1987 Denver Broncos Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 10-4-1
Finishing 1st in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference
Postseason: 2-1 Lost Super Bowl
Coach: Dan Reeves (10-4-1)
Location: Denver, Colorado
1987 Denver Broncos Statistics
1987 Denver Broncos Results

The Denver Broncos of the National Football League ended the 1987 season with a record of 10 wins and 4 losses and 1 ties, finishing first in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-1.

The Broncos piled up points with 379 points, and the defense conceded 288. John Elway threw for 3,198 yards. Vance Johnson hauled in 42 passes for 684 yards. Ricky Nattiel provided receiving help, too.

Sammy Winder ran for a team-best 741 yards for Denver.

The sticky-fingered defense manufactured 47 turnovers. Mike Harden picked off 4 errant tosses from the opposition. Karl Mecklenburg and Rulon Jones each sacked opposing passers 7 times.

Dan Reeves coached the team. The 1987 Denver Broncos lost in the Super Bowl.

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# Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP GS
86Mitch AndrewsTEMarch 4, 19646'2"239LSUHouma, LA USA83
67John AyersRGApril 14, 19536'5"258TexasCarrizo Springs, TX USA95
73Kevin BelcherTNovember 9, 19616'6"310WisconsinBridgeport, CT USA11
35Ken BellKRNovember 16, 19645'10"190Boston Col.Greenwich, CT USA121
54Keith BishopLGMarch 10, 19576'3"260NebraskaSan Diego, CA USA1212
24Tony BoddieRBNovember 11, 19605'11"195Montana St.Portsmith, WA USA50
65Walt BowyerDESeptember 8, 19606'4"254Arizona St.Pittsburgh, PA USA153
34Tyrone BraxtonDBDecember 17, 19645'11"185North Dakota St.Madison, WI USA20
56Michael BrooksLBOctober 2, 19646'1"236LSURuston, LA USA120
82Laron BrownWRNovember 10, 19635'9"172TennesseeDayton, OH USA31
79Steve BryanDEMay 6, 19646'2"256OklahomaWagoner, OK USA43
64Bill BryanCJune 21, 19556'2"251DukeBurlington, NC USA44
28Scott CaldwellRBFebruary 8, 19635'10"196Texas-ArlingtonDallas, TX USA31
28Jeremiah CastilleDBJanuary 15, 19615'10"175AlabamaColumbus, GA USA110
27Kevin ClarkPRJune 8, 19645'10"185San Jose St.Sacramento, CA USA113
15Mike ClendenenKJune 12, 19635'11"191HoustonDallas, TX USA30
63Mark CooperG-TFebruary 14, 19606'5"270Miami (FL)Camden, NJ USA50
55Rick DennisonLBJune 22, 19586'3"220Colorado St.Kalispell, MT USA120
59Kirk DodgeLBJune 4, 19626'1"231UNLVWhittier, CA USA31
32Joe DudekRBJanuary 22, 19646'0"200Plymouth St.Boston, MA USA22
7John ElwayQBJune 28, 19606'3"215StanfordPort Angeles, WA USA1212
37Steve FitzhughDBJanuary 28, 19635'11"188Miami (OH)Akron, OH USA31
73Simon FletcherLOLBFebruary 18, 19626'5"240HoustonBay City, TX USA1212
62Mike FreemanCOctober 13, 19616'3"256ArizonaMount Holly, NJ USA139
6Ralph GiacomarroPJanuary 17, 19616'1"190Penn St.Passaic, NJ USA30
90Freddie GilbertDEApril 8, 19626'4"275GeorgiaGriffin, GA USA73
83Sam GraddyWRFebruary 10, 19645'10"165TennesseeGaffney, SC USA10
31Mike HardenRCBFebruary 16, 19586'1"192MichiganMemphis, TN USA1212
76Archie HarrisTNovember 17, 19646'6"270William & MaryRichmond, VA USA30
36Mark HaynesLCBNovember 6, 19585'11"194ColoradoKansas City, KS USA1212
78Winford HoodGMarch 29, 19626'3"262GeorgiaAtlanta, GA USA32
2Mike HoranPFebruary 1, 19595'11"192Long Beach St.Orange, CA USA120
79Stefan HumphriesRGJanuary 20, 19626'3"265MichiganFort Lauderdale, FL USA77
98Ricky HunleyRILBNovember 11, 19616'2"242ArizonaPetersburg, VA USA1212
80Mark JacksonWRJuly 23, 19635'9"180PurdueChicago, IL USA129
25Roger JacksonDBFebruary 28, 19596'0"186Bethune-CookmanMacon, AL USA32
21Earl JohnsonDBOctober 20, 19636'0"195South CarolinaDaytona Beach, FL USA33
82Vance JohnsonWRMarch 13, 19635'11"185ArizonaTrenton, NJ USA119
95Tim JoinerLBJanuary 7, 19616'4"235LSUMonrovia, CA USA33
