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1969 Denver Broncos (AFL) 4th place Western Division 5-8-1 .385
Head Coach: Lou Saban
Defensive BacksJoe Collier
Offensive LineWhitey Dovell
Offensive BacksHunter Enis
Defensive LineStan Jones
LinebackersDick MacPherson
ReceiversSam Rutigliano
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/9/1969AMinnesota Vikings6-26LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium45918
Sat8/16/1969HNew Orleans Saints22-28LDenver, COMile High Stadium28356
Sat8/23/1969HSan Francisco 49ers19-15WDenver, COMile High Stadium33161
Sun8/31/1969NBoston Patriots10-26LJacksonville, FLGator Bowl18375
Sat9/6/1969ACincinnati Bengals11-11LCincinnati, OHNippert Stadium24020
Sun9/14/1969HBoston Patriots35-7WDenver, COMile High Stadium43769
Sun9/21/1969HNew York Jets21-19WDenver, COMile High Stadium50583
Sun9/28/1969ABuffalo Bills28-41LBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium40302
Sun10/5/1969HKansas City Chiefs13-26LDenver, COMile High Stadium50564
Sun10/12/1969HOakland Raiders14-24LDenver, COMile High Stadium49511
Sun10/19/1969ACincinnati Bengals30-23WCincinnati, OHNippert Stadium27920
Sun10/26/1969AHouston Oilers21-24LHouston, TXAstrodome45348
Sun11/2/1969HSan Diego Chargers13-0WDenver, COMile High Stadium45511
Sun11/9/1969AOakland Raiders10-41LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum54416
Sun11/16/1969HHouston Oilers20-20TDenver, COMile High Stadium45002
Sun11/23/1969ASan Diego Chargers24-45LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium34664
Thu11/27/1969AKansas City Chiefs17-31LKansas City, MOMunicipal Stadium48773
Sun12/7/1969AMiami Dolphins24-27LMiami, FLOrange Bowl25332
Sun12/14/1969HCincinnati Bengals27-16WDenver, COMile High Stadium42198
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
25Ted AlflenRB6'019522Springfield40
56Jay BachmanOG6'324724Cincinnati140
73Walt BarnesDT6'325025Nebraska90
85Tom BeerTE6'423225Detroit Mercy; Houston98
24Phil BradyCB-RB6'321026Brigham Young40
72Sam BrunelliLOT6'126326Northern Colorado1414
80Tom BuckmanTE6'423022Texas A&M71
21Bobby BurnettHB6'220826Arkansas30
41George BurrellRS5'1018021Pennsylvania147
51Tim CaseyLB6'122525Oregon20
40Grady CavnessLCB5'1118622Texas-El Paso1414
63Dave CostaRDT6'225728Northeastern Colorado JC; Utah1414
76Gary CraneLB6'423023Arkansas State60
78Ken CriterLB5'1122422Wisconsin140
50Carl CunninghamLLB6'323525Houston1414
74Mike CurrentROT6'426724Ohio State1414
88Al DensonWR6'220827Florida A&M1313
71Wallace DickeyOT6'326028Victoria JC; Texas State120
55Pete DurankoRDE6'224926Notre Dame1414
89John EmbreeWR6'420125Compton CC135
67George GoeddekeLOG6'325024Notre Dame1414
20Charlie GreerLS6'020323Colorado129
84Mike HaffnerFL6'220527UCLA99
65Wally HighsmithOG6'423826Florida A&M90
34Gus HollomonS-P6'319524Houston145
3Bobby HowfieldK5'918133none140
57John HuardMLB6'022025Maine1414
62Jerry InmanLDT6'325529Boise JC; Oregon1412
87Rich JacksonLDE6'225828Southern University1414
43Pete JaquessS-CB6'018229Eastern New Mexico70
35Henry JonesFB6'223523Grambling State20
59Larry KaminskiC6'224424Purdue1414
51Gordon LambertLB6'524524West Virginia; Tennessee-Martin40
14Pete LiskeQB6'219927Penn State72
44Floyd LittleOHB5'1019627Syracuse99
22Fran LynchFB6'120324Oklahoma Military Academy JC; Hofstra117
40Brendan McCarthyRB6'322024Boston College10
75Rex MirichDT6'425128Northern Arizona72
54Chip MyrtleRLB6'422524Maryland129
27Tom ObergS6'018524Oregon State; Portland State77
12Al PastranaQB6'119025Maryland20
82Dave PivecTE6'324026Notre Dame145
26Frank QuayleHB5'1019522Virginia112
58Frank RichterLB6'323025Georgia145
64Mike SchnitkerLB6'323523Colorado70
39Tommie SmileyFB6'123525Arizona; Lamar149
47Jimmy SmithS6'319024San Joaquin Delta JC; Utah State20
70Paul SmithDT-DE6'325424New Mexico141
13Steve TensiQB6'521427Florida State1312
36Billy ThompsonRCB6'120023Maryland-Eastern Shore1414
42Billy Van HeusenWR-P6'120023Maryland50
29Wandy WilliamsHB-WR6'019223Kansas; Hofstra112
