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1976 Cleveland Browns (NFL) 3rd place American Football Conference Central Division 9-5-0 .643
Head Coach: Forrest Gregg
ReceiversRaymond Berry
QuarterbacksBlanton Collier
LinebackersWalt Corey
Offensive LineRod Humeniuk
Defensive BacksBilly Kinard
Defensive CoordinatorDick Modzelewski
Offensive BacksGeorge Sefcik
Special TeamsAl Tabor
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat7/31/1976NBaltimore Colts0-21LLincoln, NEMemorial Stadium20304
Sun9/12/1976HNew York Jets38-17WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium67496
Sat8/7/1976NAtlanta Falcons31-7WStillwater, OKLewis Field24227
Sun9/19/1976APittsburgh Steelers14-31LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium49169
Sun9/26/1976ADenver Broncos13-44LDenver, COMile High Stadium62758
Mon8/16/1976HMinnesota Vikings31-7WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium44336
Sun10/3/1976HCincinnati Bengals24-45LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium75817
Mon8/23/1976APhiladelphia Eagles21-17WPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium20600
Sun10/10/1976HPittsburgh Steelers18-16WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium75769
Mon8/30/1976HNew England Patriots30-27WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium36016
Sun10/17/1976AAtlanta Falcons20-17WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium32837
Fri9/3/1976ABuffalo Bills10-28LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium37951
Sun10/24/1976HSan Diego Chargers21-17WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium60018
Sun10/31/1976ACincinnati Bengals6-21LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium54776
Sun11/7/1976AHouston Oilers21-7WHouston, TXAstrodome39828
Sun11/14/1976HPhiladelphia Eagles24-3WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium62120
Sun11/21/1976ATampa Bay Buccaneers24-7WTampa, FLTampa Stadium34948
Sun11/28/1976HMiami Dolphins17-13WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium74715
Sun12/5/1976HHouston Oilers13-10WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium56025
Sun12/12/1976AKansas City Chiefs14-39LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium34340
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
69Pete AdamsLOG6'426025San Diego CC; Southern California1313
52Dick AmbroseMLB6'022823Virginia102
60Bob BabichMLB6'223129Miami (Ohio)1412
28Ron BoltonRCB-LCB6'217026Norfolk State1412
24Terry BrownSS-FS6'121029Oklahoma State125
12Don CockroftK-P6'119031Adams State140
49Neal CraigSS6'118928Fisk149
23Bill CravenSS5'1119025Harvard130
27Thom DardenFS6'219326Michigan1414
63Barry DarrowROT6'726026Montana-Western; Montana1414
54Tom DeLeoneC6'225226Ohio State1414
62Al DennisROG6'425025Grambling State100
73Doug DiekenLOT6'525327Illinois1414
35Brian DuncanRB6'020124Southern Methodist140
66Earl EdwardsLDT-RDT6'626430Wichita State140
83Ricky FeacherWR5'1017422Mississippi Valley State100
50John GarlingtonRLB6'122230Louisiana State140
55Dave GrafLLB6'222123Penn State140
21Van GreenS6'119225Shaw10
59Charlie HallLLB6'322028Houston1414
88Steve HoldenWR6'019225Arizona State140
86Gerald IronsRLB6'223029Maryland-Eastern Shore1414
60Bob JacksonROG6'525323Duke1414
71Walter JohnsonLDT6'326834New Mexico State; Los Angeles State1414
64Joe JonesLDE6'625028Tennessee State1414
85Dave LoganWR6'422122Colorado140
10Dave MaysK-QB6'120427Texas Southern40
30Cleo MillerRB5'1121425Arkansas-Pine Bluff1212
80Willie MillerWR5'917229Colorado State60
70Mack MitchellRDE6'724624Houston1410
84Gary ParrisTE6'222626Florida State143
20Tony PetersRCB-LCB6'118523Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC; Oklahoma1410
15Mike PhippsQB6'320829Purdue41
38Larry PooleRB6'119524Kent State131
34Greg PruittRB5'1019025Oklahoma1413
43Mike PruittRB6'022522Purdue132
81Oscar RoanTE6'621525UCLA; Southern Methodist1111
33Reggie RuckerWR6'219029Boston University1414
74Mike St. ClairRDE-LDE6'525323Iowa Central JC; Grambling State144
22Clarence ScottLCB6'019027Kansas State1414
65Henry SheppardLOG-LOT6'626324Southern Methodist141
72Jerry SherkRDT6'425028Grays Harbor JC; Oklahoma State1414
17Brian SipeQB6'119027Grossmont JC; San Diego State1412
79Gerry SullivanC6'425024Illinois140
