Starters

Starters Table
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Offensive Starters
QBCraig Morton381615225 for 376, 3,195 yards, 21 td, 14 int, & 8 rushes for 18 yards and 0 tdDallas Cowboys / 1st / 5th pick / 1965, Oakland Raiders / 10th / 75th pick / 1965
RBDave Preston26314183 rushes for 640 yards, 3 td, & 52 catches for 507 yards and 0 tdNew England Patriots / 12th / 333rd pick / 1977
FBRick Parros23Rook16176 rushes for 749 yards, 2 td, & 25 catches for 216 yards and 1 tdDenver Broncos / 4th / 107th pick / 1980
WRRick Upchurch2961032 catches for 550 yards, 3 td, & 5 rushes for 56 yards and 0 tdDenver Broncos / 4th / 95th pick / 1975
WRSteve Watson*2421360 catches for 1,244 yards, 13 td, & 2 rushes for 6 yards and 0 td
TERiley Odoms3191538 catches for 516 yards, 5 tdDenver Broncos / 1st / 5th pick / 1972
LTClaudie Minor30713Denver Broncos / 3rd / 68th pick / 1974
LGTom Glassic275161 fumble recoveredDenver Broncos / 1st / 15th pick / 1976
CBill Bryan26414Denver Broncos / 4th / 101st pick / 1977
RGPaul Howard31815Denver Broncos / 3rd / 54th pick / 1973
RTDave Studdard26216Baltimore Colts / 9th / 245th pick / 1978
Defensive Starters
LDEBarney Chavous308160 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredDenver Broncos / 2nd / 36th pick / 1973
NTRubin Carter296160 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredDenver Broncos / 5th / 121st pick / 1975
RDERulon Jones231160 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredDenver Broncos / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1980
LOLBBob Swenson*+286163 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered
LILBLarry Evans285161 interception, 1 fumble recoveredDenver Broncos / 14th / 390th pick / 1976
RILBRandy Gradishar*297164 interceptions, 0 fumbles recoveredDenver Broncos / 1st / 14th pick / 1974
ROLBTom Jackson308160 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredDenver Broncos / 4th / 88th pick / 1973
LCBLouis Wright28680 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredDenver Broncos / 1st / 17th pick / 1975
RCBAaron Kyle275162 interceptions, 4 fumbles recoveredDallas Cowboys / 1st / 27th pick / 1976
SSBill Thompson*3512164 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredDenver Broncos / 3rd / 61st pick / 1969
FSSteve Foley285135 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredDenver Broncos / 8th / 199th pick / 1975
Special Teams Starters
KFred Steinfort295017 of 30 field goals & 36 of 37 extra pointsOakland Raiders / 5th / 146th pick / 1976
PLuke Prestridge252086 punts for a 40.4 average, 0 blockedDenver Broncos / 7th / 188th pick / 1979
PRWade Manning262041 punt returns for a 9.2 average and 0 td
KRWade Manning262026 kick returns for a 19.8 average and 0 td

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