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1984 Denver Broncos

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13-3-0, Finished 1st in AFC West Division  · 1984 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.7, Offense: 1.0, Defense: 6.7, SoS: 0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 353 points (22.1/g), 11th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 241 points (15.1/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 112 points (7.0/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 11.4-4.6.

Coach: Dan Reeves (13-3-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Joe Collier
 Other Notable Asst.: Mike Shanahan (Receivers)

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 John Elway 24 1 14 214 for 380, 2,598 yards, 18 td, 15 int, & 56 rushes for 237 yards and 1 td Baltimore Colts / 1st / 1st pick / 1983
RB Sammy Winder* 25 2 15 296 rushes for 1,153 yards, 4 td, & 44 catches for 288 yards and 2 td Denver Broncos / 5th / 131st pick / 1982
WR Butch Johnson 30 8 11 42 catches for 587 yards, 6 td, & 1 rush for 3 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 87th pick / 1976
WR Steve Watson 27 5 16 69 catches for 1,170 yards, 7 td
TE Clarence Kay 23 Rook 13 16 catches for 136 yards, 3 td Denver Broncos / 7th / 186th pick / 1984
TE James Wright 28 6 9 11 catches for 118 yards, 1 td Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 179th pick / 1978
LT Dave Studdard 29 5 16 Baltimore Colts / 9th / 245th pick / 1978
LG Keith Bishop 27 4 14 Denver Broncos / 6th / 157th pick / 1980
C Bill Bryan 29 7 16 Denver Broncos / 4th / 101st pick / 1977
RG Paul Howard 34 11 14 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 54th pick / 1973
RT Ken Lanier 25 3 15 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 5th / 125th pick / 1981
 Defensive Starters
LDE Barney Chavous 33 11 15 7.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 36th pick / 1973
NT Rubin Carter 32 9 15 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 5th / 121st pick / 1975
RDE Rulon Jones 26 4 16 11.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1980
LOLB Jim Ryan 27 5 14 3.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered
LILB Rick Dennison 26 2 15 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RILB Steve Busick 26 3 16 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 7th / 181st pick / 1981
ROLB Tom Jackson 33 11 16 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 4th / 88th pick / 1973
LCB Louis Wright 31 9 15 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 17th pick / 1975
RCB Mike Harden 25 4 16 0.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 5th / 131st pick / 1980
SS Dennis Smith 25 3 15 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 15th pick / 1981
FS Steve Foley 31 8 16 0.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 8th / 199th pick / 1975
 Special Teams Starters
K Rich Karlis 25 2 0 21 of 28 field goals & 38 of 41 extra points
P Chris Norman 22 Rook 0 96 punts for a 40.1 average, 0 blocked
PR Gerald Willhite 25 2 1 20 punt returns for a 10.0 average and 0 td Denver Broncos / 1st / 21st pick / 1982
KR Gene Lang 22 Rook 0 19 kick returns for a 21.3 average and 0 td Denver Broncos / 11th / 298th pick / 1984

