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1967 Denver Broncos

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3-11-0, Finished 4th in AFL West Division  · 1967 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.4, Offense: -2.8, Defense: -5.6, SoS: 2.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 256 points (18.3/g), 7th of 9 in the AFL. Allowed 409 points (29.2/g), 9th.
 Differential of -153 points (-10.9/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 3.5-10.5.

Coach: Lou Saban (3-11-0)

Stadium: Bears Stadium
 Training Camp: Denver Broncos Training Facility (Adams County, Colorado)

Team Info

Majority Owner/Chairman of the Board of Directors Gerald Phipps
Partial Owner/President Allan Phipps
Head Coach/General Manager Lou Saban
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 256 2947 852 3.5 30 12 16 172 150 374 1682 17 18 3.9 91 420 1265 10 3.0 65
Team Defense 409 5201 921 5.6 41 13 18 276 214 459 3125 27 28 6.6 143 444 2076 21 4.7 115
Lg Rank Offense 7 9 3 5 9 8 8 6 1 9 4 9 6 9
Lg Rank Defense 9 9 3 4 9 5 8 7 3 8 8 8 9 9

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 3 boxscore W 1-0 Boston Patriots 26 21 11 209 117 92 1 14 302 212 90 7
1 Sun September 10 boxscore L 1-1 @ Oakland Raiders 0 51 3 -5 -53 48 2 19 388 180 208 1
1 Sun September 17 boxscore L 1-2 @ Miami Dolphins 21 35 13 126 29 97 2 19 435 233 202 3
4 Sun September 24 boxscore L 1-3 New York Jets 24 38 15 359 242 117 2 27 478 399 79 2
4 Sun October 1 boxscore L 1-4 @ Houston Oilers 6 10 15 238 49 189 3 14 242 76 166 2
6 Sun October 8 boxscore L 1-5 Buffalo Bills 16 17 13 190 107 83 1 21 297 210 87 4
7 Sun October 22 boxscore L 1-6 San Diego Chargers 21 38 11 255 206 49 1 22 490 335 155 2
7 Sun October 29 boxscore L 1-7 @ Kansas City Chiefs 9 52 10 268 215 53 6 22 444 268 176 1
9 Sun November 5 boxscore L 1-8 Oakland Raiders 17 21 7 119 52 67 1 15 327 195 132 2
10 Sun November 12 boxscore L 1-9 Houston Oilers 18 20 14 222 144 78 1 26 386 133 253 3
10 Sun November 19 boxscore W 2-9 @ Buffalo Bills 21 20 13 194 154 40 3 21 367 229 138 3
10 Thu November 23 boxscore L 2-10 @ San Diego Chargers 20 24 21 358 246 112 3 14 300 204 96 2
11 Sun December 3 boxscore W 3-10 @ New York Jets 33 24 9 142 18 124 23 345 305 40 6
14 Sun December 17 boxscore L 3-11 Kansas City Chiefs 24 38 17 272 156 116 4 19 400 146 254 3

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
13 Steve Tensi 25 QB 14 12 3-9-0 131 325 40.3% 1915 16 4.9 17 5.2 76 5.9 4.5 14.6 136.8 54.8 0 0
10 Jim LeClair 23 qb 5 2 0-2-0 19 45 42.2% 275 1 2.2 1 2.2 48 6.1 5.6 14.5 55.0 60.9
17 Scotty Glacken 23 2 0 0 4 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 24.5 14 3-11-0 150 374 40.1% 2190 17 4.5 18 4.8 76 5.9 4.6 14.6 156.4 55.0 0 0
Opp Total 14 214 459 46.6% 3289 27 5.9 28 6.1 7.2 5.60 15.4 234.9 65.0 18 164 6.6 5.0 3.8

