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1966 Cleveland Browns

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9-5-0, Finished 2nd in NFL East Division  · 1966 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.6, Offense: 4.9, Defense: 2.7, SoS: -2.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 403 points (28.8/g), 2nd of 15 in the NFL. Allowed 259 points (18.5/g), 5th.
 Differential of 144 points (10.3/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 10.4-3.6.

Coach: Blanton Collier (9-5-0)

Stadium: Cleveland Municipal Stadium
 Training Camp: Hiram College (Hiram, Ohio)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Frank Ryan* 30 8 14 200 for 382, 2,974 yards, 29 td, 14 int, & 36 rushes for 156 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 55th pick / 1958
HB Leroy Kelly*+ 24 2 0 209 rushes for 1,141 yards, 15 td, & 32 catches for 366 yards and 1 td Cleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1964
FB Ernie Green* 28 4 0 144 rushes for 750 yards, 3 td, & 45 catches for 445 yards and 6 td Green Bay Packers / 14th / 196th pick / 1962
FL Gary Collins* 26 4 0 56 catches for 946 yards, 12 td, & 2 rushes for 38 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 4th pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 1962
SE Paul Warfield 24 2 0 36 catches for 741 yards, 5 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 4th / 28th pick / 1964
TE Milt Morin 24 Rook 0 23 catches for 333 yards, 3 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1966
LT Dick Schafrath* 29 7 0 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1959
LG John Wooten* 30 7 0 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 5th / 53rd pick / 1959
C John Morrow 33 10 0 Los Angeles Rams / 28th / 336th pick / 1956
RG Gene Hickerson* 31 8 0 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 7th / 78th pick / 1957
RT Monte Clark 29 7 0 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 41st pick / 1959
 Defensive Starters
LDE Paul Wiggin 32 9 0 1 interception, 4 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 6th / 73rd pick / 1956
LDT Walter Johnson 24 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 27th pick / 1965
RDT Jim Kanicki 25 3 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 7th / 52nd pick / 1963
RDE Bill Glass 31 8 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 12th pick / 1957
LLB Jim Houston 29 6 0 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 8th pick / 1960
MLB Vince Costello 34 9 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
RLB Johnny Brewer* 29 5 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 4th / 41st pick / 1960
LCB Erich Barnes 31 8 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 42nd pick / 1958
RCB Mike Howell 23 1 14 8 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 8th / 111th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 15th / 118th pick / 1965
LS Ross Fichtner 28 6 0 8 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1960
RS Ernie Kellermann 23 Rook 11 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 159th pick / 1965
 Special Teams Starters
K Lou Groza 42 20 0 9 of 23 field goals & 51 of 52 extra points
P Gary Collins* 26 4 0 57 punts for a 39.0 average, 0 blocked Cleveland Browns / 1st / 4th pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 1962
PR Leroy Kelly*+ 24 2 0 13 punt returns for a 8.0 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1964
KR Walter Roberts 24 2 0 20 kick returns for a 22.7 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
40 Erich Barnes 31 LCB 14 0 201 6-2 Purdue 7/4/1935 8 8 Chicago Bears / 4th / 42nd pick / 1958
79 Jim Battle 25 6 0 235 6-5 Southern 9/18/1941 Rook 4 Boston Patriots / 7th / 52nd pick / 1966
Cleveland Browns / 6th / 90th pick / 1966
49 Walter Beach 31 5 0 190 6-0 Central Michigan 1/31/1935 6 3 New York Giants / 15th / 180th pick / 1960
83 Johnny Brewer* 29 RLB 14 0 230 6-4 Mississippi 3/8/1937 5 9 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 41st pick / 1960
70 John Brown 27 14 0 248 6-2 Syracuse 6/9/1939 4 4 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 55th pick / 1961
73 Monte Clark 29 12 0 265 6-6 USC 1/24/1937 7 8 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 41st pick / 1959
86 Gary Collins* 26 FL 14 0 215 6-5 Maryland 8/20/1940 4 16 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 4th pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 1962
