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1973 Cleveland Browns

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7-5-2, AFC Central Division  · 1973 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.2, Offense: -2.6, Defense: 1.4, SoS: 0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 234 points (16.7/g), 18th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 255 points (18.2/g), 13th.
 Differential of -21 points (-1.5/g), 14th.  Expected W-L: 6.3-7.7.

Coach: Nick Skorich (7-5-2)

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 Mike Phipps 26 3 14 148 for 299, 1,719 yards, 9 td, 20 int, & 60 rushes for 395 yards and 5 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 3rd pick / 1970
RB Leroy Kelly 31 9 13 132 rushes for 389 yards, 3 td, & 15 catches for 180 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1964
FB Ken Brown 28 3 14 161 rushes for 537 yards, 0 td, & 22 catches for 187 yards and 0 td
WR Fair Hooker 26 4 13 18 catches for 196 yards, 2 td Cleveland Browns / 5th / 124th pick / 1969
WR Frank Pitts 30 8 12 31 catches for 317 yards, 4 td Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 32nd pick / 1965
Chicago Bears / 16th / 213th pick / 1965
TE Milt Morin 31 7 13 26 catches for 417 yards, 1 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1966
LT Doug Dieken 24 2 14 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 6th / 142nd pick / 1971
LG Gene Hickerson 38 15 14 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 7th / 78th pick / 1957
C Bob DeMarco 35 12 13 St. Louis Cardinals / 14th / 157th pick / 1960
RG John Demarie 28 6 14 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 6th / 152nd pick / 1967
RT Bob McKay 26 3 14 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 21st pick / 1970
 Defensive Starters
LDE Joe Jones 25 3 14 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 36th pick / 1970
LDT Walter Johnson 31 8 14 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 27th pick / 1965
RDT Jerry Sherk* 25 3 14 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1970
RDE Nick Roman 26 3 14 Cincinnati Bengals / 10th / 241st pick / 1970
LLB Charlie Hall 25 2 14 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 68th pick / 1971
MLB Bob Babich 26 3 13 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 18th pick / 1969
RLB John Garlington 27 5 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1968
LCB Clarence Scott* 24 2 14 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1971
RCB Ben Davis 28 6 13 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 17th / 439th pick / 1967
SS Walt Sumner 26 4 13 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 7th / 176th pick / 1969
FS Thom Darden 23 1 11 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 18th pick / 1972
 Special Teams Starters
K Don Cockroft 28 5 0 22 of 31 field goals & 24 of 24 extra points Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 55th pick / 1967
P Don Cockroft 28 5 0 82 punts for a 40.5 average, 1 blocked Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 55th pick / 1967
PR Greg Pruitt* 22 Rook 0 16 punt returns for a 11.2 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 30th pick / 1973
KR Greg Pruitt* 22 Rook 0 16 kick returns for a 28.3 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 30th pick / 1973

