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1968 Cincinnati Bengals

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3-11-0, Finished 5th in AFL West Division  · 1968 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -6.3, Offense: -6.5, Defense: 0.1, SoS: 1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 215 points (15.4/g), 9th of 10 in the AFL. Allowed 329 points (23.5/g), 6th.
 Differential of -114 points (-8.1/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 3.7-10.3.

Coach: Paul Brown (3-11-0)
 Other Notable Asst.: Bill Walsh (Wide Receivers Coach)

Stadium: Nippert Stadium
 Training Camp: Wilmington College (Wilmington, Ohio)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB John Stofa 26 2 7 85 for 177, 896 yards, 5 td, 5 int, & 10 rushes for 1 yards and 0 td
HB Paul Robinson*+ 24 Rook 0 238 rushes for 1,023 yards, 8 td, & 24 catches for 128 yards and 1 td Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1968
FB Tommie Smiley 24 Rook 0 63 rushes for 146 yards, 1 td, & 19 catches for 86 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 55th pick / 1968
FL Rod Sherman 24 1 0 31 catches for 374 yards, 1 td, & 1 rush for 3 yards and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 4th / 54th pick / 1966
SE Warren McVea 22 Rook 0 21 catches for 264 yards, 2 td, & 9 rushes for 133 yards and 1 td Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 109th pick / 1968
TE Bob Trumpy* 23 Rook 0 37 catches for 639 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for -1 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 12th / 301st pick / 1968
LT Ernie Wright 29 8 14 Los Angeles Rams / 15th / 200th pick / 1961
LG Dave Middendorf 23 Rook 0 3 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 112th pick / 1968
C Bob Johnson* 22 Rook 0 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1968
RG Pat Matson 24 2 0 2 fumbles recovered
RT Howard Fest 22 Rook 0 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 139th pick / 1968
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jim Griffin 26 2 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 15th / 197th pick / 1964
LDT Andy Rice 28 2 0
RDT Bill Staley 22 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 28th pick / 1968
RDE Harry Gunner 24 Rook 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 193rd pick / 1968
LLB Al Beauchamp 24 Rook 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 138th pick / 1968
MLB Sherrill Headrick 31 8 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
RLB Frank Buncom 29 6 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 6th / 48th pick / 1962
LCB Fletcher Smith 25 2 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 69th pick / 1966
RCB Charlie King 25 2 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 18th / 252nd pick / 1965
LS Jess Phillips 21 Rook 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 84th pick / 1968
RS Bobby Hunt 28 6 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Texans / 11th / 81st pick / 1962
 Special Teams Starters
K Dale Livingston 23 Rook 0 13 of 26 field goals & 20 of 20 extra points Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1968
P Dale Livingston 23 Rook 0 70 punts for a 43.4 average, 0 blocked Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1968
PR Essex Johnson 22 Rook 0 22 punt returns for a 5.0 average and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 156th pick / 1968
KR Warren McVea 22 Rook 0 14 kick returns for a 22.1 average and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 109th pick / 1968

