Starters

Starters Table
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Offensive Starters
QBJohn Elway23Rook10123 for 259, 1,663 yards, 7 td, 14 int, & 28 rushes for 146 yards and 1 tdBaltimore Colts / 1st / 1st pick / 1983
RBSammy Winder24113196 rushes for 757 yards, 3 td, & 23 catches for 150 yards and 0 tdDenver Broncos / 5th / 131st pick / 1982
FBNathan Poole2741081 rushes for 246 yards, 4 td, & 20 catches for 184 yards and 0 tdCincinnati Bengals / 10th / 250th pick / 1979
WRRick Upchurch3181140 catches for 639 yards, 2 td, & 6 rushes for 19 yards and 0 tdDenver Broncos / 4th / 95th pick / 1975
WRSteve Watson2641659 catches for 1,133 yards, 5 td, & 3 rushes for 17 yards and 0 td
TERon Egloff2861020 catches for 205 yards, 2 td
LTDave Studdard284161 fumble recoveredBaltimore Colts / 9th / 245th pick / 1978
LGKeith Bishop263161 fumble recoveredDenver Broncos / 6th / 157th pick / 1980
CBill Bryan28616Denver Broncos / 4th / 101st pick / 1977
RGPaul Howard331014Denver Broncos / 3rd / 54th pick / 1973
RTKen Lanier24216Denver Broncos / 5th / 125th pick / 1981
Defensive Starters
LDEBarney Chavous3210134.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredDenver Broncos / 2nd / 36th pick / 1973
NTRubin Carter318151.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recoveredDenver Broncos / 5th / 121st pick / 1975
RDERulon Jones253124.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredDenver Broncos / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1980
LOLBJim Ryan264120.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
LILBRandy Gradishar*319162.5 sacks, 1 interception, 3 fumbles recoveredDenver Broncos / 1st / 14th pick / 1974
RILBSteve Busick252152.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recoveredDenver Broncos / 7th / 181st pick / 1981
ROLBTom Jackson3210155.5 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recoveredDenver Broncos / 4th / 88th pick / 1973
LCBLouis Wright*308161.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredDenver Broncos / 1st / 17th pick / 1975
RCBMike Harden243150.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 3 fumbles recoveredDenver Broncos / 5th / 131st pick / 1980
SSDennis Smith242135.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recoveredDenver Broncos / 1st / 15th pick / 1981
FSSteve Foley307130.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredDenver Broncos / 8th / 199th pick / 1975
Special Teams Starters
KRich Karlis241021 of 25 field goals & 33 of 34 extra points
PLuke Prestridge274087 punts for a 41.6 average, 0 blockedDenver Broncos / 7th / 188th pick / 1979
PRZach Thomas23Rook033 punt returns for a 11.2 average and 1 td
KRZach Thomas23Rook028 kick returns for a 20.5 average and 0 td

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