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10-5-0, Finished 1st in AFC Central Division  · 1987 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 10.8, Offense: 5.3, Defense: 5.5, SoS: 0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 390 points (26.0/g), 3rd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 239 points (15.9/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 151 points (10.1/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 11.4-3.6.

Coach: Marty Schottenheimer (10-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Lindy Infante
 Defensive Coordinator: Dave Adolph
 Other Notable Asst.: Bill Cowher (Secondary)

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 Bernie Kosar* 24 2 12 241 for 389, 3,033 yards, 22 td, 9 int, & 15 rushes for 22 yards and 1 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 1st pick / 1985 Supp
RB Earnest Byner 25 3 12 105 rushes for 432 yards, 8 td, & 52 catches for 552 yards and 2 td Cleveland Browns / 10th / 280th pick / 1984
FB Kevin Mack* 25 2 12 201 rushes for 735 yards, 5 td, & 32 catches for 223 yards and 1 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1984 Supp
WR Reggie Langhorne 24 2 12 20 catches for 288 yards, 1 td Cleveland Browns / 7th / 175th pick / 1985
WR Webster Slaughter 23 1 12 47 catches for 806 yards, 7 td Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1986
TE Ozzie Newsome 31 9 13 34 catches for 375 yards, 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 23rd pick / 1978
LT Paul Farren 27 4 12 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 12th / 316th pick / 1983
LG Larry Williams 24 1 8 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 259th pick / 1985
C Mike Baab 28 5 12 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 115th pick / 1982
RG Dan Fike 26 2 12 New York Jets / 10th / 274th pick / 1983
RT Cody Risien* 30 8 13 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 183rd pick / 1979
 Defensive Starters
LDE Sam Clancy 29 4 8 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Seattle Seahawks / 11th / 284th pick / 1982
NT Bob Golic* 30 8 12 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1979
RDE Carl Hairston 35 11 14 8.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 191st pick / 1976
LOLB Lucius Sanford 31 9 8 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 89th pick / 1978
LILB Eddie Johnson 28 6 11 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 7th / 187th pick / 1981
RILB Mike Johnson 25 1 10 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 18th pick / 1984 Supp
ROLB Clay Matthews* 31 9 12 2.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 12th pick / 1978
LCB Frank Minnifield* 27 3 12 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Hanford Dixon*+ 29 6 12 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 22nd pick / 1981
SS Ray Ellis 28 6 10 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 331st pick / 1981
FS Felix Wright 28 2 7 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Jeff Jaeger 23 Rook 0 14 of 22 field goals & 33 of 33 extra points Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1987
P Jeff Gossett 30 6 0 19 punts for a 40.5 average, 0 blocked
PR Gerald McNeil* 25 1 0 34 punt returns for a 11.4 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 44th pick / 1984 Supp
KR Glen Young 27 4 0 18 kick returns for a 22.9 average and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1983

