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1967 Cleveland Browns

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9-5-0, Finished 1st in NFL Century Division  · 1967 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.4, Offense: 0.9, Defense: 0.5, SoS: -1.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 334 points (23.9/g), 7th of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 297 points (21.2/g), 8th.
 Differential of 37 points (2.6/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 8.0-6.0.

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 31 9 13 136 for 280, 2,026 yards, 20 td, 16 int, & 22 rushes for 57 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 55th pick / 1958
HB Leroy Kelly*+ 25 3 0 235 rushes for 1,205 yards, 11 td, & 20 catches for 282 yards and 2 td Cleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1964
FB Ernie Green* 29 5 0 145 rushes for 710 yards, 4 td, & 39 catches for 369 yards and 2 td Green Bay Packers / 14th / 196th pick / 1962
FL Gary Collins 27 5 0 32 catches for 500 yards, 7 td, & 1 rush for 6 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 4th pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 1962
SE Paul Warfield 25 3 0 32 catches for 702 yards, 8 td, & 2 rushes for 10 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 4th / 28th pick / 1964
TE Ralph Smith 29 5 0 14 catches for 211 yards, 1 td San Diego Chargers / 12th / 93rd pick / 1962
Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 111th pick / 1962
LT Dick Schafrath* 30 8 0 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1959
LG John Wooten 31 8 0 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 53rd pick / 1959
C Fred Hoaglin 23 1 14 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 93rd pick / 1966
RG Gene Hickerson*+ 32 9 0 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 7th / 78th pick / 1957
RT Monte Clark 30 8 0 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 41st pick / 1959
 Defensive Starters
LDE Paul Wiggin* 33 10 0 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 6th / 73rd pick / 1956
LDT Walter Johnson* 25 2 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 27th pick / 1965
RDT Jim Kanicki 26 4 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 7th / 52nd pick / 1963
RDE Bill Glass* 32 9 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 12th pick / 1957
LLB Jim Houston 30 7 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 8th pick / 1960
MLB Dale Lindsey 24 2 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 7th / 97th pick / 1965
RLB Johnny Brewer 30 6 0 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 4th / 41st pick / 1960
LCB Erich Barnes 32 9 0 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 42nd pick / 1958
RCB Mike Howell 24 2 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 8th / 111th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 15th / 118th pick / 1965
LS Ernie Kellermann 24 1 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 159th pick / 1965
RS Ross Fichtner 29 7 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1960
 Special Teams Starters
K Lou Groza 43 21 0 11 of 23 field goals & 43 of 43 extra points
P Gary Collins 27 5 0 57 punts for a 36.5 average, 2 blocked Cleveland Browns / 1st / 4th pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 1962
PR Ben Davis 22 Rook 0 18 punt returns for a 12.7 average and 1 td Cleveland Browns / 17th / 439th pick / 1967
KR Ben Davis 22 Rook 0 27 kick returns for a 26.2 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 17th / 439th pick / 1967

