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1941 Detroit Lions

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4-6-1, Finished 3rd in NFL West Division  · 1941 NFL Season Summary

Scored 121 points (11.0/g), 7th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 195 points (17.7/g), 6th.
 Differential of -74 points (-6.7/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 2.7-8.3.

Coach: Bill Edwards (4-6-1)

Stadium: Briggs Stadium
 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 24 3 8 89 rushes for 240 yards, 2 td, & 5 catches for 158 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Pirates / 1st / 4th pick / 1938
FB Harry Hopp 23 Rook 6 69 rushes for 202 yards, 1 td, & 2 catches for 7 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 3rd / 20th pick / 1941
BB Bill Callihan 25 1 6 0 rushes for 0 yards, 0 td, & 4 catches for 34 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 9th / 77th pick / 1939
WB Dick Booth 23 Rook 5 29 rushes for 80 yards, 1 td, & 7 catches for 103 yards and 0 td
LE Bill Fisk 25 1 8 9 catches for 140 yards, 2 td Detroit Lions / 3rd / 21st pick / 1940
LT John Tripson* 22 Rook 9 Detroit Lions / 6th / 45th pick / 1941
LG Augie Lio* 23 Rook 7 Detroit Lions / 4th / 30th pick / 1941
C Alex Wojciechowicz 26 3 9 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1938
RG Socko Wiethe 29 2 5
RT Tony Furst 23 1 6
RE Paul Szakash 28 3 7 3 catches for 77 yards, 0 td Detroit Lions / 7th / 56th pick / 1938
 Special Teams Starters
K Augie Lio* 23 Rook 7 0 of 5 field goals & 12 of 13 extra points Detroit Lions / 4th / 30th pick / 1941
P Whizzer White 24 3 8 48 punts for a 41.6 average, 0 blocked Pittsburgh Pirates / 1st / 4th pick / 1938
PR Whizzer White 24 3 8 19 punt returns for a 13.8 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Pirates / 1st / 4th pick / 1938
KR Whizzer White 24 3 8 11 kick returns for a 25.9 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Pirates / 1st / 4th pick / 1938

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Stan Andersen 24 t 6 3 218 6-2 Stanford 9/14/1917 1 Chicago Cardinals / 12th / 101st pick / 1940
Stan Batinski 24 g 8 3 215 5-10 Temple 3/4/1917 Rook
Steve Belichick 22 fb 6 3 190 5-9 Case Western Reserve 1/7/1919 Rook
Dick Booth 23 WB 11 5 190 6-1 Case Western Reserve 7/13/1918 Rook
Maurice Britt 22 9 0 210 6-4 Arkansas 6/29/1919 Rook Detroit Lions / 13th / 115th pick / 1941
Bill Callihan 25 BB 11 6 217 6-3 Nebraska 5/15/1916 1 Detroit Lions / 9th / 77th pick / 1939
Lloyd Cardwell 28 wb 4 2 195 6-2 Nebraska 4/19/1913 4 Detroit Lions / 1st / 7th pick / 1937
Clem Crabtree 23 t 9 3 225 6-3 Wake Forest 11/11/1918 1
Bill Fisk 25 LE 11 8 200 6-0 USC 11/5/1916 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 21st pick / 1940
Tony Furst 23 RT 10 6 217 6-1 Dayton 4/26/1918 1
Chuck Hanneman 27 e 6 4 220 6-0 East. Michigan 9/26/1914 4
Harry Hopp 23 FB 10 6 209 6-0 Nebraska 12/13/1918 Rook Detroit Lions / 3rd / 20th pick / 1941
Billy Jefferson 23 hb 11 2 208 6-2 Mississippi St. 3/17/1918 Rook Detroit Lions / 12th / 105th pick / 1941
John Jett 23 5 0 225 6-7 Wake Forest 2/9/1918 Rook Detroit Lions / 7th / 55th pick / 1941
Augie Lio* 23 K 11 7 234 6-0 Georgetown (DC) 4/30/1918 Rook Detroit Lions / 4th / 30th pick / 1941
Andy Logan 23 t 9 1 230 6-0 Case Western Reserve 2/17/1918 Rook
Ned Mathews 23 wb 9 1 187 5-10 UCLA 8/11/1918 Rook
Jack Mattiford 25 g 10 3 210 5-11 Marshall 6/24/1916 Rook
Paul Moore 23 8 0 208 5-9 Presbyterian 1/23/1918 1
Robert Nelson 21 c 9 2 214 6-1 Baylor 1/30/1920 Rook Detroit Lions / 5th / 35th pick / 1941
John Noppenberg 24 2 0 196 6-0 Miami (FL) 9/8/1917 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 13th / 113th pick / 1940
Dunc Obee 23 3 0 215 5-11 Dayton 7/9/1918 Rook
Lloyd Parsons 23 7 0 200 5-11 Minnesota,Gustavus Adolphus 6/10/1918 Rook
Ted Pavelec 23 g 10 2 218 6-0 Detroit Mercy 11/4/1918 Rook Detroit Lions / 10th / 85th pick / 1941
Milt Piepul 23 fb 11 2 215 6-1 Notre Dame 9/14/1918 Rook Detroit Lions / 11th / 95th pick / 1941
Cotton Price 23 tb 11 2 180 6-1 Texas A&M 5/31/1918 1
Bill Radovich 26 g 11 4 238 5-10 USC 6/24/1915 3
Alex Schibanoff 22 2 0 218 6-1 Franklin & Marshall 10/17/1919 Rook Detroit Lions / 14th / 125th pick / 1941
Paul Szakash 28 RE 10 7 213 6-0 Montana 5/5/1913 3 Detroit Lions / 7th / 56th pick / 1938
Owen Thuerk 23 3 0 193 6-2 none 2/5/1918 Rook
Lou Tomasetti 25 fb 4 2 198 6-0 Bucknell 1/8/1916 2 Pittsburgh Pirates / 11th / 92nd pick / 1939
John Tripson* 22 LT 11 9 220 6-3 Mississippi St. 9/17/1919 Rook Detroit Lions / 6th / 45th pick / 1941
Emil Uremovich 25 t 10 1 233 6-2 Indiana 9/29/1916 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 93rd pick / 1941
Fred Vanzo 25 bb 6 5 230 6-2 Northwestern 1/8/1916 3 New York Giants / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1938
Whizzer White 24 KR 11 8 187 6-1 Colorado 6/8/1917 3 Pittsburgh Pirates / 1st / 4th pick / 1938
Socko Wiethe 29 RG 8 5 198 6-0 Xavier (OH) 10/17/1912 2
Alex Wojciechowicz 26 C 10 9 217 5-11 Fordham 8/12/1915 3 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1938
Team Total 24.0 11 210.6 6-0.6 0.9