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1946 Detroit Lions

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1-10-0, Finished 5th in NFL West Division  · 1946 NFL Season Summary

Scored 142 points (12.9/g), 9th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 310 points (28.2/g), 10th.
 Differential of -168 points (-15.3/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 1.5-9.5.

Coach: Gus Dorais (1-10-0)

Stadium: Briggs Field
 Training Camp: Alma College (Alma, Michigan)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
TB Dave Ryan 23 1 6 71 rushes for 65 yards, 1 td, & 1 catch for -5 yards and 0 td
FB Camp Wilson 24 Rook 5 64 rushes for 207 yards, 3 td, & 7 catches for 62 yards and 0 td
BB Chuck DeShane 28 1 6 2 rushes for 3 yards, 0 td, & 2 catches for 13 yards and 0 td
WB Elmer Madarik 24 1 6 8 rushes for 7 yards, 0 td, & 6 catches for 38 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 18th / 178th pick / 1944
LE Ted Cremer 27 Rook 9 15 catches for 179 yards, 0 td
LT Russ Thomas 22 Rook 9 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1946
LG Stan Batinski 29 5 10
C Frank Szymanski 23 1 6 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1945
RG Damon Tassos 23 1 10 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 3rd / 20th pick / 1945
RT Emil Uremovich 30 5 6 4 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 93rd pick / 1941
RE Jack Matheson 26 3 10 17 catches for 178 yards, 0 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Jack Helms Rook 0 3 of 4 field goals & 4 of 6 extra points Detroit Lions / 17th / 167th pick / 1944
P Bob Cifers 26 Rook 2 30 punts for a 45.6 average, 0 blocked Detroit Lions / 2nd / 14th pick / 1944
PR Dave Ryan 23 1 6 7 punt returns for a 8.1 average and 0 td
KR Dave Ryan 23 1 6 16 kick returns for a 20.8 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Stan Batinski 29 LG 11 10 215 5-10 Temple 3/4/1917 5
Jim Callahan 26 tb 9 7 185 5-11 Texas Tech,Texas 12/19/1920 Rook Brooklyn Tigers / 2nd / 13th pick / 1944
Bob Cifers 26 P 11 2 201 5-11 Tennessee 9/5/1920 Rook Detroit Lions / 2nd / 14th pick / 1944
Ted Cremer 27 LE 11 9 209 6-2 Auburn 3/16/1919 Rook
Billy deCorrevont 28 wb 9 5 186 6-0 Northwestern 11/26/1918 1 Washington Redskins / 14th / 126th pick / 1942
Chuck DeShane 28 BB 10 6 212 6-1 Alabama 12/10/1918 1
Leon Fichman 25 rt 11 5 215 6-1 Alabama 2/23/1921 Rook
Aldo Forte 28 g 3 1 213 6-0 Montana 1/20/1918 7 Chicago Bears / 21st / 191st pick / 1939
Ed Frutig 28 7 0 190 6-1 Michigan 8/19/1918 5 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 37th pick / 1941
John Greene 26 e 11 2 210 6-0 Michigan 4/21/1920 2 Detroit Lions / 5th / 35th pick / 1944
Elmer Hackney 30 fb 6 1 205 6-2 Kansas St. 7/8/1916 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 92nd pick / 1940
Jack Helms K 7 0 215 6-4 Georgia Tech Rook Detroit Lions / 17th / 167th pick / 1944
Jim Jones 26 2 0 175 6-0 Union (TN) 12/15/1920 Rook Detroit Lions / 6th / 41st pick / 1943
Ralph Jones 24 11 0 200 6-3 Union (TN),Alabama 2/14/1922 Rook
Walt Jurkiewicz 27 c 11 1 220 6-1 Indiana 2/16/1919 Rook
Elmer Madarik 24 WB 10 6 200 5-11 Detroit Mercy 7/15/1922 1 Detroit Lions / 18th / 178th pick / 1944
Jack Matheson 26 RE 11 10 221 6-2 West. Michigan 6/9/1920 3
Vince Mazza 21 1 0 216 6-1 none 3/25/1925 1
Joel McCoy 26 10 0 170 5-10 Alabama 8/22/1920 Rook
Jim Montgomery 24 11 0 235 6-4 Texas A&M 3/18/1922 Rook
Anthony Rubino 25 g 11 1 208 5-10 Wake Forest 6/20/1921 3
Dave Ryan 23 KR 11 6 190 5-10 Hardin-Simmons 2/3/1923 1
Mickey Sanzotta 25 b 10 2 188 5-9 Case Western Reserve 4/28/1921 4 Detroit Lions / 4th / 30th pick / 1942
Ivan Schottel 26 b 10 3 204 6-2 NW Missouri St. 10/11/1920 Rook
Gene Spangler 24 6 0 196 5-10 Tulsa 12/17/1922 Rook
Frank Szymanski 23 C 11 6 225 5-11 Notre Dame 7/6/1923 1 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1945
Damon Tassos 23 RG 11 10 225 6-1 Texas A&M 12/5/1923 1 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 3rd / 20th pick / 1945
Russ Thomas 22 LT 11 9 237 6-3 Ohio St. 7/24/1924 Rook Detroit Lions / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1946
Emil Uremovich 30 RT 11 6 233 6-2 Indiana 9/29/1916 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 93rd pick / 1941
Walt Vezmar 21 11 0 235 5-11 Michigan St. 1/1/1925 Rook Detroit Lions / 13th / 106th pick / 1947
Bob Westfall 27 fb 10 3 190 5-8 Michigan 5/5/1919 2 Detroit Lions / 1st / 5th pick / 1942
Lloyd Wickett 26 t 10 2 208 6-1 Oregon St. 4/3/1920 3 Detroit Lions / 5th / 31st pick / 1943
Camp Wilson 24 FB 10 5 200 6-1 Tarleton St.,Hardin-Simmons,Tulsa 3/29/1922 Rook
Alex Wojciechowicz 31 c 3 3 217 5-11 Fordham 8/12/1915 8 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1938
Team Total 25.0 11 207.3 6-0.3 1.8