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1965 Denver Broncos (AFL) 4th place Western Division 4-10-0 .286
Head Coach: Mac Speedie
Defensive BacksGeorge Dickson
Defensive LineRay Malavasi
Offensive BacksBus Mertes
Offensive LineRed Miller
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/7/1965HKansas City Chiefs24-30LDenver, COBears Stadium17707
Sat8/14/1965NOakland Raiders27-17WSalt Lake City, UTUte Stadium18000
Sat8/21/1965HSan Diego Chargers6-21LDenver, COBears Stadium18913
Sat8/28/1965AHouston Oilers3-25LSan Antonio, TXAlamo Stadium12666
Sat9/4/1965AOakland Raiders20-30LSacramento, CAHughes Stadium14550
Sat9/11/1965ASan Diego Chargers31-34LSan Diego, CABalboa Stadium27022
Sun9/19/1965HBuffalo Bills15-30LDenver, COBears Stadium30682
Fri9/24/1965ABoston Patriots27-10WBoston, MAFenway Park26782
Sun10/3/1965HNew York Jets16-13WDenver, COBears Stadium34988
Sun10/10/1965HKansas City Chiefs23-31LDenver, COBears Stadium31001
Sun10/17/1965HHouston Oilers28-17WDenver, COBears Stadium32492
Sun10/24/1965ABuffalo Bills13-31LBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium45046
Sun10/31/1965ANew York Jets10-45LNew York, NYShea Stadium53717
Sun11/7/1965HSan Diego Chargers21-35LDenver, COBears Stadium33073
Sun11/14/1965AHouston Oilers31-21WHouston, TXRice Stadium28126
Sun11/21/1965HOakland Raiders20-28LDenver, COBears Stadium30369
Sun12/5/1965AOakland Raiders13-24LOakland, CAFrank Youell Field19023
Sun12/12/1965HBoston Patriots20-28LDenver, COBears Stadium27207
Sun12/19/1965AKansas City Chiefs35-45LKansas City, MOMunicipal Stadium14421
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
42Odell BarryOE5'1018024Findlay12
74Lee BernetLOT6'224521Wisconsin14
56John BramlettRLB6'221624Memphis14
76Bob BreitensteinLOT6'326522Tulsa14
24Willie BrownLCB-LS6'119425Grambling State14
22Gerry BussellDB6'019022Georgia Tech6
40Paul CarmichaelHB6'020021El Camino JC3
80Ed CookeLDE6'424830Maryland14
54Ed CummingsMLB6'222824Stanford14
75Eldon DanenhauerROT6'424230Pittsburg State14
88Al DensonFL6'220823Florida A&M14
30Hewritt DixonTE6'222325Florida A&M14
53Tom ErlandsonLLB6'322925Washington State14
44Miller FarrRCB6'119022Wichita State7
2Cookie GilchristFB6'324930none14
23Goose GonsoulinRS6'320927Baylor14
46John GriffinRCB6'119026Memphis14
29Wendell HayesOHB6'122125Oakland JC; Humboldt State1414
28Abner HaynesOHB6'018828North Texas14
64Jon HohmanOG6'124323Wisconsin10
50Jerry HopkinsMLB6'223624Texas A&M14
83Ray JacobsLDT6'327626Navarro JC; Howard Payne14
70Charlie JaneretteRDT6'325327Penn State14
51Gene JeterLB6'323023Arkansas-Pine Bluff140
12Gary KronerK6'120025Wisconsin14
52Ray KubalaC6'424523Texas A&M14
15Jacky LeeQB6'118627Cincinnati4
81Max LeetzowLDE6'424022Idaho14
26Darrell LesterFB6'223225Louisiana State; McNeese State12
10John McCormickQB6'120128Boston College; Massachusetts14
67Bob McCulloughROG6'524425Colorado14
47John McGeeverLS6'119526Auburn14
45Jim McMillinCB5'1119026Diablo Valley JC; Colorado State12
27Charlie MitchellOHB5'1118525Washington1
78LeRoy MooreRDE6'023130Fort Valley State14
68Tom NominaRDT6'525724Miami (Ohio)12
60Charlie ParkerLOG6'024624Southern Mississippi14
82Bob ScarpittoFL-P5'1119426Notre Dame14
14Mickey SlaughterQB6'019024Louisiana Tech10
72Jerry SturmC-LOG6'325729Illinois14
87Lionel TaylorSE6'221530New Mexico Highlands14
63Jim ThibertTE6'323025Toledo13
77Jim ThompsonDT6'326025Southern Illinois4
48Nemiah WilsonLCB6'018622Grambling State14
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Miller Farr12HBWichita State
Dick Butkus29LBIllinois
Walter Johnson29GLos Angeles State
Marv Davis318DEWichita State
Glenn Ressler318CPenn State
Barry Brown425EFlorida
George Donnelly425DBIllinois
Bob Breitenstein534TTulsa
Mike Tilleman534TMontana
