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1977 Cleveland Browns

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6-8-0, Finished 4th in AFC Central Division  · 1977 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.5, Offense: 2.4, Defense: 0.1, SoS: 2.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 269 points (19.2/g), 12th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 267 points (19.1/g), 22nd.
 Differential of 2 points (0.1/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 7.1-6.9.

Coach: Dick Modzelewski (0-1-0) and Forrest Gregg (6-7-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Dick Modzelewski

Stadium: Cleveland Municipal Stadium
 Training Camp: Kent State (Kent, 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 Brian Sipe 28 3 9 112 for 195, 1,233 yards, 9 td, 14 int, & 10 rushes for 14 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 13th / 330th pick / 1972
RB Greg Pruitt* 26 4 14 236 rushes for 1,086 yards, 3 td, & 37 catches for 471 yards and 1 td Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 30th pick / 1973
FB Cleo Miller 25 3 14 163 rushes for 756 yards, 4 td, & 41 catches for 291 yards and 1 td
WR Dave Logan 23 1 5 19 catches for 284 yards, 1 td Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 65th pick / 1976
WR Reggie Rucker 30 7 14 36 catches for 565 yards, 2 td, & 2 rushes for 6 yards and 0 td
TE Oscar Roan 26 2 8 13 catches for 136 yards, 2 td Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 57th pick / 1975
LT Doug Dieken 28 6 14 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 6th / 142nd pick / 1971
LG Henry Sheppard 25 1 13 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 5th / 130th pick / 1976
C Tom DeLeone 27 5 14 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 106th pick / 1972
RG Robert Jackson 24 2 14 2 fumbles recovered
RT Barry Darrow 27 3 12 San Diego Chargers / 17th / 422nd pick / 1973
 Defensive Starters
LDE Joe Jones 29 7 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 36th pick / 1970
LDT Earl Edwards 31 8 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 120th pick / 1969
RDT Mickey Sims 22 Rook 7 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 4th / 110th pick / 1977
RDE Mike St. Clair 24 1 10 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 4th / 99th pick / 1976
LLB Charlie Hall 29 6 14 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 68th pick / 1971
MLB Dick Ambrose 24 2 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 12th / 290th pick / 1975
RLB Gerald Irons 30 7 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 76th pick / 1970
LCB Clarence Scott 28 6 9 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1971
RCB Oliver Davis 23 Rook 14 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 4th / 102nd pick / 1977
SS Tony Peters 24 2 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 4th / 82nd pick / 1975
FS Thom Darden 27 5 14 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 18th pick / 1972
 Special Teams Starters
K Don Cockroft 32 9 0 17 of 23 field goals & 30 of 31 extra points Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 55th pick / 1967
P Greg Coleman 23 Rook 0 61 punts for a 39.2 average, 0 blocked Cincinnati Bengals / 14th / 398th pick / 1976
PR Rolly Woolsey 24 2 0 32 punt returns for a 9.1 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 148th pick / 1975
KR Brian Duncan 25 1 0 15 kick returns for a 19.9 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 Dick Ambrose 24 MLB 14 14 235 6-0 Virginia 1/17/1953 2 6 Cleveland Browns / 12th / 290th pick / 1975
60 Bob Babich 30 14 0 231 6-2 Miami (OH) 5/5/1947 7 3 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 18th pick / 1969
28 Ron Bolton 27 lcb 14 5 180 6-2 Norfolk St. 4/16/1950 5 3 New England Patriots / 5th / 124th pick / 1972
12 Don Cockroft 32 K 14 0 195 6-2 Adams St. 2/6/1945 9 6 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 55th pick / 1967
9 Greg Coleman 23 P 14 0 185 6-0 Florida A&M 9/9/1954 Rook 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 14th / 398th pick / 1976
90 Reggie Craig 24 5 0 187 6-1 Arkansas 6/10/1953 2 0
27 Thom Darden 27 FS 14 14 195 6-2 Michigan 8/28/1950 5 7 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 18th pick / 1972
63 Barry Darrow 27 RT 14 12 260 6-7 West. Montana,Montana 6/27/1950 3 7 San Diego Chargers / 17th / 422nd pick / 1973
