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1976 Cleveland Browns

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9-5-0, Finished 3rd in AFC Central Division  · 1976 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.7, Offense: 0.7, Defense: -2.4, SoS: -0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 267 points (19.1/g), 14th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 287 points (20.5/g), 20th.
 Differential of -20 points (-1.4/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 6.4-7.6.

Coach: Forrest Gregg (9-5-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Dick Modzelewski

Stadium: Cleveland Municipal Stadium
 Training Camp: Kent State (Kent, Ohio)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Brian Sipe 27 2 12 178 for 312, 2,113 yards, 17 td, 14 int, & 18 rushes for 71 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 13th / 330th pick / 1972
RB Greg Pruitt* 25 3 13 209 rushes for 1,000 yards, 4 td, & 45 catches for 341 yards and 1 td Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 30th pick / 1973
FB Cleo Miller 24 2 12 153 rushes for 613 yards, 4 td, & 16 catches for 145 yards and 0 td
WR Reggie Rucker 29 6 14 49 catches for 676 yards, 8 td, & 2 rushes for 30 yards and 0 td
WR Paul Warfield 34 12 14 38 catches for 613 yards, 6 td, & 1 rush for 3 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 4th / 28th pick / 1964
TE Oscar Roan 25 1 11 15 catches for 174 yards, 4 td Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 57th pick / 1975
LT Doug Dieken 27 5 14 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 6th / 142nd pick / 1971
LG Pete Adams 25 2 13 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 22nd pick / 1973
C Tom DeLeone 26 4 14 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 106th pick / 1972
RG Robert Jackson 23 1 14 2 fumbles recovered
RT Barry Darrow 26 2 14 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 17th / 422nd pick / 1973
 Defensive Starters
LDE Joe Jones 28 6 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 36th pick / 1970
LDT Walter Johnson 34 11 14 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 27th pick / 1965
RDT Jerry Sherk*+ 28 6 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1970
RDE Mack Mitchell 24 1 10 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 5th pick / 1975
LLB Charlie Hall 28 5 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 68th pick / 1971
MLB Bob Babich 29 6 12 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 18th pick / 1969
RLB Gerald Irons 29 6 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 76th pick / 1970
LCB Clarence Scott 27 5 14 4 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1971
RCB Ron Bolton 26 4 12 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 5th / 124th pick / 1972
SS Neal Craig 28 5 9 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 171st pick / 1971
FS Thom Darden 26 4 14 7 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 18th pick / 1972
 Special Teams Starters
K Don Cockroft 31 8 0 15 of 28 field goals & 27 of 30 extra points Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 55th pick / 1967
P Don Cockroft 31 8 0 64 punts for a 38.9 average, 3 blocked Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 55th pick / 1967
PR Steve Holden 25 3 0 31 punt returns for a 6.6 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 16th pick / 1973
KR Steve Holden 25 3 0 19 kick returns for a 24.3 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 16th pick / 1973

