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1983 Denver Broncos (NFL) 2nd place American Football Conference Western Division 9-7-0 .563
Head Coach: Dan Reeves
Special AssistantMarvin Bass
Assistant Head CoachJoe Collier
Offensive CoordinatorJohn Hadl
Defensive LineStan Jones
Linebackers/Special TeamsMyrel Moore
Running BacksNick Nicolau
Tight EndsFran Polsfoot
Offensive LineDan Radakovich
Defensive BacksCharlie West
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri8/5/1983HSeattle Seahawks10-7WDenver, COMile High Stadium53887
Sat8/13/1983HAtlanta Falcons21-10WDenver, COMile High Stadium73199
Sat8/20/1983HCleveland Browns19-10WDenver, COMile High Stadium73244
Fri8/26/1983AMinnesota Vikings3-34LMinneapolis, MNMetrodome59435
Sun9/4/1983APittsburgh Steelers14-10WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium58233
Sun9/11/1983ABaltimore Colts17-10WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium52613
Sun9/18/1983HPhiladelphia Eagles10-13LDenver, COMile High Stadium74202
Sun9/25/1983HLos Angeles Raiders7-22LDenver, COMile High Stadium74289
Sun10/2/1983AChicago Bears14-31LChicago, ILSoldier Field58210
Sun10/9/1983AHouston Oilers26-14WHouston, TXAstrodome44209
Sun10/16/1983HCincinnati Bengals24-17WDenver, COMile High Stadium74305
Sun10/23/1983HSan Diego Chargers14-6WDenver, COMile High Stadium74581
Sun10/30/1983HKansas City Chiefs27-24WDenver, COMile High Stadium74640
Sun11/6/1983ASeattle Seahawks19-27LSeattle, WAKingdome61189
Sun11/13/1983ALos Angeles Raiders20-22LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum51945
Sun11/20/1983HSeattle Seahawks38-27WDenver, COMile High Stadium74710
Sun11/27/1983ASan Diego Chargers7-31LSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium43650
Sun12/4/1983HCleveland Browns27-6WDenver, COMile High Stadium70912
Sun12/11/1983HBaltimore Colts21-19WDenver, COMile High Stadium74864
Sun12/18/1983AKansas City Chiefs17-48LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium11377
Sat12/24/1983ASeattle Seahawks7-31LSeattle, WAKingdome60752AFC Wild Card 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
74Jerry BakerDT6'229723Coffeyville CC; Tulane50
86Dean BarnettTE6'222526Fullerton JC; Nevada-Las Vegas80
54Keith BishopROG6'326526Nebraska; Baylor1616
65Walt BowyerDE6'426023Arizona State143
89Clay BrownTE6'222425Brigham Young30
64Billy BryanC6'225528Duke1616
58Steve BusickLILB6'422725Southern California1615
68Rubin CarterNT6'025431Miami (Florida)1615
79Barney ChavousLDE6'325432South Carolina State1513
59Darren ComeauxLB6'122723San Diego Mesa JC; Arizona State140
63Mark CooperLOG6'527323Miami (Florida)102
17Steve DeBergQB6'321029Fullerton JC; San Jose State105
55Rick DennisonLB6'322025Colorado State161
21Myron DupreeCB-S5'1118022North Carolina Central160
85Ron EgloffTE6'522728Wisconsin1610
7John ElwayQB6'321423Stanford1110
43Steve FoleyFS6'319030Tulane1413
62Tom GlassicOG6'325429Virginia120
53Randy GradisharRILB6'323331Ohio State1616
31Mike HardenRCB6'119224Michigan1515
73Shawn HollingsworthOT6'226022New Mexico; Angelo State50
60Paul HowardROG6'326033Brigham Young1614
28Roger JacksonCB-S6'018624Bethune-Cookman163
57Tom JacksonROLB5'1122032Louisville1515
75Rulon JonesRDE6'626025Utah State1212
3Rich KarlisK6'018024Cincinnati160
8Gary KubiakQB6'019222Texas A&M41
76Ken LanierROT6'327324Florida State1616
72Don LatimerRDT6'325928Miami (Florida)123
41Rob LytleRB5'1119629Michigan40
66Brison ManorDE6'424831Pratt CC; Arkansas164
93Karl MecklenburgDE6'323223Augustana (South Dakota); Minnesota160
29Wilbur MyersS5'1119522Delta State160
39Jesse MylesRB5'1021023Louisiana State160
88Riley OdomsTE6'423033Houston20
24Rick ParrosRB5'1120225Utah State65
34Nathan PooleRB5'921027Louisville1610
46Dave PrestonRB5'1119528Bowling Green State143
11Luke PrestridgeP6'423527Baylor160
50Jim RyanLOLB6'121826William & Mary1512
84Clint SampsonWR5'1118322Mount San Antonio JC; San Diego State162
83John SawyerTE6'223030Southern Mississippi74
49Dennis SmithSS6'320024Southern California1413
78Rich StachowskiNT6'424522California140
70Dave StuddardLOT6'426028Texas1616
51Bob SwensonLOLB6'322230California22
82Zach ThomasWR6'018223South Carolina State160
37Steve TrimbleS5'1119025Maryland51
67Keith UeckerOT6'527223Auburn160
80Rick UpchurchWR5'1017331Indian Hills JC; Minnesota1211
81Steve WatsonWR6'419526Temple1616
47Gerald WillhiteRB5'1020024American River JC; San Jose State80
45Steve WilsonCB5'1019526Howard163
23Sammy WinderRB5'1120324Southern Mississippi1413
52Ken WoodardLB6'122023Tuskegee161
87Jim WrightTE6'324027Blinn JC; Texas Christian66
