NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Kurt Allerman       60   LB 6- 2 222 Penn State       1  4 25 13 1980 FA-St.L (1979)
John Anderson       59   LB 6- 3 221 Michigan         3  3 24  9 1978 Draft-1st round
Vickey Ray Anderson 44   HB 6- 0 205 Oklahoma         1  1 24  7 1980 FA
Steve Atkins        32   RB 6- 0 216 Maryland         2  2 24  9 1979 Draft-2nd round
Buddy Aydelette     62    T 6- 4 250 Alabama          1  1 24  9 1980 Draft-7th round
Bruce Beekley       58   LB 6- 2 225 Oregon           1  1 23 15 1980 FA
David Beverly       11    P 6- 2 180 Auburn           6  7 30 16 1975 FA-Houston
Tom Birney          19    K 6- 4 220 Michigan         2  2 24  7 1979 FA
Ken Brown           74    C 6- 1 245 New Mexico       1  2 26  6 1980 FA-Denver (1979)
Mike Butler         77   DE 6- 5 265 Kansas           4  4 26 16 1977 Draft-1st round
Brian Cabral        65   LB 6- 1 224 Colorado         1  2 24  7 1980 FA-Atl (1979)
Ron Cassidy         88   WR 6- 0 185 Utah State       2  2 23 15 1979 Draft-8th round
Paul Coffman        82   TE 6- 3 218 Kansas State     3  3 24 16 1978 FA
George Cumby        52   LB 6- 0 215 Oklahoma         1  1 24  9 1980 Draft-1st round
Lynn Dickey         12   QB 6- 4 220 Kansas State     4  8 29 16 1976 Trade-Houston
Rich Dimler         92   DT 6- 6 260 USC              1  2 24  3 1980 FA-Cleve (1979)
Mike Douglass       53   LB 6- 0 224 San Diego State  3  3 25 16 1978 Draft-5th round
Gerry Ellis         31   FB 5-11 216 Missouri         1  1 22 15 1980 FA
Derrel Gofourth     57    C 6- 3 260 Oklahoma State   4  4 25 16 1977 Draft-7th round
Johnnie Gray        24    S 5-11 185 Cal St-Fullerton 6  6 27 16 1975 FA
Jim Gueno           51   LB 6- 2 220 Tulane           5  5 26 16 1976 Draft-9th round
Leotis Harris       69    G 6- 1 267 Arkansas         3  3 25 16 1978 Draft-6th round
Estus Hood          38   CB 5-11 180 Illinois State   3  3 24 15 1978 Draft-3rd round
Harlan Huckleby     25   HB 6- 1 199 Michigan         1  1 22 16 1980 FA
Mike Hunt           55   LB 6- 2 240 Minnesota        3  3 23  3 1978 Draft-2nd round
Eddie Lee Ivery     40   RB 6- 1 210 Georgia Tech     2  2 23 16 1979 Draft-1st round
Mel Jackson         71    G 6- 1 267 USC              5  5 26  6 1976 Draft-12th round
Charles Johnson     99   DT 6- 1 262 Maryland         2  2 23 15 1979 Draft-2nd round
Ezra Johnson        90   DE 6- 4 240 Morris Brown     4  4 24 15 1977 Draft-1st round
Mike Jolly          21    S 6- 3 185 Michigan         1  1 22 16 1980 FA
Terry Jones         63   DT 6- 2 259 Alabama          3  3 23 15 1978 Draft-11th round
Bobby Kimball       85   WR 6- 1 190 Oklahoma         2  2 23  1 1979 FA
Syd Kitson          64    G 6- 4 252 Wake Forest      1  1 21 14 1980 Draft-3rd round
Greg Koch           68    T 6- 4 265 Arkansas         4  4 25 16 1977 Draft-2nd round
Mark Koncar         79    T 6- 5 268 Colorado         4  4 27  1 1976 Draft-1st round
Bill Larson         87   TE 6- 4 225 Colorado State   1  4 26  9 1980 FA-Denver
Kit Lathrop         72   DT 6- 5 253 Arizona State    2  2 24 15 1979 FA-Denver
Mark Lee            22   CB 5-11 187 Washington       1  1 22 15 1980 Draft-2nd round
Mike Lewis          66   DT 6- 4 260 Arkansas A&M     1 10 31 10 1980 FA-Atl (1979)
James Lofton        80   WR 6- 3 187 Stanford         3  3 24 16 1978 Draft-1st round
1980 PACKER TRADES - TRANSACTIONS
AUG 4 - Traded a 1981 6th-round draft choice to NY GIANTS for QB Randy Dean