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
61 Mike Baab 28 C 12 12 270 6-4 Texas 12/6/1959 5 8 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 115th pick / 1982
9 Matt Bahr 31 3 0 175 5-10 Penn St. 7/6/1956 8 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 165th pick / 1979
60 Al Baker 31 de 12 1 265 6-6 Colorado St. 12/9/1956 9 2 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 40th pick / 1978
25 Vincent Barnett 22 3 0 200 6-0 Arkansas St. 2/19/1965 Rook 0
87 Clayton Beauford 24 1 0 190 5-11 Auburn 3/1/1963 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 10th / 258th pick / 1985
77 Rickey Bolden 26 lt 5 5 274 6-6 SMU 9/8/1961 3 3 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 96th pick / 1984
73 Keith Bosley 24 t 3 2 320 6-5 East. Kentucky 6/19/1963 Rook 2
36 Stephen Braggs 22 12 0 178 5-9 Texas 8/29/1965 Rook 1 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 165th pick / 1987
94 Robert Brannon 26 1 0 245 6-7 Kent St.,Arkansas 3/26/1961 Rook 0
86 Brian Brennan 25 wr 13 1 178 5-9 Boston Col. 2/15/1962 3 7 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 104th pick / 1984
92 Dave Butler 22 1 0 225 6-4 Notre Dame 7/17/1965 Rook 0
44 Earnest Byner 25 RB 12 12 215 5-10 East Carolina 9/15/1962 3 11 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 280th pick / 1984
96 Reggie Camp 26 lde 6 5 274 6-4 California 2/28/1961 4 3 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 68th pick / 1983
59 James Capers 28 3 0 232 6-4 Central Michigan 6/14/1959 Rook 0
36 Vince Carreker 24 2 0 183 6-0 Central State (OH),Cincinnati 8/21/1963 Rook 0
75 Alex Carter 24 de 3 1 255 6-3 Tennessee St. 9/6/1963 Rook 1
11 Jeff Christensen 27 qb 3 2 202 6-3 East. Illinois 1/8/1960 4 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 137th pick / 1983
91 Sam Clancy 29 LDE 13 8 288 6-7 Pittsburgh 5/29/1958 4 6 Seattle Seahawks / 11th / 284th pick / 1982
47 Mike Crawford 23 3 0 215 5-10 Arizona St. 1/3/1964 Rook 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 12th / 324th pick / 1986
55 Tim Crawford 25 lb 3 3 245 6-4 Texas Tech 12/17/1962 Rook 2 New York Jets / 3rd / 79th pick / 1986
18 Gary Danielson 36 qb 6 1 195 6-2 Purdue 9/10/1951 11 1
38 Johnny Davis 31 1 0 235 6-1 Alabama 7/17/1956 9 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1978
29 Hanford Dixon*+ 29 RCB 12 12 186 5-11 Southern Miss 12/25/1958 6 15 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 22nd pick / 1981
35 Stacey Driver 23 2 0 190 5-7 Clemson 3/4/1964 Rook 0
27 Brian Dudley 27 db 3 3 180 6-1 Bethune-Cookman 8/30/1960 Rook 1
83 Donnie Echols 30 3 0 240 6-4 Oklahoma St. 12/16/1957 Rook 0
24 Ray Ellis 28 SS 12 10 192 6-1 Ohio St. 4/27/1959 6 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 331st pick / 1981
39 Major Everett 27 rb 4 3 215 5-10 Mississippi Col. 1/4/1960 4 1
74 Paul Farren 27 LT 12 12 272 6-5 Boston Univ. 12/24/1960 4 8 Cleveland Browns / 12th / 316th pick / 1983
69 Dan Fike 26 RG 12 12 280 6-7 Florida 6/16/1961 2 8 New York Jets / 10th / 274th pick / 1983
28 Herman Fontenot 24 12 0 206 6-0 LSU 9/12/1963 2 1
4 Brian Franco 28 2 0 165 5-8 Penn St. 12/3/1959 Rook 0
79 Bob Golic* 30 NT 12 12 264 6-2 Notre Dame 10/26/1957 8 11 New England Patriots / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1979
7 Jeff Gossett 30 P 5 0 200 6-2 East. Illinois 1/25/1957 6 1
