Friday, December 4, 2015

1976 Buffalo Bills Preseason Depth Charts

OFFENSE
QB - JOE FERGUSON 12, Gary Marangi 17, Scott Gardner*
RB - Vic Washington 33, Roland Hooks 25, Darnell Powell*, Joe Lowery*
RB - JIM BRAXTON 34, Steve Schnarr 23, Bobby Joe Easter*
WR - J.D. HILL 40, Scott Piper*, Tony Williams*, Ron Holliday*
LT- DAVE FOLEY 78, Will Wilcox*
LG - REGGIE MCKENZIE 67, Art Meadowcroft*
C - MIKE MONTLER 53, Willie Parker 61, Robert Patton*
RG - JOE DELAMIELLEURE 68, Bill Adams 60
RT - DONNIE GREEN 74, Joe Devlin*
TE - PAUL SEYMOUR 87, Reuben Gant 88, Fred Coleman*
WR - BOB CHANDLER 81, John Holland 80, Forry Smith*, Reuben Gant

DEFENSE
LE - Jeff Winans 75, Ken Jones*, Bill Line*
LT - MIKE KADISH 71, Don Croft 72, Kirk Heyer*, Marty Smith*
RT - EARL EDWARDS 73, Jeff Yeates 62, Bob Kotzur*
RE - Mark Johnson 50, Ben Williams*, Les Benson*
LLB - JOHN SKORUPAN 55, John McCrumbly 57, Jeff Turner*, Gary Gorrell*
MLB- DOUG ALLEN 59, MERV KRAKAU 52, Bob Nelson 56, Arnold Robinson*, Curt Kral*
RLB - TOM RUUD 54, Bo Cornell 30, Dan Jilek*, Mike Taylor 92
LCB - Robert James 20, Harry Banks 21, Mario Clark*
SS - ED JONES 26, Royce McKinney 41, Doug Jones 24, Dave Walker*, Ken Sawyer*
FS - TONY GREENE 43, Steve Freeman 22, Ike Thomas 37, Jackie Williams*
RCB- DWIGHT HARRISON 28, Keith Moody*, Harold Little*

SPECIALISTS
P - MARV BATEMAN 7, Ian Sunter*
PK - JOHN LEYPOLDT 3, Bob Berg*, Meritt Kersey*

* rookie
1975 STARTERS IN CAPITAL LETTERS

-Buffalo Bills 1976 Yearbook

OFFENSE
Quarterbacks
Joe Ferguson (Arkansas)
Gary Marangi (Boston College)

Running Backs
O.J. Simpson (USC)
Jim Braxton (West Virginia)
Vic Washington (Wyoming)
Bobby Joe Easter (Middle Tennessee)*
Darnell Powell (Chatanooga)*

Receivers
Bob Chandler (W) (USC)
Ahmad Rashad (W) (Oregon)
Paul Seymour (T) (Michigan)
Reuben Gant (T) (Oklahoma State)
John Holland (W) (Tennessee State)
Scott Piper (W) (Arizona)*
Fred Coleman (T) (Northeast Louisina)*
(W)-Wide Receiver  (T)-Tight End

Interior Linemen
Donnie Green (T) (Purdue)
Dave Foley (T) (Ohio State)
Reggie McKenzie (G) (Michigan)
Joe DeLamielleure (G) (Michigan State)
Mike Montler (C) (Colorado)
Bill Adams (G) (Holy Cross)
Willie Parker (C-G) (North Texas State)
Joe Devlin (G-T) (Iowa)*
(T)-Tackle  (G)-Guard  (C)-Center

Kickers
John Leypoldt (PK)
Marv Bateman (P) (Utah)
Bob Berg (PK) (New Mexico)*
(PK)-Place Kicker  (P)-Punter

