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2003 Denver Broncos

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10-6-0, Finished 2nd in AFC West Division  · 2003 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.5, Offense: 2.4, Defense: 3.1, SoS: 0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 381 points (23.8/g), 10th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 301 points (18.8/g), 9th.
 Differential of 80 points (5.0/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 10.2-5.8.

Coach: Mike Shanahan (10-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Gary Kubiak
 Defensive Coordinator: Larry Coyer

Stadium: Invesco Field at Mile High
 Training Camp: Paul D. Bowlen Memorial Center (Dove Valley, Colorado)

Starters

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Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Jake Plummer 29 6 11 189 for 302, 2,182 yards, 15 td, 7 int, & 37 rushes for 205 yards and 3 td Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1997
RB Clinton Portis* 22 1 13 290 rushes for 1,591 yards, 14 td, & 38 catches for 314 yards and 0 td Denver Broncos / 2nd / 51st pick / 2002
WR Ashley Lelie 23 1 10 37 catches for 628 yards, 2 td, & 8 rushes for 43 yards and 0 td Denver Broncos / 1st / 19th pick / 2002
WR Rod Smith 33 8 15 74 catches for 845 yards, 3 td, & 10 rushes for 98 yards and 0 td
TE Dwayne Carswell 31 9 10 6 catches for 53 yards, 1 td
TE Shannon Sharpe 35 13 15 62 catches for 770 yards, 8 td Denver Broncos / 7th / 192nd pick / 1990
LE Trevor Pryce 28 6 16 Denver Broncos / 1st / 28th pick / 1997
LT Ephraim Salaam 27 5 14 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 199th pick / 1998
LG Ben Hamilton 26 1 16 Denver Broncos / 4th / 113th pick / 2001
C Tom Nalen*+ 32 9 16 Denver Broncos / 7th / 218th pick / 1994
RG Dan Neil 30 6 14 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 67th pick / 1997
RT Darius Holland 30 8 14 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 65th pick / 1995
RT Matt Lepsis 29 5 16 1 fumble recovered
RE Bertrand Berry 28 6 16 Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 86th pick / 1997
 Defensive Starters
LDE Trevor Pryce 28 6 16 8.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 28th pick / 1997
LDT Mario Fatafehi 24 2 9 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Arizona Cardinals / 5th / 133rd pick / 2001
RDT Darius Holland 30 8 14 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 65th pick / 1995
RDE Bertrand Berry 28 6 16 11.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 86th pick / 1997
LLB Jashon Sykes 24 Rook 8 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
MLB Al Wilson* 26 4 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 31st pick / 1999
RLB Donnie Spragan 27 1 8 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered
LCB Lenny Walls 24 1 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered
RCB Kelly Herndon 27 1 11 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
SS Kenoy Kennedy 26 3 12 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 45th pick / 2000
FS Sam Brandon 24 1 10 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 4th / 131st pick / 2002
FS Nick Ferguson 29 3 10 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
Jason Elam 33 10 0 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 70th pick / 1993
P Micah Knorr 28 3 0 68 punts for a 43.2 average, 2 blocked
PR Deltha O'Neal 26 3 6 33 punt returns for a 9.5 average and 1 td Denver Broncos / 1st / 15th pick / 2000
KR Chris Cole 26 3 0 30 kick returns for a 23.8 average and 0 td Denver Broncos / 3rd / 70th pick / 2000

