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1976 Cincinnati Bengals

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10-4-0, AFC Central Division  · 1976 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 10.1, Offense: 5.0, Defense: 5.1, SoS: 1.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 335 points (23.9/g), 6th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 210 points (15.0/g), 7th.
 Differential of 125 points (8.9/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 10.5-3.5.

Coach: Bill Johnson (10-4-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Howard Brinker

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Ken Anderson* 27 5 14 179 for 338, 2,367 yards, 19 td, 14 int, & 31 rushes for 134 yards and 1 td Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 67th pick / 1971
RB Archie Griffin 22 Rook 14 138 rushes for 625 yards, 3 td, & 16 catches for 138 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 24th pick / 1976
FB Boobie Clark 26 3 9 151 rushes for 671 yards, 7 td, & 23 catches for 158 yards and 1 td Cincinnati Bengals / 12th / 302nd pick / 1973
WR Billy Brooks 23 Rook 8 16 catches for 191 yards, 0 td, & 1 rush for -13 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 11th pick / 1976
WR Isaac Curtis* 26 3 14 41 catches for 766 yards, 6 td, & 3 rushes for 29 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 15th pick / 1973
TE Bob Trumpy 31 8 13 21 catches for 323 yards, 7 td Cincinnati Bengals / 12th / 301st pick / 1968
LT Rufus Mayes 29 7 14 Chicago Bears / 1st / 14th pick / 1969
LG John Shinners 29 7 13 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 17th pick / 1969
C Bob Johnson 30 8 14 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1968
RG Dave Lapham 24 2 14 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 61st pick / 1974
RT Vern Holland 28 5 14 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 15th pick / 1971
 Defensive Starters
LDE Gary Burley 24 Rook 11 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 55th pick / 1975
LDT Robert Brown 37 10 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 4th pick / 1964
San Francisco 49ers / 13th / 169th pick / 1964
RDT Ron Carpenter 28 6 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1970
RDE Coy Bacon* 34 8 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
LLB Bo Harris 23 1 14 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 77th pick / 1975
MLB Jim LeClair* 26 4 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 54th pick / 1972
RLB Reggie Williams 22 Rook 8 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1976
LCB Lemar Parrish* 29 6 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 163rd pick / 1970
RCB Ken Riley 29 7 14 9 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 135th pick / 1969
SS Tommy Casanova*+ 26 4 10 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 29th pick / 1972
FS Marvin Cobb 23 1 10 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 11th / 276th pick / 1975
 Special Teams Starters
K Chris Bahr 23 Rook 0 14 of 27 field goals & 39 of 42 extra points Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 51st pick / 1976
P Pat McInally 23 Rook 0 76 punts for a 39.5 average, 0 blocked Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 120th pick / 1975
PR Willie Shelby 23 Rook 0 21 punt returns for a 7.7 average and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 138th pick / 1976
KR Willie Shelby 23 Rook 0 30 kick returns for a 25.4 average and 1 td Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 138th pick / 1976

