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7-7-0, Finished 2nd in AFC Central Division  · 1970 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 0.6, Offense: 0.5, Defense: 0.1, SoS: -0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 286 points (20.4/g), 13th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 265 points (18.9/g), 13th.
 Differential of 21 points (1.5/g), 12th.  Expected W-L: 7.6-6.4.

Coach: Blanton Collier (7-7-0)

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 29 7 12 159 for 313, 2,156 yards, 16 td, 16 int, & 7 rushes for -4 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 136th pick / 1963
RB Leroy Kelly* 28 6 13 206 rushes for 656 yards, 6 td, & 24 catches for 311 yards and 2 td Cleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1964
FB Bo Scott 27 1 13 151 rushes for 625 yards, 7 td, & 40 catches for 351 yards and 4 td Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1965
Oakland Raiders / 20th / 155th pick / 1965
WR Gary Collins 30 8 11 26 catches for 351 yards, 4 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 4th pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 1962
WR Fair Hooker 23 1 13 28 catches for 490 yards, 2 td Cleveland Browns / 5th / 124th pick / 1969
TE Milt Morin 28 4 11 37 catches for 611 yards, 1 td, & 1 rush for 2 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1966
LT Dick Schafrath 33 11 14 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1959
LG John Demarie 25 3 14 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 152nd pick / 1967
C Fred Hoaglin 26 4 14 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 93rd pick / 1966
RG Gene Hickerson* 35 12 14 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 78th pick / 1957
RT Joe Taffoni 25 3 14 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 98th pick / 1967
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ron Snidow 29 7 9 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 35th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 10th / 76th pick / 1963
LDT Walter Johnson 28 5 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 27th pick / 1965
RDT Jerry Sherk 22 Rook 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1970
RDE Jack Gregory 26 3 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 9th / 139th pick / 1966
LLB Jim Houston* 33 10 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 8th pick / 1960
MLB Dale Lindsey 27 5 9 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 7th / 97th pick / 1965
RLB Billy Andrews 25 3 10 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 13th / 333rd pick / 1967
LCB Erich Barnes 35 12 14 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 42nd pick / 1958
RCB Walt Sumner 23 1 12 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 7th / 176th pick / 1969
SS Ernie Kellermann 27 4 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 159th pick / 1965
FS Mike Howell 27 5 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 8th / 111th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 15th / 118th pick / 1965
 Special Teams Starters
K Don Cockroft 25 2 0 12 of 22 field goals & 34 of 35 extra points Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 55th pick / 1967
P Don Cockroft 25 2 0 71 punts for a 42.6 average, 1 blocked Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 55th pick / 1967
PR Reece Morrison 25 2 2 15 punt returns for a 8.9 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 66th pick / 1968
KR Homer Jones 29 6 4 29 kick returns for a 25.5 average and 1 td Houston Oilers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1963
New York Giants / 20th / 278th pick / 1963

