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1952 Cleveland Browns

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8-4-0, Finished 1st in NFL American Division  · 1952 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 8.7, Offense: 4.8, Defense: 3.9, SoS: 0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 310 points (25.8/g), 3rd of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 213 points (17.8/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 97 points (8.1/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 8.5-3.5.

Coach: Paul Brown (8-4-0)

Stadium: Cleveland Municipal Stadium
 Training Camp: Hiram College (Hiram, 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 Otto Graham* 31 6 12 181 for 364, 2,816 yards, 20 td, 24 int, & 42 rushes for 130 yards and 4 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 4th pick / 1944
FB Marion Motley 32 6 0 104 rushes for 444 yards, 1 td, & 13 catches for 213 yards and 2 td
LH Ken Carpenter 26 2 0 72 rushes for 408 yards, 3 td, & 16 catches for 136 yards and 1 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1950
RH Dub Jones* 28 6 0 65 rushes for 270 yards, 2 td, & 43 catches for 651 yards and 4 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1946
LE Mac Speedie* 32 6 0 62 catches for 911 yards, 5 td Detroit Lions / 15th / 135th pick / 1942
LT Lou Groza*+ 28 6 0 1 fumble recovered
LG Abe Gibron* 27 3 0 New York Giants / 6th / 55th pick / 1949
C Frank Gatski+ 33 6 0
RG Lin Houston 31 6 0 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 11th / 106th pick / 1944
RT John Sandusky 27 2 0 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 18th pick / 1950
RE Dante Lavelli 29 6 0 21 catches for 336 yards, 4 td Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 103rd pick / 1947
 Defensive Starters
LDE George Young 28 6 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered
LDT John Kissell 29 4 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 123rd pick / 1947
MG Bill Willis*+ 31 6 0
RDT Jerry Helluin 23 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 38th pick / 1951
RDE Len Ford*+ 26 4 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
LLB Walt Michaels 23 1 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 7th / 86th pick / 1951
RLB Tommy Thompson 25 3 0 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 3rd / 16th pick / 1948
LDH Rex Bumgardner 29 4 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RDH Tommy James 29 5 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 17th / 146th pick / 1947
LS Warren Lahr 29 3 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 32nd / 294th pick / 1947
RS Bert Rechichar 22 Rook 0 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 10th pick / 1952
 Special Teams Starters
K Lou Groza*+ 28 6 0 19 of 33 field goals & 32 of 32 extra points
P Horace Gillom* 31 5 0 61 punts for a 45.7 average, 1 blocked
PR Ray Renfro 23 Rook 0 22 punt returns for a 7.7 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 4th / 48th pick / 1952
KR Ken Carpenter 26 2 0 11 kick returns for a 21.3 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1950

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
83 Pete Brewster 22 12 0 210 6-3 Purdue 9/1/1930 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 21st pick / 1952
22 Rex Bumgardner 29 LDH 11 0 193 5-11 West Virginia 9/6/1923 4
20 Ken Carpenter 26 KR 8 0 195 6-0 Oregon St. 2/26/1926 2 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1950
30 Emerson Cole 25 6 0 215 6-2 Toledo 12/10/1927 2 Cleveland Browns / 12th / 156th pick / 1950
80 Len Ford*+ 26 RDE 12 0 245 6-4 Morgan St.,Michigan 2/18/1926 4
74 Bob Gain 23 6 0 256 6-3 Kentucky 6/21/1929 Rook Green Bay Packers / 1st / 5th pick / 1951
52 Frank Gatski+ 33 C 12 0 233 6-3 Marshall,Auburn 3/18/1919 6
64 Abe Gibron* 27 LG 12 0 243 5-11 Valparaiso,Purdue 9/22/1925 3 New York Giants / 6th / 55th pick / 1949
84 Horace Gillom* 31 P 12 0 221 6-1 Ohio St.,Nevada 3/3/1921 5
14 Otto Graham* 31 QB 12 12 196 6-1 Northwestern 12/6/1921 6 Detroit Lions / 1st / 4th pick / 1944
76 Lou Groza*+ 28 K 12 0 240 6-3 Ohio St. 1/25/1924 6
79 Jerry Helluin 23 RDT 12 0 272 6-2 Tulane 8/8/1929 Rook Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 38th pick / 1951
50 Hal Herring 28 12 0 211 6-1 Auburn 2/24/1924 3 Chicago Cardinals / 9th / 90th pick / 1949
62 Lin Houston 31 RG 12 0 213 6-0 Ohio St. 1/11/1921 6 Chicago Bears / 11th / 106th pick / 1944
44 Sherman Howard 28 5 0 193 5-11 Iowa,Nevada 11/28/1924 3
32 Chick Jagade 26 12 0 213 6-0 Indiana 12/9/1926 3 Washington Redskins / 14th / 118th pick / 1948
42 Tommy James 29 RDH 12 0 185 5-10 Ohio St. 9/16/1923 5 Detroit Lions / 17th / 146th pick / 1947
40 Dub Jones* 28 RH 12 0 202 6-4 Tulane,LSU 12/29/1924 6 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1946
70 John Kissell 29 LDT 12 0 245 6-3 Boston Col. 5/14/1923 4 Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 123rd pick / 1947
24 Warren Lahr 29 LS 12 0 189 5-11 Case Western Reserve 9/5/1923 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 32nd / 294th pick / 1947
86 Dante Lavelli 29 RE 8 0 191 6-0 Ohio St. 2/23/1923 6 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 103rd pick / 1947
34 Walt Michaels 23 LLB 11 0 231 6-0 Washington & Lee 10/16/1929 1 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 86th pick / 1951
36 Marion Motley 32 FB 12 0 232 6-1 South Carolina St.,Nevada 6/5/1920 6
72 Derrell Palmer 30 11 0 240 6-2 TCU 8/27/1922 6 Chicago Bears / 6th / 49th pick / 1943
44 Don Phelps 28 1 0 185 5-11 Kentucky 1/7/1924 2 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 65th pick / 1950
16 George Ratterman 26 6 0 192 6-0 Notre Dame 11/12/1926 5 Boston Yanks / 16th / 139th pick / 1948
15 Bert Rechichar 22 RS 12 0 209 6-1 Tennessee 7/16/1930 Rook Cleveland Browns / 1st / 10th pick / 1952
26 Ray Renfro 23 PR 11 0 190 6-1 North Texas 11/7/1929 Rook Cleveland Browns / 4th / 48th pick / 1952
78 John Sandusky 27 RT 11 0 251 6-1 Villanova 12/28/1925 2 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 18th pick / 1950
68 Ed Sharkey 25 12 0 229 6-3 Duke,Nevada 7/6/1927 5
44 Don Shula 22 5 0 190 5-11 John Carroll 1/4/1930 1 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 110th pick / 1951
65 Joe Skibinski 24 12 0 245 5-11 Purdue 12/23/1928 Rook Cleveland Browns / 15th / 183rd pick / 1951
88 Mac Speedie* 32 LE 12 0 203 6-3 Utah 1/12/1920 6 Detroit Lions / 15th / 135th pick / 1942
54 Tommy Thompson 25 RLB 12 0 221 6-1 William & Mary 1/6/1927 3 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 16th pick / 1948
60 Bill Willis*+ 31 MG 12 0 213 6-2 Ohio St. 10/5/1921 6
82 George Young 28 LDE 12 0 214 6-3 Baldwin-Wallace,Georgia 5/10/1924 6
Team Total 27.2 12 216.8 6-1.1 3.5