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1991 Denver Broncos

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12-4-0, Finished 1st in AFC West Division  · 1991 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.4, Offense: 0.3, Defense: 3.1, SoS: -0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 304 points (19.0/g), 12th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 235 points (14.7/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 69 points (4.3/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 10.4-5.6.

Coach: Dan Reeves (12-4-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Mike Shanahan
 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

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB John Elway* 31 8 16 242 for 451, 3,253 yards, 13 td, 12 int, & 55 rushes for 255 yards and 6 td Baltimore Colts / 1st / 1st pick / 1983
RB Gaston Green* 25 3 12 261 rushes for 1,037 yards, 4 td, & 13 catches for 78 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 14th pick / 1988
WR Mark Jackson 28 5 10 33 catches for 603 yards, 1 td, & 2 rushes for 18 yards and 0 td Denver Broncos / 6th / 161st pick / 1986
WR Mike Young 29 6 13 44 catches for 629 yards, 2 td Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 161st pick / 1985
TE Clarence Kay 30 7 16 11 catches for 139 yards, 0 td Denver Broncos / 7th / 186th pick / 1984
TE Shannon Sharpe 23 1 9 22 catches for 322 yards, 1 td, & 1 rush for 15 yards and 0 td Denver Broncos / 7th / 192nd pick / 1990
LT Jeff Davidson 24 1 14 Denver Broncos / 5th / 111th pick / 1990
LG Doug Widell 25 2 16 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 41st pick / 1989
C Keith Kartz 28 4 16 4 fumbles recovered
RG Crawford Ker 29 6 10 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 76th pick / 1985
RT Ken Lanier 32 10 16 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 5th / 125th pick / 1981
 Defensive Starters
LDE Warren Powers 26 2 11 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 47th pick / 1989
NT Greg Kragen 29 6 16 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RDE Ron Holmes 28 6 14 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 8th pick / 1985
LOLB Simon Fletcher 29 6 16 13.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 54th pick / 1985
LILB Karl Mecklenburg* 31 8 16 9.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 12th / 310th pick / 1983
RILB Mike Croel 22 Rook 10 10.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 4th pick / 1991
ROLB Michael Brooks 27 4 14 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 3rd / 86th pick / 1987
LCB Tyrone Braxton 27 4 15 1.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 12th / 334th pick / 1987
RCB Wymon Henderson 30 4 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
SS Dennis Smith* 32 10 16 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 15th pick / 1981
FS Steve Atwater*+ 25 2 16 1.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 20th pick / 1989
 Special Teams Starters
K David Treadwell 26 2 0 27 of 36 field goals & 31 of 32 extra points
P Mike Horan 32 7 0 72 punts for a 41.8 average, 1 blocked Atlanta Falcons / 9th / 235th pick / 1982
PR Vance Johnson 28 6 0 24 punt returns for a 7.2 average and 0 td Denver Broncos / 2nd / 31st pick / 1985
KR Alton Montgomery 23 1 0 26 kick returns for a 18.8 average and 0 td Denver Broncos / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1990

