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1979 Drafted Linebackers

There were 44 Linebackers drafted in the 1979 NFL draft. The highest drafted LB was Tom Cousineau drafted in round 1 out of Ohio State by the Buffalo Bills. Some of the 1979 drafted Linebackers were Barry Krauss drafted in round 1 out of Alabama by the Baltimore Colts, Al Harris drafted in round 1 out of Arizona State by the Chicago Bears, George Andrews drafted in round 1 out of Nebraska by the Los Angeles Rams, Jerry Robinson drafted in round 1 out of UCLA by the Philadelphia Eagles, Ken Fantetti drafted in round 2 out of Wyoming by the Detroit Lions, Reggie Mathis drafted in round 2 out of Oklahoma by the New Orleans Saints, Joe Norman drafted in round 2 out of Indiana by the Seattle Seahawks, Calvin Favron drafted in round 2 out of Southeastern Louisiana by the St. Louis Cardinals and Jim Haslett drafted in round 2 out of Indiana (PA) by the Buffalo Bills. View all of the Linebackers selected in the 1979 Draft.
1979 Drafted Linebackers
Round Selection Player College Drafted By
1 1   Tom Cousineau   Ohio State   Buffalo Bills
1 6   Barry Krauss   Alabama   Baltimore Colts
1 9   Al Harris   Arizona State   Chicago Bears
1 19   George Andrews   Nebraska   Los Angeles Rams
1 21   Jerry Robinson   UCLA   Philadelphia Eagles
2 37   Ken Fantetti   Wyoming   Detroit Lions
2 38   Reggie Mathis   Oklahoma   New Orleans Saints
2 45   Joe Norman   Indiana   Seattle Seahawks
2 46   Calvin Favron   Southeastern Louisiana   St. Louis Cardinals
2 51   Jim Haslett   Indiana (PA)   Buffalo Bills
2 56   Zack Valentine   East Carolina   Pittsburgh Steelers
3 57   Michael Jackson   Washington   Seattle Seahawks
3 63   Mel Land   Michigan State   Miami Dolphins
3 73   Cliff Thrift   East Central (OK)   San Diego Chargers
4 85   Frank Manumaleuga   San Jose State   Kansas City Chiefs
4 92   Jon Brooks   Clemson   Detroit Lions
4 93   Jim Kovach   Kentucky   New Orleans Saints
5 111   Thomas Seabron   Michigan   San Francisco 49ers
5 123   Kelly Kirchbaum   Kentucky   New York Jets
5 125   Stan Blinka   Sam Houston State   New York Jets
5 135   John Zamberlin   Pacific Lutheran   New England Patriots
6 143   Daryl Hunt   Oklahoma   Houston Oilers
6 147   John Sullivan   Illinois   Chicago Bears
6 148   Jeff McIntyre   Arizona State   Denver Broncos
6 153   Dave Simmons   North Carolina   Green Bay Packers
6 159   Mike Murphy   Missouri State   Houston Oilers
7 169   Larry Polowski   Boise State   Seattle Seahawks
7 174   Lee Kunz   Nebraska   Chicago Bears
7 176   Stan Sytsma   Minnesota   New Orleans Saints
7 182   Rich Milot   Penn State   Washington Redskins
7 184   Rich Wingo   Alabama   Green Bay Packers
8 194   Howie Kurnick   Cincinnati   Cincinnati Bengals
8 197   Steve Heimkreiter   Notre Dame   Baltimore Colts
8 213   John Mohring   C.W. Post   Detroit Lions
8 220   Tom Graves   Michigan State   Pittsburgh Steelers
9 234   Carl McGee   Duke   Cleveland Browns
9 241   Curtis Weathers   Mississippi   Cleveland Browns
9 247   Garry Cobb   USC   Dallas Cowboys
10 266   Bruce Beekley   Oregon   Atlanta Falcons
11 289   Monte Coleman   Central Arkansas   Washington Redskins
11 296   Al Chesley   Pittsburgh   Philadelphia Eagles
11 302   Eddie Cole   Mississippi   Detroit Lions
12 322   Ed Smith   Vanderbilt   Pittsburgh Steelers
12 329   Quentin Lowry   Youngstown State   Dallas Cowboys
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