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1950 Detroit Lions

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6-6-0, Finished 4th in NFL National Division  · 1950 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.5, Offense: -0.8, Defense: -2.6, SoS: -6.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 321 points (26.8/g), 3rd of 13 in the NFL. Allowed 285 points (23.8/g), 6th.
 Differential of 36 points (3.0/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 6.8-5.2.

Coach: Bo McMillin (6-6-0)

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 Bobby Layne 24 2 12 152 for 336, 2,323 yards, 16 td, 18 int, & 56 rushes for 250 yards and 4 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1948
FB Ollie Cline 25 2 0 69 rushes for 227 yards, 2 td, & 7 catches for 18 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 14th / 122nd pick / 1948
LH Doak Walker*+ 23 Rook 0 83 rushes for 386 yards, 5 td, & 35 catches for 534 yards and 6 td New York Bulldogs / 1st / 3rd pick / 1949
RH Bob Hoernschemeyer 25 4 0 84 rushes for 471 yards, 1 td, & 8 catches for 78 yards and 1 td New York Giants / 11th / 94th pick / 1947
LE Cloyce Box* 27 1 0 50 catches for 1,009 yards, 11 td Washington Redskins / 20th / 178th pick / 1948
LT Chet Bulger 33 8 0
LG Lou Creekmur* 23 Rook 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 26th / 243rd pick / 1948
C Jack Simmons 26 2 0 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 22nd / 207th pick / 1946
RG Howie Brown 28 2 0 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 22nd / 206th pick / 1946
RT Gus Cifelli 24 Rook 0 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 19th / 239th pick / 1950
RE Leon Hart 22 Rook 0 31 catches for 505 yards, 1 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 1st pick / 1950
 Defensive Starters
LDE Leon Hart 22 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 1st pick / 1950
LDT Thurman McGraw* 23 Rook 0 1 interception, 5 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 27th pick / 1950
MG Les Bingaman 24 2 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 15th pick / 1948
RDT John Prchlik 25 1 0 Boston Yanks / 30th / 277th pick / 1947
RDE Jim Cain 23 1 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 70th pick / 1949
LLB John Panelli 24 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 12th pick / 1949
MLB Jack Lininger 23 Rook 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 21st / 202nd pick / 1949
RLB Bill Schroll 24 1 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 120th pick / 1948
LDH Don Doll* 24 1 0 12 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 9th / 67th pick / 1948
RDH Bob Smith 25 2 0 5 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 24th / 219th pick / 1947
S Clarence Self 25 1 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 12th / 105th pick / 1948
 Special Teams Starters
K Doak Walker*+ 23 Rook 0 8 of 18 field goals & 38 of 41 extra points New York Bulldogs / 1st / 3rd pick / 1949
P Bob Smith 25 2 0 32 punts for a 40.9 average, 0 blocked Washington Redskins / 24th / 219th pick / 1947
PR Clarence Self 25 1 0 12 punt returns for a 10.8 average and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 12th / 105th pick / 1948
KR Doak Walker*+ 23 Rook 0 10 kick returns for a 22.5 average and 0 td New York Bulldogs / 1st / 3rd pick / 1949

