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10-4-0, Finished 1st in NFL Century Division  · 1968 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.1, Offense: 6.6, Defense: 0.6, SoS: -1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 394 points (28.1/g), 3rd of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 273 points (19.5/g), 7th.
 Differential of 121 points (8.6/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 9.9-4.1.

Coach: Blanton Collier (10-4-0)

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 Bill Nelsen 27 5 11 152 for 293, 2,366 yards, 19 td, 10 int, & 13 rushes for 30 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 136th pick / 1963
HB Leroy Kelly*+ 26 4 0 248 rushes for 1,239 yards, 16 td, & 22 catches for 297 yards and 4 td Cleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1964
FB Ernie Green 30 6 8 41 rushes for 152 yards, 0 td, & 16 catches for 142 yards and 2 td Green Bay Packers / 14th / 196th pick / 1962
FL Eppie Barney 24 1 8 18 catches for 189 yards, 1 td Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1967
SE Paul Warfield* 26 4 14 50 catches for 1,067 yards, 12 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 4th / 28th pick / 1964
TE Milt Morin* 26 2 14 43 catches for 792 yards, 5 td, & 1 rush for 8 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1966
LT Dick Schafrath* 31 9 14 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1959
LG John Demarie 23 1 14 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 152nd pick / 1967
C Fred Hoaglin 24 2 14 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 93rd pick / 1966
RG Gene Hickerson*+ 33 10 14 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 7th / 78th pick / 1957
RT Monte Clark 31 9 14 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 41st pick / 1959
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ron Snidow 27 5 13 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 3rd / 35th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 10th / 76th pick / 1963
LDT Walter Johnson* 26 3 14 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 27th pick / 1965
RDT Jim Kanicki 27 5 13 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 7th / 52nd pick / 1963
RDE Bill Glass 33 10 9 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 12th pick / 1957
LLB Jim Houston 31 8 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 8th pick / 1960
MLB Bob Matheson 24 1 14 2 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 18th pick / 1967
RLB Dale Lindsey 25 3 11 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 7th / 97th pick / 1965
LCB Erich Barnes* 33 10 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 42nd pick / 1958
RCB Ben Davis 23 1 14 8 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 17th / 439th pick / 1967
LS Ernie Kellermann* 25 2 14 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 159th pick / 1965
RS Mike Howell 25 3 14 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 8th / 111th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 15th / 118th pick / 1965
 Special Teams Starters
K Don Cockroft 23 Rook 0 18 of 24 field goals & 46 of 48 extra points Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 55th pick / 1967
P Don Cockroft 23 Rook 0 61 punts for a 37.7 average, 0 blocked Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 55th pick / 1967
PR Charlie Leigh 23 Rook 2 14 punt returns for a 5.4 average and 0 td
KR Charlie Leigh 23 Rook 2 14 kick returns for a 23.0 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
52 Billy Andrews 23 14 0 220 6-0 SE Louisiana 6/14/1945 1 3 Cleveland Browns / 13th / 333rd pick / 1967
40 Erich Barnes* 33 LCB 14 14 201 6-2 Purdue 7/4/1935 10 9 Chicago Bears / 4th / 42nd pick / 1958
87 Eppie Barney 24 FL 12 8 201 6-0 Iowa St. 3/20/1944 1 3 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1967
73 Monte Clark 31 RT 14 14 265 6-6 USC 1/24/1937 9 8 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 41st pick / 1959
12 Don Cockroft 23 K 14 0 195 6-2 Adams St. 2/6/1945 Rook 6 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 55th pick / 1967
86 Gary Collins 28 fl 5 4 215 6-5 Maryland 8/20/1940 6 3 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 4th pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 1962
64 Jim Copeland 23 14 0 243 6-3 Virginia 3/5/1945 1 4 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 255th pick / 1967
28 Ben Davis 23 RCB 14 14 180 5-11 Defiance 10/30/1945 1 12 Cleveland Browns / 17th / 439th pick / 1967
