1973 Cleveland Browns (NFL) 3rd place American Football Conference Central Division 7-5-2 .571
Head Coach: Nick Skorich
Defense: Howard Brinker
Offensive Backs: John David Crow
Defensive Backs: Richie McCabe
Defensive Line: Dick Modzelewski
Receivers: Fran Polsfoot
Offensive Line: Jerry Smith
Special Teams: Al Tabor
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Mon8/06/1973HSan Francisco 49ers16-27LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium65707
Sat8/11/1973ALos Angeles Rams21-21TLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum54385
Sun8/19/1973NCincinnati Bengals24-6WColumbus, OHOhio Stadium73421
Sat8/25/1973NAtlanta Falcons20-17WKnoxville, TNNeyland Stadium40831
Sat9/01/1973HDetroit Lions13-16LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium64088
Sat9/08/1973NNew York Giants10-21LAkron, OHRubber Bowl30751
Sun9/16/1973HBaltimore Colts24-14WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium74303
Sun9/23/1973APittsburgh Steelers6-33LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium49396
Sun9/30/1973HNew York Giants12-10WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium76065
Sun10/07/1973HCincinnati Bengals17-10WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium70805
Mon10/15/1973HMiami Dolphins9-17LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium72070
Sun10/21/1973HHouston Oilers42-13WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium61146
Sun10/28/1973HSan Diego Chargers16-16TCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium68244
Sun11/04/1973AMinnesota Vikings3-26LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium46722
Sun11/11/1973AHouston Oilers23-13WHouston, TXAstrodome37230
Sun11/18/1973AOakland Raiders7-3WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum47398
Sun11/25/1973HPittsburgh Steelers21-16WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium67773
Sun12/02/1973AKansas City Chiefs20-20TKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium70296
Sun12/09/1973ACincinnati Bengals17-34LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium58266
Sun12/16/1973ALos Angeles Rams17-30LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum73948
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
No.PlayerPos.HeightWeightAgeCollegeGPGS
52Billy AndrewsLB6'022328Southeastern Louisiana51
60Bob BabichMLB6'223126Miami (Ohio)1413
74Carl BarisichDT6'425622Princeton140
84Bob BriggsDE-DT6'426728Heidelberg120
23Cliff BrooksCB6'119024Tennessee State141
30Ken BrownRB5'1020428none1414
63Joe CarolloOG6'226233Notre Dame120
12Don CockroftK-P6'119028Adams State140
64Jim CopelandC6'224228Virginia141
27Thom DardenRS6'219323Michigan1110
28Ben DavisRCB5'1118328Defiance1313
61Bob DeMarcoC6'324335Indiana; Dayton1313
65John DemarieROG6'325028Louisiana State1414
73Doug DiekenLOT6'525324Illinois1414
50John GarlingtonRLB6'122227Louisiana State1414
83Chip GlassTE6'423626Florida State121
21Van GreenS-CB6'119222Shaw145
59Charlie HallLLB6'322025Houston1414
66Gene HickersonLOG6'324838Mississippi1414
88Steve HoldenWR6'019222Arizona State110
43Fair HookerWR6'119026Arizona State1313
13Don HornQB6'219528Washington State; Los Angeles Harbor JC; San Diego State140
67Chuck HutchisonOG6'324225Ohio State20
71Walter JohnsonLDT6'326831New Mexico State; Los Angeles State1414
80Joe JonesLDE6'625025Tennessee State1414
44Leroy KellyHB6'019931Morgan State1313
26Billy LeFearRB5'1119723Henderson State130
53Mel LongLB6'022827Toledo140
78Bob McKayROT6'526526Texas1414
37Hugh McKinnisRB6'121025Arizona State140
89Milt MorinTE6'424331Massachusetts1413
62Chris MorrisOT6'325024Indiana20
15Mike PhippsQB6'320826Purdue1414
25Frank PittsWR6'219830Southern University1312
34Greg PruittRB5'1019022Oklahoma130
42Gloster RichardsonWR6'020031Jackson State143
81Nick RomanRDE6'323526Ohio State1414
56Jim RomaniszynRB6'221922Edinboro140
37Bo ScottRB6'321330Ohio State70
22Clarence ScottLCB6'019024Kansas State1414
72Jerry SherkRDT6'425025Grays Harbor CC; Oklahoma State1414
