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1968 Baltimore Colts

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13-1-0, Finished 1st in NFL Coastal Division  · 1968 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 17.9, Offense: 8.0, Defense: 9.9, SoS: -0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 402 points (28.7/g), 2nd of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 144 points (10.3/g), 1st.
 Differential of 258 points (18.4/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 12.9-1.1.

Coach: Don Shula (13-1-0)
 Other Notable Asst.: Chuck Noll (Defensive Backfield)

Stadium: Memorial Stadium
 Training Camp: McDaniel College (Western Maryland College) (Westminster, Maryland)

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 Earl Morrall*+ 34 12 14 182 for 317, 2,909 yards, 26 td, 17 int, & 11 rushes for 18 yards and 1 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1956
HB Tom Matte* 29 7 0 183 rushes for 662 yards, 9 td, & 25 catches for 275 yards and 1 td Baltimore Colts / 1st / 7th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 5th / 37th pick / 1961
FB Jerry Hill 29 7 0 91 rushes for 360 yards, 1 td, & 18 catches for 161 yards and 1 td Denver Broncos / 2nd / 9th pick / 1961
Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 35th pick / 1961
FL Willie Richardson* 29 5 0 37 catches for 698 yards, 8 td New York Jets / 3rd / 19th pick / 1963
Baltimore Colts / 7th / 89th pick / 1963
SE Jimmy Orr 33 10 0 29 catches for 743 yards, 6 td Los Angeles Rams / 25th / 291st pick / 1957
TE John Mackey*+ 27 5 0 45 catches for 644 yards, 5 td, & 10 rushes for 103 yards and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 19th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 5th / 35th pick / 1963
LT Bob Vogel* 27 5 0 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1963
LG Glenn Ressler 25 3 0 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 17th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 36th pick / 1965
C Bill Curry 26 3 0 Oakland Raiders / 23rd / 183rd pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 20th / 279th pick / 1964
RG Dan Sullivan 29 6 0 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 37th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 10th / 80th pick / 1962
RT Sam Ball 24 2 0 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 2nd / 14th pick / 1966
Baltimore Colts / 1st / 15th pick / 1966
 Defensive Starters
LDE Bubba Smith 23 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 1st / 1st pick / 1967
LDT Billy Ray Sr. Smith 33 11 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 26th pick / 1957
RDT Fred Miller* 28 5 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 7th / 93rd pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 26th / 201st pick / 1962
RDE Ordell Braase 36 11 0 Baltimore Colts / 14th / 160th pick / 1954
LLB Mike Curtis*+ 25 3 0 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 1st / 14th pick / 1965
Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 21st pick / 1965
MLB Dennis Gaubatz 28 5 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 8th / 111th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 25th / 199th pick / 1963
RLB Don Shinnick 33 11 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 20th pick / 1957
LCB Bobby Boyd*+ 31 8 0 8 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 10th / 119th pick / 1960
RCB Lenny Lyles 32 10 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 1st / 11th pick / 1958
LS Jerry Logan 27 5 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 4th / 47th pick / 1963
Oakland Raiders / 9th / 65th pick / 1963
RS Rick Volk 23 1 0 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 45th pick / 1967
 Special Teams Starters
K Lou Michaels 33 10 0 18 of 28 field goals & 48 of 50 extra points Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 4th pick / 1958
P David Lee 25 2 0 49 punts for a 39.5 average, 1 blocked
PR Rick Volk 23 1 0 25 punt returns for a 7.9 average and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 45th pick / 1967
KR Preston Pearson 23 1 0 15 kick returns for a 35.1 average and 2 td Baltimore Colts / 12th / 298th pick / 1967

