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1958 Detroit Lions

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4-7-1, Finished 5th in NFL West Division  · 1958 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.1, Offense: -0.1, Defense: 1.1, SoS: 2.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 261 points (21.8/g), 5th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 276 points (23.0/g), 7th.
 Differential of -15 points (-1.2/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 5.6-6.4.

Coach: George Wilson (4-7-1)

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 30 8 11 118 for 257, 1,678 yards, 14 td, 10 int, & 77 rushes for 351 yards and 3 td Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1950
FB John Henry Johnson 29 4 0 56 rushes for 254 yards, 0 td, & 7 catches for 60 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1953
LH Ken Webb 23 Rook 0 56 rushes for 172 yards, 2 td, & 11 catches for 85 yards and 1 td Detroit Lions / 14th / 169th pick / 1958
RH Howard Cassady 24 2 0 45 rushes for 198 yards, 0 td, & 23 catches for 406 yards and 7 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1956
LE Jim Doran 31 7 0 22 catches for 495 yards, 4 td Detroit Lions / 5th / 55th pick / 1951
LT Lou Creekmur 31 8 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 26th / 243rd pick / 1948
LG Harley Sewell* 27 5 0 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 13th pick / 1953
C Charlie Ane* 27 5 0 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 49th pick / 1953
RG Stan Campbell 28 6 0 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 18th / 213th pick / 1952
RT Ken Russell 23 1 0 Detroit Lions / 6th / 71st pick / 1957
RE Jim Gibbons 22 Rook 0 25 catches for 367 yards, 2 td Cleveland Browns / 5th / 61st pick / 1958
 Defensive Starters
LDE Darris McCord 25 3 0 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 36th pick / 1955
LDT Alex Karras 23 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1958
RDT Gil Mains 29 5 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 20th / 237th pick / 1952
RDE Gene Cronin 25 2 12 Detroit Lions / 7th / 74th pick / 1956
LLB Bob Long 24 3 0 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 18th pick / 1955
MLB Joe Schmidt*+ 26 5 0 6 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 7th / 85th pick / 1953
RLB Roger Zatkoff 27 5 0 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 55th pick / 1953
LDH Jim David* 31 6 0 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 22nd / 261st pick / 1952
RDH Terry Barr 23 1 0 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 36th pick / 1957
LS Yale Lary*+ 28 6 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 34th pick / 1952
RS Jack Christiansen 30 7 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 6th / 69th pick / 1951
 Special Teams Starters
K Jim Martin 34 8 0 7 of 19 field goals & 28 of 28 extra points Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 26th pick / 1950
P Yale Lary*+ 28 6 0 59 punts for a 42.8 average, 1 blocked Detroit Lions / 3rd / 34th pick / 1952
PR Yale Lary*+ 28 6 0 27 punt returns for a 7.3 average and 1 td Detroit Lions / 3rd / 34th pick / 1952
KR Ken Webb 23 Rook 0 7 kick returns for a 22.0 average and 0 td Detroit Lions / 14th / 169th pick / 1958

