1978 Houston Oilers Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 10-6
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference
Postseason: 2-1 Lost Conference Championship
Coach: Bum Phillips (10-6)
Location: Houston, Texas
1978 Houston Oilers Statistics
1978 Houston Oilers Results

The Houston Oilers of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 10 wins and 6 losses, finishing second in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-1.

Houston scored 283 points, while the defense conceded 298. Earl Campbell ran for a team-leading 1,450 yards for the Oilers.

Dan Pastorini passed for 2,473 yards. Ken Burrough topped the receiving corps, hauling in 47 passes for 624 yards. Mike Barber provided receiving help, too.

Willie Alexander snatched 5 errant tosses from the opposition.

Bum Phillips coached the team. The 1978 Houston Oilers lost in the Conference Championship.

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# Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP GS
19Willie AlexanderLCBSeptember 21, 19496'2"194Alcorn St.Montgomery, LA USA1616
86Mike BarberTEJune 4, 19536'3"235Louisiana TechMarshall, TX USA1616
63Steve BaumgartnerDE-LBMarch 26, 19516'7"256PurdueChicago, IL USA160
65Elvin BetheaRDEMarch 1, 19466'2"260North Carolina A&TTrenton, NJ USA1616
54Gregg BinghamRILBMarch 13, 19516'1"227PurdueEvanston, IL USA1616
52Robert BrazileROLBFebruary 7, 19536'4"241Jackson St.Mobile, AL USA1616
00Ken BurroughWRJuly 14, 19486'3"215Texas SouthernJacksonville, FL USA160
34Earl CampbellRBMarch 29, 19555'11"232TexasTyler, TX USA1514
26Rob CarpenterRBApril 20, 19556'1"224Miami (OH)Lancaster, OH USA110
58David CarterC-GNovember 27, 19536'2"250West. KentuckyVincennes, IN USA160
88Rich CasterTE-WROctober 16, 19486'5"228Jackson St.Mobile, AL USA140
47Ronnie ColemanPRJuly 9, 19515'10"195Alabama A&MJasper, AL USA150
78Curley CulpNTMarch 10, 19466'2"265Arizona St.Yuma, AZ USA160
20Bill CurrierSSJanuary 5, 19556'0"196South CarolinaGlen Burnie, MD USA1411
28Anthony DavisRBSeptember 8, 19525'10"190USCHuntsville, TX USA20
67Jimmy DeanDEJanuary 8, 19556'4"252Texas A&MBryan, TX USA30
81Johnnie DirdenKRMarch 14, 19526'0"188Sam Houston St.Houston, TX USA160
69Andy DorrisDEAugust 11, 19516'4"238New Mexico St.Bellaire, OH USA160
31Brian DuncanRBMarch 31, 19526'0"201SMUOlney, TX USA50
60Ed FisherRGMay 31, 19496'3"249Arizona St.Stockton, CA USA1616
16Toni FritschKJuly 10, 19455'7"190nonePetronell, Austria160
70Conway HaymanLGJanuary 9, 19496'3"264DelawareWilmington, DE USA1616
15Al JohnsonDB-RBJune 17, 19506'0"200CincinnatiBaltimore, MD USA70
84Billy JohnsonWRJanuary 21, 19525'9"170WidenerBoothwyn, PA USA50
71Ken KennardNT-DEOctober 4, 19546'2"248Angelo State (TX)Fort Worth, TX USA160
57Steve KinerLILBJune 12, 19476'1"220TennesseeSandstone, MN USA1616
25Kurt KnoffDBApril 6, 19546'2"191KansasEast Grand Forks, MN USA160
55Carl MauckCJuly 7, 19476'4"243Southern IllinoisMcLeansboro, IL USA1616
24Alvin MaxsonRBNovember 12, 19515'11"205SMUBeaumont, TX USA10
29Guido MerkensWR-QB-DBAugust 14, 19556'1"200Sam Houston St.San Antonio, TX USA120
14Gifford NielsenQBOctober 25, 19546'4"205BYUProvo, UT USA20
18Cliff ParsleyPDecember 26, 19546'1"211Oklahoma St.Kansas City, MO USA160
7Dan PastoriniQBMay 26, 19496'2"208Santa ClaraSonora, CA USA1616
39Larry PooleRBJuly 31, 19526'1"195Kent St.Akron, OH USA90
64George ReihnerLGApril 27, 19556'4"263Penn St.Pittsburgh, PA USA90
37Mike ReinfeldtFSMay 6, 19536'2"192Wisc-MilwaukeeBaraboo, WI USA1616
82Mike RenfroWRJune 19, 19556'0"184TCUFort Worth, TX USA1410
87Conrad RuckerTENovember 15, 19546'3"255SouthernCincinnati, OH USA130
73Greg SampsonLTOctober 25, 19506'6"265StanfordBellingham, WA USA160
62John SchuhmacherG-TSeptember 23, 19556'3"271USCSalem, OR USA110
27Greg StemrickRCBOctober 25, 19515'11"185Colorado St.Cincinnati, OH USA1616
53Art StringerLBJanuary 30, 19546'1"223Ball St.Troy, AL USA70
51Ted ThompsonLBJanuary 17, 19536'1"220SMUAtlanta, TX USA160
76Morris TownsRTJanuary 10, 19546'4"270MissouriSt. Louis, MO USA1612
46Robert TurnerRBMarch 6, 19545'11"200Oklahoma St.Wynnewood, OK USA40
59Ted WashingtonLOLBFebruary 16, 19486'1"244Miss. Valley St.Tampa, FL USA160
38C.L. WhittingtonDBAugust 1, 19526'1"200Prairie ViewBeaumont, TX USA120
33J.C. WilsonDBMarch 11, 19566'0"178TampaCleveland, OH USA162
45Tim WilsonFBJanuary 14, 19546'3"226MarylandNew Castle, DE USA1613
42Robert WoodsWRJuly 3, 19555'7"170Grambling St.New Orleans, LA USA30
77Jim YoungLDEJuly 8, 19506'2"260Texas SouthernHouston, TX USA1616