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
44 Floyd Little 25 HB/KR/PR 13 0 130 381 1 14 2.9 29.3 10.0 7 11 1.6 0 15 0.5 0.8 392 1 3
33 Wendell Hayes 27 14 0 85 255 4 18 3.0 18.2 6.1 13 125 9.6 0 24 0.9 8.9 380 4 4
27 Charley Mitchell 27 14 0 82 308 0 35 3.8 22.0 5.9 7 15 2.1 0 15 0.5 1.1 323 0 2
31 Bo Hickey 22 FB 12 0 73 263 4 20 3.6 21.9 6.1 7 36 5.1 1 22 0.6 3.0 299 5 2
13 Steve Tensi 25 QB 14 12 24 4 0 13 0.2 0.3 1.7 4 0 11
34 Cookie Gilchrist 32 1 0 10 21 0 6 2.1 21.0 10.0 1 -4 -4.0 0 -4 1.0 -4.0 17 0 0
10 Jim LeClair 23 qb 5 2 8 6 1 10 0.8 1.2 1.6 6 1 3
41 Eric Crabtree 23 SE 14 0 2 2 0 6 1.0 0.1 0.1 46 716 15.6 5 76 3.3 51.1 718 5 0
35 Fran Lynch 22 6 0 2 7 0 7 3.5 1.2 0.3 7 0 0
88 Al Denson* 25 FL 14 0 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.1 0.1 46 899 19.5 11 68 3.3 64.2 897 11 0
82 Bob Scarpitto 28 P 14 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.4 0.1 1 14 14.0 0 14 0.1 1.0 19 0 0
45 Tom Cassese 21 LS 14 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.4 0.1 5 0 1
17 Scotty Glacken 23 2 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 5.0 0.5 10 0 0
85 Tom Beer 23 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 155 14.1 0 29 0.8 11.1 155 0 0
49 Neal Sweeney 22 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 136 22.7 0 48 0.6 13.6 136 0 0
89 Andre White 23 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 87 17.4 0 40 0.4 6.2 87 0 0
Team Total 24.5 14 420 1265 10 35 3.0 90.4 30.0 150 2190 14.6 17 76 10.7 156.4 3455 27 30
Opp Total 14 444 2076 21 4.7 148.3 31.7 214 3125 14.6 27 15.3 223.2 5201 48 23

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
44 Floyd Little 25 HB/KR/PR 13 0 16 270 1 72 16.9 35 942 0 60 26.9 1604
21 Goldie Sellers 25 LCB 13 0 4 24 0 17 6.0 6 120 0 32 20.0 144
27 Charley Mitchell 27 14 0 8 164 0 32 20.5 487
45 Tom Cassese 21 LS 14 0 3 14 0 9 4.7 1 19 0 19 19.0 38
48 Nemiah Wilson* 24 RCB 14 0 4 106 0 37 26.5 106
41 Eric Crabtree 23 SE 14 0 2 24 0 21 12.0 1 26 0 26 26.0 768
33 Wendell Hayes 27 14 0 3 104 0 39 34.7 484
85 Tom Beer 23 TE 14 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 165
57 John Huard 23 MLB 14 14 1 19 0 19 19.0 19
35 Fran Lynch 22 6 0 1 27 0 27 27.0 34
Team Total 24.5 14 26 351 1 72 13.5 60 1518 0 60 25.3 5324
Opp Total 14 61 718 0 11.8 42 1046 1 24.9

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
82 Bob Scarpitto 28 P 14 0 105 4713 73 1 44.9
2 Bob Humphreys 27 K 8 0 4 3 2 3 1 5 3 1 15 7 46.7%% 19 18 94.7%%
4 Rick Duncan 26 p 2 0 2 2 3 5 2 40.0%% 3 3 100.0%%
7 Gary Kroner 27 3 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 100.0%% 6 5 83.3%%
53 Roger LeClerc 31 8 0 6 1 16.7%% 2 2 100.0%%
Team Total 24.5 14 5 4 3 1 5 3 8 3 1 28 12 42.9%% 30 28 93.3%% 105 4713 73 1 44.9
Opp Total 14 31 15 48.4%% 49 48 98.0%% 65 2698 41.5

