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1982 Denver Broncos

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2-7-0, Finished 5th in AFC West Division  · 1982 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -9.7, Offense: -6.0, Defense: -3.8, SoS: -1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 148 points (16.4/g), 20th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 226 points (25.1/g), 25th.
 Differential of -78 points (-8.7/g), 26th.  Expected W-L: 2.4-6.6.

Coach: Dan Reeves (2-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Rod Dowhower
 Defensive Coordinator: Joe Collier

Stadium: Mile High Stadium
 Training Camp: University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, Colorado)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Steve DeBerg 28 4 5 131 for 223, 1,405 yards, 7 td, 11 int, & 8 rushes for 27 yards and 1 td Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 275th pick / 1977
RB Dave Preston 27 4 5 19 rushes for 81 yards, 0 td, & 14 catches for 134 yards and 0 td New England Patriots / 12th / 333rd pick / 1977
FB Rick Parros 24 1 9 77 rushes for 277 yards, 1 td, & 37 catches for 259 yards and 2 td Denver Broncos / 4th / 107th pick / 1980
WR Rick Upchurch*+ 30 7 8 26 catches for 407 yards, 3 td, & 2 rushes for -10 yards and 0 td Denver Broncos / 4th / 95th pick / 1975
WR Steve Watson 25 3 9 36 catches for 555 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for -4 yards and 0 td
TE Riley Odoms 32 10 6 8 catches for 82 yards, 0 td Denver Broncos / 1st / 5th pick / 1972
LT Claudie Minor 31 8 7 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 68th pick / 1974
LG Tom Glassic 28 6 9 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 15th pick / 1976
C Bill Bryan 27 5 9 Denver Broncos / 4th / 101st pick / 1977
RG Dave Studdard 27 3 9 Baltimore Colts / 9th / 245th pick / 1978
RT Ken Lanier 23 1 9 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 5th / 125th pick / 1981
 Defensive Starters
LDE Barney Chavous 31 9 9 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 36th pick / 1973
NT Rubin Carter 30 7 6 Denver Broncos / 5th / 121st pick / 1975
RDE Rulon Jones 24 2 9 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1980
LOLB Jim Ryan 25 3 9
LILB Larry Evans 29 6 9 Denver Broncos / 14th / 390th pick / 1976
RILB Randy Gradishar* 30 8 9 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 14th pick / 1974
ROLB Tom Jackson 31 9 9 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 4th / 88th pick / 1973
LCB Louis Wright 29 7 9 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 17th pick / 1975
RCB Aaron Kyle 28 6 9 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 27th pick / 1976
SS Dennis Smith 23 1 8 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 15th pick / 1981
FS Mike Harden 23 2 4 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 5th / 131st pick / 1980
 Special Teams Starters
K Rich Karlis 23 Rook 0 11 of 13 field goals & 15 of 16 extra points
P Luke Prestridge*+ 26 3 0 45 punts for a 45.0 average, 0 blocked Denver Broncos / 7th / 188th pick / 1979
PR Rick Upchurch*+ 30 7 8 15 punt returns for a 16.1 average and 2 td Denver Broncos / 4th / 95th pick / 1975
KR Gerald Willhite 23 Rook 2 17 kick returns for a 19.8 average and 0 td Denver Broncos / 1st / 21st pick / 1982

