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1981 Cincinnati Bengals

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12-4-0, Finished 1st in AFC Central Division  · 1981 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.5, Offense: 4.5, Defense: 1.0, SoS: -1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 421 points (26.3/g), 3rd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 304 points (19.0/g), 12th.
 Differential of 117 points (7.3/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 10.9-5.1.

Coach: Forrest Gregg (12-4-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Hank Bullough
 Other Notable Asst.: Dick LeBeau (Defensive Backs)

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*+ 32 10 16 300 for 479, 3,754 yards, 29 td, 10 int, & 46 rushes for 320 yards and 1 td Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 67th pick / 1971
RB Charles Alexander 24 2 14 98 rushes for 292 yards, 2 td, & 28 catches for 262 yards and 1 td Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 12th pick / 1979
FB Pete Johnson* 27 4 16 274 rushes for 1,077 yards, 12 td, & 46 catches for 320 yards and 4 td Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 49th pick / 1977
WR Cris Collinsworth* 22 Rook 16 67 catches for 1,009 yards, 8 td Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 37th pick / 1981
WR Isaac Curtis 31 8 14 37 catches for 609 yards, 2 td Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 15th pick / 1973
TE Dan Ross 24 2 16 71 catches for 910 yards, 5 td Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 30th pick / 1979
LT Anthony Munoz*+ 23 1 16 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1980
LG Dave Lapham 29 7 10 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 61st pick / 1974
C Blair Bush 25 3 16 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 16th pick / 1978
RG Max Montoya 25 2 16 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 168th pick / 1979
RT Mike Wilson 26 3 16 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 103rd pick / 1977
 Defensive Starters
LDE Eddie Edwards 27 4 13 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1977
NT Wilson Whitley 26 4 12 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 8th pick / 1977
RDE Ross Browner 27 3 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 8th pick / 1978
LOLB Bo Harris 28 6 16 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 77th pick / 1975
LILB Jim LeClair 31 9 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 54th pick / 1972
RILB Glenn Cameron 28 6 16 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 14th pick / 1975
ROLB Reggie Williams 27 5 16 4 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1976
LCB Louis Breeden 28 3 16 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 187th pick / 1977
RCB Ken Riley 34 12 16 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 135th pick / 1969
SS Bobby Kemp 22 Rook 10 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 202nd pick / 1981
FS Bryan Hicks 24 1 12 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 113th pick / 1980
 Special Teams Starters
K Jim Breech 25 2 0 22 of 32 field goals & 49 of 51 extra points Detroit Lions / 8th / 206th pick / 1978
P Pat McInally*+ 28 5 1 72 punts for a 45.4 average, 1 blocked Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 120th pick / 1975
PR Mike Fuller 28 6 6 23 punt returns for a 7.7 average and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1975
KR David Verser 23 Rook 0 29 kick returns for a 23.8 average and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 10th pick / 1981

