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1974 Cincinnati Bengals

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7-7-0, Finished 3rd in AFC Central Division  · 1974 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.2, Offense: 1.9, Defense: 0.2, SoS: 0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 283 points (20.2/g), 10th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 259 points (18.5/g), 13th.
 Differential of 24 points (1.7/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 7.7-6.3.

Coach: Paul Brown (7-7-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Charlie Weber
 Other Notable Asst.: Bill Walsh (Quarterbacks Coach)

Stadium: Riverfront 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 Ken Anderson 25 3 13 213 for 328, 2,667 yards, 18 td, 10 int, & 43 rushes for 314 yards and 2 td Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 67th pick / 1971
RB Charlie Davis 22 Rook 0 72 rushes for 375 yards, 0 td, & 19 catches for 171 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 48th pick / 1974
FB Boobie Clark 24 1 0 99 rushes for 312 yards, 5 td, & 23 catches for 194 yards and 1 td Cincinnati Bengals / 12th / 302nd pick / 1973
WR Isaac Curtis* 24 1 14 30 catches for 633 yards, 10 td, & 8 rushes for 62 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 15th pick / 1973
WR Charlie Joiner 27 5 10 24 catches for 390 yards, 1 td, & 4 rushes for 20 yards and 0 td Houston Oilers / 4th / 93rd pick / 1969
TE Bob Trumpy 29 6 13 21 catches for 330 yards, 2 td Cincinnati Bengals / 12th / 301st pick / 1968
LT Rufus Mayes 27 5 14 Chicago Bears / 1st / 14th pick / 1969
LG Howard Fest 28 6 14 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 139th pick / 1968
C Bob Johnson 28 6 10 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1968
RG John Shinners 27 5 10 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 17th pick / 1969
RT Stan Walters 26 2 12 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 9th / 210th pick / 1972
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ken Johnson 27 3 13 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
LDT Mike Reid 27 4 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 7th pick / 1970
RDT Ron Carpenter 26 4 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1970
RDE Sherman White 26 2 12 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1972
LLB Al Beauchamp 30 6 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 138th pick / 1968
MLB Doug Adams 25 3 0 Denver Broncos / 7th / 165th pick / 1971
RLB Ron Pritchard 27 5 14 Houston Oilers / 1st / 15th pick / 1969
LCB Lemar Parrish* 27 4 13 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 163rd pick / 1970
RCB Ken Riley 27 5 14 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 135th pick / 1969
SS Bernard Jackson 24 2 13 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 81st pick / 1972
FS Tommy Casanova* 24 2 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 29th pick / 1972
 Special Teams Starters
K Horst Muhlmann 34 5 0 11 of 18 field goals & 32 of 35 extra points
P Dave Green 25 1 0 66 punts for a 40.9 average, 0 blocked Cincinnati Bengals / 17th / 418th pick / 1972
PR Tommy Casanova* 24 2 14 24 punt returns for a 11.0 average and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 29th pick / 1972
KR Bernard Jackson 24 2 13 29 kick returns for a 23.5 average and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 81st pick / 1972