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
80 Ray Alexander 22 8 0 195 6-4 Florida A&M 1/8/1962 Rook 1
54 Keith Bishop 27 LG 16 14 260 6-3 Nebraska,Baylor 3/10/1957 4 6 Denver Broncos / 6th / 157th pick / 1980
65 Walt Bowyer 24 de 16 1 254 6-4 Arizona St. 9/8/1960 1 3 Denver Broncos / 10th / 254th pick / 1983
26 Chris Brewer 22 13 0 203 6-1 Arizona 1/23/1962 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 9th / 245th pick / 1984
64 Bill Bryan 29 C 16 16 251 6-2 Duke 6/21/1955 7 7 Denver Broncos / 4th / 101st pick / 1977
58 Steve Busick 26 RILB 16 16 227 6-4 USC 12/10/1958 3 10 Denver Broncos / 7th / 181st pick / 1981
68 Rubin Carter 32 NT 15 15 256 6-0 Miami (FL) 12/12/1952 9 10 Denver Broncos / 5th / 121st pick / 1975
79 Barney Chavous 33 LDE 15 15 252 6-3 South Carolina St. 3/22/1951 11 9 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 36th pick / 1973
59 Darren Comeaux 24 16 0 227 6-1 Arizona St. 4/15/1960 2 2
63 Mark Cooper 24 g 15 4 270 6-5 Miami (FL) 2/14/1960 1 3 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 31st pick / 1983
55 Rick Dennison 26 LILB 16 15 220 6-3 Colorado St. 6/22/1958 2 9
7 John Elway 24 QB 15 14 215 6-3 Stanford 6/28/1960 1 10 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 1st pick / 1983
43 Steve Foley 31 FS 16 16 189 6-2 Tulane 11/11/1953 8 11 Denver Broncos / 8th / 199th pick / 1975
62 Mike Freeman 23 9 0 256 6-3 Arizona 10/13/1961 Rook 1
66 Scott Garnett 22 nt 16 1 271 6-2 Washington 12/3/1962 Rook 2 Denver Broncos / 8th / 218th pick / 1984
72 Marsharne Graves 22 1 0 268 6-3 Arizona 7/8/1962 Rook 0
31 Mike Harden 25 RCB 16 16 192 6-1 Michigan 2/16/1959 4 11 Denver Broncos / 5th / 131st pick / 1980
74 Winford Hood 22 g 16 2 262 6-3 Georgia 3/29/1962 Rook 2 Denver Broncos / 8th / 207th pick / 1984
60 Paul Howard 34 RG 16 14 260 6-3 BYU 9/12/1950 11 6 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 54th pick / 1973
98 Ricky Hunley 23 8 0 242 6-2 Arizona 11/11/1961 Rook 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 7th pick / 1984
28 Roger Jackson 25 16 0 186 6-0 Bethune-Cookman 2/28/1959 2 2
57 Tom Jackson 33 ROLB 16 16 220 5-11 Louisville 4/4/1951 11 10 Denver Broncos / 4th / 88th pick / 1973
86 Butch Johnson 30 WR 16 11 187 6-1 California-Riverside 5/28/1954 8 5 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 87th pick / 1976
75 Rulon Jones 26 RDE 16 16 260 6-6 Utah St. 3/25/1958 4 11 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1980
3 Rich Karlis 25 K 16 0 180 6-0 Cincinnati 5/23/1959 2 3
88 Clarence Kay 23 TE 16 13 237 6-2 Georgia 7/30/1961 Rook 1 Denver Broncos / 7th / 186th pick / 1984
8 Gary Kubiak 23 qb 7 2 192 6-0 Texas A&M 8/15/1961 1 2 Denver Broncos / 8th / 197th pick / 1983
33 Gene Lang 22 KR 16 0 196 5-10 LSU 3/15/1962 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 11th / 298th pick / 1984
76 Ken Lanier 25 RT 16 15 281 6-3 Florida St. 7/8/1959 3 7 Denver Broncos / 5th / 125th pick / 1981
22 Tony Lilly 22 13 0 199 6-0 Florida 2/16/1962 Rook 2 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 78th pick / 1984
89 Dave Logan 30 4 0 219 6-4 Colorado 2/2/1954 8 0 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 65th pick / 1976
69 Brison Manor 32 5 0 247 6-4 Arkansas 8/10/1952 7 0 New York Jets / 15th / 380th pick / 1975
77 Karl Mecklenburg 24 lb 16 1 240 6-3 Augustana (SD),Minnesota 9/1/1960 1 4 Denver Broncos / 12th / 310th pick / 1983
39 Jesse Myles 24 7 0 210 5-10 LSU 9/28/1960 1 0
1 Chris Norman 22 P 16 0 198 6-2 South Carolina 5/25/1962 Rook 2
24 Rick Parros 26 rb 15 2 200 5-11 Utah St. 6/14/1958 3 2 Denver Broncos / 4th / 107th pick / 1980
48 Randy Robbins 22 db 16 1 189 6-2 Arizona 9/14/1962 Rook 3 Denver Broncos / 4th / 89th pick / 1984
50 Jim Ryan 27 LOLB 16 14 217 6-1 William & Mary 5/18/1957 5 9
84 Clint Sampson 23 wr 12 3 183 5-11 San Diego St. 1/4/1961 1 1 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 60th pick / 1983
83 John Sawyer 31 TE 10 8 230 6-2 Southern Miss 7/26/1953 9 1 Houston Oilers / 11th / 271st pick / 1975
56 Aaron Smith 22 10 0 223 6-2 Utah St. 8/10/1962 Rook 1 Denver Broncos / 6th / 159th pick / 1984
49 Dennis Smith 25 SS 15 15 200 6-3 USC 2/3/1959 3 9 Denver Broncos / 1st / 15th pick / 1981
14 Scott Stankavage 22 1 0 194 6-1 North Carolina 7/5/1962 Rook 0
70 Dave Studdard 29 LT 16 16 260 6-4 Texas 11/22/1955 5 7 Baltimore Colts / 9th / 245th pick / 1978
85 Don Summers 23 te 16 1 230 6-4 Oregon Tech,Boise St. 2/22/1961 Rook 0
82 Zach Thomas 24 12 0 182 6-0 South Carolina St. 9/8/1960 1 0
61 Andre Townsend 22 16 0 265 6-3 Mississippi 10/8/1962 Rook 2 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 46th pick / 1984
81 Steve Watson 27 WR 16 16 195 6-4 Temple 5/28/1957 5 11
47 Gerald Willhite 25 PR 16 1 200 5-10 San Jose St. 5/30/1959 2 5 Denver Broncos / 1st / 21st pick / 1982
45 Steve Wilson 27 db 15 1 195 5-10 Howard 8/24/1957 5 3
23 Sammy Winder* 25 RB 16 15 203 5-11 Southern Miss 7/15/1959 2 10 Denver Broncos / 5th / 131st pick / 1982
52 Ken Woodard 24 lb 16 2 218 6-1 Tuskegee 1/22/1960 2 4 Denver Broncos / 10th / 274th pick / 1982
87 James Wright 28 TE 16 9 240 6-3 TCU 9/1/1956 6 1 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 179th pick / 1978
20 Louis Wright 31 LCB 16 15 200 6-2 Arizona St.,San Jose St. 1/31/1953 9 9 Denver Broncos / 1st / 17th pick / 1975
Team Total 25.6 16 223.1 6-1.8 3.1