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Houston Oilers

1979 Houston Oilers Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 11-5
Finished 2nd in the NFL's American Football Conference Central Division

Postseason: 2-1

Coach: Bum Phillips (11-5)

1979 Houston Oilers Statistics
1979 Houston Oilers Game-by-Game Results

The Houston Oilers of the National Football League ended the 1979 season with a record of 11 wins and 5 losses, finishing second in the NFL's American Football Conference Central Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 2-1. Bum Phillips coached the team.

PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Willie AlexanderDBSeptember 21, 194974194Alcorn St.
Jesse BakerDEJuly 10, 195777269Jacksonville St.
Mike BarberTEJune 4, 195375235Louisiana Tech
Steve BaumgartnerDE-LBMarch 26, 195179256Purdue
Elvin BetheaDEMarch 1, 194674260North Carolina A&T
Gregg BinghamLBMarch 13, 195173227Purdue
Robert BrazileLBFebruary 7, 195376241Jackson St.
Ken BurroughWRJuly 14, 194875215Texas Southern
Earl CampbellRBMarch 29, 195571232Texas
Rob CarpenterRBApril 20, 195573224Miami (OH)
David CarterC-GNovember 27, 195374250West. Kentucky
Rich CasterTE-WROctober 16, 194877228Jackson St.
Boobie ClarkRBNovember 8, 195074245Bethune-Cookman
Ronnie ColemanRBJuly 9, 195170195Alabama A&M
Curley CulpDT-NT-GMarch 10, 194674265Arizona St.
Bill CurrierDBJanuary 5, 195572196South Carolina
Andy DorrisDEAugust 11, 195176238New Mexico St.
Rich EllenderRBJune 9, 195771171McNeese St.
Jimbo ElrodLBMay 25, 195472220Oklahoma
Ed FisherG-C-DEMay 31, 194975249Arizona St.
Eddie FosterWRJune 5, 195470185Houston
Toni FritschKJuly 10, 194567190none
Leon GrayT-GNovember 15, 195175256Jackson St.
Jeff GrothWRJuly 2, 195770176Bowling Green
Carter HartwigDBFebruary 27, 195672205USC
Conway HaymanG-TJanuary 9, 194975264Delaware
Daryl HuntLBNovember 3, 195675229Oklahoma
Charles JeffersonDBMay 5, 195772178McNeese St.
Billy JohnsonWRJanuary 21, 195269170Widener
Ken KennardNT-DEOctober 4, 195474248Angelo State (TX)
Kenny KingRBMarch 7, 195771203Oklahoma
Carl MauckCJuly 7, 194776243Southern Illinois
Guido MerkensWR-QB-DBAugust 14, 195573200Sam Houston St.
Mike MurphyLBJanuary 14, 195774222SW Missouri St.
Gifford NielsenQBOctober 25, 195476205BYU
Cliff ParsleyPDecember 26, 195473211Oklahoma St.
Dan PastoriniQBMay 26, 194974208Santa Clara
Vernon PerryDBSeptember 22, 195374211Jackson St.
Wes PhillipsTAugust 1, 195377275Savannah St.
Tom RandallGAugust 3, 195677245Iowa St.
George ReihnerGApril 27, 195576263Penn St.
Mike ReinfeldtDBMay 6, 195374192Wisc-Milwaukee
Mike RenfroWRJune 19, 195572184TCU
Conrad RuckerTENovember 15, 195475255Southern
Greg StemrickDBOctober 25, 195171185Colorado St.
Mike StensrudNT-DE-DTFebruary 19, 195677280Iowa St.
Art StringerLBJanuary 30, 195473223Ball St.
Ted ThompsonLBJanuary 17, 195373220SMU
Morris TownsTJanuary 10, 195476270Missouri
Ted WashingtonLBFebruary 16, 194873244Miss. Valley St.
J.C. WilsonDBMarch 11, 195672178Tampa
Tim WilsonFBJanuary 14, 195475226Maryland
Jim YoungDEJuly 8, 195074260Texas Southern