1979 National Football League


The 1979 season was the National Football League's 60th, and 28 teams competed in the league that year. The Pittsburgh Steelers won the 1979 championship.

1979 National Football League Standings
1979 National Football League League Leaders

Atlanta Falcons (6-10) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Baltimore Colts (5-11) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Buffalo Bills (7-9) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Chicago Bears (10-6) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Cincinnati Bengals (4-12) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Cleveland Browns (9-7) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Dallas Cowboys (11-5) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Denver Broncos (10-6) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Detroit Lions (2-14) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Green Bay Packers (5-11) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Houston Oilers (11-5) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Kansas City Chiefs (7-9) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Los Angeles Rams (9-7) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Miami Dolphins (10-6) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Minnesota Vikings (7-9) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
New England Patriots (9-7) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
New Orleans Saints (8-8) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
New York Giants (6-10) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
New York Jets (8-8) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Oakland Raiders (9-7) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Philadelphia Eagles (11-5) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
San Diego Chargers (12-4) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
San Francisco 49ers (2-14) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Seattle Seahawks (9-7) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
St. Louis Cardinals (5-11) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10-6) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Washington Redskins (10-6) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results


Marker indicates city location, not venue address.


1979 Award Winners


Jack Pardee - AP NFL Coach of the Year
Dick Vermeil - Sporting News NFL Coach of the Year
Earl Campbell - AP MVP
Earl Campbell - Bert Bell Award (Player of the Year)
Earl Campbell - Newspaper Ent. Assoc. MVP
Earl Campbell - PFWA MVP
Earl Campbell - AP Offensive Player of the Year
Lee Selmon - AP Defensive Player of the Year
Ottis Anderson - AP Offensive Rookie of the Year
Jim Haslett - AP Defensive Rookie of the Year
Larry Csonka - AP Comeback Player of the Year
Terry Bradshaw - Super Bowl MVP

1979 All-Pros



Associated Press

All-NFL
Ottis Anderson 1st Team
Robert Brazile 1st Team
Larry Brooks 1st Team
Earl Campbell 1st Team
Dave Casper 1st Team
Dan Fouts 1st Team
Toni Fritsch 1st Team
Leon Gray 1st Team
Jack Ham 1st Team
John Hannah 1st Team
John Jefferson 1st Team
Dave Jennings 1st Team
Jack Lambert 1st Team
Tony Nathan 1st Team
Lemar Parrish 1st Team
Marvin Powell 1st Team
Mike Reinfeldt 1st Team
Lee Roy Selmon 1st Team
Donnie Shell 1st Team
John Stallworth 1st Team
Mike Webster 1st Team
Randy White 1st Team
Louis Wright 1st Team
Bob Young 1st Team
Jack Youngblood 1st Team
Bob Baumhower 2nd Team
Elvin Bethea 2nd Team
Mel Blount 2nd Team
Harold Carmichael 2nd Team
Curley Culp 2nd Team
Thom Darden 2nd Team
Joe DeLamielleure 2nd Team
Randy Gradishar 2nd Team
Mike Haynes 2nd Team
Ken Houston 2nd Team
Steve Largent 2nd Team
Harvey Martin 2nd Team
Wilbert Montgomery 2nd Team
Mark Moseley 2nd Team
Ozzie Newsome 2nd Team
Walter Payton 2nd Team
Dewey Selmon 2nd Team
Brian Sipe 2nd Team
Rick Upchurch 2nd Team
Jeff Van Note 2nd Team
Stan Walters 2nd Team
Russ Washington 2nd Team
Ed White 2nd Team
Jim Youngblood 2nd Team

Newspaper Enterprise Association
Robert Brazile 1st Team
Earl Campbell 1st Team
Raymond Chester 1st Team
Joe DeLamielleure 1st Team
Dan Fouts 1st Team
Toni Fritsch 1st Team
Leon Gray 1st Team
Bob Grupp 1st Team
Jack Ham 1st Team
John Hannah 1st Team
John Jefferson 1st Team
Charlie Johnson 1st Team
Jon Kolb 1st Team
Jack Lambert 1st Team
Lemar Parrish 1st Team
Walter Payton 1st Team
Mike Reinfeldt 1st Team
Lee Roy Selmon 1st Team
Donnie Shell 1st Team
John Stallworth 1st Team
Mike Webster 1st Team
Randy White 1st Team
Louis Wright 1st Team
Jack Youngblood 1st Team
Ottis Anderson 2nd Team
Al Baker 2nd Team
Mel Blount 2nd Team
Terry Bradshaw 2nd Team
Dave Casper 2nd Team
Wes Chandler 2nd Team
Tim Foley 2nd Team
Randy Gradishar 2nd Team
Joe Greene 2nd Team
Ray Guy 2nd Team
Franco Harris 2nd Team
Mike Haynes 2nd Team
Tom Jackson 2nd Team
Gary Johnson 2nd Team
Dave R. Lewis 2nd Team
Harvey Martin 2nd Team
Mark Moseley 2nd Team
Gerry Mullins 2nd Team
Marvin Powell 2nd Team
Ahmad Rashad 2nd Team
Jack Rudnay 2nd Team
Bill Thompson 2nd Team
Russ Washington 2nd Team
Doug Wilkerson 2nd Team