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
52 Doug Adams 25 MLB 12 0 225 6-1 Ohio St. 11/3/1949 3 5 Denver Broncos / 7th / 165th pick / 1971
14 Ken Anderson 25 QB 13 13 212 6-2 Augustana (IL) 2/15/1949 3 16 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 67th pick / 1971
51 Ken Avery 30 13 0 227 6-0 Southern Miss 5/23/1944 7 3 New York Giants / 12th / 179th pick / 1966
58 Al Beauchamp 30 LLB 14 14 237 6-2 Southern 6/25/1944 6 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 138th pick / 1968
82 Royce Berry 28 13 1 250 6-4 Houston 4/14/1946 5 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 161st pick / 1969
29 Lyle Blackwood 23 db 13 2 190 6-1 TCU 5/24/1951 1 1 Denver Broncos / 9th / 217th pick / 1973
70 Ron Carpenter 26 RDT 14 14 261 6-4 North Carolina St. 6/24/1948 4 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1970
37 Tommy Casanova* 24 FS 14 14 202 6-2 LSU 8/29/1950 2 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 29th pick / 1972
81 Al Chandler 24 14 0 233 6-2 Oklahoma 11/18/1950 1 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1973
42 Boobie Clark 24 FB 8 0 245 6-2 Bethune-Cookman 11/8/1950 1 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 12th / 302nd pick / 1973
11 Wayne Clark 27 qb 14 1 203 6-2 U.S. International 5/30/1947 4 0 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 198th pick / 1970
88 Bruce Coslet 28 14 1 227 6-4 Pacific 8/5/1946 5 0
85 Isaac Curtis* 24 WR 14 14 192 6-1 California,San Diego St. 10/20/1950 1 9 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 15th pick / 1973
26 Charlie Davis 22 RB 14 0 200 5-11 Colorado 1/16/1952 Rook 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 48th pick / 1974
44 Doug Dressler 26 13 0 228 6-3 Cal State-Chico 8/19/1948 4 5
36 Lenvil Elliott 23 10 0 205 6-0 Truman St. 9/2/1951 1 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 10th / 249th pick / 1973
72 Howard Fest 28 LG 14 14 262 6-6 Texas 4/11/1946 6 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 139th pick / 1968
41 Dave Green 25 P 14 0 206 5-11 Ohio 9/21/1949 1 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 17th / 418th pick / 1972
76 Vern Holland 26 3 2 268 6-5 Tennessee St. 6/27/1948 3 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 15th pick / 1971
23 Bernard Jackson 24 KR 14 13 178 6-0 Washington St. 8/24/1950 2 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 81st pick / 1972
54 Bob Johnson 28 C 10 10 262 6-5 Tennessee 8/19/1946 6 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1968
19 Essex Johnson 28 5 0 201 5-9 Grambling St. 10/15/1946 6 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 156th pick / 1968
80 Ken Johnson 27 LDE 13 13 265 6-6 Indiana 3/12/1947 3 5
18 Charlie Joiner 27 WR 14 10 188 5-11 Grambling St. 10/14/1947 5 5 Houston Oilers / 4th / 93rd pick / 1969
57 Evan Jolitz 23 12 0 225 6-2 Xavier (OH),Cincinnati 7/26/1951 Rook 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1974
32 Bob Jones 23 14 0 194 6-1 Virginia Union 2/10/1951 1 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 146th pick / 1973
56 Tim Kearney 24 12 0 227 6-2 Northern Michigan 11/5/1950 2 2 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 83rd pick / 1972
50 Vic Koegel 22 6 0 215 6-0 Ohio St. 11/2/1952 Rook 2 Atlanta Falcons / 12th / 304th pick / 1974
68 Bill Kollar 22 14 0 255 6-3 Montana St. 11/27/1952 Rook 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 23rd pick / 1974
62 Dave Lapham 22 14 0 259 6-4 Syracuse 6/24/1952 Rook 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 61st pick / 1974
55 Jim LeClair 24 8 0 234 6-3 North Dakota 10/30/1950 2 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 54th pick / 1972
77 Bob Maddox 25 14 0 237 6-5 Frostburg St. 5/2/1949 Rook 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 171st pick / 1973
73 Pat Matson 30 14 8 245 6-1 Oregon 7/22/1944 8 4
71 Rufus Mayes 27 LT 14 14 260 6-5 Ohio St. 12/5/1947 5 8 Chicago Bears / 1st / 14th pick / 1969
86 John McDaniel 23 14 1 193 6-1 Lincoln (MO) 9/23/1951 Rook 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 202nd pick / 1974
16 Horst Muhlmann 34 K 14 0 215 6-1 none 1/2/1940 5 3
25 Chip Myers 29 wr 14 3 203 6-4 NW Oklahoma St. 7/9/1945 7 5 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 248th pick / 1967
20 Lemar Parrish* 27 LCB 13 13 185 5-11 Lincoln (MO) 12/13/1947 4 10 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 163rd pick / 1970
60 Ron Pritchard 27 RLB 14 14 235 6-1 Arizona St. 4/9/1947 5 5 Houston Oilers / 1st / 15th pick / 1969
74 Mike Reid 27 LDT 14 14 255 6-3 Penn St. 5/24/1947 4 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 7th pick / 1970
13 Ken Riley 27 RCB 14 14 181 5-11 Florida A&M 8/6/1947 5 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 135th pick / 1969
22 Ken Sawyer 22 12 0 192 6-0 Syracuse 7/22/1952 Rook 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 177th pick / 1974
64 John Shinners 27 RG 13 10 255 6-3 Xavier (OH) 3/1/1947 5 8 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 17th pick / 1969
84 Bob Trumpy 29 TE 13 13 228 6-6 Illinois,Utah 3/6/1945 6 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 12th / 301st pick / 1968
75 Stan Walters 26 RT 14 12 275 6-6 Syracuse 5/27/1948 2 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 9th / 210th pick / 1972
83 Sherman White 26 RDE 12 12 250 6-5 California 10/6/1948 2 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1972
43 Ed Williams 24 14 0 245 6-2 Langston 6/19/1950 Rook 3
Team Total 25.8 14 226.2 6-2.2 3.0