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1996 Denver Broncos

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13-3-0, Finished 1st in AFC West Division  · 1996 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.6, Offense: 3.7, Defense: 3.9, SoS: 0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 391 points (24.4/g), 4th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 275 points (17.2/g), 7th.
 Differential of 116 points (7.2/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 11.2-4.8.

Coach: Mike Shanahan (13-3-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Gary Kubiak
 Defensive Coordinator: Greg Robinson

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* 36 13 15 287 for 466, 3,328 yards, 26 td, 14 int, & 50 rushes for 249 yards and 4 td Baltimore Colts / 1st / 1st pick / 1983
RB Terrell Davis*+ 24 1 16 345 rushes for 1,538 yards, 13 td, & 36 catches for 310 yards and 2 td Denver Broncos / 6th / 196th pick / 1995
FB Aaron Craver 28 5 15 59 rushes for 232 yards, 2 td, & 39 catches for 297 yards and 1 td Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 60th pick / 1991
WR Ed McCaffrey 28 5 15 48 catches for 553 yards, 7 td New York Giants / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1991
WR Anthony Miller 31 8 16 56 catches for 735 yards, 3 td, & 3 rushes for 39 yards and 1 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 15th pick / 1988
TE Shannon Sharpe*+ 28 6 15 80 catches for 1,062 yards, 10 td Denver Broncos / 7th / 192nd pick / 1990
LT Gary Zimmerman*+ 35 10 14 New York Giants / 1st / 3rd pick / 1984 Supp
LG Mark Schlereth 30 7 14 Washington Redskins / 10th / 263rd pick / 1989
C Tom Nalen 25 2 16 Denver Broncos / 7th / 218th pick / 1994
RG Brian Habib 32 7 16 Minnesota Vikings / 10th / 264th pick / 1988
RT Broderick Thompson 36 11 16
 Defensive Starters
LDE Dan Williams 27 3 15 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 11th pick / 1993
LDT Mike Lodish 29 6 16 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 10th / 265th pick / 1990
RDT Michael Dean Perry* 31 8 15 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 50th pick / 1988
RDE Alfred Williams*+ 28 5 16 13.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 18th pick / 1991
LLB Bill Romanowski* 30 8 16 3.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 80th pick / 1988
MLB Allen Aldridge 24 2 16 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 51st pick / 1994
RLB John Mobley 23 Rook 16 1.5 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 15th pick / 1996
LCB Ray Crockett 29 7 15 4.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 86th pick / 1989
RCB Lionel Washington 36 13 12 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 103rd pick / 1983
SS Tyrone Braxton* 32 9 16 0.0 sacks, 9 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 12th / 334th pick / 1987
FS Steve Atwater* 30 7 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 20th pick / 1989
 Special Teams Starters
K Jason Elam 26 3 0 21 of 28 field goals & 46 of 46 extra points Denver Broncos / 3rd / 70th pick / 1993
P Tom Rouen 28 3 0 65 punts for a 41.8 average, 0 blocked
PR Todd Kinchen 27 4 0 26 punt returns for a 11.5 average and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 60th pick / 1992
KR Vaughn Hebron 26 3 0 45 kick returns for a 24.4 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
57 Allen Aldridge 24 MLB 16 16 254 6-1 Houston 5/30/1972 2 8 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 51st pick / 1994
27 Steve Atwater* 30 FS 16 16 218 6-3 Arkansas 10/28/1966 7 11 Denver Broncos / 1st / 20th pick / 1989
34 Tyrone Braxton* 32 SS 16 16 185 5-11 North Dakota St. 12/17/1964 9 11 Denver Broncos / 12th / 334th pick / 1987
70 Jamie Brown 24 t 12 2 320 6-8 Florida A&M 4/24/1972 1 2 Denver Broncos / 4th / 121st pick / 1995
56 Keith Burns 24 16 0 235 6-2 Oklahoma St. 5/16/1972 2 1 Denver Broncos / 7th / 210th pick / 1994
59 Glenn Cadrez 26 16 0 240 6-3 Houston 1/2/1970 4 1 New York Jets / 6th / 154th pick / 1992
89 Dwayne Carswell 24 te 16 2 290 6-3 Liberty 1/18/1972 2 1
86 Byron Chamberlain 25 11 0 250 6-1 Missouri,Wayne State (NE) 10/17/1971 1 1 Denver Broncos / 7th / 222nd pick / 1995
29 Aaron Craver 28 FB 15 15 218 6-0 Fresno St. 12/18/1968 5 5 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 60th pick / 1991
39 Ray Crockett 29 LCB 15 15 185 5-10 Baylor 1/5/1967 7 6 Detroit Lions / 4th / 86th pick / 1989
30 Terrell Davis*+ 24 RB 16 16 206 5-11 Long Beach St.,Georgia 10/28/1972 1 16 Denver Broncos / 6th / 196th pick / 1995