Max Leetzow535DTIdahoFrom OAK
Jerry Inman641TOregon
Tom Wilhelm641TSyracuse
Jim Garcia750DEPurdue
Dave Tobey750LBOregon
Jon Hohman857GWisconsin
John Maddox857EMississippi
Gerry Bussell966DBGeorgia Tech
Phil Vandersea966FBMassachusetts
Gene Jeter1073LBArkansas-Pine Bluff
Merlin Walet1073FBMcNeese State
Jerry Fishman1182LBMaryland
Tommy Vaughn1182HBIowa State
Biff Bracy1289HBDuke
Tom Myers1289QBNorthwestern
Mike Strofolino1398LBVillanova
John Frick14105GOhio University
Jeff Jordan15114DBTulsa
Brian Schweda16121TKansas
Larry Dupree18140HBFloridafrom NYJ
Ron Oelshlager19146HBKansas
Terry Methner20153GAlbion
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals507872103
Opponents Totals691687580
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals2551111172769750
Opponents Totals244871381986836
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Gary Kroner03232100.001132944.8071
Wendell Hayes7001100044
Cookie Gilchrist7000000042
Abner Haynes6000000036
Lionel Taylor6000000036
Bob Scarpitto5000000030
John Bramlett2000000012
Hewritt Dixon2000000012
John Griffin2000000012
Nemiah Wilson100000006
Goose Gonsoulin000110002
Jacky Lee000020000
Mickey Slaughter000010000
Team Totals383232100.026132944.80303
Opponents Totals505050100.000142360.90392
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Gary Kroner132944.83/64/56/110/40/3
Team Totals132944.83/64/56/110/40/3
Opponents Totals142360.94/4/3/3/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Cookie Gilchrist2529543.844t6
Wendell Hayes1305264.0435
Abner Haynes411664.0473
Bob Scarpitto49423.5440
Mickey Slaughter20753.8130
Odell Barry2199.5110
Jacky Lee210.520
John McCormick1-2-2.0-20
Al Denson1-4-4.0-40
Team Totals45318294.04714
Opponents Totals38413373.54124
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Mickey Slaughter1477551.0608645.911.55164.1128.248.7
John McCormick25310340.713612925.112.590t72.8145.543.5
Jacky Lee804455.0336928.715.76656.333.889.2
Wendell Hayes100.0000.000.01100.00.0
Abner Haynes100.0100.000.000.039.6
Team Totals48222246.123028485.912.890t183.7306.224208264051.6
Opponents Totals44020245.921332657.416.278235.2255.726305296065.0
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Lionel Taylor85113113.3636
Bob Scarpitto3258518.390t5
Abner Haynes262168.371t2
Hewritt Dixon2535414.2592
Wendell Hayes2429412.3662
Cookie Gilchrist181548.629t1
Al Denson910211.3190
Odell Barry2115.590
Bob McCullough111.010
Team Totals222284812.890t18
Opponents Totals202326516.27823
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Goose Gonsoulin69115.2320
John Griffin410927.344t1
Nemiah Wilson311839.365t1
Ed Cooke33612.0280
Miller Farr22211.0170
Willie Brown2189.0180
John McGeever13636.0360
John Bramlett12525.025t1
Jerry Hopkins177.070
Tom Erlandson133.030
Charlie Janerette100.000
Team Totals2546518.665t3
Opponents Totals3042614.22
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Bob Scarpitto67283342.3740
John McCormick14545.0450
Team Totals68287842.3740343
Opponents Totals73334745.8731355
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Odell Barry2121010.0380
Abner Haynes141218.657t1
Gerry Bussell22412.0210
Team Totals373559.657t1
Opponents Totals2634313.271t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Abner Haynes3490126.5600
Odell Barry2661123.5640
Gerry Bussell510320.6320
Wendell Hayes49323.3300
Paul Carmichael11515.0150
Hewritt Dixon188.080
Team Totals71173124.4640
Opponents Totals58119720.60
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Odell Barry10
Gerry Bussell10
Cookie Gilchrist80
Wendell Hayes50
Abner Haynes50
Jacky Lee10
John McCormick20
Bob Scarpitto10
Mickey Slaughter50
Team Totals2071316291
Opponents Totals27141314270
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