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1964 Denver Broncos

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2-11-1, Finished 4th in AFL West Division  · 1964 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -12.4, Offense: -5.1, Defense: -7.3, SoS: 1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 240 points (17.1/g), 8th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 438 points (31.3/g), 8th.
 Differential of -198 points (-14.1/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 2.7-11.3.

Coach: Jack Faulkner (0-4-0) and Mac Speedie (2-7-1)

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Jacky Lee 25 4 10 133 for 265, 1,611 yards, 11 td, 20 int, & 42 rushes for 163 yards and 3 td St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 61st pick / 1960
HB Charley Mitchell 24 1 0 177 rushes for 590 yards, 5 td, & 33 catches for 225 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 4th / 52nd pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 18th / 141st pick / 1963
FB Billy Joe 24 1 0 112 rushes for 415 yards, 2 td, & 12 catches for 16 yards and 0 td Denver Broncos / 11th / 85th pick / 1963
Washington Redskins / 9th / 119th pick / 1963
FL Bob Scarpitto 25 3 0 35 catches for 375 yards, 4 td, & 1 rush for 5 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 9th / 71st pick / 1961
SE Lionel Taylor 29 5 0 76 catches for 873 yards, 7 td
TE Hewritt Dixon 24 1 0 38 catches for 585 yards, 1 td, & 18 rushes for 25 yards and 0 td Denver Broncos / 8th / 60th pick / 1963
Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 151st pick / 1963
LT Harold Olson 26 4 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 13th pick / 1960
LG Jim Perkins 25 2 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 86th pick / 1962
Denver Broncos / 21st / 162nd pick / 1962
C Jerry Sturm* 28 3 0
RG Bob McCullough 24 2 0
RT Eldon Danenhauer 29 4 0
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ray Jacobs 26 1 0 Houston Oilers / 1st / 7th pick / 1962
Dallas Cowboys / 17th / 228th pick / 1962
LDT Dick Guesman 26 4 0 Detroit Lions / 6th / 67th pick / 1959
RDT Chuck Janerette 26 4 0 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 49th pick / 1960
RDE Ed Cooke 29 6 0 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 29th pick / 1958
LLB Jerry Hopkins 23 1 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 4th / 31st pick / 1963
MLB Marv Matuszak 33 11 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 29th pick / 1953
RLB Jim Fraser* 28 2 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 21st / 250th pick / 1959
LCB Willie Brown*+ 24 1 0 9 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Willie West 26 4 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 37th pick / 1960
LS John McGeever 25 2 0 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 7th / 50th pick / 1962
Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 83rd pick / 1962
RS Goose Gonsoulin* 26 4 0 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 17th / 203rd pick / 1960
 Special Teams Starters
K Dick Guesman 26 4 0 6 of 22 field goals & 13 of 15 extra points Detroit Lions / 6th / 67th pick / 1959
P Jim Fraser* 28 2 0 73 punts for a 44.2 average, 1 blocked Cleveland Browns / 21st / 250th pick / 1959
PR Odell Barry 23 Rook 0 16 punt returns for a 9.3 average and 1 td Denver Broncos / 19th / 145th pick / 1964
KR Odell Barry 23 Rook 0 47 kick returns for a 26.5 average and 0 td Denver Broncos / 19th / 145th pick / 1964

