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Rick Upchurch

Richard Upchurch

Position: WR
Height: 5-10    Weight: 175 lbs.

Born: May 20, 1952 in Toledo, OH
High School: Springfield
College: Minnesota   (school history)    (Upchurch college stats)
Drafted by the Denver Broncos in the 4th round (95th overall) of the 1975 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 44 (1829th overall since 1950)
4-time Pro Bowler & 3-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)

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Other SR Links: College Football at Sports-Reference.com


All-Pro

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd AV
1975 23 DEN KR/PR 80 14 0 27 312 0 51 11.6 40 1084 0 58 27.1 1929 5
1976*+ 24 DEN KR/PR/WR 80 13 9 39 536 4 92 13.7 22 514 0 64 23.4 1461 9
1977 25 DEN KR/PR 80 14 1 51 653 1 87 12.8 20 456 0 52 22.8 1373 5
1978*+ 26 DEN PR 80 12 0 36 493 1 75 13.7 8 222 0 41 27.8 956 3
1979* 27 DEN PR/WR 80 16 16 30 304 0 44 10.1 5 79 0 26 15.8 1337 8
1980 28 DEN PR/WR 80 16 14 37 353 0 34 9.5 1007 6
1981 29 DEN WR 80 13 10 9 63 0 15 7.0 669 5
1982*+ 30 DEN PR/WR 80 9 8 15 242 2 78 16.1 639 7
1983 31 DEN WR 80 12 11 4 52 0 17 13.0 710 5
Career 119 69 248 3008 8 92 12.1 95 2355 0 64 24.8 10081 53

Receiving & Rushing

Receiving Rushing
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1975 23 DEN KR/PR 80 14 0 18 436 24.2 2 90 1.3 31.1 16 97 1 15 6.1 6.9 1.1 533 3 3
1976*+ 24 DEN KR/PR/WR 80 13 9 12 340 28.3 1 59 0.9 26.2 6 71 1 25 11.8 5.5 0.5 411 2 5
1977 25 DEN KR/PR 80 14 1 12 245 20.4 2 45 0.9 17.5 1 19 1 19 19.0 1.4 0.1 264 3 6
1978*+ 26 DEN PR 80 12 0 17 210 12.4 1 29 1.4 17.5 5 31 0 11 6.2 2.6 0.4 241 1 2
1979* 27 DEN PR/WR 80 16 16 64 937 14.6 7 47 4.0 58.6 3 17 0 18 5.7 1.1 0.2 954 7 5
1980 28 DEN PR/WR 80 16 14 46 605 13.2 3 35 2.9 37.8 5 49 0 21 9.8 3.1 0.3 654 3 2
1981 29 DEN WR 80 13 10 32 550 17.2 3 63 2.5 42.3 5 56 0 37 11.2 4.3 0.4 606 3 0
1982*+ 30 DEN PR/WR 80 9 8 26 407 15.7 3 51 2.9 45.2 2 -10 0 -3 -5.0 -1.1 0.2 397 3 4
1983 31 DEN WR 80 12 11 40 639 16.0 2 40 3.3 53.3 6 19 0 9 3.2 1.6 0.5 658 2 0
Career 119 69 267 4369 16.4 24 90 2.2 36.7 49 349 3 37 7.1 2.9 0.4 4718 27 27

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1975 23 DEN KR/PR 80 14 0 0 3 1 0 0
1976*+ 24 DEN KR/PR/WR 80 13 9 0 5 3 0 0
1977 25 DEN KR/PR 80 14 1 0 6 2 0 0
1978*+ 26 DEN PR 80 12 0 0 2 0 0 0
1979* 27 DEN PR/WR 80 16 16 0 5 1 0 0
1980 28 DEN PR/WR 80 16 14 0 2 1 0 0
1982*+ 30 DEN PR/WR 80 9 8 0 4 1 0 0
Career 119 69 0 27 9 0 0

Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
1975 23 DEN KR/PR 80 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 9 -9.00 -9.00 100.0
1979* 27 DEN PR/WR 80 16 16 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
1982*+ 30 DEN PR/WR 80 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 -3.00 -3.00 100.0
1983 31 DEN WR 80 12 11 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Career 119 69 0 3 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 2 12 -2.40 -2.40 40.0

Comeback and game-winning drive numbers are based on research by Scott Kacsmar, as described in parts I, II, and III on the blog.

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1975 23 DEN KR/PR 80 14 0 1 2 3 18
1976*+ 24 DEN KR/PR/WR 80 13 9 1 1 4 6 36
1977 25 DEN KR/PR 80 14 1 1 2 1 4 24
1978*+ 26 DEN PR 80 12 0 1 1 2 12
1979* 27 DEN PR/WR 80 16 16 7 7 42
1980 28 DEN PR/WR 80 16 14 3 3 18
1981 29 DEN WR 80 13 10 3 3 18
1982*+ 30 DEN PR/WR 80 9 8 3 2 5 30
1983 31 DEN WR 80 12 11 2 2 12
Career 119 69 3 24 8 35 210

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams

Fantasy

Year Age G FantPos FantPt VBD PosRank OvRank
1976 24 13 WR 53 39
1979 27 16 WR 137 38 14 36
1980 28 16 WR 83 44
1981 29 13 WR 79 40
1982 30 9 WR 58 7 23 63
1983 31 12 WR 78 36
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