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1983 Cleveland Browns

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9-7-0, Finished 2nd in AFC Central Division  · 1983 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.2, Offense: -0.9, Defense: -1.3, SoS: -3.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 356 points (22.2/g), 13th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 342 points (21.4/g), 14th.
 Differential of 14 points (0.9/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 8.4-7.6.

Coach: Sam Rutigliano (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Larrye Weaver
 Defensive Coordinator: Marty Schottenheimer

Stadium: Cleveland Municipal Stadium
 Training Camp: Lakeland Community College (Kirtland, Ohio)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Brian Sipe 34 9 14 291 for 496, 3,566 yards, 26 td, 23 int, & 26 rushes for 56 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 13th / 330th pick / 1972
RB Mike Pruitt 29 7 14 293 rushes for 1,184 yards, 10 td, & 30 catches for 157 yards and 2 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 7th pick / 1976
WR Bobby Jones 28 5 11 36 catches for 507 yards, 4 td, & 1 rush for 19 yards and 0 td
WR Dave Logan 29 7 12 37 catches for 627 yards, 2 td Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 65th pick / 1976
TE Harry Holt 26 Rook 11 29 catches for 420 yards, 3 td, & 3 rushes for 8 yards and 0 td
TE Ozzie Newsome 27 5 16 89 catches for 970 yards, 6 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 23rd pick / 1978
LT Doug Dieken 34 12 16 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 142nd pick / 1971
LG Robert Jackson 30 8 16
C Mike Baab 24 1 15 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 115th pick / 1982
RG Joe DeLamielleure 32 10 16 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 26th pick / 1973
RT Cody Risien 26 4 16 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 183rd pick / 1979
 Defensive Starters
LDE Reggie Camp 22 Rook 16 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 68th pick / 1983
NT Bob Golic 26 4 16 3.5 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1979
RDE Keith Baldwin 23 1 9 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 31st pick / 1982
LOLB Chip Banks*+ 24 1 16 4.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 3rd pick / 1982
LILB Scott Nicolas 23 1 8 Cleveland Browns / 12th / 310th pick / 1982
RILB Tom Cousineau 26 1 16 4.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 1st pick / 1979
ROLB Clay Matthews 27 5 16 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 12th pick / 1978
LCB Larry Braziel 29 4 7 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 115th pick / 1979
RCB Hanford Dixon 25 2 15 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 22nd pick / 1981
SS Clinton Burrell 27 4 11 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 6th / 151st pick / 1979
FS Mike Whitwell 25 1 16 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 6th / 162nd pick / 1982
 Special Teams Starters
K Matt Bahr 27 4 0 21 of 24 field goals & 38 of 40 extra points Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 165th pick / 1979
P Jeff Gossett 26 2 0 70 punts for a 40.8 average, 0 blocked
PR Dino Hall 28 4 0 39 punt returns for a 7.3 average and 0 td
KR Dwight Walker 24 1 0 29 kick returns for a 21.6 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 4th / 87th pick / 1982

