1978 Cleveland Browns Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 8-8
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Sam Rutigliano (8-8)
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
1978 Cleveland Browns Statistics
1978 Cleveland Browns Results

The Cleveland Browns of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 8 wins and 8 losses, finishing third in the NFL's Central Division of the American Football Conference.

The Browns chalked up 334 points, but the leaky defense yielded 356. Greg Pruitt ran for a team-leading 960 yards for Cleveland.

Brian Sipe threw for 2,906 yards. Reggie Rucker topped all receivers, snagging 43 passes for 893 yards. Greg Pruitt, Ozzie Newsome and Dave Logan each contributed to the receiving game, too.

The opportunistic defense led the way with 45 turnovers. Thom Darden picked off 10 errant tosses from the opposition.

Sam Rutigliano coached the team.

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# Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP GS
52Dick AmbroseMLBJanuary 17, 19536'0"235VirginiaNew Rochelle, NY USA1616
60Bob BabichLBMay 5, 19476'2"231Miami (OH)Youngstown, OH USA160
69Leo BiedermannTOctober 19, 19556'7"254CaliforniaOmaha, NE USA160
28Ron BoltonLCBApril 16, 19506'2"180Norfolk St.Petersburg, VA USA108
62George BuehlerGAugust 10, 19476'2"260StanfordWhittier, CA USA112
12Don CockroftKFebruary 6, 19456'2"195Adams St.Cheyenne, WY USA160
23Larry CollinsKRAugust 8, 19555'11"189Texas A&M-KingsvilleSan Antonio, TX USA151
27Thom DardenFSAugust 28, 19506'2"195MichiganSandusky, OH USA1616
63Barry DarrowRTJune 27, 19506'7"260West. MontanaPeoria, IL USA1614
21Oliver DavisRCBAugust 29, 19546'1"203Tennessee St.Columbus, GA USA1313
54Tom DeLeoneCAugust 13, 19506'2"248Ohio St.Ravenna, OH USA1515
73Doug DiekenLTFebruary 12, 19496'5"254IllinoisStreator, IL USA1616
66Earl EdwardsLDTMarch 17, 19466'7"260Wichita St.Statesboro, GA USA1616
8Johnny EvansPFebruary 18, 19566'1"197North Carolina St.High Point, NC USA160
61Greg FairchildG-T-CMarch 10, 19546'4"258TulsaSt. Louis, MO USA20
83Ricky FeacherWRFebruary 11, 19545'10"174Miss. Valley St.Crystal River, FL USA161
55Dave GrafLBAugust 5, 19536'2"215Penn St.Dunkirk, NY USA70
59Charlie HallLLBDecember 2, 19486'3"220HoustonYoakum, TX USA1616
35Calvin HillRBJanuary 2, 19476'4"227YaleBaltimore, MD USA121
86Gerald IronsRLBMay 2, 19476'2"230Md-Eastern ShoreGary, IN USA1414
56Robert JacksonLBAugust 7, 19546'1"230Texas A&MHouston, TX USA140
68Robert JacksonRGApril 1, 19536'2"255DukeCharlotte, NC USA1616
47Ricky JonesLB-DBMarch 9, 19556'1"211TuskegeeBirmingham, AL USA150
64Joe JonesRDEJanuary 7, 19486'6"250Tennessee St.Dallas, TX USA145
85Dave LoganWRFebruary 2, 19546'4"219ColoradoFargo, ND USA1616
40Tom LondonDBJune 15, 19546'1"197North Carolina St.Shelby, NC USA150
57Clay MatthewsLBMarch 15, 19566'2"245USCPalo Alto, CA USA152
30Cleo MillerRBSeptember 5, 19525'11"207Ark-Pine BluffGould, AR USA159
15Mark MillerQBAugust 13, 19566'2"176Bowling GreenCanton, OH USA80
70Mack MitchellRDEAugust 16, 19526'8"246HoustonDiboli, TX USA1414
82Ozzie NewsomeTEMarch 16, 19566'2"232AlabamaMuscle Shoals, AL USA1616
84Gary ParrisTEJune 13, 19506'2"226Florida St.East St. Louis, IL USA160
20Tony PetersSSApril 28, 19536'1"187OklahomaOklahoma City, OK USA1615
34Greg PruittRBAugust 18, 19515'10"190OklahomaHouston, TX USA1212
43Mike PruittFBApril 3, 19546'0"222PurdueChicago, IL USA169
24Randy RichDBDecember 28, 19535'10"178New MexicoBakersfield, CA USA90
81Oscar RoanTEOctober 17, 19516'6"215UCLADallas, TX USA140
33Reggie RuckerWRSeptember 21, 19476'2"195Boston Univ.Washington, DC USA1515
22Clarence ScottLCBApril 9, 19496'0"190Kansas St.Atlanta, GA USA1612
65Henry SheppardLGNovember 12, 19526'6"255SMUCuero, TX USA1414
72Jerry SherkRDTJuly 7, 19486'4"258Oklahoma St.Grants Pass, OR USA1616
78Mickey SimsDT-NTMarch 5, 19556'5"278South Carolina St.Union, SC USA150
17Brian SipeQBAugust 8, 19496'1"195San Diego St.San Diego, CA USA1616
74Mike St. ClairLDESeptember 2, 19536'5"248Iowa CentralCleveland, OH USA1612
79Gerry SullivanTJanuary 15, 19526'4"250IllinoisOak Park, IL USA163
26Tom SullivanRBMarch 5, 19506'0"190Miami (FL)Jacksonville, FL USA40
51Leo TierneyCJanuary 28, 19546'3"248Georgia TechSan Antonio, TX USA20
71Jesse TurnbowDTOctober 8, 19566'7"272TennesseeCincinnati, OH USA160
89Keith WrightPRJanuary 30, 19565'10"172MemphisMercedes, TX USA160


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