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1989 Denver Broncos

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11-5-0, AFC West Division  · 1989 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 9.3, Offense: 3.7, Defense: 5.7, SoS: 0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 362 points (22.6/g), 8th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 226 points (14.1/g), 1st.
 Differential of 136 points (8.5/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 12.1-3.9.

Coach: Dan Reeves (11-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Chan Gailey
 Defensive Coordinator: Wade Phillips
 Other Notable Asst.: Mike Nolan (Special Teams/Linebackers)

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

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB John Elway* 29 6 15 223 for 416, 3,051 yards, 18 td, 18 int, & 48 rushes for 244 yards and 3 td Baltimore Colts / 1st / 1st pick / 1983
RB Bobby Humphrey 23 Rook 12 294 rushes for 1,151 yards, 7 td, & 22 catches for 156 yards and 1 td Denver Broncos / 1st / 3rd pick / 1989 Supp
FB Jeff Alexander 24 Rook 6 45 rushes for 146 yards, 2 td, & 8 catches for 84 yards and 0 td
WR Mark Jackson 26 3 16 28 catches for 446 yards, 2 td, & 5 rushes for 13 yards and 0 td Denver Broncos / 6th / 161st pick / 1986
WR Vance Johnson 26 4 16 76 catches for 1,095 yards, 7 td Denver Broncos / 2nd / 31st pick / 1985
TE Clarence Kay 28 5 16 21 catches for 197 yards, 2 td Denver Broncos / 7th / 186th pick / 1984
LT Gerald Perry 25 1 15 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 45th pick / 1988
LG Doug Widell 23 Rook 10 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 41st pick / 1989
C Keith Kartz 26 2 16
RG Jim Juriga 25 1 16 Denver Broncos / 4th / 104th pick / 1986
RT Ken Lanier 30 8 16 Denver Broncos / 5th / 125th pick / 1981
 Defensive Starters
LDE Alphonso Carreker 27 5 16 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 12th pick / 1984
NT Greg Kragen* 27 4 14 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered
RDE Andre Townsend 27 5 10 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 46th pick / 1984
LOLB Simon Fletcher 27 4 16 12.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 54th pick / 1985
LILB Karl Mecklenburg*+ 29 6 15 7.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 12th / 310th pick / 1983
RILB Rick Dennison 31 7 11 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered
ROLB Michael Brooks 25 2 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 3rd / 86th pick / 1987
LCB Tyrone Braxton 25 2 16 0.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 12th / 334th pick / 1987
RCB Wymon Henderson 28 2 15 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
SS Dennis Smith* 30 8 14 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 15th pick / 1981
FS Steve Atwater 23 Rook 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 20th pick / 1989
 Special Teams Starters
K David Treadwell* 24 Rook 0 27 of 33 field goals & 39 of 40 extra points
P Mike Horan 30 5 0 77 punts for a 40.4 average, 0 blocked Atlanta Falcons / 9th / 235th pick / 1982
PR Ken Bell 25 3 0 21 punt returns for a 6.8 average and 0 td
KR Ken Bell 25 3 0 30 kick returns for a 20.1 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
40 Jeff Alexander 24 FB 14 6 232 6-0 Tulane,Southern 1/15/1965 Rook 2
27 Steve Atwater 23 FS 16 16 218 6-3 Arkansas 10/28/1966 Rook 9 Denver Broncos / 1st / 20th pick / 1989
35 Ken Bell 25 KR 15 0 190 5-10 Boston Col. 11/16/1964 3 0
54 Keith Bishop 32 lg 14 7 260 6-3 Nebraska,Baylor 3/10/1957 9 4 Denver Broncos / 6th / 157th pick / 1980
32 Mel Bratton 24 rb 16 3 225 6-1 Miami (FL) 2/2/1965 Rook 1 Denver Broncos / 7th / 180th pick / 1989
34 Tyrone Braxton 25 LCB 16 16 185 5-11 North Dakota St. 12/17/1964 2 10 Denver Broncos / 12th / 334th pick / 1987
56 Michael Brooks 25 ROLB 16 16 236 6-1 LSU 3/2/1964 2 9 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 86th pick / 1987
92 Alphonso Carreker 27 LDE 16 16 268 6-6 Florida St. 5/25/1962 5 9 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 12th pick / 1984
29 Darren Carrington 23 16 0 200 6-2 Pittsburgh,Northern Arizona 10/10/1966 Rook 2 Denver Broncos / 5th / 134th pick / 1989