SEPT 24 - Placed QB Bill Troup and LB Michael Hunt on injured reserve. Signed QB Steve Pisarkiewicz and LB Kurt Allerman
1980 IN REVIEW
The Green Bay Packers' Board of Directors gave head coach Bart Starr a vote of confidence in Week Five of the season, but the speculation that Starr's tenure was coming to an end was rampant. At the end of the dismal 5-10-1 season, the Board stripped Starr of his role as general manager. The entire year was filled with soap opera-like drama. First round draft choice Bruce Clark elected to play in Canada. The exhibition opener in Canton, Ohio was called in the third quarter due to lightning. Green Bay went winless in the exhibition season for the first time since 1946. Defensive line coach Fred von Appen quit after a 38-0 pre-season loss to Denver, when lineman Ezra Johnson was seen eating a hot dog on the bench in the second half. On defense, John Meyer took over for Dave Hanner, and the team gave up 5,782 yards, the second most in franchise history. On the bright side, Lynn Dickey became the first Packer quarterback to pass for more than 3,000 yards (3,529), but the team only scored 231 points, worst among the 28 teams. A record-setting 61-7 loss to the Bears late in the season sent the team into the off-season with many more questions than answers.
CANCELLED GAMES IN NFL HISTORY
At the Hall of Fame game in 1980, the Packers and San Diego Chargers were tied 0-0 with 5:29 left when then-commissioner Pete Rozelle called it because of lightning. It was the first weather-related cancellation in NFL history. Other notable weather-related cancellations/postponements:
AUGUST 1996 - In the Bears' final preseason game against the Chiefs at Soldier Field, the heavens opened up with a deluge of rain and massive bolts of lightning striking perilously close to the stadium. The NFL officials called the game before its conclusion for safety of the fans.
AUGUST 4, 2003 - Kansas City had just taken a 9-0 lead over the Packers on a 27-yard field goal by Jose Cortez with 5:55 left in the third quarter when several lightning bolts hit near Fawcett Stadium. Play was halted for nearly one-half hour before NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue decided to cancel the remainder of the game with 5:49 remaining in the third.
2005 - The Saints played 2 pre-season games in the Louisiana Superdome before being forced to evacuate New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina. They played the rest of the season on the road, splitting their games between their temporary headquarters at San Antonio's Alamodome, and Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, and even playing their first home game at Giants Stadium.
NOVEMBER 2005 - To accommodate preparations to deal with the approach of Hurricane Wilma, the Miami Dolphins' home game against the Chiefs was moved from Sunday to Friday night. Miami had moved a 1992 game with the Patriots due to Hurricane Andrew, their 2003 game in San Diego was moved to Tempe, AZ due to wildfires, a 2004 game with the Titans was re-scheduled due to Hurricane Ivan, and later that season, a game with the Steelers was moved from 1 p.m. ET to 8:30 p.m. due to  Hurricane Jeanne.
AUGUST 25, 2007 -  The stadium lights dimmed while Kyle Boller's throw was in mid-air. The pass was incomplete -- just like the game. With more lightning on the way, officials decided enough was enough. The preseason game between the Ravens and Redskins was halted with 11:38 remaining in the third quarter, giving the Redskins an abbreviated 13-7 win.