52 David Grayson 23 rolb 11 5 230 6-2 Cal Poly-Pomona,Fresno St. 2/27/1964 Rook 4 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 217th pick / 1987
53 Anthony Griggs 27 lb 12 2 227 6-3 Villanova,Ohio St. 2/12/1960 5 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 105th pick / 1982
27 Al Gross 26 fs 6 5 191 6-3 Arizona 1/4/1961 4 2 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 246th pick / 1983
94 Rusty Guilbeau 29 1 0 242 6-4 McNeese St. 11/20/1958 5 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1982
78 Carl Hairston 35 RDE 14 14 260 6-3 Md-Eastern Shore 12/15/1952 11 9 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 191st pick / 1976
65 Darryl Haley 26 t 9 1 269 6-4 Utah 2/16/1961 5 2 New England Patriots / 2nd / 55th pick / 1982
58 Cliff Hanneman 23 lb 3 3 235 6-2 Fresno St. 10/21/1964 Rook 2
23 Mark Harper 26 12 0 174 5-9 Alcorn St. 11/5/1961 1 1
48 D.D. Hoggard 26 1 0 188 6-0 North Carolina St. 5/20/1961 2 0
38 Alvin Horn 22 db 3 3 185 5-11 UNLV 3/7/1965 Rook 1
35 Enis Jackson 24 1 0 180 5-9 Memphis 5/16/1963 Rook 0
8 Jeff Jaeger 23 K 10 0 190 5-11 Washington 11/26/1964 Rook 2 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1987
51 Eddie Johnson 28 LILB 12 11 220 6-1 Louisville 2/3/1959 6 7 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 187th pick / 1981
11 Lee Johnson 26 3 0 200 6-2 BYU 11/27/1961 2 0 Houston Oilers / 5th / 138th pick / 1985
59 Mike Johnson 25 RILB 11 10 230 6-1 Virginia Tech 11/26/1962 1 7 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 18th pick / 1984 Supp
33 Kirk Jones 22 1 0 210 5-10 UNLV 1/5/1965 Rook 0
95 Marlon Jones 23 1 0 263 6-4 Central State (OH) 7/1/1964 Rook 0
54 Mike Junkin 23 4 0 241 6-3 Duke 11/21/1964 Rook 0 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 5th pick / 1987
62 Mike Katolin 29 c 3 3 255 6-3 San Jose St. 1/30/1958 Rook 2
80 Chris Kelley 23 2 0 240 6-4 Akron 11/13/1964 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 178th pick / 1987
22 Perry Kemp 26 wr 3 3 170 5-11 California (PA) 12/31/1961 Rook 3
19 Bernie Kosar* 24 QB 12 12 210 6-5 Miami (FL) 11/25/1963 2 14 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 1st pick / 1985 Supp
97 Mike Kovaleski 22 1 0 225 6-2 Notre Dame 1/30/1965 Rook 0
63 Mark Krerowicz 24 g 3 3 285 6-3 Ohio St. 3/1/1963 Rook 2 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 147th pick / 1985
88 Reggie Langhorne 24 WR 12 12 200 6-2 Elizabeth City St. 4/7/1963 2 4 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 175th pick / 1985
3 Goran Lingmerth 23 1 0 160 5-8 Northern Arizona 11/11/1964 Rook 0
34 Kevin Mack* 25 FB 12 12 224 6-0 Clemson 8/9/1962 2 9 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1984 Supp
42 Tim Manoa 23 12 0 227 6-1 Penn St. 9/9/1964 Rook 1 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 80th pick / 1987
42 Larry Mason 26 rb 3 3 205 5-11 Southern Miss,Troy 3/21/1961 Rook 2
57 Clay Matthews* 31 ROLB 12 12 245 6-2 USC 3/15/1956 9 13 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 12th pick / 1978
89 Gerald McNeil* 25 PR 12 0 145 5-7 Baylor 3/27/1962 1 2 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 44th pick / 1984 Supp
52 Nick Miller 24 lb 9 1 238 6-2 Arkansas 10/26/1963 Rook 1 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 127th pick / 1986
31 Frank Minnifield* 27 LCB 12 12 180 5-9 Louisville 1/1/1960 3 12
98 Aaron Moog 25 3 0 260 6-4 UNLV 2/3/1962 Rook 0
57 Steve Nave 24 2 0 250 6-2 Kansas 8/29/1963 Rook 0
