1978 Atlanta Falcons Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 9-7
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 1-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Leeman Bennett (9-7)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
1978 Atlanta Falcons Statistics
1978 Atlanta Falcons Results

The Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 9 wins and 7 losses, finishing second in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-1.

Atlanta eked out just 240 points, while the defense allowed 290. Steve Bartkowski threw for 2,489 yards. Wallace Francis paced pass catchers, hauling in 45 passes for 695 yards. Alfred Jackson provided receiving help also.

Bubba Bean ran for a team-best 707 yards for the Falcons, and Haskel Stanback additionally aided the ground game.

Rolland Lawrence snatched 6 errant tosses from the opposition.

Leeman Bennett coached the team. The 1978 Atlanta Falcons lost in the Division Playoff.

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# Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP GS
72Jim BaileyLDTJune 9, 19486'4"253KansasKansas City, MO USA160
10Steve BartkowskiQBNovember 12, 19526'4"216CaliforniaDes Moines, IA USA1413
44Bubba BeanFBJanuary 26, 19545'11"195Texas A&MKirbyville, TX USA1515
50Greg BrezinaRLBJanuary 7, 19466'0"226HoustonSinton, TX USA160
66Warren BryantRTNovember 11, 19556'6"273KentuckyMiami, FL USA1311
38Rick ByasRCBOctober 19, 19505'9"180East. MichiganDetroit, MI USA160
32Ray EasterlingDBSeptember 3, 19496'0"195RichmondRichmond, VA USA20
26Mike EspositoRBApril 24, 19536'0"183Boston Col.Everett, MA USA160
74Wilson FaumuinaDT-DE-NTAugust 11, 19546'5"275San Jose St., American Samoa160
77Edgar FieldsDTMarch 10, 19546'2"255Texas A&MAustin, TX USA162
89Wallace FrancisWRNovember 7, 19515'11"190Ark-Pine BluffFranklin, LA USA1616
40George FranklinRBJuly 5, 19546'3"225Texas A&M-KingsvilleSeguin, TX USA150
88Lewis GilbertTEMay 24, 19566'4"225FloridaNaples, FL USA40
36Bob GlazebrookDBMarch 7, 19566'1"200Fresno St.Fresno, CA USA80
87Claude HumphreyDEJune 29, 19446'4"252Tennessee St.Memphis, TN USA40
85Alfred JacksonWRAugust 3, 19555'11"176TexasCameron, TX USA150
30Ernie JacksonDBApril 11, 19505'10"173DukeHopkins, SC USA160
6John JamesPJanuary 21, 19496'3"197FloridaPanama City, FL USA160
84Alfred JenkinsWRJanuary 25, 19525'10"170Morris BrownHogansville, GA USA11
14June JonesQBFebruary 19, 19536'4"200OregonPortland, OR USA73
78Mike KennLTFebruary 9, 19566'7"273MichiganEvanston, IL USA1616
54Fulton KuykendallLLBJune 10, 19536'4"225UCLACoronado, CA USA1616
22Rolland LawrenceLCBMarch 24, 19515'10"179TaborFranklin, PA USA1616
69Mike LewisRDTJuly 14, 19496'4"261WileyHouston, TX USA160
4Tim MazzettiKFebruary 1, 19566'1"175PennsylvaniaSao Paulo, CT Brazil100
56Ron McCartneyLBJuly 20, 19546'1"220TennesseeCharleston, WV USA150
52Dewey McClainLBApril 25, 19546'3"236East Central (OK)Okmulgee, OK USA160
73Phil McKinnelyTJuly 8, 19546'4"248UCLAOakland, CA USA144
75Jeff MerrowRDEJuly 12, 19536'4"236West VirginiaAkron, OH USA1414
86Jim MitchellTEOctober 19, 19476'1"234Prairie ViewShelbyville, TN USA160
71Marv MontgomeryTFebruary 8, 19486'6"255USCTorrance, CA USA10
88Ken MooreTEJuly 25, 19546'4"232Northern IllinoisMerigold, MS USA60
45Tom MoriartyDBApril 7, 19536'0"185Bowling GreenLima, OH USA140
56Garth NapelLBMarch 27, 19546'1"213Texas A&MLos Angeles, CA USA10
55Ralph OrtegaLBJuly 6, 19536'2"220FloridaHavana, Cuba150
33Ricky PattonRBApril 6, 19545'11"190Ferris St.Flint, MI USA161
81Dennis PearsonKRFebruary 9, 19555'11"177WashingtonGordo, AL USA130
59Robert PennywellMLBNovember 6, 19546'1"222Grambling St.Crowley, LA USA1515
27Tom PridemoreFSApril 29, 19565'10"186West VirginiaOak Hill, WV USA1614
28Frank ReedSSMay 13, 19545'11"193WashingtonSeattle, WA USA1616
82Billy RyckmanPRFebruary 28, 19555'11"172Louisiana TechLafayette, LA USA1615
53Paul RyczekCJune 25, 19526'2"230VirginiaPainesville, OH USA160
70Dave ScottLGDecember 26, 19536'4"276KansasHackensack, NJ USA1616
24Haskel StanbackRBMarch 19, 19526'0"210TennesseeKannapolis, NC USA150
1Fred SteinfortKNovember 3, 19525'11"180Boston Col.Wetter, Germany60
58Steve StewartLBMay 1, 19566'2"217MinnesotaMinneapolis, MN USA120
20Jim StienkeDBNovember 7, 19505'11"182Texas St.Houston, TX USA50
25Ray StrongRBMay 7, 19565'9"184UNLVBerkeley, CA USA141
68R.C. ThielemannRGAugust 12, 19556'4"255ArkansasHouston, TX USA1616
57Jeff Van NoteCFebruary 7, 19466'2"247KentuckySouth Orange, NJ USA1616
83James WrightTESeptember 1, 19566'3"240TCUFort Hood, TX USA150
79Jeff YeatesLDEAugust 3, 19516'3"248Boston Col.Buffalo, NY USA1612



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