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1971 Cleveland Browns

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9-5-0, Finished 1st in AFC Central Division  · 1971 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 0.3, Offense: 1.1, Defense: -0.8, SoS: -0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 285 points (20.4/g), 10th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 273 points (19.5/g), 10th.
 Differential of 12 points (0.9/g), 12th.  Expected W-L: 7.4-6.6.

Coach: Nick Skorich (9-5-0)

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

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Bill Nelsen 30 8 13 174 for 325, 2,319 yards, 13 td, 23 int, & 13 rushes for -18 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 136th pick / 1963
RB Leroy Kelly* 29 7 14 234 rushes for 865 yards, 10 td, & 25 catches for 252 yards and 2 td Cleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1964
FB Bo Scott 28 2 14 179 rushes for 606 yards, 9 td, & 30 catches for 233 yards and 1 td Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1965
Oakland Raiders / 20th / 155th pick / 1965
WR Gary Collins 31 9 0 15 catches for 231 yards, 3 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 4th pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 1962
WR Fair Hooker 24 2 14 45 catches for 649 yards, 1 td Cleveland Browns / 5th / 124th pick / 1969
TE Milt Morin* 29 5 14 40 catches for 581 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for 1 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1966
LT Dick Schafrath 34 12 9 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1959
LG John Demarie 26 4 0 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 152nd pick / 1967
C Fred Hoaglin 27 5 8 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 93rd pick / 1966
RG Gene Hickerson 36 13 14 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 78th pick / 1957
RT Bob McKay 24 1 14 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 21st pick / 1970
 Defensive Starters
LDE Joe Jones 23 1 8 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 36th pick / 1970
LDT Walter Johnson 29 6 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 27th pick / 1965
RDT Jerry Sherk 23 1 14 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1970
RDE Jack Gregory 27 4 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 9th / 139th pick / 1966
LLB Jim Houston 34 11 11 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 8th pick / 1960
MLB Dale Lindsey 28 6 10 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 7th / 97th pick / 1965
RLB Billy Andrews 26 4 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 13th / 333rd pick / 1967
LCB Clarence Scott 22 Rook 13 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1971
RCB Ben Davis 26 4 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 17th / 439th pick / 1967
SS Walt Sumner 24 2 14 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 7th / 176th pick / 1969
FS Mike Howell 28 6 12 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 8th / 111th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 15th / 118th pick / 1965
 Special Teams Starters
K Don Cockroft 26 3 0 15 of 28 field goals & 34 of 34 extra points Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 55th pick / 1967
P Don Cockroft 26 3 0 62 punts for a 40.5 average, 2 blocked Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 55th pick / 1967
PR Leroy Kelly* 29 7 14 30 punt returns for a 9.7 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1964
KR Ken Brown 26 1 0 15 kick returns for a 22.0 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
52 Billy Andrews 26 RLB 14 14 220 6-0 SE Louisiana 6/14/1945 4 8 Cleveland Browns / 13th / 333rd pick / 1967
40 Erich Barnes 36 2 2 201 6-2 Purdue 7/4/1935 13 2 Chicago Bears / 4th / 42nd pick / 1958
84 Bob Briggs 26 14 0 258 6-4 Heidelberg 4/28/1945 3 3 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 223rd pick / 1967
30 Ken Brown 26 KR 10 0 203 5-10 none 11/8/1945 1 0
21 Stan Brown 22 6 0 185 5-11 Purdue 8/4/1949 Rook 0 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 118th pick / 1971
12 Don Cockroft 26 K 14 0 195 6-2 Adams St. 2/6/1945 3 4 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 55th pick / 1967
86 Gary Collins 31 WR 13 0 215 6-5 Maryland 8/20/1940 9 3 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 4th pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 1962
64 Jim Copeland 26 14 0 243 6-3 Virginia 3/5/1945 4 3 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 255th pick / 1967