21 Oliver Davis 23 RCB 14 14 203 6-1 Tennessee St. 8/29/1954 Rook 6 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 102nd pick / 1977
54 Tom DeLeone 27 C 14 14 248 6-2 Ohio St. 8/13/1950 5 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 106th pick / 1972
62 Al Dennis 26 14 0 250 6-4 Grambling St. 6/24/1951 4 4
73 Doug Dieken 28 LT 14 14 254 6-5 Illinois 2/12/1949 6 8 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 142nd pick / 1971
35 Brian Duncan 25 KR 14 0 201 6-0 SMU 3/31/1952 1 0
66 Earl Edwards 31 LDT 14 14 260 6-7 Wichita St. 3/17/1946 8 6 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 120th pick / 1969
48 Ken Ellis 30 9 0 190 5-10 Southern 9/27/1947 7 3 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 93rd pick / 1970
83 Ricky Feacher 23 14 0 174 5-10 Miss. Valley St. 2/11/1954 1 0 New England Patriots / 10th / 270th pick / 1976
50 John Garlington 31 13 0 218 6-1 LSU 6/5/1946 9 3 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1968
55 Dave Graf 24 14 0 215 6-2 Penn St. 8/5/1953 2 3 Cleveland Browns / 17th / 421st pick / 1975
59 Charlie Hall 29 LLB 14 14 220 6-3 Houston 12/2/1948 6 6 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 68th pick / 1971
86 Gerald Irons 30 RLB 14 14 230 6-2 Md-Eastern Shore 5/2/1947 7 7 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 76th pick / 1970
68 Robert Jackson 24 RG 14 14 255 6-2 Duke 4/1/1953 2 8
58 Mark Johnson 24 7 0 240 6-2 Missouri 8/14/1953 2 2 Buffalo Bills / 12th / 305th pick / 1975
64 Joe Jones 29 LDE 14 14 250 6-6 Tennessee St. 1/7/1948 7 6 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 36th pick / 1970
47 Ricky Jones 22 3 0 211 6-1 Tuskegee 3/9/1955 Rook 2
75 Bob Lingenfelter 23 t 14 2 277 6-7 Nebraska 9/1/1954 Rook 2 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 188th pick / 1977
85 Dave Logan 23 WR 14 5 219 6-4 Colorado 2/2/1954 1 4 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 65th pick / 1976
7 Terry Luck 25 qb 4 1 205 6-3 Nebraska 12/14/1952 Rook 1
10 Dave Mays 28 qb 7 4 204 6-1 Texas Southern 6/20/1949 1 4
30 Cleo Miller 25 FB 14 14 207 5-11 Ark-Pine Bluff 9/5/1952 3 11
70 Mack Mitchell 25 rde 14 5 246 6-8 Houston 8/16/1952 2 3 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 5th pick / 1975
84 Gary Parris 27 te 14 6 226 6-2 Florida St. 6/13/1950 4 3 San Diego Chargers / 15th / 372nd pick / 1973
36 Eddie Payton 26 2 0 175 5-8 Jackson St. 8/3/1951 Rook 0
20 Tony Peters 24 SS 14 14 187 6-1 Oklahoma 4/28/1953 2 6 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 82nd pick / 1975
38 Larry Poole 25 13 0 195 6-1 Kent St. 7/31/1952 2 3 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 213th pick / 1975
34 Greg Pruitt* 26 RB 14 14 190 5-10 Oklahoma 8/18/1951 4 17 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 30th pick / 1973
43 Mike Pruitt 23 13 0 222 6-0 Purdue 4/3/1954 1 2 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 7th pick / 1976
81 Oscar Roan 26 TE 10 8 215 6-6 UCLA,SMU 10/17/1951 2 2 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 57th pick / 1975
33 Reggie Rucker 30 WR 14 14 195 6-2 Boston Univ. 9/21/1947 7 8
22 Clarence Scott 28 LCB 14 9 190 6-0 Kansas St. 4/9/1949 6 5 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1971
65 Henry Sheppard 25 LG 13 13 255 6-6 SMU 11/12/1952 1 7 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 130th pick / 1976
72 Jerry Sherk 29 rdt 7 6 258 6-4 Oklahoma St. 7/7/1948 7 3 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1970
78 Mickey Sims 22 RDT 12 7 278 6-5 South Carolina St. 3/5/1955 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 110th pick / 1977
17 Brian Sipe 28 QB 9 9 195 6-1 San Diego St. 8/8/1949 3 6 Cleveland Browns / 13th / 330th pick / 1972
74 Mike St. Clair 24 RDE 11 10 248 6-5 Iowa Central,Grambling St. 9/2/1953 1 4 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 99th pick / 1976
79 Gerry Sullivan 25 14 0 250 6-4 Illinois 1/15/1952 3 4 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 171st pick / 1974
42 Paul Warfield 35 WR 12 9 188 6-0 Ohio St. 11/28/1942 13 3 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 4th / 28th pick / 1964
80 Lawrence Williams 24 3 0 173 5-10 Texas Tech 9/3/1953 1 0 New England Patriots / 7th / 172nd pick / 1975
25 Rolly Woolsey 24 PR 14 0 182 6-1 Boise St. 8/11/1953 2 0 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 148th pick / 1975
Team Total 26.2 14 218.1 6-2.1 3.5