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1973 Cincinnati Bengals

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10-4-0, Finished 1st in AFC Central Division  · 1973 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.0, Offense: 0.1, Defense: 2.9, SoS: -0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 286 points (20.4/g), 11th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 231 points (16.5/g), 11th.
 Differential of 55 points (3.9/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 8.7-5.3.

Coach: Paul Brown (10-4-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Charlie Weber
 Other Notable Asst.: Bill Walsh (Quarterbacks Coach)

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

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Ken Anderson 24 2 14 179 for 329, 2,428 yards, 18 td, 12 int, & 26 rushes for 97 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 67th pick / 1971
RB Essex Johnson 27 5 14 195 rushes for 997 yards, 4 td, & 28 catches for 356 yards and 3 td Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 156th pick / 1968
FB Boobie Clark 23 Rook 0 254 rushes for 988 yards, 8 td, & 45 catches for 347 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 12th / 302nd pick / 1973
WR Isaac Curtis* 23 Rook 0 45 catches for 843 yards, 9 td, & 2 rushes for -11 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 15th pick / 1973
WR Tim George 22 Rook 5 2 catches for 28 yards, 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 68th pick / 1973
TE Bob Trumpy* 28 5 13 29 catches for 435 yards, 5 td Cincinnati Bengals / 12th / 301st pick / 1968
LT Rufus Mayes 26 4 11 Chicago Bears / 1st / 14th pick / 1969
LG Howard Fest 27 5 14 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 139th pick / 1968
C Bob Johnson 27 5 14 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1968
RG Pat Matson 29 7 14
RT Vern Holland 25 2 14 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 15th pick / 1971
 Defensive Starters
LDE Royce Berry 27 4 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 161st pick / 1969
LDT Mike Reid* 26 3 13 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 7th pick / 1970
RDT Ron Carpenter 25 3 12 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1970
RDE Sherman White 25 1 13 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1972
LLB Al Beauchamp 29 5 14 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 138th pick / 1968
MLB Bill Bergey 28 4 14 3 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 31st pick / 1969
RLB Ron Pritchard 26 4 10 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 1st / 15th pick / 1969
LCB Lemar Parrish 26 3 14 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 163rd pick / 1970
RCB Ken Riley 26 4 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 135th pick / 1969
SS Neal Craig 25 2 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 171st pick / 1971
FS Tommy Casanova 23 1 8 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 29th pick / 1972
 Special Teams Starters
K Horst Muhlmann 33 4 0 21 of 31 field goals & 31 of 32 extra points
P Dave Lewis 28 3 0 68 punts for a 41.0 average, 0 blocked New York Giants / 5th / 109th pick / 1967
PR Lemar Parrish 26 3 14 25 punt returns for a 8.0 average and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 163rd pick / 1970
KR Bernard Jackson 23 1 6 21 kick returns for a 24.8 average and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 81st pick / 1972