65 John Demarie 23 LG 14 14 246 6-3 LSU 8/28/1945 1 8 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 152nd pick / 1967
50 John Garlington 22 13 3 218 6-1 LSU 6/5/1946 Rook 4 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1968
80 Bill Glass 33 RDE 10 9 252 6-5 Baylor 8/16/1935 10 6 Detroit Lions / 1st / 12th pick / 1957
48 Ernie Green 30 FB 8 8 205 6-2 Louisville 10/15/1938 6 4 Green Bay Packers / 14th / 196th pick / 1962
43 Ron Green 25 1 0 200 6-1 North Dakota 11/27/1943 1 0 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 134th pick / 1966
81 Jack Gregory 24 lde 14 6 250 6-5 Tenn-Chattanooga,Delta St. 10/3/1944 1 3 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 139th pick / 1966
31 Charlie Harraway 24 13 4 215 6-2 San Jose St. 9/21/1944 2 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 14th / 124th pick / 1966
Cleveland Browns / 18th / 273rd pick / 1966
66 Gene Hickerson*+ 33 RG 14 14 248 6-3 Mississippi 2/15/1935 10 15 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 78th pick / 1957
54 Fred Hoaglin 24 C 14 14 250 6-4 Pittsburgh 1/28/1944 2 8 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 93rd pick / 1966
82 Jim Houston 31 LLB 14 14 240 6-3 Ohio St. 11/3/1937 8 7 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 8th pick / 1960
34 Mike Howell 25 14 14 195 6-1 Grambling St. 7/5/1943 3 7 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 111th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 15th / 118th pick / 1965
33 Nate James 23 12 0 195 6-1 Florida A&M 2/20/1945 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 152nd pick / 1968
71 Walter Johnson* 26 LDT 14 14 265 6-4 New Mexico St.,Los Angeles St. 11/13/1942 3 8 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 27th pick / 1965
69 Jim Kanicki 27 RDT 13 13 270 6-4 Michigan St. 12/17/1941 5 6 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 7th / 52nd pick / 1963
24 Ernie Kellermann* 25 LS 14 14 183 6-0 Miami (OH) 12/17/1943 2 6 Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 159th pick / 1965
44 Leroy Kelly*+ 26 HB 14 0 202 6-0 Morgan St. 5/20/1942 4 18 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1964
25 Charlie Leigh 23 KR 14 2 206 5-11 none 10/29/1945 Rook 1
51 Dale Lindsey 25 RLB 12 11 223 6-2 Kentucky,West. Kentucky 1/18/1943 3 6 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 97th pick / 1965
56 Bob Matheson 24 MLB 14 14 238 6-4 Duke 11/25/1944 1 7 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 18th pick / 1967
29 Tommy McDonald 34 9 2 178 5-9 Oklahoma 7/26/1934 11 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 31st pick / 1957
59 Wayne Meylan 22 14 0 237 6-1 Nebraska 3/2/1946 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 104th pick / 1968
49 Alvin Mitchell 25 12 0 195 6-3 Morgan St. 10/18/1943 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 267th pick / 1968
89 Milt Morin* 26 TE 14 14 238 6-4 Massachusetts 10/15/1942 2 12 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1966
26 Reece Morrison 23 14 0 207 6-0 Texas St. 10/21/1945 Rook 1 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 66th pick / 1968
16 Bill Nelsen 27 QB 14 11 195 6-0 USC 1/29/1941 5 13 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 136th pick / 1963
13 Frank Ryan 32 qb 7 3 199 6-3 Rice 7/12/1936 10 4 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 55th pick / 1958
74 Bill Sabatino 23 7 0 245 6-3 Colorado 8/9/1945 Rook 2 Cleveland Browns / 11th / 282nd pick / 1967
77 Dick Schafrath* 31 LT 14 14 253 6-3 Ohio St. 3/21/1937 9 10 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1959
41 Ralph Smith 30 14 0 215 6-2 Mississippi 12/1/1938 6 0 San Diego Chargers / 12th / 93rd pick / 1962
Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 111th pick / 1962
88 Ron Snidow 27 LDE 13 13 250 6-3 Oregon 12/30/1941 5 5 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 35th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 10th / 76th pick / 1963
62 Joe Taffoni 23 13 0 255 6-3 West Virginia,Tenn-Martin 3/27/1945 1 4 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 98th pick / 1967
84 Marvin Upshaw 22 14 1 260 6-4 Trinity (TX) 11/22/1946 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 21st pick / 1968
27 Carl Ward 24 14 0 180 5-9 Michigan 7/26/1944 1 3 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 83rd pick / 1967
42 Paul Warfield* 26 SE 14 14 188 6-0 Ohio St. 11/28/1942 4 16 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 4th / 28th pick / 1964
53 Bob Whitlow 32 14 0 236 6-2 Indiana,Arizona 2/15/1936 8 4
Team Total 26.2 14 222.1 6-2.0 3.6