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
37 Ocie Austin 21 14 0 200 6-3 Utah St. 1/8/1947 Rook 4 Baltimore Colts / 10th / 257th pick / 1968
73 Sam Ball 24 RT 14 0 250 6-4 Kentucky 6/1/1944 2 8 New York Jets / 2nd / 14th pick / 1966
Baltimore Colts / 1st / 15th pick / 1966
40 Bobby Boyd*+ 31 LCB 14 0 195 5-11 Oklahoma 12/3/1937 8 21 Baltimore Colts / 10th / 119th pick / 1960
81 Ordell Braase 36 RDE 14 0 245 6-4 South Dakota 3/13/1932 11 9 Baltimore Colts / 14th / 160th pick / 1954
2 Timmy Brown 31 11 0 198 5-11 Ball St. 5/24/1937 9 3 Green Bay Packers / 27th / 313th pick / 1959
80 Gail Cogdill 31 5 0 200 6-3 Washington St. 4/7/1937 8 0 Detroit Lions / 6th / 63rd pick / 1960
34 Terry Cole 23 14 0 220 6-2 Indiana 7/7/1945 Rook 6 Baltimore Colts / 9th / 242nd pick / 1968
50 Bill Curry 26 C 14 0 235 6-3 Georgia Tech 10/21/1942 3 8 Oakland Raiders / 23rd / 183rd pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 20th / 279th pick / 1964
32 Mike Curtis*+ 25 LLB 14 0 232 6-3 Duke 3/27/1943 3 19 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 14th pick / 1965
Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 21st pick / 1965
53 Dennis Gaubatz 28 MLB 14 0 232 6-2 LSU 2/11/1940 5 11 Detroit Lions / 8th / 111th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 25th / 199th pick / 1963
51 Bob Grant 22 7 0 225 6-2 Wake Forest 10/14/1946 Rook 5 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 50th pick / 1968
25 Alex Hawkins 31 10 0 190 6-0 South Carolina 7/2/1937 9 0 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 13th pick / 1959
45 Jerry Hill 29 FB 9 0 210 5-11 Wyoming 10/12/1939 7 7 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 9th pick / 1961
Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 35th pick / 1961
85 Roy Hilton 25 14 0 240 6-6 Jackson St. 3/23/1943 3 6 Houston Oilers / 8th / 59th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 15th / 210th pick / 1965
61 Cornelius Johnson 25 14 0 245 6-2 Virginia Union 7/12/1943 Rook 4 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 204th pick / 1967
49 David Lee 25 P 14 0 230 6-4 Louisiana Tech 11/8/1943 2 2
20 Jerry Logan 27 LS 14 0 185 6-1 West Texas A&M 8/27/1941 5 8 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 47th pick / 1963
Oakland Raiders / 9th / 65th pick / 1963
43 Lenny Lyles 32 RCB 14 0 202 6-2 Louisville 1/26/1936 10 9 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 11th pick / 1958
88 John Mackey*+ 27 TE 14 0 224 6-2 Syracuse 9/24/1941 5 11 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 19th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 5th / 35th pick / 1963
41 Tom Matte* 29 HB 14 0 214 6-0 Ohio St. 6/14/1939 7 12 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 7th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 5th / 37th pick / 1961
79 Lou Michaels 33 K 14 0 243 6-2 Kentucky 9/28/1935 10 5 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 4th pick / 1958
76 Fred Miller* 28 RDT 14 0 250 6-3 LSU 8/8/1940 5 13 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 93rd pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 26th / 201st pick / 1962
84 Tom Mitchell 24 14 0 215 6-2 Bucknell 8/22/1944 2 2 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 58th pick / 1966
15 Earl Morrall*+ 34 QB 14 14 205 6-1 Michigan St. 5/17/1934 12 17 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1956
28 Jimmy Orr 33 SE 13 0 185 5-11 Wake Forest,Clemson,Georgia 10/4/1935 10 12 Los Angeles Rams / 25th / 291st pick / 1957
26 Preston Pearson 23 KR 14 0 205 6-1 Illinois 1/17/1945 1 4 Baltimore Colts / 12th / 298th pick / 1967
27 Ray Perkins 27 14 0 183 6-3 Alabama 12/6/1941 1 4 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 110th pick / 1966
55 Ron Porter 23 14 0 232 6-3 Idaho 7/27/1945 1 5 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 126th pick / 1967
62 Glenn Ressler 25 LG 14 0 250 6-3 Penn St. 5/21/1943 3 8 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 17th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 36th pick / 1965
87 Willie Richardson* 29 FL 14 0 198 6-1 Jackson St. 11/17/1939 5 11 New York Jets / 3rd / 19th pick / 1963
Baltimore Colts / 7th / 89th pick / 1963
66 Don Shinnick 33 RLB 11 0 232 6-0 UCLA 5/15/1935 11 9 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 20th pick / 1957
74 Billy Ray Sr. Smith 33 LDT 14 0 240 6-4 Auburn,Arkansas 1/27/1935 11 15 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 26th pick / 1957
78 Bubba Smith 23 LDE 14 0 265 6-7 Michigan St. 2/28/1945 1 15 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 1st pick / 1967
47 Charlie Stukes 25 db 14 1 212 6-3 Md-Eastern Shore 9/13/1943 1 2 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 100th pick / 1967
71 Dan Sullivan 29 RG 14 0 250 6-3 Boston Col. 9/1/1939 6 8 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 37th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 10th / 80th pick / 1962
52 Dick Szymanski 36 14 0 233 6-3 Notre Dame 10/7/1932 13 4 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 16th pick / 1955
19 Johnny Unitas 35 5 0 194 6-1 Louisville 5/7/1933 12 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 102nd pick / 1955
72 Bob Vogel* 27 LT 14 0 250 6-5 Ohio St. 9/23/1941 5 13 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1963
21 Rick Volk 23 PR 14 0 195 6-3 Michigan 3/15/1945 1 10 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 45th pick / 1967
16 Jim Ward 24 5 0 196 6-2 Gettysburg 7/16/1944 1 0 Baltimore Colts / 14th / 215th pick / 1966
75 John Williams 23 14 0 256 6-3 Minnesota 10/27/1945 Rook 4 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 23rd pick / 1968
64 Sid Williams 26 12 0 235 6-2 Southern 3/24/1942 4 5 Cleveland Browns / 16th / 222nd pick / 1964
Team Total 27.7 14 221.3 6-2.2 5.1