Starters

Starters Table
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Offensive Starters
QB John Elway 25 2 16 327 for 605, 3,891 yards, 22 td, 23 int, & 51 rushes for 253 yards and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 1st / 1st pick / 1983
RB Sammy Winder 26 3 12 199 rushes for 714 yards, 8 td, & 31 catches for 197 yards and 0 td Denver Broncos / 5th / 131st pick / 1982
WR Butch Johnson 31 9 8 19 catches for 380 yards, 3 td Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 87th pick / 1976
WR Steve Watson 28 6 15 61 catches for 915 yards, 5 td
TE Clarence Kay 24 1 16 29 catches for 339 yards, 3 td Denver Broncos / 7th / 186th pick / 1984
TE James Wright 29 7 12 28 catches for 246 yards, 1 td Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 179th pick / 1978
LT Dave Studdard 30 6 15 2 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 9th / 245th pick / 1978
LG Keith Bishop 28 5 14 Denver Broncos / 6th / 157th pick / 1980
C Bill Bryan 30 8 16 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 4th / 101st pick / 1977
RG Paul Howard 35 12 15 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 54th pick / 1973
RT Ken Lanier 26 4 16 Denver Broncos / 5th / 125th pick / 1981
Defensive Starters
LDE Barney Chavous 34 12 15 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 36th pick / 1973
NT Rubin Carter 33 10 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 5th / 121st pick / 1975
RDE Rulon Jones* 27 5 16 10.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1980
LOLB Jim Ryan 28 6 14 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
LILB Karl Mecklenburg*+ 25 2 9 13.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 12th / 310th pick / 1983
RILB Steve Busick 27 4 16 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 7th / 181st pick / 1981
ROLB Ken Woodard 25 3 9 3.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 10th / 274th pick / 1982
LCB Louis Wright* 32 10 15 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 17th pick / 1975
RCB Mike Harden 26 5 16 1.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 5th / 131st pick / 1980
SS Dennis Smith* 26 4 12 4.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 15th pick / 1981
FS Steve Foley 32 9 11 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 8th / 199th pick / 1975
Special Teams Starters
K Rich Karlis 26 3 0 23 of 38 field goals & 41 of 44 extra points
P Chris Norman 23 1 0 92 punts for a 40.9 average, 2 blocked
PR Vance Johnson 22 Rook 7 30 punt returns for a 8.7 average and 0 td Denver Broncos / 2nd / 31st pick / 1985
KR Vance Johnson 22 Rook 7 30 kick returns for a 24.7 average and 0 td Denver Broncos / 2nd / 31st pick / 1985

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