Pro Football Weekly

All-Conference
Lyle Alzado 1st Team
Ottis Anderson 1st Team
Bob Baumhower 1st Team
Matt Blair 1st Team
Robert Brazile 1st Team
Bob Breunig 1st Team
Earl Campbell 1st Team
Harold Carmichael 1st Team
Harry Carson 1st Team
Dave Casper 1st Team
Henry Childs 1st Team
Thom Darden 1st Team
Fred Dean 1st Team
Joe DeLamielleure 1st Team
Pat Donovan 1st Team
Gary Fencik 1st Team
Dan Fouts 1st Team
Toni Fritsch 1st Team
Randy Gradishar 1st Team
Leon Gray 1st Team
Joe Greene 1st Team
Roy Green 1st Team
Bob Grupp 1st Team
Jack Ham 1st Team
John Hannah 1st Team
Dennis Harrah 1st Team
Mike Haynes 1st Team
Wally Henry 1st Team
John Jefferson 1st Team
Dave Jennings 1st Team
Charlie Johnson 1st Team
Jack Lambert 1st Team
Ira Matthews 1st Team
Mark Moseley 1st Team
Tom Myers 1st Team
Lemar Parrish 1st Team
Walter Payton 1st Team
Marvin Powell 1st Team
Mike Pruitt 1st Team
Ahmad Rashad 1st Team
Mike Reinfeldt 1st Team
Rich Saul 1st Team
Lee Roy Selmon 1st Team
John Stallworth 1st Team
Roger Staubach 1st Team
Rick Upchurch 1st Team
Brad Van Pelt 1st Team
Stan Walters 1st Team
Mike Webster 1st Team
Roger Wehrli 1st Team
Randy White 1st Team
Louis Wright 1st Team
Bob Young 1st Team
Jack Youngblood 1st Team

All-NFL
Robert Brazile 1st Team
Earl Campbell 1st Team
Dave Casper 1st Team
Dan Fouts 1st Team
Randy Gradishar 1st Team
Leon Gray 1st Team
Joe Greene 1st Team
Bob Grupp 1st Team
Jack Ham 1st Team
John Hannah 1st Team
John Jefferson 1st Team
Jack Lambert 1st Team
Ira Matthews 1st Team
Mark Moseley 1st Team
Tom Myers 1st Team
Lemar Parrish 1st Team
Walter Payton 1st Team
Marvin Powell 1st Team
Mike Reinfeldt 1st Team
Lee Roy Selmon 1st Team
John Stallworth 1st Team
Rick Upchurch 1st Team
Mike Webster 1st Team
Randy White 1st Team
Louis Wright 1st Team
Bob Young 1st Team
Jack Youngblood 1st Team

Pro Football Writers Association
Ottis Anderson 1st Team
Robert Brazile 1st Team
Earl Campbell 1st Team
Joe DeLamielleure 1st Team
Gary Fencik 1st Team
Dan Fouts 1st Team
Toni Fritsch 1st Team
Randy Gradishar 1st Team
Leon Gray 1st Team
Joe Greene 1st Team
Bob Grupp 1st Team
Jack Ham 1st Team
John Hannah 1st Team
John Jefferson 1st Team
Ozzie Newsome 1st Team
Lemar Parrish 1st Team
Marvin Powell 1st Team
Mike Reinfeldt 1st Team
Lee Roy Selmon 1st Team
John Stallworth 1st Team
Mike Webster 1st Team
Randy White 1st Team
Louis Wright 1st Team
Jack Youngblood 1st Team

The Sporting News

All-Conference
Ottis Anderson 1st Team
Tom Banks 1st Team
Bob Baumhower 1st Team
Robert Brazile 1st Team
Earl Campbell 1st Team
Harold Carmichael 1st Team
Harry Carson 1st Team
Fred Dean 1st Team
Joe DeLamielleure 1st Team
Pat Donovan 1st Team
Gary Fencik 1st Team
Dan Fouts 1st Team
Toni Fritsch 1st Team
Randy Gradishar 1st Team
Leon Gray 1st Team
Joe Greene 1st Team
L.C. Greenwood 1st Team
Roy Green 1st Team
Bob Grupp 1st Team
Jack Ham 1st Team
John Hannah 1st Team
Cliff Harris 1st Team
Mike Haynes 1st Team
Wally Henry 1st Team
John Jefferson 1st Team
Dave Jennings 1st Team
Charlie Johnson 1st Team
Keith Krepfle 1st Team
Jack Lambert 1st Team
Ira Matthews 1st Team
Mark Moseley 1st Team
Tony Nathan 1st Team
Ozzie Newsome 1st Team
Lemar Parrish 1st Team
Walter Payton 1st Team
Marvin Powell 1st Team
Mike Pruitt 1st Team
Ahmad Rashad 1st Team
Mike Reinfeldt 1st Team
Jack Reynolds 1st Team
Herbert Scott 1st Team
Lee Roy Selmon 1st Team
Donnie Shell 1st Team
John Stallworth 1st Team
Roger Staubach 1st Team
Brad Van Pelt 1st Team
Stan Walters 1st Team
Mike Webster 1st Team
Roger Wehrli 1st Team
Randy White 1st Team
Louis Wright 1st Team
Bob Young 1st Team
Jack Youngblood 1st Team
Jim Youngblood 1st Team

