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1945 Detroit Lions

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7-3-0, NFL West Division  · 1945 NFL Season Summary

Scored 195 points (19.5/g), 5th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 194 points (19.4/g), 5th.
 Differential of 1 points (0.1/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 5.0-5.0.

Coach: Gus Dorais (7-3-0)

 Training Camp: Assumption College (Windsor, Ontario)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
TB Chuck Fenenbock 27 2 2 72 rushes for 143 yards, 1 td, & 1 catch for 24 yards and 0 td
FB Bob Westfall+ 26 1 4 82 rushes for 234 yards, 6 td, & 12 catches for 209 yards and 3 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 5th pick / 1942
BB Buzz Trebotich 25 1 5 3 rushes for 3 yards, 0 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td
WB Andy Farkas 29 7 3 31 rushes for 137 yards, 0 td, & 9 catches for 132 yards and 2 td Washington Redskins / 1st / 9th pick / 1938
LE John Greene 25 1 10 26 catches for 550 yards, 5 td Detroit Lions / 5th / 35th pick / 1944
LT Bill Callihan 29 5 10 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 9th / 77th pick / 1939
LG Stan Batinski 28 4 6 2 fumbles recovered
C Robert Nelson 25 4 7 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 5th / 35th pick / 1941
RG Bill Radovich+ 30 7 8 1 fumble recovered
RT Emil Uremovich 29 4 8 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 93rd pick / 1941
RE Jack Matheson 25 2 9 19 catches for 241 yards, 1 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Bill Callihan 29 5 10 0 of 0 field goals & 25 of 27 extra points Detroit Lions / 9th / 77th pick / 1939
P Chuck Fenenbock 27 2 2 29 punts for a 37.3 average, 0 blocked
PR Dave Ryan 22 Rook 5 15 punt returns for a 14.7 average and 0 td
KR Andy Farkas 29 7 3 8 kick returns for a 20.6 average and 0 td Washington Redskins / 1st / 9th pick / 1938

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Stan Batinski 28 LG 10 6 215 5-10 Temple 3/4/1917 4
Dick Booth 27 4 0 190 6-1 Case Western Reserve 7/13/1918 4
Bob Brumley 26 1 0 200 6-0 Rice 9/24/1919 Rook Cleveland Rams / 8th / 62nd pick / 1942
Bill Callihan 29 K 10 10 217 6-3 Nebraska 5/15/1916 5 Detroit Lions / 9th / 77th pick / 1939
Chuck DeShane 27 wb 9 5 212 6-1 Alabama 12/10/1918 Rook
Dave Diehl 27 3 0 195 6-0 Michigan St. 9/30/1918 6
Andy Farkas 29 KR 8 3 189 5-10 Detroit Mercy 5/2/1916 7 Washington Redskins / 1st / 9th pick / 1938
Chuck Fenenbock 27 P 10 2 174 5-9 UCLA 8/28/1918 2
Ed Frutig 27 8 0 190 6-1 Michigan 8/19/1918 4 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 37th pick / 1941
John Greene 25 LE 10 10 210 6-0 Michigan 4/21/1920 1 Detroit Lions / 5th / 35th pick / 1944
Ted Grefe 28 2 0 205 6-0 Northwestern 10/26/1917 Rook
Elmer Hackney 29 fb 8 3 205 6-2 Kansas St. 7/8/1916 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 92nd pick / 1940
Al Kaporch 32 t 2 2 215 5-10 St. Bonaventure 10/6/1913 2
Bob Keene 26 1 0 185 5-10 Detroit Mercy 8/26/1919 2
Larry Knorr 28 2 0 192 6-2 Alabama,Dayton 4/22/1917 3
Michael Kostiuk 26 t 6 3 212 6-0 Detroit Tech 8/1/1919 4
Frank Kring 27 lb 4 2 190 6-0 TCU 12/21/1918 Rook
Joe Krol 26 2 0 200 6-0 West. Ontario 2/20/1919 Rook
Sonny Liles 26 1 0 188 5-8 Oklahoma St. 8/9/1919 2
Luke Lindon 30 t 4 1 243 5-10 Kentucky 6/23/1915 1 Cleveland Rams / 20th / 185th pick / 1940
Elmer Madarik 23 1 0 200 5-11 Detroit Mercy 7/15/1922 Rook Detroit Lions / 18th / 178th pick / 1944
Joseph Manzo 28 t 3 1 220 6-1 Boston Col. 2/3/1917 Rook Detroit Lions / 8th / 65th pick / 1941
Jack Matheson 25 RE 9 9 221 6-2 West. Michigan 6/9/1920 2
Vince Mazza 20 e 5 1 216 6-1 none 3/25/1925 Rook
Dick Mesak 26 t 6 1 225 6-2 St. Mary's (CA) 3/1/1919 Rook
Archie Milano 27 1 0 197 6-0 St. Francis (PA) 5/26/1918 Rook
Garvin Mugg 24 3 0 215 6-1 North Texas 2/19/1921 Rook
Robert Nelson 25 C 9 7 214 6-1 Baylor 1/30/1920 4 Detroit Lions / 5th / 35th pick / 1941
Cotton Price 27 tb 8 3 180 6-1 Texas A&M 5/31/1918 5
Bill Radovich+ 30 RG 9 8 238 5-10 USC 6/24/1915 7
Lake Roberson 27 4 0 210 6-1 Mississippi 8/5/1918 Rook
Dave Ryan 22 PR 10 5 190 5-10 Hardin-Simmons 2/3/1923 Rook
Larry Sartori 28 1 0 208 6-0 Fordham 8/20/1917 3
Dom Sigillo 32 t 8 2 230 6-0 Xavier (OH) 3/7/1913 2
Bob Sneddon 24 1 0 180 5-10 Weber St.,St. Mary's (CA) 7/9/1921 1 Washington Redskins / 10th / 94th pick / 1944
Frank Szymanski 22 4 0 225 5-11 Notre Dame 7/6/1923 Rook Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1945
Damon Tassos 22 g 9 3 225 6-1 Texas A&M 12/5/1923 Rook Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 3rd / 20th pick / 1945
Jim Thomason 26 5 0 200 6-0 Texas A&M 10/4/1919 Rook Detroit Lions / 1st / 5th pick / 1941
Buzz Trebotich 25 BB 9 5 208 5-10 St. Mary's (CA) 12/30/1920 1
Emil Uremovich 29 RT 8 8 233 6-2 Indiana 9/29/1916 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 93rd pick / 1941
Art Van Tone 27 wb 2 2 185 5-10 Southern Miss 9/30/1918 2
Dick Weber 26 3 0 195 5-11 St. Louis 4/10/1919 Rook
Bob Westfall+ 26 FB 9 4 190 5-8 Michigan 5/5/1919 1 Detroit Lions / 1st / 5th pick / 1942
Rex Williams 29 1 0 203 6-2 Texas Tech 7/16/1916 5 New York Giants / 7th / 60th pick / 1940
Alex Wojciechowicz 30 c 10 4 217 5-11 Fordham 8/12/1915 7 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1938
Team Total 26.7 10 205.6 5-11.8 2.1