50 Vince Costello 34 MLB 14 0 230 6-0 Ohio 8/4/1932 9 7
20 Ross Fichtner 28 LS 14 0 185 6-0 Purdue 10/26/1938 6 10 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1960
35 Galen Fiss 35 14 0 227 6-0 Kansas 7/30/1931 10 3 Cleveland Browns / 13th / 155th pick / 1953
22 Bobby Franklin 30 9 0 182 5-11 Mississippi 10/5/1936 6 3 Cleveland Browns / 11th / 127th pick / 1960
80 Bill Glass 31 RDE 14 14 252 6-5 Baylor 8/16/1935 8 7 Detroit Lions / 1st / 12th pick / 1957
48 Ernie Green* 28 FB 14 0 205 6-2 Louisville 10/15/1938 4 14 Green Bay Packers / 14th / 196th pick / 1962
76 Lou Groza 42 K 14 0 240 6-3 Ohio St. 1/25/1924 20 1
31 Charlie Harraway 22 14 0 215 6-2 San Jose St. 9/21/1944 Rook 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 14th / 124th pick / 1966
Cleveland Browns / 18th / 273rd pick / 1966
66 Gene Hickerson* 31 RG 14 0 248 6-3 Mississippi 2/15/1935 8 11 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 78th pick / 1957
54 Fred Hoaglin 22 c 6 6 250 6-4 Pittsburgh 1/28/1944 Rook 4 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 93rd pick / 1966
82 Jim Houston 29 LLB 14 0 240 6-3 Ohio St. 11/3/1937 6 8 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 8th pick / 1960
34 Mike Howell 23 RCB 14 14 195 6-1 Grambling St. 7/5/1943 1 9 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 111th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 15th / 118th pick / 1965
61 Joe Bob Isbell 26 14 0 243 6-1 Houston 7/7/1940 4 4 Houston Oilers / 20th / 159th pick / 1962
71 Walter Johnson 24 LDT 14 0 265 6-4 New Mexico St.,Los Angeles St. 11/13/1942 1 7 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 27th pick / 1965
69 Jim Kanicki 25 RDT 14 0 270 6-4 Michigan St. 12/17/1941 3 7 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 7th / 52nd pick / 1963
24 Ernie Kellermann 23 LS 14 11 183 6-0 Miami (OH) 12/17/1943 Rook 6 Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 159th pick / 1965
44 Leroy Kelly*+ 24 HB 14 0 202 6-0 Morgan St. 5/20/1942 2 18 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1964
15 Gary Lane 24 8 0 210 6-1 Missouri 12/21/1942 Rook 0 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 125th pick / 1965
51 Dale Lindsey 23 13 0 223 6-2 Kentucky,West. Kentucky 1/18/1943 1 3 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 97th pick / 1965
85 Clifton McNeil 26 14 0 187 6-2 Grambling St. 5/25/1940 2 1 Cleveland Browns / 11th / 151st pick / 1962
74 Dick Modzelewski 35 14 0 250 6-0 Maryland 2/16/1931 13 4 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 16th pick / 1953
89 Milt Morin 24 TE 11 0 238 6-4 Massachusetts 10/15/1942 Rook 5 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1966
56 John Morrow 33 C 8 0 244 6-3 Michigan 4/27/1933 10 8 Los Angeles Rams / 28th / 336th pick / 1956
11 Jim Ninowski 30 14 0 206 6-1 Michigan St. 3/26/1936 8 1 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 49th pick / 1958
78 Frank Parker 27 12 0 270 6-5 Oklahoma St. 10/16/1939 4 3 New York Titans / 29th / 229th pick / 1962
Cleveland Browns / 6th / 79th pick / 1961
30 Bernie Parrish 30 1 0 194 5-11 Florida 4/29/1936 7 3 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 108th pick / 1958
36 Nick Pietrosante 29 13 0 225 6-2 Notre Dame 9/10/1937 7 0 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1959
27 Walter Roberts 24 KR 14 0 163 5-9 San Jose St. 2/15/1942 2 0
13 Frank Ryan* 30 QB 14 14 199 6-3 Rice 7/12/1936 8 17 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 55th pick / 1958
77 Dick Schafrath* 29 LT 13 0 253 6-3 Ohio St. 3/21/1937 7 11 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1959
33 Randy Schultz 23 14 0 210 6-0 Northern Iowa 11/17/1943 Rook 0 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 74th pick / 1966
New York Jets / 20th / 177th pick / 1966
41 Ralph Smith 28 14 0 215 6-2 Mississippi 12/1/1938 4 3 San Diego Chargers / 12th / 93rd pick / 1962
Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 111th pick / 1962
42 Paul Warfield 24 SE 14 0 188 6-0 Ohio St. 11/28/1942 2 11 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 4th / 28th pick / 1964
84 Paul Wiggin 32 LDE 14 0 242 6-3 Stanford 11/18/1934 9 8 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 73rd pick / 1956
67 Sid Williams 24 13 0 235 6-2 Southern 3/24/1942 2 3 Cleveland Browns / 16th / 222nd pick / 1964
60 John Wooten* 30 LG 14 0 235 6-2 Colorado 12/5/1936 7 11 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 53rd pick / 1959
Team Total 27.9 14 223.3 6-2.0 5.0