25 Kip Corrington 24 16 0 175 6-0 Texas A&M 4/12/1965 Rook 2 Detroit Lions / 9th / 223rd pick / 1988
58 Scott Curtis 25 16 0 230 6-1 New Hampshire 12/26/1964 1 1
55 Rick Dennison 31 RILB 15 11 220 6-3 Colorado St. 6/22/1958 7 7
7 John Elway* 29 QB 15 15 215 6-3 Stanford 6/28/1960 6 12 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 1st pick / 1983
73 Simon Fletcher 27 LOLB 16 16 240 6-5 Houston 2/18/1962 4 10 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 54th pick / 1985
36 Mark Haynes 31 14 0 194 5-11 Colorado 11/6/1958 9 1 New York Giants / 1st / 8th pick / 1980
24 Wymon Henderson 28 RCB 16 15 190 5-10 UNLV 12/15/1961 2 8
68 Brad Henke 23 2 0 275 6-3 Iowa St.,Arizona 4/10/1966 Rook 0 New York Giants / 4th / 105th pick / 1989
90 Ron Holmes 26 RDE 15 8 261 6-4 Washington 8/26/1963 4 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 8th pick / 1985
2 Mike Horan 30 P 16 0 192 5-11 Long Beach St. 2/1/1959 5 2 Atlanta Falcons / 9th / 235th pick / 1982
26 Bobby Humphrey 23 RB 16 12 201 6-1 Alabama 10/11/1966 Rook 10 Denver Broncos / 1st / 3rd pick / 1989 Supp
80 Mark Jackson 26 WR 16 16 180 5-9 Purdue 7/23/1963 3 4 Denver Broncos / 6th / 161st pick / 1986
82 Vance Johnson 26 WR 16 16 185 5-11 Arizona 3/13/1963 4 11 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 31st pick / 1985
66 Jim Juriga 25 RG 16 16 269 6-6 Illinois 9/12/1964 1 8 Denver Broncos / 4th / 104th pick / 1986
72 Keith Kartz 26 C 16 16 270 6-4 California 5/5/1963 2 8
88 Clarence Kay 28 TE 16 16 237 6-2 Georgia 7/30/1961 5 2 Denver Broncos / 7th / 186th pick / 1984
87 Pat Kelly 24 te 16 1 252 6-6 Syracuse 10/29/1965 1 0 Denver Broncos / 7th / 174th pick / 1988
97 Bruce Klosterman 26 16 0 230 6-4 Iowa,South Dakota St. 4/17/1963 2 1 Denver Broncos / 8th / 217th pick / 1986
71 Greg Kragen* 27 NT 14 14 263 6-3 Utah St. 3/4/1962 4 13
8 Gary Kubiak 28 qb 16 1 192 6-0 Texas A&M 8/15/1961 6 1 Denver Broncos / 8th / 197th pick / 1983
76 Ken Lanier 30 RT 16 16 281 6-3 Florida St. 7/8/1959 8 8 Denver Broncos / 5th / 125th pick / 1981
59 Tim Lucas 28 16 0 230 6-3 California 4/3/1961 2 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 269th pick / 1983
96 Jake McCullough 24 10 0 270 6-5 Clemson 7/23/1965 Rook 1 Denver Broncos / 4th / 97th pick / 1989
77 Karl Mecklenburg*+ 29 LILB 15 15 240 6-3 Augustana (SD),Minnesota 9/1/1960 6 20 Denver Broncos / 12th / 310th pick / 1983
89 Orson Mobley 26 te 12 5 256 6-5 Florida St.,Salem 3/4/1963 3 2 Denver Broncos / 6th / 151st pick / 1986
51 Marc Munford 24 rilb 16 6 231 6-2 Nebraska 2/14/1965 2 5 Denver Broncos / 4th / 111th pick / 1987
84 Ricky Nattiel 23 8 0 180 5-9 Florida 1/25/1966 2 2 Denver Broncos / 1st / 27th pick / 1987
60 Gerald Perry 25 LT 16 15 290 6-6 Southern 11/12/1964 1 8 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 45th pick / 1988
91 Warren Powers 24 de 15 1 287 6-6 Maryland 2/4/1965 Rook 2 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 47th pick / 1989
48 Randy Robbins 27 db 16 2 189 6-2 Arizona 9/14/1962 5 3 Denver Broncos / 4th / 89th pick / 1984
57 Mike Ruether 27 3 0 279 6-4 Texas 9/20/1962 3 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 17th pick / 1984 Supp
30 Steve Sewell 26 rb 16 3 210 6-3 Oklahoma 4/2/1963 4 4 Denver Broncos / 1st / 26th pick / 1985
45 Richard Shelton 23 3 0 180 5-10 Liberty 1/2/1966 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 11th / 292nd pick / 1989
49 Dennis Smith* 30 SS 14 14 200 6-3 USC 2/3/1959 8 13 Denver Broncos / 1st / 15th pick / 1981
65 Monte Smith 22 14 0 270 6-5 North Dakota 4/24/1967 Rook 1 Denver Broncos / 9th / 236th pick / 1989
61 Andre Townsend 27 RDE 13 10 265 6-3 Mississippi 10/8/1962 5 6 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 46th pick / 1984
9 David Treadwell* 24 K 16 0 180 6-1 Clemson 2/27/1965 Rook 3
67 Doug Widell 23 LG 16 10 289 6-4 Boston Col. 9/23/1966 Rook 6 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 41st pick / 1989
23 Sammy Winder 30 rb 16 2 203 5-11 Southern Miss 7/15/1959 7 3 Denver Broncos / 5th / 131st pick / 1982
85 Chris Woods 27 1 0 190 5-11 Auburn 7/19/1962 2 0 Los Angeles Raiders / 1st / 28th pick / 1984 Supp
83 Mike Young 27 16 0 187 6-1 UCLA 2/21/1962 4 4 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 161st pick / 1985
Team Total 26.1 16 228.0 6-2.1 2.9