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1942 Detroit Lions

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0-11-0, Finished 5th in NFL West Division  · 1942 NFL Season Summary

Scored 38 points (3.5/g), 10th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 263 points (23.9/g), 10th.
 Differential of -225 points (-20.5/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 0.1-10.9.

Coach: Bill Edwards (0-3-0) and Bull Karcis (0-8-0)

Stadium: Briggs Stadium
 Training Camp: Charlevoix High School (Charlevoix, Michigan)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
TB Harry Hopp* 24 1 5 66 rushes for 230 yards, 0 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 3rd / 20th pick / 1941
FB Mickey Sanzotta 21 Rook 5 71 rushes for 268 yards, 0 td, & 5 catches for 16 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 4th / 30th pick / 1942
BB Bill Callihan 26 2 10 0 rushes for 0 yards, 0 td, & 4 catches for 48 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 9th / 77th pick / 1939
WB Ned Mathews 24 1 6 21 rushes for 79 yards, 0 td, & 3 catches for 38 yards and 0 td
LE Bill Fisk 26 2 11 15 catches for 177 yards, 0 td Detroit Lions / 3rd / 21st pick / 1940
LT Alex Schibanoff 23 1 6 Detroit Lions / 14th / 125th pick / 1941
LG Ted Pavelec 24 1 9 Detroit Lions / 10th / 85th pick / 1941
C John Schiechl 25 1 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 13th pick / 1940
RG Augie Lio* 24 1 8 Detroit Lions / 4th / 30th pick / 1941
RT Emil Uremovich 26 1 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 93rd pick / 1941
RE Alex Wojciechowicz 27 4 6 4 catches for 44 yards, 0 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1938
 Special Teams Starters
K Augie Lio* 24 1 8 0 of 4 field goals & 5 of 5 extra points Detroit Lions / 4th / 30th pick / 1941
P Harry Hopp* 24 1 5 27 punts for a 40.7 average, 0 blocked Detroit Lions / 3rd / 20th pick / 1941
PR Harry Hopp* 24 1 5 9 punt returns for a 9.6 average and 0 td Detroit Lions / 3rd / 20th pick / 1941
KR Harry Hopp* 24 1 5 5 kick returns for a 21.6 average and 0 td Detroit Lions / 3rd / 20th pick / 1941

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Tony Arena 24 1 0 200 6-0 Michigan St. 7/2/1918 Rook Detroit Lions / 13th / 115th pick / 1942
Emil Banjavic 27 wb 10 1 194 6-1 Arizona 9/19/1915 Rook Detroit Lions / 9th / 75th pick / 1942
Charlie Behan 22 9 0 195 6-3 Northern Illinois 8/4/1920 Rook
Bill Callihan 26 BB 11 10 217 6-3 Nebraska 5/15/1916 2 Detroit Lions / 9th / 77th pick / 1939
Lloyd Cardwell 29 wb 7 2 195 6-2 Nebraska 4/19/1913 5 Detroit Lions / 1st / 7th pick / 1937
Tom Chantiles 26 2 0 220 6-0 USC 7/2/1916 Rook
Tom Colella 24 hb 9 2 187 6-0 Canisius 7/3/1918 Rook Detroit Lions / 7th / 55th pick / 1942
Murray Evans 23 bb 10 1 203 6-1 Hardin-Simmons 6/23/1919 Rook Detroit Lions / 6th / 45th pick / 1942
Bill Fisk 26 LE 11 11 200 6-0 USC 11/5/1916 2 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 21st pick / 1940
Sloko Gill 24 c 11 2 180 5-7 Youngstown St. 3/8/1918 Rook
Hank Goodman 23 t 11 1 230 6-4 St. Bonaventure,George Washington,West Virginia 3/18/1919 Rook
Frank Grigonis 26 fb 10 2 190 5-10 Tenn-Chattanooga 10/10/1916 Rook
Elmer Hackney 26 fb 8 2 205 6-2 Kansas St. 7/8/1916 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 92nd pick / 1940
Johnny Hall 26 wb 7 3 195 6-0 TCU 12/14/1916 2 Green Bay Packers / 9th / 79th pick / 1939
Gran Harrison 25 e 4 1 211 6-3 Mississippi St. 7/1/1917 1
Harry Hopp* 24 KR 10 5 209 6-0 Nebraska 12/13/1918 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 20th pick / 1941
Bill Kennedy 23 g 11 3 200 5-11 Michigan St. 3/13/1919 Rook
Larry Knorr 25 e 8 2 192 6-2 Alabama,Dayton 4/22/1917 Rook
Augie Lio* 24 K 10 8 234 6-0 Georgetown (DC) 4/30/1918 1 Detroit Lions / 4th / 30th pick / 1941
Ned Mathews 24 WB 9 6 187 5-10 UCLA 8/11/1918 1
Ted Pavelec 24 LG 10 9 218 6-0 Detroit Mercy 11/4/1918 1 Detroit Lions / 10th / 85th pick / 1941
John Polanski 24 fb 3 1 211 6-2 Wake Forest 9/6/1918 Rook Detroit Lions / 11th / 95th pick / 1942
Keith Ranspot 29 1 0 205 6-3 SMU 12/11/1913 2
Mickey Sanzotta 21 FB 10 5 188 5-9 Case Western Reserve 4/28/1921 Rook Detroit Lions / 4th / 30th pick / 1942
Larry Sartori 25 g 10 2 208 6-0 Fordham 8/20/1917 Rook
Alex Schibanoff 23 LT 6 6 218 6-1 Franklin & Marshall 10/17/1919 1 Detroit Lions / 14th / 125th pick / 1941
John Schiechl 25 C 9 6 244 6-3 Santa Clara 8/22/1917 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 13th pick / 1940
Perry Scott 25 7 0 210 6-2 Muhlenberg 8/27/1917 Rook Detroit Lions / 15th / 135th pick / 1941
Harry Seltzer 23 fb 6 1 195 5-9 Charleston (WV) 3/26/1919 Rook
George Speth 24 lt 10 5 220 6-2 Murray St. 7/25/1918 Rook Detroit Lions / 18th / 165th pick / 1942
Joe Stringfellow 24 tb 9 2 185 6-0 Southern Miss 3/10/1918 Rook Detroit Lions / 12th / 105th pick / 1942
Paul Szakash 29 e 10 3 213 6-0 Montana 5/5/1913 4 Detroit Lions / 7th / 56th pick / 1938
Emil Uremovich 26 RT 11 10 233 6-2 Indiana 9/29/1916 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 93rd pick / 1941
Chet Wetterlund 24 tb 6 3 185 6-2 Illinois Wesleyan 3/19/1918 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 9th / 74th pick / 1942
Socko Wiethe 30 6 0 198 6-0 Xavier (OH) 10/17/1912 3
Alex Wojciechowicz 27 RE 11 6 217 5-11 Fordham 8/12/1915 4 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1938
Tony Zuzzio 26 2 0 210 5-11 Muhlenberg 8/5/1916 Rook
Team Total 25.0 11 205.5 6-0.5 0.9