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1972 Denver Broncos (NFL) 3rd place American Football Conference Western Division 5-9-0 .357
Head Coach: John Ralston
Offensive Coordinator/Offensive BacksMax Coley
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive BacksJoe Collier
Wide ReceiversDick Coury
Offensive LineJerry Frei
LinebackersBob Gambold
Special TeamsMyrel Moore
Defensive LineRichard Urich
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun9/17/1972HHouston Oilers30-17WDenver, COMile High Stadium51656
Fri8/11/1972AWashington Redskins0-41LWashington, DCRFK Stadium46043
Sun9/24/1972ASan Diego Chargers14-37LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium49048
Sat8/19/1972ASt. Louis Cardinals13-17LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium34506
Sun10/1/1972HKansas City Chiefs24-45LDenver, COMile High Stadium51656
Sun10/8/1972ACincinnati Bengals10-21LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium55812
Sun8/27/1972ASan Francisco 49ers27-24WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park58115
Sat9/2/1972HNew England Patriots49-24WDenver, COMile High Stadium37128
Sun10/15/1972HMinnesota Vikings20-23LDenver, COMile High Stadium51656
Sun10/22/1972AOakland Raiders30-23WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum53551
Sun9/10/1972HBaltimore Colts13-20LDenver, COMile High Stadium49635
Sun10/29/1972HCleveland Browns20-27LDenver, COMile High Stadium51656
Sun11/5/1972ANew York Giants17-29LNew York, NYYankee Stadium62689
Sun11/12/1972ALos Angeles Rams16-10WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum65398
Sun11/19/1972HOakland Raiders20-37LDenver, COMile High Stadium51656
Sun11/26/1972AAtlanta Falcons20-23LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium58850
Sun12/3/1972AKansas City Chiefs21-24LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium66725
Sun12/10/1972HSan Diego Chargers38-13WDenver, COMile High Stadium51478
Sun12/17/1972HNew England Patriots45-21WDenver, COMile High Stadium51656
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
77Lyle AlzadoRDE6'325423Yankton1414
11Bobby AndersonRB6'020825Colorado99
66Bill CottrellOG-C6'326228Delaware Valley110
53Ken CriterLB5'1122425Wisconsin80
74Mike CurrentROT6'426727Ohio State1414
33Joe DawkinsRB6'222324Los Angeles CC; Wisconsin145
76Tom DomresRDT-LDE6'324726Wisconsin113
55Pete DurankoRDT-LDE-LDT6'224929Notre Dame1413
16Mike ErnstQB6'119022Cerritos JC; Fullerton State10
52Fred ForsbergMLB-LLB6'123728Washington96
57Bob GeddesLLB6'224026Riverside CC; UCLA143
67George GoeddekeC6'325027Notre Dame21
28Cornell GordonS6'018731North Carolina A&T State10
83Tom GrahamMLB6'223522Oregon149
20Charlie GreerLS6'020326Colorado1414
82Dwight HarrisonWR6'118324Texas A&M-Kingsville21
87John HoffmanLDE6'726029Southern California; Hawaii21
13Don HornQB6'219527Washington State; Los Angeles Harbor JC; San Diego State20
68Larron JacksonLOG6'327023Missouri1414
87Rich JacksonLDE6'225831Southern University43
12Charley JohnsonQB6'019134Schreiner Institute JC; New Mexico State129
59Larry KaminskiC6'224427Purdue119
86Jim KriegWR5'917223Taft JC; Washington60
44Floyd LittleRB5'1019630Syracuse1414
22Fran LynchRB6'120327Oklahoma Military Academy JC; Hofstra140
61Tommy LyonsROG6'223024Georgia109
50Bobby MaplesC6'324730Baylor124
81Billy MastersTE6'523628Louisiana State1414
58Billy McKoyLLB6'323324Purdue149
41Leroy MitchellLCB6'219228Texas Southern1414
78Marv MontgomeryLOT6'625524Los Angeles Valley JC; Southern California1414
21Randy MontgomeryRCB5'1118225Everett CC; Weber State148
25Haven MosesWR6'220026Los Angeles Harbor JC; San Diego State86
54Chip MyrtleRLB6'422527Maryland1414
88Riley OdomsTE6'423022Houston140
56Don ParishLLB6'122024Stanford11
23Steve PreeceRS6'119525Oregon State138
10Steve RamseyQB6'221024North Texas95
26George SaimesRS5'1018831Michigan State94
64Mike SchnitkerROG6'323526Colorado145
75Rick SharpOT6'326524Washington120
84Rod ShermanWR6'019228UCLA; Pasadena CC; Southern California1413
80Jerry SimmonsWR6'119030Bethune-Cookman98
51Mike SimoneLB6'021022Golden West JC; Stanford140
70Paul SmithLDT6'325427New Mexico1414
36Billy ThompsonRCB-RS6'120026Maryland-Eastern Shore88
35Clem TurnerRB6'223027Cincinnati120
15Jim TurnerK6'220631Utah State140
