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1969 Cincinnati Bengals

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4-9-1, Finished 5th in AFL West Division  · 1969 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.2, Offense: -0.0, Defense: -4.2, SoS: 2.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 280 points (20.0/g), 6th of 10 in the AFL. Allowed 367 points (26.2/g), 10th.
 Differential of -87 points (-6.2/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 4.8-9.2.

Coach: Paul Brown (4-9-1)
 Defensive Coordinator: Tom Bass
 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 Greg Cook 23 Rook 11 106 for 197, 1,854 yards, 15 td, 11 int, & 25 rushes for 148 yards and 1 td Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 5th pick / 1969
HB Paul Robinson* 25 1 0 160 rushes for 489 yards, 4 td, & 20 catches for 104 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1968
FB Jess Phillips 22 1 0 118 rushes for 578 yards, 3 td, & 13 catches for 128 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 84th pick / 1968
FL Speedy Thomas 22 Rook 0 33 catches for 481 yards, 3 td, & 4 rushes for 16 yards and 1 td Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 57th pick / 1969
SE Eric Crabtree 25 3 0 40 catches for 855 yards, 7 td Denver Broncos / 13th / 112th pick / 1966
Baltimore Colts / 11th / 170th pick / 1966
TE Bob Trumpy*+ 24 1 0 37 catches for 835 yards, 9 td Cincinnati Bengals / 12th / 301st pick / 1968
LT Ernie Wright 30 9 0 Los Angeles Rams / 15th / 200th pick / 1961
LG Ernie Park 29 6 0 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 19th / 146th pick / 1963
C Bob Johnson 23 1 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1968
RG Pat Matson 25 3 0
RT Howard Fest 23 1 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 139th pick / 1968
 Defensive Starters
LDE Royce Berry 23 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 161st pick / 1969
LDT Andy Rice 29 3 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
RDT Bill Staley 23 1 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 28th pick / 1968
RDE Steve Chomyszak 25 3 0 New York Jets / 12th / 103rd pick / 1966
LLB Al Beauchamp 25 1 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 138th pick / 1968
MLB Bill Bergey* 24 Rook 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 31st pick / 1969
RLB Bill Peterson 24 1 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LCB Fletcher Smith 26 3 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 69th pick / 1966
RCB Ken Riley 22 Rook 0 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 135th pick / 1969
LS Al Coleman 25 2 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 87th pick / 1967
RS Bobby Hunt 29 7 0 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Texans / 11th / 81st pick / 1962
 Special Teams Starters
K Horst Muhlmann 29 Rook 0 16 of 24 field goals & 32 of 33 extra points
P Dale Livingston 24 1 0 70 punts for a 39.6 average, 1 blocked Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1968
PR Essex Johnson 23 1 0 17 punt returns for a 5.0 average and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 156th pick / 1968
KR Essex Johnson 23 1 0 16 kick returns for a 22.6 average and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 156th 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)
51 Ken Avery 25 14 0 227 6-0 Southern Miss 5/23/1944 2 3 New York Giants / 12th / 179th pick / 1966
85 Marty Baccaglio 25 14 0 245 6-3 San Jose St. 9/28/1944 1 3 San Diego Chargers / 14th / 355th pick / 1967
58 Al Beauchamp 25 LLB 13 0 237 6-2 Southern 6/25/1944 1 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 138th pick / 1968
66 Bill Bergey* 24 MLB 14 0 243 6-4 Arkansas St. 2/9/1945 Rook 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 31st pick / 1969
82 Royce Berry 23 LDE 13 0 250 6-4 Houston 4/14/1946 Rook 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 161st pick / 1969
52 Tim Buchanan 23 14 0 230 6-1 Arizona St.,Hawaii 5/26/1946 Rook 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 187th pick / 1969
64 Justin Canale 26 8 0 250 6-2 Mississippi St. 4/11/1943 4 2 Boston Patriots / 6th / 47th pick / 1965
Cleveland Browns / 12th / 167th pick / 1965
