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11-5-0, Finished 1st in AFC Central Division  · 1980 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.8, Offense: 1.7, Defense: 0.1, SoS: -1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 357 points (22.3/g), 8th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 310 points (19.4/g), 12th.
 Differential of 47 points (2.9/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 9.3-6.7.

Coach: Sam Rutigliano (11-5-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Marty Schottenheimer

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*+ 31 6 16 337 for 554, 4,132 yards, 30 td, 14 int, & 20 rushes for 55 yards and 1 td Cleveland Browns / 13th / 330th pick / 1972
RB Greg Pruitt 29 7 9 40 rushes for 117 yards, 0 td, & 50 catches for 444 yards and 5 td Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 30th pick / 1973
FB Mike Pruitt* 26 4 16 249 rushes for 1,034 yards, 6 td, & 63 catches for 471 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 7th pick / 1976
WR Dave Logan 26 4 16 51 catches for 822 yards, 4 td Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 65th pick / 1976
WR Reggie Rucker 33 10 16 52 catches for 768 yards, 4 td
TE Ozzie Newsome 24 2 16 51 catches for 594 yards, 3 td, & 2 rushes for 13 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 23rd pick / 1978
LT Doug Dieken* 31 9 16 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 6th / 142nd pick / 1971
LG Henry Sheppard 28 4 15 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 130th pick / 1976
C Tom DeLeone* 30 8 16 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 106th pick / 1972
RG Joe DeLamielleure* 29 7 13 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 26th pick / 1973
RT Cody Risien 23 1 16 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 183rd pick / 1979
 Defensive Starters
LDE Marshall Harris 25 Rook 15 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 8th / 198th pick / 1979
NT Henry Bradley 27 1 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 9th / 237th pick / 1978
RDE Lyle Alzado+ 31 9 16 Denver Broncos / 4th / 79th pick / 1971
LOLB Charlie Hall 32 9 16 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 68th pick / 1971
LILB Robert Jackson 26 2 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 17th pick / 1977
RILB Dick Ambrose 27 5 16 Cleveland Browns / 12th / 290th pick / 1975
ROLB Clay Matthews 24 2 13 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 12th pick / 1978
LCB Ron Bolton 30 8 16 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 5th / 124th pick / 1972
RCB Clinton Burrell 24 1 13 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 6th / 151st pick / 1979
SS Clarence Scott 31 9 16 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1971
FS Thom Darden 30 8 16 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 18th pick / 1972
 Special Teams Starters
K Don Cockroft 35 12 0 16 of 26 field goals & 39 of 44 extra points Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 55th pick / 1967
P Johnny Evans 24 2 0 66 punts for a 38.3 average, 0 blocked Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 39th pick / 1978
PR Keith Wright 24 2 0 29 punt returns for a 4.4 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 5th / 122nd pick / 1978
KR Dino Hall 25 1 0 32 kick returns for a 21.6 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
80 Willis Adams 24 16 0 194 6-2 Houston 8/22/1956 1 2 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 20th pick / 1979
77 Lyle Alzado+ 31 RDE 16 16 255 6-3 Yankton 4/3/1949 9 12 Denver Broncos / 4th / 79th pick / 1971
52 Dick Ambrose 27 RILB 16 16 235 6-0 Virginia 1/17/1953 5 7 Cleveland Browns / 12th / 290th pick / 1975
24 Autry Beamon 27 13 0 190 6-1 Texas A&M-Commerce 11/12/1953 5 1 Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 311th pick / 1975
28 Ron Bolton 30 LCB 16 16 180 6-2 Norfolk St. 4/16/1950 8 7 New England Patriots / 5th / 124th pick / 1972
91 Henry Bradley 27 NT 16 16 261 6-2 Alcorn St. 9/4/1953 1 7 San Diego Chargers / 9th / 237th pick / 1978
49 Clinton Burrell 24 RCB 15 13 192 6-1 LSU 9/4/1956 1 6 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 151st pick / 1979
12 Don Cockroft 35 K 16 0 195 6-2 Adams St. 2/6/1945 12 2 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 55th pick / 1967
53 Bill Cowher 23 lb 16 2 225 6-3 North Carolina St. 5/8/1957 Rook 2
93 Ron Crews 24 16 0 256 6-4 Notre Dame,UNLV 10/9/1956 Rook 1 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 99th pick / 1980