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
40 Charles Alexander 24 RB 15 14 224 6-1 LSU 7/28/1957 2 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 12th pick / 1979
14 Ken Anderson*+ 32 QB 16 16 212 6-2 Augustana (IL) 2/15/1949 10 18 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 67th pick / 1971
84 Don Bass 25 6 0 219 6-2 Houston 3/11/1956 3 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1978
10 Jim Breech 25 K 16 0 161 5-6 California 4/11/1956 2 3 Detroit Lions / 8th / 206th pick / 1978
34 Louis Breeden 28 LCB 16 16 185 5-11 North Carolina Central 10/26/1953 3 9 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 187th pick / 1977
47 Greg Bright 24 db 4 2 208 6-0 Morehead St. 8/2/1957 1 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 9th / 224th pick / 1980
79 Ross Browner 27 RDE 16 16 262 6-3 Notre Dame 3/22/1954 3 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 8th pick / 1978
74 Glenn Bujnoch 28 lg 6 5 260 6-5 Texas A&M 12/20/1953 5 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 38th pick / 1976
67 Gary Burley 29 de 16 3 272 6-3 Pittsburgh 12/8/1952 5 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 55th pick / 1975
58 Blair Bush 25 C 16 16 268 6-3 Washington 11/25/1956 3 9 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 16th pick / 1978
50 Glenn Cameron 28 RILB 16 16 225 6-2 Florida 2/21/1953 6 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 14th pick / 1975
24 Clarence Chapman 28 5 0 185 5-10 East. Michigan 12/10/1953 5 0 Oakland Raiders / 7th / 204th pick / 1976
80 Cris Collinsworth* 22 WR 16 16 192 6-5 Florida 1/27/1959 Rook 11 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 37th pick / 1981
85 Isaac Curtis 31 WR 15 14 192 6-1 California,San Diego St. 10/20/1950 8 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 15th pick / 1973
21 Oliver Davis 27 10 0 203 6-1 Tennessee St. 8/29/1954 4 1 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 102nd pick / 1977
52 Tom Dinkel 25 16 0 240 6-3 Kansas 7/25/1956 3 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 126th pick / 1978
73 Eddie Edwards 27 LDE 14 13 256 6-5 Miami (FL) 4/25/1954 4 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1977
49 Guy Frazier 22 16 0 215 6-2 Wyoming 7/20/1959 Rook 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 93rd pick / 1981
42 Mike Fuller 28 PR 15 6 188 5-10 Auburn 4/7/1953 6 4 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1975
45 Archie Griffin 27 rb 16 2 189 5-9 Ohio St. 8/21/1954 5 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 24th pick / 1976
44 Ray Griffin 25 db 8 2 186 5-10 Ohio St. 6/29/1956 3 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 35th pick / 1978
36 Jimmy Hargrove 24 15 0 228 6-2 Wake Forest 11/13/1957 Rook 1
53 Bo Harris 28 LOLB 16 16 225 6-3 LSU 1/16/1953 6 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 77th pick / 1975
83 M.L. Harris 27 15 0 238 6-5 Tampa,Kansas St. 1/16/1954 1 2
27 Bryan Hicks 24 FS 16 12 192 6-0 McNeese St. 1/24/1957 1 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 113th pick / 1980
71 Rod Horn 25 nt 16 4 268 6-4 Nebraska 11/23/1956 1 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 59th pick / 1980
46 Pete Johnson* 27 FB 16 16 252 6-0 Ohio St. 3/2/1954 4 12 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 49th pick / 1977
26 Bobby Kemp 22 SS 16 10 189 6-0 Cal State-Fullerton 5/29/1959 Rook 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 202nd pick / 1981
86 Steve Kreider 23 wr 16 1 192 6-3 Lehigh 5/12/1958 2 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 139th pick / 1979
62 Dave Lapham 29 LG 13 10 259 6-4 Syracuse 6/24/1952 7 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 61st pick / 1974
55 Jim LeClair 31 LILB 14 14 234 6-3 North Dakota 10/30/1950 9 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 54th pick / 1972
87 Pat McInally*+ 28 P 16 1 210 6-6 Harvard 5/7/1953 5 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 120th pick / 1975
65 Max Montoya 25 RG 16 16 282 6-5 UCLA 5/12/1956 2 9 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 168th pick / 1979
60 Blake Moore 23 14 0 267 6-5 Wooster 5/8/1958 1 1
78 Anthony Munoz*+ 23 LT 16 16 278 6-6 USC 8/19/1958 1 17 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1980
76 Brad Oates 28 5 0 274 6-6 Duke,BYU 9/30/1953 5 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1976
68 Mike Obrovac 26 t 6 1 275 6-6 Bowling Green 10/11/1955 Rook 1
20 Elvis Peacock 25 3 0 212 6-1 Oklahoma 11/7/1956 2 0 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 20th pick / 1978
51 Rick Razzano 26 lb 16 2 227 5-11 Virginia Tech 11/15/1955 1 2
13 Ken Riley 34 RCB 16 16 181 5-11 Florida A&M 8/6/1947 12 9 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 135th pick / 1969
89 Dan Ross 24 TE 16 16 238 6-4 Northeastern 2/9/1957 2 10 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 30th pick / 1979
15 Turk Schonert 24 4 0 191 6-1 Stanford 1/15/1957 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 9th / 242nd pick / 1980
59 Jeff Schuh 23 16 0 228 6-2 Minnesota 5/22/1958 Rook 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 176th pick / 1981
25 John Simmons 23 11 0 192 5-11 SMU 12/1/1958 Rook 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 64th pick / 1981
72 Mike St. Clair 28 16 0 248 6-5 Iowa Central,Grambling St. 9/2/1953 5 2 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 99th pick / 1976
12 Jack Thompson 25 8 0 217 6-3 Washington St. 5/19/1956 2 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1979
81 David Verser 23 KR 16 0 200 6-1 Kansas 3/1/1958 Rook 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 10th pick / 1981
75 Wilson Whitley 26 NT 14 12 265 6-3 Houston 4/28/1955 4 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 8th pick / 1977
70 Bobby Whitten 22 1 0 265 6-3 Kansas 5/7/1959 Rook 0
57 Reggie Williams 27 ROLB 16 16 228 6-1 Dartmouth 9/19/1954 5 10 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1976
77 Mike Wilson 26 RT 16 16 275 6-5 Georgia 5/28/1955 3 9 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 103rd pick / 1977
Team Total 26.0 16 226.9 6-2.1 3.2