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1959 Detroit Lions

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3-8-1, Finished 5th in NFL West Division  · 1959 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.7, Offense: -3.8, Defense: 0.1, SoS: 2.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 203 points (16.9/g), 11th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 275 points (22.9/g), 8th.
 Differential of -72 points (-6.0/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 3.9-8.1.

Coach: George Wilson (3-8-1)

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

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Passing Rushing Receiving
Rnd Pick Tm Pos Yrs From To AP1 PB St CarAV G Cmp Att Yds TD Int Att Yds TD Rec Yds TD College/Univ
1 6 DET Nick Pietrosante FB 9 1959 1967 0 2 6 38 116 1 2 37 0 1 955 4026 28 141 1391 2 Notre Dame
2 18 DET Charley Horton G 0 0 0 Baylor
2 19 DET Mike Rabold G 8 1959 1967 0 0 5 36 105 Indiana
3 30 DET Ron Koes C 0 0 0 North Carolina
3 36 DET Ron Luciano T 0 0 0 Syracuse
4 42 DET Art Brandriff B 0 0 0 VMI
4 46 DET Bob Grottkau G 3 1959 1961 0 0 0 6 30 Oregon
6 67 DET Dick Guesman DT 5 1960 1964 0 0 8 23 59 West Virginia
7 77 DET Ben Donnell DE 1 1960 1960 0 0 0 2 3 Vanderbilt
8 88 DET Jim Lenden T 0 0 0 Oregon
9 101 DET Carl Smith FB 1 1960 1960 0 0 0 2 14 19 61 0 7 127 1 Tennessee
10 112 DET Jack Laraway LB 2 1960 1961 0 0 1 9 22 Purdue
11 125 DET Harry Jacobs LB 11 1960 1970 0 2 8 53 134 Bradley
12 136 DET Ron Stehouwer G 5 1960 1964 0 0 1 19 68 Colorado St.
13 149 DET Jim Steffen DB 7 1959 1965 0 0 5 29 88 UCLA
14 160 DET Jim Baldwin C 0 0 0 McMurry
15 173 DET Bruce Maher DB 10 1960 1969 0 0 8 41 136 3 8 0 Detroit Mercy
16 184 DET George McGee T 1 1960 1960 0 0 1 5 14 Saginaw Valley St.
17 197 DET Jack Rudolph LB 6 1960 1966 0 0 5 33 75 Georgia Tech
18 208 DET Dave Holden T 0 0 0 Cal State-Los Angeles
19 221 DET Rufus Granderson DT 1 1960 1960 0 0 0 4 6 Prairie View
20 232 DET Dan McGrew C 1 1960 1960 0 0 1 6 14 Purdue
21 245 DET Buddy Davis B 0 0 0 Richmond
22 256 DET Lebron Shields DE 2 1960 1961 0 0 0 6 18 Tennessee
23 269 DET Sal Cesario T 0 0 0 Denver
24 280 DET Fred Riddle B 0 0 0 Pittsburgh
25 293 DET Dan Chamberlain E 2 1960 1961 0 0 1 3 15 18 295 4 Sacramento St.
26 304 DET Jim Bradley B 0 0 0
27 317 DET Bill Jerry T 0 0 0 South Carolina
28 328 DET Vince Matthews B 0 0 0 Texas
29 341 DET Dave Sime E 0 0 0 Duke
30 352 DET Ron Stover E 0 0 0 Oregon