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1998 Denver Broncos

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14-2-0, Finished 1st in AFC West Division  · 1998 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 8.9, Offense: 9.5, Defense: -0.6, SoS: -3.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 501 points (31.3/g), 2nd of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 309 points (19.3/g), 8th.
 Differential of 192 points (12.0/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 12.1-3.9.

Coach: Mike Shanahan (14-2-0)
 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 Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB John Elway* 38 15 12 210 for 356, 2,806 yards, 22 td, 10 int, & 37 rushes for 94 yards and 1 td Baltimore Colts / 1st / 1st pick / 1983
RB Terrell Davis*+ 26 3 16 392 rushes for 2,008 yards, 21 td, & 25 catches for 217 yards and 2 td Denver Broncos / 6th / 196th pick / 1995
FB Howard Griffith 31 5 13 4 rushes for 13 yards, 0 td, & 15 catches for 97 yards and 3 td Indianapolis Colts / 9th / 236th pick / 1991
WR Ed McCaffrey* 30 7 15 64 catches for 1,053 yards, 10 td New York Giants / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1991
WR Rod Smith 28 3 16 86 catches for 1,222 yards, 6 td, & 6 rushes for 63 yards and 0 td
TE Shannon Sharpe*+ 30 8 16 64 catches for 768 yards, 10 td Denver Broncos / 7th / 192nd pick / 1990
LT Tony Jones* 32 10 16
LG Mark Schlereth* 32 9 16 Washington Redskins / 10th / 263rd pick / 1989
C Tom Nalen* 27 4 16 Denver Broncos / 7th / 218th pick / 1994
RG Dan Neil 25 1 16 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 67th pick / 1997
RT Harry Swayne 33 11 16 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 7th / 190th pick / 1987
 Defensive Starters
LDE Neil Smith 32 10 14 4.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1988
LDT Keith Traylor 29 7 14 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 3rd / 61st pick / 1991
RDT Trevor Pryce 23 1 15 8.5 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 28th pick / 1997
RDE Maa Tanuvasa 28 3 16 8.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 209th pick / 1993
LLB Bill Romanowski* 32 10 16 7.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 80th pick / 1988
MLB Glenn Cadrez 28 6 15 4.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 6th / 154th pick / 1992
RLB John Mobley 25 2 15 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 15th pick / 1996
LCB Ray Crockett 31 9 16 0.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 86th pick / 1989
RCB Darrien Gordon 28 5 16 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1993
SS Eric Brown 23 Rook 10 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 61st pick / 1998
FS Steve Atwater* 32 9 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 20th pick / 1989
 Special Teams Starters
K Jason Elam* 28 5 0 23 of 27 field goals & 58 of 58 extra points Denver Broncos / 3rd / 70th pick / 1993
P Tom Rouen 30 5 0 66 punts for a 46.9 average, 1 blocked
PR Darrien Gordon 28 5 16 34 punt returns for a 11.1 average and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1993
KR Vaughn Hebron 28 5 0 46 kick returns for a 26.4 average and 1 td

