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What Happened On Wednesday July 18, 1979 In NFL


1979 All Fantasy Team
Player Pos Team Fantasy Avg.
Brian Sipe QB Browns 18.97
Earl Campbell RB Oilers 18.02
Stanley Morgan WR Patriots 8.25
Raymond Chester TE Raiders 5.97
John Smith K Patriots 7.19
There were no professional football games played on July 18, 1979.

There was 1 player born on this date: Deion Branch, and 74 total players who share this birthday including: Eddie Fisher, Mike Wilson and Paul Kell.

The pro football champion in 1979 was the Pittsburgh Steelers who defeated the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl. The stat leaders for the year were: Dan Fouts (pass yds), Earl Campbell (rush yds) and Steve Largent (rec yds). The top fantasy players of '79 were Brian Sipe, Steve Grogan, Dan Fouts, Earl Campbell and Jim Zorn and the top fantasy games were: Clarence Williams with 40.35 pts against the Buffalo Bills, Jerry Butler with 37.95 pts against the New York Jets and Wilbert Montgomery with 37.25 pts against the Washington Redskins.

The top pick in the 1979 draft was Tom Cousineau by the Buffalo Bills, and the 1979 Hall of Fame Class Members were Yale Lary, Johnny Unitas, Ron Mix and Dick Butkus.
Pro Football Players Born on July 18, 1979
Player Pos Fantasy Avg. Played
Deion Branch WR 3.95 2002 - 2013
Players Who Share This Birthday (July 18)
Player Pos Year Born Played
Eddie FisherOL 1901 1925
Mike WilsonRB 1905 1927 - 1929
Paul KellOL 1915 1939 - 1940
Ed CifersDL 1916 1941 - 1948
Paul HumphreyLB 1917 1939
Ray RamseyDB 1921 1947 - 1953
Dan EdwardsDL 1926 1948 - 1954
Jim ClarkOL 1929 1952 - 1953
Maury DuncanQB 1931 1954 - 1955
Will BerzinskiRB 1934 1956
Bo DickinsonRB 1935 1960 - 1964
Hall WhitleyLB 1935 1960
Tom MinterDB 1939 1962
Mike PyleOL 1939 1961 - 1969
Dick ShinerQB 1942 1964 - 1974
Gloster RichardsonWR 1942 1967 - 1974
Bob NicholsOL 1943 1965 - 1967
Randy WinklerOL 1943 1967 - 1971
Greg KentOL 1943 1966 - 1968
Denis MooreDL 1944 1967 - 1970
Houston RidgeDL 1944 1966 - 1969
Larry WillisDB 1948 1973
George StarkeOL 1948 1973 - 1984
Rick KingreaLB 1949 1971 - 1978
Don RatliffDL 1950 1975
Greg MarxDL 1950 1973
Jerome BarkumWR 1950 1972 - 1983
Oakley DaltonDL 1952 1977
Steve YoungOL 1953 1976 - 1979
Rod ParkerWR 1953 1980 - 1981
Terry JoyceP 1954 1976 - 1977
Rich DimlerDL 1956 1979 - 1980
Jeffrey AllenDB 1957 1980 - 1982
Kirk CollinsDB 1958 1981 - 1983
Floyd HodgeWR 1959 1982 - 1984
Jerry DoergerOL 1960 1982 - 1985
Dave DrechslerOL 1960 1983 - 1984
Mark BrownLB 1961 1983 - 1991
Mitchell YoungDL 1961 1987
Terry TaylorDB 1961 1984 - 1995
Herkie WallsWR 1961 1983 - 1987
Lonnie YoungDB 1963 1985 - 1996
Jerry KimmelLB 1963 1987
Fred DavisDB 1964 1987
Gary MossDB 1964 1987
Craig PattersonDL 1964 1990 - 1991
Donnie SalumLB 1966 1991
Jeff LagemanLB 1967 1989 - 1998
Mike PawlawskiQB 1969 1992
Efrum Thomas 1969
Augustin Olobia 1969
Curtis BrownWR 1971 1996
Bruce WalkerDL 1972 1994 - 1995
Bernard WilliamsOL 1972 1994 - 2005
Eric OgboguLB 1975 1998 - 2005
Kendell MackOL 1975 2001
Antwuan WyattWR 1975 1997
Derek RackleyOL 1977 2000 - 2007
Deion BranchWR 1979 2002 - 2013
Rufus BrownDB 1980 2004
Jerel MyersWR 1981
Stephen SpachTE 1982 2005 - 2012
Mark BihlOL 1983
Charles GordonDB 1984 2006 - 2008
Julian HawkinsDB 1986 2008
Hilee TaylorDL 1986 2008 - 2010
Stevenson SylvesterLB 1988 2010 - 2013
Matt MerlettiDB 1988
Jeremy JonesDB 1989 2012
J.C. OramOL 1989
Deon LaceyLB 1990
Scott PillarWR 1990
John WetzelOL 1991
Emory BlakeWR 1991
July 18, 1979 Football Games
No Games Played
Top Fantasy Games on July 18, 1979
Player Pos Stats Fantasy Pnts.
No Fantasy Game Data
Top Fantasy Games on this Day (July 18)
Player Pos Stats Fantasy Pnts.
No Fantasy Game Data
1979 Pro Football Champion
1979 Stat Leaders
Player Team Cat Stat
Dan Fouts San Diego Chargers Passing Yds 4,082
Steve Grogan New England Patriots Passing Tds 28
Earl Campbell Houston Oilers Rushing Yds 1,697
Earl Campbell Houston Oilers Rushing Tds 19
Steve Largent Seattle Seahawks Receiving Yds 1,237
Stanley Morgan New England Patriots Receiving Tds 12
Joe Washington Baltimore Colts Receptions 82
Mark Moseley Washington Redskins FGs Made 25
Matt Bahr Pittsburgh Steelers XPs Made 50
1979 Fantasy Leaders
Player Pos Team Fantasy Pnts.
Brian Sipe QB Browns 18.97
Steve Grogan QB Patriots 18.57
Dan Fouts QB Chargers 18.31
Earl Campbell RB Oilers 18.02
Jim Zorn QB Seahawks 17.68
1979 Top Fantasy Games
1979 Top Draft Pick
Player Pos Team College
Tom Cousineau LB Buffalo Bills Ohio State
1979 Hall of Fame Class
Member Contribution
Yale Lary Player
Johnny Unitas Player
Ron Mix Player
Dick Butkus Player
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