SEPT 2008 - The devastation caused by Hurricane Ike forced the NFL to reschedule season opener between the Ravens and Houston for a second time, postponing the game to November 9. Ike severely damaged the roof of Houston's Reliant Stadium, making it unsafe to play. With the threat of Ike, the NFL originally pushed back the Ravens' game at Houston from Saunday afternoon to Monday night.
AND IN CANADA - 1962 GREY CUP - The game started normally on Saturday, December 1. However, by the second quarter, a thick smog started to roll in over the field, a combination of cold, moist, humid air from Lake Ontario and Toronto's pollution. The fog was thick enough that fans could not see the action on the field, receivers lost sight of the ball after it left the quarterbacks' hand, and punt returners could not find punts until they hit the ground. The fog became worse as the afternoon wore on, and with 9:29 left in the fourth quarter, the game was suspended with Winnipeg leading 28–27. The game continued the following afternoon, but there was no further scoring.
NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Steve Luke          46    S 6- 2 205 Ohio State       6  6 26 16 1975 Draft-4th round
Chester Marcol      13    K 6- 0 190 Hillsdale        9  9 30  5 1972 Draft-2nd round
Larry McCarren      54    C 6- 3 248 Illinois         8  8 28 16 1973 Draft-12th round
Mike C. McCoy       29   CB 5-11 183 Colorado         5  5 27 16 1976 Draft-3rd round
Casey Merrill       78   DE 6- 4 255 Cal-Davis        2  2 23 16 1979 FA
Terdell Middleton   34   HB 6- 0 190 Memphis State    4  4 25 13 1977 Draft-3rd round
Mark Murphy         37    S 6- 2 199 West Liberty St  1  1 22  1 1980 FA
Fred Nixon          84   WR 5-11 191 Oklahoma         1  1 21 15 1980 Draft-4th round
Ed O'Neil           56   LB 6- 3 235 Penn State       1  7 27 12 1980 FA-Det (1979)
Steve Pisarkiewicz  19   QB 6- 2 205 Missouri         1  3 26  1 1980 FA-St.L (1979)
Paul Rudzinski      70   LB 6- 1 220 Michigan State   3  3 24 15 1978 FA
Barty Smith         33   FB 6- 3 240 Richmond         7  7 28 12 1974 Draft-1st round
Jan Stenerud        10    K 6- 2 190 Montana State    1 14 36  4 1980 FA-K.City (1979)
Tim Stokes          76    T 6- 5 252 Oregon           3  7 30 15 1978 Trade-Washington
Karl Swanke         67    T 6- 6 251 Boston College   1  1 22 16 1980 Draft-6th round
Aundra Thompson     89   WR 6- 0 186 E. Texas State   4  4 27 15 1976 Draft-5th round
John Thompson       83   TE 6- 3 228 Utah State       2  2 23  7 1979 Draft-9th round
Bill Troup          10   QB 6- 5 215 South Carolina   1  5 29  2 1980 FA-Balt (1978)
Wylie Turner        20   CB 5-10 182 Angelo State     2  2 23 12 1979 FA
Mike Wellman        65    C 6- 3 253 Kansas           2  2 24  4 1979 Trade-L. Angeles
David Whitehurst    17   QB 6- 2 204 Furman           4  4 25  2 1977 Draft-8th round
NO - Jersey Number POS - Position HGT - Height WGT - Weight YR - Years with Packers PR - Years of Professional Football AGE - Age on September 1 G - Games  Played FA - Free Agent
1980 PACKERS DRAFT (April 29-30, 1980)
RND-PCK NAME                POS COLLEGE       NOTES
1a    4 Bruce Clark          DT Penn State 
1b   26 George Cumby         LB Oklahoma      (A) 
2    34 Mark Lee             DB Washington 
3    61 Syd Kitson            G Wake Forest 
4    87 Fred Nixon           WR Oklahoma 
5   137 Traded to Los Angeles in Rick Nuzum trade
6   143 Karl Swanke         T/C Boston College 
7   169 Buddy Aydelette       T Alabama 
8   199 Tim Smith             S Oregon State 
9   226 Kelly Saalfeld        C Nebraska 
10  253 Jafus White           S Texas A&I 
11  283 Ricky Skiles         LB Louisville 
