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10-6-0, Finished 2nd in AFC West Division  · 2004 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.9, Offense: 1.6, Defense: 4.3, SoS: 1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 381 points (23.8/g), 9th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 304 points (19.0/g), 9th.
 Differential of 77 points (4.8/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 10.1-5.9.

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

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Jake Plummer 30 7 16 303 for 521, 4,089 yards, 27 td, 20 int, & 62 rushes for 202 yards and 1 td Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1997
RB Reuben Droughns 26 3 15 275 rushes for 1,240 yards, 6 td, & 32 catches for 241 yards and 2 td Detroit Lions / 3rd / 81st pick / 2000
WR Ashley Lelie 24 2 16 54 catches for 1,084 yards, 7 td, & 3 rushes for 5 yards and 0 td Denver Broncos / 1st / 19th pick / 2002
WR Rod Smith 34 9 16 79 catches for 1,144 yards, 7 td, & 5 rushes for 33 yards and 0 td
TE Dwayne Carswell 32 10 14 22 catches for 198 yards, 1 td
TE Jeb Putzier 25 2 5 36 catches for 572 yards, 2 td Denver Broncos / 6th / 191st pick / 2002
LT Matt Lepsis 30 6 16
LG Ben Hamilton 27 2 16 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 4th / 113th pick / 2001
C Tom Nalen 33 10 16 Denver Broncos / 7th / 218th pick / 1994
RG Dan Neil 31 7 12 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 67th pick / 1997
RT George Foster 24 1 16 Denver Broncos / 1st / 20th pick / 2003
 Defensive Starters
LDE Marco Coleman 35 12 16 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 1st / 12th pick / 1992
LDT Mario Fatafehi 25 3 16 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Arizona Cardinals / 5th / 133rd pick / 2001
RDT Monsanto Pope 26 2 15 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 7th / 231st pick / 2002
RDE Reggie Hayward 25 3 15 10.5 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 3rd / 87th pick / 2001
LLB Donnie Spragan 28 2 14 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
MLB Al Wilson 27 5 16 2.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 31st pick / 1999
RLB D.J. Williams 22 Rook 14 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 17th pick / 2004
LCB Champ Bailey*+ 26 5 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 1st / 7th pick / 1999
RCB Kelly Herndon 28 2 16 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
SS Kenoy Kennedy 27 4 16 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 45th pick / 2000
FS John Lynch* 33 11 15 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1993
 Special Teams Starters
K Jason Elam 34 11 0 29 of 34 field goals & 42 of 42 extra points Denver Broncos / 3rd / 70th pick / 1993
P Micah Knorr 29 4 0 54 punts for a 41.5 average, 1 blocked
PR Rod Smith 34 9 16 22 punt returns for a 10.1 average and 0 td
KR Roc Alexander 23 Rook 1 19 kick returns for a 20.3 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
81 Charlie Adams 25 4 0 190 6-2 Hofstra 10/23/1979 1 0
69 P.J. Alexander 26 5 0 297 6-4 Syracuse 12/23/1978 Rook 0
45 Roc Alexander 23 KR 16 1 193 6-0 Washington 9/23/1981 Rook 0
24 Champ Bailey*+ 26 LCB 16 16 192 6-0 Georgia 6/22/1978 5 16 Washington Redskins / 1st / 7th pick / 1999
6 Jason Baker 26 4 0 201 6-1 Iowa 5/17/1978 3 0
26 Tatum Bell 23 14 0 190 5-11 Oklahoma St. 3/2/1981 Rook 3 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 41st pick / 2004
42 Sam Brandon 25 9 0 200 6-2 UNLV 7/5/1979 2 1 Denver Broncos / 4th / 131st pick / 2002
65 Cooper Carlisle 27 g 16 4 295 6-5 Florida 8/11/1977 4 4 Denver Broncos / 4th / 112th pick / 2000
89 Dwayne Carswell 32 TE 15 14 290 6-3 Liberty 1/18/1972 10 2
55 Patrick Chukwurah 25 14 0 250 6-1 Wyoming 3/1/1979 3 1 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 157th pick / 2001
92 Marco Coleman 35 LDE 16 16 286 6-3 Georgia Tech 12/18/1969 12 8 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 12th pick / 1992
34 Reuben Droughns 26 RB 16 15 207 5-11 Oregon 8/21/1978 3 10 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 81st pick / 2000
1 Jason Elam 34 K 16 0 200 5-11 Hawaii 3/8/1970 11 4 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 70th pick / 1993
