Starters

Starters Table
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Offensive Starters
QBBobby Layne*+26411139 for 287, 1,999 yards, 19 td, 20 int, & 94 rushes for 411 yards and 1 tdChicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1948
FBPat Harder*30681 rushes for 244 yards, 2 td, & 14 catches for 142 yards and 1 tdChi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1944
LHJug Girard25461 rushes for 222 yards, 2 td, & 17 catches for 316 yards and 2 tdGreen Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1948
RHBob Hoernschemeyer*276106 rushes for 457 yards, 4 td, & 17 catches for 139 yards and 0 tdNew York Giants / 11th / 94th pick / 1947
LECloyce Box*+29342 catches for 924 yards, 15 tdWashington Redskins / 20th / 178th pick / 1948
LTLou Creekmur*+2521 fumble recoveredPhiladelphia Eagles / 26th / 243rd pick / 1948
LGJim Martin2821 fumble recoveredCleveland Browns / 2nd / 26th pick / 1950
CVince Banonis31101 fumble recoveredChicago Cardinals / 4th / 29th pick / 1942
RGDick Stanfel25Rook0Detroit Lions / 2nd / 19th pick / 1951
RTGus Cifelli2620Detroit Lions / 19th / 239th pick / 1950
RELeon Hart24232 catches for 376 yards, 4 td, & 3 rushes for 10 yards and 0 tdDetroit Lions / 1st / 1st pick / 1950
Defensive Starters
LDESonny Gandee23Rook0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 9th / 106th pick / 1952
LDTThurman McGraw+2520 interceptions, 4 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 2nd / 27th pick / 1950
MGLes Bingaman2641 interception, 2 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 3rd / 15th pick / 1948
RDTJohn Prchlik2730Boston Yanks / 30th / 277th pick / 1947
RDEBlaine Earon25Rook0 interceptions, 5 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 19th / 226th pick / 1952
LLBDick Flanagan2641 interception, 4 fumbles recoveredChicago Bears / 10th / 83rd pick / 1948
RLBLaVern Torgeson2315 interceptions, 0 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 5th / 58th pick / 1951
LDHJim David25Rook7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 22nd / 261st pick / 1952
RDHYale Lary22Rook4 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredDetroit Lions / 3rd / 34th pick / 1952
LSDon Doll*2632 interceptions, 4 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 9th / 67th pick / 1948
RSJack Christiansen+2412 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredDetroit Lions / 6th / 69th pick / 1951
Special Teams Starters
KPat Harder*30611 of 23 field goals & 34 of 35 extra pointsChi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1944
PBob Smith*27461 punts for a 44.7 average, 0 blockedWashington Redskins / 24th / 219th pick / 1947
PRYale Lary22Rook16 punt returns for a 11.4 average and 1 tdDetroit Lions / 3rd / 34th pick / 1952
KRJack Christiansen+24116 kick returns for a 25.6 average and 0 tdDetroit Lions / 6th / 69th pick / 1951

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