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10-3-1, Finished 1st in NFL Century Division  · 1969 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 0.9, Offense: 2.6, Defense: -1.7, SoS: -2.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 351 points (25.1/g), 3rd of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 300 points (21.4/g), 9th.
 Differential of 51 points (3.6/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 8.3-5.7.

Coach: Blanton Collier (10-3-1)

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* 28 6 14 190 for 352, 2,743 yards, 23 td, 19 int, & 5 rushes for -11 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 136th pick / 1963
HB Ron Johnson 22 Rook 13 138 rushes for 472 yards, 7 td, & 24 catches for 164 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 20th pick / 1969
FB Leroy Kelly* 27 5 14 196 rushes for 817 yards, 9 td, & 20 catches for 267 yards and 1 td Cleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1964
FL Gary Collins 29 7 14 54 catches for 786 yards, 11 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 4th pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 1962
SE Paul Warfield* 27 5 14 42 catches for 886 yards, 10 td, & 2 rushes for 23 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 4th / 28th pick / 1964
TE Milt Morin 27 3 13 37 catches for 495 yards, 0 td, & 2 rushes for 30 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1966
LT Dick Schafrath+ 32 10 14 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1959
LG John Demarie 24 2 14 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 6th / 152nd pick / 1967
C Fred Hoaglin* 25 3 14 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 6th / 93rd pick / 1966
RG Gene Hickerson*+ 34 11 14 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 78th pick / 1957
RT Monte Clark 32 10 13 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 41st pick / 1959
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ron Snidow+ 28 6 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 3rd / 35th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 10th / 76th pick / 1963
LDT Walter Johnson* 27 4 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 27th pick / 1965
RDT Marvin Upshaw 23 1 9 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 21st pick / 1968
RDE Jack Gregory* 25 2 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 9th / 139th pick / 1966
LLB Jim Houston* 32 9 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 8th pick / 1960
MLB Dale Lindsey 26 4 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 7th / 97th pick / 1965
RLB John Garlington 23 1 9 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1968
LCB Erich Barnes 34 11 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 42nd pick / 1958
RCB Walt Sumner 22 Rook 14 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 7th / 176th pick / 1969
LS Ernie Kellermann 26 3 11 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 159th pick / 1965
RS Mike Howell 26 4 14 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 8th / 111th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 15th / 118th pick / 1965
 Special Teams Starters
K Don Cockroft 24 1 0 12 of 23 field goals & 45 of 45 extra points Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 55th pick / 1967
P Don Cockroft 24 1 0 57 punts for a 37.5 average, 1 blocked Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 55th pick / 1967
PR Reece Morrison 24 1 1 11 punt returns for a 4.5 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 66th pick / 1968
KR Bo Scott 26 Rook 1 25 kick returns for a 28.9 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1965
Oakland Raiders / 20th / 155th pick / 1965