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
14 Ken Anderson* 27 QB 14 14 212 6-2 Augustana (IL) 2/15/1949 5 13 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 67th pick / 1971
79 Coy Bacon* 34 RDE 14 14 270 6-4 Jackson St. 8/30/1942 8 10
10 Chris Bahr 23 K 14 0 170 5-10 Penn St. 2/3/1953 Rook 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 51st pick / 1976
82 Billy Brooks 23 WR 12 8 204 6-3 Oklahoma 7/22/1953 Rook 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 11th pick / 1976
78 Robert Brown 37 LDT 14 14 260 6-5 Ark-Pine Bluff 2/23/1939 10 8 Denver Broncos / 1st / 4th pick / 1964
San Francisco 49ers / 13th / 169th pick / 1964
74 Glenn Bujnoch 23 14 1 260 6-5 Texas A&M 12/20/1953 Rook 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 38th pick / 1976
67 Gary Burley 24 LDE 14 11 272 6-3 Pittsburgh 12/8/1952 Rook 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 55th pick / 1975
50 Glenn Cameron 23 14 0 225 6-2 Florida 2/21/1953 1 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 14th pick / 1975
70 Ron Carpenter 28 RDT 14 14 261 6-4 North Carolina St. 6/24/1948 6 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1970
37 Tommy Casanova*+ 26 SS 11 10 202 6-2 LSU 8/29/1950 4 12 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 29th pick / 1972
42 Boobie Clark 26 FB 13 9 245 6-2 Bethune-Cookman 11/8/1950 3 9 Cincinnati Bengals / 12th / 302nd pick / 1973
24 Marvin Cobb 23 FS 14 10 189 6-0 USC 8/6/1953 1 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 11th / 276th pick / 1975
88 Bruce Coslet 30 14 1 227 6-4 Pacific 8/5/1946 7 1
85 Isaac Curtis* 26 WR 14 14 192 6-1 California,San Diego St. 10/20/1950 3 11 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 15th pick / 1973
35 Tony Davis 23 14 1 212 5-11 Nebraska 1/21/1953 Rook 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 106th pick / 1976
51 Chris Devlin 23 9 0 226 6-2 Penn St. 11/22/1953 1 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 170th pick / 1975
36 Lenvil Elliott 25 12 0 205 6-0 Truman St. 9/2/1951 3 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 10th / 249th pick / 1973
63 Greg Fairchild 22 12 0 258 6-4 Tulsa 3/10/1954 Rook 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 116th pick / 1976
33 Stan Fritts 24 13 4 215 6-1 Murray St.,North Carolina St. 12/18/1952 1 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 97th pick / 1975
45 Archie Griffin 22 RB 14 14 189 5-9 Ohio St. 8/21/1954 Rook 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 24th pick / 1976
53 Bo Harris 23 LLB 14 14 225 6-3 LSU 1/16/1953 1 9 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 77th pick / 1975
76 Vern Holland 28 RT 14 14 268 6-5 Tennessee St. 6/27/1948 5 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 15th pick / 1971
72 Ron Hunt 21 12 0 261 6-6 Oregon 1/27/1955 Rook 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 232nd pick / 1976
23 Bernard Jackson 26 12 8 178 6-0 Washington St. 8/24/1950 4 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 81st pick / 1972
54 Bob Johnson 30 C 14 14 262 6-5 Tennessee 8/19/1946 8 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1968
80 Ken Johnson 29 13 3 265 6-6 Indiana 3/12/1947 5 4
68 Bill Kollar 24 9 0 255 6-3 Montana St. 11/27/1952 2 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 23rd pick / 1974
62 Dave Lapham 24 RG 14 14 259 6-4 Syracuse 6/24/1952 2 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 61st pick / 1974
55 Jim LeClair* 26 MLB 14 14 234 6-3 North Dakota 10/30/1950 4 9 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 54th pick / 1972
71 Rufus Mayes 29 LT 14 14 260 6-5 Ohio St. 12/5/1947 7 7 Chicago Bears / 1st / 14th pick / 1969
86 John McDaniel 25 14 2 193 6-1 Lincoln (MO) 9/23/1951 2 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 202nd pick / 1974
87 Pat McInally 23 P 14 0 210 6-6 Harvard 5/7/1953 Rook 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 120th pick / 1975
21 Melvin Morgan 23 14 0 183 6-0 Miss. Valley St. 3/31/1953 Rook 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 11th / 314th pick / 1976
25 Chip Myers 31 wr 12 4 203 6-4 NW Oklahoma St. 7/9/1945 9 4 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 248th pick / 1967
20 Lemar Parrish* 29 LCB 14 14 185 5-11 Lincoln (MO) 12/13/1947 6 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 163rd pick / 1970
32 Scott Perry 22 12 0 180 6-0 Williams 3/11/1954 Rook 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 147th pick / 1976
60 Ron Pritchard 29 7 5 235 6-1 Arizona St. 4/9/1947 7 3 Houston Oilers / 1st / 15th pick / 1969
11 John Reaves 26 3 0 210 6-3 Florida 3/2/1950 4 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 14th pick / 1972
13 Ken Riley 29 RCB 14 14 181 5-11 Florida A&M 8/6/1947 7 12 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 135th pick / 1969
30 Willie Shelby 23 KR 13 0 195 5-11 Alabama 7/24/1953 Rook 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 138th pick / 1976
64 John Shinners 29 LG 13 13 255 6-3 Xavier (OH) 3/1/1947 7 7 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 17th pick / 1969
84 Bob Trumpy 31 TE 13 13 228 6-6 Illinois,Utah 3/6/1945 8 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 12th / 301st pick / 1968
57 Reggie Williams 22 RLB 14 8 228 6-1 Dartmouth 9/19/1954 Rook 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1976
Team Total 25.9 14 224.3 6-2.3 3.3