42Paul WarfieldWR6'018834Ohio State1414
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Mike Pruitt17RBPurdue
Dave Logan365WR-TEColorado
Gene Swick497QBToledofrom PHI
Mike St. Clair499DEGrambling State
Henry Sheppard5130TSouthern Methodist
Steve Cassidy7189DTLouisiana State
James Reed9242RBMississippi
Craig Nagel9261QBPurduefrom OAK
Doug Kleber10271TIllinois
Chuck Celek11297DEKent State
Brian Murray13354TArizona
Joe Smalzer14381TEIllinois
Luther Philyaw15408DBLoyola Marymount
Chris Lorenzen16438DTArizona State
Tom Fleming17464WRDartmouth
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals53925666
Opponents Totals62836676
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals260119112298920244.11071037
Opponents Totals244109111247618840.489711
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Don Cockroft0273090.0152853.6072
Reggie Rucker80000048
Paul Warfield60000036
Greg Pruitt50000030
Cleo Miller40000024
Oscar Roan40000024
Ron Bolton1000006
Brian Duncan1000006
Steve Holden1000006
Joe Jones1000006
Larry Poole1000006
Mack Mitchell0000012
Brian Sipe011100.00001
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals32283287.5152853.61267
Opponents Totals37323786.5111957.90287
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Don Cockroft152853.62/23/65/64/111/3
Team Totals152853.62/23/65/64/111/3
Opponents Totals111957.90/02/44/65/90/0
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Greg Pruitt20910004.8644
Cleo Miller1536134.0214
Larry Poole783564.6261
Mike Pruitt521382.7180
Brian Sipe18713.9170
Brian Duncan11444.0110
Reggie Rucker23015.0270
Mike Phipps4266.5240
Dave Mays5142.860
Paul Warfield133.030
Team Totals53322954.3649
Opponents Totals44517614.05915
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Brian Sipe31217857.112021136.811.952175.4144.516142197177.3
Mike Phipps372054.1171463.97.323t38.100.01614090.6
Dave Mays20945.0101015.111.22100.015.0249739.8
Greg Pruitt3266.713913.019.529133.300.00039149.3
Don Cockroft100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals37320956.014923996.411.552215.6154.019152224777.6
Opponents Totals39222557.414623536.010.569t184.6215.432321203267.9
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Reggie Rucker4967613.8458
Greg Pruitt453417.6271
Paul Warfield3861316.137t6
Cleo Miller161459.1380
Oscar Roan1517411.623t4
Larry Poole14705.0210
Steve Holden812816.026t1
Mike Pruitt8263.3150
Brian Duncan6498.2171
Dave Logan510420.8520
Gary Parris57314.6200
Team Totals209239911.55221
Opponents Totals225235310.569t18
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Thom Darden77310.4210
Clarence Scott4112.850
Ron Bolton37625.3391
Bob Babich22914.5210
Terry Brown12424.0240
Charlie Hall11212.0120
Neal Craig188.080
Gerald Irons111.010
Jerry Sherk100.000
Team Totals2123411.1391
Opponents Totals151238.2390
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Dave Mays29145.554000147738.5
Don Cockroft64248738.951349503190428.4
Team Totals69257837.454349517198128.7
Opponents Totals71265437.4590014369228532.2
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Steve Holden3122056.6380
Ricky Feacher13114210.9490
Willie Miller50224.480
Team Totals4933697.5490
Opponents Totals45851711.573t2
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Steve Holden1946124.3440
Ricky Feacher1431122.2330
Brian Duncan614524.2270
Mike Pruitt610617.7300
Larry Poole36220.7210
Greg Pruitt12727.0270
Cleo Miller12323.0230
Dick Ambrose11616.0160
Bob Jackson11616.0160
Dave Graf11515.0150
Willie Miller100.000
Team Totals54118221.9440
Opponents Totals57134723.697t1
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Pete Adams0010100
Bob Babich0001150
Terry Brown0001140
Don Cockroft0010100
Thom Darden101130
Barry Darrow0020200
Doug Dieken0011200
Brian Duncan100000
Ricky Feacher320200
Charlie Hall0001100
Steve Holden300000
Bob Jackson0020230
Joe Jones0001101
Dave Mays1000-30
Cleo Miller820200
Willie Miller110100
Mike Phipps2000-70
Larry Poole231440
Greg Pruitt700000
Mike Pruitt400000
Oscar Roan0010100
Reggie Rucker100000
Mike St. Clair00011210
Clarence Scott112300
Henry Sheppard0010100
Jerry Sherk0001100
Brian Sipe7202-210
Paul Warfield300000
Team Totals452520113191
Opponents Totals24111322351
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