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1965 Denver Broncos (AFL)
4th place Western Division 4-10-0 .286
Head Coach: Mac Speedie
George DicksonDefensive Backs
Ray MalavasiDefensive Line
Bus MertesOffensive Backs
Red MillerOffensive Line
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/7/1965HKansas City Chiefs24-30LDenver, COBears Stadium17707
Sat8/14/1965NOakland Raiders27-17WSalt Lake City, UTUte Stadium18000
Sat8/21/1965HSan Diego Chargers6-21LDenver, COBears Stadium18913
Sat8/28/1965AHouston Oilers3-25LSan Antonio, TXAlamo Stadium12666
Sat9/4/1965AOakland Raiders20-30LSacramento, CAHughes Stadium14550
Sat9/11/1965ASan Diego Chargers31-34LSan Diego, CABalboa Stadium27022
Sun9/19/1965HBuffalo Bills15-30LDenver, COBears Stadium30682
Fri9/24/1965ABoston Patriots27-10WBoston, MAFenway Park26782
Sun10/3/1965HNew York Jets16-13WDenver, COBears Stadium34988
Sun10/10/1965HKansas City Chiefs23-31LDenver, COBears Stadium31001
Sun10/17/1965HHouston Oilers28-17WDenver, COBears Stadium32492
Sun10/24/1965ABuffalo Bills13-31LBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium45046
Sun10/31/1965ANew York Jets10-45LNew York, NYShea Stadium53717
Sun11/7/1965HSan Diego Chargers21-35LDenver, COBears Stadium33073
Sun11/14/1965AHouston Oilers31-21WHouston, TXRice Stadium28126
Sun11/21/1965HOakland Raiders20-28LDenver, COBears Stadium30369
Sun12/5/1965AOakland Raiders13-24LOakland, CAFrank Youell Field19023
Sun12/12/1965HBoston Patriots20-28LDenver, COBears Stadium27207
Sun12/19/1965AKansas City Chiefs35-45LKansas City, MOMunicipal Stadium14421
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
ROSTER
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
42Odell BarrySE-FL5-1018024Findlay121
74Lee BernetLOT6-224521Wisconsin1410
56John BramlettRLB6-221624Memphis1414
76Bob BreitensteinLOT6-326522Tulsa144
24Willie BrownLCB-LS6-119425Grambling State1412
22Gerry BussellRS-LS6-019022Georgia Tech60
40Paul CarmichaelHB6-020021El Camino JC30
80Ed CookeLDE6-424830Maryland1413
54Ed CummingsMLB6-222824Stanford145
75Eldon DanenhauerROT6-424230Pittsburg State1414
88Al DensonFL-SE6-220823Florida A&M1414
30Hewritt DixonTE6-222325Florida A&M144
53Tom ErlandsonLLB6-322925Washington State1414
44Miller FarrRCB6-119022Wichita State75
2Cookie GilchristFB6-324930none1414
23Goose GonsoulinRS6-320927Baylor1411
46John GriffinRCB6-119026Memphis149
29Wendell HayesHB6-122125Oakland JC; Humboldt State1412
28Abner HaynesHB6-018828North Texas142
64Jon HohmanROG6-124323Wisconsin102
50Jerry HopkinsMLB6-223624Texas A&M149
83Ray JacobsLDT6-327626Navarro JC; Howard Payne1414
70Charlie JaneretteRDT6-325327Penn State1410
51Gene JeterLLB6-323023Arkansas-Pine Bluff140
12Gary KronerK6-120025Wisconsin140
52Ray KubalaC6-424523Texas A&M1414
15Jacky LeeQB6-118627Cincinnati41
81Max LeetzowLDE-RDE6-424022Idaho142
26Darrell LesterFB6-223225Louisiana State; McNeese State120
10John McCormickQB6-120128Boston College; Massachusetts145
67Bob McCulloughROG6-524425Colorado1413
47John McGeeverLS6-119526Auburn149
45Jim McMillinRS5-1119026Diablo Valley JC; Colorado State123
27Charlie MitchellHB5-1118525Washington10
78LeRoy MooreRDE6-023130Fort Valley State1413
68Tom NominaRDT-LDT6-525724Miami (Ohio)124
60Charlie ParkerROG-LOG6-024624Southern Mississippi141
82Bob ScarpittoFL-P5-1119426Notre Dame149
14Mickey SlaughterQB6-019024Louisiana Tech108
72Jerry SturmLOG6-325729Illinois1412
87Lionel TaylorSE6-221530New Mexico Highlands1414
63Jim ThibertRLB-TE6-323025Toledo130
77Jim ThompsonRDT6-326025Southern Illinois40
48Nemiah WilsonLCB6-018622Grambling State147
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollegeNotes
12Miller FarrHBWichita State
29Dick ButkusLBIllinois
29Walter JohnsonGLos Angeles State
318Marv DavisDEWichita State
318Glenn ResslerCPenn State
425Barry BrownEFlorida
425George DonnellyDBIllinois
534Bob BreitensteinTTulsa
534Mike TillemanTMontana
