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13-3-0, Finished 1st in AFC West Division  · 2005 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 10.8, Offense: 5.0, Defense: 5.8, SoS: 2.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 395 points (24.7/g), 7th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 258 points (16.1/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 137 points (8.6/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 11.7-4.3.

Coach: Mike Shanahan (13-3-0)
 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 Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Jake Plummer* 31 8 16 277 for 456, 3,366 yards, 18 td, 7 int, & 46 rushes for 151 yards and 2 td Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1997
RB Mike Anderson 32 5 15 239 rushes for 1,014 yards, 12 td, & 18 catches for 212 yards and 1 td Denver Broncos / 6th / 189th pick / 2000
FB Kyle Johnson 27 1 14 4 rushes for 9 yards, 1 td, & 17 catches for 160 yards and 5 td Carolina Panthers / 5th / 145th pick / 2002
WR Ashley Lelie 25 3 13 42 catches for 770 yards, 1 td, & 5 rushes for 84 yards and 0 td Denver Broncos / 1st / 19th pick / 2002
WR Rod Smith* 35 10 16 85 catches for 1,105 yards, 6 td, & 1 rush for 7 yards and 0 td
TE Stephen Alexander 30 7 15 21 catches for 170 yards, 1 td Washington Redskins / 2nd / 48th pick / 1998
LT Matt Lepsis 31 7 16
LG Ben Hamilton 28 3 16 Denver Broncos / 4th / 113th pick / 2001
C Tom Nalen 34 11 16 Denver Broncos / 7th / 218th pick / 1994
RG Cooper Carlisle 28 5 16 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 4th / 112th pick / 2000
RT George Foster 25 2 16 Denver Broncos / 1st / 20th pick / 2003
 Defensive Starters
LDE Courtney Brown 27 5 13 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 1st pick / 2000
LDT Michael Myers 29 7 15 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 100th pick / 1998
RDT Gerard Warren 27 4 16 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 3rd pick / 2001
RDE Trevor Pryce 30 8 16 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 28th pick / 1997
LLB D.J. Williams 23 1 14 Denver Broncos / 1st / 17th pick / 2004
MLB Al Wilson*+ 28 6 15 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 31st pick / 1999
RLB Ian Gold 27 5 16 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 40th pick / 2000
LCB Champ Bailey*+ 27 6 14 0.0 sacks, 8 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 1st / 7th pick / 1999
RCB Darrent Williams 23 Rook 9 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 56th pick / 2005
SS Nick Ferguson 31 5 16 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
FS John Lynch* 34 12 16 4.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1993
 Special Teams Starters
K Jason Elam 35 12 0 24 of 32 field goals & 43 of 44 extra points Denver Broncos / 3rd / 70th pick / 1993
P Todd Sauerbrun 32 10 0 72 punts for a 43.8 average, 1 blocked Chicago Bears / 2nd / 56th pick / 1995
PR Darrent Williams 23 Rook 9 17 punt returns for a 8.7 average and 0 td Denver Broncos / 2nd / 56th pick / 2005
KR Darrent Williams 23 Rook 9 18 kick returns for a 23.9 average and 0 td Denver Broncos / 2nd / 56th pick / 2005

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
21 Hamza Abdullah 22 1 0 213 6-2 Washington St. 8/20/1983 Rook 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 7th / 231st pick / 2005
81 Charlie Adams 26 wr 16 2 190 6-2 Hofstra 10/23/1979 2 2
45 Roc Alexander 24 10 0 193 6-0 Washington 9/23/1981 1 1
82 Stephen Alexander 30 TE 16 15 246 6-4 Oklahoma 11/7/1975 7 2 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 48th pick / 1998
23 Marques Anderson 26 6 0 212 5-11 UCLA 5/26/1979 3 0 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 92nd pick / 2002
38 Mike Anderson 32 RB 15 15 230 6-0 Utah 9/21/1973 5 11 Denver Broncos / 6th / 189th pick / 2000
24 Champ Bailey*+ 27 LCB 14 14 192 6-0 Georgia 6/22/1978 6 16 Washington Redskins / 1st / 7th pick / 1999
26 Tatum Bell 24 rb 15 1 190 5-11 Oklahoma St. 3/2/1981 1 8 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 41st pick / 2004
42 Sam Brandon 26 14 0 200 6-2 UNLV 7/5/1979 3 1 Denver Broncos / 4th / 131st pick / 2002
98 Courtney Brown 27 LDE 14 13 285 6-4 Penn St. 2/14/1978 5 7 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 1st pick / 2000
51 Keith Burns 33 lb 15 1 235 6-2 Oklahoma St. 5/16/1972 11 2 Denver Broncos / 7th / 210th pick / 1994
65 Cooper Carlisle 28 RG 16 16 295 6-5 Florida 8/11/1977 5 10 Denver Broncos / 4th / 112th pick / 2000
77 Dwayne Carswell 33 7 0 290 6-3 Liberty 1/18/1972 11 0