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
27 Steve Atwater*+ 25 FS 16 16 218 6-3 Arkansas 10/28/1966 2 15 Denver Broncos / 1st / 20th pick / 1989
34 Tyrone Braxton 27 LCB 16 15 185 5-11 North Dakota St. 12/17/1964 4 8 Denver Broncos / 12th / 334th pick / 1987
56 Michael Brooks 27 ROLB 14 14 236 6-1 LSU 3/2/1964 4 9 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 86th pick / 1987
92 Alphonso Carreker 29 de 6 1 268 6-6 Florida St. 5/25/1962 7 1 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 12th pick / 1984
20 Kevin Clark 27 4 0 185 5-10 San Jose St. 6/8/1964 4 0
51 Mike Croel 22 RILB 13 10 238 6-3 Nebraska 6/6/1969 Rook 7 Denver Broncos / 1st / 4th pick / 1991
62 Jeff Davidson 24 LT 16 14 309 6-5 Ohio St. 10/3/1967 1 7 Denver Broncos / 5th / 111th pick / 1990
29 Charles Dimry 25 db 16 1 176 6-0 UNLV 1/31/1966 3 3 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 110th pick / 1988
7 John Elway* 31 QB 16 16 215 6-3 Stanford 6/28/1960 8 13 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 1st pick / 1983
63 Sean Farrell 31 g 5 4 260 6-3 Penn St. 5/25/1960 9 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 17th pick / 1982
73 Simon Fletcher 29 LOLB 16 16 240 6-5 Houston 2/18/1962 6 11 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 54th pick / 1985
28 Gaston Green* 25 RB 13 12 189 5-10 UCLA 8/1/1966 3 8 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 14th pick / 1988
93 Ronnie Haliburton 23 8 0 230 6-4 LSU 4/14/1968 1 0 Denver Broncos / 6th / 164th pick / 1990
69 Darrell Hamilton 26 6 2 298 6-6 North Carolina 5/11/1965 1 0 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 69th pick / 1989
24 Wymon Henderson 30 RCB 16 16 190 5-10 UNLV 12/15/1961 4 7
90 Ron Holmes 28 RDE 15 14 261 6-4 Washington 8/26/1963 6 8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 8th pick / 1985
2 Mike Horan 32 P 16 0 192 5-11 Long Beach St. 2/1/1959 7 2 Atlanta Falcons / 9th / 235th pick / 1982
26 Bobby Humphrey 25 4 0 201 6-1 Alabama 10/11/1966 2 0 Denver Broncos / 1st / 3rd pick / 1989 Supp
80 Mark Jackson 28 WR 12 10 180 5-9 Purdue 7/23/1963 5 6 Denver Broncos / 6th / 161st pick / 1986
86 Barry Johnson 23 4 0 197 6-2 Maryland 2/1/1968 Rook 0
89 Reggie Johnson 23 te 16 3 256 6-2 Florida St. 1/27/1968 Rook 1 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 30th pick / 1991
82 Vance Johnson 28 PR 10 0 185 5-11 Arizona 3/13/1963 6 2 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 31st pick / 1985
72 Keith Kartz 28 C 16 16 270 6-4 California 5/5/1963 4 8
88 Clarence Kay 30 TE 16 16 237 6-2 Georgia 7/30/1961 7 1 Denver Broncos / 7th / 186th pick / 1984
68 Crawford Ker 29 RG 12 10 288 6-3 Florida 5/5/1962 6 5 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 76th pick / 1985
71 Greg Kragen 29 NT 16 16 263 6-3 Utah St. 3/4/1962 6 9
8 Gary Kubiak 30 16 0 192 6-0 Texas A&M 8/15/1961 8 0 Denver Broncos / 8th / 197th pick / 1983
21 Le-Lo Lang 24 16 0 185 5-11 Washington 1/23/1967 1 1 Denver Broncos / 5th / 136th pick / 1990
76 Ken Lanier 32 RT 16 16 281 6-3 Florida St. 7/8/1959 10 8 Denver Broncos / 5th / 125th pick / 1981
41 Greg Lewis 22 rb 16 4 214 5-10 Washington 8/10/1969 Rook 3 Denver Broncos / 5th / 115th pick / 1991
59 Tim Lucas 30 lb 5 3 230 6-3 California 4/3/1961 4 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 269th pick / 1983
77 Karl Mecklenburg* 31 LILB 16 16 240 6-3 Augustana (SD),Minnesota 9/1/1960 8 13 Denver Broncos / 12th / 310th pick / 1983
52 Jeff Mills 23 lb 12 3 244 6-3 Nebraska 10/8/1968 1 3 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 57th pick / 1990
22 Alton Montgomery 23 KR 16 0 205 6-0 Houston 6/16/1968 1 0 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1990
57 Mark Murray 24 6 0 240 6-2 Florida 10/15/1967 Rook 1
84 Ricky Nattiel 25 16 0 180 5-9 Florida 1/25/1966 4 3 Denver Broncos / 1st / 27th pick / 1987
33 Bob Perryman 27 rb 15 7 233 6-1 Michigan 10/16/1964 4 2 New England Patriots / 3rd / 79th pick / 1987
91 Warren Powers 26 LDE 13 11 287 6-6 Maryland 2/4/1965 2 8 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 47th pick / 1989
38 Reggie Rivers 23 16 0 206 6-1 Texas St. 2/22/1968 Rook 0
48 Randy Robbins 29 db 16 2 189 6-2 Arizona 9/14/1962 7 2 Denver Broncos / 4th / 89th pick / 1984
85 Derek Russell 22 wr 13 5 195 6-0 Arkansas 6/22/1969 Rook 3 Denver Broncos / 4th / 89th pick / 1991
74 Harvey Salem 30 10 0 283 6-6 California 1/15/1961 8 1 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1983
30 Steve Sewell 28 rb 16 1 210 6-3 Oklahoma 4/2/1963 6 6 Denver Broncos / 1st / 26th pick / 1985
81 Shannon Sharpe 23 TE 16 9 228 6-2 Savannah St. 6/26/1968 1 3 Denver Broncos / 7th / 192nd pick / 1990
49 Dennis Smith* 32 SS 16 16 200 6-3 USC 2/3/1959 10 10 Denver Broncos / 1st / 15th pick / 1981
70 Brian Sochia 30 nt 10 3 270 6-3 NW Oklahoma St. 7/2/1961 8 3
60 Nick Subis 24 16 0 278 6-4 San Diego St. 12/24/1967 Rook 1 Denver Broncos / 6th / 142nd pick / 1991
94 Jim Szymanski 24 1 0 268 6-5 Michigan St. 9/7/1967 1 0 Denver Broncos / 10th / 259th pick / 1990
54 Keith Traylor 22 dt 16 2 340 6-2 Oklahoma,Central Oklahoma 9/3/1969 Rook 2 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 61st pick / 1991
9 David Treadwell 26 K 16 0 180 6-1 Clemson 2/27/1965 2 2
96 Kenny Walker 24 de 16 1 260 6-3 Nebraska 4/6/1967 Rook 2 Denver Broncos / 8th / 200th pick / 1991
79 Dave Widell 26 c 16 2 303 6-7 Boston Col. 5/14/1965 3 2 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 94th pick / 1988
67 Doug Widell 25 LG 16 16 289 6-4 Boston Col. 9/23/1966 2 8 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 41st pick / 1989
83 Mike Young 29 WR 16 13 187 6-1 UCLA 2/21/1962 6 6 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 161st pick / 1985
Team Total 26.6 16 233.0 6-2.0 3.8