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2006 Denver Broncos

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9-7-0, Finished 3rd in AFC West Division  · 2006 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.3, Offense: -0.8, Defense: 2.1, SoS: 0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 319 points (19.9/g), 17th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 305 points (19.1/g), 8th.
 Differential of 14 points (0.9/g), 14th.  Expected W-L: 8.4-7.6.

Coach: Mike Shanahan (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Rick Dennison
 Defensive Coordinator: Larry Coyer
 Other Notable Asst.: Jeremy Bates (Offensive Assistant)

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 32 9 11 175 for 317, 1,994 yards, 11 td, 13 int, & 36 rushes for 112 yards and 1 td Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1997
RB Tatum Bell 25 2 13 233 rushes for 1,025 yards, 2 td, & 24 catches for 115 yards and 0 td Denver Broncos / 2nd / 41st pick / 2004
FB Kyle Johnson 28 2 7 5 rushes for 30 yards, 0 td, & 7 catches for 37 yards and 1 td Carolina Panthers / 5th / 145th pick / 2002
WR Rod Smith 36 11 16 52 catches for 512 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for -5 yards and 0 td
WR Javon Walker 28 4 16 69 catches for 1,084 yards, 8 td, & 9 rushes for 123 yards and 1 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 20th pick / 2002
TE Stephen Alexander 31 8 14 18 catches for 160 yards, 2 td Washington Redskins / 2nd / 48th pick / 1998
LT Erik Pears 24 Rook 10
LG Ben Hamilton 29 4 16 Denver Broncos / 4th / 113th pick / 2001
C Tom Nalen 35 12 16 Denver Broncos / 7th / 218th pick / 1994
RG Cooper Carlisle 29 6 16 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 4th / 112th pick / 2000
RT George Foster 26 3 13 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 20th pick / 2003
 Defensive Starters
LDE Kenard Lang 31 9 16 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 1st / 17th pick / 1997
LDT Michael Myers 30 8 16 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 100th pick / 1998
RDT Gerard Warren 28 5 15 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 3rd pick / 2001
RDE Ebenezer Ekuban 30 7 15 7.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 20th pick / 1999
LLB D.J. Williams 24 2 15 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 17th pick / 2004
MLB Al Wilson* 29 7 15 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 31st pick / 1999
RLB Ian Gold 28 6 15 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 40th pick / 2000
LCB Champ Bailey*+ 28 7 16 0.0 sacks, 10 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 1st / 7th pick / 1999
RCB Darrent Williams 24 1 14 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 56th pick / 2005
SS Nick Ferguson 32 6 10 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
FS John Lynch* 35 13 16 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1993
 Special Teams Starters
K Jason Elam 36 13 0 27 of 29 field goals & 34 of 34 extra points Denver Broncos / 3rd / 70th pick / 1993
P Paul Ernster 24 1 0 80 punts for a 41.7 average, 0 blocked Denver Broncos / 7th / 239th pick / 2005
PR Darrent Williams 24 1 14 25 punt returns for a 8.2 average and 0 td Denver Broncos / 2nd / 56th pick / 2005
KR Brian Clark 23 Rook 0 23 kick returns for a 22.3 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
21 Hamza Abdullah 23 11 0 213 6-2 Washington St. 8/20/1983 1 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 7th / 231st pick / 2005
82 Stephen Alexander 31 TE 16 14 246 6-4 Oklahoma 11/7/1975 8 2 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 48th pick / 1998
24 Champ Bailey*+ 28 LCB 16 16 192 6-0 Georgia 6/22/1978 7 17 Washington Redskins / 1st / 7th pick / 1999
20 Mike Bell 23 rb 15 3 215 6-0 Arizona 4/23/1983 Rook 6
26 Tatum Bell 25 RB 13 13 190 5-11 Oklahoma St. 3/2/1981 2 8 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 41st pick / 2004
42 Sam Brandon 27 8 0 200 6-2 UNLV 7/5/1979 4 0 Denver Broncos / 4th / 131st pick / 2002
51 Keith Burns 34 15 0 235 6-2 Oklahoma St. 5/16/1972 12 1 Denver Broncos / 7th / 210th pick / 1994
93 Antwon Burton 23 1 0 315 6-3 Temple 7/11/1983 Rook 0
38 Steve Cargile 24 3 0 201 6-1 Columbia 6/2/1982 Rook 0
65 Cooper Carlisle 29 RG 16 16 295 6-5 Florida 8/11/1977 6 8 Denver Broncos / 4th / 112th pick / 2000
54 Patrick Chukwurah 27 14 0 250 6-1 Wyoming 3/1/1979 5 2 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 157th pick / 2001
19 Brian Clark 23 KR 6 0 204 6-2 North Carolina St. 12/26/1983 Rook 0
34 Cedric Cobbs 25 2 0 225 6-1 Arkansas 1/9/1981 2 0 New England Patriots / 4th / 128th pick / 2004
