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1968 Denver Broncos

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5-9-0, Finished 4th in AFL West Division  · 1968 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.9, Offense: -2.9, Defense: -6.0, SoS: 1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 255 points (18.2/g), 7th of 10 in the AFL. Allowed 404 points (28.9/g), 9th.
 Differential of -149 points (-10.6/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 3.5-10.5.

Coach: Lou Saban (5-9-0)

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Marlin Briscoe 23 Rook 5 93 for 224, 1,589 yards, 14 td, 13 int, & 41 rushes for 308 yards and 3 td Denver Broncos / 14th / 357th pick / 1968
HB Floyd Little* 26 1 11 158 rushes for 584 yards, 3 td, & 19 catches for 331 yards and 1 td Denver Broncos / 1st / 6th pick / 1967
FB Garrett Ford 23 Rook 3 41 rushes for 186 yards, 1 td, & 6 catches for 40 yards and 0 td Denver Broncos / 3rd / 58th pick / 1968
FL Eric Crabtree 24 2 14 35 catches for 601 yards, 5 td Denver Broncos / 13th / 112th pick / 1966
Baltimore Colts / 11th / 170th pick / 1966
SE Al Denson 26 4 7 34 catches for 586 yards, 5 td Denver Broncos / 6th / 47th pick / 1964
Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 72nd pick / 1964
TE Tom Beer 24 1 13 20 catches for 276 yards, 1 td Denver Broncos / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1967
LT Sam Brunelli 25 2 13
LG George Goeddeke 23 1 14 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 3rd / 59th pick / 1967
C Larry Kaminski 23 2 14 1 fumble recovered
RG Bob Young 26 2 7 2 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 19th / 261st pick / 1964
RT Mike Current 23 1 14 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 58th pick / 1967
 Defensive Starters
LDE Pete Duranko 25 1 12 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 61st pick / 1966
LDT Jerry Inman 28 2 4 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDT Dave Costa* 27 5 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 29th pick / 1963
Oakland Raiders / 7th / 49th pick / 1963
RDE Rich Jackson*+ 27 2 14
LLB Carl Cunningham 24 1 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 4th / 85th pick / 1967
MLB John Huard 24 1 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 5th / 113th pick / 1967
RLB Fred Forsberg 24 Rook 7 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 14th / 121st pick / 1966
LCB Charlie Greer 22 Rook 14 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 13th / 330th pick / 1968
RCB Drake Garrett 22 Rook 13 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 4th / 102nd pick / 1968
LS Pete Jaquess 28 4 11 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 20th / 158th pick / 1964
RS Jack Lentz 23 1 7 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 16th / 399th pick / 1967
 Special Teams Starters
K Bobby Howfield 32 Rook 0 9 of 18 field goals & 30 of 30 extra points
P Billy Van Heusen 22 Rook 7 88 punts for a 43.8 average, 0 blocked
PR Floyd Little* 26 1 11 24 punt returns for a 10.9 average and 1 td Denver Broncos / 1st / 6th pick / 1967
KR Floyd Little* 26 1 11 26 kick returns for a 25.0 average and 0 td Denver Broncos / 1st / 6th pick / 1967

