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What Happened On Wednesday Aug 16, 1974 In NFL


1974 All Fantasy Team
Player Pos Team Fantasy Avg.
Ken Anderson QB Bengals 17.75
Otis Armstrong RB Broncos 16.64
Cliff Branch WR Raiders 9.47
Riley Odoms TE Broncos 5.03
Chester Marcol K Packers 6.71
There were no professional football games played on Aug 16, 1974. The top fantasy performance ever on this date was Patrick Cobbs who had 9.15 points on Aug 16, 2007 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

There was 1 player born on this date: Ryan Longwell, and 75 total players who share this birthday including: Homer Bliss, Chief Elkins and Walt Brewster.

The pro football champion in 1974 was the Pittsburgh Steelers who defeated the Minnesota Vikings in the Super Bowl. The stat leaders for the year were: Ken Anderson (pass yds), Otis Armstrong (rush yds) and Cliff Branch (rec yds). The top fantasy players of '74 were Ken Anderson, Otis Armstrong, Don Woods, Sam Cunningham and Fran Tarkenton and the top fantasy games were: Bert Jones with 39.75 pts against the New York Jets, Otis Armstrong with 37.25 pts against the Houston Oilers and Ken Anderson with 33.50 pts against the Cleveland Browns.

The top pick in the 1974 draft was Too Tall Jones by the Dallas Cowboys, and the 1974 Hall of Fame Class Members were Lou Groza, Bill George, Tony Canadeo and Night Train Lane.
Pro Football Players Born on Aug 16, 1974
Player Pos Fantasy Avg. Played
Ryan Longwell K 7.05 1997 - 2012
Players Who Share This Birthday (Aug 16)
Player Pos Year Born Played
Homer BlissOL 1904 1928
Chief ElkinsDB 1905 1928 - 1933
Walt BrewsterOL 1907 1929
Frank SullivanLB 1912 1935 - 1940
Bobby WilsonDB 1913 1936
Ray WehbaDL 1916 1943 - 1944
Rocco CanaleOL 1920 1943 - 1947
Dick WildungDL 1921 1946 - 1953
Bob GarnerOL 1923 1945
Buddy TinsleyOL 1924 1949
Art WeinerDL 1924 1950
Frank GiffordDB 1930 1952 - 1964
Bobby GarrettQB 1932 1954
Bill GlassDL 1935 1958 - 1968
Monty SticklesTE 1938 1960 - 1968
Phil NugentDB 1939 1961
Lloyd McCoyOL 1942 1964
Woody PeoplesOL 1943 1968 - 1980
Jim WeatherfordDB 1946 1969
Chip HealyLB 1947 1969 - 1970
Ron HornsbyLB 1949 1971 - 1974
Bob NewtonOL 1949 1971 - 1981
Mack MitchellDL 1952 1975 - 1979
Mike McCoyDB 1953 1976 - 1983
Mike PleasantWR 1955 1984
Randy Poeschl 1956
Gregg RobinsonDL 1956 1978
Kirk SpringsDB 1958 1981 - 1985
Ron McCall 1958
Buford McGeeRB 1960 1984 - 1992
Christian OkoyeRB 1961 1987 - 1992
Tom ThayerOL 1961 1985 - 1993
Mark JenkinsOL 1962 1987
Jitter FieldsDB 1962 1984 - 1987
Frank SeurerQB 1962 1986 - 1987
Wade RussellTE 1963 1987
Pat FranklinRB 1963 1986 - 1987
Ray CriswellP 1963 1987 - 1988
Matt HanousekOL 1963 1987
Rusty RussellOL 1963 1984
Craig BirdsongDB 1964 1987
John HunterOL 1965 1989 - 1992
Shawn BealsWR 1966 1988
Matt VanderbeekLB 1967 1990 - 1996
Stacey HairstonDB 1967 1993 - 1995
Eric JonassenOL 1968 1992 - 1997
Ben CoatesTE 1969 1991 - 2000
Adrian HardyDB 1970 1993 - 1995
Eric SwannDL 1970 1991 - 2000
Willie JacksonWR 1971 1994 - 2002
Eddie GoinesWR 1972 1995 - 1996
Michael ReedDB 1972 1995 - 1996
Zach WiegertOL 1972 1995 - 2006
Ryan LongwellK 1974 1997 - 2012
Neil RackersK 1976 2000 - 2011
Rod ColemanDL 1976 1999 - 2007
Cleo LemonQB 1979 2004 - 2008
Lawrence SmithOL 1979 2002 - 2005
David GivensWR 1980 2002 - 2006
Kevin WilliamsDL 1980 2003 - 2013
Etric PruittDB 1981 2004 - 2006
Angelo CrowellLB 1981 2003 - 2009
Anthony OakleyOL 1981 2006 - 2007
Colt BrennanQB 1983 2008 - 2010
Jay MooreLB 1983 2008
Bryan RandallQB 1983 2006
Nick CollinsDB 1983 2005 - 2011
Isaiah StanbackWR 1984 2007 - 2012
Dominique CurryWR 1987 2010 - 2011
Ryan KerriganLB 1988 2011 - 2013
Donovan RichardLB 1989
Mike VanDerMeulenOL 1989
Brent RussellDL 1989
Tyler WilsonQB 1989 2013
Pierre WarrenDB 1992
Aug 16, 1974 Football Games
No Games Played
Top Fantasy Games on Aug 16, 1974
Player Pos Stats Fantasy Pnts.
No Fantasy Game Data
Top Fantasy Games on this Day (Aug 16)
1974 Pro Football Champion
1974 Stat Leaders
Player Team Cat Stat
Ken Anderson Cincinnati Bengals Passing Yds 2,667
Ken Stabler Oakland Raiders Passing Tds 26
Otis Armstrong Denver Broncos Rushing Yds 1,407
Tom Sullivan Philadelphia Eagles Rushing Tds 11
Cliff Branch Oakland Raiders Receiving Yds 1,092
Cliff Branch Oakland Raiders Receiving Tds 13
Lydell Mitchell Baltimore Colts Receptions 72
Chester Marcol Green Bay Packers FGs Made 25
George Blanda Oakland Raiders XPs Made 44
1974 Fantasy Leaders
Player Pos Team Fantasy Pnts.
Ken Anderson QB Bengals 17.75
Otis Armstrong RB Broncos 16.64
Don Woods RB Chargers 16.50
Sam Cunningham RB Patriots 15.78
Fran Tarkenton QB Vikings 15.76
1974 Top Fantasy Games
1974 Top Draft Pick
Player Pos Team College
Too Tall Jones DL Dallas Cowboys Tennessee State
1974 Hall of Fame Class
Member Contribution
Lou Groza Player
Bill George Player
Tony Canadeo Player
Night Train Lane Player
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