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
52 Billy Andrews 28 5 1 220 6-0 SE Louisiana 6/14/1945 6 3 Cleveland Browns / 13th / 333rd pick / 1967
60 Bob Babich 26 MLB 14 13 231 6-2 Miami (OH) 5/5/1947 3 7 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 18th pick / 1969
74 Carl Barisich 22 14 0 258 6-4 Princeton 7/12/1951 Rook 4 Cleveland Browns / 11th / 281st pick / 1973
84 Bob Briggs 28 12 0 258 6-4 Heidelberg 4/28/1945 5 3 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 223rd pick / 1967
23 Cliff Brooks 24 14 1 190 6-1 Tennessee St. 6/21/1949 1 3 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 45th pick / 1972
30 Ken Brown 28 FB 14 14 203 5-10 none 11/8/1945 3 7
63 Joe Carollo 33 12 0 265 6-2 Notre Dame 3/25/1940 11 3 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 16th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 18th / 139th pick / 1962
12 Don Cockroft 28 K 14 0 195 6-2 Adams St. 2/6/1945 5 7 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 55th pick / 1967
64 Jim Copeland 28 14 1 243 6-3 Virginia 3/5/1945 6 3 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 255th pick / 1967
27 Thom Darden 23 FS 11 11 195 6-2 Michigan 8/28/1950 1 6 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 18th pick / 1972
28 Ben Davis 28 RCB 13 13 180 5-11 Defiance 10/30/1945 6 7 Cleveland Browns / 17th / 439th pick / 1967
61 Bob DeMarco 35 C 13 13 248 6-2 Indiana,Dayton 9/16/1938 12 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 14th / 157th pick / 1960
65 John Demarie 28 RG 14 14 246 6-3 LSU 8/28/1945 6 5 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 152nd pick / 1967
73 Doug Dieken 24 LT 14 14 254 6-5 Illinois 2/12/1949 2 5 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 142nd pick / 1971
50 John Garlington 27 RLB 14 14 218 6-1 LSU 6/5/1946 5 7 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1968
83 Chip Glass 26 12 1 235 6-4 Florida St. 6/25/1947 4 1 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1969
21 Van Green 22 14 4 192 6-1 Shaw 4/21/1951 Rook 4 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 150th pick / 1973
59 Charlie Hall 25 LLB 14 14 220 6-3 Houston 12/2/1948 2 7 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 68th pick / 1971
66 Gene Hickerson 38 LG 14 14 248 6-3 Mississippi 2/15/1935 15 5 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 78th pick / 1957
88 Steve Holden 22 11 0 195 6-0 Arizona St. 8/2/1951 Rook 0 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 16th pick / 1973
43 Fair Hooker 26 WR 13 13 190 6-1 Arizona St. 5/22/1947 4 2 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 124th pick / 1969
13 Don Horn 28 14 0 195 6-2 Washington St.,San Diego St. 3/9/1945 6 0 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 25th pick / 1967
67 Chuck Hutchison 25 2 0 250 6-3 Ohio St. 11/17/1948 3 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 38th pick / 1970
71 Walter Johnson 31 LDT 14 14 265 6-4 New Mexico St.,Los Angeles St. 11/13/1942 8 7 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 27th pick / 1965
80 Joe Jones 25 LDE 14 14 250 6-6 Tennessee St. 1/7/1948 3 7 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 36th pick / 1970
44 Leroy Kelly 31 RB 13 13 202 6-0 Morgan St. 5/20/1942 9 6 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1964
26 Billy Lefear 23 13 1 197 5-11 Henderson St. 2/12/1950 1 2 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 230th pick / 1972
53 Mel Long 27 14 0 228 6-0 Toledo 11/22/1946 1 4 Cleveland Browns / 11th / 278th pick / 1972
78 Bob McKay 26 RT 14 14 260 6-5 Texas 12/27/1947 3 5 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 21st pick / 1970
37 Hugh McKinnis 25 14 0 225 6-0 Arizona St. 6/9/1948 Rook 1 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 201st pick / 1972
89 Milt Morin 31 TE 14 13 238 6-4 Massachusetts 10/15/1942 7 5 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1966
62 Chris Morris 24 2 0 250 6-3 Indiana 10/7/1949 1 2 Minnesota Vikings / 10th / 258th pick / 1971
15 Mike Phipps 26 QB 14 14 208 6-3 Purdue 11/19/1947 3 9 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 3rd pick / 1970
25 Frank Pitts 30 WR 13 12 199 6-3 Southern 11/12/1943 8 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 32nd pick / 1965
Chicago Bears / 16th / 213th pick / 1965
34 Greg Pruitt* 22 KR 13 0 190 5-10 Oklahoma 8/18/1951 Rook 4 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 30th pick / 1973
42 Gloster Richardson 31 14 3 200 6-2 Jackson St. 7/18/1942 6 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 50th pick / 1965
81 Nick Roman 26 RDE 14 14 244 6-3 Ohio St. 9/23/1947 3 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 10th / 241st pick / 1970
56 Jim Romaniszyn 22 14 0 224 6-2 Edinboro 9/17/1951 Rook 4 Cleveland Browns / 13th / 334th pick / 1973
35 Bo Scott 30 7 0 215 6-3 Ohio St. 3/30/1943 4 1 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1965
Oakland Raiders / 20th / 155th pick / 1965
22 Clarence Scott* 24 LCB 14 14 190 6-0 Kansas St. 4/9/1949 2 10 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1971
72 Jerry Sherk* 25 RDT 14 14 258 6-4 Oklahoma St. 7/7/1948 3 9 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1970
85 Ken Smith 22 13 0 225 6-4 New Mexico 7/27/1951 Rook 0
20 Jim Stienke 23 7 0 182 5-11 Texas St. 11/7/1950 Rook 2 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1973
48 Dave Sullivan 22 1 0 185 5-11 Virginia 1/31/1951 Rook 0 Cleveland Browns / 15th / 384th pick / 1973
29 Walt Sumner 26 SS 13 13 195 6-1 Florida St. 2/2/1947 4 6 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 176th pick / 1969
Team Total 26.5 14 221.3 6-1.9 3.8