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
52 Billy Andrews 25 RLB 14 10 220 6-0 SE Louisiana 6/14/1945 3 7 Cleveland Browns / 13th / 333rd pick / 1967
40 Erich Barnes 35 LCB 14 14 201 6-2 Purdue 7/4/1935 12 7 Chicago Bears / 4th / 42nd pick / 1958
53 Tom Beutler 24 4 0 234 6-1 Toledo 9/29/1946 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 12th / 319th pick / 1968
30 Ken Brown 25 11 0 203 5-10 none 11/8/1945 Rook 0
12 Don Cockroft 25 K 14 0 195 6-2 Adams St. 2/6/1945 2 5 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 55th pick / 1967
86 Gary Collins 30 WR 12 11 215 6-5 Maryland 8/20/1940 8 4 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 4th pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 1962
64 Jim Copeland 25 14 0 243 6-3 Virginia 3/5/1945 3 3 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 255th pick / 1967
28 Ben Davis 25 7 2 180 5-11 Defiance 10/30/1945 3 2 Cleveland Browns / 17th / 439th pick / 1967
65 John Demarie 25 LG 14 14 246 6-3 LSU 8/28/1945 3 6 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 152nd pick / 1967
36 Steve Engel 23 3 0 218 6-1 Colorado 10/13/1947 Rook 0 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 125th pick / 1970
50 John Garlington 24 11 6 218 6-1 LSU 6/5/1946 2 4 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1968
11 Don Gault 24 qb 2 1 190 6-2 Hofstra 8/30/1946 Rook 0
83 Chip Glass 23 14 3 235 6-4 Florida St. 6/25/1947 1 5 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1969
81 Jack Gregory 26 RDE 14 14 250 6-5 Tenn-Chattanooga,Delta St. 10/3/1944 3 7 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 139th pick / 1966
66 Gene Hickerson* 35 RG 14 14 248 6-3 Mississippi 2/15/1935 12 8 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 78th pick / 1957
54 Fred Hoaglin 26 C 14 14 250 6-4 Pittsburgh 1/28/1944 4 6 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 93rd pick / 1966
43 Fair Hooker 23 WR 13 13 190 6-1 Arizona St. 5/22/1947 1 6 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 124th pick / 1969
82 Jim Houston* 33 LLB 14 14 240 6-3 Ohio St. 11/3/1937 10 6 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 8th pick / 1960
34 Mike Howell 27 FS 14 14 195 6-1 Grambling St. 7/5/1943 5 6 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 111th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 15th / 118th pick / 1965
60 Al Jenkins 24 5 0 245 6-2 Southern Illinois,Tulsa 7/15/1946 1 3 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 55th pick / 1969
71 Walter Johnson 28 LDT 14 14 265 6-4 New Mexico St.,Los Angeles St. 11/13/1942 5 7 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 27th pick / 1965
41 Dave Jones 23 14 0 192 6-2 Kansas St. 8/10/1947 1 0 Cleveland Browns / 11th / 280th pick / 1969
85 Homer Jones 29 KR 14 4 215 6-2 Texas Southern 2/18/1941 6 3 Houston Oilers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1963
New York Giants / 20th / 278th pick / 1963
80 Joe Jones 22 14 5 250 6-6 Tennessee St. 1/7/1948 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 36th pick / 1970
24 Ernie Kellermann 27 SS 14 14 183 6-0 Miami (OH) 12/17/1943 4 6 Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 159th pick / 1965
44 Leroy Kelly* 28 RB 13 13 202 6-0 Morgan St. 5/20/1942 6 8 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1964
59 Rudy Kuechenberg 27 3 0 215 6-0 Indiana 2/7/1943 3 3
51 Dale Lindsey 27 MLB 14 9 223 6-2 Kentucky,West. Kentucky 1/18/1943 5 5 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 97th pick / 1965
56 Bob Matheson 26 13 3 238 6-4 Duke 11/25/1944 3 4 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 18th pick / 1967
78 Bob McKay 23 8 0 260 6-5 Texas 12/27/1947 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 21st pick / 1970
27 Randy Minniear 27 8 0 210 6-1 Purdue 12/27/1943 3 0 New York Giants / 20th / 301st pick / 1966
89 Milt Morin 28 TE 14 11 238 6-4 Massachusetts 10/15/1942 4 7 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1966
26 Reece Morrison 25 PR 14 2 207 6-0 Texas St. 10/21/1945 2 3 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 66th pick / 1968
16 Bill Nelsen 29 QB 12 12 195 6-0 USC 1/29/1941 7 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 136th pick / 1963
15 Mike Phipps 23 qb 14 1 208 6-3 Purdue 11/19/1947 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 3rd pick / 1970
55 Chuck Reynolds 24 14 0 240 6-2 TCU,Tulsa 10/5/1946 1 3 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 202nd pick / 1969
70 Joe Righetti 23 9 0 253 6-2 Waynesburg 12/31/1947 1 3 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 150th pick / 1969
77 Dick Schafrath 33 LT 14 14 253 6-3 Ohio St. 3/21/1937 11 6 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1959
33 Tom Schoen 24 4 0 185 5-11 Notre Dame 1/30/1946 Rook 2 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 212th pick / 1968
35 Bo Scott 27 FB 13 13 215 6-3 Ohio St. 3/30/1943 1 10 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1965
Oakland Raiders / 20th / 155th pick / 1965
72 Jerry Sherk 22 RDT 14 14 258 6-4 Oklahoma St. 7/7/1948 Rook 7 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1970
88 Ron Snidow 29 LDE 14 9 250 6-3 Oregon 12/30/1941 7 6 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 35th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 10th / 76th pick / 1963
23 Ricky Stevenson 22 1 0 198 5-11 Arizona 6/27/1948 Rook 2 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 99th pick / 1970
20 Freddie Summers 23 12 0 180 6-1 Washington (MD) 2/16/1947 1 3 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 98th pick / 1969
29 Walt Sumner 23 RCB 12 12 195 6-1 Florida St. 2/2/1947 1 6 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 176th pick / 1969
62 Joe Taffoni 25 RT 14 14 255 6-3 West Virginia,Tenn-Martin 3/27/1945 3 6 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 98th pick / 1967
75 William Yanchar 22 5 0 251 6-3 Purdue 3/25/1948 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 255th pick / 1970
Team Total 25.9 14 222.3 6-2.0 3.1