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
13 Steve Tensi 25 QB 14 12 0 11 3 0 0
21 Goldie Sellers 25 LCB 13 0 7 78 1 47 0 0 2 0 0 0
44 Floyd Little 25 HB/KR/PR 13 0 0 3 5 22 0
48 Nemiah Wilson* 24 RCB 14 0 4 153 2 70 0 0 2 2 0 0
33 Wendell Hayes 27 14 0 0 4 2 0 0
42 Lonnie Wright 22 12 0 4 22 0 8 0 0 0 2 0 0
28 Jack Lentz 22 RS 14 0 4 72 0 47 0 0 0 1 0 0
10 Jim LeClair 23 qb 5 2 0 3 1 0 0
31 Bo Hickey 22 FB 12 0 0 2 1 0 0
57 John Huard 23 MLB 14 14 2 12 0 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
58 Frank Richter 23 9 0 2 6 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
23 Eugene Sykes 26 4 0 2 29 0 29 0 0 0 1 0 0
45 Tom Cassese 21 LS 14 0 1 24 0 24 0 0 1 0 0 0
63 Dave Costa* 26 RDT 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
27 Charley Mitchell 27 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
60 Ernie Park 27 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
56 Dave Behrman 26 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
50 Carl Cunningham 23 LLB 13 0 1 16 0 16 0
62 Jerry Inman 27 LDT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
59 Larry Kaminski* 22 C 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
52 Ray Kubala 25 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
75 Rex Mirich 26 LDE 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
54 Chip Myrtle 22 RLB 14 0 1 1 0 1 0
51 Henry Sorrell 24 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
89 Andre White 23 14 0 0 0 1 6 0 1
Team Total 24.5 14 28 413 3 70 0 0 30 31 28 0 2
Opp Total 14 58 23 10

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
88 Al Denson* 25 FL 14 0 11 11 66
2 Bob Humphreys 27 K 8 0 18 7 39
41 Eric Crabtree 23 SE 14 0 5 5 30
31 Bo Hickey 22 FB 12 0 4 1 5 30
33 Wendell Hayes 27 14 0 4 4 1 26
44 Floyd Little 25 HB/KR/PR 13 0 1 1 2 12
48 Nemiah Wilson* 24 RCB 14 0 2 2 12
7 Gary Kroner 27 3 0 5 2 11
4 Rick Duncan 26 p 2 0 3 2 9
10 Jim LeClair 23 qb 5 2 1 1 6
21 Goldie Sellers 25 LCB 13 0 1 1 6
53 Roger LeClerc 31 8 0 2 1 5
87 Rich Jackson 26 RDE 14 0 1 2
89 Andre White 23 14 0 1 2
Team Total 24.5 14 10 17 1 3 31 1 28 12 2 256
Opp Total 14 21 27 1 2 48 15 409

