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New England Patriots 1978 Roster

The 1978 New England Patriots Roster consisted of 59 players that included 3 quarterbacks, 7 running backs, 4 wide receivers, 5 tight ends, 11 Offensive Linemen, 8 Defensive Linemen, 8 linebackers, 8 defensive backs, 3 kickers and 2 punters. The 1978 Patriots sent 5 players to the Pro Bowl and finished the season with 6,171 total offensive yards gained compared to 4,911 total defensive yards allowed. They outscored their opponents by 72 points (358 points for and 286 points against) which led to their 11 - 5 record. View all of the players on the 1978 Patriots roster.

New England Patriots 1978 Roster

   Coaches: Ron Erhardt, Chuck Fairbanks
OFFENSEIVE PLAYERS DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
Player Pos Jersey Career Year*
Matt Cavanaugh qb 1
Steve Grogan qb 4
Tom Owen qb 5
Don Calhoun rb 6
**Sam Cunningham rb 6
Horace Ivory rb 2
Andy Johnson rb 4
James McAlister rb 3
Mosi Tatupu rb 1
Jerrel Wilson rb 16
Harold Jackson wr 11
Stanley Morgan wr 2
Carlos Pennywell wr 1
Donald Westbrook wr 2
Al Chandler te 6
**Russ Francis te 4
Don Hasselbeck te 2
Sam Adams ol 7
Pete Brock ol 3
Bob Cryder ol 1
Terry Falcon ol 1
**Leon Gray ol 6
**John Hannah ol 6
Shelby Jordan ol 3
Bill Lenkaitis ol 11
Bob McKay ol 9
Fred Sturt ol 5
Dwight Wheeler ol 1
Player Pos Jersey Career Year*
Julius Adams dl 8
Richard Bishop dl 3
Greg Boyd dl 2
Ray Hamilton dl 6
Ernie Holmes dl 7
Mel Lunsford dl 6
Tony McGee dl 8
Greg Schaum dl 2
Ray Costict lb 2
Mike Hawkins lb 1
Sam Hunt lb 5
Steve King lb 6
Merv Krakau lb 6
Steve Nelson lb 5
Rod Shoate lb 3
Steve Zabel lb 9
Doug Beaudoin db 3
Sidney Brown db 1
Raymond Clayborn db 2
Dick Conn db 5
Tim Fox db 3
**Mike Haynes db 3
Prentice McCray db 5
Special Team Players
Player Pos Jersey Career Year*
Nick Lowery k 1
David Posey k 1
John Smith k 5
Mike Patrick p 4
*denotes the number of years played in the NFL as of the year selected for the team.
**denotes the player played in the Pro Bowl.
 
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