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1972 Cleveland Browns (NFL) 2nd place American Football Conference Central Division 10-4-0 .714
Head Coach: Nick Skorich
DefenseHoward Brinker
Offensive BacksJohn David Crow
Defensive BacksRichie McCabe
Defensive LineDick Modzelewski
ReceiversFran Polsfoot
OffenseRay Prochaska
Special TeamsAl Tabor
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri8/4/1972ALos Angeles Rams3-13LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum64803
Sun8/13/1972ASan Francisco 49ers13-20LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park58364
Sun8/20/1972ADetroit Lions7-34LAnn Arbor, MIMichigan Stadium58422
Sat8/26/1972HMinnesota Vikings17-20LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium70583
Sun9/3/1972NCincinnati Bengals21-27LColumbus, OHOhio Stadium84816
Sun9/10/1972ANew York Giants21-28LNew York, NYYankee Stadium60152
Sun9/17/1972HGreen Bay Packers10-26LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium75771
Sun9/24/1972APhiladelphia Eagles27-17WPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium65720
Sun10/1/1972HCincinnati Bengals27-6WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium81564
Sun10/8/1972HKansas City Chiefs7-31LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium83819
Sun10/15/1972HChicago Bears0-17LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium72339
Sun10/22/1972AHouston Oilers23-17WHouston, TXAstrodome38113
Sun10/29/1972ADenver Broncos27-20WDenver, COMile High Stadium51656
Sun11/5/1972HHouston Oilers20-0WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium61985
Mon11/13/1972ASan Diego Chargers21-17WSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium54205
Sun11/19/1972HPittsburgh Steelers26-24WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium83009
Sun11/26/1972HBuffalo Bills27-10WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium70104
Sun12/3/1972APittsburgh Steelers0-30LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium50350
Sat12/9/1972ACincinnati Bengals27-24WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium59524
Sun12/17/1972ANew York Jets26-10WNew York, NYShea Stadium62614
Sun12/24/1972AMiami Dolphins14-20LMiami, FLOrange Bowl80010AFC Divisional Playoff
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
52Billy AndrewsRLB6'022327Southeastern Louisiana1413
84Bob BriggsRDE-LDE6'426527Heidelberg1312
47Charlie BrinkmanWR6'220823Louisville10
23Cliff BrooksRCB-LCB6'119023Tennessee State140
30Ken BrownRB5'1020427none142
63Joe CarolloOT6'226232Notre Dame20
12Don CockroftK-P6'119027Adams State140
64Jim CopelandC-OG6'224227Virginia11
33Bo CornellRB6'121523Washington140
77Fest CottonLDT-RDT6'325823Dayton30
27Thom DardenLS-RS6'219322Michigan1414
28Ben DavisRCB5'1118327Defiance1414
61Bob DeMarcoC6'324334Indiana; Dayton129
65John DemarieROG-ROT6'325027Louisiana State1414
73Doug DiekenLOT6'525323Illinois1414
50John GarlingtonRLB-LLB6'122226Louisiana State141
83Chip GlassTE6'423725Florida State140
75Wes GrantLDE6'325026Santa Monica JC; UCLA31
59Charlie HallLLB6'322024Houston1414
66Gene HickersonLOG6'324837Mississippi1414
54Fred HoaglinC6'424728Pittsburgh145
43Fair HookerWR6'119025Arizona State1414
82Jim HoustonMLB6'323935Ohio State143
34Mike HowellLS6'118929Grambling State43
87Rich JacksonLDE6'225831Southern University105
71Walter JohnsonLDT6'326830New Mexico State; Los Angeles State1414
44Leroy KellyRB6'020030Morgan State1414
58Rick KingreaMLB6'122823Tulane70
19Billy LeFearWR5'1119722Henderson State90
51Dale LindseyMLB6'222429Kentucky; Western Kentucky1111
53Mel LongRLB6'022826Toledo140
24Bobby MajorsLS6'119323Tennessee90
78Bob McKayROT6'526525Texas1110
89Milt MorinTE6'424330Massachusetts1414
62Chris MorrisLOT-ROT6'325023Indiana140
26Reece MorrisonRB6'020627Texas State40
16Bill NelsenQB6'019531El Cerritos JC; Southern California41
68Bubba PenaROG6'225023Dean JC; Massachusetts75
15Mike PhippsQB6'320825Purdue1413
25Frank PittsWR6'219829Southern University1413
42Gloster RichardsonWR6'020030Jackson State70
81Nick RomanLDE-RDE6'323725Ohio State107
