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1954 Cleveland Browns

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9-3-0, Finished 1st in NFL East Division  · 1954 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 10.4, Offense: 3.6, Defense: 6.8, SoS: -4.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 336 points (28.0/g), 2nd of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 162 points (13.5/g), 1st.
 Differential of 174 points (14.5/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 10.2-1.8.

Coach: Paul Brown (9-3-0)

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*+ 33 8 12 142 for 240, 2,092 yards, 11 td, 17 int, & 63 rushes for 114 yards and 8 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 4th pick / 1944
FB Maurice Bassett 23 Rook 0 144 rushes for 588 yards, 6 td, & 20 catches for 205 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 36th pick / 1954
LH Ray Renfro 25 2 0 29 rushes for 151 yards, 0 td, & 13 catches for 228 yards and 1 td Cleveland Browns / 4th / 48th pick / 1952
RH Billy Reynolds 23 1 0 64 rushes for 180 yards, 2 td, & 10 catches for 76 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1953
LE Pete Brewster 24 2 12 42 catches for 676 yards, 4 td Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 21st pick / 1952
LT Lou Groza*+ 30 8 0
LG Abe Gibron* 29 5 0 New York Giants / 6th / 55th pick / 1949
C Frank Gatski 35 8 0
RG Chuck Noll 22 1 0 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 20th / 239th pick / 1953
RT John Sandusky 29 4 0 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 18th pick / 1950
RE Dante Lavelli* 31 8 0 47 catches for 802 yards, 7 td Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 103rd pick / 1947
 Defensive Starters
LDE Carlton Massey 24 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 8th / 95th pick / 1953
LDT John Kissell 31 6 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 123rd pick / 1947
MG Mike McCormack 24 3 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered New York Yanks / 3rd / 34th pick / 1951
RDT Don Colo* 29 4 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 28th pick / 1950
RDE Len Ford*+ 28 6 0 0 interceptions, 5 fumbles recovered
LLB Tom Catlin 23 1 0 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 4th / 38th pick / 1953
RLB Walt Michaels 25 3 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 7th / 86th pick / 1951
LDH Warren Lahr 31 5 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 32nd / 294th pick / 1947
RDH Tommy James 31 7 0 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 17th / 146th pick / 1947
LS Ken Gorgal 25 4 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 6th / 78th pick / 1950
RS Don Paul 28 4 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 47th pick / 1950
 Special Teams Starters
K Lou Groza*+ 30 8 0 16 of 24 field goals & 37 of 38 extra points
P Horace Gillom 33 7 0 52 punts for a 42.9 average, 0 blocked
PR Chet Hanulak 21 Rook 0 27 punt returns for a 3.4 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 24th pick / 1954
KR Billy Reynolds 23 1 0 14 kick returns for a 29.5 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1953

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
54 Tony Adamle 30 11 0 215 6-0 Ohio St. 5/15/1924 7 Chicago Bears / 12th / 105th pick / 1947
Quincy Armstrong 26 2 0 230 6-3 North Texas 11/22/1928 Rook New York Giants / 26th / 314th pick / 1951
83 Doug Atkins 24 12 0 257 6-8 Tennessee 5/8/1930 1 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1953
38 Maurice Bassett 23 FB 12 0 230 6-1 Langston 4/26/1931 Rook Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 36th pick / 1954
60 Harold Bradley 25 12 0 230 6-2 Iowa 10/13/1929 Rook
88 Pete Brewster 24 LE 12 12 210 6-3 Purdue 9/1/1930 2 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 21st pick / 1952
50 Tom Catlin 23 LLB 11 0 213 6-1 Oklahoma 9/8/1931 1 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 38th pick / 1953
70 Don Colo* 29 RDT 12 0 252 6-3 Brown 1/5/1925 4 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 28th pick / 1950
80 Len Ford*+ 28 RDE 12 0 245 6-4 Morgan St.,Michigan 2/18/1926 6
62 Herschel Forester 23 12 0 230 6-0 SMU 4/14/1931 Rook Cleveland Browns / 8th / 96th pick / 1952
79 Bob Gain 25 2 0 256 6-3 Kentucky 6/21/1929 2 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 5th pick / 1951
52 Frank Gatski 35 C 12 0 233 6-3 Marshall,Auburn 3/18/1919 8
64 Abe Gibron* 29 LG 12 0 243 5-11 Valparaiso,Purdue 9/22/1925 5 New York Giants / 6th / 55th pick / 1949
84 Horace Gillom 33 P 12 0 221 6-1 Ohio St.,Nevada 3/3/1921 7
15 Ken Gorgal 25 LS 11 0 200 6-2 Purdue 2/13/1929 4 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 78th pick / 1950
14 Otto Graham*+ 33 QB 12 12 196 6-1 Northwestern 12/6/1921 8 Detroit Lions / 1st / 4th pick / 1944
76 Lou Groza*+ 30 K 12 0 240 6-3 Ohio St. 1/25/1924 8
44 Chet Hanulak 21 12 0 185 5-10 Maryland 3/28/1933 Rook Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 24th pick / 1954
42 Tommy James 31 RDH 12 0 185 5-10 Ohio St. 9/16/1923 7 Detroit Lions / 17th / 146th pick / 1947
40 Dub Jones 30 12 0 202 6-4 Tulane,LSU 12/29/1924 8 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1946
79 Don King 25 8 0 260 6-3 Kentucky 3/11/1929 Rook
72 John Kissell 31 LDT 12 0 245 6-3 Boston Col. 5/14/1923 6 Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 123rd pick / 1947
22 Ken Konz 26 12 0 184 5-10 LSU 9/25/1928 1 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1951
24 Warren Lahr 31 LDH 12 0 189 5-11 Case Western Reserve 9/5/1923 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 32nd / 294th pick / 1947
86 Dante Lavelli* 31 RE 12 0 191 6-0 Ohio St. 2/23/1923 8 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 103rd pick / 1947
82 Carlton Massey 24 LDE 11 0 221 6-4 Southwestern (TX),Texas 1/17/1930 Rook Cleveland Browns / 8th / 95th pick / 1953
74 Mike McCormack 24 MG 12 0 246 6-4 Kansas 6/21/1930 3 New York Yanks / 3rd / 34th pick / 1951
34 Walt Michaels 25 RLB 12 0 231 6-0 Washington & Lee 10/16/1929 3 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 86th pick / 1951
32 Fred Morrison 28 12 0 215 6-2 Ohio St. 10/7/1926 4 Chicago Bears / 1st / 10th pick / 1950
65 Chuck Noll 22 RG 12 0 220 6-1 Dayton 1/5/1932 1 Cleveland Browns / 20th / 239th pick / 1953
20 Don Paul 28 RS 12 0 187 6-0 Washington St. 7/23/1926 4 Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 47th pick / 1950
16 George Ratterman 28 6 0 192 6-0 Notre Dame 11/12/1926 7 Boston Yanks / 16th / 139th pick / 1948
26 Ray Renfro 25 LH 7 0 190 6-1 North Texas 11/7/1929 2 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 48th pick / 1952
46 Billy Reynolds 23 KR 12 0 195 5-11 Pittsburgh 7/20/1931 1 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1953
78 John Sandusky 29 RT 12 0 251 6-1 Villanova 12/28/1925 4 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 18th pick / 1950
Team Total 27.1 12 219.7 6-1.5 3.6