DEFENSE
Front Linemen
Jeff Winans (E) (USC)
Earl Edwards (E) (Wichita)
Mike Kadish (T) (Notre Dame)
Don Croft (T) (Texas-El Paso)
Jeff Yeates (T) (Boston College)
Ken Jones (E) (Arkansas State)*
Ben Williams (T-E) (Mississippi)*
Les Benson (E-T) (Baylor)*
(E)-End  (T)-Tackle

Linebackers
John Skorupan (O) (Penn State)
Tom Ruud (O) (Nebraska)
Doug Allen (M) (Penn State)
Bob Nelson (M) (Nebraska)
Mark Johnson (O) (Missouri)
Dan Jilek (O) (Michigan)*
John McCrumbly (M) (Texas A & M)
(O)-Outside Linebacker  (M)-Middle Linebacker

Cornerbacks
Dwight Harrison (Texas A & I)
Robert James (Fisk)
Mario Clark (Oregon)*
Royce McKinney (Kentucky State)

Safeties
Ed Jones (S) (Rutgers)
Tony Greene (W) (Maryland)
Doug Jones (S) (San Fernando Valley State)
Jackie Williams (W) (Texas A & M)
(S)-Strong Side  (W)-Weak Side or 'Free' Safety

* Rookie

-Pro Football 1976 published by Ballantine Books

OFFENSE
QB - Joe Ferguson, Gary Marangi, Scott Gardner
RB- O.J. Simpson, Roland Hooks, Darnell Powell, Bobby Joe Easter, Joe Lowery
RB - Jim Braxton, Steve Schnarr, Vic Washington
WR - J.D. Hill, Scott Piper, Tony Williams
LT - Dave Foley, Will Wilcox
LG - Reggie McKenzie, Art Meadowcroft
C - Mike Montler, Willie Parker
RG - Joe DeLamielleure, Bill Adams
RT - Donnie Green, Joe Devlin
TE - Paul Seymour, Reuben Gant, Fred Coleman
WR - Bob Chandler, John Holland, Ahmad Rashad, Forry Smith

DEFENSE
LE - Jeff Winans, Ken Jones
LT - Don Croft, Mike Kadish
RT - Jeff Yeates, Earl Edwards
RE - Mark Johnson
LLB - John Skorupan, Doug Allen
MLB - Merv Krakau, John McCrumbly
RLB - Bo Cornell, Tom Ruud
LCB - Bob James, Harry Banks, Mario Clark
SS - Ed Jones, Royce McKinney, Doug Jones
FS - Tony Greene, Steve Freeman, Ike Thomas
RCB - Dwight Harrison

SPECIALISTS
P - Marv Bateman
PK - John Leypoldt, Bob Berg

-Gridiron News 1976 Pro Football


OFFENSE
QB - Joe Ferguson, Gary Marangi
RB- O.J. Simpson, Roland Hooks
RB - Jim Braxton, Steve Schnarr, Vic Washington
WR - J.D. Hill, John Holland
LT - Dave Foley
LG - Reggie McKenzie
C - Mike Montler, Willie Parker
RG - Joe DeLamielleure, Bill Adams
RT - Donnie Green, Joe Devlin*
TE - Paul Seymour, Reuben Gant
WR - Bob Chandler, Ahmad Rashad

DEFENSE
LE - Mark Johnson, Ben Williams*, Les Benson*
LT - Earl Edwards, Jeff Yeates, Bob Kotzur*
RT - Mike Kadish, Don Croft
RE - Jeff Winans, Ken Jones *
LLB - John Skorupan, Doug Allen, Jeff Turner*, Gary Gorrell*
MLB - Merv Krakau, John McCrumbly, Bob Nelson, Arnold Robinson*
RLB - Bo Cornell, Tom Ruud, Dan Jilek*
LCB - Bob James, Harry Banks, Mario Clark*
SS - Ed Jones, Royce McKinney, Doug Jones
FS - Tony Greene, Steve Freeman, Ike Thomas
RCB - Dwight Harrison, Jackie Williams*, Keith Moody*

* rookie

-The Pocket Book of Pro Football 1976 edited by Herbert M. Furlow

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