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1974 Cleveland Browns

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4-10-0, Finished 4th in AFC Central Division  · 1974 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.2, Offense: 0.5, Defense: -4.7, SoS: 2.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 251 points (17.9/g), 15th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 344 points (24.6/g), 26th.
 Differential of -93 points (-6.6/g), 21st.  Expected W-L: 4.5-9.5.

Coach: Nick Skorich (4-10-0)

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 Mike Phipps 27 4 9 117 for 256, 1,384 yards, 9 td, 17 int, & 39 rushes for 279 yards and 1 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 3rd pick / 1970
RB Greg Pruitt* 23 1 9 126 rushes for 540 yards, 3 td, & 21 catches for 274 yards and 1 td Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 30th pick / 1973
FB Hugh McKinnis 26 1 5 124 rushes for 519 yards, 2 td, & 32 catches for 258 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 8th / 201st pick / 1972
WR Steve Holden 23 1 10 30 catches for 452 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for 6 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 16th pick / 1973
WR Fair Hooker 27 5 0 4 catches for 48 yards, 1 td Cleveland Browns / 5th / 124th pick / 1969
TE Milt Morin 32 8 11 27 catches for 330 yards, 3 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1966
LT Doug Dieken 25 3 14 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 6th / 142nd pick / 1971
LG Pete Adams 23 Rook 0 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 22nd pick / 1973
C Bob DeMarco 36 13 14 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 14th / 157th pick / 1960
RG John Demarie 29 7 11 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 6th / 152nd pick / 1967
RT Gerry Sullivan 22 Rook 8 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 171st pick / 1974
 Defensive Starters
LDE Nick Roman 27 4 0 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 10th / 241st pick / 1970
LDT Walter Johnson 32 9 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 27th pick / 1965
RDT Jerry Sherk* 26 4 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1970
RDE Mike Seifert 23 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 13th / 327th pick / 1974
LLB Charlie Hall 26 3 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 68th pick / 1971
MLB Bob Babich 27 4 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 18th pick / 1969
RLB John Garlington 28 6 14 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1968
LCB Clarence Scott 25 3 14 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1971
RCB Van Green 23 1 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 6th / 150th pick / 1973
SS Walt Sumner 27 5 6 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 7th / 176th pick / 1969
FS Thom Darden 24 2 14 8 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 18th pick / 1972
 Special Teams Starters
K Don Cockroft 29 6 0 14 of 16 field goals & 29 of 30 extra points Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 55th pick / 1967
P Don Cockroft 29 6 0 90 punts for a 40.5 average, 0 blocked Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 55th pick / 1967
PR Greg Pruitt* 23 1 9 27 punt returns for a 12.9 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 30th pick / 1973
KR Billy Lefear 24 2 0 26 kick returns for a 22.1 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 9th / 230th pick / 1972

