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What Happened On Wednesday Sept 30, 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 13 regular season games played on Sept 30, 1979. The closest game was a 3 point victory for the Minnesota Vikings over the Detroit Lions and the largest margin of victory was 25 points by the Dallas Cowboys over the Cincinnati Bengals. The top fantasy performance on this date was Ted McKnight with 27.15 points against the Seattle Seahawks. The top fantasy performance ever on this date was Mercury Morris who had 37.70 points on 1973-09-30 00:00:00.000000, against the New England Patriots.

There was 1 player born on this date: Justin Smith, and 74 total players who share this birthday including: Chick Burke, Wilmer Fleming and Dinty Moore.

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 Sept 30, 1979
Player Pos Fantasy Avg. Played
Justin Smith DL .00 2001 - 2014
Players Who Share This Birthday (Sept 30)
Player Pos Year Born Played
Chick BurkeRB 1925 - 1926
Wilmer FlemingRB 1925
Dinty MooreRB 1927
Ed DanowskiDB 1934 - 1941
Bill MuellnerDL 1937
Baby RayOL 1938 - 1948
Burr WestOL 1941
Dave DiehlDL 1939 - 1945
Art Van ToneDB 1943 - 1946
Jim CastigliaRB 1941 - 1948
Johnny NaumuRB 1948
J.D. KimmelDL 1955 - 1958
Wayne WalkerLB 1958 - 1972
John MangumDL 1966 - 1967
Ron BergerDL 1969 - 1973
Tom NowatzkeRB 1965 - 1972
Andy MaurerOL 1970 - 1977
Willie HallLB 1972 - 1978
Preston AndersonDB 1974
Brad OatesOL 1976 - 1981
Barney CottonOL 1979 - 1981
Randy LoveRB 1979 - 1985
Bubba GreenDL 1981
Dwayne CrutchfieldRB 1982 - 1984
Torin SmithDL 1987
George JamisonLB 1987 - 1998
Bobby Johnson
Keith WilliamsRB 1986
Stacy LongOL 1991
Brentson BucknerDL 1994 - 2005
Artis FordDL 1993
Greg MyersDB 1996 - 2000
Troy DumasLB 1995 - 1997
Jamal AndersonRB 1994 - 2001
Cedric SaundersTE 1995
John BrowningDL 1996 - 2006
Ryan StewartDB 1996 - 2000
R-Kal TruluckDL 2002 - 2005
Greg FavorsLB 1998 - 2005
Todd StewartOL 1997
Dallas NeilP 2000 - 2002
Chris JonesLB 2000
Wane McGarityWR 1999 - 2001
Fred WearyOL 2002 - 2008
Mike SolwoldTE 2001 - 2004
Fearon WrightLB 2001
Nate DwyerDL 2002
Justin SmithDL 2001 - 2014
Kevin WareTE 2003 - 2004
Dwight EllickDB
Grayling LoveOL
Kyle HuntTE
Adam JonesDB 2005 - 2017
Taj SmithWR 2008 - 2011
Chris GrahamLB 2008
Jake PattenDB
Darius VinnettDB 2007 - 2008
H.B. BladesLB 2007 - 2010
Jason ShirleyDL 2008 - 2011
Chris ChamberlainLB 2008 - 2013
Jarron GilbertDL 2008 - 2011
Quinn JohnsonRB 2008 - 2013
Kyle McCarthyDB 2010 - 2012
Marcus SherelsDB 2010 - 2017
Demond WashingtonDB
Zach HurdOL 2012
Donald StephensonOL 2012 - 2017
A.J. JenkinsWR 2012 - 2015
James NelsonOL
Jack MewhortOL 2014 - 2017
David BakhtiariOL 2013 - 2017
D.J. AlexanderLB 2015 - 2017
Brian BlechenDB 2015
Jalen SaundersWR 2014 - 2015
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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