40 Curome Cox 25 db 16 4 199 6-1 Maryland 2/28/1981 1 2
6 Jay Cutler 23 qb 5 5 225 6-3 Vanderbilt 4/29/1983 Rook 3 Denver Broncos / 1st / 11th pick / 2006
14 Todd Devoe 26 1 0 198 6-2 Central Missouri St. 4/5/1980 1 0
92 Elvis Dumervil 22 13 0 255 6-0 Louisville 1/19/1984 Rook 3 Denver Broncos / 4th / 126th pick / 2006
91 Ebenezer Ekuban 30 RDE 15 15 265 6-3 North Carolina 5/29/1976 7 8 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 20th pick / 1999
1 Jason Elam 36 K 16 0 200 5-11 Hawaii 3/8/1970 13 5 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 70th pick / 1993
60 John Engelberger 30 de 16 1 268 6-4 Virginia Tech 10/18/1976 6 3 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 35th pick / 2000
3 Paul Ernster 24 P 16 0 217 6-0 Northern Arizona 1/26/1982 1 2 Denver Broncos / 7th / 239th pick / 2005
25 Nick Ferguson 32 SS 10 10 201 5-11 Morris Brown,Georgia Tech 11/27/1974 6 4
72 George Foster 26 RT 16 13 338 6-5 Georgia 6/9/1980 3 7 Denver Broncos / 1st / 20th pick / 2003
22 Domonique Foxworth 23 ss 16 5 178 5-11 Maryland 3/27/1983 1 2 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 97th pick / 2005
52 Ian Gold 28 RLB 15 15 223 6-0 Michigan 8/23/1978 6 7 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 40th pick / 2000
53 Louis Green 27 16 0 228 6-3 Alcorn St. 9/23/1979 2 1
50 Ben Hamilton 29 LG 16 16 283 6-4 Minnesota 8/18/1977 4 8 Denver Broncos / 4th / 113th pick / 2001
31 Quentin Harris 29 6 0 214 6-1 Syracuse 1/26/1977 4 0
89 Nate Jackson 27 11 0 223 6-3 Menlo 6/4/1979 3 0
39 Kyle Johnson 28 FB 14 7 242 6-0 Syracuse 12/15/1978 2 1 Carolina Panthers / 5th / 145th pick / 2002
87 David Kircus 26 16 0 185 6-1 Grand Valley St. 2/19/1980 3 2 Detroit Lions / 6th / 175th pick / 2003
73 Chris Kuper 24 1 0 320 6-4 North Dakota 12/19/1982 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 5th / 161st pick / 2006
76 Kenard Lang 31 LDE 16 16 280 6-3 Miami (FL) 1/31/1975 9 8 Washington Redskins / 1st / 17th pick / 1997
83 Mike Leach 30 16 0 245 6-2 Boston Univ.,William & Mary 10/18/1976 6 0
78 Matt Lepsis 32 lt 6 6 290 6-4 Colorado 1/13/1974 8 3
47 John Lynch* 35 FS 16 16 220 6-2 Stanford 9/25/1971 13 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1993
15 Brandon Marshall 22 wr 15 1 229 6-4 Central Florida 3/23/1984 Rook 3 Denver Broncos / 4th / 119th pick / 2006
75 Adam Meadows 32 t 3 3 290 6-5 Georgia 1/25/1974 9 2 Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 48th pick / 1997
11 Quincy Morgan 29 7 0 210 6-1 Kansas St. 9/23/1977 5 0 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 33rd pick / 2001
85 Chad Mustard 29 te 12 4 288 6-6 North Dakota 10/8/1977 3 0
62 Chris Myers 25 16 0 300 6-5 Miami (FL) 9/15/1981 1 1 Denver Broncos / 6th / 200th pick / 2005
96 Michael Myers 30 LDT 16 16 300 6-2 Alabama 1/20/1976 8 8 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 100th pick / 1998
66 Tom Nalen 35 C 16 16 286 6-3 Boston Col. 5/13/1971 12 8 Denver Broncos / 7th / 218th pick / 1994
29 Damien Nash 24 3 0 215 5-10 Missouri 4/14/1982 1 1 Tennessee Titans / 5th / 142nd pick / 2005
41 Karl Paymah 24 16 0 204 6-0 Washington St. 11/29/1982 1 1 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 76th pick / 2005
64 Erik Pears 24 LT 16 10 305 6-8 Colorado St. 6/25/1982 Rook 6
90 Kenny Peterson 28 3 0 295 6-3 Ohio St. 11/21/1978 3 0 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 79th pick / 2003
16 Jake Plummer 32 QB 16 11 212 6-2 Arizona St. 12/19/1974 9 6 Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1997
37 Cecil Sapp 28 rb 11 1 229 5-11 Colorado St. 12/23/1978 3 1
88 Tony Scheffler 23 te 13 5 255 6-5 West. Michigan 2/15/1983 Rook 3 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 61st pick / 2006
80 Rod Smith 36 WR 16 16 200 6-0 Missouri Southern 5/15/1970 11 5
97 Demetrin Veal 25 de 16 1 288 6-2 Tennessee 8/11/1981 3 2 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 238th pick / 2003
84 Javon Walker 28 WR 16 16 220 6-3 Florida St. 10/14/1978 4 12 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 20th pick / 2002
61 Gerard Warren 28 RDT 15 15 325 6-4 Florida 7/25/1978 5 7 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 3rd pick / 2001
58 Nate Webster 29 lb 3 2 230 6-0 Miami (FL) 11/29/1977 6 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 90th pick / 2000
55 D.J. Williams 24 LLB 16 15 247 6-2 Miami (FL) 7/20/1982 2 7 Denver Broncos / 1st / 17th pick / 2004
27 Darrent Williams 24 PR 15 14 188 5-8 Oklahoma St. 9/27/1982 1 6 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 56th pick / 2005
56 Al Wilson* 29 MLB 15 15 240 6-0 Tennessee 6/21/1977 7 12 Denver Broncos / 1st / 31st pick / 1999
Team Total 27.5 16 242.0 6-1.9 4.1