94 Luther Elliss 31 8 0 318 6-5 Utah 3/22/1973 9 1 Detroit Lions / 1st / 20th pick / 1995
68 Mario Fatafehi 25 LDT 16 16 300 6-2 Kansas St. 1/27/1979 3 8 Arizona Cardinals / 5th / 133rd pick / 2001
25 Nick Ferguson 30 db 16 1 201 5-11 Morris Brown,Georgia Tech 11/27/1974 4 1
72 George Foster 24 RT 16 16 338 6-5 Georgia 6/9/1980 1 10 Denver Broncos / 1st / 20th pick / 2003
53 Louis Green 25 6 0 228 6-3 Alcorn St. 9/23/1979 Rook 1
22 Quentin Griffin 23 rb 6 4 195 5-7 Oklahoma 1/12/1981 1 3 Denver Broncos / 4th / 108th pick / 2003
50 Ben Hamilton 27 LG 16 16 283 6-4 Minnesota 8/18/1977 2 10 Denver Broncos / 4th / 113th pick / 2001
86 Patrick Hape 30 te 16 5 262 6-4 Alabama 6/6/1974 7 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 137th pick / 1997
98 Reggie Hayward 25 RDE 16 15 270 6-5 Iowa St. 3/14/1979 3 9 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 87th pick / 2001
20 Garrison Hearst 33 7 0 215 5-11 Georgia 1/4/1971 11 1 Phoenix Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1993
31 Kelly Herndon 28 RCB 16 16 180 5-10 Toledo 11/3/1976 2 7
90 Darius Holland 31 2 0 330 6-5 Colorado 11/10/1973 9 0 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 65th pick / 1995
14 Nate Jackson 25 12 0 223 6-3 Menlo 6/4/1979 1 1
61 Ellis Johnson 31 13 0 288 6-2 Florida 10/30/1973 9 2 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 15th pick / 1995
39 Kyle Johnson 26 rb 14 3 242 6-0 Syracuse 12/15/1978 Rook 1 Carolina Panthers / 5th / 145th pick / 2002
99 Raylee Johnson 34 de 14 1 272 6-3 Arkansas 6/1/1970 11 2 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 95th pick / 1993
28 Kenoy Kennedy 27 SS 16 16 215 6-1 Arkansas 11/15/1977 4 7 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 45th pick / 2000
4 Micah Knorr 29 P 12 0 199 6-2 Utah St. 1/9/1975 4 1
83 Mike Leach 28 16 0 245 6-2 Boston Univ.,William & Mary 10/18/1976 4 0
85 Ashley Lelie 24 WR 16 16 200 6-3 Hawaii 2/16/1980 2 10 Denver Broncos / 1st / 19th pick / 2002
78 Matt Lepsis 30 LT 16 16 290 6-4 Colorado 1/13/1974 6 10
10 Triandos Luke 23 10 0 190 5-10 Alabama 12/24/1981 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 6th / 171st pick / 2004
47 John Lynch* 33 FS 15 15 220 6-2 Stanford 9/25/1971 11 8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1993
23 Willie Middlebrooks 25 db 12 2 200 6-1 Minnesota 2/12/1979 3 2 Denver Broncos / 1st / 24th pick / 2001
66 Tom Nalen 33 C 16 16 286 6-3 Boston Col. 5/13/1971 10 10 Denver Broncos / 7th / 218th pick / 1994
62 Dan Neil 31 RG 13 12 285 6-2 Texas 10/21/1973 7 7 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 67th pick / 1997
95 Anton Palepoi 26 11 0 283 6-3 UNLV 1/19/1978 2 2 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 60th pick / 2002
58 Terry Pierce 23 15 0 251 6-1 Kansas St. 6/21/1981 1 1 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 51st pick / 2003
16 Jake Plummer 30 QB 16 16 212 6-2 Arizona St. 12/19/1974 7 14 Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1997
75 Monsanto Pope 26 RDT 16 15 300 6-3 Virginia 1/27/1978 2 7 Denver Broncos / 7th / 231st pick / 2002
93 Trevor Pryce 29 dt 2 1 295 6-5 Michigan,Clemson 8/3/1975 7 1 Denver Broncos / 1st / 28th pick / 1997
88 Jeb Putzier 25 TE 16 5 256 6-4 Boise St. 1/20/1979 2 5 Denver Broncos / 6th / 191st pick / 2002
37 Cecil Sapp 26 5 0 229 5-11 Colorado St. 12/23/1978 1 0
40 Jeff Shoate 23 7 0 189 5-10 Montana,San Diego St. 3/23/1981 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 5th / 152nd pick / 2004
80 Rod Smith 34 PR 16 16 200 6-0 Missouri Southern 5/15/1970 9 10
59 Donnie Spragan 28 LLB 16 14 239 6-3 Pacific,Stanford 7/12/1976 2 7
57 Jashon Sykes 25 3 0 236 6-2 Colorado 9/25/1979 1 0
35 Lenny Walls 25 db 7 1 192 6-4 St. Mary's (CA),Boston Col. 9/26/1979 2 1
17 Darius Watts 23 wr 16 2 190 6-2 Marshall 12/19/1981 Rook 4 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 54th pick / 2004
52 D.J. Williams 22 RLB 16 14 247 6-2 Miami (FL) 7/20/1982 Rook 8 Denver Broncos / 1st / 17th pick / 2004
56 Al Wilson 27 MLB 16 16 240 6-0 Tennessee 6/21/1977 5 9 Denver Broncos / 1st / 31st pick / 1999
32 Chris Young 24 10 0 210 6-0 Georgia Tech 1/23/1980 1 1 Denver Broncos / 7th / 228th pick / 2002
Team Total 27.3 16 240.6 6-1.7 4.0