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1960 Denver Broncos

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4-9-1, AFL West Division  · 1960 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.2, Offense: -1.6, Defense: -3.7, SoS: 0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 309 points (22.1/g), 6th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 393 points (28.1/g), 7th.
 Differential of -84 points (-6.0/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 5.1-8.9.

Coach: Frank Filchock (4-9-1)

Stadium: Bears Stadium
 Training Camp: Colorado School of Mines (Golden, Colorado)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Frank Tripucka 33 11 14 248 for 478, 3,038 yards, 24 td, 34 int, & 10 rushes for 0 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 9th pick / 1949
HB Henry Bell Rook 0 43 rushes for 238 yards, 0 td, & 2 catches for 13 yards and 0 td
FB Dave Rolle 23 Rook 0 130 rushes for 501 yards, 2 td, & 21 catches for 122 yards and 1 td
FL Bob McNamara 29 Rook 0 7 catches for 143 yards, 1 td, & 17 rushes for 33 yards and 1 td Cleveland Browns / 9th / 107th pick / 1953
SE Lionel Taylor+ 25 1 0 92 catches for 1,235 yards, 12 td, & 2 rushes for -6 yards and 0 td
TE Bill Jessup 31 9 0 9 catches for 120 yards, 1 td San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 126th pick / 1951
LT Gordy Holz 27 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 23rd / 270th pick / 1955
LG Ken Adamson 22 Rook 0
C Mike Nichols 22 Rook 0
RG Willie Smith 23 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 8th / 94th pick / 1959
RT Eldon Danenhauer 25 Rook 0
 Defensive Starters
LDE Joe Young 27 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 24th / 287th pick / 1955
LDT Bud McFadin+ 32 8 0 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1951
RDT Johnny Hatley 30 7 0 Chicago Bears / 16th / 185th pick / 1953
RDE Chuck Gavin 27 Rook 0
LLB Pete Mangum 29 6 0 New York Giants / 23rd / 268th pick / 1954
MLB Hardy Brown 36 12 0 New York Giants / 12th / 104th pick / 1947
RLB Al Day 22 Rook 0
LCB Frank Bernardi 27 5 0 Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 38th pick / 1955
RCB Johnny Pyeatt 27 Rook 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Al Romine 28 5 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RS Goose Gonsoulin+ 22 Rook 0 11 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 17th / 203rd pick / 1960
 Special Teams Starters
K Gene Mingo 22 Rook 0 18 of 28 field goals & 33 of 36 extra points
P George Herring 26 Rook 0 70 punts for a 37.3 average, 2 blocked San Francisco 49ers / 16th / 184th pick / 1956
PR Al Carmichael 32 7 0 15 punt returns for a 6.7 average and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1953
KR Al Carmichael 32 7 0 22 kick returns for a 26.4 average and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1953