Roster

No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
12 Charlie Adams 24 4 0 190 6-2 Hofstra 10/23/1979 Rook 0
38 Mike Anderson 30 rb 12 5 230 6-0 Utah 9/21/1973 3 2 Denver Broncos / 6th / 189th pick / 2000
92 Bertrand Berry 28 RDE 16 16 275 6-3 Notre Dame 8/15/1975 6 9 Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 86th pick / 1997
11 Steve Beuerlein 38 qb 4 2 220 6-3 Notre Dame 3/7/1965 15 2 Los Angeles Raiders / 4th / 110th pick / 1987
42 Sam Brandon 24 FS 16 10 200 6-2 UNLV 7/5/1979 1 5 Denver Broncos / 4th / 131st pick / 2002
71 Blake Brockermeyer 30 lt 16 2 295 6-4 Texas 4/11/1973 8 3 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 29th pick / 1995
55 Keith Burns 31 16 0 235 6-2 Oklahoma St. 5/16/1972 9 1 Denver Broncos / 7th / 210th pick / 1994
65 Cooper Carlisle 26 rg 16 2 295 6-5 Florida 8/11/1977 3 2 Denver Broncos / 4th / 112th pick / 2000
89 Dwayne Carswell 31 TE 16 10 290 6-3 Liberty 1/18/1972 9 1
81 Chris Cole 26 KR 11 0 195 6-0 Texas A&M 11/12/1977 3 0 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 70th pick / 2000
96 Dorsett Davis 24 14 0 305 6-5 Mississippi St. 1/24/1979 Rook 1 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 96th pick / 2002
34 Reuben Droughns 25 fb 15 4 207 5-11 Oregon 8/21/1978 2 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 81st pick / 2000
1 Jason Elam 33 16 0 200 5-11 Hawaii 3/8/1970 10 5 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 70th pick / 1993
68 Mario Fatafehi 24 LDT 16 9 300 6-2 Kansas St. 1/27/1979 2 5 Arizona Cardinals / 5th / 133rd pick / 2001
25 Nick Ferguson 29 FS 15 10 201 5-11 Morris Brown,Georgia Tech 11/27/1974 3 5
72 George Foster 23 1 0 338 6-5 Georgia 6/9/1980 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 1st / 20th pick / 2003
99 Daryl Gardener 30 lt 5 2 295 6-6 Baylor 2/25/1973 7 1 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 20th pick / 1996
52 Ian Gold 25 rlb 6 6 223 6-0 Michigan 8/23/1978 3 4 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 40th pick / 2000
22 Quentin Griffin 22 rb 10 1 195 5-7 Oklahoma 1/12/1981 Rook 3 Denver Broncos / 4th / 108th pick / 2003
50 Ben Hamilton 26 LG 16 16 283 6-4 Minnesota 8/18/1977 1 9 Denver Broncos / 4th / 113th pick / 2001
86 Patrick Hape 29 16 0 262 6-4 Alabama 6/6/1974 6 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 137th pick / 1997
98 Reggie Hayward 24 de 16 2 270 6-5 Iowa St. 3/14/1979 2 4 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 87th pick / 2001
31 Kelly Herndon 27 RCB 15 11 180 5-10 Toledo 11/3/1976 1 6
79 Steve Herndon 26 2 0 292 6-4 Georgia 5/25/1977 2 0
90 Darius Holland 30 RDT 16 14 330 6-5 Colorado 11/10/1973 8 6 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 65th pick / 1995
17 Jarious Jackson 26 qb 1 1 228 6-0 Notre Dame 5/3/1977 3 0 Denver Broncos / 7th / 214th pick / 2000
14 Nate Jackson 24 1 0 223 6-3 Menlo 6/4/1979 Rook 0
13 Danny Kanell 30 qb 5 2 218 6-3 Florida St. 11/21/1973 7 2 New York Giants / 4th / 130th pick / 1996
28 Kenoy Kennedy 26 SS 13 12 215 6-1 Arkansas 11/15/1977 3 6 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 45th pick / 2000
