1978 Chicago Bears Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 7-9
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Neill Armstrong (7-9)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
1978 Chicago Bears Statistics
1978 Chicago Bears Results

The Chicago Bears of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 7 wins and 9 losses, finishing third in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference.

Chicago scored 253 points, while the defense surrendered 274. Walter Payton rushed for a team-leading 1,395 yards for the Bears.

Bob Avellini threw for 1,718 yards. Walter Payton topped all receivers, hauling in 50 balls, while James Scott added 759 receiving yards. Roland Harper was targeted regularly, too.

Gary Fencik picked off 4 opponent throws.

Neill Armstrong coached the team.

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# Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP GS
64Ted AlbrechtLTOctober 8, 19546'4"253CaliforniaHarvey, IL USA1515
79Lionel AntoineTAugust 31, 19506'6"262Southern IllinoisBiloxi, MS USA91
7Bob AvelliniQBAugust 28, 19536'2"208MarylandQueens, NY USA1312
84Brian BaschnagelKRJanuary 8, 19545'11"187Ohio St.Kingston, NY USA161
51Doug BeckerLBJune 27, 19566'0"220Notre DameHamilton, OH USA10
25Art BestRBMarch 18, 19536'1"205Notre DameCamden, NJ USA160
55Doug BuffoneLLBJune 27, 19446'3"230LouisvilleYatesboro, PA USA1515
59Gary CampbellRLBMarch 4, 19526'1"218ColoradoHonolulu, HI USA1616
87Mike CobbTEDecember 10, 19556'5"244Michigan St.Youngstown, OH USA130
50Chris DevlinLBNovember 22, 19536'2"226Penn St.Wexford, PA USA61
39Robin EarlTE-RBMarch 18, 19556'5"242WashingtonBoise, ID USA160
8Vince EvansQBJune 14, 19556'2"215USCGreensboro, NC USA30
45Gary FencikSSJune 11, 19546'1"194YaleChicago, IL USA1616
36Wentford GainesDBFebruary 4, 19536'0"185FerrumAnderson, SC USA110
35Roland HarperFBFebruary 28, 19535'11"208Louisiana TechSeguin, TX USA1616
53Tommy HartLDENovember 7, 19446'4"245Morris BrownMacon, GA USA1616
73Mike HartenstineRDEJuly 27, 19536'3"251Penn St.Bethlehem, PA USA160
51Bruce HerronLBApril 14, 19546'2"220New MexicoVictoria, TX USA151
54Tom HicksMLBDecember 18, 19526'4"235IllinoisChicago, IL USA99
65Noah JacksonLGApril 14, 19516'2"267TampaJacksonville Beach, FL USA1616
62Dan JiggettsT-GMarch 10, 19546'4"274HarvardBrooklyn, NY USA160
88Greg LattaTEOctober 13, 19526'3"227Morgan St.Newark, NJ USA1616
70Dennis LickRTApril 26, 19546'3"266WisconsinChicago, IL USA1616
24Virgil LiversRCBMarch 26, 19525'8"176West. KentuckyFairfield, KY USA1313
74Jerry MeyersDE-DTFebruary 21, 19546'4"249Northern IllinoisChicago, IL USA160
29Mike MorganRBJanuary 19, 19565'11"207WisconsinTallassee, AL USA50
63Jon MorrisCApril 5, 19426'4"254Holy CrossWashington, DC USA100
58Jerry MuckensturmLBOctober 13, 19536'4"223Arkansas St.Belleville, IL USA160
52Dan NealCAugust 30, 19496'4"250KentuckyCorbin, KY USA1616
68Jim OsborneLDTSeptember 7, 19496'3"250SouthernSylvania, GA USA1515
82Alan PageRDTAugust 7, 19456'4"245Notre DameCanton, OH USA1010
86Bob ParsonsPJune 29, 19506'4"234Penn St.Bethlehem, PA USA160
34Walter PaytonRBJuly 25, 19545'10"200Jackson St.Columbia, MS USA1616
15Mike PhippsQBNovember 19, 19476'3"208PurdueShelbyville, IN USA64
46Doug PlankFSMarch 4, 19536'0"200Ohio St.Greensburg, PA USA140
80Bo RatherWROctober 7, 19506'1"184MichiganSandusky, OH USA62
83Golden RichardsWRDecember 31, 19506'1"181HawaiiSalt Lake City, UT USA1514
57Don RivesMLBAugust 30, 19516'2"225Texas TechWheeler, TX USA167
76Ron RydalchRDTJanuary 1, 19526'4"260UtahTooele, UT USA125
44Terry SchmidtLCBMay 28, 19526'0"177Ball St.Columbus, IN USA1616
85Steve SchubertPRMarch 15, 19515'10"185MassachusettsBrooklyn, NY USA130
89James ScottWRMarch 28, 19526'1"190Trinity Valley CC (TX)Longview, TX USA1514
75Jeff SevyT-G-DT-DEOctober 24, 19516'5"260CaliforniaPalo Alto, CA USA140
72Brad ShearerDTAugust 10, 19556'3"250TexasHouston, TX USA152
30John SkibinskiRBApril 27, 19556'0"222PurdueChicago, IL USA160
69Revie SoreyRGSeptember 10, 19536'2"260IllinoisBrooklyn, NY USA1616
47Mike SpiveyDBMarch 10, 19546'0"197ColoradoHouston, TX USA163
16Bob ThomasKAugust 7, 19525'10"178Notre DameRochester, NY USA160
23Len WalterscheidDBSeptember 13, 19545'11"190Southern UtahGainesville, TX USA143


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