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Wayne Fontes

Wayne Howard Joseph Fontes

Position: DB
Height: 6-0    Weight: 190 lbs.

Born: February 2, 1940 in New Bedford, MA
High School: Wareham
College: Michigan St.   (school history)    (Fontes college stats)
Drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 9th round (126th overall) of the 1961 NFL Draft.
Drafted by the New York Titans in the 22nd round (173rd overall) of the 1961 AFL Draft.

Playing Record

Coaching Results

Year Age Tm Lg G W L T W-L% G plyf W plyf L plyf W-L% Rank Notes
1988 48 Detroit Lions NFL 5 2 3 0 .400 4
1989 49 Detroit Lions NFL 16 7 9 0 .438 3
1990 50 Detroit Lions NFL 16 6 10 0 .375 3
1991 51 Detroit Lions NFL 16 12 4 0 .750 2 1 1 .500 1
1992 52 Detroit Lions NFL 16 5 11 0 .313 5
1993 53 Detroit Lions NFL 16 10 6 0 .625 1 0 1 .000 1
1994 54 Detroit Lions NFL 16 9 7 0 .563 1 0 1 .000 3
1995 55 Detroit Lions NFL 16 10 6 0 .625 1 0 1 .000 2
1996 56 Detroit Lions NFL 16 5 11 0 .313 5
9 yrs 133 66 67 0 .496 5 1 4 .200 3.0

Games over .500: -1
Super Bowl Wins: 0
Overall Championships: 0
Conference Championships: 0
Division Championships: 2

Team's Ranks

Team Ranks in various categories, Lower ALWAYS indicates better performance.
Overall Offense Rushing Off Passing Off Defense Rushing Def Passing Def
Year Tm Tms WL% T/G Pts± Yds± Yds Pts GvA Att Yds TD Y/A FL Att Yds TD Int NY/A Yds Pts TkA Att Yds TD Y/A FR Att Yds TD Int nY/A
1982 TAM 28 10 19 19 4 13 18 14 18 19 17 21 26 8 6 19 9 11 3 16 17 17 18 17 9 11 6 4 8 20 3
1983 TAM 28 27 10 27 26 28 27 10 24 27 25 28 6 9 15 19 18 23 16 22 12 23 15 21 8 10 10 19 1 12 19
1984 TAM 28 21 24 20 18 10 14 25 18 19 10 21 25 8 8 10 19 12 20 21 20 17 25 27 24 15 7 13 12 18 20
1985 DET 28 16 19 21 25 28 19 19 18 26 20 28 20 23 22 18 11 16 18 19 16 26 27 19 28 10 5 5 3 19 11
1986 DET 28 21 11 20 23 24 22 15 16 15 16 19 18 18 19 17 12 20 15 13 8 23 26 19 26 2 5 4 2 10 7
1987 DET 28 24 18 26 26 26 25 18 25 25 23 24 3 9 17 23 27 20 24 26 18 23 23 24 20 19 9 19 15 14 25
1988 DET 28 26 10 26 28 28 28 10 26 27 28 28 15 20 28 23 10 28 18 10 10 19 17 16 13 1 17 15 7 23 13
1989 DET 28 19 24 20 20 18 19 28 20 8 1 1 28 24 26 27 21 17 18 19 21 12 8 22 3 9 26 27 11 21 19
1990 DET 28 17 12 18 23 14 5 19 24 11 4 1 19 16 14 7 17 11 28 26 5 27 27 27 25 5 20 20 15 14 16
1991 DET 28 3 7 8 18 17 9 11 11 10 2 5 7 24 22 14 15 16 15 11 9 14 17 20 16 10 22 19 7 7 11
1992 DET 28 21 19 16 20 19 19 18 26 16 19 8 16 27 19 16 18 13 20 20 16 18 17 18 14 23 18 21 16 8 22
1993 DET 28 6 11 13 16 24 16 17 11 7 19 7 12 26 24 23 18 16 6 15 7 12 10 17 13 7 15 9 16 9 7
1994 DET 28 9 15 11 18 15 6 5 24 3 11 1 6 25 24 7 5 14 24 19 23 24 22 21 15 19 17 19 14 22 19
1995 DET 30 6 3 4 7 1 2 6 25 14 8 3 13 5 2 2 5 4 23 14 7 9 18 20 28 15 21 23 7 3 20
1996 DET 30 26 24 22 20 20 21 9 28 12 7 2 1 14 18 16 23 23 20 22 30 26 25 14 20 29 6 18 27 27 23
9 yrs %tile 52 55 49 37 42 55 55 28 61 65 81 57 32 34 50 52 48 36 43 54 41 41 35 46 58 40 37 57 51 45

Coaching History

Year Age Level Employer Role
1982 42 NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator
1983 43 NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator
1984 44 NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator
1985 45 NFL Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator
1986 46 NFL Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator
1987 47 NFL Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator
1988 48 NFL Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator
1989 49 NFL Detroit Lions Head Coach
1990 50 NFL Detroit Lions Head Coach
1991 51 NFL Detroit Lions Head Coach
1992 52 NFL Detroit Lions Head Coach
1993 53 NFL Detroit Lions Head Coach
1994 54 NFL Detroit Lions Head Coach
1995 55 NFL Detroit Lions Head Coach
1996 56 NFL Detroit Lions Head Coach

Worked For

NFL head coaches this coach worked under in his career.
Name Role
John McKay Defensive Coordinator
Darryl Rogers Defensive Coordinator