United Press International
Ottis Anderson 1st Team
Tom Banks 1st Team
Robert Brazile 1st Team
Earl Campbell 1st Team
Harold Carmichael 1st Team
Harry Carson 1st Team
Fred Dean 1st Team
Joe DeLamielleure 1st Team
Pat Donovan 1st Team
Dan Fouts 1st Team
Toni Fritsch 1st Team
Leon Gray 1st Team
Joe Greene 1st Team
L.C. Greenwood 1st Team
Bob Grupp 1st Team
Jack Ham 1st Team
John Hannah 1st Team
Mike Haynes 1st Team
Ken Houston 1st Team
John Jefferson 1st Team
Dave Jennings 1st Team
Charlie Johnson 1st Team
Keith Krepfle 1st Team
Jack Lambert 1st Team
Dave R. Lewis 1st Team
Mark Moseley 1st Team
Tom Myers 1st Team
Ozzie Newsome 1st Team
Lemar Parrish 1st Team
Walter Payton 1st Team
Marvin Powell 1st Team
Mike Pruitt 1st Team
Ahmad Rashad 1st Team
Mike Reinfeldt 1st Team
Herbert Scott 1st Team
Lee Roy Selmon 1st Team
John Stallworth 1st Team
Roger Staubach 1st Team
Bill Thompson 1st Team
Brad Van Pelt 1st Team
Stan Walters 1st Team
Mike Webster 1st Team
Roger Wehrli 1st Team
Randy White 1st Team
Louis Wright 1st Team
Bob Young 1st Team
Jack Youngblood 1st Team
Wilbur Young 1st Team
Lyle Alzado 2nd Team
Matt Blair 2nd Team
Mel Blount 2nd Team
Terry Bradshaw 2nd Team
Larry Brooks 2nd Team
Dave Butz 2nd Team
Wes Chandler 2nd Team
Raymond Chester 2nd Team
Henry Childs 2nd Team
Jim Clack 2nd Team
Curley Culp 2nd Team
Thom Darden 2nd Team
Conrad Dobler 2nd Team
Brad Dusek 2nd Team
Gary Fencik 2nd Team
Tim Foley 2nd Team
Doug France 2nd Team
Tony Franklin 2nd Team
Randy Gradishar 2nd Team
Ray Guy 2nd Team
Carl Hairston 2nd Team
Cliff Harris 2nd Team
Franco Harris 2nd Team
Lester Hayes 2nd Team
Efren Herrera 2nd Team
Tony Hill 2nd Team
Joe Klecko 2nd Team
Jon Kolb 2nd Team
Steve Largent 2nd Team
Joe Lavender 2nd Team
Rolland Lawrence 2nd Team
Harvey Martin 2nd Team
Carl Mauck 2nd Team
Wilbert Montgomery 2nd Team
Nat Moore 2nd Team
Chuck Muncie 2nd Team
Steve Nelson 2nd Team
Randy Rasmussen 2nd Team
Jack Reynolds 2nd Team
Jerry Sisemore 2nd Team
Sherman Smith 2nd Team
Revie Sorey 2nd Team
Art Still 2nd Team
Bob Swenson 2nd Team
Joe Theismann 2nd Team
Russ Washington 2nd Team
Danny White 2nd Team
Ed White 2nd Team

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Schedule

Date Time (ET)
Sat, Dec 15 HOU 29 at NYJ 22 Final
Sat, Dec 15 CLE 17 at DEN 16 Final
Sun, Dec 16 ARI 14 at ATL 40 Final
Sun, Dec 16 TB 12 at BAL 20 Final
Sun, Dec 16 DET 13 at BUF 14 Final
Sun, Dec 16 GB 17 at CHI 24 Final
Sun, Dec 16 OAK 16 at CIN 30 Final
Sun, Dec 16 DAL 0 at IND 23 Final
Sun, Dec 16 WAS 16 at JAC 13 Final
Sun, Dec 16 MIA 17 at MIN 41 Final
Sun, Dec 16 TEN 17 at NYG 0 Final
Sun, Dec 16 SEA 23 at SF 26 Final
Sun, Dec 16 NE 10 at PIT 17 Final
Sun, Dec 16 PHI 30 at LAR 23 Final
Mon, Dec 17 NO at CAR 8:15 p.m.
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