Mobile Site You Are Here > Home > Teams > Cleveland Browns > 1981 Starters, Roster, & Players

1981 Cleveland Browns

 Franchise IndexPrevious Season / Next Season

5-11-0, Finished 4th in AFC Central Division  · 1981 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -6.5, Offense: -4.1, Defense: -2.4, SoS: -0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 276 points (17.2/g), 24th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 375 points (23.4/g), 23rd.
 Differential of -99 points (-6.2/g), 26th.  Expected W-L: 5.2-10.8.

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

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 32 7 16 313 for 567, 3,876 yards, 17 td, 25 int, & 38 rushes for 153 yards and 1 td Cleveland Browns / 13th / 330th pick / 1972
RB Charles White 23 1 9 97 rushes for 342 yards, 1 td, & 27 catches for 219 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 27th pick / 1980
FB Mike Pruitt 27 5 15 247 rushes for 1,103 yards, 7 td, & 63 catches for 442 yards and 1 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 7th pick / 1976
WR Dave Logan 27 5 14 31 catches for 497 yards, 4 td Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 65th pick / 1976
WR Reggie Rucker 34 11 11 27 catches for 532 yards, 1 td
TE Ozzie Newsome* 25 3 16 69 catches for 1,002 yards, 6 td, & 2 rushes for 20 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 23rd pick / 1978
LT Doug Dieken 32 10 16 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 142nd pick / 1971
LG Robert Jackson 28 6 13
C Tom DeLeone 31 9 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 106th pick / 1972
RG Joe DeLamielleure 30 8 16 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 26th pick / 1973
RT Cody Risien 24 2 16 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 183rd pick / 1979
 Defensive Starters
LDE Marshall Harris 26 1 12 New York Jets / 8th / 198th pick / 1979
NT Henry Bradley 28 2 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 9th / 237th pick / 1978
RDE Lyle Alzado 32 10 15 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 4th / 79th pick / 1971
LOLB Don Goode 30 7 16 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 15th pick / 1974
LILB Robert Jackson 27 3 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 17th pick / 1977
RILB Dick Ambrose 28 6 16 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 12th / 290th pick / 1975
ROLB Clay Matthews 25 3 16 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 12th pick / 1978
LCB Ron Bolton 31 9 16 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 5th / 124th pick / 1972
RCB Hanford Dixon 23 Rook 14 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 22nd pick / 1981
SS Clarence Scott 32 10 16 4 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1971
FS Thom Darden 31 9 10 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 18th pick / 1972
 Special Teams Starters
K Matt Bahr 25 2 0 13 of 20 field goals & 22 of 22 extra points Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 165th pick / 1979
P Steve Cox 23 Rook 0 68 punts for a 42.4 average, 2 blocked Cleveland Browns / 5th / 134th pick / 1981
PR Dino Hall 26 2 0 33 punt returns for a 7.5 average and 0 td
KR Dino Hall 26 2 0 36 kick returns for a 22.6 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)
80 Willis Adams 25 7 0 194 6-2 Houston 8/22/1956 2 0 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 20th pick / 1979
77 Lyle Alzado 32 RDE 15 15 255 6-3 Yankton 4/3/1949 10 7 Denver Broncos / 4th / 79th pick / 1971
52 Dick Ambrose 28 RILB 16 16 235 6-0 Virginia 1/17/1953 6 7 Cleveland Browns / 12th / 290th pick / 1975
9 Matt Bahr 25 K 11 0 175 5-10 Penn St. 7/6/1956 2 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 165th pick / 1979
24 Autry Beamon 28 db 14 4 190 6-1 Texas A&M-Commerce 11/12/1953 6 2 Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 311th pick / 1975
28 Ron Bolton 31 LCB 16 16 180 6-2 Norfolk St. 4/16/1950 9 7 New England Patriots / 5th / 124th pick / 1972
91 Henry Bradley 28 NT 16 16 261 6-2 Alcorn St. 9/4/1953 2 7 San Diego Chargers / 9th / 237th pick / 1978
97 Thomas Brown 24 de 16 4 247 6-4 Baylor 7/8/1957 1 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 302nd pick / 1980
49 Clinton Burrell 25 db 2 2 192 6-1 LSU 9/4/1956 2 1 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 151st pick / 1979
15 Steve Cox 23 P 16 0 195 6-4 Tulsa,Arkansas 5/11/1958 Rook 2 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 134th pick / 1981