35Bo ScottRB6'321329Ohio State1212
22Clarence ScottLCB6'019023Kansas State1414
72Jerry SherkRDT6'425024Grays Harbor JC; Oklahoma State1414
88Ron SnidowLDE6'424931Oregon33
85Paul StarobaWR6'320423Michigan81
29Walt SumnerRS-LS6'118825Florida State1310
79George WrightDT6'326525Sam Houston State40
67Craig WycinskiOG6'324324Michigan State60
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Thom Darden118DBMichigan
Cliff Brooks245DBTennessee State
Les Sims251DEAlabama Statefrom MIA
George Hunt5122KTennessee
Greg Kucera5128RBNorthern Coloradofrom MIN/LARM
Leonard Forey6149GTexas A&M
Don Wesley7174TMaryland-Eastern Shore
Hugh McKinnis8201RBArizona State
Larry McKee9226GArizona
Billy LeFear9230WR-RBHenderson Statefrom BAL
Herschell Mosier10253DTNorthwestern Oklahoma State
Mel Long11278LBToledo
Bernie Chapman12305DBTexas-El Paso
Brian Sipe13330QBSan Diego State
Ed Stewart14357GEast Central
Jewell McCullar15382LBChico State
Dick Wakefield16409WROhio State
Bill Portz17434DBSterling
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals39954688
Opponents Totals61577259
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals215102101125517431.657536
Opponents Totals24013089217219636.763557
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Don Cockroft0282996.6222781.5094
Frank Pitts80000048
Leroy Kelly50000030
Mike Phipps50000030
Ken Brown20000012
Fair Hooker20000012
Bo Scott20000012
Bob Briggs1000006
Milt Morin1000006
Nick Roman1000006
Clarence Scott1000006
Paul Staroba1000006
Team Totals29282996.6222781.50268
Opponents Totals272727100.0202969.00249
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Don Cockroft222781.55/57/87/82/51/1
Team Totals222781.55/57/87/82/51/1
Opponents Totals202969.06/72/57/95/70/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Leroy Kelly2248113.6184
Bo Scott1235714.627t2
Mike Phipps602564.3185
Ken Brown321143.6142
Frank Pitts3299.7130
Bo Cornell781.170
Billy LeFear362.040
Bill Nelsen1-2-2.0-20
Team Totals45317934.027t13
Opponents Totals52023334.575t13
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Mike Phipps30514447.214519946.513.880t134.3165.223183181161.0
Bill Nelsen311445.2141414.510.12600.039.732911219.1
Leroy Kelly100.0100.000.000.017-739.6
Team Totals33715846.916021356.313.580t133.9195.627219191656.9
Opponents Totals31016051.613719946.412.580t144.5134.238258173669.5
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Frank Pitts3662017.280t8
Fair Hooker3244113.8432
Milt Morin3054018.0361
Leroy Kelly232048.9281
Bo Scott231727.5300
Ken Brown56412.8190
Chip Glass56112.2240
Bo Cornell273.550
Paul Staroba11919.019t1
Gloster Richardson177.070
Team Totals158213513.580t13
Opponents Totals160199412.580t14
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Thom Darden36421.3200
Ben Davis3103.3100
Nick Roman13636.036t1
Bob Briggs11616.0160
Charlie Hall11212.0120
John Garlington11010.0100
Billy Andrews144.040
Mike Howell111.010
Walter Johnson111.010
Team Totals1315411.836t1
Opponents Totals191457.6350
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Don Cockroft81349843.26504357306137.8
Team Totals81349843.26500357314138.8
Opponents Totals74302340.96007211267236.1
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Bobby Majors166966.0410
Thom Darden157614.1370
Leroy Kelly53408.0140
Walt Sumner121414.0140
Team Totals37182115.7410
Opponents Totals46213577.8600
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Ken Brown2047323.7470
Bobby Majors1022222.2400
Billy LeFear613823.0290
Reece Morrison36722.3320
Walter Johnson23316.5240
Team Totals4193322.8470
Opponents Totals50119824.0660
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Billy Andrews0001140
Bob Briggs00022111
Ken Brown411200
Bo Cornell0001100
Fest Cotton0001100
Thom Darden0001100
Bob DeMarco0010100
Chip Glass112360
Charlie Hall0002200
Fair Hooker0020200
Mike Howell100000
Leroy Kelly410100
Rick Kingrea0003300
Dale Lindsey0011200
Bobby Majors100000
Mike Phipps830300
Bo Scott210100
Jerry Sherk0011200
Team Totals219121628211
Opponents Totals3916209290
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