB 16 16 192 6-0 Notre Dame 9/9/1949 5 13 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 99th pick / 1971
83 Ricky Thompson 25 WR 15 15 176 6-0 Baylor 5/15/1954 3 4 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 228th pick / 1976
47 Ray Waddy 23 16 0 175 5-11 Texas A&M-Kingsville 8/21/1956 Rook 3
85 Don Warren 23 TE 16 10 242 6-4 San Diego St. 5/5/1956 Rook 4 Washington Redskins / 4th / 103rd pick / 1979
73 Jeff Williams 24 RG 16 16 256 6-4 Rhode Island 4/15/1955 2 8 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 134th pick / 1977
50 Pete Wysocki 31 RLB 16 9 225 6-2 West. Michigan 10/3/1948 4 4
Team Total 27.6 16 222.1 6-2.1 4.4