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
52 Billy Andrews 24 14 0 220 6-0 SE Louisiana 6/14/1945 2 3 Cleveland Browns / 13th / 333rd pick / 1967
40 Erich Barnes 34 LCB 14 14 201 6-2 Purdue 7/4/1935 11 5 Chicago Bears / 4th / 42nd pick / 1958
21 Dean Brown 24 5 0 175 5-10 Fort Valley St. 11/6/1945 Rook 2
73 Monte Clark 32 RT 14 13 265 6-6 USC 1/24/1937 10 6 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 41st pick / 1959
12 Don Cockroft 24 K 14 0 195 6-2 Adams St. 2/6/1945 1 4 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 55th pick / 1967
86 Gary Collins 29 FL 14 14 215 6-5 Maryland 8/20/1940 7 11 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 4th pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 1962
64 Jim Copeland 24 8 0 243 6-3 Virginia 3/5/1945 2 3 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 255th pick / 1967
28 Ben Davis 24 1 0 180 5-11 Defiance 10/30/1945 2 2 Cleveland Browns / 17th / 439th pick / 1967
65 John Demarie 24 LG 14 14 246 6-3 LSU 8/28/1945 2 6 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 152nd pick / 1967
50 John Garlington 23 RLB 14 9 218 6-1 LSU 6/5/1946 1 6 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1968
83 Chip Glass 22 14 1 235 6-4 Florida St. 6/25/1947 Rook 1 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1969
81 Jack Gregory* 25 RDE 14 14 250 6-5 Tenn-Chattanooga,Delta St. 10/3/1944 2 7 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 139th pick / 1966
66 Gene Hickerson*+ 34 RG 14 14 248 6-3 Mississippi 2/15/1935 11 12 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 78th pick / 1957
54 Fred Hoaglin* 25 C 14 14 250 6-4 Pittsburgh 1/28/1944 3 8 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 93rd pick / 1966
43 Fair Hooker 22 13 0 190 6-1 Arizona St. 5/22/1947 Rook 0 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 124th pick / 1969
82 Jim Houston* 32 LLB 14 14 240 6-3 Ohio St. 11/3/1937 9 7 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 8th pick / 1960
34 Mike Howell 26 RS 14 14 195 6-1 Grambling St. 7/5/1943 4 5 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 111th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 15th / 118th pick / 1965
60 Al Jenkins 23 8 0 245 6-2 Southern Illinois,Tulsa 7/15/1946 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 55th pick / 1969
30 Ron Johnson 22 HB 14 13 205 6-1 Michigan 10/17/1947 Rook 7 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 20th pick / 1969
71 Walter Johnson* 27 LDT 14 14 265 6-4 New Mexico St.,Los Angeles St. 11/13/1942 4 8 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 27th pick / 1965
41 Dave Jones 22 13 0 192 6-2 Kansas St. 8/10/1947 Rook 0 Cleveland Browns / 11th / 280th pick / 1969
69 Jim Kanicki 28 6 5 270 6-4 Michigan St. 12/17/1941 6 3 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 7th / 52nd pick / 1963
24 Ernie Kellermann 26 LS 11 11 183 6-0 Miami (OH) 12/17/1943 3 5 Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 159th pick / 1965
44 Leroy Kelly* 27 FB 13 14 202 6-0 Morgan St. 5/20/1942 5 11 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1964
25 Charlie Leigh 24 13 0 206 5-11 none 10/29/1945 1 0
51 Dale Lindsey 26 MLB 14 14 223 6-2 Kentucky,West. Kentucky 1/18/1943 4 3 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 97th pick / 1965
56 Bob Matheson 25 14 5 238 6-4 Duke 11/25/1944 2 3 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 18th pick / 1967
59 Wayne Meylan 23 13 0 237 6-1 Nebraska 3/2/1946 1 3 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 104th pick / 1968
49 Alvin Mitchell 26 14 0 195 6-3 Morgan St. 10/18/1943 1 2 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 267th pick / 1968
89 Milt Morin 27 TE 14 13 238 6-4 Massachusetts 10/15/1942 3 7 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1966
26 Reece Morrison 24 14 1 207 6-0 Texas St. 10/21/1945 1 4 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 66th pick / 1968
16 Bill Nelsen* 28 QB 14 14 195 6-0 USC 1/29/1941 6 13 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 136th pick / 1963
79 Bob Oliver 22 8 0 240 6-3 Abilene Christian 6/17/1947 Rook 2 Cleveland Browns / 17th / 436th pick / 1969
55 Chuck Reynolds 23 11 0 240 6-2 TCU,Tulsa 10/5/1946 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 202nd pick / 1969
17 Jerry Rhome 27 11 0 190 6-0 SMU,Tulsa 3/6/1942 4 0 Dallas Cowboys / 13th / 172nd pick / 1964
New York Jets / 25th / 195th pick / 1964
70 Joe Righetti 22 14 0 253 6-2 Waynesburg 12/31/1947 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 150th pick / 1969
77 Dick Schafrath+ 32 LT 14 14 253 6-3 Ohio St. 3/21/1937 10 12 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1959
35 Bo Scott 26 13 1 215 6-3 Ohio St. 3/30/1943 Rook 2 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1965
Oakland Raiders / 20th / 155th pick / 1965
88 Ron Snidow+ 28 LDE 14 14 250 6-3 Oregon 12/30/1941 6 10 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 35th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 10th / 76th pick / 1963
20 Freddie Summers 22 8 3 180 6-1 Washington (MD) 2/16/1947 Rook 2 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 98th pick / 1969
29 Walt Sumner 22 RCB 14 14 195 6-1 Florida St. 2/2/1947 Rook 5 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 176th pick / 1969
62 Joe Taffoni 24 14 1 255 6-3 West Virginia,Tenn-Martin 3/27/1945 2 3 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 98th pick / 1967
84 Marvin Upshaw 23 RDT 14 9 260 6-4 Trinity (TX) 11/22/1946 1 6 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 21st pick / 1968
42 Paul Warfield* 27 SE 14 14 188 6-0 Ohio St. 11/28/1942 5 12 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 4th / 28th pick / 1964
Team Total 25.5 14 222.4 6-2.1 3.0