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1966 Denver Broncos

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4-10-0, Finished 4th in AFL West Division  · 1966 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -12.1, Offense: -8.3, Defense: -3.7, SoS: 1.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 196 points (14.0/g), 9th of 9 in the AFL. Allowed 381 points (27.2/g), 8th.
 Differential of -185 points (-13.2/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 2.4-11.6.

Coach: Mac Speedie (0-2-0) and Ray Malavasi (4-8-0)

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

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 John McCormick 29 4 5 68 for 193, 993 yards, 6 td, 15 int, & 4 rushes for 2 yards and 0 td
HB Abner Haynes 29 6 0 129 rushes for 304 yards, 2 td, & 46 catches for 480 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 55th pick / 1960
FB Wendell Hayes 26 3 0 105 rushes for 417 yards, 1 td, & 8 catches for 49 yards and 0 td
FL Bob Scarpitto* 27 5 0 21 catches for 335 yards, 4 td, & 4 rushes for 110 yards and 1 td San Diego Chargers / 9th / 71st pick / 1961
SE Lionel Taylor 31 7 0 35 catches for 448 yards, 1 td
TE Al Denson 24 2 0 36 catches for 725 yards, 3 td Denver Broncos / 6th / 47th pick / 1964
Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 72nd pick / 1964
LT Bob Breitenstein 23 1 0 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 21st pick / 1965
Denver Broncos / 5th / 33rd pick / 1965
LG Jerry Sturm* 30 5 0
C Larry Kaminski 21 Rook 14
RG John Gonzaga 33 10 0
RT Lee Bernet 22 1 0
 Defensive Starters
LDE Max Leetzow 23 1 0 Denver Broncos / 5th / 35th pick / 1965
Minnesota Vikings / 14th / 191st pick / 1965
LDT Ray Jacobs 28 3 0 Houston Oilers / 1st / 7th pick / 1962
Dallas Cowboys / 17th / 228th pick / 1962
RDT Larry Cox 23 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 10th / 85th pick / 1966
RDE Bob Young 24 Rook 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 19th / 261st pick / 1964
LLB Gene Jeter 24 1 0 Denver Broncos / 10th / 73rd pick / 1965
Green Bay Packers / 12th / 164th pick / 1965
MLB Jerry Hopkins 25 3 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 4th / 31st pick / 1963
RLB John Bramlett* 25 1 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
LCB Willie Brown 26 3 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Nemiah Wilson 23 1 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Lonnie Wright 21 Rook 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
RS Goose Gonsoulin* 28 6 0 San Francisco 49ers / 17th / 203rd pick / 1960
 Special Teams Starters
K Gary Kroner 26 1 0 14 of 25 field goals & 20 of 20 extra points Green Bay Packers / 7th / 93rd pick / 1963
New York Jets / 19th / 147th pick / 1963
P Bob Scarpitto* 27 5 0 77 punts for a 45.2 average, 1 blocked San Diego Chargers / 9th / 71st pick / 1961
PR Abner Haynes 29 6 0 10 punt returns for a 11.9 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 55th pick / 1960
KR Goldie Sellers 24 Rook 0 19 kick returns for a 28.5 average and 2 td Denver Broncos / 8th / 66th pick / 1966
Chicago Bears / 20th / 302nd pick / 1966