27 Thom Darden 31 FS 13 10 195 6-2 Michigan 8/28/1950 9 5 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 18th pick / 1972
64 Joe DeLamielleure 30 RG 16 16 254 6-3 Michigan St. 3/16/1951 8 7 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 26th pick / 1973
54 Tom DeLeone 31 C 8 8 248 6-2 Ohio St. 8/13/1950 9 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 106th pick / 1972
73 Doug Dieken 32 LT 16 16 254 6-5 Illinois 2/12/1949 10 7 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 142nd pick / 1971
29 Hanford Dixon 23 RCB 16 14 186 5-11 Southern Miss 12/25/1958 Rook 5 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 22nd pick / 1981
83 Ricky Feacher 27 wr 16 7 174 5-10 Miss. Valley St. 2/11/1954 5 4 New England Patriots / 10th / 270th pick / 1976
20 Judson Flint 24 16 0 201 6-0 Memphis,California (PA) 1/26/1957 1 2 New England Patriots / 7th / 177th pick / 1979
94 Elvis Franks 24 de 16 1 252 6-4 Morgan St. 7/9/1957 1 1 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 116th pick / 1980
86 Danny Fulton 25 5 0 184 6-2 Nebraska,Nebraska-Omaha 9/2/1956 2 0 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 65th pick / 1978
50 Don Goode 30 LOLB 16 16 234 6-2 Kansas 6/21/1951 7 7 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 15th pick / 1974
26 Dino Hall 26 KR 12 0 165 5-7 Rowan 12/6/1955 2 0
90 Marshall Harris 26 LDE 15 12 261 6-6 TCU 12/6/1955 1 5 New York Jets / 8th / 198th pick / 1979
35 Calvin Hill 34 14 0 227 6-4 Yale 1/2/1947 12 1 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 24th pick / 1969
58 Bruce Huther 27 lb 16 2 221 6-1 New Hampshire 7/23/1954 4 2
68 Robert Jackson 28 LG 16 13 255 6-2 Duke 4/1/1953 6 6
56 Robert Jackson 27 LILB 14 14 230 6-1 Texas A&M 8/7/1954 3 6 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 17th pick / 1977
10 Dave Jacobs 24 5 0 151 5-7 Syracuse 7/15/1957 2 -1 Denver Broncos / 12th / 325th pick / 1979
51 Eddie Johnson 22 16 0 220 6-1 Louisville 2/3/1959 Rook 1 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 187th pick / 1981
48 Lawrence Johnson 24 db 16 2 204 5-11 Wisconsin 9/11/1957 2 2 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 40th pick / 1979
85 Dave Logan 27 WR 14 14 219 6-4 Colorado 2/2/1954 5 3 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 65th pick / 1976
57 Clay Matthews 25 ROLB 16 16 245 6-2 USC 3/15/1956 3 8 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 12th pick / 1978
16 Paul McDonald 23 12 0 185 6-2 USC 2/23/1958 1 1 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 109th pick / 1980
30 Cleo Miller 29 rb 12 3 207 5-11 Ark-Pine Bluff 9/5/1952 7 2
71 Matt Miller 25 16 0 270 6-6 Colorado 7/30/1956 2 1 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 95th pick / 1979
24 Cleo Montgomery 25 4 0 183 5-8 Abilene Christian 7/1/1956 1 0
82 Ozzie Newsome* 25 TE 16 16 232 6-2 Alabama 3/16/1956 3 7 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 23rd pick / 1978
84 McDonald Oden 23 16 0 234 6-4 Tennessee St. 3/28/1958 1 0
34 Greg Pruitt 30 rb 15 5 190 5-10 Oklahoma 8/18/1951 8 5 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 30th pick / 1973
43 Mike Pruitt 27 FB 16 15 222 6-0 Purdue 4/3/1954 5 9 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 7th pick / 1976
63 Cody Risien 24 RT 16 16 269 6-7 Texas A&M 3/22/1957 2 7 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 183rd pick / 1979
92 Mike Robinson 25 10 0 265 6-4 Oklahoma St.,Arizona 8/19/1956 Rook 1 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 92nd pick / 1981
33 Reggie Rucker 34 WR 14 11 195 6-2 Boston Univ. 9/21/1947 11 4
22 Clarence Scott 32 SS 16 16 190 6-0 Kansas St. 4/9/1949 10 8 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1971
65 Henry Sheppard 29 g 9 3 255 6-6 SMU 11/12/1952 5 2 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 130th pick / 1976
72 Jerry Sherk 33 15 0 258 6-4 Oklahoma St. 7/7/1948 11 1 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1970
17 Brian Sipe 32 QB 16 16 195 6-1 San Diego St. 8/8/1949 7 10 Cleveland Browns / 13th / 330th pick / 1972
79 Gerry Sullivan 29 C 16 8 250 6-4 Illinois 1/15/1952 7 4 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 171st pick / 1974
12 Rick Trocano 22 6 0 188 6-0 Pittsburgh 4/4/1959 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 292nd pick / 1981
87 Curtis Weathers 25 13 0 224 6-5 Mississippi 9/16/1956 2 1 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 241st pick / 1979
25 Charles White 23 RB 16 9 190 5-10 USC 1/22/1958 1 3 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 27th pick / 1980
Team Total 27.0 16 218.1 6-1.6 4.3