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1967-09-03 BOS W, 26-21 1 12 pass Al Denson 12 yard pass from Steve Tensi (Gary Kroner kick)
2 1967-09-03 BOS W, 26-21 3 55 pass Al Denson 55 yard pass from Steve Tensi
3 1967-09-03 BOS W, 26-21 4 29 interception Goldie Sellers 29 yard interception return (Gary Kroner kick)
4 1967-09-17 @ MIA L, 21-35 3 1 rush Wendell Hayes 1 yard rush (Gary Kroner kick)
5 1967-09-17 @ MIA L, 21-35 3 2 rush Bo Hickey 2 yard rush (Gary Kroner kick)
6 1967-09-17 @ MIA L, 21-35 4 5 rush Bo Hickey 5 yard rush (Gary Kroner kick)
7 1967-09-24 NYJ L, 24-38 1 49 pass Eric Crabtree 49 yard pass from Steve Tensi (Rick Duncan kick)
8 1967-09-24 NYJ L, 24-38 2 18 pass Al Denson 18 yard pass from Steve Tensi (Rick Duncan kick)
9 1967-09-24 NYJ L, 24-38 2 4 rush Bo Hickey 4 yard rush (Rick Duncan kick)
10 1967-10-08 BUF L, 16-17 3 1 rush Wendell Hayes 1 yard rush (Roger LeClerc kick)
11 1967-10-08 BUF L, 16-17 4 12 pass Al Denson 12 yard pass from Jim LeClair (Roger LeClerc kick)
12 1967-10-22 SDG L, 21-38 1 40 interception Nemiah Wilson 40 yard interception return (Bob Humphreys kick)
13 1967-10-22 SDG L, 21-38 3 75 pass Eric Crabtree 75 yard pass from Steve Tensi (Bob Humphreys kick)
14 1967-10-22 SDG L, 21-38 4 10 pass Al Denson 10 yard pass from Steve Tensi (Bob Humphreys kick)
15 1967-10-29 @ KAN L, 9-52 2 48 pass Al Denson 48 yard pass from Steve Tensi (Bob Humphreys kick)
16 1967-11-05 OAK L, 17-21 2 68 pass Al Denson 68 yard pass from Steve Tensi (Bob Humphreys kick)
17 1967-11-05 OAK L, 17-21 4 1 rush Jim LeClair 1 yard rush (Bob Humphreys kick)
18 1967-11-12 HOU L, 18-20 4 22 pass Bo Hickey 22 yard pass from Steve Tensi (two point pass successful)
19 1967-11-12 HOU L, 18-20 4 17 pass Eric Crabtree 17 yard pass from Steve Tensi (Bob Humphreys kick)
20 1967-11-19 @ BUF W, 21-20 1 13 rush Floyd Little 13 yard rush (Bob Humphreys kick)
21 1967-11-19 @ BUF W, 21-20 2 14 pass Al Denson 14 yard pass from Steve Tensi (Bob Humphreys kick)
22 1967-11-19 @ BUF W, 21-20 2 2 pass Al Denson 2 yard pass from Steve Tensi (Bob Humphreys kick)
23 1967-11-23 @ SDG L, 20-24 1 9 pass Al Denson 9 yard pass from Steve Tensi (Bob Humphreys kick)
24 1967-11-23 @ SDG L, 20-24 2 5 pass Eric Crabtree 5 yard pass from Steve Tensi (Bob Humphreys kick)
25 1967-12-03 @ NYJ W, 33-24 2 3 rush Bo Hickey 3 yard rush
26 1967-12-03 @ NYJ W, 33-24 2 72 punt Floyd Little 72 yard punt return (Bob Humphreys kick)
27 1967-12-03 @ NYJ W, 33-24 2 10 pass Al Denson 10 yard pass from Steve Tensi (Bob Humphreys kick)
28 1967-12-03 @ NYJ W, 33-24 3 5 rush Wendell Hayes 5 yard rush (Bob Humphreys kick)
29 1967-12-17 KAN L, 24-38 2 76 pass Eric Crabtree 76 yard pass from Steve Tensi (Bob Humphreys kick)
30 1967-12-17 KAN L, 24-38 3 9 rush Wendell Hayes 9 yard rush (Bob Humphreys kick)
31 1967-12-17 KAN L, 24-38 4 70 interception Nemiah Wilson 70 yard interception return (Bob Humphreys kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1967-09-03 BOS L, 21-26 1 79 pass Art Graham 79 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
2 1967-09-03 BOS L, 21-26 3 10 pass Jim Nance 10 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
3 1967-09-03 BOS L, 21-26 3 20 pass Larry Garron 20 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
4 1967-09-10 @ OAK W, 51-0 1 3 rush Hewritt Dixon 3 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
5 1967-09-10 @ OAK W, 51-0 2 4 rush Daryle Lamonica 4 yard rush
6 1967-09-10 @ OAK W, 51-0 2 10 pass Hewritt Dixon 10 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
7 1967-09-10 @ OAK W, 51-0 3 6 rush Clem Daniels 6 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
8 1967-09-10 @ OAK W, 51-0 3 13 rush Rod Sherman 13 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
9 1967-09-10 @ OAK W, 51-0 4 50 pass Warren Wells 50 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
10 1967-09-10 @ OAK W, 51-0 4 36 interception Warren Powers 36 yard interception return (George Blanda kick)
11 1967-09-17 @ MIA W, 35-21 1 8 rush John Stofa 8 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
12 1967-09-17 @ MIA W, 35-21 2 27 pass Sammy Price 27 yard pass from Bob Griese (Gene Mingo kick)
13 1967-09-17 @ MIA W, 35-21 3 68 pass Joe Auer 68 yard pass from Bob Griese (Gene Mingo kick)