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
74 Lee Bernet 22 RT 9 0 250 6-2 Wisconsin 1/24/1944 1 3
56 John Bramlett* 25 RLB 14 0 220 6-1 Memphis 7/7/1941 1 7
76 Bob Breitenstein 23 LT 14 0 265 6-3 Tulsa 4/8/1943 1 3 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 21st pick / 1965
Denver Broncos / 5th / 33rd pick / 1965
24 Willie Brown 26 LCB 14 0 195 6-1 Grambling St. 12/2/1940 3 5
68 Sam Brunelli 23 2 0 270 6-2 Colorado St. 12/13/1943 Rook 1
15 Max Choboian 24 qb 14 7 215 6-4 Oregon,Cal State-Northridge 3/17/1942 Rook 3
66 Larry Cox 23 RDT 11 0 255 6-3 Abilene Christian 11/12/1943 Rook 4 Denver Broncos / 10th / 85th pick / 1966
31 Eric Crabtree 22 14 0 185 6-0 Pittsburgh 11/3/1944 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 13th / 112th pick / 1966
Baltimore Colts / 11th / 170th pick / 1966
78 Marvin Davis 23 1 0 252 6-4 Wichita St. 6/6/1943 Rook 2 Los Angeles Rams / 15th / 205th pick / 1965
88 Al Denson 24 TE 14 0 208 6-2 Florida A&M 1/2/1942 2 6 Denver Broncos / 6th / 47th pick / 1964
Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 72nd pick / 1964
20 Billy Fletcher 23 1 0 190 5-10 Memphis 5/2/1943 Rook 1
84 Jason Franci 23 10 0 210 6-1 California-Santa Barbara 10/17/1943 Rook 0
17 Scotty Glacken 22 qb 8 1 190 6-0 Duke 7/28/1944 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 7th / 62nd pick / 1966
49 Glenn Glass 26 6 0 205 6-1 Tennessee 2/16/1940 4 2 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 12th pick / 1962
Chicago Bears / 17th / 231st pick / 1962
23 Goose Gonsoulin* 28 RS 10 0 210 6-3 Baylor 6/7/1938 6 5 San Francisco 49ers / 17th / 203rd pick / 1960
79 John Gonzaga 33 RG 11 0 247 6-3 none 3/6/1933 10 3
46 John Griffin 27 5 0 190 6-1 Memphis 11/2/1939 3 2 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 43rd pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 8th / 61st pick / 1963
53 Don Gulseth 24 5 0 240 6-1 North Dakota 9/11/1942 Rook 2
33 Wendell Hayes 26 FB 11 0 220 6-1 Humboldt St. 8/5/1940 3 3
28 Abner Haynes 29 HB 14 0 190 6-0 North Texas 9/19/1937 6 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 55th pick / 1960
64 Jon Hohman 24 14 0 245 6-1 Wisconsin 10/23/1942 1 2 Denver Broncos / 8th / 57th pick / 1965
50 Jerry Hopkins 25 MLB 14 0 235 6-2 Texas A&M 1/24/1941 3 5 Houston Oilers / 4th / 31st pick / 1963
62 Jerry Inman 26 14 0 256 6-2 Boise St.,Oregon 2/4/1940 Rook 2
83 Ray Jacobs 28 LDT 11 0 285 6-3 Howard Payne 11/21/1938 3 4 Houston Oilers / 1st / 7th pick / 1962
Dallas Cowboys / 17th / 228th pick / 1962
51 Gene Jeter 24 LLB 14 0 235 6-3 Ark-Pine Bluff,Texas Southern 2/9/1942 1 5 Denver Broncos / 10th / 73rd pick / 1965
Green Bay Packers / 12th / 164th pick / 1965
59 Larry Kaminski 21 C 14 14 245 6-2 Purdue 1/6/1945 Rook 3
61 Bill Keating 22 14 0 242 6-2 Michigan 11/22/1944 Rook 2
35 Mike Kellogg 24 8 0 220 6-0 Santa Clara 10/28/1942 Rook 0
12 Gary Kroner 26 K 14 0 200 6-1 Wisconsin 11/6/1940 1 4 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 93rd pick / 1963
New York Jets / 19th / 147th pick / 1963
52 Ray Kubala 24 14 0 265 6-5 Texas A&M 10/26/1942 2 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 46th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 7th / 49th pick / 1964
80 Dan LaRose 27 11 0 250 6-5 Missouri 2/8/1939 5 2 Boston Patriots / 3rd / 18th pick / 1961
Detroit Lions / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1961
81 Max Leetzow 23 LDE 14 0 240 6-4 Idaho 9/17/1943 1 5 Denver Broncos / 5th / 35th pick / 1965
Minnesota Vikings / 14th / 191st pick / 1965
26 Darrell Lester 26 11 0 228 6-2 LSU,McNeese St. 11/6/1940 2 1 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 118th pick / 1964
73 Pat Matson 22 14 0 245 6-1 Oregon 7/22/1944 Rook 2
55 Archie Matsos 32 4 0 217 6-0 Michigan St. 11/22/1934 6 2 Baltimore Colts / 16th / 189th pick / 1958
10 John McCormick 29 QB 14 5 208 6-1 Boston Col.,Massachusetts 5/26/1937 4 -2
27 Charley Mitchell 26 13 0 185 5-11 Washington 5/25/1940 3 3 Chicago Bears / 4th / 52nd pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 18th / 141st pick / 1963
43 Bob Richardson 22 9 0 180 6-1 UCLA 2/24/1944 Rook 2
11 Tobin Rote 38 3 0 211 6-3 Rice 1/18/1928 16 0 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1950
54 Ronald Sbranti 22 14 0 230 6-2 Utah St. 10/24/1944 Rook 2 Denver Broncos / 9th / 76th pick / 1966
San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 147th pick / 1966
82 Bob Scarpitto* 27 FL 14 0 192 5-11 Notre Dame 1/7/1939 5 8 San Diego Chargers / 9th / 71st pick / 1961
45 Lew Scott 23 13 0 170 5-11 Oregon St. 6/6/1943 Rook 2
21 Goldie Sellers 24 KR 14 0 198 6-2 Grambling St. 1/9/1942 Rook 5 Denver Broncos / 8th / 66th pick / 1966
Chicago Bears / 20th / 302nd pick / 1966
14 Mickey Slaughter 25 qb 3 1 204 6-2 Louisiana Tech 8/22/1941 3 0 Denver Broncos / 7th / 50th pick / 1963
72 Jerry Sturm* 30 LG 14 0 260 6-3 Illinois 12/31/1936 5 4
65 George Tarasovic 36 6 0 245 6-4 Boston Col.,LSU 5/6/1930 14 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1952
87 Lionel Taylor 31 SE 14 0 215 6-2 New Mex. Highlands 8/15/1935 7 4
89 Max Wettstein 22 2 0 225 6-3 Florida St. 7/3/1944 Rook 0
48 Nemiah Wilson 23 RCB 14 0 165 6-0 Grambling St. 4/6/1943 1 5
42 Lonnie Wright 21 LS 14 0 205 6-2 Colorado St. 1/23/1945 Rook 4
77 Bob Young 24 RDE 11 0 270 6-1 Texas,Texas St.,Howard Payne 9/3/1942 Rook 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 19th / 261st pick / 1964
Team Total 25.4 14 223.1 6-1.7 2.4