Sunday, March 5, 2017

1977 Buffalo Bills Preseason Depth Charts

OFFENSE
QB - JOE FERGUSON 12, Gary Marangi 17, Fred Besana*
RB - O.J. SIMPSON 32, Roland Hooks 25, Curtis Brown*
RB - JIM BRAXTON 34, Jeff Kinney 36, Darnell Powell 35, Nate Jackson*
WR - JOHN HOLLAND 80, Emmett Edwards 86, Thom Gossoms**, Bill Houston**
LT- DAVE FOLEY 78, Ken Jones 69
LG - REGGIE MCKENZIE 67, Will Wilcox*
C - MIKE MONTLER 53, Willie Parker 61, Bob Patton 65
RG - JOE DELAMIELLEURE 68, Bill Adams 60
RT - DONNIE GREEN 74, Joe Devlin 70
TE - PAUL SEYMOUR 87, Reuben Gant 88, Fred Coleman 84
WR - BOB CHANDLER 81, Ron Holliday 82, Eddie Bell 27, Steve Shelton**

DEFENSE
LE - Ben Williams 77, Ron Pruitt*
LT - MIKE KADISH 71, Jeff Lloyd 75
RT - MARTY SMITH 79, Bill Dunstan 76
RE - SHERMAN WHITE 83, Phil Dokes*
LLB - JOHN SKORUPAN 55, Tom Ruud 54, Mark Johnson 50
MLB- MERV KRAKAU 52, Bob Nelson 56, Greg Morton*
RLB - DAN JILEK 51, Bo Cornell 30
LCB - MARIO CLARK 29, Robert James 20, Willie Smith**, Charles Romes*
SS - DOUG JONES 24, Van Green 21
FS - TONY GREENE 43, Steve Freeman 22
RCB- DWIGHT HARRISON 28, Keith Moody 46

SPECIALISTS
K - GEORGE JAKOWENKO 5, Ron Slovenski**, Neil O'Donoghue*
P - MARV BATEMAN 7, Wilbur Summers**

* rookie
** free agent
1976 STARTERS IN CAPITAL LETTERS

-Buffalo Bills 1977 Press-TV-Radio Guide

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

Running Backs
O.J. Simpson (USC)
Jim Braxton (West Virginia)
Roland Hooks (North Carolina State)
Jeff Kinney (Nebraska)
Darnell Powell (Chattanooga)

Receivers
Bob Chandler (W) (USC)
John Holland (W) (Tennessee State)
Paul Seymour (T) (Michigan)
Reuben Gant (T) (Oklahoma State)
Eddie Bell (W) (Idaho State)
Fred Coleman (T) (Northeast Louisiana)
Emmett Edwards (W) (Kansas)
(W)-Wide Receiver  (T)-Tight End

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

Kickers
George Jakowenko (PK) (Syracuse)
Marv Bateman (P) (Utah)
(PK)-Place Kicker  (P)-Punter

DEFENSE
Front Linemen
Ben Williams (E) (Mississippi)
Sherman White (E) (California)
Mike Kadish (T) (Notre Dame)
Bill Dunstan (T) (Utah State)
Marty Smith (T) (Louisville)
Jeff Lloyd (T) (West Texas State)
(E)-End  (T)-Tackle

Linebackers
Dan Jilek (O) (Michigan)
John Skorupan (O) (Penn State)
Merv Krakau (Iowa State)
Tom Ruud (O) (Nebraska)
Bob Nelson (O-M) (Nebraska)
Bo Cornell (O) (Washington)
Mark Johnson (O) (Missouri)

(O)-Outside Linebacker  (M)-Middle Linebacker

Cornerbacks
Mario Clark (Oregon)
Dwight Harrison (Texas A & I)
Keith Moody (Syracuse)
Clifford Brooks (Tennessee State)
Robert James (Fisk)

Safeties
Doug Jones (S) (San Fernando Valley State)
Tony Greene (W) (Maryland)
Van Green (S) (Shaw)
Steve Freeman (W) (Mississippi State)
(S)-Strong Side  (W)-Weak Side or 'Free' Safety

* Rookie

-Pro Football 1977 published by Ballantine Books

OFFENSE
QB - Joe Ferguson, Gary Marangi, Sam Wyche
RB - O.J. Simpson, Roland Hooks, Darnell Powell
RB - Jim Braxton, Jeff Kinney, Curtis Brown*
WR - John Holland, Emmett Edwards, Ron Holliday, John Kimbrough*
LT- Dave Foley, Ken Jones, Bill Dunstan
LG - Reggie McKenzie, Bill Adams
C - Mike Montler, Willie Parker, Bob Patton
RG - Joe DeLamielleure, Will Wilcox*
RT - Donnie Green, Joe Devlin
TE - Paul Seymour, Reuben Gant, Fred Coleman
WR - Bob Chandler, John Holland, Eddie Bell

DEFENSE
LE - Ben Williams
LT - Mike Kadish, Jeff Lloyd, Phil Dokes*
RT - Marty Smith, Jeff Lloyd
RE - Sherman White
LLB - John Skorupan, Tom Ruud, Mark Johnson
MLB- Merv Krakau, Bob Nelson
RLB - Dan Jilek, Bo Cornell
LCB - Mario Clark, Keith Moody, Clifford Brooks
SS - Doug Jones, Van Green
FS - Tony Greene, Steve Freeman
RCB- Dwight Harrison, Keith Moody, Robert James

KICKERS
K- George Jakowenko
P- Marv Bateman


* rookie

-The Pocket Book of Pro Football 1977, published by Pocket Books, New York

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