79 Steve Chomyszak 25 RDE 14 0 265 6-6 Syracuse 2/27/1944 3 5 New York Jets / 12th / 103rd pick / 1966
23 Al Coleman 25 LS 14 0 183 6-1 Jackson St.,Tennessee St. 12/27/1944 2 5 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 87th pick / 1967
12 Greg Cook 23 QB 11 11 220 6-4 Cincinnati 11/20/1946 Rook 10 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 5th pick / 1969
88 Bruce Coslet 23 8 0 227 6-4 Pacific 8/5/1946 Rook 0
10 Eric Crabtree 25 SE 14 0 185 6-0 Pittsburgh 11/3/1944 3 10 Denver Broncos / 13th / 112th pick / 1966
Baltimore Colts / 11th / 170th pick / 1966
63 Guy Dennis 22 14 0 255 6-2 Florida 2/28/1947 Rook 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 109th pick / 1969
72 Howard Fest 23 RT 14 0 262 6-6 Texas 4/11/1946 1 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 139th pick / 1968
26 Jack Gehrke 23 10 0 178 6-0 Utah 1/14/1946 1 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 265th pick / 1968
28 John Guillory 24 11 0 190 5-10 Stanford 7/28/1945 Rook 3
89 Harry Gunner 25 14 0 250 6-6 Oregon St. 11/25/1944 1 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 193rd pick / 1968
57 Ed Harmon 23 11 0 235 6-4 Louisville 12/16/1946 Rook 3 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 71st pick / 1968
20 Bobby Hunt 29 RS 14 0 185 6-1 Auburn 8/15/1940 7 6 Dallas Texans / 11th / 81st pick / 1962
54 Bob Johnson 23 C 14 0 262 6-5 Tennessee 8/19/1946 1 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1968
19 Essex Johnson 23 KR 12 0 201 5-9 Grambling St. 10/15/1946 1 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 156th pick / 1968
29 Jim Johnson 24 11 0 195 6-1 South Carolina St. 11/30/1945 Rook 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 165th pick / 1968
47 Charlie King 26 9 0 184 6-0 Purdue 1/7/1943 3 2 Baltimore Colts / 18th / 252nd pick / 1965
40 Ron Lamb 26 14 0 225 6-2 South Carolina 2/4/1943 1 0 Dallas Cowboys / 13th / 190th pick / 1966
11 Dale Livingston 24 P 12 0 210 6-0 East. Michigan,West. Michigan 3/12/1945 1 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1968
73 Pat Matson 25 RG 6 0 245 6-1 Oregon 7/22/1944 3 5
68 Dave Middendorf 24 12 0 260 6-3 Washington St. 11/23/1945 1 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 112th pick / 1968
16 Horst Muhlmann 29 K 14 0 215 6-1 none 1/2/1940 Rook 4
25 Chip Myers 24 wr 14 5 203 6-4 NW Oklahoma St. 7/9/1945 2 2 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 248th pick / 1967
74 Ernie Park 29 LG 11 0 253 6-3 McMurry 10/22/1940 6 5 San Diego Chargers / 19th / 146th pick / 1963
77 Frank Peters 22 3 0 250 6-4 Ohio 7/17/1947 Rook 2 New York Jets / 9th / 233rd pick / 1969
53 Bill Peterson 24 RLB 14 0 230 6-3 San Jose St. 6/6/1945 1 6
30 Jess Phillips 22 FB 14 0 210 6-1 Michigan St. 2/28/1947 1 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 84th pick / 1968
70 Andy Rice 29 LDT 14 0 268 6-2 Texas Southern 9/6/1940 3 6
13 Ken Riley 22 RCB 14 0 181 5-11 Florida A&M 8/6/1947 Rook 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 135th pick / 1969
18 Paul Robinson* 25 HB 14 0 198 6-0 Arizona 12/19/1944 1 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1968
31 Fletcher Smith 26 LCB 14 0 178 6-0 Tennessee St. 10/10/1943 3 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 69th pick / 1966
24 Tommie Smith 25 2 0 190 6-3 San Jose St. 6/6/1944 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 226th pick / 1967
83 Bill Staley 23 RDT 11 0 250 6-3 Utah St. 9/9/1946 1 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 28th pick / 1968
41 Terry Swanson 25 2 0 210 6-0 Massachusetts 1/8/1944 2 0
17 Speedy Thomas 22 FL 14 0 170 6-1 Utah 4/13/1947 Rook 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 57th pick / 1969
84 Bob Trumpy*+ 24 TE 14 0 228 6-6 Illinois,Utah 3/6/1945 1 9 Cincinnati Bengals / 12th / 301st pick / 1968
43 Clem Turner 24 14 0 236 6-1 Cincinnati 5/28/1945 Rook 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 83rd pick / 1969
67 Mike Wilson 22 3 0 245 6-3 Dayton 10/20/1947 Rook 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 14th / 343rd pick / 1969
75 Ernie Wright 30 LT 14 0 270 6-4 Ohio St. 11/6/1939 9 5 Los Angeles Rams / 15th / 200th pick / 1961
14 Sam Wyche 24 qb 7 3 218 6-4 Furman 1/5/1945 1 4
Team Total 24.5 14 224.0 6-2.2 1.5