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
52 Doug Adams 24 12 0 225 6-1 Ohio St. 11/3/1949 2 3 Denver Broncos / 7th / 165th pick / 1971
14 Ken Anderson 24 QB 14 14 212 6-2 Augustana (IL) 2/15/1949 2 14 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 67th pick / 1971
51 Ken Avery 29 14 4 227 6-0 Southern Miss 5/23/1944 6 4 New York Giants / 12th / 179th pick / 1966
58 Al Beauchamp 29 LLB 14 14 237 6-2 Southern 6/25/1944 5 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 138th pick / 1968
66 Bill Bergey 28 MLB 14 14 243 6-4 Arkansas St. 2/9/1945 4 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 31st pick / 1969
82 Royce Berry 27 LDE 14 14 250 6-4 Houston 4/14/1946 4 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 161st pick / 1969
29 Lyle Blackwood 22 7 0 190 6-1 TCU 5/24/1951 Rook 3 Denver Broncos / 9th / 217th pick / 1973
70 Ron Carpenter 25 RDT 13 12 261 6-4 North Carolina St. 6/24/1948 3 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1970
37 Tommy Casanova 23 FS 10 8 202 6-2 LSU 8/29/1950 1 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 29th pick / 1972
81 Al Chandler 23 13 0 233 6-2 Oklahoma 11/18/1950 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1973
79 Steve Chomyszak 29 12 3 265 6-6 Syracuse 2/27/1944 7 3 New York Jets / 12th / 103rd pick / 1966
35 Boobie Clark 23 FB 14 0 245 6-2 Bethune-Cookman 11/8/1950 Rook 14 Cincinnati Bengals / 12th / 302nd pick / 1973
12 Greg Cook 27 1 0 220 6-4 Cincinnati 11/20/1946 4 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 5th pick / 1969
88 Bruce Coslet 27 13 0 227 6-4 Pacific 8/5/1946 4 2
34 Neal Craig 25 SS 14 0 191 6-1 Fisk 4/21/1948 2 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 171st pick / 1971
85 Isaac Curtis* 23 WR 14 0 192 6-1 California,San Diego St. 10/20/1950 Rook 12 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 15th pick / 1973
50 Tom DeLeone 23 14 0 248 6-2 Ohio St. 8/13/1950 1 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 106th pick / 1972
36 Lenvil Elliott 22 6 0 205 6-0 Truman St. 9/2/1951 Rook 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 10th / 249th pick / 1973
17 Mike Ernst 23 1 0 190 6-1 Cal State-Fullerton 10/12/1950 1 0
72 Howard Fest 27 LG 14 14 262 6-6 Texas 4/11/1946 5 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 139th pick / 1968
89 Tim George 22 WR 12 5 225 6-5 Carson-Newman 10/4/1951 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 68th pick / 1973
76 Vern Holland 25 RT 14 14 268 6-5 Tennessee St. 6/27/1948 2 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 15th pick / 1971
23 Bernard Jackson 23 KR 14 6 178 6-0 Washington St. 8/24/1950 1 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 81st pick / 1972
54 Bob Johnson 27 C 14 14 262 6-5 Tennessee 8/19/1946 5 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1968
19 Essex Johnson 27 RB 14 14 201 5-9 Grambling St. 10/15/1946 5 14 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 156th pick / 1968
80 Ken Johnson 26 9 1 265 6-6 Indiana 3/12/1947 2 3
18 Charlie Joiner 26 wr 5 4 188 5-11 Grambling St. 10/14/1947 4 3 Houston Oilers / 4th / 93rd pick / 1969
32 Bob Jones 22 9 0 194 6-1 Virginia Union 2/10/1951 Rook 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 146th pick / 1973
56 Tim Kearney 23 14 0 227 6-2 Northern Michigan 11/5/1950 1 4 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 83rd pick / 1972
55 Jim LeClair 23 10 0 234 6-3 North Dakota 10/30/1950 1 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 54th pick / 1972
15 Dave Lewis 28 P 14 0 216 6-2 Stanford 10/16/1945 3 2 New York Giants / 5th / 109th pick / 1967
73 Pat Matson 29 RG 14 14 245 6-1 Oregon 7/22/1944 7 7
71 Rufus Mayes 26 LT 13 11 260 6-5 Ohio St. 12/5/1947 4 7 Chicago Bears / 1st / 14th pick / 1969
26 Reece Morrison 28 3 0 207 6-0 Texas St. 10/21/1945 5 0 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 66th pick / 1968
16 Horst Muhlmann 33 K 14 0 215 6-1 none 1/2/1940 4 4
25 Chip Myers 28 wr 5 4 203 6-4 NW Oklahoma St. 7/9/1945 6 1 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 248th pick / 1967
20 Lemar Parrish 26 LCB 14 14 185 5-11 Lincoln (MO) 12/13/1947 3 9 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 163rd pick / 1970
60 Ron Pritchard 26 RLB 10 10 235 6-1 Arizona St. 4/9/1947 4 7 Houston Oilers / 1st / 15th pick / 1969
74 Mike Reid* 26 LDT 13 13 255 6-3 Penn St. 5/24/1947 3 10 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 7th pick / 1970
13 Ken Riley 26 RCB 14 14 181 5-11 Florida A&M 8/6/1947 4 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 135th pick / 1969
64 John Shinners 26 14 0 255 6-3 Xavier (OH) 3/1/1947 4 4 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 17th pick / 1969
78 Lee Thomas 27 9 0 246 6-5 Wiley,Jackson St. 3/12/1946 2 3
84 Bob Trumpy* 28 TE 14 13 228 6-6 Illinois,Utah 3/6/1945 5 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 12th / 301st pick / 1968
75 Stan Walters 25 4 3 275 6-6 Syracuse 5/27/1948 1 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 9th / 210th pick / 1972
83 Sherman White 25 RDE 13 13 250 6-5 California 10/6/1948 1 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1972
46 Joe Wilson 23 13 0 210 5-10 Holy Cross 8/11/1950 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 199th pick / 1973
Team Total 25.6 14 226.8 6-2.4 2.8