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1982 Denver Broncos (NFL) 12th place American Football Conference 2-7-0 .222
Head Coach: Dan Reeves
Special AssistantMarvin Bass
Assistant Head Coach/DefenseJoe Collier
ReceiversRod Dowhower
Offensive LineJerry Frei
Defensive LineStan Jones
Defensive SecondaryRichie McCabe
Running BacksNick Nicolau
Tight EndsFran Polsfoot
LinebackersBob Zeman
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/14/1982ALos Angeles Rams33-20WAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium57482
Sat8/21/1982HMiami Dolphins17-14WDenver, COMile High Stadium77465
Sat8/28/1982HMinnesota Vikings27-17WDenver, COMile High Stadium73371
Sat9/4/1982ANew York Jets20-13WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium43820
Sun9/12/1982HSan Diego Chargers3-23LDenver, COMile High Stadium73564
Sun9/19/1982HSan Francisco 49ers24-21WDenver, COMile High Stadium73889
Sun9/26/1982ANew Orleans Saints-New Orleans, LALouisiana SuperdomeCanceled
Sun10/3/1982HPittsburgh Steelers-Denver, COMile High StadiumCanceled
Sun10/10/1982ANew York Jets-New York, NYShea StadiumCanceled
Sun10/17/1982AHouston Oilers-Houston, TXAstrodomeCanceled
Sun10/24/1982HLos Angeles Raiders-Denver, COMile High StadiumCanceled
Sun10/31/1982HBuffalo Bills-Denver, COMile High StadiumCanceled
Sun11/14/1982AKansas City Chiefs-Kansas City, MOArrowhead StadiumCanceled
Sun11/21/1982HSeattle Seahawks10-17LDenver, COMile High Stadium73916
Sun11/28/1982ASan Diego Chargers20-30LSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium47629
Sun12/5/1982HAtlanta Falcons27-34LDenver, COMile High Stadium73984
Sun12/12/1982ALos Angeles Rams27-24WAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium48112
Sun12/19/1982HKansas City Chiefs16-37LDenver, COMile High Stadium74192
Sun12/26/1982ALos Angeles Raiders10-27LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum44160
Sun1/2/1983ASeattle Seahawks11-13LSeattle, WAKingdome43145Postponed from 11/7
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
54Keith BishopC-OG6'326525Nebraska; Baylor90
77Greg BoydDE6'628030Fresno CC; San Diego State90
64Billy BryanC6'225527Duke99
58Steve BusickLB6'422724Southern California90
68Rubin CarterNT6'025430Miami (Florida)97
79Barney ChavousLDE6'325431South Carolina State99
59Darren ComeauxLB6'122722San Diego Mesa JC; Arizona State30
17Steve DeBergQB6'321028Fullerton JC; San Jose State95
55Rick DennisonLB6'322024Colorado State90
85Ron EgloffTE6'522727Wisconsin91
56Larry EvansLILB6'221729Mississippi College99
43Steve FoleyFS6'319029Tulane11
62Tom GlassicLOG6'325428Virginia99
53Randy GradisharRILB6'323330Ohio State99
31Mike HardenFS6'119223Michigan54
10Mark HerrmannQB6'421023Purdue21
60Paul HowardOG6'326032Brigham Young90
28Roger JacksonDB6'018623Bethune-Cookman90
57Tom JacksonROLB5'1122031Louisville99
75Rulon JonesRDE6'626024Utah State99
3Rich KarlisK6'018023Cincinnati90
22Aaron KyleRCB5'1118528Wyoming99
76Ken LanierROT6'327323Florida State99
72Don LatimerNT6'325927Miami (Florida)93
41Rob LytleRB5'1119628Michigan90
83Wade ManningWR5'1119027Ohio State90
66Brison ManorDE6'424830Pratt CC; Arkansas90
82Orlando McDanielWR6'018022Louisiana State30
59Mark MerrillLB6'423827Minnesota20
71Claudie MinorLOT6'427831Mount San Antonio JC; San Diego CC; San Diego State97
7Craig MortonQB6'421339California33
88Riley OdomsTE6'423032Houston86
24Rick ParrosRB5'1120224Utah State99
34Nathan PooleRB5'921026Louisville90
46Dave PrestonRB5'1119527Bowling Green State85
11Luke PrestridgeP6'423526Baylor90
50Jim RyanLOLB6'121825William & Mary99
49Dennis SmithSS6'320023Southern California88
70Dave StuddardROG6'426027Texas99
51Bob SwensonLB6'322229California40
26J.T. ThomasS6'219631Florida State90
37Steve TrimbleS5'1119024Maryland61
67Keith UeckerOG6'527222Auburn52
80Rick UpchurchWR5'1017330Indian Hills JC; Minnesota98
81Steve WatsonWR6'419525Temple99
47Gerald WillhiteRB5'1020023American River JC; San Jose State92
45Steve WilsonCB5'1019525Howard82