63 David Diaz-Infante 32 g 9 2 291 6-3 San Jose St. 3/31/1964 9 2
1 Jason Elam 26 K 16 0 200 5-11 Hawaii 3/8/1970 3 3 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 70th pick / 1993
7 John Elway* 36 QB 15 15 215 6-3 Stanford 6/28/1960 13 15 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 1st pick / 1983
79 Jumpy Geathers 36 16 0 290 6-7 Wichita St. 6/26/1960 12 2 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1984
75 Brian Habib 32 RG 16 16 299 6-7 Washington 12/2/1964 7 8 Minnesota Vikings / 10th / 264th pick / 1988
54 Britt Hager 30 2 0 231 6-1 Texas 2/20/1966 7 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 81st pick / 1989
96 Harald Hasselbach 29 de 16 1 281 6-6 Washington 9/22/1967 2 2
37 Tim Hauck 30 16 0 187 5-10 Pacific (OR),Montana 12/20/1966 6 1
22 Vaughn Hebron 26 KR 16 0 195 5-8 Virginia Tech 10/7/1970 3 3
21 Randy Hilliard 29 db 13 3 165 5-11 NW State (LA) 2/6/1967 6 2 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 157th pick / 1990
20 Tory James 23 db 16 2 186 6-2 LSU 5/18/1973 Rook 2 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 44th pick / 1996
82 Patrick Jeffers 23 4 0 217 6-3 Virginia 2/2/1973 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 5th / 159th pick / 1996
25 Darrius Johnson 23 13 0 185 5-9 Oklahoma 5/18/1973 Rook 1 Denver Broncos / 4th / 122nd pick / 1996
72 Ernest Jones 25 6 0 263 6-2 Oregon 4/1/1971 1 1 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 100th pick / 1994
31 Rondell Jones 25 16 0 210 6-2 North Carolina 5/7/1971 3 1 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 69th pick / 1993
81 Todd Kinchen 27 PR 7 0 187 5-11 LSU 1/7/1969 4 0 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 60th pick / 1992
8 Jeff Lewis 23 2 0 211 6-2 Northern Arizona 4/17/1973 Rook 1 Denver Broncos / 4th / 100th pick / 1996
97 Mike Lodish 29 LDT 16 16 275 6-3 UCLA 8/11/1967 6 7 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 265th pick / 1990
87 Ed McCaffrey 28 WR 15 15 215 6-5 Stanford 8/17/1968 5 6 New York Giants / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1991
68 Reggie McElroy 36 7 0 290 6-6 West Texas A&M 3/4/1960 13 1 New York Jets / 2nd / 51st pick / 1982
83 Anthony Miller 31 WR 16 16 190 5-11 San Diego St.,Tennessee 4/15/1965 8 9 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 15th pick / 1988
51 John Mobley 23 RLB 16 16 236 6-1 Kutztown Pennsylvania 10/10/1973 Rook 8 Denver Broncos / 1st / 15th pick / 1996
14 Bill Musgrave 29 qb 6 1 199 6-2 Oregon 11/11/1967 5 1 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 106th pick / 1991
66 Tom Nalen 25 C 16 16 286 6-3 Boston Col. 5/13/1971 2 8 Denver Broncos / 7th / 218th pick / 1994
95 Michael Dean Perry* 31 RDT 15 15 285 6-1 Clemson 8/27/1965 8 10 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 50th pick / 1988
38 Reggie Rivers 28 16 0 206 6-1 Texas St. 2/22/1968 5 0
94 Jeff Robinson 26 16 0 264 6-4 Idaho 2/20/1970 3 0 Denver Broncos / 4th / 98th pick / 1993
53 Bill Romanowski* 30 LLB 16 16 245 6-4 Boston Col. 4/2/1966 8 12 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 80th pick / 1988
16 Tom Rouen 28 P 16 0 225 6-3 Colorado St.,Colorado 6/9/1968 3 2
69 Mark Schlereth 30 LG 14 14 282 6-3 Idaho 1/25/1966 7 7 Washington Redskins / 10th / 263rd pick / 1989
84 Shannon Sharpe*+ 28 TE 15 15 228 6-2 Savannah St. 6/26/1968 6 12 Denver Broncos / 7th / 192nd pick / 1990
88 Mike Sherrard 33 15 0 185 6-1 UCLA 6/21/1963 10 2 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 18th pick / 1986
42 Detron Smith 22 13 0 229 5-10 Texas A&M 2/25/1974 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 65th pick / 1996
80 Rod Smith 26 wr 10 1 200 6-0 Missouri Southern 5/15/1970 1 3
64 Ralph Tamm 30 9 0 280 6-4 West Chester 3/11/1966 6 1 New York Jets / 9th / 230th pick / 1988
98 Maa Tanuvasa 26 de 16 1 270 6-2 Hawaii 11/6/1970 1 2 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 209th pick / 1993
76 Broderick Thompson 36 RT 16 16 295 6-5 Kansas 8/14/1960 11 8
48 Lionel Washington 36 RCB 14 12 185 6-0 Tulane 10/21/1960 13 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 103rd pick / 1983
91 Alfred Williams*+ 28 RDE 16 16 260 6-6 Colorado 11/6/1968 5 17 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 18th pick / 1991
90 Dan Williams 27 LDE 15 15 290 6-4 Tennessee St.,Toledo 12/15/1969 3 7 Denver Broncos / 1st / 11th pick / 1993
65 Gary Zimmerman*+ 35 LT 14 14 294 6-6 Oregon 12/13/1961 10 14 New York Giants / 1st / 3rd pick / 1984 Supp
Team Total 28.2 16 237.1 6-2.0 4.9