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1962 Cleveland Browns

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7-6-1, Finished 3rd in NFL East Division  · 1962 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.5, Offense: -5.0, Defense: 3.5, SoS: -4.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 291 points (20.8/g), 9th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 257 points (18.4/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 34 points (2.4/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 8.0-6.0.

Coach: Paul Brown (7-6-1)

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 Frank Ryan 26 4 7 112 for 194, 1,541 yards, 10 td, 7 int, & 42 rushes for 242 yards and 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 55th pick / 1958
HB Tommy Wilson 30 6 0 46 rushes for 141 yards, 1 td, & 8 catches for 110 yards and 0 td
FB Jim Brown* 26 5 14 230 rushes for 996 yards, 13 td, & 47 catches for 517 yards and 5 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 6th pick / 1957
FL Ray Renfro 33 10 0 31 catches for 638 yards, 4 td Cleveland Browns / 4th / 48th pick / 1952
SE Rich Kreitling 26 3 0 44 catches for 659 yards, 3 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1959
TE Johnny Brewer 25 1 0 22 catches for 290 yards, 2 td Cleveland Browns / 4th / 41st pick / 1960
LT Dick Schafrath 25 3 0 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1959
LG Jim Ray Smith* 30 6 0 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 64th pick / 1954
C John Morrow 29 6 0 Los Angeles Rams / 28th / 336th pick / 1956
RG John Wooten 26 3 0 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 53rd pick / 1959
RT Mike McCormack* 32 11 0 New York Yanks / 3rd / 34th pick / 1951
 Defensive Starters
LDE Paul Wiggin 28 5 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 6th / 73rd pick / 1956
LDT Bob Gain* 33 10 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 5th pick / 1951
RDT Floyd Peters 26 3 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 8th / 93rd pick / 1958
RDE Bill Glass* 27 4 0 Detroit Lions / 1st / 12th pick / 1957
LLB Galen Fiss* 31 6 0 4 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 13th / 155th pick / 1953
MLB Vince Costello 30 5 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RLB Mike Lucci 23 Rook 0 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 69th pick / 1961
LCB Bernie Parrish 26 3 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 9th / 108th pick / 1958
RCB Jim Shofner 27 4 0 4 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1958
LS Ross Fichtner 24 2 0 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1960
RS Bobby Franklin 26 2 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 11th / 127th pick / 1960
 Special Teams Starters
K Lou Groza 38 16 0 14 of 31 field goals & 33 of 35 extra points
P Gary Collins 22 Rook 0 45 punts for a 42.8 average, 0 blocked Cleveland Browns / 1st / 4th pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 1962
PR Jim Shofner 27 4 0 8 punt returns for a 4.1 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1958
KR Ernie Green 24 Rook 0 13 kick returns for a 19.2 average and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 14th / 196th pick / 1962

