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1962 Denver Broncos

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7-7-0, Finished 2nd in AFL West Division  · 1962 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.2, Offense: 2.2, Defense: -1.1, SoS: -0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 353 points (25.2/g), 3rd of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 334 points (23.9/g), 5th.
 Differential of 19 points (1.4/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 7.5-6.5.

Coach: Jack Faulkner (7-7-0)

Stadium: Bears Stadium
 Training Camp: Colorado State (Fort Collins, Colorado)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Frank Tripucka* 35 13 13 240 for 440, 2,917 yards, 17 td, 25 int, & 2 rushes for -1 yards and 1 td Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 9th pick / 1949
HB Donnie Stone 25 1 0 94 rushes for 360 yards, 3 td, & 20 catches for 223 yards and 2 td Chicago Bears / 21st / 249th pick / 1959
FB Bo Dickinson 27 2 0 73 rushes for 247 yards, 0 td, & 60 catches for 554 yards and 4 td Chicago Bears / 6th / 72nd pick / 1957
FL Bob Scarpitto 23 1 0 35 catches for 667 yards, 6 td San Diego Chargers / 9th / 71st pick / 1961
SE Lionel Taylor*+ 27 3 0 77 catches for 908 yards, 4 td, & 2 rushes for 26 yards and 0 td
TE Gene Prebola 24 2 0 41 catches for 599 yards, 1 td Detroit Lions / 19th / 219th pick / 1960
LT Jerry Sturm 26 1 0
LG John Denvir 24 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 30th / 240th pick / 1962
Green Bay Packers / 12th / 166th pick / 1961
C Jim Barton 28 2 0
RG Bob McCullough 22 Rook 0
RT Eldon Danenhauer* 27 2 0
 Defensive Starters
LDE Chuck Gavin 29 2 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
LDT Bud McFadin*+ 34 10 0 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1951
RDT Gordy Holz 29 2 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 23rd / 270th pick / 1955
RDE John Cash 26 1 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
LLB Jim Fraser* 26 Rook 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 21st / 250th pick / 1959
MLB Wahoo McDaniel 24 2 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RLB Bill Roehnelt 26 4 0 Chicago Bears / 19th / 219th pick / 1958
LCB John McGeever 23 Rook 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 7th / 50th pick / 1962
Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 83rd pick / 1962
RCB Jim McMillin 23 1 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Bob Zeman* 25 2 0 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 10th / 119th pick / 1959
RS Goose Gonsoulin*+ 24 2 0 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 17th / 203rd pick / 1960
 Special Teams Starters
K Gene Mingo* 24 2 0 27 of 39 field goals & 32 of 34 extra points
P Jim Fraser* 26 Rook 0 55 punts for a 43.6 average, 1 blocked Cleveland Browns / 21st / 250th pick / 1959
PR Gene Mingo* 24 2 0 7 punt returns for a 5.1 average and 0 td
KR Al Frazier 27 1 0 19 kick returns for a 20.4 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 20th / 240th pick / 1957