12  310 James Stewart        DB Memphis State 
A-From San Diego in Willie Buchanon trade
Bold  - Played for the Green Bay Packers
1980 PRE-SEASON RESULTS (0-4-1)
AUGUST (0-4-1)                          RESULT      RECORD    ATT STARTING QB             LEADING RUSHER              LEADING PASSER              LEADING RECEIVER
2  vs San Diego at Canton, OH          T  0- 0(OT)  0- 0-1 19,972 Lynn Dickey             Aundra Thompson (44)        Bill Troup (56)             Walter Tullis (2-48)
9  at Dallas Cowboys                   L 14-17      0- 1-1 54,876 Lynn Dickey             Aundra Thompson (45)        Bill Troup (146)            James Lofton (4-41)
16 M-BALTIMORE COLTS                   L  3-17      0- 2-1 49,223 Bill Troup              Terdell Middleton (20)      Bill Troup (66)             James Lofton (2-31)
23 at Buffalo Bills                    L  0-14      0- 3-1 24,086 Lynn Dickey             Terdell Middleton (26)      Lynn Dickey (95)            Aundra Thompson (2-41)
30 G-DENVER BRONCOS                    L  0-38      0- 4-1 53,060 Lynn Dickey             Terdell Middleton (9)       Lynn Dickey (150)           Paul Coffman (5-65)
1980 REGULAR SEASON RESULTS (5-10-1)
SEPTEMBER (1-3)
7  G-CHICAGO BEARS (0-0)               W 12- 6(OT)  1- 0-0 54,381 Lynn Dickey             Eddie Lee Ivery (73)        Lynn Dickey (138)           James Lofton (5-77)
14 M-DETROIT LIONS (1-0)               L  7-29      1- 1-0 53,099 Lynn Dickey             Eddie Lee Ivery (31)        Lynn Dickey (174)           James Lofton (4-73)
21 at Los Angeles Rams (2-1)           L 21-51      1- 2-0 63,850 Lynn Dickey             Steve Atkins (22)           Lynn Dickey (176)           Paul Coffman (4-45)
28 M-DALLAS COWBOYS (2-1)              L  7-28      1- 3-0 54,776 Lynn Dickey             Eddie Lee Ivery (58)        Lynn Dickey (141)           Aundra Thompson (5-77)
OCTOBER (2-1-1)
5  G-CINCINNATI BENGALS (1-3)          W 14- 9      2- 3-0 55,006 Lynn Dickey             Steve Atkins (48)           Lynn Dickey (203)           James Lofton (8-114)
12 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3)       T 14-14(OT)  2- 3-1 64,854 Lynn Dickey             Eddie Lee Ivery (74)        Lynn Dickey (418)           Eddie Lee Ivery (11-128)
19 at Cleveland Browns (3-3)           L 21-26      2- 4-1 75,548 Lynn Dickey             Gerry Ellis (32)            Lynn Dickey (230)           James Lofton (8-136)
26 G-MINNESOTA VIKINGS (3-4)           W 16- 3      3- 4-1 55,361 Lynn Dickey             Gerry Ellis (76)            Lynn Dickey (194)           Aundra Thompson (5-86)
NOVEMBER (2-3)
2  at Pittsburgh Steelers (4-4)        L 20-22      3- 5-1 52,165 Lynn Dickey             Eddie Lee Ivery (32)        Lynn Dickey (289)           Gerry Ellis (7-106)
9  M-SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (3-6)         W 23-16      4- 5-1 54,475 Lynn Dickey             Eddie Lee Ivery (91)        Lynn Dickey (244)           James Lofton (8-146)
16 at New York Giants (2-8)            L 21-27      4- 6-1 72,368 Lynn Dickey             Gerry Ellis (69)            Lynn Dickey (331)           James Lofton (8-175)
23 at Minnesota Vikings (6-5)          W 25-13      5- 6-1 47,234 Lynn Dickey             Eddie Lee Ivery (145)       Lynn Dickey (218)           James Lofton (5-93)
30 M-TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (4-7-1)      L 17-20      5- 7-1 54,225 Lynn Dickey             Eddie Lee Ivery (42)        Lynn Dickey (183)           Gerry Ellis (8-21)
DECEMBER (0-3)
7  at Chicago Bears (6-8)              L  7-61      5- 8-1 57,176 Lynn Dickey             Gerry Ellis (46)            Lynn Dickey (160)           James Lofton (6-111)