535Max LeetzowDTIdaho
641Jerry InmanTOregon
641Tom WilhelmTSyracuse
750Jim GarciaDEPurdue
750Dave TobeyLBOregon
857Jon HohmanGWisconsin
857John MaddoxEMississippi
966Gerry BussellDBGeorgia Tech
966Phil VanderseaFBMassachusetts
1073Gene JeterLBArkansas-Pine Bluff
1073Merlin WaletFBMcNeese State
1182Jerry FishmanLBMaryland
1182Tommy VaughnHBIowa State
1289Biff BracyHBDuke
1289Tom MyersQBNorthwestern
1398Mike StrofolinoLBVillanova
14105John FrickGOhio University
15114Jeff JordanDBTulsa
16121Brian SchwedaTKansas
18140Larry DupreeHBFlorida
19146Ron OelshlagerHBKansas
20153Terry MethnerGAlbion
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals507872103
Opponents Totals691687580
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushingPassingPenalty3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY4TH DOWN EFFICIENCYPENYDS
Team Totals25511111727/ %/ %69750
Opponents Totals2448713819/ %/ %86836
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Gary Kroner03232100.001132944.8071
Wendell Hayes7001100044
Cookie Gilchrist7000000042
Abner Haynes6000000036
Lionel Taylor6000000036
Bob Scarpitto5000000030
John Bramlett2000000012
Hewritt Dixon2000000012
John Griffin2000000012
Nemiah Wilson100000006
Goose Gonsoulin000110002
Jacky Lee000020000
Mickey Slaughter000010000
Team Totals383232100.026132944.80303
Opponents Totals505050100.000142360.90392
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Gary Kroner132944.83/64/56/110/40/3
Team Totals132944.83/64/56/110/40/3
Opponents Totals142360.94/4/3/3/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Cookie Gilchrist2529543.844t6
Wendell Hayes1305264.0435
Abner Haynes411664.0473
Bob Scarpitto49423.5440
Mickey Slaughter20753.8130
Odell Barry2199.5110
Jacky Lee210.520
John McCormick1-2-2.0-20
Al Denson1-4-4.0-40
Team Totals45318294.04714
Opponents Totals38413373.54124
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Mickey Slaughter1477551.0608645.911.55164.1128.248.7
John McCormick25310340.713612925.112.590t72.8145.543.5
Jacky Lee804455.0336928.715.76656.333.889.2
Wendell Hayes100.0000.000.01100.00.0
Abner Haynes100.0100.000.000.039.6
Team Totals48222246.123028485.912.890t183.7306.224208264051.6
Opponents Totals44020245.921332657.416.278235.2255.726305296065.0
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Lionel Taylor85113113.3636
Bob Scarpitto3258518.390t5
Abner Haynes262168.371t2
Hewritt Dixon2535414.2592
Wendell Hayes2429412.3662
Cookie Gilchrist181548.629t1
Al Denson910211.3190
Odell Barry2115.590
Bob McCullough111.010
Team Totals222284812.890t18
Opponents Totals202326516.27823
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Goose Gonsoulin69115.2320
John Griffin410927.344t1
Nemiah Wilson311839.365t1
Ed Cooke33612.0280
Miller Farr22211.0170
Willie Brown2189.0180
John McGeever13636.0360
John Bramlett12525.025t1
Jerry Hopkins177.070
Tom Erlandson133.030
Charlie Janerette100.000
Team Totals2546518.665t3
Opponents Totals3042614.22
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Bob Scarpitto67283342.3740
John McCormick14545.0450
Team Totals68287842.3740343
Opponents Totals73334745.8731355
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Odell Barry2121010.0380
Abner Haynes141218.657t1
Gerry Bussell22412.0210
Team Totals373559.657t1
Opponents Totals2634313.271t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Abner Haynes3490126.5600
Odell Barry2661123.5640
Gerry Bussell510320.6320
Wendell Hayes49323.3300
Paul Carmichael11515.0150
Hewritt Dixon188.080
Team Totals71173124.4640
Opponents Totals58119720.60
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Odell Barry10
John Bramlett001
Gerry Bussell10
Cookie Gilchrist80
Wendell Hayes50
Abner Haynes50
Jacky Lee10
John McCormick20
Bob Scarpitto10
Mickey Slaughter50
Team Totals29161316291
Opponents Totals27141316290
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