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1965 Cleveland Browns

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11-3-0, Finished 1st in NFL East Division  · 1965 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.4, Offense: -0.2, Defense: -4.2, SoS: -7.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 363 points (25.9/g), 5th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 325 points (23.2/g), 8th.
 Differential of 38 points (2.7/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 7.9-6.1.

Coach: Blanton Collier (11-3-0)

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 Frank Ryan* 29 7 12 119 for 243, 1,751 yards, 18 td, 13 int, & 19 rushes for 72 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 55th pick / 1958
HB Ernie Green 27 3 0 111 rushes for 436 yards, 2 td, & 25 catches for 298 yards and 2 td Green Bay Packers / 14th / 196th pick / 1962
FB Jim Brown*+ 29 8 14 289 rushes for 1,544 yards, 17 td, & 34 catches for 328 yards and 4 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 6th pick / 1957
FL Gary Collins* 25 3 0 50 catches for 884 yards, 10 td, & 1 rush for 16 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 4th pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 1962
SE Walter Roberts 23 1 0 16 catches for 314 yards, 4 td, & 3 rushes for 30 yards and 0 td
TE Johnny Brewer 28 4 0 13 catches for 174 yards, 1 td Cleveland Browns / 4th / 41st pick / 1960
LT Dick Schafrath*+ 28 6 0 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1959
LG John Wooten* 29 6 0 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 5th / 53rd pick / 1959
C John Morrow 32 9 0 Los Angeles Rams / 28th / 336th pick / 1956
RG Gene Hickerson* 30 7 0 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 7th / 78th pick / 1957
RT Monte Clark 28 6 14 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 41st pick / 1959
 Defensive Starters
LDE Paul Wiggin* 31 8 0 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 73rd pick / 1956
LDT Dick Modzelewski 34 12 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 2nd / 16th pick / 1953
RDT Jim Kanicki 24 2 0 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 7th / 52nd pick / 1963
RDE Bill Glass 30 7 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 12th pick / 1957
LLB Jim Houston* 28 5 0 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 8th pick / 1960
MLB Vince Costello 33 8 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RLB Sid Williams 23 1 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 16th / 222nd pick / 1964
LCB Bernie Parrish 29 6 0 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 9th / 108th pick / 1958
RCB Walter Beach 30 5 0 New York Giants / 15th / 180th pick / 1960
LS Ross Fichtner 27 5 0 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1960
RS Larry Benz 24 2 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Lou Groza 41 19 0 16 of 25 field goals & 45 of 45 extra points
P Gary Collins* 25 3 0 65 punts for a 46.7 average, 0 blocked Cleveland Browns / 1st / 4th pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 1962
PR Walter Roberts 23 1 0 18 punt returns for a 9.0 average and 0 td
KR Leroy Kelly 23 1 0 24 kick returns for a 25.9 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1964