54 Patrick Chukwurah 26 14 0 250 6-1 Wyoming 3/1/1979 4 1 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 157th pick / 2001
95 Marco Coleman 36 7 0 286 6-3 Georgia Tech 12/18/1969 13 1 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 12th pick / 1992
40 Curome Cox 24 db 13 1 199 6-1 Maryland 2/28/1981 Rook 1
33 Ron Dayne 27 10 0 250 5-10 Wisconsin 3/14/1978 5 2 New York Giants / 1st / 11th pick / 2000
14 Todd Devoe 25 14 0 198 6-2 Central Missouri St. 4/5/1980 Rook 1
84 Wesley Duke 24 3 0 225 6-5 Mercer 6/21/1981 Rook 0
91 Ebenezer Ekuban 29 de 16 4 265 6-3 North Carolina 5/29/1976 6 4 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 20th pick / 1999
1 Jason Elam 35 K 16 0 200 5-11 Hawaii 3/8/1970 12 2 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 70th pick / 1993
60 John Engelberger 29 14 0 268 6-4 Virginia Tech 10/18/1976 5 2 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 35th pick / 2000
3 Paul Ernster 23 1 0 217 6-0 Northern Arizona 1/26/1982 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 7th / 239th pick / 2005
25 Nick Ferguson 31 SS 16 16 201 5-11 Morris Brown,Georgia Tech 11/27/1974 5 7
72 George Foster 25 RT 16 16 338 6-5 Georgia 6/9/1980 2 10 Denver Broncos / 1st / 20th pick / 2003
22 Domonique Foxworth 22 rcb 16 7 178 5-11 Maryland 3/27/1983 Rook 4 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 97th pick / 2005
52 Ian Gold 27 RLB 16 16 223 6-0 Michigan 8/23/1978 5 9 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 40th pick / 2000
74 Cornell Green 29 14 0 315 6-6 Central Florida 8/25/1976 3 1
53 Louis Green 26 14 0 228 6-3 Alcorn St. 9/23/1979 1 1
50 Ben Hamilton 28 LG 16 16 283 6-4 Minnesota 8/18/1977 3 10 Denver Broncos / 4th / 113th pick / 2001
89 Nate Jackson 26 2 0 223 6-3 Menlo 6/4/1979 2 0
39 Kyle Johnson 27 FB 16 14 242 6-0 Syracuse 12/15/1978 1 2 Carolina Panthers / 5th / 145th pick / 2002
83 Mike Leach 29 16 0 245 6-2 Boston Univ.,William & Mary 10/18/1976 5 0
85 Ashley Lelie 25 WR 16 13 200 6-3 Hawaii 2/16/1980 3 10 Denver Broncos / 1st / 19th pick / 2002
78 Matt Lepsis 31 LT 16 16 290 6-4 Colorado 1/13/1974 7 10
47 John Lynch* 34 FS 16 16 220 6-2 Stanford 9/25/1971 12 8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1993
62 Chris Myers 24 9 0 300 6-5 Miami (FL) 9/15/1981 Rook 1 Denver Broncos / 6th / 200th pick / 2005
96 Michael Myers 29 LDT 16 15 300 6-2 Alabama 1/20/1976 7 8 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 100th pick / 1998
66 Tom Nalen 34 C 16 16 286 6-3 Boston Col. 5/13/1971 11 10 Denver Broncos / 7th / 218th pick / 1994
41 Karl Paymah 23 13 0 204 6-0 Washington St. 11/29/1982 Rook 1 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 76th pick / 2005
16 Jake Plummer* 31 QB 16 16 212 6-2 Arizona St. 12/19/1974 8 15 Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1997
75 Monsanto Pope 27 2 0 300 6-3 Virginia 1/27/1978 3 0 Denver Broncos / 7th / 231st pick / 2002
93 Trevor Pryce 30 RDE 16 16 295 6-5 Michigan,Clemson 8/3/1975 8 8 Denver Broncos / 1st / 28th pick / 1997
88 Jeb Putzier 26 te 16 4 256 6-4 Boise St. 1/20/1979 3 6 Denver Broncos / 6th / 191st pick / 2002
37 Cecil Sapp 27 16 0 229 5-11 Colorado St. 12/23/1978 2 0
10 Todd Sauerbrun 32 P 16 0 211 5-10 West Virginia 1/4/1973 10 2 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 56th pick / 1995
80 Rod Smith* 35 WR 16 16 200 6-0 Missouri Southern 5/15/1970 10 13
13 David Terrell 26 1 0 215 6-3 Michigan 3/13/1979 4 0 Chicago Bears / 1st / 8th pick / 2001
11 Bradlee Van Pelt 25 3 0 220 6-2 Colorado St. 7/3/1980 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 7th / 250th pick / 2004
97 Demetrin Veal 24 15 0 288 6-2 Tennessee 8/11/1981 2 2 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 238th pick / 2003
35 Lenny Walls 26 db 7 3 192 6-4 St. Mary's (CA),Boston Col. 9/26/1979 3 1
61 Gerard Warren 27 RDT 16 16 325 6-4 Florida 7/25/1978 4 7 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 3rd pick / 2001
17 Darius Watts 24 6 0 190 6-2 Marshall 12/19/1981 1 0 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 54th pick / 2004
59 Taylor Whitley 25 2 0 315 6-4 Texas A&M 2/21/1980 1 0 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 87th pick / 2003
55 D.J. Williams 23 LLB 16 14 247 6-2 Miami (FL) 7/20/1982 1 7 Denver Broncos / 1st / 17th pick / 2004
27 Darrent Williams 23 KR 12 9 188 5-8 Oklahoma St. 9/27/1982 Rook 4 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 56th pick / 2005
56 Al Wilson*+ 28 MLB 15 15 240 6-0 Tennessee 6/21/1977 6 15 Denver Broncos / 1st / 31st pick / 1999
Team Total 27.5 16 240.8 6-1.9 4.2