Starters

Starters Table
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Offensive Starters
QBSteve DeBerg2845131 for 223, 1,405 yards, 7 td, 11 int, & 8 rushes for 27 yards and 1 tdDallas Cowboys / 10th / 275th pick / 1977
RBDave Preston274519 rushes for 81 yards, 0 td, & 14 catches for 134 yards and 0 tdNew England Patriots / 12th / 333rd pick / 1977
FBRick Parros241977 rushes for 277 yards, 1 td, & 37 catches for 259 yards and 2 tdDenver Broncos / 4th / 107th pick / 1980
WRRick Upchurch*+307826 catches for 407 yards, 3 td, & 2 rushes for -10 yards and 0 tdDenver Broncos / 4th / 95th pick / 1975
WRSteve Watson253936 catches for 555 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for -4 yards and 0 td
TERiley Odoms321068 catches for 82 yards, 0 tdDenver Broncos / 1st / 5th pick / 1972
LTClaudie Minor3187Denver Broncos / 3rd / 68th pick / 1974
LGTom Glassic28691 fumble recoveredDenver Broncos / 1st / 15th pick / 1976
CBill Bryan2759Denver Broncos / 4th / 101st pick / 1977
RGDave Studdard2739Baltimore Colts / 9th / 245th pick / 1978
RTKen Lanier23191 fumble recoveredDenver Broncos / 5th / 125th pick / 1981
Defensive Starters
LDEBarney Chavous31995.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recoveredDenver Broncos / 2nd / 36th pick / 1973
NTRubin Carter3076Denver Broncos / 5th / 121st pick / 1975
RDERulon Jones24292.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recoveredDenver Broncos / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1980
LOLBJim Ryan2539
LILBLarry Evans2969Denver Broncos / 14th / 390th pick / 1976
RILBRandy Gradishar*30892.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredDenver Broncos / 1st / 14th pick / 1974
ROLBTom Jackson31991.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recoveredDenver Broncos / 4th / 88th pick / 1973
LCBLouis Wright29791.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredDenver Broncos / 1st / 17th pick / 1975
RCBAaron Kyle28690.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredDallas Cowboys / 1st / 27th pick / 1976
SSDennis Smith23182.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recoveredDenver Broncos / 1st / 15th pick / 1981
FSMike Harden23240.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredDenver Broncos / 5th / 131st pick / 1980
Special Teams Starters
KRich Karlis23Rook011 of 13 field goals & 15 of 16 extra points
PLuke Prestridge*+263045 punts for a 45.0 average, 0 blockedDenver Broncos / 7th / 188th pick / 1979
PRRick Upchurch*+307815 punt returns for a 16.1 average and 2 tdDenver Broncos / 4th / 95th pick / 1975
KRGerald Willhite23Rook217 kick returns for a 19.8 average and 0 tdDenver Broncos / 1st / 21st pick / 1982

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