27 Thom Darden 30 FS 16 16 195 6-2 Michigan 8/28/1950 8 6 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 18th pick / 1972
21 Oliver Davis 26 db 15 1 203 6-1 Tennessee St. 8/29/1954 3 1 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 102nd pick / 1977
64 Joe DeLamielleure* 29 RG 16 13 254 6-3 Michigan St. 3/16/1951 7 12 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 26th pick / 1973
54 Tom DeLeone* 30 C 16 16 248 6-2 Ohio St. 8/13/1950 8 11 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 106th pick / 1972
73 Doug Dieken* 31 LT 16 16 254 6-5 Illinois 2/12/1949 9 11 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 142nd pick / 1971
8 Johnny Evans 24 P 16 0 197 6-1 North Carolina St. 2/18/1956 2 2 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 39th pick / 1978
83 Ricky Feacher 26 16 0 174 5-10 Miss. Valley St. 2/11/1954 4 3 New England Patriots / 10th / 270th pick / 1976
20 Judson Flint 23 13 0 201 6-0 Memphis,California (PA) 1/26/1957 Rook 1 New England Patriots / 7th / 177th pick / 1979
94 Elvis Franks 23 16 0 252 6-4 Morgan St. 7/9/1957 Rook 1 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 116th pick / 1980
50 Don Goode 29 lb 15 3 234 6-2 Kansas 6/21/1951 6 2 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 15th pick / 1974
59 Charlie Hall 32 LOLB 16 16 220 6-3 Houston 12/2/1948 9 7 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 68th pick / 1971
26 Dino Hall 25 KR 16 0 165 5-7 Rowan 12/6/1955 1 0
90 Marshall Harris 25 LDE 16 15 261 6-6 TCU 12/6/1955 Rook 7 New York Jets / 8th / 198th pick / 1979
35 Calvin Hill 33 15 0 227 6-4 Yale 1/2/1947 11 4 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 24th pick / 1969
68 Robert Jackson 27 g 14 4 255 6-2 Duke 4/1/1953 5 3
56 Robert Jackson 26 LILB 14 14 230 6-1 Texas A&M 8/7/1954 2 6 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 17th pick / 1977
48 Lawrence Johnson 23 db 2 2 204 5-11 Wisconsin 9/11/1957 1 1 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 40th pick / 1979
85 Dave Logan 26 WR 16 16 219 6-4 Colorado 2/2/1954 4 9 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 65th pick / 1976
57 Clay Matthews 24 ROLB 14 13 245 6-2 USC 3/15/1956 2 6 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 12th pick / 1978
16 Paul McDonald 22 15 0 185 6-2 USC 2/23/1958 Rook 0 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 109th pick / 1980
30 Cleo Miller 28 16 0 207 5-11 Ark-Pine Bluff 9/5/1952 6 1
55 John Mohring 24 14 0 240 6-3 C.W. Post 11/14/1956 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 8th / 213th pick / 1979
82 Ozzie Newsome 24 TE 16 16 232 6-2 Alabama 3/16/1956 2 6 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 23rd pick / 1978
84 McDonald Oden 22 16 0 234 6-4 Tennessee St. 3/28/1958 Rook 0
58 Cliff Odom 22 8 0 237 6-2 Texas-Arlington 8/15/1958 Rook 1 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1980
69 Joel Patten 22 6 0 310 6-7 Duke 2/7/1958 Rook 1
34 Greg Pruitt 29 RB 16 9 190 5-10 Oklahoma 8/18/1951 7 6 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 30th pick / 1973
43 Mike Pruitt* 26 FB 16 16 222 6-0 Purdue 4/3/1954 4 13 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 7th pick / 1976
63 Cody Risien 23 RT 16 16 269 6-7 Texas A&M 3/22/1957 1 9 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 183rd pick / 1979
33 Reggie Rucker 33 WR 16 16 195 6-2 Boston Univ. 9/21/1947 10 8
22 Clarence Scott 31 SS 16 16 190 6-0 Kansas St. 4/9/1949 9 6 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1971
65 Henry Sheppard 28 LG 16 15 255 6-6 SMU 11/12/1952 4 8 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 130th pick / 1976
72 Jerry Sherk 32 dt 1 1 258 6-4 Oklahoma St. 7/7/1948 10 0 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1970
17 Brian Sipe*+ 31 QB 16 16 195 6-1 San Diego St. 8/8/1949 6 16 Cleveland Browns / 13th / 330th pick / 1972
79 Gerry Sullivan 28 16 0 250 6-4 Illinois 1/15/1952 6 1 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 171st pick / 1974
87 Curtis Weathers 24 10 0 224 6-5 Mississippi 9/16/1956 1 1 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 241st pick / 1979
25 Charles White 22 rb 14 7 190 5-10 USC 1/22/1958 Rook 4 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 27th pick / 1980
41 Jerry Wilkinson 24 7 0 248 6-9 Oregon St. 2/27/1956 1 0 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 108th pick / 1979
89 Keith Wright 24 PR 12 0 172 5-10 Memphis 1/30/1956 2 1 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 122nd pick / 1978
Team Total 26.6 16 222.9 6-2.1 3.9