Roster

No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
83 Justin Armour 25 8 0 210 6-4 Stanford 1/1/1973 3 0 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 113th pick / 1995
27 Steve Atwater* 32 FS 16 16 218 6-3 Arkansas 10/28/1966 9 9 Denver Broncos / 1st / 20th pick / 1989
79 Chris Banks 25 4 0 300 6-1 Kansas 4/4/1973 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 7th / 226th pick / 1996
34 Tyrone Braxton 34 ss 16 6 185 5-11 North Dakota St. 12/17/1964 11 3 Denver Broncos / 12th / 334th pick / 1987
6 Bubby Brister 36 qb 7 4 205 6-3 Tulane,La-Monroe 8/15/1962 12 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 67th pick / 1986
73 Cyron Brown 23 4 0 265 6-5 Illinois,West. Illinois 6/28/1975 Rook 0
26 Eric Brown 23 SS 11 10 210 6-1 Mississippi St. 3/20/1975 Rook 4 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 61st pick / 1998
56 Keith Burns 26 16 0 235 6-2 Oklahoma St. 5/16/1972 4 1 Denver Broncos / 7th / 210th pick / 1994
59 Glenn Cadrez 28 MLB 16 15 240 6-3 Houston 1/2/1970 6 8 New York Jets / 6th / 154th pick / 1992
89 Dwayne Carswell 26 te 16 1 290 6-3 Liberty 1/18/1972 4 1
86 Byron Chamberlain 27 16 0 250 6-1 Missouri,Wayne State (NE) 10/17/1971 3 0 Denver Broncos / 7th / 222nd pick / 1995
48 George Coghill 28 9 0 210 6-0 Wake Forest 3/30/1970 Rook 1
39 Ray Crockett 31 LCB 16 16 185 5-10 Baylor 1/5/1967 9 8 Detroit Lions / 4th / 86th pick / 1989
30 Terrell Davis*+ 26 RB 16 16 206 5-11 Long Beach St.,Georgia 10/28/1972 3 22 Denver Broncos / 6th / 196th pick / 1995
63 David Diaz-Infante 34 10 0 291 6-3 San Jose St. 3/31/1964 11 1
1 Jason Elam* 28 K 16 0 200 5-11 Hawaii 3/8/1970 5 4 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 70th pick / 1993
7 John Elway* 38 QB 13 12 215 6-3 Stanford 6/28/1960 15 14 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 1st pick / 1983
21 Darrien Gordon 28 PR 16 16 184 5-11 Stanford 11/14/1970 5 8 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1993
85 Willie Green 32 15 1 185 6-4 Mississippi 4/2/1966 7 3 Detroit Lions / 8th / 194th pick / 1990
14 Brian Griese 23 1 0 215 6-3 Michigan 3/18/1975 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 91st pick / 1998
29 Howard Griffith 31 FB 14 13 230 6-0 Illinois 11/17/1967 5 1 Indianapolis Colts / 9th / 236th pick / 1991
96 Harald Hasselbach 31 de 16 3 281 6-6 Washington 9/22/1967 4 3
22 Vaughn Hebron 28 KR 15 0 195 5-8 Virginia Tech 10/7/1970 5 1
20 Tory James 25 16 0 186 6-2 LSU 5/18/1973 2 1 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 44th pick / 1996
25 Darrius Johnson 25 db 16 2 185 5-9 Oklahoma 5/18/1973 2 2 Denver Broncos / 4th / 122nd pick / 1996
72 Ernest Jones 27 1 0 263 6-2 Oregon 4/1/1971 3 0 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 100th pick / 1994
77 Tony Jones* 32 LT 16 16 290 6-5 West. Carolina 5/24/1966 10 13
99 Seth Joyner 34 lb 16 1 241 6-2 Texas-El Paso 11/18/1964 12 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 208th pick / 1986
78 Matt Lepsis 24 16 0 290 6-4 Colorado 1/13/1974 Rook 2
97 Mike Lodish 31 nt 15 1 275 6-3 UCLA 8/11/1967 8 2 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 265th pick / 1990
31 Derek Loville 30 16 0 203 5-10 Oregon 7/4/1968 8 2
37 Anthony Lynn 30 16 0 230 6-3 Texas Tech 12/21/1968 5 0
87 Ed McCaffrey* 30 WR 15 15 215 6-5 Stanford 8/17/1968 7 14 New York Giants / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1991
51 John Mobley 25 RLB 16 15 236 6-1 Kutztown Pennsylvania 10/10/1973 2 8 Denver Broncos / 1st / 15th pick / 1996
66 Tom Nalen* 27 C 16 16 286 6-3 Boston Col. 5/13/1971 4 13 Denver Broncos / 7th / 218th pick / 1994
82 Marcus Nash 22 8 0 195 6-3 Tennessee 2/1/1976 Rook 1 Denver Broncos / 1st / 30th pick / 1998
62 Dan Neil 25 RG 16 16 285 6-2 Texas 10/21/1973 1 10 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 67th pick / 1997
28 Tito Paul 26 16 0 195 6-0 Ohio St. 12/7/1972 3 1 Arizona Cardinals / 5th / 167th pick / 1995
93 Trevor Pryce 23 RDT 16 15 295 6-5 Michigan,Clemson 8/3/1975 1 8 Denver Broncos / 1st / 28th pick / 1997
53 Bill Romanowski* 32 LLB 16 16 245 6-4 Boston Col. 4/2/1966 10 11 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 80th pick / 1988
16 Tom Rouen 30 P 16 0 225 6-3 Colorado St.,Colorado 6/9/1968 5 3
69 Mark Schlereth* 32 LG 16 16 282 6-3 Idaho 1/25/1966 9 13 Washington Redskins / 10th / 263rd pick / 1989
84 Shannon Sharpe*+ 30 TE 16 16 228 6-2 Savannah St. 6/26/1968 8 10 Denver Broncos / 7th / 192nd pick / 1990
42 Detron Smith 24 rb 15 2 229 5-10 Texas A&M 2/25/1974 2 0 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 65th pick / 1996
90 Neil Smith 32 LDE 14 14 270 6-4 Nebraska 4/10/1966 10 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1988
80 Rod Smith 28 WR 16 16 200 6-0 Missouri Southern 5/15/1970 3 17
74 Harry Swayne 33 RT 16 16 290 6-5 Rutgers 2/2/1965 11 10 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 7th / 190th pick / 1987
98 Maa Tanuvasa 28 RDE 16 16 270 6-2 Hawaii 11/6/1970 3 9 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 209th pick / 1993
94 Keith Traylor 29 LDT 15 14 340 6-2 Oklahoma,Central Oklahoma 9/3/1969 7 7 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 61st pick / 1991
95 Marvin Washington 33 16 0 285 6-6 Texas-El Paso,Idaho 10/22/1965 9 2 New York Jets / 6th / 151st pick / 1989
54 Nate Wayne 23 1 0 237 6-0 Mississippi 1/12/1975 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 7th / 219th pick / 1998
91 Alfred Williams 30 10 0 260 6-6 Colorado 11/6/1968 7 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 18th pick / 1991
Team Total 28.5 16 239.2 6-2.0 5.3