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
40 Erich Barnes 30 14 0 201 6-2 Purdue 7/4/1935 7 2 Chicago Bears / 4th / 42nd pick / 1958
49 Walter Beach 30 RCB 10 0 190 6-0 Central Michigan 1/31/1935 5 4 New York Giants / 15th / 180th pick / 1960
23 Larry Benz 24 RS 14 0 185 5-11 Northwestern 1/28/1941 2 5
83 Johnny Brewer 28 TE 14 0 230 6-4 Mississippi 3/8/1937 4 3 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 41st pick / 1960
32 Jim Brown*+ 29 FB 14 14 232 6-2 Syracuse 2/17/1936 8 21 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 6th pick / 1957
70 John Brown 26 14 0 248 6-2 Syracuse 6/9/1939 3 4 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 55th pick / 1961
37 Jamie Caleb 29 5 0 210 6-1 Grambling St. 10/29/1936 5 0 Cleveland Browns / 16th / 191st pick / 1959
73 Monte Clark 28 RT 14 14 265 6-6 USC 1/24/1937 6 7 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 41st pick / 1959
86 Gary Collins* 25 FL 14 0 215 6-5 Maryland 8/20/1940 3 17 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 4th pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 1962
50 Vince Costello 33 MLB 13 0 230 6-0 Ohio 8/4/1932 8 6
20 Ross Fichtner 27 LS 14 0 185 6-0 Purdue 10/26/1938 5 5 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1960
35 Galen Fiss 34 12 0 227 6-0 Kansas 7/30/1931 9 3 Cleveland Browns / 13th / 155th pick / 1953
24 Bobby Franklin 29 14 0 182 5-11 Mississippi 10/5/1936 5 2 Cleveland Browns / 11th / 127th pick / 1960
81 Jim Garcia 21 12 0 250 6-4 Purdue 3/7/1944 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 17th pick / 1965
Denver Broncos / 7th / 49th pick / 1965
80 Bill Glass 30 RDE 14 0 252 6-5 Baylor 8/16/1935 7 8 Detroit Lions / 1st / 12th pick / 1957
48 Ernie Green 27 HB 13 0 205 6-2 Louisville 10/15/1938 3 8 Green Bay Packers / 14th / 196th pick / 1962
76 Lou Groza 41 K 14 0 240 6-3 Ohio St. 1/25/1924 19 5
66 Gene Hickerson* 30 RG 14 0 248 6-3 Mississippi 2/15/1935 7 11 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 78th pick / 1957
82 Jim Houston* 28 LLB 12 0 240 6-3 Ohio St. 11/3/1937 5 8 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 8th pick / 1960
34 Mike Howell 22 14 0 195 6-1 Grambling St. 7/5/1943 Rook 2 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 111th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 15th / 118th pick / 1965
87 Tom Hutchinson 24 14 0 190 6-1 Kentucky 6/15/1941 2 2 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 9th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 12th pick / 1963
71 Walter Johnson 23 14 0 265 6-4 New Mexico St.,Los Angeles St. 11/13/1942 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 27th pick / 1965
69 Jim Kanicki 24 RDT 14 0 270 6-4 Michigan St. 12/17/1941 2 5 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 7th / 52nd pick / 1963
44 Leroy Kelly 23 KR 13 0 202 6-0 Morgan St. 5/20/1942 1 5 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1964
51 Dale Lindsey 22 14 0 223 6-2 Kentucky,West. Kentucky 1/18/1943 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 97th pick / 1965
85 Clifton McNeil 25 13 0 187 6-2 Grambling St. 5/25/1940 1 1 Cleveland Browns / 11th / 151st pick / 1962
62 Dale Memmelaar 28 14 0 247 6-2 Wyoming 1/15/1937 6 4 Chicago Cardinals / 21st / 242nd pick / 1959
74 Dick Modzelewski 34 LDT 14 0 250 6-0 Maryland 2/16/1931 12 5 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 16th pick / 1953
56 John Morrow 32 C 14 0 244 6-3 Michigan 4/27/1933 9 11 Los Angeles Rams / 28th / 336th pick / 1956
11 Jim Ninowski 29 qb 6 2 206 6-1 Michigan St. 3/26/1936 7 3 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 49th pick / 1958
30 Bernie Parrish 29 LCB 14 0 194 5-11 Florida 4/29/1936 6 5 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 108th pick / 1958
27 Walter Roberts 23 PR 14 0 163 5-9 San Jose St. 2/15/1942 1 5
13 Frank Ryan* 29 QB 12 12 199 6-3 Rice 7/12/1936 7 10 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 55th pick / 1958
36 Charlie Scales 27 14 0 210 5-11 Indiana 1/11/1938 5 1
77 Dick Schafrath*+ 28 LT 14 0 253 6-3 Ohio St. 3/21/1937 6 13 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1959
38 Stan Sczurek 28 11 0 230 5-11 Purdue 3/7/1937 2 3 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 53rd pick / 1962
Buffalo Bills / 24th / 188th pick / 1962
41 Ralph Smith 27 14 0 215 6-2 Mississippi 12/1/1938 3 0 San Diego Chargers / 12th / 93rd pick / 1962
Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 111th pick / 1962
42 Paul Warfield 23 1 0 188 6-0 Ohio St. 11/28/1942 1 0 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 4th / 28th pick / 1964
84 Paul Wiggin* 31 LDE 14 0 242 6-3 Stanford 11/18/1934 8 6 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 73rd pick / 1956
67 Sid Williams 23 RLB 14 0 235 6-2 Southern 3/24/1942 1 6 Cleveland Browns / 16th / 222nd pick / 1964
60 John Wooten* 29 LG 14 0 235 6-2 Colorado 12/5/1936 6 9 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 53rd pick / 1959
Team Total 27.6 14 221.4 6-1.7 4.8