4 Micah Knorr 28 P 16 0 199 6-2 Utah St. 1/9/1975 3 3
83 Mike Leach 27 16 0 245 6-2 Boston Univ.,William & Mary 10/18/1976 3 0
85 Ashley Lelie 23 WR 16 10 200 6-3 Hawaii 2/16/1980 1 7 Denver Broncos / 1st / 19th pick / 2002
78 Matt Lepsis 29 RT 16 16 290 6-4 Colorado 1/13/1974 5 9
82 Adrian Madise 23 11 0 215 5-11 TCU 3/23/1980 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 5th / 158th pick / 2003
87 Ed McCaffrey 35 wr 12 7 215 6-5 Stanford 8/17/1968 12 2 New York Giants / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1991
47 Ryan McNeil 33 4 0 210 6-2 Miami (FL) 10/4/1970 10 0 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1993
23 Willie Middlebrooks 24 16 0 200 6-1 Minnesota 2/12/1979 2 1 Denver Broncos / 1st / 24th pick / 2001
51 John Mobley 30 llb 8 7 236 6-1 Kutztown Pennsylvania 10/10/1973 7 3 Denver Broncos / 1st / 15th pick / 1996
66 Tom Nalen*+ 32 C 16 16 286 6-3 Boston Col. 5/13/1971 9 17 Denver Broncos / 7th / 218th pick / 1994
62 Dan Neil 30 RG 14 14 285 6-2 Texas 10/21/1973 6 8 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 67th pick / 1997
24 Deltha O'Neal 26 PR 13 6 194 5-11 California 1/30/1977 3 4 Denver Broncos / 1st / 15th pick / 2000
58 Terry Pierce 22 3 0 251 6-1 Kansas St. 6/21/1981 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 51st pick / 2003
16 Jake Plummer 29 QB 11 11 212 6-2 Arizona St. 12/19/1974 6 10 Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1997
75 Monsanto Pope 25 ldt 16 5 300 6-3 Virginia 1/27/1978 1 3 Denver Broncos / 7th / 231st pick / 2002
26 Clinton Portis* 22 RB 13 13 205 5-11 Miami (FL) 9/1/1981 1 16 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 51st pick / 2002
93 Trevor Pryce 28 LDE 16 16 295 6-5 Michigan,Clemson 8/3/1975 6 9 Denver Broncos / 1st / 28th pick / 1997
88 Jeb Putzier 24 4 0 256 6-4 Boise St. 1/20/1979 1 0 Denver Broncos / 6th / 191st pick / 2002
53 Johnny Rutledge 26 6 0 239 6-3 Florida 1/4/1977 4 0 Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 51st pick / 1999
74 Ephraim Salaam 27 LT 14 14 295 6-7 San Diego St. 6/19/1976 5 8 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 199th pick / 1998
37 Cecil Sapp 25 1 0 229 5-11 Colorado St. 12/23/1978 Rook 0
84 Shannon Sharpe 35 TE 15 15 228 6-2 Savannah St. 6/26/1968 13 9 Denver Broncos / 7th / 192nd pick / 1990
80 Rod Smith 33 WR 15 15 200 6-0 Missouri Southern 5/15/1970 8 11
33 Jimmy Spencer 34 db 16 2 188 5-9 Florida 3/29/1969 11 2 Washington Redskins / 8th / 215th pick / 1991
59 Donnie Spragan 27 RLB 16 8 239 6-3 Pacific,Stanford 7/12/1976 1 6
57 Jashon Sykes 24 LLB 16 8 236 6-2 Colorado 9/25/1979 Rook 5
21 Scott Turner 31 9 0 190 5-10 Illinois 2/26/1972 8 1 Washington Redskins / 7th / 226th pick / 1995
35 Lenny Walls 24 LCB 16 16 192 6-4 St. Mary's (CA),Boston Col. 9/26/1979 1 7
56 Al Wilson* 26 MLB 16 16 240 6-0 Tennessee 6/21/1977 4 11 Denver Broncos / 1st / 31st pick / 1999
32 Chris Young 23 11 0 210 6-0 Georgia Tech 1/23/1980 Rook 1 Denver Broncos / 7th / 228th pick / 2002
Team Total 27.4 16 240.2 6-1.9 4.2