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
83 Johnny Brewer 25 TE 14 0 230 6-4 Mississippi 3/8/1937 1 4 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 41st pick / 1960
32 Jim Brown* 26 FB 14 14 232 6-2 Syracuse 2/17/1936 5 16 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 6th pick / 1957
70 John Brown 23 14 0 248 6-2 Syracuse 6/9/1939 Rook 4 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 55th pick / 1961
40 Howard Cassady 28 5 0 183 5-10 Ohio St. 3/2/1934 6 0 Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1956
81 Leon Clarke 29 11 0 232 6-4 USC 1/10/1933 6 1 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 14th pick / 1956
86 Gary Collins 22 P 14 0 215 6-5 Maryland 8/20/1940 Rook 5 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 4th pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 1962
50 Vince Costello 30 MLB 13 0 230 6-0 Ohio 8/4/1932 5 8
42 Bobby Crespino 24 14 0 225 6-5 Mississippi 1/11/1938 1 0 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 10th pick / 1961
Oakland Raiders / 6th / 44th pick / 1961
20 Ross Fichtner 24 LS 14 0 185 6-0 Purdue 10/26/1938 2 7 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1960
35 Galen Fiss* 31 LLB 14 0 227 6-0 Kansas 7/30/1931 6 10 Cleveland Browns / 13th / 155th pick / 1953
46 Don Fleming 25 12 0 188 6-0 Florida 6/11/1937 2 4 Chicago Cardinals / 28th / 327th pick / 1959
24 Bobby Franklin 26 RS 9 0 182 5-11 Mississippi 10/5/1936 2 5 Cleveland Browns / 11th / 127th pick / 1960
79 Bob Gain* 33 LDT 14 0 256 6-3 Kentucky 6/21/1929 10 10 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 5th pick / 1951
80 Bill Glass* 27 RDE 14 0 252 6-5 Baylor 8/16/1935 4 8 Detroit Lions / 1st / 12th pick / 1957
48 Ernie Green 24 KR 13 0 205 6-2 Louisville 10/15/1938 Rook 4 Green Bay Packers / 14th / 196th pick / 1962
76 Lou Groza 38 K 14 0 240 6-3 Ohio St. 1/25/1924 16 3
66 Gene Hickerson 27 12 0 248 6-3 Mississippi 2/15/1935 4 3 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 78th pick / 1957
82 Jim Houston 25 14 0 240 6-3 Ohio St. 11/3/1937 2 3 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 8th pick / 1960
88 Rich Kreitling 26 SE 14 0 208 6-2 Auburn,Illinois 3/13/1936 3 8 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1959
52 Mike Lucci 23 RLB 13 0 230 6-2 Pittsburgh,Tennessee 12/29/1939 Rook 6 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 69th pick / 1961
74 Mike McCormack* 32 RT 14 0 246 6-4 Kansas 6/21/1930 11 9 New York Yanks / 3rd / 34th pick / 1951
56 John Morrow 29 C 14 0 244 6-3 Michigan 4/27/1933 6 7 Los Angeles Rams / 28th / 336th pick / 1956
58 Frank Morze 29 2 0 270 6-4 Boston Col. 3/21/1933 5 3 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 21st pick / 1955
15 Jim Ninowski 26 qb 7 7 206 6-1 Michigan St. 3/26/1936 4 5 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 49th pick / 1958
78 Frank Parker 23 14 0 270 6-5 Oklahoma St. 10/16/1939 Rook 3 New York Titans / 29th / 229th pick / 1962
Cleveland Browns / 6th / 79th pick / 1961
30 Bernie Parrish 26 LCB 13 0 194 5-11 Florida 4/29/1936 3 6 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 108th pick / 1958
72 Floyd Peters 26 RDT 14 0 254 6-4 San Francisco St. 5/21/1936 3 7 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 93rd pick / 1958
26 Ray Renfro 33 FL 14 0 190 6-1 North Texas 11/7/1929 10 8 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 48th pick / 1952
13 Frank Ryan 26 QB 11 7 199 6-3 Rice 7/12/1936 4 10 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 55th pick / 1958
36 Charlie Scales 24 14 0 210 5-11 Indiana 1/11/1938 2 3
77 Dick Schafrath 25 LT 14 0 253 6-3 Ohio St. 3/21/1937 3 7 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1959
44 Jim Shofner 27 PR 14 0 191 6-2 TCU 12/18/1935 4 8 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1958
40 Jim Shorter 23 9 0 184 5-11 Detroit Mercy 6/8/1939 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 14th / 193rd pick / 1962
64 Jim Ray Smith* 30 LG 13 0 241 6-3 Baylor 2/27/1932 6 11 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 64th pick / 1954
54 Sam Tidmore 24 13 0 230 6-1 Ohio St. 10/28/1938 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 81st pick / 1962
Buffalo Bills / 20th / 156th pick / 1962
84 Paul Wiggin 28 LDE 14 0 242 6-3 Stanford 11/18/1934 5 7 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 73rd pick / 1956
49 Tommy Wilson 30 HB 14 0 203 6-0 none 9/1/1932 6 3
60 John Wooten 26 RG 14 0 235 6-2 Colorado 12/5/1936 3 7 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 53rd pick / 1959
Team Total 26.9 14 224.2 6-2.1 3.9