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1957 Detroit Lions

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8-4-0, Finished 1st in NFL West Division  · 1957 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.0, Offense: 0.7, Defense: 1.4, SoS: 0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 251 points (20.9/g), 6th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 231 points (19.2/g), 7th.
 Differential of 20 points (1.7/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 6.6-5.4.

Coach: George Wilson (8-4-0)

Stadium: Briggs Stadium
 Training Camp: Cranbrook Educational Community (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)


Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Tobin Rote 29 7 5 76 for 177, 1,070 yards, 11 td, 10 int, & 70 rushes for 366 yards and 1 td Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1950
FB John Henry Johnson 28 3 0 129 rushes for 621 yards, 5 td, & 20 catches for 141 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1953
LH Gene Gedman 25 4 0 67 rushes for 278 yards, 3 td, & 10 catches for 135 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 2nd / 25th pick / 1953
RH Howard Cassady 23 1 0 73 rushes for 250 yards, 3 td, & 25 catches for 325 yards and 3 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1956
LE Jim Doran 30 6 0 33 catches for 624 yards, 5 td Detroit Lions / 5th / 55th pick / 1951
LT Lou Creekmur*+ 30 7 0 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 26th / 243rd pick / 1948
LG Harley Sewell* 26 4 0 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 13th pick / 1953
C Frank Gatski 38 11 0
RG John Gordy 22 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 24th pick / 1957
RT Charlie Ane 26 4 0 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 49th pick / 1953
RE Steve Junker 22 Rook 0 22 catches for 305 yards, 4 td Detroit Lions / 4th / 48th pick / 1957
 Defensive Starters
LDE Darris McCord* 24 2 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 36th pick / 1955
LDT Ray Krouse 30 6 0 New York Giants / 2nd / 25th pick / 1951
RDT Bob Miller 28 5 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 5th / 58th pick / 1952
RDE Gil Mains 28 4 0 Detroit Lions / 20th / 237th pick / 1952
LLB Jim Martin 33 7 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 26th pick / 1950
MLB Joe Schmidt*+ 25 4 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 7th / 85th pick / 1953
RLB Roger Zatkoff 26 4 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 5th / 55th pick / 1953
LDH Jim David* 30 5 0 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 22nd / 261st pick / 1952
RDH Terry Barr 22 Rook 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 36th pick / 1957
LS Yale Lary* 27 5 0 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 34th pick / 1952
RS Jack Christiansen*+ 29 6 0 10 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 6th / 69th pick / 1951
 Special Teams Starters
K Bobby Layne 31 9 7 6 of 11 field goals & 25 of 25 extra points Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1948
P Yale Lary* 27 5 0 54 punts for a 39.9 average, 0 blocked Detroit Lions / 3rd / 34th pick / 1952
PR Yale Lary* 27 5 0 25 punt returns for a 5.6 average and 0 td Detroit Lions / 3rd / 34th pick / 1952
KR Howard Cassady 23 1 0 10 kick returns for a 23.2 average and 0 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1956

