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What Happened On Wednesday Aug 19, 1978 In NFL


1978 All Fantasy Team
Player Pos Team Fantasy Avg.
Roger Staubach QB Cowboys 17.25
Earl Campbell RB Oilers 15.03
John Jefferson WR Chargers 9.20
Dave Casper TE Raiders 6.07
Frank Corral K Rams 7.38
There were no professional football games played on Aug 19, 1978. The top fantasy performance ever on this date was Vernand Morency who had 22.45 points on Aug 19, 2006 against the St. Louis Rams.

There were 2 players born on this date: Thomas Jones and David Boston, and 74 total players who share this birthday including: Stan Kosel, Ed Frutig and Bob Jeffries.

The pro football champion in 1978 was the Pittsburgh Steelers who defeated the Dallas Cowboys in the Super Bowl. The stat leaders for the year were: Fran Tarkenton (pass yds), Earl Campbell (rush yds) and Wesley Walker (rec yds). The top fantasy players of '78 were Roger Staubach, Jim Zorn, Steve Grogan, Dan Fouts and Fran Tarkenton and the top fantasy games were: Earl Campbell with 43.90 pts against the Miami Dolphins, Jim Hart with 38.75 pts against the Atlanta Falcons and Terdell Middleton with 37.00 pts against the Seattle Seahawks.

The top pick in the 1978 draft was Earl Campbell by the Houston Oilers, and the 1978 Hall of Fame Class Members were Lance Alworth, Tuffy Leemans, Larry Wilson, Ray Nitschke and Weeb Ewbank.
Pro Football Players Born on Aug 19, 1978
Player Pos Fantasy Avg. Played
Thomas Jones RB 8.81 2000 - 2011
David Boston WR 5.25 1999 - 2007
Players Who Share This Birthday (Aug 19)
Player Pos Year Born Played
Stan KoselRB 1916 1938 - 1939
Ed FrutigDB 1918 1941 - 1946
Bob JeffriesOL 1919 1942
John GrigasRB 1920 1943 - 1947
Mike GarzoniOL 1923 1947 - 1948
George HughesOL 1925 1950 - 1954
Joe WatsonOL 1925 1950
Jim LansfordOL 1930 1952
Leon CunninghamOL 1931 1955
Don BurroughsDB 1931 1955 - 1964
Bob KonovskyOL 1934 1956 - 1961
Ron MillerQB 1939 1962
Floyd DeanLB 1940 1964 - 1965
Steve SloanQB 1944 1966 - 1967
Ben HartDB 1945 1967
Fred CarrLB 1946 1968 - 1977
Bob JohnsonOL 1946 1968 - 1979
Doug DresslerRB 1948 1970 - 1975
David BeverlyP 1950 1974 - 1980
Allan EllisDB 1951 1973 - 1981
Clyde PowersDB 1951 1974 - 1978
Jerry BroadnaxTE 1951 1974
Mike Rieker 1955
Cecil JohnsonLB 1955 1977 - 1985
Mike RobinsonDL 1956 1981 - 1982
Bruce KimballOL 1956 1982 - 1984
Buddy AydeletteOL 1956 1980 - 1987
Bob Rippentrop 1956
John Adams 1957
Gary HayesDB 1957 1984 - 1986
Ervin ParkerLB 1958 1980 - 1983
Anthony MunozOL 1958 1980 - 1993
Jeff HayesP 1959 1982 - 1987
Bobby HebertQB 1960 1985 - 1996
Morten AndersenK 1960 1982 - 2007
Jeff PaineLB 1961 1984 - 1987
Steve DeLineK 1961 1988 - 1989
Clint Harris 1962
Jerry KeebleLB 1963 1987
Mike JonesLB 1964 1987
Greg ClevelandDL 1964 1987
Butch RolleTE 1964 1986 - 1993
Randy BaldwinRB 1967 1991 - 1996
Nick BellRB 1968 1991 - 1993
Scott BrumfieldOL 1970 1993 - 1998
David PattenWR 1974 1997 - 2008
Devon CoburnOL 1975 1998
Brad St. LouisOL 1976 2000 - 2009
Thomas JonesRB 1978 2000 - 2011
David BostonWR 1978 1999 - 2007
Josh RueRB 1979 2003
B.J. AskewRB 1980 2003 - 2009
Will WitherspoonLB 1980 2002 - 2013
Shaun SmithDL 1981 2003 - 2012
Nate BurlesonWR 1981 2003 - 2013
Jamall BroussardWR 1981 2004 - 2006
Nick McNeilLB 1981 2005
John TorpP 1982
Marcus DempsDB 1983 2006
Brannon CondrenDB 1983 2007 - 2008
John McCargoDL 1983 2006 - 2011
Jermon BushrodOL 1984 2007 - 2014
Jerard RabbWR 1984
J.D. FolsomLB 1984 2008 - 2010
Phillip MerlingDL 1985 2008 - 2013
Patrick ChungDB 1987 2008 - 2014
Brandon DeaderickDL 1987 2010 - 2014
Tim BuckleyWR 1988 2010
Kirk CousinsQB 1988 2012 - 2014
Vaughn MeatogaDL 1989
Brandon BrooksOL 1989 2012 - 2014
Jonathan MartinOL 1989 2012 - 2014
D.J. MorrellOL 1991
Steven JenkinsLB 1991
Aug 19, 1978 Football Games
No Games Played
Top Fantasy Games on Aug 19, 1978
Player Pos Stats Fantasy Pnts.
No Fantasy Game Data
Top Fantasy Games on this Day (Aug 19)
Player Pos Stats Fantasy Pnts.
Vernand Morency RB Aug 19, 2006 22.45
Mike Bell RB Aug 19, 2006 19.55
Matt Cassel QB Aug 19, 2006 18.70
Vince Young QB Aug 19, 2006 14.15
Bruce Gradkowski QB Aug 19, 2006 13.65
1978 Pro Football Champion
1978 Stat Leaders
Player Team Cat Stat
Fran Tarkenton Minnesota Vikings Passing Yds 3,468
Terry Bradshaw Pittsburgh Steelers Passing Tds 28
Earl Campbell Houston Oilers Rushing Yds 1,450
David Sims Seattle Seahawks Rushing Tds 14
Wesley Walker New York Jets Receiving Yds 1,169
John Jefferson San Diego Chargers Receiving Tds 13
Rickey Young Minnesota Vikings Receptions 88
Frank Corral Los Angeles Rams FGs Made 29
Rafael Septien Dallas Cowboys XPs Made 46
1978 Fantasy Leaders
Player Pos Team Fantasy Pnts.
Roger Staubach QB Cowboys 17.25
Jim Zorn QB Seahawks 17.13
Steve Grogan QB Patriots 16.88
Dan Fouts QB Chargers 15.88
Fran Tarkenton QB Vikings 15.86
1978 Top Fantasy Games
1978 Top Draft Pick
Player Pos Team College
Earl Campbell RB Houston Oilers Texas
1978 Hall of Fame Class
Member Contribution
Lance Alworth Player
Tuffy Leemans Player
Larry Wilson Player
Ray Nitschke Player
Weeb Ewbank Coach
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