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1948 Detroit Lions

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2-10-0, Finished 5th in NFL West Division  · 1948 NFL Season Summary

Scored 200 points (16.7/g), 7th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 407 points (33.9/g), 10th.
 Differential of -207 points (-17.2/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 1.9-10.1.

Coach: Bo McMillin (2-10-0)

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

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Fred Enke 24 Rook 10 100 for 221, 1,328 yards, 11 td, 17 int, & 74 rushes for 365 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 7th / 47th pick / 1948
FB Camp Wilson 26 2 6 157 rushes for 612 yards, 2 td, & 2 catches for 9 yards and 0 td
LH Bill Dudley 29 6 4 33 rushes for 97 yards, 0 td, & 20 catches for 210 yards and 6 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1942
RH Joe Margucci 27 1 5 34 rushes for 14 yards, 3 td, & 36 catches for 450 yards and 2 td
LE Kelley Mote 25 1 10 13 catches for 212 yards, 0 td Detroit Lions / 16th / 147th pick / 1946
LT Russ Thomas 24 2 5 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1946
LG Howie Brown 26 Rook 12 Green Bay Packers / 22nd / 206th pick / 1946
C Merv Pregulman 26 2 8 2 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1944
RG Bill Ward 27 2 12
RT Jack Dugger 25 2 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 12th pick / 1945
RE Cecil Souders 27 1 6 2 catches for 19 yards, 0 td Washington Redskins / 25th / 259th pick / 1945
 Special Teams Starters
K Merv Pregulman 26 2 8 2 of 6 field goals & 26 of 27 extra points Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1944
P George Grimes 26 Rook 2 28 punts for a 35.9 average, 1 blocked Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 40th pick / 1948
PR Joe Margucci 27 1 5 10 punt returns for a 10.0 average and 0 td
KR Joe Watt 29 1 5 12 kick returns for a 15.0 average and 0 td Boston Yanks / 7th / 47th pick / 1947

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Joe Billy Baumgardner 23 2 0 198 6-1 Texas 2/16/1925 Rook Chicago Bears / 28th / 265th pick / 1947
Les Bingaman 22 12 0 272 6-3 Illinois 2/3/1926 Rook Detroit Lions / 3rd / 15th pick / 1948
Paul Briggs 28 t 12 2 248 6-4 Colorado 4/18/1920 Rook Detroit Lions / 7th / 57th pick / 1944
Howie Brown 26 LG 12 12 215 5-11 Indiana 1/26/1922 Rook Green Bay Packers / 22nd / 206th pick / 1946
Max Bumgardner 25 de 11 2 190 6-2 Texas 5/13/1923 Rook Chicago Bears / 1st / 10th pick / 1948
Ted Cremer 29 4 0 209 6-2 Auburn 3/16/1919 2
Chuck DeShane 30 10 0 212 6-1 Alabama 12/10/1918 3
Andy Dudish 27 4 0 182 5-11 Georgia 10/13/1921 2
Bill Dudley 29 LH 7 4 182 5-10 Virginia 12/24/1919 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1942
Jack Dugger 25 RT 12 7 230 6-3 Ohio St. 1/13/1923 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 12th pick / 1945
Howard Duncan 24 c 1 1 225 6-3 Ohio St. 11/8/1924 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 42nd pick / 1948
Larry Ellis 26 lb 4 1 204 6-1 Syracuse 5/27/1922 Rook
Fred Enke 24 QB 12 10 208 6-1 Arizona 12/15/1924 Rook Detroit Lions / 7th / 47th pick / 1948
Jim Gillette 31 hb 10 2 185 6-1 Virginia 12/19/1917 8 Green Bay Packers / 18th / 169th pick / 1940
John Greene 28 re 12 5 210 6-0 Michigan 4/21/1920 4 Detroit Lions / 5th / 35th pick / 1944
George Grimes 26 P 9 2 190 5-11 North Carolina,Virginia 7/3/1922 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 40th pick / 1948
Mel Groomes 21 hb 6 1 178 6-0 Indiana 3/6/1927 Rook
Dale Hansen 27 t 12 2 223 6-3 Michigan St. 1/27/1921 4
Roger Harding 25 c 11 4 217 6-2 California 6/11/1923 3 Cleveland Rams / 5th / 37th pick / 1945
George Hekkers 25 t 12 4 241 6-4 Wisconsin 2/18/1923 2
Ralph Heywood 27 2 0 203 6-2 USC 9/11/1921 2 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 19th pick / 1944
Jim Hunnicutt 25 1 0 175 6-0 South Carolina 6/10/1923 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 28th / 263rd pick / 1947
Elmer Jones 28 9 0 224 6-0 Franklin & Marshall,Wake Forest 8/4/1920 2 New York Giants / 2nd / 15th pick / 1946
Clyde LeForce 25 qb 12 2 176 5-11 Tulsa 6/4/1923 1 Detroit Lions / 19th / 194th pick / 1945
Elmer Madarik 26 hb 3 1 200 5-11 Detroit Mercy 7/15/1922 3 Detroit Lions / 18th / 178th pick / 1944
Bob Mann 24 12 0 172 5-11 Michigan 4/8/1924 Rook
Bap Manzini 28 1 0 195 5-11 St. Vincent 8/27/1920 4 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 21st / 192nd pick / 1943
Joe Margucci 27 PR 11 5 182 5-10 USC 9/5/1921 1
Earl Maves 25 1 0 180 5-9 Michigan,Wisconsin 4/8/1923 Rook Detroit Lions / 26th / 236th pick / 1947
Bill Miklich 29 7 0 208 6-0 Idaho 4/3/1919 1
Kelley Mote 25 LE 12 10 189 6-2 South Carolina,Duke 4/27/1923 1 Detroit Lions / 16th / 147th pick / 1946
Merv Pregulman 26 C 12 8 215 6-3 Michigan 10/10/1922 2 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1944
Ken Roskie 28 fb 7 4 220 6-1 South Carolina 11/29/1920 2 Green Bay Packers / 32nd / 298th pick / 1943
Charley Sarratt 26 qb 8 1 185 6-1 Clemson,Oklahoma 10/22/1922 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 12th / 101st pick / 1947
Paul Sarringhaus 28 hb 5 2 185 6-0 Ohio St. 8/13/1920 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 80th pick / 1944
Ivan Schottel 28 b 6 4 204 6-2 NW Missouri St. 10/11/1920 2
Cecil Souders 27 RE 12 6 210 6-1 Ohio St. 1/3/1921 1 Washington Redskins / 25th / 259th pick / 1945
Dick Stovall 26 10 0 202 6-0 Abilene Christian 5/4/1922 1
Steve Sucic 27 hb 3 2 210 6-0 Illinois 4/21/1921 2
Russ Thomas 24 LT 12 5 237 6-3 Ohio St. 7/24/1924 2 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1946
Bill Ward 27 RG 12 12 230 6-0 Washington St.,Washington 2/19/1921 2
Joe Watt 29 KR 12 5 184 5-11 Syracuse 6/18/1919 1 Boston Yanks / 7th / 47th pick / 1947
Bob Wiese 25 b 4 1 198 6-3 Michigan 1/25/1923 1 Detroit Lions / 5th / 39th pick / 1945
Camp Wilson 26 FB 11 6 200 6-1 Tarleton St.,Hardin-Simmons,Tulsa 3/29/1922 2
Team Total 26.3 12 204.6 6-0.8 1.6