20Daryll JonesDBMarch 23, 19626'0"190GeorgiaColumbia, GA USA11
69David JonesGOctober 25, 19616'3"262TexasTaipei, Taiwan31
45Leonard JonesDBOctober 28, 19646'2"185Texas TechSt. Louis, MO USA21
75Rulon JonesRDEMarch 25, 19586'6"260Utah St.Salt Lake City, UT USA1212
12Ken KarcherQBJuly 1, 19636'3"205Notre DamePittsburgh, PA USA33
3Rich KarlisKMay 23, 19596'0"180CincinnatiSalem, OH USA120
60Keith KartzCMay 5, 19636'4"270CaliforniaLas Vegas, NV USA123
88Clarence KayTEJuly 30, 19616'2"237GeorgiaSeneca, SC USA1212
97Bruce KlostermanLBApril 17, 19636'4"230IowaDubuque, IA USA90
56Mike KnoxLBNovember 21, 19626'2"240NebraskaBoulder, CO USA30
71Greg KragenNTMarch 4, 19626'3"263Utah St.Chicago, IL USA129
8Gary KubiakQBAugust 15, 19616'0"192Texas A&MHouston, TX USA120
33Gene LangFBMarch 15, 19625'10"196LSUPass Christian, MS USA126
76Ken LanierRTJuly 8, 19596'3"281Florida St.Columbus, OH USA1212
68Larry LeeCSeptember 10, 19596'2"265UCLADayton, OH USA95
41Zeph LeeDB-RBJune 17, 19636'3"208USCSan Francisco, CA USA10
22Tony LillyFSFebruary 16, 19626'0"199FloridaAlexandria, VA USA139
74Bill LobensteinDEMay 11, 19616'3"261WisconsinMauston, WI USA30
89Kerry LocklinTESeptember 9, 19596'3"230New Mexico St.Las Cruces, NM USA30
58Tim LucasLBApril 3, 19616'3"230CaliforniaStockton, CA USA113
52Dan MacDonaldLBSeptember 2, 19626'2"230Idaho St.San Bernardino, CA USA30
29Warren MarshallRBJuly 24, 19646'0"218James MadisonHigh Point, NC USA10
83Rick MassieWRJanuary 16, 19606'1"190KentuckyParis, KY USA94
14Dean MayQBMay 26, 19626'5"220LouisvilleOrlando, FL USA30
16Monte McGuireQBMay 7, 19646'4"202Texas TechAbilene, TX USA20
96Ron McLeanNT-DEApril 13, 19636'3"270Cal State-FullertonEverett, WA USA30
77Karl MecklenburgLILBSeptember 1, 19606'3"240Augustana (SD)Seattle, WA USA1212
46Bobby MichoTEMarch 7, 19626'3"236TexasOmaha, NE USA153
89Orson MobleyTEMarch 4, 19636'5"256Florida St.Brooksville, FL USA106
51Marc MunfordLBFebruary 14, 19656'2"231NebraskaLincoln, NE USA120
84Ricky NattielWRJanuary 25, 19665'9"180FloridaGainesville, FL USA123
88Russell PayneTEMarch 21, 19656'1"240Appalachian St.Virginia Beach, VA USA10
71Jack PeaveyCJune 6, 19636'2"260SpringfieldAttleboro, MA USA31
26Lyle PickensDBSeptember 5, 19645'10"175ColoradoNew Orleans, LA USA10
38Bruce PlummerDBSeptember 1, 19646'0"197Mississippi St.Bogalusa, LA USA110
34Nathan PooleRBDecember 17, 19565'9"210LouisvilleAlexander City, AL USA20
74Dan RemsbergTApril 7, 19626'6"275Abilene ChristianTemple, TX USA50
48Randy RobbinsDBSeptember 14, 19626'2"189ArizonaCasa Grande, AZ USA104
40Martin RudolphDBOctober 19, 19645'10"183ArizonaSan Pedro, CA USA31
39Darryl RussellDBDecember 14, 19646'0"190Appalachian St.Chicago Heights, IL USA30
50Jim RyanROLBMay 18, 19576'1"217William & MaryCamden, NJ USA1414
30Steve SewellRB-WRApril 2, 19636'3"210OklahomaSan Francisco, CA USA70
49Dennis SmithSSFebruary 3, 19596'3"200USCSanta Monica, CA USA66
57Matt SmithLBSeptember 1, 19656'2"234West VirginiaColumbus, OH USA30
70Dave StuddardLTNovember 22, 19556'4"260TexasSan Antonio, TX USA1414
80Shane SwansonWROctober 4, 19625'9"200NebraskaTracy, CA USA32
4Bob ThompsonWRSeptember 9, 19625'9"170Youngstown St.Hollywood, FL USA20
61Andre TownsendLDEOctober 8, 19626'3"265MississippiChicago, IL USA1211
91Jeff TupperDEDecember 26, 19626'5"269OklahomaJoplin, MO USA43
81Steve WatsonWRMay 28, 19576'4"195TempleBaltimore, MD USA51
47Gerald WillhiteRBMay 30, 19595'10"200San Jose St.Sacramento, CA USA31
45Steve WilsonRCBAugust 24, 19575'10"195HowardLos Angeles, CA USA115
23Sammy WinderRBJuly 15, 19595'11"203Southern MissMadison, MS USA1210
55Bryant WinnLBNovember 7, 19616'4"231HoustonMemphis, TN USA33
99Ray WoodardDEAugust 20, 19616'6"290TexasCorrigan, TX USA31