82 Ozzie Newsome 31 TE 13 13 232 6-2 Alabama 3/16/1956 9 5 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 23rd pick / 1978
10 Mike Pagel 27 4 0 206 6-2 Arizona St. 9/13/1960 5 0 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 84th pick / 1982
54 Jerry Parker 23 2 0 227 6-0 Central State (OH) 9/13/1964 Rook 0
28 Steve Pierce 24 2 0 190 5-10 Illinois 12/12/1963 Rook 0
53 Tom Polley 25 lb 2 2 246 6-3 UNLV 2/17/1962 2 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 205th pick / 1985
72 Dave Puzzuoli 26 nt 12 1 260 6-3 Pittsburgh 1/12/1961 4 2 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 149th pick / 1983
73 Gregg Rakoczy 22 12 0 290 6-6 Miami (FL) 5/18/1965 Rook 1 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1987
63 Cody Risien* 30 RT 13 13 269 6-7 Texas A&M 3/22/1957 8 11 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 183rd pick / 1979
30 Billy Robinson 24 3 0 200 6-1 Arizona St. 2/13/1963 Rook 0
23 DeJuan Robinson 22 db 3 3 185 5-10 Northern Arizona 6/3/1965 Rook 2
37 Chris Rockins 25 db 12 1 195 6-0 Oklahoma St. 5/18/1962 3 2 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 48th pick / 1984
79 Mike Rusinek 24 nt 3 3 250 6-3 California 5/1/1963 Rook 2
50 Lucius Sanford 31 LOLB 11 8 216 6-2 Georgia Tech 2/14/1956 9 5 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 89th pick / 1978
91 Darryl Sims 26 de 10 4 278 6-3 Wisconsin 7/23/1961 2 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 20th pick / 1985
84 Webster Slaughter 23 WR 12 12 175 6-1 San Diego St. 10/19/1964 1 10 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1986
66 Dave Sparenberg 28 1 0 257 6-3 West. Ontario 5/28/1959 Rook 0
38 George Swarn 23 1 0 205 5-10 Miami (OH) 2/15/1964 Rook 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 118th pick / 1987
50 Mike Teifke 24 3 0 255 6-4 Akron 12/29/1963 Rook 0
81 Derek Tennell 23 te 11 2 245 6-5 UCLA 2/12/1964 Rook 1 Seattle Seahawks / 7th / 185th pick / 1987
84 Keith Tinsley 22 wr 3 1 184 5-9 Pittsburgh 3/31/1965 Rook 0
87 Travis Tucker 24 4 0 234 6-3 Southern Connecticut St. 9/19/1963 2 0 Cleveland Browns / 11th / 287th pick / 1985
71 Ralph Van Dyke 23 t 2 2 273 6-6 Southern Illinois 1/19/1964 Rook 2 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 97th pick / 1987
85 David Verser 29 wr 2 1 200 6-1 Kansas 3/1/1958 6 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 10th pick / 1981
5 Dale Walters 26 2 0 200 6-0 Rice 6/21/1961 Rook 0
89 Louis Watson 24 2 0 175 5-11 Miss. Valley St. 1/11/1963 Rook 0
6 Remi Watson 23 1 0 174 6-0 South Carolina St.,Bethune-Cookman 8/8/1964 Rook 0
85 Clarence Weathers 25 12 0 170 5-9 Delaware St. 1/10/1962 4 2
70 Larry Williams 24 LG 12 8 292 6-5 Notre Dame 7/3/1963 1 6 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 259th pick / 1985
41 Troy Wilson 22 db 3 3 170 5-10 Notre Dame 9/19/1965 Rook 1
64 Blake Wingle 27 g 3 2 267 6-2 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo,UCLA 4/17/1960 4 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 244th pick / 1983
5 George Winslow 24 5 0 205 6-4 Wisconsin,Villanova 7/28/1963 Rook 0
64 Frank Winters 23 12 0 291 6-3 West. Illinois 1/23/1964 Rook 1 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 276th pick / 1987
22 Felix Wright 28 FS 12 7 190 6-2 Drake 6/22/1959 2 5
83 Glen Young 27 KR 10 0 205 6-2 Mississippi St. 10/11/1960 4 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1983
Team Total 25.7 15 222.5 6-1.5 2.2