23Sammy WinderRB5'1120323Southern Mississippi82
52Ken WoodardLB6'122022Tuskegee90
87Jim WrightTE6'324026Blinn JC; Texas Christian93
20Louis WrightLCB6'320029Arizona State; Bakersfield CC; San Jose State99
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Gerald Willhite121RBSan Jose Statefrom BUF
Orlando McDaniel250WRLouisiana State
Dan Plater4106WRBrigham Youngfrom BUF
Sammy Winder5131RBSouthern Mississippi
Alvin Ruben7189DEHouston
Keith Uecker9243TAuburn
Ken Woodard10274LBTuskegee
Stu Yatsko11300GOregon
Brian Clark12327GClemson
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals26542642
Opponents Totals40794067
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals29:4617052103154312135.554516
Opponents Totals30:1417653104194813236.463571
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Rich Karlis0151693.8111384.6048
Rick Upchurch50000030
Rick Parros30000018
Steve Watson20000012
Gerald Willhite20000012
Steve DeBerg1000006
Mark Herrmann1000006
Sammy Winder1000006
Jim Wright1000006
Greg Boyd0000012
Barney Chavous0000012
Team Totals16151693.8111384.62148
Opponents Totals252525100.0172470.80226
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Rich Karlis111384.62/23/33/43/40/0
Team Totals111384.62/23/33/43/40/0
Opponents Totals172470.83/34/63/44/53/6
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Gerald Willhite703475.0232
Rick Parros772773.6141
Sammy Winder672593.9181
Dave Preston19814.3130
Nathan Poole7365.1200
Steve DeBerg8273.46t1
Mark Herrmann372.36t1
Rob Lytle221.020
Steve Watson1-4-4.0-40
Jim Wright1-4-4.0-40
Rick Upchurch2-10-5.0-30
Team Totals25710184.0236
Opponents Totals2939353.2468
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Steve DeBerg22313158.78114056.310.751t73.1114.916130127567.2
Mark Herrmann603253.3244217.013.23911.746.744837353.5
Craig Morton261869.251937.410.72000.0311.531917451.1
Gerald Willhite200.0100.000.0150.00000.0
Rick Upchurch0000013-3
Team Totals31118158.211120196.511.251t82.6196.124200181960.8
Opponents Totals30717256.012323507.713.786t144.6123.916116223479.6
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Rick Parros372597.0242
Steve Watson3655515.4412
Rick Upchurch2640715.751t3
Gerald Willhite262278.7270
Dave Preston141349.6200
Sammy Winder11837.5220
Ron Egloff10969.6170
Jim Wright912013.3391
Riley Odoms88210.3180
Wade Manning34615.3300
Rob Lytle11010.0100
Team Totals181201911.251t8
Opponents Totals172235013.786t14
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Aaron Kyle3268.7140
Steve Wilson22211.0160
Louis Wright2189.0180
Mike Harden231.530
Dennis Smith12929.0290
Tom Jackson188.080
J.T. Thomas100.000
Team Totals121068.8290
Opponents Totals1943122.7603
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Luke Prestridge45202645.0650514227169937.8
Team Totals45202645.0650514227169937.8
Opponents Totals42165339.480229305130831.1
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Rick Upchurch15324216.178t2
Gerald Willhite646310.5230
Team Totals21730514.578t2
Opponents Totals2532279.1250
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Wade Manning1534623.1340
Gerald Willhite1733719.8260
Steve Wilson612320.5200
Keith Uecker11212.0120
Nathan Poole100.000
Team Totals4081820.5340
Opponents Totals2654120.8680
SACKSNOYDS
Barney Chavous5.0
Randy Gradishar2.0
Rulon Jones2.0
Brison Manor2.0
Dennis Smith2.0
Tom Jackson1.0
Don Latimer1.0
Louis Wright1.0
Team Totals16.0116.0
Opponents Totals24.0200.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Keith Bishop0001100
Steve DeBerg400000
Tom Glassic0010100
Randy Gradishar0001100
Mike Harden00011130
Mark Herrmann100000
Roger Jackson0001100
Aaron Kyle0001100
Ken Lanier0010100
Rob Lytle0010100
Craig Morton100000
Rick Parros300000
Dave Preston310100
Keith Uecker100000
Rick Upchurch410100
Steve Watson100000
Gerald Willhite500000
Steve Wilson0001100
Sammy Winder110100
Louis Wright0001100
Team Totals24186713130
Opponents Totals177917260
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