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
52 Billy Andrews 22 14 0 220 6-0 SE Louisiana 6/14/1945 Rook 4 Cleveland Browns / 13th / 333rd pick / 1967
40 Erich Barnes 32 LCB 13 0 201 6-2 Purdue 7/4/1935 9 4 Chicago Bears / 4th / 42nd pick / 1958
87 Eppie Barney 23 14 0 201 6-0 Iowa St. 3/20/1944 Rook 0 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1967
83 Johnny Brewer 30 RLB 14 0 230 6-4 Mississippi 3/8/1937 6 9 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 41st pick / 1960
73 Monte Clark 30 RT 13 0 265 6-6 USC 1/24/1937 8 6 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 41st pick / 1959
86 Gary Collins 27 FL 13 0 215 6-5 Maryland 8/20/1940 5 6 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 4th pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 1962
35 Larry Conjar 22 12 0 214 6-1 Notre Dame 10/28/1945 Rook 2 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 46th pick / 1967
64 Jim Copeland 22 14 0 243 6-3 Virginia 3/5/1945 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 255th pick / 1967
28 Ben Davis 22 KR 14 0 180 5-11 Defiance 10/30/1945 Rook 4 Cleveland Browns / 17th / 439th pick / 1967
55 John Demarie 22 14 0 246 6-3 LSU 8/28/1945 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 152nd pick / 1967
88 Ron Duncan 24 3 0 255 6-6 Wittenberg 9/8/1943 Rook 0
20 Ross Fichtner 29 14 0 185 6-0 Purdue 10/26/1938 7 6 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1960
80 Bill Glass* 32 14 0 252 6-5 Baylor 8/16/1935 9 10 Detroit Lions / 1st / 12th pick / 1957
48 Ernie Green* 29 FB 13 0 205 6-2 Louisville 10/15/1938 5 11 Green Bay Packers / 14th / 196th pick / 1962
43 Ron Green 24 4 0 200 6-1 North Dakota 11/27/1943 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 134th pick / 1966
81 Jack Gregory 23 14 0 250 6-5 Tenn-Chattanooga,Delta St. 10/3/1944 Rook 4 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 139th pick / 1966
76 Lou Groza 43 K 14 0 240 6-3 Ohio St. 1/25/1924 21 4
31 Charlie Harraway 23 14 0 215 6-2 San Jose St. 9/21/1944 1 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 14th / 124th pick / 1966
Cleveland Browns / 18th / 273rd pick / 1966
66 Gene Hickerson*+ 32 RG 14 0 248 6-3 Mississippi 2/15/1935 9 12 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 78th pick / 1957
54 Fred Hoaglin 23 C 14 14 250 6-4 Pittsburgh 1/28/1944 1 6 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 93rd pick / 1966
82 Jim Houston 30 LLB 13 0 240 6-3 Ohio St. 11/3/1937 7 6 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 8th pick / 1960
34 Mike Howell 24 RCB 14 0 195 6-1 Grambling St. 7/5/1943 2 6 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 111th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 15th / 118th pick / 1965
71 Walter Johnson* 25 LDT 14 0 265 6-4 New Mexico St.,Los Angeles St. 11/13/1942 2 6 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 27th pick / 1965
69 Jim Kanicki 26 14 0 270 6-4 Michigan St. 12/17/1941 4 7 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 7th / 52nd pick / 1963
24 Ernie Kellermann 24 LS 14 0 183 6-0 Miami (OH) 12/17/1943 1 3 Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 159th pick / 1965
44 Leroy Kelly*+ 25 HB 14 0 202 6-0 Morgan St. 5/20/1942 3 16 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1964
15 Gary Lane 25 qb 3 1 210 6-1 Missouri 12/21/1942 1 1 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 125th pick / 1965
51 Dale Lindsey 24 MLB 14 0 223 6-2 Kentucky,West. Kentucky 1/18/1943 2 7 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 97th pick / 1965
56 Bob Matheson 23 14 0 238 6-4 Duke 11/25/1944 Rook 4 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 18th pick / 1967
85 Clifton McNeil 27 2 0 187 6-2 Grambling St. 5/25/1940 3 0 Cleveland Browns / 11th / 151st pick / 1962
89 Milt Morin 25 6 0 238 6-4 Massachusetts 10/15/1942 1 1 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1966
78 Frank Parker 28 12 0 270 6-5 Oklahoma St. 10/16/1939 5 4 New York Titans / 29th / 229th pick / 1962
Cleveland Browns / 6th / 79th pick / 1961
36 Nick Pietrosante 30 14 0 225 6-2 Notre Dame 9/10/1937 8 1 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1959
13 Frank Ryan 31 QB 13 13 199 6-3 Rice 7/12/1936 9 10 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 55th pick / 1958
77 Dick Schafrath* 30 LT 14 0 253 6-3 Ohio St. 3/21/1937 8 8 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1959
18 Dick Shiner 25 13 0 201 6-0 Maryland 7/18/1942 3 0 Washington Redskins / 7th / 87th pick / 1964
New York Jets / 20th / 155th pick / 1964
41 Ralph Smith 29 TE 14 0 215 6-2 Mississippi 12/1/1938 5 3 San Diego Chargers / 12th / 93rd pick / 1962
Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 111th pick / 1962
62 Joe Taffoni 22 14 0 255 6-3 West Virginia,Tenn-Martin 3/27/1945 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 98th pick / 1967
27 Carl Ward 23 14 0 180 5-9 Michigan 7/26/1944 Rook 4 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 83rd pick / 1967
42 Paul Warfield 25 SE 14 0 188 6-0 Ohio St. 11/28/1942 3 9 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 4th / 28th pick / 1964
84 Paul Wiggin* 33 LDE 14 0 242 6-3 Stanford 11/18/1934 10 7 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 73rd pick / 1956
60 John Wooten 31 LG 14 0 235 6-2 Colorado 12/5/1936 8 6 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 53rd pick / 1959
49 George Youngblood 22 11 0 205 6-3 Los Angeles St. 1/4/1945 1 2 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 97th pick / 1966
Team Total 26.5 14 224.0 6-2.4 3.9