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1981 Washington Redskins

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8-8-0, Finished 4th in NFC East Division  · 1981 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.0, Offense: 2.2, Defense: -1.2, SoS: 1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 347 points (21.7/g), 10th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 349 points (21.8/g), 16th.
 Differential of -2 points (-0.1/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 7.9-8.1.

Coach: Joe Gibbs (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Joe Bugel
 Defensive Coordinator: Richie Petitbon

Stadium: Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
 Training Camp: Dickinson College (Carlisle, Pennsylvania)

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 Joe Theismann 32 7 16 293 for 496, 3,568 yards, 19 td, 20 int, & 36 rushes for 177 yards and 2 td Miami Dolphins / 4th / 99th pick / 1971
RB Joe Washington 28 4 13 210 rushes for 916 yards, 4 td, & 70 catches for 558 yards and 3 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 4th pick / 1976
WR Art Monk 24 1 16 56 catches for 894 yards, 6 td, & 1 rush for -5 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 1st / 18th pick / 1980
WR Virgil Seay 23 Rook 7 26 catches for 472 yards, 3 td Denver Broncos / 10th / 270th pick / 1980
TE Rick Walker 26 4 14 11 catches for 112 yards, 1 td, & 1 rush for 5 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 85th pick / 1977
TE Don Warren 25 2 16 29 catches for 335 yards, 1 td Washington Redskins / 4th / 103rd pick / 1979
LT Joe Jacoby 22 Rook 13 1 fumble recovered
LG Russ Grimm 22 Rook 13 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 3rd / 69th pick / 1981
C Jeff Bostic 23 1 16 1 fumble recovered
RG Melvin Jones 27 Rook 10 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 7th / 187th pick / 1980
RT George Starke 33 8 13 Washington Redskins / 11th / 272nd pick / 1971
 Defensive Starters
LDE Karl Lorch 31 5 10 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 9th / 234th pick / 1973
LDT Dave Butz 31 8 16 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 5th pick / 1973
RDT Perry Brooks 27 3 12 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 7th / 202nd pick / 1976
RDE Dexter Manley 23 Rook 9 Washington Redskins / 5th / 119th pick / 1981
LLB Brad Dusek 31 7 9 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 3rd / 56th pick / 1973
MLB Neal Olkewicz 24 2 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RLB Monte Coleman 24 2 11 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 11th / 289th pick / 1979
LCB Lemar Parrish 34 11 8 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 163rd pick / 1970
RCB Joe Lavender 32 8 16 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 288th pick / 1973
SS Tony Peters 28 6 16 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 4th / 82nd pick / 1975
FS Mark Murphy 26 4 16 7 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Mark Moseley 33 11 0 19 of 30 field goals & 38 of 42 extra points Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 346th pick / 1970
P Mike Connell 25 3 0 73 punts for a 40.0 average, 0 blocked San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 260th pick / 1978
PR Mike Nelms* 26 1 0 45 punt returns for a 10.9 average and 2 td Buffalo Bills / 7th / 170th pick / 1977
KR Mike Nelms* 26 1 0 37 kick returns for a 29.7 average and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 7th / 170th pick / 1977