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
50 Charlie Ane 26 RT 12 0 260 6-2 USC 1/25/1931 4 Detroit Lions / 4th / 49th pick / 1953
41 Terry Barr 22 RDH 12 0 189 6-0 Michigan 8/10/1935 Rook Detroit Lions / 3rd / 36th pick / 1957
42 Marv Brown 27 4 0 150 5-8 Tarleton St.,Texas A&M-Commerce 8/15/1930 Rook Detroit Lions / 25th / 301st pick / 1953
67 Stan Campbell 27 12 0 226 6-0 Iowa St. 8/26/1930 5 Detroit Lions / 18th / 213th pick / 1952
40 Howard Cassady 23 KR 12 0 183 5-10 Ohio St. 3/2/1934 1 Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1956
24 Jack Christiansen*+ 29 RS 12 0 205 6-1 Colorado St. 12/20/1928 6 Detroit Lions / 6th / 69th pick / 1951
76 Lou Creekmur*+ 30 LT 12 0 246 6-4 William & Mary 1/22/1927 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 26th / 243rd pick / 1948
68 Gene Cronin 24 DE 12 12 229 6-2 Pacific 11/20/1933 1 Detroit Lions / 7th / 74th pick / 1956
25 Jim David* 30 LDH 12 0 178 5-11 Colorado St. 12/2/1927 5 Detroit Lions / 22nd / 261st pick / 1952
87 Dorne Dibble 28 12 0 195 6-2 Michigan St. 4/26/1929 6 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1951
83 Jim Doran 30 LE 12 0 201 6-2 Buena Vista,Iowa St. 8/11/1927 6 Detroit Lions / 5th / 55th pick / 1951
52 Frank Gatski 38 C 12 0 233 6-3 Marshall,Auburn 3/18/1919 11
26 Gene Gedman 25 LH 10 0 195 5-11 Indiana 1/9/1932 4 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 25th pick / 1953
75 John Gordy 22 RG 12 0 248 6-3 Tennessee 7/17/1935 Rook Detroit Lions / 2nd / 24th pick / 1957
82 Leon Hart 29 11 0 257 6-5 Notre Dame 11/2/1928 7 Detroit Lions / 1st / 1st pick / 1950
35 John Henry Johnson 28 FB 12 0 210 6-2 St. Mary's (CA),Arizona St. 11/24/1929 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1953
88 Steve Junker 22 RE 12 0 217 6-3 Xavier (OH) 5/22/1935 Rook Detroit Lions / 4th / 48th pick / 1957
21 Carl Karilivacz 27 12 0 188 6-0 Syracuse 11/20/1930 4 Detroit Lions / 23rd / 277th pick / 1953
70 Ray Krouse 30 LDT 12 0 263 6-3 Maryland 3/21/1927 6 New York Giants / 2nd / 25th pick / 1951
28 Yale Lary* 27 LS 12 0 185 5-11 Texas A&M 11/24/1930 5 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 34th pick / 1952
22 Bobby Layne 31 K 11 7 201 6-1 Texas 12/19/1926 9 Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1948
86 Bob Long 23 12 0 232 6-3 UCLA 2/24/1934 2 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 18th pick / 1955
43 Gary Lowe 23 7 0 196 5-11 Michigan St. 5/4/1934 1 Washington Redskins / 5th / 59th pick / 1956
72 Gil Mains 28 RDE 11 0 243 6-2 Murray St. 12/17/1929 4 Detroit Lions / 20th / 237th pick / 1952
47 Jim Martin 33 LLB 12 0 227 6-2 Notre Dame 4/8/1924 7 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 26th pick / 1950
78 Darris McCord* 24 LDE 12 0 250 6-4 Tennessee 1/4/1933 2 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 36th pick / 1955
84 Dave Middleton 24 8 0 194 6-1 Auburn 11/23/1933 2 Detroit Lions / 1st / 12th pick / 1955
74 Bob Miller 28 RDT 12 0 242 6-3 Virginia 12/11/1929 5 Detroit Lions / 5th / 58th pick / 1952
79 Gerry Perry 27 12 0 237 6-4 Pepperdine,California 7/17/1930 3 Los Angeles Rams / 29th / 349th pick / 1952
80 Jerry Reichow 23 12 0 217 6-2 Iowa 5/19/1934 1 Detroit Lions / 4th / 38th pick / 1956
18 Tobin Rote 29 QB 12 5 211 6-3 Rice 1/18/1928 7 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1950
73 Ken Russell 22 10 0 252 6-3 Bowling Green 11/2/1935 Rook Detroit Lions / 6th / 71st pick / 1957
56 Joe Schmidt*+ 25 MLB 12 0 220 6-1 Pittsburgh 1/19/1932 4 Detroit Lions / 7th / 85th pick / 1953
66 Harley Sewell* 26 LG 10 0 230 6-1 Texas 4/18/1931 4 Detroit Lions / 1st / 13th pick / 1953
30 Tom Tracy 23 9 0 205 5-9 Tennessee 9/7/1934 1 Detroit Lions / 5th / 50th pick / 1956
57 Roger Zatkoff 26 RLB 12 0 216 6-2 Michigan 3/25/1931 4 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 55th pick / 1953
Team Total 26.6 12 217.5 6-1.4 3.8