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
54 Keith Bishop 25 9 0 260 6-3 Nebraska,Baylor 3/10/1957 2 1 Denver Broncos / 6th / 157th pick / 1980
77 Greg Boyd 30 9 0 274 6-6 San Diego St. 9/15/1952 5 1 New England Patriots / 6th / 170th pick / 1976
64 Bill Bryan 27 C 9 9 251 6-2 Duke 6/21/1955 5 5 Denver Broncos / 4th / 101st pick / 1977
58 Steve Busick 24 9 0 227 6-4 USC 12/10/1958 1 1 Denver Broncos / 7th / 181st pick / 1981
68 Rubin Carter 30 NT 9 6 256 6-0 Miami (FL) 12/12/1952 7 5 Denver Broncos / 5th / 121st pick / 1975
79 Barney Chavous 31 LDE 9 9 252 6-3 South Carolina St. 3/22/1951 9 7 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 36th pick / 1973
59 Darren Comeaux 22 3 0 227 6-1 Arizona St. 4/15/1960 Rook 0
17 Steve DeBerg 28 QB 9 5 210 6-3 San Jose St. 1/19/1954 4 5 Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 275th pick / 1977
55 Rick Dennison 24 9 0 220 6-3 Colorado St. 6/22/1958 Rook 1
85 Ron Egloff 27 te 9 1 230 6-5 Wisconsin 10/3/1955 5 1
56 Larry Evans 29 LILB 9 9 216 6-2 Mississippi Col. 7/11/1953 6 6 Denver Broncos / 14th / 390th pick / 1976
43 Steve Foley 29 db 1 1 189 6-2 Tulane 11/11/1953 6 1 Denver Broncos / 8th / 199th pick / 1975
62 Tom Glassic 28 LG 9 9 254 6-3 Virginia 4/17/1954 6 5 Denver Broncos / 1st / 15th pick / 1976
53 Randy Gradishar* 30 RILB 9 9 233 6-3 Ohio St. 3/3/1952 8 9 Denver Broncos / 1st / 14th pick / 1974
31 Mike Harden 23 FS 5 4 192 6-1 Michigan 2/16/1959 2 4 Denver Broncos / 5th / 131st pick / 1980
10 Mark Herrmann 23 qb 2 1 200 6-4 Purdue 1/8/1959 Rook 2 Denver Broncos / 4th / 98th pick / 1981
60 Paul Howard 32 9 0 260 6-3 BYU 9/12/1950 9 1 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 54th pick / 1973
28 Roger Jackson 23 9 0 186 6-0 Bethune-Cookman 2/28/1959 Rook 1
57 Tom Jackson 31 ROLB 9 9 220 5-11 Louisville 4/4/1951 9 7 Denver Broncos / 4th / 88th pick / 1973
75 Rulon Jones 24 RDE 9 9 260 6-6 Utah St. 3/25/1958 2 7 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1980
3 Rich Karlis 23 K 9 0 180 6-0 Cincinnati 5/23/1959 Rook 4
22 Aaron Kyle 28 RCB 9 9 185 5-11 Wyoming 4/6/1954 6 7 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 27th pick / 1976
76 Ken Lanier 23 RT 9 9 281 6-3 Florida St. 7/8/1959 1 5 Denver Broncos / 5th / 125th pick / 1981
72 Don Latimer 27 nt 9 3 259 6-3 Miami (FL) 3/1/1955 4 3 Denver Broncos / 1st / 27th pick / 1978
41 Rob Lytle 28 9 0 198 6-1 Michigan 11/12/1954 5 0 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 45th pick / 1977
83 Wade Manning 27 9 0 190 5-11 Ohio St. 7/25/1955 3 1
66 Brison Manor 30 9 0 247 6-4 Arkansas 8/10/1952 5 1 New York Jets / 15th / 380th pick / 1975
82 Orlando McDaniel 22 3 0 180 6-0 LSU 12/1/1960 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 50th pick / 1982
59 Mark Merrill 27 2 0 237 6-4 Minnesota 5/5/1955 4 0 New York Jets / 2nd / 31st pick / 1978
71 Claudie Minor 31 LT 9 7 280 6-4 San Diego St. 4/21/1951 8 4 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 68th pick / 1974
7 Craig Morton 39 qb 3 3 214 6-4 California 2/5/1943 17 1 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 5th pick / 1965
Oakland Raiders / 10th / 75th pick / 1965
88 Riley Odoms 32 TE 8 6 230 6-4 Houston 3/1/1950 10 1 Denver Broncos / 1st / 5th pick / 1972
24 Rick Parros 24 FB 9 9 200 5-11 Utah St. 6/14/1958 1 6 Denver Broncos / 4th / 107th pick / 1980
34 Nathan Poole 26 9 0 210 5-9 Louisville 12/17/1956 3 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 10th / 250th pick / 1979
46 Dave Preston 27 RB 8 5 195 5-10 Bowling Green 5/29/1955 4 2 New England Patriots / 12th / 333rd pick / 1977
11 Luke Prestridge*+ 26 P 9 0 235 6-4 Baylor 9/17/1956 3 4 Denver Broncos / 7th / 188th pick / 1979
50 Jim Ryan 25 LOLB 9 9 217 6-1 William & Mary 5/18/1957 3 6
49 Dennis Smith 23 SS 8 8 200 6-3 USC 2/3/1959 1 5 Denver Broncos / 1st / 15th pick / 1981
70 Dave Studdard 27 RG 9 9 260 6-4 Texas 11/22/1955 3 5 Baltimore Colts / 9th / 245th pick / 1978
51 Bob Swenson 29 4 0 225 6-3 California 7/1/1953 7 0
26 J.T. Thomas 31 9 1 196 6-2 Florida St. 4/22/1951 9 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 24th pick / 1973
37 Steve Trimble 24 db 6 1 181 5-10 Maryland 5/11/1958 1 1
67 Keith Uecker 22 t 5 2 278 6-5 Auburn 6/29/1960 Rook 2 Denver Broncos / 9th / 243rd pick / 1982
80 Rick Upchurch*+ 30 PR 9 8 175 5-10 Minnesota 5/20/1952 7 7 Denver Broncos / 4th / 95th pick / 1975
81 Steve Watson 25 WR 9 9 195 6-4 Temple 5/28/1957 3 7
47 Gerald Willhite 23 KR 9 2 200 5-10 San Jose St. 5/30/1959 Rook 6 Denver Broncos / 1st / 21st pick / 1982
45 Steve Wilson 25 db 8 3 195 5-10 Howard 8/24/1957 3 3
23 Sammy Winder 23 rb 8 2 203 5-11 Southern Miss 7/15/1959 Rook 3 Denver Broncos / 5th / 131st pick / 1982
52 Ken Woodard 22 9 0 218 6-1 Tuskegee 1/22/1960 Rook 1 Denver Broncos / 10th / 274th pick / 1982
87 James Wright 26 te 9 3 240 6-3 TCU 9/1/1956 4 1 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 179th pick / 1978
20 Louis Wright 29 LCB 9 9 200 6-2 Arizona St.,San Jose St. 1/31/1953 7 7 Denver Broncos / 1st / 17th pick / 1975
Team Total 26.7 9 222.0 6-1.9 4.1