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
78 Dan Archer 24 8 0 245 6-5 Oregon 9/29/1944 1 2
85 Marty Baccaglio 24 3 0 245 6-3 San Jose St. 9/28/1944 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 14th / 355th pick / 1967
38 Estes Banks 23 14 0 215 6-3 Colorado 12/18/1945 1 1 Oakland Raiders / 8th / 188th pick / 1967
58 Al Beauchamp 24 LLB 14 0 237 6-2 Southern 6/25/1944 Rook 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 138th pick / 1968
85 Danny Brabham 27 9 0 235 6-4 Arkansas 2/25/1941 5 2 Houston Oilers / 1st / 6th pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 30th pick / 1963
55 Frank Buncom 29 RLB 12 0 235 6-2 USC 11/2/1939 6 4 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 48th pick / 1962
79 Steve Chomyszak 24 10 0 265 6-6 Syracuse 2/27/1944 2 2 New York Jets / 12th / 103rd pick / 1966
52 Paul Elzey 22 5 0 235 6-3 Toledo 5/13/1946 Rook 2 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 126th pick / 1968
50 Bernie Erickson 24 5 0 240 6-2 Abilene Christian 10/16/1944 1 2 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 121st pick / 1967
72 Howard Fest 22 RT 14 0 262 6-6 Texas 4/11/1946 Rook 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 139th pick / 1968
43 Curt Frazier 23 14 0 193 5-11 Fresno St. 3/11/1945 Rook 2
41 White Graves 26 2 0 190 6-0 LSU 3/20/1942 3 2 Boston Patriots / 17th / 135th pick / 1965
76 Jim Griffin 26 LDE 14 0 265 6-3 Grambling St. 2/8/1942 2 4 San Francisco 49ers / 15th / 197th pick / 1964
89 Harry Gunner 24 RDE 14 0 250 6-6 Oregon St. 11/25/1944 Rook 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 193rd pick / 1968
69 Sherrill Headrick 31 MLB 8 0 240 6-2 TCU 3/13/1937 8 4
34 Ken Herock 27 13 0 230 6-2 West Virginia 7/16/1941 5 1
56 Mike Hibler 22 11 0 235 6-1 Stanford 1/29/1946 Rook 2 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 131st pick / 1967
20 Bobby Hunt 28 RS 14 0 185 6-1 Auburn 8/15/1940 6 5 Dallas Texans / 11th / 81st pick / 1962
54 Bob Johnson* 22 C 14 0 262 6-5 Tennessee 8/19/1946 Rook 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1968
19 Essex Johnson 22 PR 14 0 201 5-9 Grambling St. 10/15/1946 Rook 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 156th pick / 1968
74 Willie Jones 26 1 0 260 6-1 Kansas St. 5/28/1942 1 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 18th / 271st pick / 1966
44 Rex Keeling 25 1 0 205 6-4 Samford 9/9/1943 Rook 0 Houston Oilers / 16th / 398th pick / 1967
77 Bob Kelly 28 4 0 270 6-2 New Mexico St. 8/18/1940 7 2 Houston Oilers / 22nd / 176th pick / 1961
65 Bill Kindricks 22 9 0 268 6-3 Alabama A&M 7/24/1946 Rook 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 143rd pick / 1968
47 Charlie King 25 RCB 14 0 184 6-0 Purdue 1/7/1943 2 5 Baltimore Colts / 18th / 252nd pick / 1965
40 Ron Lamb 25 6 0 225 6-2 South Carolina 2/4/1943 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 13th / 190th pick / 1966
11 Dale Livingston 23 K 12 0 210 6-0 East. Michigan,West. Michigan 3/12/1945 Rook 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1968
57 John Matlock 24 12 0 249 6-4 Miami (FL) 10/19/1944 1 2
73 Pat Matson 24 RG 14 0 245 6-1 Oregon 7/22/1944 2 5
82 Ed McCall 25 1 0 205 6-3 Miles 12/19/1943 Rook 0
66 Wayne McClure 26 13 0 225 6-1 Mississippi 7/2/1942 Rook 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 9th / 239th pick / 1968
42 Warren McVea 22 KR 12 0 182 5-9 Houston 7/30/1946 Rook 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 109th pick / 1968
68 Dave Middendorf 23 LG 14 0 260 6-3 Washington St. 11/23/1945 Rook 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 112th pick / 1968
53 John Neidert 22 8 0 230 6-2 Louisville 6/18/1946 Rook 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 145th pick / 1968
64 Pete Perreault 29 14 0 248 6-3 Boston Univ. 3/1/1939 5 2
53 Bill Peterson 23 7 0 230 6-3 San Jose St. 6/6/1945 Rook 2
30 Jess Phillips 21 LS 14 0 210 6-1 Michigan St. 2/28/1947 Rook 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 84th pick / 1968
81 Dennis Randall 23 13 0 250 6-7 Oklahoma St. 7/7/1945 1 2 New York Jets / 3rd / 66th pick / 1967
70 Andy Rice 28 LDT 14 0 268 6-2 Texas Southern 9/6/1940 2 4
18 Paul Robinson*+ 24 HB 14 0 198 6-0 Arizona 12/19/1944 Rook 10 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1968
27 Saint Saffold 24 14 0 202 6-4 San Jose St. 5/18/1944 Rook 2 San Francisco 49ers / 15th / 222nd pick / 1966
37 Bill Scott 24 14 0 188 6-0 Idaho 5/18/1944 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 16th / 144th pick / 1966
23 Rod Sherman 24 FL 13 0 190 6-0 UCLA,USC 12/25/1944 1 4 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 54th pick / 1966
45 Tommie Smiley 24 FB 8 0 235 6-1 Arizona,Lamar 2/18/1944 Rook 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 55th pick / 1968
31 Fletcher Smith 25 LCB 14 0 178 6-0 Tennessee St. 10/10/1943 2 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 69th pick / 1966
48 Philip Spiller 23 4 0 195 6-0 Los Angeles St. 4/2/1945 1 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 16th / 410th pick / 1967
83 Bill Staley 22 RDT 12 0 250 6-3 Utah St. 9/9/1946 Rook 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 28th pick / 1968
15 John Stofa 26 QB 10 7 210 6-3 Buffalo 6/29/1942 2 3
84 Bob Trumpy* 23 TE 14 0 228 6-6 Illinois,Utah 3/6/1945 Rook 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 12th / 301st pick / 1968
16 Dewey Warren 23 qb 7 4 205 6-0 Tennessee 5/7/1945 Rook 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 155th pick / 1968
22 Teddy Washington 23 1 0 210 5-11 Colorado,San Diego St. 11/20/1945 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 13th / 354th pick / 1968
86 Andre White 24 3 0 225 6-3 Florida A&M 10/7/1944 1 0 Washington Redskins / 19th / 281st pick / 1966
6 Monk Williams 23 2 0 155 5-7 Ark-Pine Bluff 2/15/1945 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 163rd pick / 1968
75 Ernie Wright 29 LT 14 14 270 6-4 Ohio St. 11/6/1939 8 5 Los Angeles Rams / 15th / 200th pick / 1961
14 Sam Wyche 23 qb 3 3 218 6-4 Furman 1/5/1945 Rook 3
Team Total 24.4 14 226.3 6-2.1 1.4