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
65 Jay Bachman 23 6 0 250 6-3 Cincinnati 12/8/1945 Rook 2 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 132nd pick / 1967
85 Tom Beer 24 TE 14 13 235 6-4 Detroit Mercy,Houston 12/21/1944 1 2 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1967
15 Marlin Briscoe 23 QB 11 5 178 5-11 Nebraska-Omaha 9/10/1945 Rook 7 Denver Broncos / 14th / 357th pick / 1968
72 Sam Brunelli 25 LT 14 13 270 6-2 Colorado St. 12/13/1943 2 5
78 Tom Cichowski 24 2 0 250 6-4 Maryland 6/13/1944 1 2 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1966
63 Dave Costa* 27 RDT 14 14 250 6-2 Utah 10/27/1941 5 7 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 29th pick / 1963
Oakland Raiders / 7th / 49th pick / 1963
77 Larry Cox 25 9 0 255 6-3 Abilene Christian 11/12/1943 2 2 Denver Broncos / 10th / 85th pick / 1966
41 Eric Crabtree 24 FL 14 14 185 6-0 Pittsburgh 11/3/1944 2 5 Denver Broncos / 13th / 112th pick / 1966
Baltimore Colts / 11th / 170th pick / 1966
50 Carl Cunningham 24 LLB 14 14 230 6-4 Houston 7/23/1944 1 5 Denver Broncos / 4th / 85th pick / 1967
74 Mike Current 23 RT 14 14 274 6-5 Ohio St. 9/17/1945 1 5 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 58th pick / 1967
88 Al Denson 26 SE 8 7 208 6-2 Florida A&M 1/2/1942 4 5 Denver Broncos / 6th / 47th pick / 1964
Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 72nd pick / 1964
71 Wallace Dickey 27 10 0 260 6-3 Texas St. 2/15/1941 Rook 2 Detroit Lions / 15th / 207th pick / 1965
12 Joe DiVito 23 3 0 205 6-2 Boston Col. 9/2/1945 Rook -1
55 Pete Duranko 25 LDE 14 12 250 6-2 Notre Dame 12/15/1943 1 5 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 61st pick / 1966
46 Terry Erwin 22 rb 9 2 190 6-0 Boston Col. 8/30/1946 Rook 1
32 Garrett Ford 23 FB 14 3 230 6-2 West Virginia 5/4/1945 Rook 2 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 58th pick / 1968
52 Fred Forsberg 24 RLB 13 7 235 6-1 Washington 7/4/1944 Rook 3 Denver Broncos / 14th / 121st pick / 1966
64 George Gaiser 23 t 10 7 255 6-4 SMU 5/9/1945 Rook 3 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 181st pick / 1967
23 Drake Garrett 22 RCB 14 13 183 5-9 Michigan St. 3/19/1946 Rook 5 Denver Broncos / 4th / 102nd pick / 1968
67 George Goeddeke 23 LG 14 14 253 6-3 Notre Dame 7/29/1945 1 5 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 59th pick / 1967
20 Charlie Greer 22 LCB 14 14 205 6-0 Colorado 4/4/1946 Rook 5 Denver Broncos / 13th / 330th pick / 1968
84 Mike Haffner 26 wr 14 1 200 6-2 UCLA 7/7/1942 Rook 2
56 Buzz Highsmith 25 g 14 1 247 6-3 Florida A&M 8/27/1943 Rook 1
34 Gus Hollomon 23 ls 13 4 195 6-3 Houston 10/23/1945 Rook 2 Denver Broncos / 4th / 111th pick / 1968
3 Bobby Howfield 32 K 12 0 180 5-9 none 12/3/1936 Rook 2
57 John Huard 24 MLB 14 14 228 6-0 Maine 3/9/1944 1 6 Denver Broncos / 5th / 113th pick / 1967
2 Bob Humphreys 28 2 0 240 6-1 Wichita St. 3/30/1940 1 -1
62 Jerry Inman 28 LDT 7 4 256 6-2 Boise St.,Oregon 2/4/1940 2 2
87 Rich Jackson*+ 27 RDE 14 14 255 6-3 Southern 7/22/1941 2 9
43 Pete Jaquess 28 LS 13 11 185 6-0 East. New Mexico 12/25/1940 4 4 Houston Oilers / 20th / 158th pick / 1964
80 Jim Jones 27 13 0 195 6-3 Wisconsin 3/3/1941 3 2 Chicago Bears / 6th / 84th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 25th / 193rd pick / 1964
59 Larry Kaminski 23 C 14 14 245 6-2 Purdue 1/6/1945 2 5
40 Ron Lamb 25 rb 3 3 225 6-2 South Carolina 2/4/1943 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 13th / 190th pick / 1966
76 Gordon Lambert 23 10 0 245 6-5 West Virginia,Tenn-Martin 7/5/1945 Rook 2 Denver Broncos / 4th / 91st pick / 1968
10 Jim LeClair 24 qb 3 2 200 6-1 C.W. Post 3/23/1944 1 1 San Francisco 49ers / 16th / 241st pick / 1966
28 Jack Lentz 23 RS 12 7 190 6-0 Holy Cross 2/22/1945 1 3 Denver Broncos / 16th / 399th pick / 1967
48 Hal Lewis 24 1 0 185 6-0 Arizona St. 8/1/1944 Rook 2
33 Hub Lindsey 23 3 0 196 5-11 Wyoming 3/17/1945 Rook 0
44 Floyd Little* 26 HB 11 11 196 5-10 Syracuse 7/4/1942 1 8 Denver Broncos / 1st / 6th pick / 1967
25 Tommy Luke 24 db 7 1 190 6-0 Mississippi 1/26/1944 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 8th / 207th pick / 1967
22 Fran Lynch 23 hb 9 4 205 6-1 Hofstra 12/3/1945 1 2 Denver Broncos / 5th / 110th pick / 1967
40 Brendan McCarthy 23 fb 7 5 220 6-3 Boston Col. 8/6/1945 Rook 1 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 92nd pick / 1968
11 John McCormick 31 qb 1 1 208 6-1 Boston Col.,Massachusetts 5/26/1937 6 0
75 Rex Mirich 27 LDT 14 10 250 6-4 Northern Arizona 3/11/1941 4 4 Oakland Raiders / 20th / 153rd pick / 1963
Minnesota Vikings / 16th / 212th pick / 1963
48 Alex Moore 23 3 0 195 6-0 Norfolk St. 5/22/1945 Rook 0 San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 369th pick / 1968
86 Bobby Moten 25 3 0 212 6-4 Bishop 1/29/1943 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 9th / 215th pick / 1967
89 Chip Myrtle 23 rlb 13 1 225 6-2 Maryland 2/6/1945 1 1
27 Tom Oberg 23 db 9 6 185 6-0 Oregon St.,Portland St. 8/7/1945 Rook 3
58 Frank Richter 24 lb 11 6 235 6-3 Georgia 12/24/1944 1 3 Denver Broncos / 7th / 165th pick / 1967
70 Paul Smith 23 lde 12 3 256 6-3 New Mexico 8/13/1945 Rook 2 Denver Broncos / 9th / 222nd pick / 1968
21 Jesse Stokes 24 2 0 190 6-0 Corpus Christi 8/27/1944 Rook 2 Minnesota Vikings / 19th / 284th pick / 1966
13 Steve Tensi 26 qb 7 6 215 6-5 Florida St. 12/8/1942 3 2 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 30th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 16th / 224th pick / 1965
51 Dave Tobey 25 7 0 231 6-3 Oregon 3/17/1943 2 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 130th pick / 1965
42 Billy Van Heusen 22 P 13 7 200 6-1 Maryland 8/27/1946 Rook 7
61 Bob Vaughn 23 1 0 230 6-4 Mississippi 6/8/1945 Rook 2 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 75th pick / 1968
81 Dave Washington 28 te 2 1 228 6-4 USC 12/28/1940 Rook 0
60 Bob Young 26 RG 14 7 270 6-1 Texas,Texas St.,Howard Payne 9/3/1942 2 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 19th / 261st pick / 1964
Team Total 24.6 14 222.1 6-1.8 1.0