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1975 Denver Broncos (NFL) 2nd place American Football Conference Western Division 6-8-0 .429
Head Coach: John Ralston
Offensive Coordinator/BacksMax Coley
Defensive CoordinatorJoe Collier
Wide ReceiversKay Dalton
Offensive LineJerry Frei
Defensive BacksBob Gambold
Linebackers/Special TeamsMyrel Moore
Defensive LineRichard Urich
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/9/1975HBaltimore Colts20-23LOTDenver, COMile High Stadium35269
Sat8/16/1975ANew Orleans Saints21-24LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome40089
Sat8/23/1975HHouston Oilers27-21WDenver, COMile High Stadium33813
Sat8/30/1975AChicago Bears13-0WChicago, ILSoldier Field30128
Sun9/7/1975ASan Francisco 49ers10-44LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park45686
Sun9/14/1975HSt. Louis Cardinals21-17WDenver, COMile High Stadium45631
Sun9/21/1975HKansas City Chiefs37-33WDenver, COMile High Stadium51858
Mon9/29/1975HGreen Bay Packers23-13WDenver, COMile High Stadium52491
Sun10/5/1975ABuffalo Bills14-38LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium79798
Sun10/12/1975APittsburgh Steelers9-20LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium49164
Sun10/19/1975HCleveland Browns16-15WDenver, COMile High Stadium52540
Sun10/26/1975AKansas City Chiefs13-26LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium70043
Sun11/2/1975HOakland Raiders17-42LDenver, COMile High Stadium52330
Sun11/9/1975HCincinnati Bengals16-17LDenver, COMile High Stadium49702
Sun11/16/1975ASan Diego Chargers27-17WSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium26048
Sun11/23/1975AAtlanta Falcons21-35LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium28686
Sun11/30/1975HSan Diego Chargers13-10WOTDenver, COMile High Stadium44982
Mon12/8/1975AOakland Raiders10-17LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum51075
Sun12/14/1975HPhiladelphia Eagles25-10WDenver, COMile High Stadium36860
Sat12/20/1975AMiami Dolphins13-14LMiami, FLOrange Bowl43064
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
81Bob AdamsTE6'222529San Mateo JC; Pacific20
77Lyle AlzadoRDT6'325426Yankton1414
24Otis ArmstrongRB5'1019625Purdue43
87Boyd BrownTE6'421623Alcorn State120
68Rubin CarterLDE-LDT-RDE6'025423Miami (Florida)148
79Barney ChavousLDE6'325424South Carolina State99
74Mike CurrentROT6'426730Ohio State77
82Jack DolbinWR5'1018027Wake Forest141
31Mike FranckowiakRB6'322022Central Michigan140
52Randy GradisharMLB6'323323Ohio State1414
63John GrantRDE6'323525Southern California1313
22Steve HaggertyWR5'1017022Colorado; Nevada-Las Vegas10
23Alfred HaywoodRB5'1121527Bethune-Cookman20
23George HoeyCB5'1017429Michigan10
60Paul HowardROG6'326025Brigham Young1414
16John HufnagelQB6'119424Penn State51
57Tom JacksonRLB-LLB5'1122024Louisville1414
12Charley JohnsonQB6'019137Schreiner Institute JC; New Mexico State146
26Calvin JonesRCB5'716924Washington88
32Jon KeyworthRB6'323025Colorado1414
54Mike LemonLB6'222024Ellsworth CC; Kansas10
44Floyd LittleRB5'1019633Syracuse1410
22Fran LynchRB6'120330Oklahoma Military Academy JC; Hofstra141
61Tommy LyonsLOG6'223027Georgia1010
50Bobby MaplesC6'324733Baylor1414
56Ray MayRLB-LLB6'123330Los Angeles CC; Southern California88
71Claudie MinorLOT6'427824Mount San Antonio JC; San Diego CC; San Diego State1414
78Marv MontgomeryROT-LOG-LOT6'625527Los Angeles Valley JC; Southern California147
25Haven MosesWR6'220029Los Angeles Harbor JC; San Diego State1414
88Riley OdomsTE6'423025Houston1414
58Phil OlsenLDE-RDE-LDT-RDT6'526027Utah State141
66Jim O'MalleyLLB-MLB6'123024Notre Dame140
48John PittsS6'421930Santa Ana JC; Arizona State10
21Randy PoltlFS-SS6'319023Stanford131
10Steve RamseyQB6'221027North Texas117
59Joe RizzoLLB-RLB6'122025Merchant Marine146
73Stan RogersROT6'425523Maryland142
30Oliver RossRB6'021026Alabama A&M140
46John RowserRS-LCB6'118331Michigan1313
67Carl SchaukowitchLOG-ROG6'223724Penn State112
45Jeff SeversonFS6'118326Long Beach State143
70Paul SmithLDT6'325430New Mexico1312
51Bob SwensonRLB6'322222California140
48Earlie ThomasRCB6'119030Colorado State106
36Billy ThompsonSS6'120029Maryland-Eastern Shore1414
15Jim TurnerK6'220634Utah State140
80Rick UpchurchWR5'1017323Indian Hills JC; Minnesota140
42Billy Van HeusenWR-P6'120029Maryland1413