14 1967-09-17 @ MIA W, 35-21 4 3 rush Abner Haynes 3 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
15 1967-09-17 @ MIA W, 35-21 4 65 rush Abner Haynes 65 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
16 1967-09-24 NYJ W, 38-24 1 3 rush Emerson Boozer 3 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
17 1967-09-24 NYJ W, 38-24 2 1 rush Emerson Boozer 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
18 1967-09-24 NYJ W, 38-24 2 31 pass George Sauer 31 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
19 1967-09-24 NYJ W, 38-24 4 3 pass Mark Smolinski 3 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
20 1967-09-24 NYJ W, 38-24 4 3 rush Emerson Boozer 3 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
21 1967-10-01 @ HOU W, 10-6 3 39 interception Miller Farr 39 yard interception return (John Wittenborn kick)
22 1967-10-08 BUF W, 17-16 4 5 pass Art Powell 5 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Mike Mercer kick)
23 1967-10-08 BUF W, 17-16 4 4 rush Keith Lincoln 4 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
24 1967-10-22 SDG W, 38-21 1 8 rush Dickie Post 8 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
25 1967-10-22 SDG W, 38-21 2 2 rush Dickie Post 2 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
26 1967-10-22 SDG W, 38-21 3 66 pass Dickie Post 66 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
27 1967-10-22 SDG W, 38-21 3 5 pass Willie Frazier 5 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
28 1967-10-22 SDG W, 38-21 4 67 pass Lance Alworth 67 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
29 1967-10-29 @ KAN W, 52-9 1 1 rush Curtis McClinton 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
30 1967-10-29 @ KAN W, 52-9 1 14 pass Fred Arbanas 14 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
31 1967-10-29 @ KAN W, 52-9 2 30 pass Otis Taylor 30 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
32 1967-10-29 @ KAN W, 52-9 2 20 rush Mike Garrett 20 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
33 1967-10-29 @ KAN W, 52-9 2 8 rush Mike Garrett 8 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
34 1967-10-29 @ KAN W, 52-9 2 5 pass Gene Thomas 5 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
35 1967-10-29 @ KAN W, 52-9 4 15 rush Bert Coan 15 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
36 1967-11-05 OAK W, 21-17 2 7 pass Bill Miller 7 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
37 1967-11-05 OAK W, 21-17 2 2 pass Bill Miller 2 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (two point pass successful)
38 1967-11-12 HOU W, 20-18 1 11 pass Lionel Taylor 11 yard pass from Pete Beathard (John Wittenborn kick)
39 1967-11-12 HOU W, 20-18 2 7 rush Woody Campbell 7 yard rush (John Wittenborn kick)
40 1967-11-19 @ BUF L, 20-21 2 3 pass Keith Lincoln 3 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Mike Mercer kick)
41 1967-11-19 @ BUF L, 20-21 3 19 pass Keith Lincoln 19 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Mike Mercer kick)
42 1967-11-23 @ SDG W, 24-20 2 7 rush Dickie Post 7 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
43 1967-11-23 @ SDG W, 24-20 4 72 blocked field goal Speedy Duncan 72 yard blocked field goal return (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
44 1967-11-23 @ SDG W, 24-20 4 8 rush Dickie Post 8 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
45 1967-12-03 @ NYJ L, 24-33 3 18 pass Pete Lammons 18 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
46 1967-12-03 @ NYJ L, 24-33 4 18 pass Mark Smolinski 18 yard pass from Joe Namath (pass failed)
47 1967-12-03 @ NYJ L, 24-33 4 5 pass Bill Mathis 5 yard pass from Joe Namath (two point run successful)
48 1967-12-17 KAN W, 38-24 1 4 rush Bert Coan 4 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
49 1967-12-17 KAN W, 38-24 1 21 pass Otis Taylor 21 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
50 1967-12-17 KAN W, 38-24 2 26 pass Otis Taylor 26 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
51 1967-12-17 KAN W, 38-24 2 42 pass Otis Taylor 42 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
52 1967-12-17 KAN W, 38-24 3 106 kickoff Noland Smith 106 yard kickoff return (Jan Stenerud kick)