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
65 Les Bingaman 24 MG 12 0 272 6-3 Illinois 2/3/1926 2 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 15th pick / 1948
80 Cloyce Box* 27 LE 12 0 220 6-4 Louisiana Tech,West Texas A&M 8/24/1923 1 Washington Redskins / 20th / 178th pick / 1948
64 Howie Brown 28 RG 12 0 215 5-11 Indiana 1/26/1922 2 Green Bay Packers / 22nd / 206th pick / 1946
71 Chet Bulger 33 LT 12 0 260 6-3 Auburn 9/18/1917 8
88 Jim Cain 23 RDE 12 0 202 6-1 Alabama 10/1/1927 1 Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 70th pick / 1949
70 Gus Cifelli 24 RT 12 0 244 6-4 Nevada-Reno,Notre Dame 2/3/1926 Rook Detroit Lions / 19th / 239th pick / 1950
30 Ollie Cline 25 FB 10 0 200 6-0 Ohio St. 12/31/1925 2 Chicago Bears / 14th / 122nd pick / 1948
76 Lou Creekmur* 23 LG 12 0 246 6-4 William & Mary 1/22/1927 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 26th / 243rd pick / 1948
44 Don Doll* 24 LDH 11 0 185 5-10 USC 8/29/1926 1 Detroit Lions / 9th / 67th pick / 1948
24 Fred Enke 26 12 0 208 6-1 Arizona 12/15/1924 2 Detroit Lions / 7th / 47th pick / 1948
74 Dick Flanagan 24 7 0 216 6-0 Ohio St. 10/31/1926 2 Chicago Bears / 10th / 83rd pick / 1948
81 John Greene 30 12 0 210 6-0 Michigan 4/21/1920 6 Detroit Lions / 5th / 35th pick / 1944
81 Rex Grossman 26 4 0 215 6-1 Indiana 2/5/1924 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 29th / 273rd pick / 1948
84 Barney Hafen 29 12 0 195 6-2 Utah 11/20/1921 1 Detroit Lions / 19th / 167th pick / 1948
82 Leon Hart 22 LDE 12 0 257 6-5 Notre Dame 11/2/1928 Rook Detroit Lions / 1st / 1st pick / 1950
14 Bob Hoernschemeyer 25 RH 10 0 194 5-11 Indiana,Navy 9/23/1925 4 New York Giants / 11th / 94th pick / 1947
72 Floyd Jaszewski 23 12 0 230 6-4 Minnesota 6/5/1927 Rook Detroit Lions / 6th / 70th pick / 1950
17 Gerry Krall 23 7 0 185 5-10 Ohio St. 4/19/1927 Rook Chicago Bears / 6th / 59th pick / 1949
22 Bobby Layne 24 QB 12 12 201 6-1 Texas 12/19/1926 2 Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1948
57 Jack Lininger 23 MLB 12 0 217 5-11 Ohio St. 6/27/1927 Rook Detroit Lions / 21st / 202nd pick / 1949
16 Dante Magnani 33 7 0 182 5-10 St. Mary's (CA) 3/16/1917 10 Cleveland Rams / 19th / 175th pick / 1940
74 Lloyd McDermott 25 1 0 240 6-3 Kentucky 12/20/1925 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 79th pick / 1950
73 Thurman McGraw* 23 LDT 12 0 235 6-5 Colorado St. 7/17/1927 Rook Detroit Lions / 2nd / 27th pick / 1950
28 Don Panciera 23 4 0 192 6-1 Boston Col.,San Francisco 6/23/1927 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 41st pick / 1949
33 John Panelli 24 LLB 8 0 200 5-11 Notre Dame 5/7/1926 1 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 12th pick / 1949
42 Lindy Pearson 21 11 0 198 6-0 Oklahoma 3/6/1929 Rook
75 John Prchlik 25 RDT 12 0 234 6-4 Yale 7/20/1925 1 Boston Yanks / 30th / 277th pick / 1947
89 Dick Rifenburg 24 12 0 195 6-3 Michigan 8/21/1926 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 15th / 132nd pick / 1948
12 Dan Sandifer 23 5 0 190 6-1 LSU 3/1/1927 2 Washington Redskins / 5th / 28th pick / 1948
36 Bill Schroll 24 RLB 12 0 214 6-0 LSU 1/24/1926 1 Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 120th pick / 1948
11 Clarence Self 25 PR 12 0 181 5-8 Wisconsin 10/10/1925 1 Chicago Cardinals / 12th / 105th pick / 1948
53 Jack Simmons 26 C 12 0 236 6-4 Maryland,Detroit Mercy 10/8/1924 2 Detroit Lions / 22nd / 207th pick / 1946
40 Bob Smith 25 P 12 0 191 6-1 Tulsa,Iowa 8/20/1925 2 Washington Redskins / 24th / 219th pick / 1947
60 Joe Soboleski 24 12 0 213 6-0 Michigan 8/22/1926 1 New York Giants / 9th / 86th pick / 1949
18 Wally Triplett 24 7 0 170 5-10 Penn St. 4/18/1926 1 Detroit Lions / 19th / 182nd pick / 1949
37 Doak Walker*+ 23 K 12 0 173 5-11 SMU 1/1/1927 Rook New York Bulldogs / 1st / 3rd pick / 1949
51 Joe Watson 25 8 0 235 6-3 Rice 8/19/1925 Rook Detroit Lions / 1st / 5th pick / 1950
Team Total 24.9 12 212.2 6-1.1 1.6