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1940 Detroit Lions

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5-5-1, Finished 3rd in NFL West Division  · 1940 NFL Season Summary

Scored 138 points (12.5/g), 7th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 153 points (13.9/g), 5th.
 Differential of -15 points (-1.4/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 4.8-6.2.

Coach: Potsy Clark (5-5-1)

 Training Camp: Cranbrook Educational Community (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
TB Whizzer White+ 23 2 9 146 rushes for 514 yards, 5 td, & 4 catches for 55 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Pirates / 1st / 4th pick / 1938
FB Howie Weiss 23 1 4 79 rushes for 298 yards, 3 td, & 4 catches for 56 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1939
BB Fred Vanzo 24 2 10 1 rush for -1 yards, 0 td, & 7 catches for 75 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1938
WB Lloyd Cardwell 27 3 8 48 rushes for 186 yards, 2 td, & 20 catches for 349 yards and 1 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 7th pick / 1937
LE Stillman Rouse 23 Rook 5 2 catches for 17 yards, 0 td, & 2 rushes for 0 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 15th / 136th pick / 1940
LT Jack Johnson 31 6 6
LG Socko Wiethe+ 28 1 9
C Tony Calvelli 25 1 6 Detroit Lions / 11th / 97th pick / 1939
RG Bill Feldhaus 28 3 11
RT Harry Smith* 22 Rook 8 Detroit Lions / 5th / 36th pick / 1940
RE Chuck Hanneman 26 3 6 14 catches for 224 yards, 0 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Chuck Hanneman 26 3 6 2 of 4 field goals & 10 of 10 extra points
P Whizzer White+ 23 2 9 52 punts for a 41.0 average, 0 blocked Pittsburgh Pirates / 1st / 4th pick / 1938
PR Bill Callihan 24 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 9th / 77th pick / 1939
KR Bill Callihan 24 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 9th / 77th pick / 1939

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Bill Callihan 24 KR 10 1 217 6-3 Nebraska 5/15/1916 Rook Detroit Lions / 9th / 77th pick / 1939
Tony Calvelli 25 C 11 6 189 5-10 Stanford 7/16/1915 1 Detroit Lions / 11th / 97th pick / 1939
Lloyd Cardwell 27 WB 10 8 195 6-2 Nebraska 4/19/1913 3 Detroit Lions / 1st / 7th pick / 1937
Clem Crabtree 22 9 0 225 6-3 Wake Forest 11/11/1918 Rook
Dave Diehl 22 e 10 2 195 6-0 Michigan St. 9/30/1918 1
Bill Feldhaus 28 RG 11 11 226 6-0 Cincinnati 12/8/1912 3
Bill Fisk 24 e 10 3 200 6-0 USC 11/5/1916 Rook Detroit Lions / 3rd / 21st pick / 1940
Tony Furst 22 t 9 4 217 6-1 Dayton 4/26/1918 Rook
Johnny Hackenbruck 25 t 7 2 215 6-2 Oregon St. 10/20/1915 Rook Detroit Lions / 17th / 156th pick / 1940
Chuck Hanneman 26 K 9 6 220 6-0 East. Michigan 9/26/1914 3
Jack Johnson 31 LT 11 6 216 6-4 Utah 11/28/1909 6
Steve Maronic 23 t 5 1 225 6-0 North Carolina 5/30/1917 1 Detroit Lions / 5th / 37th pick / 1939
Les McDonald 26 1 0 200 6-4 Nebraska 9/19/1914 3 Chicago Bears / 1st / 8th pick / 1937
Paul Moore 22 7 0 208 5-9 Presbyterian 1/23/1918 Rook
Jack Morlock 24 4 0 165 5-10 Marshall 4/7/1916 Rook Detroit Lions / 14th / 126th pick / 1940
Glenn Morris 28 e 4 2 200 6-0 Colorado St. 6/12/1912 Rook
Butch Morse 30 2 0 199 6-2 Oregon 12/5/1910 5
Cotton Price* 22 tb 9 1 180 6-1 Texas A&M 5/31/1918 Rook
Bill Radovich 25 g 10 2 238 5-10 USC 6/24/1915 2
Bill Rogers 27 7 0 243 5-11 Villanova 6/24/1913 2
Stillman Rouse 23 LE 10 5 205 6-2 Missouri 9/22/1917 Rook Detroit Lions / 15th / 136th pick / 1940
Kent Ryan 25 hb 10 4 193 6-2 Utah St. 2/2/1915 2
Bill Shepherd 29 b 3 2 198 5-9 West. Maryland 12/4/1911 5
Dwight Sloan 26 tb 11 5 180 5-10 Arkansas 4/7/1914 2 Chicago Cardinals / 10th / 85th pick / 1938
Harry Smith* 22 RT 10 8 215 5-11 USC 8/26/1918 Rook Detroit Lions / 5th / 36th pick / 1940
Harry Speelman 24 4 0 220 5-11 Michigan St. 10/4/1916 Rook
Cal Thomas 25 g 8 1 210 6-2 Tulsa 7/1/1915 1
Sam Tsoutsouvas 23 3 0 205 6-0 Oregon St. 10/8/1917 Rook
Fred Vanzo 24 BB 10 10 230 6-2 Northwestern 1/8/1916 2 New York Giants / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1938
Howie Weiss 23 FB 11 4 210 6-0 Wisconsin 10/12/1917 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1939
Whizzer White+ 23 P 11 9 187 6-1 Colorado 6/8/1917 2 Pittsburgh Pirates / 1st / 4th pick / 1938
Socko Wiethe+ 28 LG 10 9 198 6-0 Xavier (OH) 10/17/1912 1
Bob Winslow 24 de 8 4 205 6-2 USC 9/18/1916 Rook Detroit Lions / 7th / 56th pick / 1940
Alex Wojciechowicz 25 c 11 5 217 5-11 Fordham 8/12/1915 2 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1938
Team Total 24.9 11 207.2 6-0.4 1.4