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
69 Pete Adams 25 LG 13 13 260 6-4 USC 5/4/1951 2 7 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 22nd pick / 1973
52 Dick Ambrose 23 lb 10 2 235 6-0 Virginia 1/17/1953 1 1 Cleveland Browns / 12th / 290th pick / 1975
60 Bob Babich 29 MLB 14 12 231 6-2 Miami (OH) 5/5/1947 6 6 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 18th pick / 1969
28 Ron Bolton 26 RCB 14 12 180 6-2 Norfolk St. 4/16/1950 4 4 New England Patriots / 5th / 124th pick / 1972
24 Terry Brown 29 12 5 205 6-0 Oklahoma St. 1/9/1947 7 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1969
12 Don Cockroft 31 K 14 0 195 6-2 Adams St. 2/6/1945 8 4 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 55th pick / 1967
49 Neal Craig 28 SS 14 9 191 6-1 Fisk 4/21/1948 5 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 171st pick / 1971
23 Bill Craven 25 13 0 190 5-11 Harvard 12/18/1951 Rook 2
27 Thom Darden 26 FS 14 14 195 6-2 Michigan 8/28/1950 4 6 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 18th pick / 1972
63 Barry Darrow 26 RT 14 14 260 6-7 West. Montana,Montana 6/27/1950 2 7 San Diego Chargers / 17th / 422nd pick / 1973
54 Tom DeLeone 26 C 14 14 248 6-2 Ohio St. 8/13/1950 4 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 106th pick / 1972
62 Al Dennis 25 10 0 250 6-4 Grambling St. 6/24/1951 3 3
73 Doug Dieken 27 LT 14 14 254 6-5 Illinois 2/12/1949 5 7 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 142nd pick / 1971
35 Brian Duncan 24 14 0 201 6-0 SMU 3/31/1952 Rook 1
66 Earl Edwards 30 14 0 260 6-7 Wichita St. 3/17/1946 7 3 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 120th pick / 1969
83 Ricky Feacher 22 10 0 174 5-10 Miss. Valley St. 2/11/1954 Rook 0 New England Patriots / 10th / 270th pick / 1976
50 John Garlington 30 14 0 218 6-1 LSU 6/5/1946 8 3 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1968
55 Dave Graf 23 14 0 215 6-2 Penn St. 8/5/1953 1 3 Cleveland Browns / 17th / 421st pick / 1975
21 Van Green 25 1 0 192 6-1 Shaw 4/21/1951 3 1 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 150th pick / 1973
59 Charlie Hall 28 LLB 14 14 220 6-3 Houston 12/2/1948 5 6 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 68th pick / 1971
88 Steve Holden 25 KR 14 0 195 6-0 Arizona St. 8/2/1951 3 2 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 16th pick / 1973
86 Gerald Irons 29 RLB 14 14 230 6-2 Md-Eastern Shore 5/2/1947 6 6 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 76th pick / 1970
68 Robert Jackson 23 RG 14 14 255 6-2 Duke 4/1/1953 1 7
71 Walter Johnson 34 LDT 14 14 265 6-4 New Mexico St.,Los Angeles St. 11/13/1942 11 6 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 27th pick / 1965
64 Joe Jones 28 LDE 14 14 250 6-6 Tennessee St. 1/7/1948 6 6 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 36th pick / 1970
85 Dave Logan 22 14 0 219 6-4 Colorado 2/2/1954 Rook 1 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 65th pick / 1976
10 Dave Mays 27 4 0 204 6-1 Texas Southern 6/20/1949 Rook 1
30 Cleo Miller 24 FB 12 12 207 5-11 Ark-Pine Bluff 9/5/1952 2 7
80 Willie Miller 29 6 0 172 5-9 Colorado St. 4/26/1947 1 0 Houston Oilers / 12th / 302nd pick / 1975
70 Mack Mitchell 24 RDE 14 10 246 6-8 Houston 8/16/1952 1 4 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 5th pick / 1975
84 Gary Parris 26 14 3 226 6-2 Florida St. 6/13/1950 3 1 San Diego Chargers / 15th / 372nd pick / 1973
20 Tony Peters 23 RCB 14 2 187 6-1 Oklahoma 4/28/1953 1 3 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 82nd pick / 1975
15 Mike Phipps 29 qb 4 2 208 6-3 Purdue 11/19/1947 6 1 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 3rd pick / 1970
38 Larry Poole 24 13 1 195 6-1 Kent St. 7/31/1952 1 4 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 213th pick / 1975
34 Greg Pruitt* 25 RB 14 13 190 5-10 Oklahoma 8/18/1951 3 13 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 30th pick / 1973
43 Mike Pruitt 22 rb 13 2 222 6-0 Purdue 4/3/1954 Rook 1 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 7th pick / 1976
81 Oscar Roan 25 TE 11 11 215 6-6 UCLA,SMU 10/17/1951 1 2 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 57th pick / 1975
33 Reggie Rucker 29 WR 14 14 195 6-2 Boston Univ. 9/21/1947 6 9
22 Clarence Scott 27 LCB 14 14 190 6-0 Kansas St. 4/9/1949 5 5 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1971
65 Henry Sheppard 24 g 14 1 255 6-6 SMU 11/12/1952 Rook 2 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 130th pick / 1976
72 Jerry Sherk*+ 28 RDT 14 14 258 6-4 Oklahoma St. 7/7/1948 6 11 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1970
17 Brian Sipe 27 QB 14 12 195 6-1 San Diego St. 8/8/1949 2 10 Cleveland Browns / 13th / 330th pick / 1972
74 Mike St. Clair 23 14 4 248 6-5 Iowa Central,Grambling St. 9/2/1953 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 99th pick / 1976
79 Gerry Sullivan 24 14 0 250 6-4 Illinois 1/15/1952 2 4 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 171st pick / 1974
42 Paul Warfield 34 WR 14 14 188 6-0 Ohio St. 11/28/1942 12 8 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 4th / 28th pick / 1964
Team Total 26.3 14 218.6 6-2.2 3.4