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Joe Schmidt

Joseph Paul Schmidt

Position: LB
Height: 6-1    Weight: 220 lbs.

Born: January 19, 1932 in Pittsburgh, PA
High School: Brentwood
College: Pittsburgh   (school history)
Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 7th round (85th overall) of the 1953 NFL Draft.
10-time Pro Bowler & 8-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1973

Playing Record

Coaching Results

Year Age Tm Lg G W L T W-L% G plyf W plyf L plyf W-L% Rank Notes
1967 35 Detroit Lions NFL 14 5 7 2 .417 3
1968 36 Detroit Lions NFL 14 4 8 2 .333 4
1969 37 Detroit Lions NFL 14 9 4 1 .692 2
1970 38 Detroit Lions NFL 14 10 4 0 .714 1 0 1 .000 2
1971 39 Detroit Lions NFL 14 7 6 1 .538 2
1972 40 Detroit Lions NFL 14 8 5 1 .615 2
6 yrs 84 43 34 7 .558 1 0 1 .000 2.5

Games over .500: 9
Super Bowl Wins: 0
Overall Championships: 0
Conference Championships: 0
Division Championships: 0

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
1967 DET 16 12 13 7 8 13 12 12 5 3 8 5 16 12 15 12 6 15 4 5 11 14 10 9 7 13 1 2 1 7 4
1968 DET 16 12 7 10 7 11 14 6 11 12 14 8 14 9 9 10 1 8 6 5 8 12 6 9 4 10 5 5 2 6 9
1969 DET 16 5 3 4 4 16 14 4 3 6 9 14 5 14 15 15 6 15 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 5 5 3
1970 DET 26 4 1 2 6 13 2 6 2 2 3 8 15 25 22 7 4 13 2 2 1 1 1 4 2 5 12 16 6 2 20
1971 DET 26 11 15 9 5 4 3 10 1 2 7 5 21 22 12 8 5 4 11 16 16 8 15 19 17 22 2 8 18 11 22
1972 DET 26 8 9 10 16 15 6 2 14 12 3 8 1 21 14 7 12 6 19 17 19 18 21 15 23 10 4 9 16 22 18
6 yrs %tile 60 65 70 68 43 56 71 74 73 64 63 45 25 34 52 78 51 72 70 60 58 62 59 65 54 84 73 71 64 50

Coaching History

Year Age Level Employer Role
1967 35 NFL Detroit Lions Head Coach
1968 36 NFL Detroit Lions Head Coach
1969 37 NFL Detroit Lions Head Coach
1970 38 NFL Detroit Lions Head Coach
1971 39 NFL Detroit Lions Head Coach
1972 40 NFL Detroit Lions Head Coach