Starters

Starters Table
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Offensive Starters
QBBobby Layne29710143 for 270, 1,830 yards, 11 td, 17 int, & 31 rushes for 111 yards and 0 tdChicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1948
FBLew Carpenter2320137 rushes for 543 yards, 6 td, & 44 catches for 312 yards and 2 tdDetroit Lions / 8th / 97th pick / 1953
LHDoak Walker*285023 rushes for 95 yards, 2 td, & 22 catches for 428 yards and 5 tdNew York Bulldogs / 1st / 3rd pick / 1949
RHDave Middleton22Rook059 rushes for 201 yards, 2 td, & 44 catches for 663 yards and 3 tdDetroit Lions / 1st / 12th pick / 1955
LEJim Doran284038 catches for 552 yards, 2 tdDetroit Lions / 5th / 55th pick / 1951
LTLou Creekmur*2850Philadelphia Eagles / 26th / 243rd pick / 1948
LGHarley Sewell24201 fumble recoveredDetroit Lions / 1st / 13th pick / 1953
CAndy Miketa2610
RGDick Stanfel*28301 fumble recoveredDetroit Lions / 2nd / 19th pick / 1951
RTCharlie Ane2420Detroit Lions / 4th / 49th pick / 1953
REJug Girard287023 catches for 301 yards, 0 td, & 10 rushes for 27 yards and 0 tdGreen Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1948
Defensive Starters
LDESonny Gandee26300 interceptions, 3 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 9th / 106th pick / 1952
LDTDarris McCord22Rook00 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredDetroit Lions / 3rd / 36th pick / 1955
MGJim Ricca28401 interception, 1 fumble recovered
RDTBob Miller26300 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 5th / 58th pick / 1952
RDEJim Cain28600 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredChicago Cardinals / 7th / 70th pick / 1949
LLBJim Martin3150Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 26th pick / 1950
RLBJoe Schmidt*+23200 interceptions, 8 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 7th / 85th pick / 1953
LDHJim David*28303 interceptions, 0 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 22nd / 261st pick / 1952
RDHBill Stits24103 interceptions, 3 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 4th / 44th pick / 1954
LSJack Christiansen*+27403 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 6th / 69th pick / 1951
RSCarl Karilivacz25202 interceptions, 0 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 23rd / 277th pick / 1953
Special Teams Starters
KDoak Walker*28509 of 16 field goals & 27 of 29 extra pointsNew York Bulldogs / 1st / 3rd pick / 1949
PJug Girard287056 punts for a 41.2 average, 0 blockedGreen Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1948
PRLee Riley23Rook014 punt returns for a 7.6 average and 0 tdDetroit Lions / 4th / 48th pick / 1955
KRDave Middleton22Rook011 kick returns for a 17.1 average and 0 tdDetroit Lions / 1st / 12th pick / 1955

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