20Louis WrightLCB6'320022Arizona State; Bakersfield CC; San Jose State1111
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Louis Wright117DBSan Jose State
Charlie Smith243DENorth Carolina Central
Mike Franckowiak354QBCentral Michiganfrom NYG
Drew Mahalic369LBNotre Dame
Steve Taylor484DBGeorgiafrom KC
Rick Upchurch495WRMinnesota
Stan Rogers5107TMarylandfrom ATL
Rubin Carter5121DTMiami (Florida)
Steve Foley8199QBTulane
Rousell Williams9225DBArizona
Hank Englehardt10240CPacificfrom KC
Steve Haggerty10251WRNevada-Las Vegas
Harry Walters12303LBMaryland
Eric Penick13329RBNotre Dame
Jerry Arnold14355GOklahoma
Ken Shelton15381TEVirginia
Bubba Bridges16409DLColorado
Lester Sherman17433RBAlbany State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals368644853
Opponents Totals548188840
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals268109137228421239.692790
Opponents Totals247119106227620936.488786
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Jim Turner0232688.5212875.0086
Jack Dolbin40000024
Jon Keyworth40000024
Floyd Little40000024
Fran Lynch40000024
Riley Odoms40000024
Rick Upchurch30000018
Haven Moses20000012
Randy Gradishar1000006
Paul Smith1000006
Billy Van Heusen1000006
(Team)0020.00000
Team Totals28232882.1212875.00254
Opponents Totals35343597.1212875.00307
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Jim Turner212875.01/17/97/94/62/3
Team Totals212875.01/17/97/94/62/3
Opponents Totals212875.02/28/94/61/31/4
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Jon Keyworth1827254.0343
Floyd Little1254453.6192
Fran Lynch572183.8203
Otis Armstrong311555.0330
Oliver Ross421212.9210
Rick Upchurch16976.1151
Jack Dolbin57214.4250
John Hufnagel8475.9130
Steve Ramsey6386.3170
Riley Odoms5275.4120
Billy Van Heusen22613.0240
Charley Johnson10212.1130
Mike Franckowiak111.010
Team Totals49019934.1349
Opponents Totals52619743.86519
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Steve Ramsey23312854.99115626.712.266t93.9146.023187137563.6
Charley Johnson1426545.86510217.215.790t53.5128.5107994246.7
John Hufnagel511631.4272875.617.980t12.0815.7138420318.6
Billy Van Heusen11100.003030.030.03000.000.00030118.8
Rick Upchurch0000019-9
Team Totals42721049.218329006.813.890t153.5348.047359254149.9
Opponents Totals34818152.015122456.512.469144.0164.627313193266.6
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Jon Keyworth423147.519t1
Riley Odoms4054413.6433
Haven Moses2950517.4422
Floyd Little2930810.666t2
Jack Dolbin2242119.1413
Rick Upchurch1843624.290t2
Billy Van Heusen1524616.4281
Oliver Ross7699.9300
Fran Lynch6335.5191
Boyd Brown11414.0140
Otis Armstrong11010.0100
Team Totals210290013.890t15
Opponents Totals181224512.46914
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Randy Gradishar37725.744t1
Billy Thompson29748.5490
Earlie Thomas26633.0360
Louis Wright294.590
Tom Jackson200.000
Jim O'Malley13838.0380
Bob Swenson144.040
John Rowser122.020
Calvin Jones100.000
Ray May100.000
Team Totals1629318.3491
Opponents Totals3444713.1411
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Billy Van Heusen63251539.9640534
Team Totals63251539.9640534
Opponents Totals76320042.1641470
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Rick Upchurch27431211.6510
Billy Thompson13115812.2240
Fran Lynch1000.000
Team Totals41547011.5510
Opponents Totals39453413.7641
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Rick Upchurch40108427.1580
Floyd Little1630719.2320
Oliver Ross12020.0200
Jeff Severson12020.0200
Bobby Maples11515.0150
Team Totals59144624.5580
Opponents Totals57127322.3390
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Lyle Alzado00033140
Otis Armstrong200000
Mike Current0010100
Jack Dolbin0010121
Randy Gradishar0001100
John Grant0012320
Paul Howard0001100
Charley Johnson100000
Jon Keyworth4000-20
Floyd Little210100
Fran Lynch110100
Ray May100000
Haven Moses100000
Riley Odoms210101
Phil Olsen0001100
Jim O'Malley0001100
Randy Poltl0001100
Steve Ramsey2202-60
Oliver Ross520200
John Rowser00112-40
Jeff Severson102250
Paul Smith00022381
Earlie Thomas0001130
Billy Thompson100000
Rick Upchurch310100
Billy Van Heusen100000
Louis Wright110140
Team Totals2815131629563
Opponents Totals37161914330
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