14 G-HOUSTON OILERS (9-5)              L  3-22      5- 9-1 53,201 Lynn Dickey             Eddie Lee Ivery (31)        Lynn Dickey (309)           Eddie Lee Ivery (5-80)
21 at Detroit Lions (8-7)              L  3-24      5-10-1 75,111 Lynn Dickey             Terdell Middleton (42)      Lynn Dickey (121)           Fred Nixon (3-55)
G - Green Bay M - Milwaukee
Packers TE Paul Coffman, who will be well-known and well-remembered for a lot of fans of a certain age. Coffman played tight end for ten seasons for the Packers and then the Kansas City Chiefs, his career spanning the 1978-1987 seasons. A free agent in 1978, Coffman signed with the Packers and became a Pro Bowl-caliber tight end. In his second season, Coffman caught 56 passes, breaking Ron Kramer’s then-record for receptions by a tight end. The 6'-3", 225-pound Coffman asked for a tryout when Packer assistant coach John Meyer was working out Coffman’s Kansas State University teammate, linebacker Gary Spani. Coffman caught 322 passes for 39 touchdowns and averaged 13.1 yards per catch from 1978-’85. On October 17, 1983, he caught six passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns as the Packers beat the Washington Redskins 48-47 in the highest-scoring Monday Night Football game ever. The photo above was taken on the day that the Packers played the Houston Oilers (now the Tennessee Titans) at home in Lambeau, December 14, 1980. Houston won the game 22-3. (SOURCE: Packerville, USA)
Coach Bart Starr speaks to more than 2,000 fans as team members, cheerleaders, and band members look on, October 26, 1980. The Green Bay Packers have always relied on their local fans for support as well as their fan organizations. Both the band and the cheerleaders were originally informally organized by local citizens, and Green Bay Packers fan activities continue to be some of the most well attended events in the area. (SOURCE: Green Bay Press-Gazette archives)
On a cold November day in the 1980 season, a veteran kicker in need of a job joined a Green Bay Packers team that was in desperate need of a good kicker. Jan Stenerud and the Packers of the early ‘80s were made for each other. Stenerud was on the cutting edge of the 1960s soccer-style kicking revolution. The native of Fetsund, Norway, who had come to the United States to join the ski jumping team at Montana State University, had become one of the most accomplished kickers in pro football history. Montana State football coach Jim Sweeney first convinced Stenerud to try place kicking. He made the team and was scouted by the Chiefs, then of the American Football League. Stenerud became a sensation in Kansas City. Stenerud kicked three field goals in a Super Bowl IV Chiefs’ victory over the Minnesota Vikings. He was chosen the MVP of the 1972 Pro Bowl. After being replaced by Nick Lowery in 1980, Stenerud joined the Packers. His leadership helped improve the chemistry of the struggling team. His 292 points with the Packers included 115 extra points and 59 field goals. In 1981, he converted 22 of 24 field goal attempts, a 91.6 percent success rate. He tallied four field goals, including a 46-yard effort, and five extra points in two Packers playoff games following the 1982 season. Many remember Stenerud’s game-winning field goal in a wild Monday Night Football game from 1983. The Packers beat the Washington Redskins 48-47. Stenerud played two seasons for the Vikings after his Packers career. His career totals include 373 field goals and 580 extra points for a total of 1,699 points. He made 17 field goals of 50 or more yards as a pro. Stenerud was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1991. (SOURCE: Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame)