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1996 Cincinnati Bengals

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8-8-0, Finished 3rd in AFC Central Division  · 1996 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.1, Offense: 2.5, Defense: -2.6, SoS: -0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 372 points (23.2/g), 5th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 369 points (23.1/g), 23rd.
 Differential of 3 points (0.2/g), 14th.  Expected W-L: 8.1-7.9.

Coach: David Shula (1-6-0) and Bruce Coslet (7-2-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ken Anderson and Bruce Coslet
 Defensive Coordinator: Larry Peccatiello

Stadium: Cinergy Field
 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 Jeff Blake 26 4 16 308 for 549, 3,624 yards, 24 td, 14 int, & 72 rushes for 317 yards and 2 td New York Jets / 6th / 166th pick / 1992
RB Garrison Hearst 25 3 12 225 rushes for 847 yards, 0 td, & 12 catches for 131 yards and 1 td Phoenix Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1993
FB Jeff Cothran 25 2 11 15 rushes for 44 yards, 1 td, & 7 catches for 49 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 66th pick / 1994
WR Carl Pickens* 26 4 16 100 catches for 1,180 yards, 12 td, & 2 rushes for 2 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 31st pick / 1992
WR Darnay Scott 24 2 16 58 catches for 833 yards, 5 td, & 3 rushes for 4 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 30th pick / 1994
TE Tony McGee 25 3 16 38 catches for 446 yards, 4 td Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 37th pick / 1993
LT Willie Anderson 21 Rook 10 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 10th pick / 1996
LG Rich Braham 26 2 16 Arizona Cardinals / 3rd / 76th pick / 1994
C Darrick Brilz 32 9 13
RG Ken Blackman 24 Rook 10 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 69th pick / 1996
RT Joe Walter 33 11 15 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 181st pick / 1985
 Defensive Starters
LDE John Copeland 26 3 13 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 5th pick / 1993
LDT Dan Wilkinson 23 2 16 6.5 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 1st pick / 1994
RDT Tim Johnson 31 9 13 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 141st pick / 1987
RDE Artie Smith 26 3 12 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 116th pick / 1993
LLB James Francis 28 6 15 3.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 12th pick / 1990
MLB Steve Tovar 26 3 13 3.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 59th pick / 1993
RLB Ricardo McDonald 27 4 15 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 88th pick / 1992
LCB Ashley Ambrose*+ 26 4 16 0.0 sacks, 8 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 29th pick / 1992
RCB Jimmy Spencer 27 4 14 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 8th / 215th pick / 1991
SS Bracy Walker 26 2 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 127th pick / 1994
FS Bo Orlando 30 6 16 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 6th / 157th pick / 1989
 Special Teams Starters
K Doug Pelfrey 26 3 0 23 of 28 field goals & 41 of 41 extra points Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 202nd pick / 1993
P Lee Johnson 35 11 0 80 punts for a 45.4 average, 1 blocked Houston Oilers / 5th / 138th pick / 1985
PR Corey Sawyer 25 2 2 15 punt returns for a 7.8 average and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 104th pick / 1994
KR David Dunn 24 1 0 35 kick returns for a 22.3 average and 1 td Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 139th pick / 1995

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
33 Ashley Ambrose*+ 26 LCB 16 16 190 5-11 Miss. Valley St. 9/17/1970 4 14 Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 29th pick / 1992
71 Willie Anderson 21 LT 16 10 340 6-5 Auburn 7/11/1975 Rook 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 10th pick / 1996
89 Marco Battaglia 23 16 0 250 6-3 Rutgers 1/25/1973 Rook 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 39th pick / 1996
21 Eric Bieniemy 27 16 0 207 5-7 Colorado 8/15/1969 5 5 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 39th pick / 1991
66 Ken Blackman 24 RG 14 10 320 6-6 Illinois 11/8/1972 Rook 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 69th pick / 1996
8 Jeff Blake 26 QB 16 16 223 6-1 East Carolina 12/4/1970 4 15 New York Jets / 6th / 166th pick / 1992
74 Rich Braham 26 LG 16 16 305 6-4 West Virginia 11/6/1970 2 9 Arizona Cardinals / 3rd / 76th pick / 1994
65 Darrick Brilz 32 C 13 13 287 6-3 Oregon St. 2/14/1964 9 7
75 Anthony Brown 24 7 0 315 6-5 Utah 11/6/1972 1 1
72 Scott Brumfield 26 RG 9 8 321 6-8 BYU 8/19/1970 3 4
32 Ki-Jana Carter 23 rb 16 4 222 5-10 Penn St. 9/12/1973 Rook 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 1st pick / 1995
55 Andre Collins 28 14 0 237 6-1 Penn St. 5/4/1968 6 1 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 46th pick / 1990
92 John Copeland 26 LDE 13 13 285 6-3 Alabama 9/20/1970 3 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 5th pick / 1993
29 Jeff Cothran 25 FB 11 11 249 6-1 Ohio St. 6/28/1971 2 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 66th pick / 1994
96 Kenny Davidson 29 de 3 1 272 6-5 LSU 8/17/1967 6 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1990
51 Gerald Dixon 27 lb 16 1 250 6-3 South Carolina 6/20/1969 3 2 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 78th pick / 1992
80 David Dunn 24 KR 16 0 215 6-3 Fresno St. 6/10/1972 1 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 139th pick / 1995
50 James Francis 28 LLB 16 15 253 6-5 Baylor 8/4/1968 6 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 12th pick / 1990
20 Garrison Hearst 25 RB 16 12 215 5-11 Georgia 1/4/1971 3 8 Phoenix Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1993
84 Jeff Hill 24 10 0 178 5-11 Purdue 9/24/1972 2 0
85 James Hundon 25 5 0 180 6-1 Portland St. 4/9/1971 Rook 0
11 Lee Johnson 35 P 16 0 200 6-2 BYU 11/27/1961 11 3 Houston Oilers / 5th / 138th pick / 1985
90 Tim Johnson 31 RDT 14 13 275 6-3 Penn St. 1/29/1965 9 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 141st pick / 1987
25 Rod Jones 32 6 1 185 6-0 SMU 3/31/1964 10 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 25th pick / 1986
60 Rod Jones 22 t 5 1 325 6-4 Kansas 1/11/1974 Rook 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 219th pick / 1996
24 Roger Jones 27 db 14 1 175 5-9 Tennessee St. 4/22/1969 5 1
98 Todd Kelly 26 2 0 259 6-2 Tennessee 11/27/1970 3 0 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 27th pick / 1993
94 Jevon Langford 22 de 12 3 290 6-3 Oklahoma St. 2/16/1974 Rook 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 108th pick / 1996
56 Ricardo McDonald 27 RLB 16 15 248 6-2 Pittsburgh 11/8/1969 4 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 88th pick / 1992
82 Tony McGee 25 TE 16 16 247 6-3 Michigan 4/21/1971 3 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 37th pick / 1993
44 Brian Milne 23 rb 6 5 255 6-3 Penn St. 1/7/1973 Rook 0 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 115th pick / 1996
93 Tim Morabito 23 dt 7 1 296 6-3 Boston Col. 10/12/1973 Rook 1
31 Greg Myers 24 14 0 202 6-1 Colorado St. 9/30/1972 Rook 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 144th pick / 1996
52 Randy Neal 24 1 0 236 6-3 Virginia 12/29/1972 1 0
26 Bo Orlando 30 FS 16 16 180 5-10 West Virginia 4/3/1966 6 5 Houston Oilers / 6th / 157th pick / 1989
9 Doug Pelfrey 26 K 16 0 185 5-11 Kentucky 9/25/1970 3 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 202nd pick / 1993
81 Carl Pickens* 26 WR 16 16 206 6-2 Tennessee 3/23/1970 4 12 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 31st pick / 1992
87 Troy Sadowski 31 te 16 0 255 6-5 Georgia 12/8/1965 6 0 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 145th pick / 1989
23 Corey Sawyer 25 PR 15 2 177 5-11 Florida St. 10/4/1971 2 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 104th pick / 1994
86 Darnay Scott 24 WR 16 16 200 6-1 San Diego St. 7/7/1972 2 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 30th pick / 1994
35 Sam Shade 23 db 12 0 205 6-0 Alabama 6/14/1973 1 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 102nd pick / 1995
30 Chris Shelling 24 1 0 180 5-10 Auburn 11/3/1972 1 0
70 Artie Smith 26 RDE 16 12 296 6-5 Louisiana Tech 5/15/1970 3 5 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 116th pick / 1993
22 Jimmy Spencer 27 RCB 15 14 188 5-9 Florida 3/29/1969 4 6 Washington Redskins / 8th / 215th pick / 1991
79 Ramondo Stallings 25 de 13 3 286 6-7 San Diego St. 11/21/1971 2 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 195th pick / 1994
58 Steve Tovar 26 MLB 13 13 246 6-3 Ohio St. 4/25/1970 3 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 59th pick / 1993
59 Greg Truitt 31 16 0 235 6-0 Penn St. 12/8/1965 2 1
53 Tom Tumulty 23 lb 16 3 247 6-3 Pittsburgh 2/11/1973 Rook 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 178th pick / 1996
61 Melvin Tuten 25 lt 16 7 320 6-7 Syracuse 11/11/1971 1 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 69th pick / 1995
67 Kimo von Oelhoffen 25 de 11 1 300 6-4 Hawaii,Boise St. 1/30/1971 2 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 162nd pick / 1994
27 Bracy Walker 26 SS 16 16 202 6-0 North Carolina 10/28/1970 2 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 127th pick / 1994
63 Joe Walter 33 RT 15 15 292 6-7 Texas Tech 6/18/1963 11 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 181st pick / 1985
37 Leonard Wheeler 27 13 0 192 6-0 Mississippi,Troy 1/15/1969 4 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 84th pick / 1992
4 Erik Wilhelm 31 3 0 217 6-3 Oregon St. 11/19/1965 7 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1989
99 Dan Wilkinson 23 LDT 16 16 335 6-4 Ohio St. 3/13/1973 2 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 1st pick / 1994
83 Tydus Winans 24 2 0 180 5-11 Fresno St. 7/26/1972 2 0 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 68th pick / 1994
Team Total 26.1 16 243.4 6-2.0 3.1