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1958 Cleveland Browns

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9-3-0, Finished 1st in NFL East Division  · 1958 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.1, Offense: 2.1, Defense: 3.1, SoS: -2.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 302 points (25.2/g), 3rd of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 217 points (18.1/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 85 points (7.1/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 8.2-3.8.

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 Milt Plum 23 1 11 102 for 189, 1,619 yards, 11 td, 11 int, & 37 rushes for 107 yards and 4 td Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 17th pick / 1957
FB Jim Brown*+ 22 1 12 257 rushes for 1,527 yards, 17 td, & 16 catches for 138 yards and 1 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 6th pick / 1957
LH Bobby Mitchell 23 Rook 0 80 rushes for 500 yards, 1 td, & 16 catches for 131 yards and 3 td Cleveland Browns / 7th / 84th pick / 1958
RH Ray Renfro 29 6 0 3 rushes for 17 yards, 0 td, & 24 catches for 573 yards and 6 td Cleveland Browns / 4th / 48th pick / 1952
LE Pete Brewster 28 6 0 16 catches for 294 yards, 1 td Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 21st pick / 1952
LT Lou Groza* 34 12 0 1 fumble recovered
LG Jim Ray Smith* 26 2 0 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 6th / 64th pick / 1954
C Art Hunter 25 4 0 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1954
RG Chuck Noll 26 5 0 Cleveland Browns / 20th / 239th pick / 1953
RT Mike McCormack 28 7 0 1 fumble recovered New York Yanks / 3rd / 34th pick / 1951
RE Preston Carpenter 24 2 0 29 catches for 474 yards, 1 td, & 3 rushes for 2 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1956
 Defensive Starters
LDE Willie Davis 24 Rook 0 Cleveland Browns / 15th / 181st pick / 1956
LDT Bob Gain* 29 6 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 5th pick / 1951
RDT Don Colo* 33 8 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 28th pick / 1950
RDE Bill Quinlan 26 1 0 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 37th pick / 1956
LLB Galen Fiss 27 2 0 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 13th / 155th pick / 1953
MLB Vince Costello 26 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RLB Walt Michaels* 29 7 0 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 86th pick / 1951
LDH Bobby Freeman 26 1 0 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 37th pick / 1955
RDH Don Paul* 32 8 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 47th pick / 1950
LS Ken Konz 30 5 0 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1951
RS Junior Wren 29 2 0 3 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 24th / 288th pick / 1952
 Special Teams Starters
K Lou Groza* 34 12 0 8 of 19 field goals & 36 of 38 extra points
P Dick Deschaine 26 3 0 50 punts for a 41.3 average, 0 blocked
PR Ken Konz 30 5 0 18 punt returns for a 7.9 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1951
KR Bobby Mitchell 23 Rook 0 18 kick returns for a 25.2 average and 1 td Cleveland Browns / 7th / 84th pick / 1958

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
45 Leroy Bolden 26 11 0 170 5-8 Michigan St. 8/24/1932 Rook Cleveland Browns / 6th / 73rd pick / 1955
88 Pete Brewster 28 LE 11 0 210 6-3 Purdue 9/1/1930 6 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 21st pick / 1952
32 Jim Brown*+ 22 FB 12 12 232 6-2 Syracuse 2/17/1936 1 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 6th pick / 1957
30 Lew Carpenter 26 12 0 220 6-1 Arkansas 1/12/1932 5 Detroit Lions / 8th / 97th pick / 1953
40 Preston Carpenter 24 RE 12 0 190 6-2 Arkansas 1/24/1934 2 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1956
54 Tom Catlin 27 12 0 213 6-1 Oklahoma 9/8/1931 5 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 38th pick / 1953
82 Frank Clarke 24 12 0 215 6-1 Colorado 2/7/1934 1 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 61st pick / 1956
70 Don Colo* 33 RDT 12 0 252 6-3 Brown 1/5/1925 8 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 28th pick / 1950
50 Vince Costello 26 MLB 12 0 230 6-0 Ohio 8/4/1932 1
77 Willie Davis 24 LDE 12 0 243 6-3 Grambling St. 7/24/1934 Rook Cleveland Browns / 15th / 181st pick / 1956
28 Dick Deschaine 26 P 12 0 206 6-0 none 4/28/1932 3
35 Galen Fiss 27 LLB 12 0 227 6-0 Kansas 7/30/1931 2 Cleveland Browns / 13th / 155th pick / 1953
18 Bobby Freeman 26 LDH 12 0 202 6-1 Auburn 10/19/1932 1 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 37th pick / 1955
79 Bob Gain* 29 LDT 12 0 256 6-3 Kentucky 6/21/1929 6 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 5th pick / 1951
76 Lou Groza* 34 K 12 0 240 6-3 Ohio St. 1/25/1924 12
66 Gene Hickerson 23 12 0 248 6-3 Mississippi 2/15/1935 Rook Cleveland Browns / 7th / 78th pick / 1957
56 Art Hunter 25 C 12 0 245 6-4 Notre Dame 4/24/1933 4 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1954
72 Henry Jordan 23 12 0 248 6-2 Virginia 1/26/1935 1 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 52nd pick / 1957
22 Ken Konz 30 LS 12 0 184 5-10 LSU 9/25/1928 5 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1951
24 Warren Lahr 35 7 0 189 5-11 Case Western Reserve 9/5/1923 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 32nd / 294th pick / 1947
78 Willie McClung 28 12 0 250 6-2 Florida A&M 5/9/1930 3
74 Mike McCormack 28 RT 9 0 246 6-4 Kansas 6/21/1930 7 New York Yanks / 3rd / 34th pick / 1951
34 Walt Michaels* 29 RLB 12 0 231 6-0 Washington & Lee 10/16/1929 7 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 86th pick / 1951
49 Bobby Mitchell 23 KR 12 0 192 6-0 Illinois 6/6/1935 Rook Cleveland Browns / 7th / 84th pick / 1958
36 Ed Modzelewski 29 12 0 217 6-0 Maryland 1/13/1929 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1952
15 Jim Ninowski 22 4 1 206 6-1 Michigan St. 3/26/1936 Rook Cleveland Browns / 4th / 49th pick / 1958
65 Chuck Noll 26 RG 12 0 220 6-1 Dayton 1/5/1932 5 Cleveland Browns / 20th / 239th pick / 1953
20 Don Paul* 32 RDH 12 0 187 6-0 Washington St. 7/23/1926 8 Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 47th pick / 1950
16 Milt Plum 23 QB 12 11 205 6-1 Penn St. 1/20/1935 1 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 17th pick / 1957
84 Bill Quinlan 26 RDE 10 0 248 6-3 Michigan St. 6/19/1932 1 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 37th pick / 1956
26 Ray Renfro 29 RH 12 0 190 6-1 North Texas 11/7/1929 6 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 48th pick / 1952
44 Jim Shofner 23 12 0 191 6-2 TCU 12/18/1935 Rook Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1958
64 Jim Ray Smith* 26 LG 12 0 241 6-3 Baylor 2/27/1932 2 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 64th pick / 1954
86 Paul Wiggin 24 12 0 242 6-3 Stanford 11/18/1934 1 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 73rd pick / 1956
42 Junior Wren 29 RS 12 0 192 6-0 Missouri 12/10/1929 2 Cleveland Browns / 24th / 288th pick / 1952
Team Total 26.6 12 219.9 6-1.3 3.4