60Bob YoungROG6'226927Texas; Texas State; Howard Payne1414
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Grady Cavness236DBTexas-El Paso
Billy Thompson361DBMaryland-Eastern Shore
Mike Schnitker484LBColoradofrom BOS/KC
Ed Hayes488DBMorgan State
Frank Quayle5113RBVirginia
Wandy Williams6131RBHofstrafrom BUF
Mike Coleman6140RBTampa
Al Giffin7165LBAuburn
Henry Jones9217RBGrambling State
Jimmy Smith10244DBUtah State
Al Pastrana11270QBMaryland
Wes Plummer12296DBArizona State
Johnny Sias13321SEGeorgia Tech
Gary Crane14348LBArkansas State
Errol Kahoun15373GMiami (Ohio)
Billy Woods16400DBNorth Texas
Buster O'Brien17425QBRichmond
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals72896175
Opponents Totals678686105
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals243871302680753
Opponents Totals276951513084901
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Bobby Howfield0363797.300132944.8075
Al Denson10000000060
Floyd Little7000000042
John Embree5000000030
Mike Haffner5000000030
Tommie Smiley4000000024
Fran Lynch2000000012
Tom Buckman100000006
George Burrell100000006
Billy Thompson100000006
Wandy Williams100000006
Team Totals37363797.300132944.80297
Opponents Totals40383997.401223268.80344
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Bobby Howfield132944.84/54/80/24/111/3
Team Totals132944.84/54/80/24/111/3
Opponents Totals223268.810/4/4/3/1/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Floyd Little1467295.048t6
Fran Lynch964074.2542
Frank Quayle571833.2170
Tommie Smiley561663.0263
Steve Tensi12635.3170
Pete Liske10505.0190
Wandy Williams10181.881
Al Denson199.090
Bobby Burnett591.850
Henry Jones133.030
Team Totals39416374.25412
Opponents Totals43617093.943t15
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Steve Tensi28613145.814319907.015.279t144.9124.229208178268.1
Pete Liske1156153.0438457.313.97197.8119.61510374263.4
Floyd Little200.0200.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals40319247.618828357.014.879t235.7235.744311252466.3
Opponents Totals43722351.020032957.514.886t194.3143.245363293277.2
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Al Denson5380915.362t10
Mike Haffner3556316.1465
John Embree2946916.279t5
Floyd Little1921811.567t1
Frank Quayle1116715.2710
Tom Beer920022.2480
Dave Pivec911713.0180
Fran Lynch9869.6190
Wandy Williams55611.2140
Tommie Smiley5234.617t1
Tom Buckman44812.0201
Billy Van Heusen36421.3360
Al Pastrana11515.0150
Team Totals192283514.879t23
Opponents Totals223329514.886t19
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Thompson39230.757t1
George Burrell26532.538t1
Grady Cavness23015.0290
John Huard2189.0180
Charlie Greer2136.5130
Carl Cunningham2105.050
Gus Hollomon100.000
Team Totals1422816.357t2
Opponents Totals2342118.3664
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Gus Hollomon47186839.7571
Billy Van Heusen25102140.8610
Team Totals72288940.1611246
Opponents Totals71305943.1980450
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Thompson25428811.5400
Floyd Little637011.7520
George Burrell525611.2420
Charlie Greer103636.0360
Team Totals37945012.2520
Opponents Totals35202467.0360
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Thompson1851328.5630
Wandy Williams2357425.0380
George Burrell610818.0300
Floyd Little38127.0300
Ken Criter33110.3140
Walt Barnes11616.0160
Gus Hollomon100.000
Chip Myrtle100.000
Team Totals56132323.6630
Opponents Totals2147122.453t1
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Grady Cavness00112170
Wallace Dickey0001100
Pete Duranko0003300
Charlie Greer0001100
Gus Hollomon202260
Jerry Inman0001100
Rich Jackson0001100
Pete Jaquess0001100
Pete Liske100000
Floyd Little200000
Fran Lynch100000
Chip Myrtle0001100
Tom Oberg0010170
Frank Quayle100000
Tommie Smiley310100
Paul Smith0001100
Steve Tensi110100
Billy Thompson421300
Team Totals15961420300
Opponents Totals241688161
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