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1949 Detroit Lions

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4-8-0, Finished 4th in NFL West Division  · 1949 NFL Season Summary

Scored 237 points (19.8/g), 7th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 259 points (21.6/g), 5th.
 Differential of -22 points (-1.8/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 5.4-6.6.

Coach: Bo McMillin (4-8-0)

Stadium: Briggs Stadium
 Training Camp: Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, Michigan)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Fred Enke 25 1 7 63 for 142, 793 yards, 6 td, 5 int, & 36 rushes for 134 yards and 1 td Detroit Lions / 7th / 47th pick / 1948
FB Camp Wilson 27 3 6 68 rushes for 222 yards, 1 td, & 6 catches for 31 yards and 0 td
LH Bill Dudley 30 7 11 125 rushes for 402 yards, 3 td, & 27 catches for 190 yards and 2 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1942
RH Wally Triplett 23 Rook 5 53 rushes for 221 yards, 1 td, & 8 catches for 90 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 19th / 182nd pick / 1949
LE Bob Mann 25 1 11 66 catches for 1,014 yards, 4 td
LT George Hekkers 26 3 6
LG Mario DeMarco 25 Rook 11
C Jack Simmons 25 1 11 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 22nd / 207th pick / 1946
RG Bill Ward 28 3 11
RT Howie Brown 27 1 10 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 22nd / 206th pick / 1946
RE John Greene 29 5 11 42 catches for 542 yards, 7 td Detroit Lions / 5th / 35th pick / 1944
 Special Teams Starters
K Bill Dudley 30 7 11 5 of 14 field goals & 30 of 32 extra points Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1942
P Bill Dudley 30 7 11 34 punts for a 37.6 average, 1 blocked Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1942
PR Wally Triplett 23 Rook 5 21 punt returns for a 13.4 average and 1 td Detroit Lions / 19th / 182nd pick / 1949
KR Don Doll 23 Rook 1 21 kick returns for a 25.5 average and 0 td Detroit Lions / 9th / 67th pick / 1948

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Abe Addams 23 5 0 220 6-2 Indiana 7/12/1926 Rook
Les Bingaman 23 dg 12 1 272 6-3 Illinois 2/3/1926 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 15th pick / 1948
Cloyce Box 26 rh 10 5 220 6-4 Louisiana Tech,West Texas A&M 8/24/1923 Rook Washington Redskins / 20th / 178th pick / 1948
Howie Brown 27 RT 12 10 215 5-11 Indiana 1/26/1922 1 Green Bay Packers / 22nd / 206th pick / 1946
Mario DeMarco 25 LG 12 11 200 5-11 Miami (FL) 7/24/1924 Rook
Chuck DeShane 31 b 8 1 212 6-1 Alabama 12/10/1918 4
Don Doll 23 KR 12 1 185 5-10 USC 8/29/1926 Rook Detroit Lions / 9th / 67th pick / 1948
Bill Dudley 30 K 12 11 182 5-10 Virginia 12/24/1919 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1942
Fred Enke 25 QB 12 7 208 6-1 Arizona 12/15/1924 1 Detroit Lions / 7th / 47th pick / 1948
Sam Goldman 33 e 8 1 228 6-3 Ohio St.,Samford 11/10/1916 5
John Greene 29 RE 12 11 210 6-0 Michigan 4/21/1920 5 Detroit Lions / 5th / 35th pick / 1944
Mel Groomes 22 3 0 178 6-0 Indiana 3/6/1927 1
Barney Hafen 28 12 0 195 6-2 Utah 11/20/1921 Rook Detroit Lions / 19th / 167th pick / 1948
George Hekkers 26 LT 12 6 241 6-4 Wisconsin 2/18/1923 3
John Hollar 27 fb 6 5 223 6-0 Appalachian St. 8/7/1922 1 Chicago Cardinals / 13th / 115th pick / 1948
George Karstens 25 2 0 205 6-4 Indiana 2/9/1924 Rook
Clyde LeForce 26 qb 11 1 176 5-11 Tulsa 6/4/1923 2 Detroit Lions / 19th / 194th pick / 1945
Chick Maggioli 27 12 0 178 5-11 Indiana,Notre Dame,Illinois 5/17/1922 1 Washington Redskins / 11th / 99th pick / 1946
Bob Mann 25 LE 12 11 172 5-11 Michigan 4/8/1924 1
Jim Mello 29 10 0 190 5-10 Notre Dame 11/8/1920 2 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 6th / 47th pick / 1945
Kelley Mote 26 e 12 1 189 6-2 South Carolina,Duke 4/27/1923 2 Detroit Lions / 16th / 147th pick / 1946
John Panelli 23 lb 11 1 200 5-11 Notre Dame 5/7/1926 Rook Detroit Lions / 2nd / 12th pick / 1949
Bob Pifferini 27 c 12 1 210 6-0 San Jose St. 10/1/1922 Rook Detroit Lions / 15th / 142nd pick / 1949
Ollie Poole 27 8 0 220 6-3 North Carolina,Mississippi 4/18/1922 2 New York Giants / 15th / 147th pick / 1944
John Prchlik 24 dt 12 2 234 6-4 Yale 7/20/1925 Rook Boston Yanks / 30th / 277th pick / 1947
Hal Prescott 29 1 0 199 6-1 Hardin-Simmons 10/18/1920 3 Green Bay Packers / 19th / 178th pick / 1943
Mike Roussos 23 6 0 238 6-3 Pittsburgh 2/8/1926 1
Al Russas 26 9 0 210 6-2 Tennessee 8/22/1923 Rook Detroit Lions / 13th / 122nd pick / 1949
Jack Simmons 25 C 12 11 236 6-4 Maryland,Detroit Mercy 10/8/1924 1 Detroit Lions / 22nd / 207th pick / 1946
Bob Smith 24 db 12 2 191 6-1 Tulsa,Iowa 8/20/1925 1 Washington Redskins / 24th / 219th pick / 1947
Cecil Souders 28 lt 12 5 210 6-1 Ohio St. 1/3/1921 2 Washington Redskins / 25th / 259th pick / 1945
Russ Thomas 25 t 9 1 237 6-3 Ohio St. 7/24/1924 3 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1946
John Treadaway 32 7 0 258 6-5 Hardin-Simmons 8/21/1917 1
Wally Triplett 23 PR 11 5 170 5-10 Penn St. 4/18/1926 Rook Detroit Lions / 19th / 182nd pick / 1949
Frank Tripucka 22 qb 6 4 192 6-2 Notre Dame 12/8/1927 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 9th pick / 1949
Bill Ward 28 RG 12 11 230 6-0 Washington St.,Washington 2/19/1921 3
Camp Wilson 27 FB 12 6 200 6-1 Tarleton St.,Hardin-Simmons,Tulsa 3/29/1922 3
Team Total 26.2 12 209.0 6-1.1 1.5