42Billy Van HeusenP-WR6'120026Maryland140
65Lloyd VossLDE6'425630Nebraska137
29Bill WestCB5'1018525Tennessee State80
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Riley Odoms15TEHouston
Bill Phillips358LBArkansas State
Tom Graham4102LBOregonfrom MIN
Jim Krieg5118WRWashingtonfrom PHI
Ronnie Estay8186DT-LBLouisiana State
Floyd Priester9214DBBoston University
Richard Wilkins10239DEMaryland-Eastern Shore
Larry Brunson11263WRColorado
Randy McDougall12292WR-DBWeber State
Bob Warner13317RBBloomsburg
Jerome Kundich14342GTexas-El Paso
Skip Parmenter15370DTMassachusetts
Tom Bougus16395RBBoston College
Lou Harris17420RBSouthern California
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals85925494
Opponents Totals3512081114
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals23787132187017440.289827
Opponents Totals251102123267519338.983784
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Jim Turner03737100.0202969.0097
Floyd Little130000078
Haven Moses50000030
Billy Masters30000018
Rod Sherman30000018
Bobby Anderson20000012
Joe Dawkins20000012
Fran Lynch20000012
Steve Ramsey20000012
Jerry Simmons20000012
Charlie Greer1000006
Randy Montgomery1000006
Riley Odoms1000006
Billy Van Heusen1000006
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals38373897.4202969.00325
Opponents Totals41394195.1213363.61350
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Jim Turner202969.06/62/36/86/110/1
Team Totals202969.06/62/36/86/110/1
Opponents Totals213363.64/45/54/77/141/3
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Floyd Little2168594.055t9
Bobby Anderson723194.4401
Joe Dawkins562434.3192
Fran Lynch341644.8282
Billy Van Heusen37625.366t1
Riley Odoms57214.4270
Jim Krieg16363.0630
Clem Turner5163.2130
Steve Ramsey6152.5182
Haven Moses2115.5140
Dwight Harrison199.090
Mike Ernst144.040
Rod Sherman122.020
Charley Johnson300.000
Billy Masters3-15-5.000
Team Totals40918384.566t17
Opponents Totals43916683.85115
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Charley Johnson23813255.59217837.513.560145.9145.91282170174.6
Steve Ramsey1376547.46310507.716.25532.296.62618486653.5
Floyd Little22100.004321.521.535t150.000.00043158.3
Bobby Anderson3133.32144.714.014t133.300.0001488.9
Mike Ernst4125.03102.510.01000.000.0001039.6
Team Totals38420152.316029007.614.460194.9236.038266263468.7
Opponents Totals39720651.918125406.412.357t194.8102.541357218377.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Rod Sherman3866117.4553
Floyd Little2836713.1404
Billy Masters2539315.7273
Bobby Anderson232159.3401
Riley Odoms2132015.2481
Joe Dawkins1824213.4600
Jerry Simmons1723513.835t2
Haven Moses1522414.9335
Fran Lynch77510.7170
Jim Krieg49924.8370
Billy Van Heusen45914.8250
Clem Turner11010.0100
Team Totals201290014.46019
Opponents Totals206254012.357t19
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Leroy Mitchell3279.0270
Charlie Greer2189.0170
Tom Graham2105.070
Steve Preece13030.0300
Randy Montgomery12020.0200
Billy Thompson144.040
Team Totals1010910.9300
Opponents Totals2344119.261t6
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Billy Van Heusen60240840.1601249
Team Totals60240840.1601249
Opponents Totals66298045.2690310
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Rod Sherman105898.9180
Floyd Little82648.0290
Billy Thompson418220.5590
Charlie Greer406716.865t1
Mike Simone1055.050
Jim Krieg1033.030
Team Totals28831011.165t1
Opponents Totals28192498.966t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Randy Montgomery2975626.194t1
Joe Dawkins1535723.8310
Floyd Little34816.0220
Fran Lynch34515.0170
Clem Turner12525.0250
Jim Krieg11818.0180
Bobby Anderson11313.0130
Steve Preece100.000
Mike Simone1-6-6.0-60
Team Totals55125622.894t1
Opponents Totals54124623.1430
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Lyle Alzado0005560
Bobby Anderson210100
Joe Dawkins300000
Fred Forsberg0001100
Tom Graham0001100
Charlie Greer0001100
Larron Jackson00202-100
Charley Johnson4303-40
Floyd Little4000-60
Fran Lynch210100
Tommy Lyons0010100
Billy Masters100000
Randy Montgomery211200
Riley Odoms110100
Steve Preece0002240
Steve Ramsey5202-40
Rod Sherman110100
Mike Simone0001100
Team Totals2512131225-140
Opponents Totals27121311240
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