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
60 Ken Adamson 22 LG 14 0 235 6-2 Notre Dame 10/12/1938 Rook 5
24 Don Allen 21 10 0 200 6-0 Texas 8/20/1939 Rook 0
62 Buddy Alliston 27 11 0 218 6-0 Mississippi 12/14/1933 Rook 3 Green Bay Packers / 15th / 176th pick / 1956
20 Henry Bell HB 10 0 210 5-10 none Rook 2
43 Frank Bernardi 27 LCB 6 0 181 5-9 Colorado 6/17/1933 5 4 Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 38th pick / 1955
36 J.W. Brodnax 24 14 0 208 6-0 LSU 3/6/1936 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 15th / 175th pick / 1959
50 Fred Broussard 27 1 0 235 6-3 Texas A&M,NW State (LA) 4/29/1933 5 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 42nd pick / 1955
34 Hardy Brown 36 MLB 13 0 193 6-0 SMU,Tulsa 5/8/1924 12 5 New York Giants / 12th / 104th pick / 1947
40 Al Carmichael 32 KR 10 0 200 6-1 USC 11/10/1928 7 8 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1953
86 Don Carothers 26 3 0 225 6-5 Bradley 5/13/1934 Rook 0 Chicago Cardinals / 10th / 118th pick / 1957
89 Ken Carpenter 34 6 0 195 6-0 Oregon St. 2/26/1926 10 4 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1950
76 Bill Danenhauer 26 4 0 245 6-5 Emporia St. 6/3/1934 Rook 2 Baltimore Colts / 17th / 199th pick / 1956
75 Eldon Danenhauer 25 RT 14 0 245 6-5 Emporia St.,Pittsburg St. 10/4/1935 Rook 5
Jack Davis 27 2 0 235 6-2 Oklahoma,Arizona 2/19/1933 Rook 2
84 Al Day 22 RLB 14 0 216 6-2 East. Michigan 3/18/1938 Rook 5
14 Dick Doyle 30 6 0 193 6-0 Ohio St. 3/25/1930 5 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 27th / 318th pick / 1952
Tom Dublinski 30 3 0 212 6-2 Utah 8/8/1930 8 0 Detroit Lions / 8th / 93rd pick / 1952
88 Pat Epperson 25 9 0 225 6-3 Adams St. 11/3/1935 Rook 1
61 Chuck Gavin 27 RDE 11 0 250 6-1 Tennessee St. 12/26/1933 Rook 5
23 Goose Gonsoulin+ 22 RS 14 0 210 6-3 Baylor 6/7/1938 Rook 11 San Francisco 49ers / 17th / 203rd pick / 1960
85 Jim Greer 29 14 0 215 6-3 Elizabeth City St. 7/7/1931 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 23rd / 277th pick / 1955
67 Johnny Hatley 30 RDT 14 0 249 6-3 Baylor,Sul Ross St. 3/16/1930 7 5 Chicago Bears / 16th / 185th pick / 1953
16 George Herring 26 P 14 0 200 6-2 Southern Miss 6/18/1934 Rook 1 San Francisco 49ers / 16th / 184th pick / 1956
73 Gordy Holz 27 LT 14 0 260 6-4 Minnesota 5/24/1933 Rook 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 23rd / 270th pick / 1955
53 Bob Hudson 30 2 0 225 6-4 Clemson 4/5/1930 9 2 New York Giants / 12th / 146th pick / 1951
81 Bill Jessup 31 TE 9 0 195 6-1 USC 3/17/1929 9 1 San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 126th pick / 1951
70 Don King 31 14 0 260 6-3 Kentucky 3/11/1929 6 3
52 Frank Kuchta 24 12 0 225 6-2 Notre Dame 9/18/1936 2 3 Washington Redskins / 9th / 102nd pick / 1958
77 Carl Larpenter 24 14 0 235 6-4 Texas 7/1/1936 Rook 3
33 Pete Mangum 29 LLB 14 0 219 6-0 Mississippi 1/17/1931 6 5 New York Giants / 23rd / 268th pick / 1954
64 Bud McFadin+ 32 LDT 14 0 260 6-3 Texas 8/21/1928 8 9 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1951
41 Bob McNamara 29 FL 14 0 190 6-0 Minnesota 8/12/1931 Rook 5 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 107th pick / 1953
21 Gene Mingo 22 14 0 216 6-2 none 9/22/1938 Rook 12
51 Mike Nichols 22 C 14 0 225 6-3 Ark-Monticello 7/29/1938 Rook 5
83 Johnny Pyeatt 27 RCB 14 0 204 6-3 none 9/16/1933 Rook 5
35 Dave Rolle 23 FB 14 0 215 6-0 Oklahoma 3/22/1937 Rook 5
42 Al Romine 28 LS 14 0 191 6-2 Florida,North Alabama 3/10/1932 5 5
72 Hal Smith 25 3 0 250 6-5 UCLA 10/3/1935 Rook 2 Chicago Cardinals / 18th / 214th pick / 1957
71 Willie Smith 23 RG 14 0 255 6-3 Michigan 11/1/1937 Rook 5 Chicago Bears / 8th / 94th pick / 1959
22 Bob Stransky 24 14 0 180 6-1 Colorado 6/30/1936 Rook 1 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 24th pick / 1958
63 Dave Strickland 29 14 0 220 6-0 Memphis 6/13/1931 Rook 3
87 Lionel Taylor+ 25 SE 12 0 215 6-2 New Mex. Highlands 8/15/1935 1 12
18 Frank Tripucka 33 QB 14 14 192 6-2 Notre Dame 12/8/1927 11 10 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 9th pick / 1949
40 Ted Wegert 28 4 0 202 5-11 none 4/17/1932 5 0
76 Bill Yelverton 27 10 0 220 6-4 Mississippi 5/19/1933 Rook 3 San Francisco 49ers / 18th / 208th pick / 1956
65 Joe Young 27 LDE 14 0 245 6-3 Marquette,Arizona 8/3/1933 Rook 5 Chicago Bears / 24th / 287th pick / 1955
Team Total 26.4 14 219.4 6-1.9 2.6