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
69 Pete Adams 23 LG 12 0 260 6-4 USC 5/4/1951 Rook 5 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 22nd pick / 1973
75 Allen Aldridge 29 14 0 250 6-6 Prairie View 4/27/1945 3 3
40 Preston Anderson 23 14 0 183 6-1 Rice 9/30/1951 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 16th / 407th pick / 1974
52 Billy Andrews 29 11 0 220 6-0 SE Louisiana 6/14/1945 7 3 Cleveland Browns / 13th / 333rd pick / 1967
60 Bob Babich 27 MLB 14 14 231 6-2 Miami (OH) 5/5/1947 4 5 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 18th pick / 1969
74 Carl Barisich 23 dt 13 3 258 6-4 Princeton 7/12/1951 1 2 Cleveland Browns / 11th / 281st pick / 1973
23 Cliff Brooks 25 13 5 190 6-1 Tennessee St. 6/21/1949 2 2 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 45th pick / 1972
28 Eddie Brown 22 13 0 187 5-11 Tennessee 2/19/1952 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 199th pick / 1974
30 Ken Brown 29 14 13 203 5-10 none 11/8/1945 4 6
12 Don Cockroft 29 K 14 0 195 6-2 Adams St. 2/6/1945 6 9 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 55th pick / 1967
64 Jim Copeland 29 2 0 243 6-3 Virginia 3/5/1945 7 2 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 255th pick / 1967
27 Thom Darden 24 FS 14 14 195 6-2 Michigan 8/28/1950 2 7 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 18th pick / 1972
63 Barry Darrow 24 13 0 260 6-7 West. Montana,Montana 6/27/1950 Rook 3 San Diego Chargers / 17th / 422nd pick / 1973
54 Tom DeLeone 24 12 0 248 6-2 Ohio St. 8/13/1950 2 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 106th pick / 1972
61 Bob DeMarco 36 C 14 14 248 6-2 Indiana,Dayton 9/16/1938 13 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 14th / 157th pick / 1960
65 John Demarie 29 RG 11 11 246 6-3 LSU 8/28/1945 7 5 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 152nd pick / 1967
73 Doug Dieken 25 LT 14 14 254 6-5 Illinois 2/12/1949 3 5 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 142nd pick / 1971
83 Jubilee Dunbar 25 5 3 196 6-0 Southern 5/17/1949 1 1 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 71st pick / 1972
50 John Garlington 28 RLB 14 14 218 6-1 LSU 6/5/1946 6 6 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1968
10 Chris Gartner 24 11 0 170 6-0 Indiana 7/12/1950 Rook 0
82 Tim George 23 8 5 225 6-5 Carson-Newman 10/4/1951 1 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 68th pick / 1973
21 Van Green 23 RCB 14 14 192 6-1 Shaw 4/21/1951 1 4 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 150th pick / 1973
59 Charlie Hall 26 LLB 14 14 220 6-3 Houston 12/2/1948 3 6 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 68th pick / 1971
18 Ben Hawkins 30 2 0 180 6-1 Arizona St. 3/22/1944 8 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 36th pick / 1966
New York Jets / 5th / 38th pick / 1966
88 Steve Holden 23 WR 10 10 195 6-0 Arizona St. 8/2/1951 1 5 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 16th pick / 1973
62 Glen Holloway 26 14 0 250 6-3 North Texas 9/16/1948 4 3 Chicago Bears / 10th / 235th pick / 1970
43 Fair Hooker 27 WR 7 0 190 6-1 Arizona St. 5/22/1947 5 1 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 124th pick / 1969
31 Bob Hunt 23 2 0 210 6-1 Heidelberg 9/3/1951 Rook 0 Cleveland Browns / 14th / 352nd pick / 1974
67 Chuck Hutchison 26 7 0 250 6-3 Ohio St. 11/17/1948 4 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 38th pick / 1970
77 Mark Ilgenfritz 22 14 0 250 6-4 Vanderbilt 9/9/1952 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 118th pick / 1974
71 Walter Johnson 32 LDT 14 14 265 6-4 New Mexico St.,Los Angeles St. 11/13/1942 9 5 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 27th pick / 1965
26 Billy Lefear 24 KR 11 0 197 5-11 Henderson St. 2/12/1950 2 0 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 230th pick / 1972
52 Mel Long 28 14 0 228 6-0 Toledo 11/22/1946 2 3 Cleveland Browns / 11th / 278th pick / 1972
78 Bob McKay 27 14 9 260 6-5 Texas 12/27/1947 4 3 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 21st pick / 1970
37 Hugh McKinnis 26 FB 13 5 225 6-0 Arizona St. 6/9/1948 1 7 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 201st pick / 1972
89 Milt Morin 32 TE 14 11 238 6-4 Massachusetts 10/15/1942 8 4 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1966
15 Mike Phipps 27 QB 14 9 208 6-3 Purdue 11/19/1947 4 6 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 3rd pick / 1970
34 Greg Pruitt* 23 PR 14 9 190 5-10 Oklahoma 8/18/1951 1 9 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 30th pick / 1973
84 Ernie Richardson 24 2 0 225 6-5 Jackson St. 7/17/1950 Rook 0
42 Gloster Richardson 32 9 0 200 6-2 Jackson St. 7/18/1942 7 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 50th pick / 1965
81 Nick Roman 27 LDE 12 0 244 6-3 Ohio St. 9/23/1947 4 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 10th / 241st pick / 1970
56 Jim Romaniszyn 23 14 0 224 6-2 Edinboro 9/17/1951 1 3 Cleveland Browns / 13th / 334th pick / 1973
35 Bo Scott 31 14 1 215 6-3 Ohio St. 3/30/1943 5 1 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1965
Oakland Raiders / 20th / 155th pick / 1965
22 Clarence Scott 25 LCB 14 14 190 6-0 Kansas St. 4/9/1949 3 6 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1971
66 Mike Seifert 23 RDE 12 0 245 6-3 Wisconsin 3/30/1951 Rook 5 Cleveland Browns / 13th / 327th pick / 1974
72 Jerry Sherk* 26 RDT 14 14 258 6-4 Oklahoma St. 7/7/1948 4 7 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1970
17 Brian Sipe 25 qb 10 5 195 6-1 San Diego St. 8/8/1949 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 13th / 330th pick / 1972
48 Dave Sullivan 23 6 0 185 5-11 Virginia 1/31/1951 1 1 Cleveland Browns / 15th / 384th pick / 1973
79 Gerry Sullivan 22 RT 13 8 250 6-4 Illinois 1/15/1952 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 171st pick / 1974
29 Walt Sumner 27 SS 10 6 195 6-1 Florida St. 2/2/1947 5 5 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 176th pick / 1969
84 Jim Thaxton 25 12 3 240 6-2 Tennessee St. 1/11/1949 1 1 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 84th pick / 1973
Team Total 26.0 14 221.5 6-2.1 3.1