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
50 Charlie Ane* 27 C 12 0 260 6-2 USC 1/25/1931 5 Detroit Lions / 4th / 49th pick / 1953
41 Terry Barr 23 RDH 12 0 189 6-0 Michigan 8/10/1935 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 36th pick / 1957
67 Stan Campbell 28 RG 12 0 226 6-0 Iowa St. 8/26/1930 6 Detroit Lions / 18th / 213th pick / 1952
40 Howard Cassady 24 RH 10 0 183 5-10 Ohio St. 3/2/1934 2 Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1956
24 Jack Christiansen 30 RS 10 0 205 6-1 Colorado St. 12/20/1928 7 Detroit Lions / 6th / 69th pick / 1951
76 Lou Creekmur 31 LT 12 0 246 6-4 William & Mary 1/22/1927 8 Philadelphia Eagles / 26th / 243rd pick / 1948
85 Gene Cronin 25 RDE 12 12 229 6-2 Pacific 11/20/1933 2 Detroit Lions / 7th / 74th pick / 1956
25 Jim David* 31 LDH 12 0 178 5-11 Colorado St. 12/2/1927 6 Detroit Lions / 22nd / 261st pick / 1952
83 Jim Doran 31 LE 9 0 201 6-2 Buena Vista,Iowa St. 8/11/1927 7 Detroit Lions / 5th / 55th pick / 1951
26 Gene Gedman 26 11 0 195 5-11 Indiana 1/9/1932 5 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 25th pick / 1953
80 Jim Gibbons 22 RE 12 0 220 6-2 Iowa 9/26/1936 Rook Cleveland Browns / 5th / 61st pick / 1958
53 Bill Glass 23 12 0 252 6-5 Baylor 8/16/1935 Rook Detroit Lions / 1st / 12th pick / 1957
64 Doug Hogland 27 10 0 245 6-4 Oregon St. 5/8/1931 5 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 93rd pick / 1953
35 John Henry Johnson 29 FB 9 0 210 6-2 St. Mary's (CA),Arizona St. 11/24/1929 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1953
71 Alex Karras 23 LDT 12 0 248 6-2 Iowa 7/15/1935 Rook Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1958
60 Karl Koepfer 24 1 0 230 6-2 Bowling Green 10/7/1934 Rook Detroit Lions / 8th / 92nd pick / 1958
28 Yale Lary*+ 28 LS 12 0 185 5-11 Texas A&M 11/24/1930 6 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 34th pick / 1952
22 Bobby Layne* 32 qb 2 1 201 6-1 Texas 12/19/1926 10 Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1948
45 Dan Lewis 22 11 0 199 6-1 Wisconsin 2/14/1936 Rook Detroit Lions / 6th / 73rd pick / 1958
86 Bob Long 24 LLB 12 0 232 6-3 UCLA 2/24/1934 3 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 18th pick / 1955
43 Gary Lowe 24 12 0 196 5-11 Michigan St. 5/4/1934 2 Washington Redskins / 5th / 59th pick / 1956
72 Gil Mains 29 RDT 12 0 243 6-2 Murray St. 12/17/1929 5 Detroit Lions / 20th / 237th pick / 1952
47 Jim Martin 34 K 12 0 227 6-2 Notre Dame 4/8/1924 8 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 26th pick / 1950
78 Darris McCord 25 LDE 12 0 250 6-4 Tennessee 1/4/1933 3 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 36th pick / 1955
84 Dave Middleton 25 12 0 194 6-1 Auburn 11/23/1933 3 Detroit Lions / 1st / 12th pick / 1955
74 Bob Miller 29 10 0 242 6-3 Virginia 12/11/1929 6 Detroit Lions / 5th / 58th pick / 1952
14 Earl Morrall 24 9 0 205 6-1 Michigan St. 5/17/1934 2 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1956
79 Gerry Perry 28 12 0 237 6-4 Pepperdine,California 7/17/1930 4 Los Angeles Rams / 29th / 349th pick / 1952
87 Perry Richards 24 3 0 205 6-2 Detroit Mercy 1/14/1934 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 55th pick / 1957
18 Tobin Rote 30 QB 12 11 211 6-3 Rice 1/18/1928 8 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1950
73 Ken Russell 23 RT 12 0 252 6-3 Bowling Green 11/2/1935 1 Detroit Lions / 6th / 71st pick / 1957
81 Tom Rychlec 24 12 0 220 6-3 American Int. 9/11/1934 Rook Detroit Lions / 10th / 119th pick / 1957
56 Joe Schmidt*+ 26 MLB 12 0 220 6-1 Pittsburgh 1/19/1932 5 Detroit Lions / 7th / 85th pick / 1953
66 Harley Sewell* 27 LG 12 0 230 6-1 Texas 4/18/1931 5 Detroit Lions / 1st / 13th pick / 1953
55 Wayne Walker 22 12 0 225 6-2 Idaho 9/30/1936 Rook Detroit Lions / 4th / 45th pick / 1958
34 Ken Webb 23 KR 12 0 207 5-11 Presbyterian 8/15/1935 Rook Detroit Lions / 14th / 169th pick / 1958
23 Dave Whitsell 22 12 0 189 6-0 Indiana 6/14/1936 Rook Detroit Lions / 24th / 289th pick / 1958
57 Roger Zatkoff 27 RLB 12 0 216 6-2 Michigan 3/25/1931 5 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 55th pick / 1953
Team Total 26.2 12 218.5 6-1.6 3.6