20Louis WrightLCB6'320030Arizona State; Bakersfield CC; San Jose State1616
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Chris Hinton14GNorthwestern
Mark Cooper231TMiami (Florida)
Clint Sampson360WRSan Diego State
George Harris5116LBHouston
Bruce Baldwin5125DBHardingfrom NO
Victor Heflin6143DBDelaware State
Myron Dupree7172DBNorth Carolina Central
Gary Kubiak8197QBTexas A&Mfrom BAL
Brian Hawkins9228DBSan Jose State
Walt Bowyer10254DEArizona State
Don Bailey11283CMiami (Florida)
Karl Mecklenburg12310DTMinnesota
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals418039142
Opponents Totals85877679
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals29:3129299155386821331.9100804
Opponents Totals30:29321119185179223539.11381097
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Rich Karlis0333497.1212584.0096
Steve Watson50000030
Nathan Poole40000024
Gerald Willhite40000024
Rick Parros30000018
Clint Sampson30000018
Sammy Winder30000018
Ron Egloff20000012
Dave Preston20000012
Rick Upchurch20000012
Barney Chavous1000006
Steve DeBerg1000006
John Elway1000006
Gary Kubiak1000006
Jesse Myles1000006
Zach Thomas1000006
Rulon Jones0000012
Team Totals34333497.1212584.01302
Opponents Totals36343694.4253375.81327
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Rich Karlis212584.00/07/87/96/71/1
Team Totals212584.00/07/87/96/71/1
Opponents Totals253375.82/28/96/87/82/6
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Sammy Winder1967573.9523
Nathan Poole812463.0194
Dave Preston572223.9281
Gerald Willhite431884.424t3
John Elway281465.2231
Rick Parros30963.2131
Jesse Myles8526.5160
Steve DeBerg13282.2111
Rick Upchurch6193.290
Steve Watson3175.7100
Gary Kubiak4174.381
Luke Prestridge177.070
Jim Wright1-11-11.0-110
Team Totals47117843.85215
Opponents Totals50919383.82914
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Steve DeBerg21511955.38916177.513.65494.273.325201141679.9
John Elway25912347.512216636.413.549t72.7145.428218144554.9
Gary Kubiak221254.591868.515.578t14.514.522016679.0
Rick Upchurch200.0200.000.000.000039.6
Gerald Willhite100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals49925450.922334666.913.678t173.4224.455439302766.4
Opponents Totals55230755.621839887.213.072t183.3274.938317367169.0
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Steve Watson59113319.278t5
Rick Upchurch4063916.0402
Sammy Winder231506.5170
Ron Egloff2020510.3322
Nathan Poole201849.2230
Dave Preston171378.1251
Gerald Willhite1415310.926t1
Jim Wright1313410.3230
Zach Thomas1218215.2440
Rick Parros1212610.533t2
Clint Sampson1020020.049t3
Jesse Myles711917.0331
Riley Odoms46215.5210
John Sawyer34214.0170
Team Totals254346613.678t17
Opponents Totals307398813.072t18
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Louis Wright6508.3340
Steve Wilson59118.2360
Steve Foley5285.6160
Mike Harden412731.8480
Dennis Smith4399.8230
Roger Jackson11515.0150
Randy Gradishar155.050
Tom Jackson100.000
Team Totals2735513.1480
Opponents Totals2228112.858t3
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Luke Prestridge87362041.6600719524295634.0
Team Totals87362041.6600719524295634.0
Opponents Totals77340644.2681018420278636.2
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Zach Thomas33936811.270t1
Rick Upchurch415213.0170
Louis Wright1000.000
Team Totals381042011.170t1
Opponents Totals5585249.5340
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Zach Thomas28057320.5420
Steve Wilson24048520.2320
Dave Studdard2084.080
Mike Harden1099.090
Tom Jackson1022.020
Team Totals560107719.2420
Opponents Totals4682417.9420
SACKSNOYDS
Tom Jackson5.5
Dennis Smith5.0
Barney Chavous4.5
Rulon Jones4.0
Brison Manor3.0
Randy Gradishar2.5
Ken Woodard2.0
Karl Mecklenburg2.0
Steve Busick2.0
Walt Bowyer2.0
Louis Wright1.0
Roger Jackson1.0
Rubin Carter1.0
Don Latimer0.5
(Team)2.0
Team Totals38.0317.0
Opponents Totals55.0439.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Keith Bishop0010100
Walt Bowyer0001100
Rubin Carter0003300
Barney Chavous0001101
Steve DeBerg500000
John Elway630300
Steve Foley101100
Randy Gradishar0003310
Mike Harden0012300
Roger Jackson100000
Tom Jackson00022340
Rulon Jones0002240
Brison Manor0001100
Rick Parros310100
Nathan Poole1011-10
Dave Preston0010100
Jim Ryan0001100
John Sawyer100000
Dave Studdard0010100
Zach Thomas430300
Steve Watson100000
Steve Wilson110100
Sammy Winder700000
Ken Woodard0001100
Jim Wright200000
Louis Wright1011400
Team Totals3422122032781
Opponents Totals46202219411
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