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
79 Coy Bacon 39 de 3 3 270 6-4 Jackson St. 8/30/1942 13 1
53 Jeff Bostic 23 C 16 16 268 6-2 Clemson 9/18/1958 1 9
69 Perry Brooks 27 RDT 15 12 264 6-3 Southern 12/4/1954 3 6 New England Patriots / 7th / 202nd pick / 1976
28 Trent Bryant 22 4 0 180 5-10 Arkansas 8/14/1959 Rook 0 Baltimore Colts / 10th / 259th pick / 1981
65 Dave Butz 31 LDT 16 16 291 6-7 Purdue 6/23/1950 8 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 5th pick / 1973
82 Rich Caster 33 te 3 1 228 6-5 Jackson St. 10/16/1948 11 1 New York Jets / 2nd / 46th pick / 1970
35 Rickey Claitt 24 13 0 206 5-10 Bethune-Cookman 4/12/1957 1 0
75 Mike Clark 22 5 0 253 6-4 Florida 3/30/1959 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 190th pick / 1981
51 Monte Coleman 24 LLB 12 11 242 6-2 Central Arkansas 11/4/1957 2 6 Washington Redskins / 11th / 289th pick / 1979
10 Mike Connell 25 P 16 0 200 6-1 Cincinnati 3/15/1956 3 2 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 260th pick / 1978
28 Cris Crissy 22 1 0 195 5-11 Princeton 2/3/1959 Rook 0 New England Patriots / 12th / 323rd pick / 1981
54 Pete Cronan 26 lb 10 2 238 6-2 Boston Col. 1/13/1955 4 1 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 51st pick / 1977
59 Brad Dusek 31 LLB 10 9 220 6-2 Texas A&M 12/13/1950 7 4 New England Patriots / 3rd / 56th pick / 1973
12 Tom Flick 23 6 0 190 6-2 Washington 8/30/1958 Rook 0 Washington Redskins / 4th / 90th pick / 1981
89 Alvin Garrett 25 4 0 178 5-7 Angelo State (TX) 10/1/1956 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 9th / 237th pick / 1979
30 Nick Giaquinto 26 6 0 205 5-11 Bridgeport,Connecticut 4/4/1955 1 1
58 Dave Graf 28 6 0 215 6-2 Penn St. 8/5/1953 6 0 Cleveland Browns / 17th / 421st pick / 1975
77 Darryl Grant 22 15 0 269 6-1 Rice 11/22/1959 Rook 1 Washington Redskins / 9th / 231st pick / 1981
68 Russ Grimm 22 LG 14 13 273 6-3 Pittsburgh 5/2/1959 Rook 7 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 69th pick / 1981
38 Clarence Harmon 26 5 0 204 5-11 Mississippi St. 11/30/1955 4 1
78 Dallas Hickman 29 10 0 238 6-6 California 2/16/1952 5 1 Washington Redskins / 9th / 228th pick / 1975
40 Wilbur Jackson 30 rb 5 2 215 6-1 Alabama 11/19/1951 7 2 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1974
66 Joe Jacoby 22 LT 14 13 305 6-7 Louisville 7/6/1959 Rook 7
61 Melvin Jones 27 RG 11 10 260 6-2 Houston 2/27/1954 Rook 6 Washington Redskins / 7th / 187th pick / 1980
22 Curtis Jordan 27 2 0 200 6-2 Texas Tech 1/25/1954 5 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 158th pick / 1976
55 Mel Kaufman 23 rlb 11 6 221 6-2 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 2/24/1958 Rook 4
20 Joe Lavender 32 RCB 16 16 190 6-4 San Diego St. 2/10/1949 8 8 Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 288th pick / 1973
71 Karl Lorch 31 LDE 16 10 258 6-3 USC 6/14/1950 5 5 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 234th pick / 1973
56 Quentin Lowry 24 9 0 232 6-2 Youngstown St. 11/11/1957 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 329th pick / 1979
72 Dexter Manley 23 RDE 16 9 253 6-3 Oklahoma St. 2/2/1958 Rook 4 Washington Redskins / 5th / 119th pick / 1981
73 Mark May 22 LT 16 8 295 6-6 Pittsburgh 11/2/1959 Rook 5 Washington Redskins / 1st / 20th pick / 1981
84 Greg McCrary 29 5 0 233 6-1 Clark (GA) 3/24/1952 6 0 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 123rd pick / 1975
46 LeCharls McDaniel 23 6 0 183 5-9 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 10/15/1958 Rook 0
76 Mat Mendenhall 24 LDE 14 11 254 6-6 BYU 5/14/1957 Rook 6 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 55th pick / 1980
26 Terry Metcalf 30 rb 16 2 185 5-10 Long Beach St. 9/24/1951 8 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1973
57 Rich Milot 24 rlb 11 6 234 6-4 Penn St. 5/28/1957 2 3 Washington Redskins / 7th / 182nd pick / 1979
81 Art Monk 24 WR 16 16 210 6-3 Syracuse 12/5/1957 1 8 Washington Redskins / 1st / 18th pick / 1980
3 Mark Moseley 33 K 16 0 202 5-11 Texas A&M,S.F. Austin 3/12/1948 11 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 346th pick / 1970
29 Mark Murphy 26 FS 16 16 210 6-4 Colgate 7/13/1955 4 9
21 Mike Nelms* 26 KR 16 0 188 6-1 Sam Houston St.,Baylor 4/8/1955 1 2 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 170th pick / 1977
79 Pat Ogrin 23 5 0 265 6-5 Wyoming 2/10/1958 Rook 0
52 Neal Olkewicz 24 MLB 14 14 230 6-0 Maryland 1/30/1957 2 7
24 Lemar Parrish 34 LCB 12 8 185 5-11 Lincoln (MO) 12/13/1947 11 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 163rd pick / 1970
23 Tony Peters 28 SS 16 16 187 6-1 Oklahoma 4/28/1953 6 8 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 82nd pick / 1975
91 Bob Raba 26 8 0 222 6-1 Maryland 4/23/1955 4 0
44 John Riggins 32 rb 15 4 230 6-2 Kansas 8/4/1949 10 5 New York Jets / 1st / 6th pick / 1971
64 Ron Saul 33 rg 10 7 255 6-2 Michigan St. 2/5/1948 11 4 Houston Oilers / 5th / 110th pick / 1970
76 Jerry Scanlan 24 3 0 270 6-5 Hawaii 1/4/1957 1 0
80 Virgil Seay 23 WR 16 7 175 5-8 Troy 1/1/1958 Rook 4 Denver Broncos / 10th / 270th pick / 1980
74 George Starke 33 RT 14 13 260 6-5 Columbia 7/18/1948 8 7 Washington Redskins / 11th / 272nd pick / 1971
7 Joe Theismann 32 QB 16 16 192 6-0 Notre Dame 9/9/1949 7 12 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 99th pick / 1971
83 Ricky Thompson 27 wr 16 5 176 6-0 Baylor 5/15/1954 5 4 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 228th pick / 1976
54 Kevin Turner 23 4 0 223 6-2 Pacific 2/5/1958 1 0
88 Rick Walker 26 TE 16 14 235 6-4 UCLA 5/28/1955 4 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 85th pick / 1977
85 Don Warren 25 TE 16 16 242 6-4 San Diego St. 5/5/1956 2 3 Washington Redskins / 4th / 103rd pick / 1979
25 Joe Washington 28 RB 14 13 179 5-10 Oklahoma 9/24/1953 4 11 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 4th pick / 1976
58 Charlie Weaver 32 5 0 220 6-2 USC 7/12/1949 10 0 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 48th pick / 1971
45 Jeris White 29 LCB 16 8 188 5-9 Hawaii 9/3/1952 7 4 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1974
39 Otis Wonsley 24 15 0 214 5-10 Alcorn St. 8/13/1957 Rook 0 New York Giants / 9th / 229th pick / 1980
99 Wilbur Young 32 de 7 3 285 6-6 William Penn 4/20/1949 10 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 39th pick / 1971
Team Total 26.8 16 226.5 6-1.8 3.9