33 Bo Cornell 22 14 0 220 6-2 Washington 3/7/1949 Rook 4 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 40th pick / 1971
28 Ben Davis 26 RCB 12 0 180 5-11 Defiance 10/30/1945 4 7 Cleveland Browns / 17th / 439th pick / 1967
65 John Demarie 26 LG 14 0 246 6-3 LSU 8/28/1945 4 6 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 152nd pick / 1967
73 Doug Dieken 22 lt 14 5 254 6-5 Illinois 2/12/1949 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 142nd pick / 1971
50 John Garlington 25 14 6 218 6-1 LSU 6/5/1946 3 4 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1968
83 Chip Glass 24 14 0 235 6-4 Florida St. 6/25/1947 2 0 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1969
81 Jack Gregory 27 RDE 14 14 250 6-5 Tenn-Chattanooga,Delta St. 10/3/1944 4 7 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 139th pick / 1966
59 Charlie Hall 23 14 0 220 6-3 Houston 12/2/1948 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 68th pick / 1971
66 Gene Hickerson 36 RG 14 14 248 6-3 Mississippi 2/15/1935 13 6 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 78th pick / 1957
54 Fred Hoaglin 27 C 11 8 250 6-4 Pittsburgh 1/28/1944 5 6 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 93rd pick / 1966
43 Fair Hooker 24 WR 14 14 190 6-1 Arizona St. 5/22/1947 2 9 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 124th pick / 1969
82 Jim Houston 34 LLB 14 11 240 6-3 Ohio St. 11/3/1937 11 4 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 8th pick / 1960
34 Mike Howell 28 FS 14 12 195 6-1 Grambling St. 7/5/1943 6 6 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 111th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 15th / 118th pick / 1965
74 Mitch Johnson 29 11 0 251 6-4 Los Angeles St.,UCLA 3/1/1942 6 3 Dallas Cowboys / 17th / 229th pick / 1965
71 Walter Johnson 29 LDT 14 14 265 6-4 New Mexico St.,Los Angeles St. 11/13/1942 6 8 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 27th pick / 1965
41 Dave Jones 24 14 0 192 6-2 Kansas St. 8/10/1947 2 1 Cleveland Browns / 11th / 280th pick / 1969
80 Joe Jones 23 LDE 14 8 250 6-6 Tennessee St. 1/7/1948 1 7 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 36th pick / 1970
24 Ernie Kellermann 28 14 2 183 6-0 Miami (OH) 12/17/1943 5 4 Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 159th pick / 1965
44 Leroy Kelly* 29 PR 14 14 202 6-0 Morgan St. 5/20/1942 7 11 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1964
58 Rick Kingrea 22 14 1 233 6-1 Tulane 7/18/1949 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 14th / 352nd pick / 1971
51 Dale Lindsey 28 MLB 14 10 223 6-2 Kentucky,West. Kentucky 1/18/1943 6 4 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 97th pick / 1965
78 Bob McKay 24 RT 14 14 260 6-5 Texas 12/27/1947 1 6 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 21st pick / 1970
89 Milt Morin* 29 TE 14 14 238 6-4 Massachusetts 10/15/1942 5 8 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1966
26 Reece Morrison 26 8 0 207 6-0 Texas St. 10/21/1945 3 0 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 66th pick / 1968
16 Bill Nelsen 30 QB 14 13 195 6-0 USC 1/29/1941 8 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 136th pick / 1963
15 Mike Phipps 24 qb 14 1 208 6-3 Purdue 11/19/1947 1 1 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 3rd pick / 1970
25 Frank Pitts 28 13 6 199 6-3 Southern 11/12/1943 6 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 32nd pick / 1965
Chicago Bears / 16th / 213th pick / 1965
77 Dick Schafrath 34 LT 14 9 253 6-3 Ohio St. 3/21/1937 12 6 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1959
35 Bo Scott 28 FB 14 14 215 6-3 Ohio St. 3/30/1943 2 9 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1965
Oakland Raiders / 20th / 155th pick / 1965
22 Clarence Scott 22 LCB 13 13 190 6-0 Kansas St. 4/9/1949 Rook 7 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1971
72 Jerry Sherk 23 RDT 14 14 258 6-4 Oklahoma St. 7/7/1948 1 8 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1970
63 Mike Sikich 22 3 0 243 6-2 Northwestern 3/3/1949 Rook 2 Cleveland Browns / 11th / 274th pick / 1971
88 Ron Snidow 30 13 6 250 6-3 Oregon 12/30/1941 8 4 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 35th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 10th / 76th pick / 1963
20 Freddie Summers 24 3 1 180 6-1 Washington (MD) 2/16/1947 2 2 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 98th pick / 1969
29 Walt Sumner 24 14 14 195 6-1 Florida St. 2/2/1947 2 8 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 176th pick / 1969
Team Total 26.6 14 222.2 6-2.3 4.1