Starters

Starters Table
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Offensive Starters
QBTobin Rote297576 for 177, 1,070 yards, 11 td, 10 int, & 70 rushes for 366 yards and 1 tdGreen Bay Packers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1950
FBJohn Henry Johnson2830129 rushes for 621 yards, 5 td, & 20 catches for 141 yards and 0 tdPittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1953
LHGene Gedman254067 rushes for 278 yards, 3 td, & 10 catches for 135 yards and 0 tdDetroit Lions / 2nd / 25th pick / 1953
RHHoward Cassady231073 rushes for 250 yards, 3 td, & 25 catches for 325 yards and 3 tdDetroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1956
LEJim Doran306033 catches for 624 yards, 5 tdDetroit Lions / 5th / 55th pick / 1951
LTLou Creekmur*+30701 fumble recoveredPhiladelphia Eagles / 26th / 243rd pick / 1948
LGHarley Sewell*26401 fumble recoveredDetroit Lions / 1st / 13th pick / 1953
CFrank Gatski38110
RGJohn Gordy22Rook0Detroit Lions / 2nd / 24th pick / 1957
RTCharlie Ane26402 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 4th / 49th pick / 1953
RESteve Junker22Rook022 catches for 305 yards, 4 tdDetroit Lions / 4th / 48th pick / 1957
Defensive Starters
LDEDarris McCord*24200 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredDetroit Lions / 3rd / 36th pick / 1955
LDTRay Krouse3060New York Giants / 2nd / 25th pick / 1951
RDTBob Miller28500 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredDetroit Lions / 5th / 58th pick / 1952
RDEGil Mains2840Detroit Lions / 20th / 237th pick / 1952
LLBJim Martin33701 interception, 2 fumbles recoveredCleveland Browns / 2nd / 26th pick / 1950
MLBJoe Schmidt*+25401 interception, 1 fumble recoveredDetroit Lions / 7th / 85th pick / 1953
RLBRoger Zatkoff26400 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredGreen Bay Packers / 5th / 55th pick / 1953
LDHJim David*30503 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 22nd / 261st pick / 1952
RDHTerry Barr22Rook01 interception, 2 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 3rd / 36th pick / 1957
LSYale Lary*27502 interceptions, 3 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 3rd / 34th pick / 1952
RSJack Christiansen*+296010 interceptions, 0 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 6th / 69th pick / 1951
Special Teams Starters
KBobby Layne31976 of 11 field goals & 25 of 25 extra pointsChicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1948
PYale Lary*275054 punts for a 39.9 average, 0 blockedDetroit Lions / 3rd / 34th pick / 1952
PRYale Lary*275025 punt returns for a 5.6 average and 0 tdDetroit Lions / 3rd / 34th pick / 1952
KRHoward Cassady231010 kick returns for a 23.2 average and 0 tdDetroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1956

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