Starters

Starters Table
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Offensive Starters
QBBobby Layne*+30812129 for 244, 1,909 yards, 9 td, 17 int, & 46 rushes for 169 yards and 5 tdChicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1948
FBLeon Hart286076 rushes for 348 yards, 5 td, & 14 catches for 116 yards and 1 tdDetroit Lions / 1st / 1st pick / 1950
LHJim Doran29500 rushes for 0 yards, 0 td, & 25 catches for 448 yards and 0 tdDetroit Lions / 5th / 55th pick / 1951
RHGene Gedman2430135 rushes for 479 yards, 7 td, & 15 catches for 142 yards and 1 tdDetroit Lions / 2nd / 25th pick / 1953
LEDorne Dibble275032 catches for 597 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for 8 yards and 0 tdDetroit Lions / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1951
LTLou Creekmur*+2960Philadelphia Eagles / 26th / 243rd pick / 1948
LGHarley Sewell2530Detroit Lions / 1st / 13th pick / 1953
CCharlie Ane*2530Detroit Lions / 4th / 49th pick / 1953
RGJim Salsbury2410Detroit Lions / 2nd / 24th pick / 1955
RTOllie Spencer2530Detroit Lions / 6th / 73rd pick / 1953
REDave Middleton231039 catches for 606 yards, 5 td, & 3 rushes for 9 yards and 0 tdDetroit Lions / 1st / 12th pick / 1955
Defensive Starters
LDEDarris McCord2310Detroit Lions / 3rd / 36th pick / 1955
LDTRay Krouse29500 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredNew York Giants / 2nd / 25th pick / 1951
RDTBob Miller27400 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredDetroit Lions / 5th / 58th pick / 1952
RDEGil Mains27300 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredDetroit Lions / 20th / 237th pick / 1952
LLBSonny Gandee27400 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 9th / 106th pick / 1952
MLBJoe Schmidt*+24301 interception, 0 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 7th / 85th pick / 1953
RLBJim Martin3260Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 26th pick / 1950
LDHJim David*29407 interceptions, 0 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 22nd / 261st pick / 1952
RDHCarl Karilivacz26301 interception, 2 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 23rd / 277th pick / 1953
LSJack Christiansen*+28508 interceptions, 0 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 6th / 69th pick / 1951
RSYale Lary*+26408 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredDetroit Lions / 3rd / 34th pick / 1952
Special Teams Starters
KBobby Layne*+3081212 of 15 field goals & 33 of 33 extra pointsChicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1948
PYale Lary*+264042 punts for a 40.4 average, 0 blockedDetroit Lions / 3rd / 34th pick / 1952
PRYale Lary*+264022 punt returns for a 3.2 average and 0 tdDetroit Lions / 3rd / 34th pick / 1952
KRHoward Cassady22Rook016 kick returns for a 23.9 average and 0 tdDetroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1956

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