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
60 Ken Adamson 24 4 0 235 6-2 Notre Dame 10/12/1938 2 2
52 Jim Barton 28 C 14 0 250 6-5 Marshall 6/12/1934 2 6
66 John Cash 26 RDE 14 0 240 6-3 Allen 8/5/1936 1 6
75 Eldon Danenhauer* 27 RT 14 0 245 6-5 Emporia St.,Pittsburg St. 10/4/1935 2 10
65 John Denvir 24 LG 11 0 245 6-4 West Virginia,Colorado 4/30/1938 Rook 6 San Diego Chargers / 30th / 240th pick / 1962
Green Bay Packers / 12th / 166th pick / 1961
35 Bo Dickinson 27 FB 14 0 220 6-2 Southern Miss 7/18/1935 2 7 Chicago Bears / 6th / 72nd pick / 1957
14 Hunter Enis 26 4 0 195 6-2 TCU 12/10/1936 2 0
53 Tom Erlandson 22 4 0 235 6-3 Washington St. 3/24/1940 Rook 3
55 Jim Fraser* 26 LLB 14 0 236 6-3 Wisconsin 5/29/1936 Rook 11 Cleveland Browns / 21st / 250th pick / 1959
42 Al Frazier 27 14 0 180 5-11 Florida A&M 5/28/1935 1 3 Chicago Bears / 20th / 240th pick / 1957
61 Chuck Gavin 29 LDE 14 0 250 6-1 Tennessee St. 12/26/1933 2 6
23 Goose Gonsoulin*+ 24 RS 14 0 210 6-3 Baylor 6/7/1938 2 11 San Francisco 49ers / 17th / 203rd pick / 1960
74 Gordy Holz 29 RDT 14 0 260 6-4 Minnesota 5/24/1933 2 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 23rd / 270th pick / 1955
85 Larry Jordan 24 2 0 230 6-6 Youngstown St. 4/18/1938 Rook 2
83 Don Joyce 33 6 0 253 6-3 Tulane 10/8/1929 11 3 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 18th pick / 1951
73 Ike Lassiter 22 14 0 270 6-5 St. Augustine's 11/15/1940 Rook 3 Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 115th pick / 1962
43 Chuck Marshall 23 5 0 180 6-0 Oregon St. 2/13/1939 Rook 2
67 Bob McCullough 22 RG 14 0 245 6-2 Colorado 11/18/1940 Rook 6
54 Wahoo McDaniel 24 MLB 14 0 235 6-1 Oklahoma 6/19/1938 2 7
64 Bud McFadin*+ 34 LDT 14 0 260 6-3 Texas 8/21/1928 10 11 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1951
47 John McGeever 23 LCB 14 0 195 6-1 Auburn 2/14/1939 Rook 6 Denver Broncos / 7th / 50th pick / 1962
Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 83rd pick / 1962
45 Jim McMillin 23 RCB 14 0 190 6-0 Colorado St. 9/18/1939 1 6
21 Gene Mingo* 24 14 0 216 6-2 none 9/22/1938 2 11
20 Tom Minter 23 7 0 178 5-10 Baylor 7/18/1939 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 9th / 72nd pick / 1962
Minnesota Vikings / 19th / 254th pick / 1962
0 Johnny Olszewski 32 12 0 200 5-11 California 12/21/1930 9 2 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 4th pick / 1953
71 Jim Perkins 23 14 0 250 6-2 Colorado 6/16/1939 Rook 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 86th pick / 1962
Denver Broncos / 21st / 162nd pick / 1962
88 Gene Prebola 24 TE 14 0 225 6-3 Boston Univ. 6/30/1938 2 5 Detroit Lions / 19th / 219th pick / 1960
68 Bill Roehnelt 26 RLB 14 0 227 6-1 Bradley 6/4/1936 4 6 Chicago Bears / 19th / 219th pick / 1958
33 Justin Rowland 25 10 0 188 6-2 TCU 5/10/1937 2 2 Chicago Bears / 12th / 140th pick / 1959
82 Bob Scarpitto 23 FL 14 0 192 5-11 Notre Dame 1/7/1939 1 6 San Diego Chargers / 9th / 71st pick / 1961
17 George Shaw 29 qb 13 1 183 6-1 Oregon 7/25/1933 7 2 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 1st pick / 1955
62 Jerry Stalcup 24 14 0 240 6-1 Wisconsin 11/19/1938 2 3 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 62nd pick / 1960
36 James Stinnette 24 10 0 230 6-1 Oregon St. 12/3/1938 1 2
34 Donnie Stone 25 HB 11 0 205 6-1 Arkansas 1/5/1937 1 5 Chicago Bears / 21st / 249th pick / 1959
72 Jerry Sturm 26 LT 14 0 260 6-3 Illinois 12/31/1936 1 6
41 Jerry Tarr 23 14 0 190 6-0 Oregon 8/27/1939 Rook 2 Denver Broncos / 17th / 130th pick / 1962
87 Lionel Taylor*+ 27 SE 14 0 215 6-2 New Mex. Highlands 8/15/1935 3 9
18 Frank Tripucka* 35 QB 14 13 192 6-2 Notre Dame 12/8/1927 13 9 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 9th pick / 1949
16 Dick Wood 26 1 0 205 6-5 Auburn 2/29/1936 Rook 0 Baltimore Colts / 12th / 144th pick / 1959
46 Bob Zeman* 25 LS 14 0 200 6-1 Wisconsin 2/22/1937 2 9 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 119th pick / 1959
Team Total 25.8 14 221.4 6-2.0 2.3