1983 Houston Oilers Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 2-14
Finishing 4th in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Chuck Studley (2-8)
Coach: Ed Biles (0-6)
Location: Houston, Texas
1983 Houston Oilers Statistics
1983 Houston Oilers Results

The Houston Oilers of the National Football League ended the 1983 season with a record of 2 wins and 14 losses, finishing fourth in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference.

The Oilers netted 288 points, but the wobbly defensive unit allowed 460. Oliver Luck passed for 1,375 yards, and Gifford Nielsen spent time under center also. Tim Smith hauled in 83 passes for 1,176 yards.

Earl Campbell ran for a team-leading 1,301 yards for Houston.

Willie Tullis intercepted 5 errant tosses from the opposition. Jesse Baker topped the defensive unit with 5.5 sacks.

Chuck Studley and Ed Biles coached the team.

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# Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP GS
56Robert AbrahamRILBJuly 13, 19606'1"228North Carolina St.Myrtle Beach, SC USA1413
31Gary AllenRBApril 23, 19605'10"183HawaiiBaldwin Park, CA USA10
86Walt ArnoldTEAugust 31, 19586'3"228New MexicoGalveston, TX USA131
75Jesse BakerRDEJuly 10, 19576'5"269Jacksonville St.Conyers, GA USA1616
65Elvin BetheaDEMarch 1, 19466'2"260North Carolina A&TTrenton, NJ USA70
54Gregg BinghamLILBMarch 13, 19516'1"227PurdueEvanston, IL USA1616
25Keith BosticSSJanuary 17, 19616'1"216MichiganAnn Arbor, MI USA1612
52Robert BrazileROLBFebruary 7, 19536'4"241Jackson St.Mobile, AL USA1616
38Curtis BrownRBDecember 7, 19545'10"203MissouriSt. Louis, MO USA20
24Steve BrownLCBMarch 20, 19605'11"189OregonSacramento, CA USA1610
81Steve BryantWROctober 10, 19596'2"195PurdueLos Angeles, CA USA166
34Earl CampbellRBMarch 29, 19555'11"232TexasTyler, TX USA1414
58David CarterCNovember 27, 19536'2"250West. KentuckyVincennes, IN USA1616
87Dave CasperTESeptember 26, 19516'4"240Notre DameBemidji, MN USA32
40Donnie CraftRBNovember 19, 19596'0"206LouisvillePanama City, FL USA152
45Dwayne CrutchfieldRBSeptember 30, 19596'0"235Iowa St.Cincinnati, OH USA20
88Chris DresselTEFebruary 7, 19616'4"238StanfordPalcentia, CA USA1614
35Stan EdwardsRBMay 20, 19606'0"208MichiganDetroit, MI USA141
43Vagas FergusonRBMarch 6, 19576'1"204Notre DameRichmond, IN USA10
78Jerome FosterDEJuly 25, 19606'2"268Ohio St.Detroit, MI USA161
77Doug FranceLTApril 26, 19536'5"270Ohio St.Dayton, OH USA1313
90Bob HammLDEApril 24, 19596'4"260Nevada-RenoKansas City, MO USA1612
36Carter HartwigFSFebruary 27, 19566'0"205USCCulver City, CA USA1616
21Derrick HatchettDBAugust 14, 19585'11"182TexasBryan, TX USA10
23Greg HillDBFebruary 12, 19616'1"194Oklahoma St.Orange, TX USA140
84Mike HolstonWRJanuary 8, 19586'3"189Morgan St.Seat Pleasant, MD USA160
66Pat HowellGMarch 12, 19576'5"257USCFresno, CA USA70
50Daryl HuntLBNovember 3, 19566'3"229OklahomaOdessa, TX USA163
6John JamesPJanuary 21, 19496'3"197FloridaPanama City, FL USA160
57Tim JoinerLBJanuary 7, 19616'4"235LSUMonrovia, CA USA150
22Bill KayLCBJanuary 10, 19606'1"190PurdueDetroit, MI USA166
4Florian KempfKMay 25, 19565'9"170PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA USA160
10Oliver LuckQBApril 5, 19606'2"196West VirginiaCleveland, OH USA76
8Archie ManningQBMay 19, 19496'3"212MississippiCleveland, MS USA33
74Bruce MatthewsRGAugust 8, 19616'5"305USCRaleigh, NC USA1615
89Mike McCloskeyTEFebruary 2, 19616'5"244Penn St.Philadelphia, PA USA167
26Darryl MeadowsDBFebruary 15, 19616'1"202ToledoCincinnati, OH USA160
30Larry MoriartyFBApril 24, 19586'1"240Notre DameSanta Barbara, CA USA167
63Mike MunchakLGMarch 5, 19606'3"281Penn St.Scranton, PA USA1616
14Gifford NielsenQBOctober 25, 19546'4"205BYUProvo, UT USA77
21Tate RandleDBAugust 15, 19596'0"202Texas TechFredericksburg, TX USA20
37Mike ReinfeldtDBMay 6, 19536'2"192Wisc-MilwaukeeBaraboo, WI USA44
82Mike RenfroWRJune 19, 19556'0"184TCUFort Worth, TX USA97
53Avon RileyLOLBFebruary 10, 19586'3"230UCLASavannah, GA USA1616
85Carl RoachesKROctober 2, 19535'8"168Texas A&MHouston, TX USA160
73Harvey SalemRTJanuary 15, 19616'6"283CaliforniaBerkeley, CA USA1616
62John SchuhmacherGSeptember 23, 19556'3"271USCSalem, OR USA11
83Tim SmithWRMarch 20, 19576'2"201NebraskaTucson, AZ USA1616
72Brian SochiaNTJuly 2, 19616'3"270NW Oklahoma St.Massena, NY USA1210
69Al SteinfeldG-C-TOctober 28, 19586'5"256C.W. PostBrooklyn, NY USA80
67Mike StensrudNTFebruary 19, 19566'5"280Iowa St.Forest City, IA USA166
68Les StuddardCDecember 14, 19586'4"260TexasEl Paso, TX USA60
70Malcolm TaylorDEJune 20, 19606'6"288Tennessee St.Crystal Springs, MS USA163
51Ted ThompsonLBJanuary 17, 19536'1"220SMUAtlanta, TX USA160
76Morris TownsTJanuary 10, 19546'4"270MissouriSt. Louis, MO USA143
20Willie TullisRCBApril 5, 19586'0"193Southern MissNewville, AL USA1616
86Herkie WallsWRJuly 18, 19615'8"159TexasGarland, TX USA163
64Ralph WilliamsG-TMarch 27, 19586'3"280SouthernMonroe, LA USA10
33J.C. WilsonDBMarch 11, 19566'0"178TampaCleveland, OH USA130