85Ken SmithTE6'422522Navarro JC; New Mexico130
20Jim StienkeCB5'1118223Texas State70
48Dave SullivanWR5'1118524Virginia10
29Walt SumnerLS6'118826Florida State1313
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPos.CollegeNotes
Steve Holden116WRArizona Statefrom NYG
Pete Adams122TSouthern California
Greg Pruitt230RBOklahomafrom NE/NYG
Jim Stienke247DBTexas State
Bob Crum367DEArizonafrom KC/BAL
Andy Dorris493LBNew Mexico Statefrom CIN/BAL
Randy Mattingly4100QBEvansville
Van Green6150DBShaw
Curtis Wester9228GTexas A&M-Commerce
Tommy Humphrey10256TAbilene Christian
Carl Barisich11281DTPrinceton
Stan Simmons12306TELewis & Clark
Jim Romaniszyn13334RBEdinboro
Bob Popelka14359DBSouthern Methodist
Dave Sullivan15384WRVirginia
George Greenfield16412RBMurray State
Bob McClowry17437CMichigan State
TEAM STATSTOP1st2nd3rd4thOT1stDownsRushPassPen3rdDownAttPct4thDownAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals5863466720010779146420431.470620
Opponents Totals5076696019610279156220730.079738
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Don Cockroft02424100.0223171.0090
Mike Phipps50000030
Greg Pruitt50000030
Frank Pitts40000024
Leroy Kelly30000018
Fair Hooker20000012
Van Green1000006
Milt Morin1000006
Gloster Richardson1000006
Bo Scott1000006
Clarence Scott1000006
Team Totals242424100.0223171.00234
Opponents Totals242424100.0294663.00255
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Don Cockroft223171.04/47/84/77/110/1
Team Totals223171.04/47/84/77/110/1
Opponents Totals294663.011/118/94/96/150/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Ken Brown1615373.3170
Mike Phipps603956.6275
Leroy Kelly1323892.9193
Greg Pruitt613696.065t4
Billy LeFear261355.2430
Bo Scott34792.3200
Hugh McKinnis28772.8120
Don Cockroft1-3-3.0-30
Gloster Richardson3-10-3.340
Team Totals50619683.965t12
Opponents Totals51320914.1707
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Mike Phipps29914849.513117195.711.651t93.0206.744362135749.4
Don Horn8450.04222.85.512112.500.0161695.8
Greg Pruitt100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals30815249.413617415.711.551t103.2206.545368137350.5
Opponents Totals31214446.215619846.413.870t165.1123.829248173668.1
RECEIVINGTARRECPCTYDSAVGLGTD
Frank Pitts3131710.226t4
Milt Morin2641716.051t1
Ken Brown221878.5460
Fair Hooker1819610.9262
Leroy Kelly1518012.0360
Gloster Richardson1217514.6321
Greg Pruitt911012.2421
Bo Scott6233.891
Billy LeFear5387.6130
Steve Holden3279.0170
Hugh McKinnis3113.7120
Chip Glass26030.0470
Team Totals152174111.551t10
Opponents Totals144198413.870t16
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Clarence Scott57114.245t1
Ben Davis23316.5200
Walt Sumner242.040
Bob Babich14848.0480
Thom Darden13636.0360
John Garlington11010.0100
Team Totals1220216.8481
Opponents Totals2027113.6390
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Don Cockroft82332140.57113270299136.5
Team Totals82332140.57113270299136.9
Opponents Totals78315140.46305308274335.2
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Greg Pruitt16318011.3460
Thom Darden910515.7110
Billy LeFear72517.3190
Steve Holden20199.5190
Leroy Kelly1077.070
Charlie Hall1000.000
Team Totals36153088.6460
Opponents Totals44192706.1480
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Greg Pruitt1645328.3540
Billy Lefear1533722.5590
Steve Holden817221.5290
Mel Long68714.5380
Jim Romaniszyn22110.5160
Doug Dieken2147.090
Team Totals49108422.1590
Opponents Totals48116524.3580
FUMBLESNOLOST OWNOPPRECYDSTD
Ken Brown510100
Thom Darden210100
Ben Davis00033230
Bob DeMarco100000
John Demarie0001100
Doug Dieken0010100
John Garlington0001100
Chip Glass0010100
Van Green00022151
Gene Hickerson0010100
Steve Holden200000
Don Horn0010100
Leroy Kelly300000
Billy LeFear330300
Bob McKay0010100
Hugh McKinnis100000
Mike Phipps830300
Frank Pitts110100
Greg Pruitt720200
Gloster Richardson100000
Jim Romaniszyn0001100
Walt Sumner0001100
Team Totals341816925381
Opponents Totals2191017270
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