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
28 Billy Atkins 30 3 0 196 6-1 Auburn 11/19/1934 6 1 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 59th pick / 1958
74 Frank Atkinson 23 3 0 240 6-3 Stanford 12/13/1941 1 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 108th pick / 1963
62 Ernie Barnes 26 11 0 247 6-3 North Carolina Central 7/15/1938 4 2 Baltimore Colts / 10th / 112th pick / 1960
42 Odell Barry 23 KR 14 0 180 5-10 Findlay 10/10/1941 Rook 1 Denver Broncos / 19th / 145th pick / 1964
46 Norm Bass 25 1 0 210 6-3 Pacific 1/21/1939 Rook 1
24 Willie Brown*+ 24 LCB 14 0 195 6-1 Grambling St. 12/2/1940 1 9
80 Ed Cooke 29 RDE 14 0 250 6-4 Maryland 5/3/1935 6 4 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 29th pick / 1958
75 Eldon Danenhauer 29 RT 14 0 245 6-5 Emporia St.,Pittsburg St. 10/4/1935 4 6
88 Al Denson 22 14 0 208 6-2 Florida A&M 1/2/1942 Rook 3 Denver Broncos / 6th / 47th pick / 1964
Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 72nd pick / 1964
30 Hewritt Dixon 24 TE 14 0 230 6-1 Florida A&M 1/8/1940 1 5 Denver Broncos / 8th / 60th pick / 1963
Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 151st pick / 1963
53 Tom Erlandson 24 5 0 235 6-3 Washington St. 3/24/1940 2 2
86 Stan Fanning 27 7 0 270 6-7 Idaho 11/22/1937 4 2 Chicago Bears / 11th / 128th pick / 1960
51 Jim Fraser* 28 P 14 0 236 6-3 Wisconsin 5/29/1936 2 8 Cleveland Browns / 21st / 250th pick / 1959
23 Goose Gonsoulin* 26 RS 14 0 210 6-3 Baylor 6/7/1938 4 5 San Francisco 49ers / 17th / 203rd pick / 1960
46 John Griffin 25 7 0 190 6-1 Memphis 11/2/1939 1 1 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 43rd pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 8th / 61st pick / 1963
77 Dick Guesman 26 K 14 0 255 6-4 West Virginia 1/22/1938 4 3 Detroit Lions / 6th / 67th pick / 1959
89 Gary Henson 24 1 0 200 6-3 Colorado 9/8/1940 1 0 Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 184th pick / 1962
Houston Oilers / 28th / 223rd pick / 1962
50 Jerry Hopkins 23 LLB 14 0 235 6-2 Texas A&M 1/24/1941 1 5 Houston Oilers / 4th / 31st pick / 1963
83 Ray Jacobs 26 LDE 14 0 285 6-3 Howard Payne 11/21/1938 1 4 Houston Oilers / 1st / 7th pick / 1962
Dallas Cowboys / 17th / 228th pick / 1962
70 Chuck Janerette 26 RDT 14 0 253 6-3 Penn St. 12/1/1938 4 4 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 49th pick / 1960
26 Tom Janik 24 9 0 190 6-3 Texas A&M,Texas A&M-Kingsville 9/6/1940 1 2 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 21st pick / 1963
Detroit Lions / 12th / 167th pick / 1963
3 Billy Joe 24 FB 14 0 235 6-2 Villanova 10/14/1940 1 3 Denver Broncos / 11th / 85th pick / 1963
Washington Redskins / 9th / 119th pick / 1963
54 Larry Jordan 26 8 0 230 6-6 Youngstown St. 4/18/1938 2 2
52 Ray Kubala 22 8 0 265 6-5 Texas A&M 10/26/1942 Rook 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 46th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 7th / 49th pick / 1964
73 Ike Lassiter 24 2 0 270 6-5 St. Augustine's 11/15/1940 2 2 Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 115th pick / 1962
15 Jacky Lee 25 QB 14 10 189 6-1 Cincinnati 7/11/1939 4 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 61st pick / 1960
55 Marv Matuszak 33 MLB 14 0 232 6-3 Tulsa 9/12/1931 11 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 29th pick / 1953
67 Bob McCullough 24 RG 14 0 245 6-2 Colorado 11/18/1940 2 4
47 John McGeever 25 LS 14 0 195 6-1 Auburn 2/14/1939 2 4 Denver Broncos / 7th / 50th pick / 1962
Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 83rd pick / 1962
45 Jim McMillin 25 7 0 190 6-0 Colorado St. 9/18/1939 3 2
21 Gene Mingo 26 7 0 216 6-2 none 9/22/1938 4 3
27 Charley Mitchell 24 HB 14 0 185 5-11 Washington 5/25/1940 1 6 Chicago Bears / 4th / 52nd pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 18th / 141st pick / 1963
78 Leroy Moore 29 12 0 240 6-2 Fort Valley St. 9/16/1935 4 2
68 Tom Nomina 23 11 0 260 6-3 Miami (OH) 12/27/1941 1 2 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 13th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 15th pick / 1963
76 Harold Olson 26 LT 14 0 255 6-2 Clemson 1/19/1938 4 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 13th pick / 1960
71 Jim Perkins 25 LG 14 0 250 6-2 Colorado 6/16/1939 2 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 86th pick / 1962
Denver Broncos / 21st / 162nd pick / 1962
56 Jim Price 24 6 0 225 6-2 Auburn 9/17/1940 1 2 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 34th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 6th / 43rd pick / 1963
82 Bob Scarpitto 25 FL 14 0 192 5-11 Notre Dame 1/7/1939 3 3 San Diego Chargers / 9th / 71st pick / 1961
65 Don Shackelford 21 8 0 255 6-4 Pacific 2/18/1943 Rook 2 Denver Broncos / 6th / 41st pick / 1964
Cleveland Browns / 4th / 54th pick / 1964
7 Mickey Slaughter 23 qb 14 4 204 6-2 Louisiana Tech 8/22/1941 1 -1 Denver Broncos / 7th / 50th pick / 1963
84 Matt Snorton 22 5 0 250 6-5 Michigan St. 9/26/1942 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 20th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 3rd / 20th pick / 1964
34 Donnie Stone 27 9 0 205 6-1 Arkansas 1/5/1937 3 0 Chicago Bears / 21st / 249th pick / 1959
72 Jerry Sturm* 28 C 14 0 260 6-3 Illinois 12/31/1936 3 5
87 Lionel Taylor 29 SE 14 0 215 6-2 New Mex. Highlands 8/15/1935 5 7
20 Willie West 26 RCB 7 0 190 5-10 Oregon 5/1/1938 4 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 37th pick / 1960
41 Jim Wright 25 10 0 190 5-11 Memphis 3/27/1939 Rook 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 36th pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 14th / 106th pick / 1961
Team Total 25.3 14 226.2 6-2.3 2.4