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
80 Willis Adams 27 wr 16 6 194 6-2 Houston 8/22/1956 4 4 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 20th pick / 1979
52 Dick Ambrose 30 lilb 6 6 235 6-0 Virginia 1/17/1953 8 3 Cleveland Browns / 12th / 290th pick / 1975
61 Mike Baab 24 C 15 15 270 6-4 Texas 12/6/1959 1 8 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 115th pick / 1982
9 Matt Bahr 27 K 16 0 175 5-10 Penn St. 7/6/1956 4 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 165th pick / 1979
99 Keith Baldwin 23 RDE 16 9 263 6-4 Texas A&M 10/13/1960 1 4 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 31st pick / 1982
56 Chip Banks*+ 24 LOLB 16 16 243 6-4 USC 9/18/1959 1 15 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 3rd pick / 1982
88 Rocky Belk 23 10 0 187 6-0 Miami (FL) 6/20/1960 Rook 1 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 176th pick / 1983
47 Larry Braziel 29 LCB 13 7 188 6-0 USC 9/25/1954 4 3 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 115th pick / 1979
97 Thomas Brown 26 16 0 247 6-4 Baylor 7/8/1957 3 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 302nd pick / 1980
49 Clinton Burrell 27 SS 12 11 192 6-1 LSU 9/4/1956 4 5 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 151st pick / 1979
96 Reggie Camp 22 LDE 16 16 274 6-4 California 2/28/1961 Rook 6 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 68th pick / 1983
59 Dale Carver 22 16 0 225 6-2 Georgia 3/5/1961 Rook 1
75 Bill Contz 22 16 0 268 6-5 Penn St. 12/5/1961 Rook 1 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 122nd pick / 1983
50 Tom Cousineau 26 RILB 16 16 225 6-3 Ohio St. 5/6/1957 1 8 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 1st pick / 1979
15 Steve Cox 25 7 0 195 6-4 Tulsa,Arkansas 5/11/1958 2 0 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 134th pick / 1981
38 Johnny Davis 27 rb 16 3 235 6-1 Alabama 7/17/1956 5 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1978
64 Joe DeLamielleure 32 RG 16 16 254 6-3 Michigan St. 3/16/1951 10 13 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 26th pick / 1973
54 Tom DeLeone 33 c 16 1 248 6-2 Ohio St. 8/13/1950 11 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 106th pick / 1972
73 Doug Dieken 34 LT 16 16 254 6-5 Illinois 2/12/1949 12 8 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 142nd pick / 1971
29 Hanford Dixon 25 RCB 16 15 186 5-11 Southern Miss 12/25/1958 2 6 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 22nd pick / 1981
74 Paul Farren 23 16 0 272 6-5 Boston Univ. 12/24/1960 Rook 1 Cleveland Browns / 12th / 316th pick / 1983
83 Ricky Feacher 29 wr 9 5 174 5-10 Miss. Valley St. 2/11/1954 7 2 New England Patriots / 10th / 270th pick / 1976
24 Vagas Ferguson 26 1 0 204 6-1 Notre Dame 3/6/1957 3 0 New England Patriots / 1st / 25th pick / 1980
94 Elvis Franks 26 rde 16 7 252 6-4 Morgan St. 7/9/1957 3 4 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 116th pick / 1980
79 Bob Golic 26 NT 16 16 264 6-2 Notre Dame 10/26/1957 4 7 New England Patriots / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1979
7 Jeff Gossett 26 P 16 0 200 6-2 East. Illinois 1/25/1957 2 2
30 Boyce Green 23 rb 13 2 215 5-11 Carson-Newman 6/24/1960 Rook 5 Cleveland Browns / 11th / 288th pick / 1983
31 Al Gross 22 16 0 191 6-3 Arizona 1/4/1961 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 246th pick / 1983
26 Dino Hall 28 PR 16 0 165 5-7 Rowan 12/6/1955 4 0
81 Harry Holt 26 TE 15 11 236 6-4 Arizona 12/29/1957 Rook 4
70 Thomas Hopkins 23 2 0 260 6-6 Alabama A&M 1/13/1960 Rook 0 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 262nd pick / 1983
68 Robert Jackson 30 LG 16 16 255 6-2 Duke 4/1/1953 8 8
51 Eddie Johnson 24 lb 16 2 220 6-1 Louisville 2/3/1959 2 2 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 187th pick / 1981
48 Lawrence Johnson 26 lcb 16 6 204 5-11 Wisconsin 9/11/1957 4 3 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 40th pick / 1979
89 Bobby Jones 28 WR 15 11 180 5-11 Youngstown St.,Millikin 7/12/1955 5 5
85 Dave Logan 29 WR 16 12 219 6-4 Colorado 2/2/1954 7 6 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 65th pick / 1976
57 Clay Matthews 27 ROLB 16 16 245 6-2 USC 3/15/1956 5 7 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 12th pick / 1978
16 Paul McDonald 25 qb 16 2 185 6-2 USC 2/23/1958 3 1 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 109th pick / 1980
82 Ozzie Newsome 27 TE 16 16 232 6-2 Alabama 3/16/1956 5 9 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 23rd pick / 1978
58 Scott Nicolas 23 LILB 16 8 226 6-3 Miami (FL) 8/7/1960 1 4 Cleveland Browns / 12th / 310th pick / 1982
40 Rod Perry 30 db 16 4 178 5-9 Colorado 9/11/1953 8 3 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 98th pick / 1975
43 Mike Pruitt 29 RB 15 14 222 6-0 Purdue 4/3/1954 7 10 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 7th pick / 1976
72 Dave Puzzuoli 22 16 0 260 6-3 Pittsburgh 1/12/1961 Rook 1 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 149th pick / 1983
63 Cody Risien 26 RT 16 16 269 6-7 Texas A&M 3/22/1957 4 8 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 183rd pick / 1979
22 Clarence Scott 34 ss 16 5 190 6-0 Kansas St. 4/9/1949 12 3 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1971
17 Brian Sipe 34 QB 15 14 195 6-1 San Diego St. 8/8/1949 9 12 Cleveland Browns / 13th / 330th pick / 1972
87 Tim Stracka 24 13 0 225 6-3 Wisconsin 9/27/1959 Rook 0 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 145th pick / 1983
42 Dwight Walker 24 KR 16 0 185 5-10 Nicholls St. 1/10/1959 1 3 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 87th pick / 1982
55 Curtis Weathers 27 16 0 224 6-5 Mississippi 9/16/1956 4 1 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 241st pick / 1979
21 Mike Whitwell 25 FS 16 16 175 6-0 Texas A&M 11/14/1958 1 7 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 162nd pick / 1982
Team Total 26.4 16 221.6 6-1.8 3.6