1978 New England Patriots Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 11-5
Finishing 1st in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference
Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Ron Erhardt (0-1)
Coach: Chuck Fairbanks (11-4)
Coach: Hank Bullough (0-1)
Location: Foxborough, Massachusetts
1978 New England Patriots Statistics
1978 New England Patriots Results

The New England Patriots of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 11 wins and 5 losses, finishing first in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference.

The Patriots piled up points with 358 points, and the defense yielded 286. Sam Cunningham rushed for a team-best 768 yards for New England, while Horace Ivory and Andy Johnson additionally aided the ground game.

Steve Grogan passed for 2,824 yards. Russ Francis caught 39 passes, while Stanley Morgan accumulated 820 receiving yards. Sam Cunningham and Harold Jackson contributed to the receiving game, too.

Mike Haynes picked off 6 errant tosses from the opposition.

Ron Erhardt, Chuck Fairbanks and Hank Bullough coached the team. The 1978 New England Patriots lost in the Division Playoff.

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# Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP GS
85Julius AdamsDEApril 26, 19486'3"270Texas SouthernMacon, GA USA11
61Sam AdamsRGSeptember 20, 19486'3"256Prairie ViewJasper, TX USA1616
27Doug BeaudoinSSMay 15, 19546'1"193MinnesotaDickinson, ND USA1513
64Richard BishopRDEMarch 23, 19506'1"275LouisvilleCleveland, OH USA1615
65Greg BoydDESeptember 15, 19526'6"274San Diego St.Merced, CA USA100
58Pete BrockC-T-GJuly 14, 19546'5"267ColoradoPortland, OR USA150
21Sidney BrownDBJanuary 27, 19566'0"186OklahomaNew Orleans, LA USA160
44Don CalhounRBApril 29, 19526'0"206Kansas St.Muskogee, OK USA142
82Al ChandlerTENovember 18, 19506'2"233OklahomaOklahoma City, OK USA40
26Raymond ClaybornKRJanuary 2, 19556'0"186TexasFort Worth, TX USA1616
22Dick ConnDBJanuary 9, 19516'0"185GeorgiaLouisville, KY USA150
55Ray CostictLBMarch 19, 19556'0"217Mississippi St.Moss Point, MS USA163
75Bob CryderT-GSeptember 7, 19566'4"275AlabamaEast St. Louis, IL USA50
39Sam CunninghamFBAugust 15, 19506'3"226USCSanta Barbara, CA USA1614
68Terry FalconG-TAugust 30, 19556'3"260Minot St.Culbertson, MT USA80
48Tim FoxFSNovember 1, 19535'11"186Ohio St.Canton, OH USA1616
81Russ FrancisTEApril 3, 19536'6"240OregonSeattle, WA USA1515
70Leon GrayLTNovember 15, 19516'3"256Jackson St.Olive Branch, MS USA1616
14Steve GroganQBJuly 24, 19536'4"210Kansas St.San Antonio, TX USA1616
71Ray HamiltonNTJanuary 20, 19516'1"244OklahomaOmaha, NE USA1616
73John HannahLGApril 4, 19516'2"265AlabamaCanton, GA USA1616
80Don HasselbeckTEApril 1, 19556'7"245ColoradoCincinnati, OH USA164
59Mike HawkinsLBOctober 29, 19556'2"235Texas A&M-KingsvilleBay City, TX USA120
40Mike HaynesRCBJuly 1, 19536'2"192Arizona St.Denison, TX USA1616
63Ernie HolmesDT-NTJuly 11, 19486'3"260Texas SouthernJamestown, TX USA30
50Sam HuntRILBAugust 6, 19516'1"248S.F. AustinLongview, TX USA1515
23Horace IvoryRBAugust 8, 19546'0"197OklahomaFort Worth, TX USA153
29Harold JacksonWRJanuary 6, 19465'10"175Jackson St.Hattiesburg, MS USA1613
32Andy JohnsonRBOctober 18, 19526'0"204GeorgiaAthens, GA USA1513
74Shelby JordanRTJanuary 23, 19526'7"260Washington (MO)St. Louis, MO USA1616
52Steve KingLOLBJune 10, 19516'4"232TulsaMcAlester, OK USA165
53Merv KrakauLBMay 16, 19516'2"242Iowa St.Jefferson, IA USA10
67Bill LenkaitisCJune 30, 19466'4"255Penn St.Cleveland, OH USA1616
7Nick LoweryKMay 27, 19566'4"215DartmouthMunich, Germany20
72Mel LunsfordLDEJune 13, 19506'3"256Central State (OH)Cincinnati, OH USA1615
37James McAlisterRBSeptember 5, 19516'1"205UCLALittle Rock, AR USA160
34Prentice McCrayDBMarch 1, 19516'1"188Arizona St.Los Angeles, CA USA83
78Tony McGeeDEJanuary 18, 19496'4"250WyomingBattle Creek, MI USA161
66Bob McKayT-GDecember 27, 19476'5"260TexasSeminole, TX USA120
86Stanley MorganPRFebruary 17, 19555'11"181TennesseeEasley, SC USA1616
57Steve NelsonLILBApril 26, 19516'2"230AugsburgFarmington, MN USA1414
17Tom OwenQBSeptember 1, 19526'1"195Wichita St.Shreveport, LA USA20
2Mike PatrickPSeptember 6, 19526'0"209Mississippi St.Austin, TX USA10
88Carlos PennywellWRMarch 18, 19566'2"180Grambling St.Crowley, LA USA160
9David PoseyKApril 1, 19565'11"167FloridaPainesville, OH USA110
76Greg SchaumDEJanuary 1, 19546'4"246Michigan St.Baltimore, MD USA140
56Rod ShoateROLBApril 26, 19536'1"214OklahomaSpiro, OK USA1515
1John SmithKDecember 30, 19496'0"186King Alfred's (England)Leafield, England30
63Fred SturtGJanuary 6, 19516'4"255Bowling GreenToledo, OH USA10
30Mosi TatupuRBApril 26, 19556'0"227USCPago Pago, American Samoa160
83Don WestbrookWRNovember 1, 19525'10"185NebraskaCheyenne, WY USA160
62Dwight WheelerT-C-GJanuary 13, 19556'3"269Tennessee St.Memphis, TN USA20
4Jerrel WilsonPOctober 4, 19416'2"222Southern MissNew Orleans, LA USA140
54Steve ZabelLOLBMarch 20, 19486'4"235OklahomaMinneapolis, MN USA1111


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