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1960 Detroit Lions

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7-5-0, Finished 2nd in NFL West Division  · 1960 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.2, Offense: -2.4, Defense: 3.6, SoS: -1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 239 points (19.9/g), 9th of 13 in the NFL. Allowed 212 points (17.7/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 27 points (2.2/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 6.8-5.2.

Coach: George Wilson (7-5-0)

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

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Jim Ninowski 24 2 10 134 for 283, 1,599 yards, 2 td, 18 int, & 32 rushes for 81 yards and 5 td Cleveland Browns / 4th / 49th pick / 1958
FB Nick Pietrosante* 23 1 0 161 rushes for 872 yards, 8 td, & 13 catches for 129 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1959
LH Dan Lewis 24 2 0 92 rushes for 438 yards, 1 td, & 12 catches for 192 yards and 1 td Detroit Lions / 6th / 73rd pick / 1958
RH Howard Cassady 26 4 0 17 rushes for 28 yards, 1 td, & 20 catches for 238 yards and 1 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1956
SE Gail Cogdill* 23 Rook 0 43 catches for 642 yards, 1 td Detroit Lions / 6th / 63rd pick / 1960
TE Jim Gibbons* 24 2 0 51 catches for 604 yards, 2 td Cleveland Browns / 5th / 61st pick / 1958
LT Ollie Spencer 29 7 0 Detroit Lions / 6th / 73rd pick / 1953
LG Harley Sewell 29 7 0 Detroit Lions / 1st / 13th pick / 1953
C Bob Scholtz 23 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 27th pick / 1960
RG John Gordy 25 3 0 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 24th pick / 1957
RT Willie McClung 30 5 0 1 fumble recovered
 Defensive Starters
LDE Darris McCord 27 5 0 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 36th pick / 1955
LDT Alex Karras*+ 25 2 0 Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1958
RDT Roger Brown 23 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 42nd pick / 1960
RDE Bill Glass 25 2 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 12th pick / 1957
LLB Carl Brettschneider 29 4 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
MLB Joe Schmidt* 28 7 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 7th / 85th pick / 1953
RLB Wayne Walker 24 2 0 1 interception, 4 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 45th pick / 1958
LCB Night Train Lane* 31 8 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Dick LeBeau 23 1 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 5th / 58th pick / 1959
LS Gary Lowe 26 4 0 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 5th / 59th pick / 1956
RS Yale Lary* 30 8 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 34th pick / 1952
 Special Teams Starters
K Jim Martin 36 10 0 13 of 24 field goals & 26 of 28 extra points Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 26th pick / 1950
P Yale Lary* 30 8 0 64 punts for a 43.8 average, 2 blocked Detroit Lions / 3rd / 34th pick / 1952
PR Terry Barr 25 3 0 14 punt returns for a 7.4 average and 0 td Detroit Lions / 3rd / 36th pick / 1957
KR Bruce Maher 23 Rook 0 10 kick returns for a 21.4 average and 0 td Detroit Lions / 15th / 173rd pick / 1959

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
67 Grady Alderman 22 11 0 247 6-2 Detroit Mercy 12/10/1938 Rook 3 Detroit Lions / 10th / 111th pick / 1960
41 Terry Barr 25 PR 12 0 189 6-0 Michigan 8/10/1935 3 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 36th pick / 1957
57 Carl Brettschneider 29 LLB 12 0 223 6-1 Iowa St. 12/2/1931 4 7
76 Roger Brown 23 RDT 12 0 300 6-5 Md-Eastern Shore 5/1/1937 Rook 7 Detroit Lions / 4th / 42nd pick / 1960
40 Howard Cassady 26 RH 12 0 183 5-10 Ohio St. 3/2/1934 4 3 Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1956
89 Gail Cogdill* 23 SE 12 0 200 6-3 Washington St. 4/7/1937 Rook 9 Detroit Lions / 6th / 63rd pick / 1960
87 Glenn Davis 26 4 0 180 6-0 Ohio St. 9/12/1934 Rook 0
80 Jim Gibbons* 24 TE 12 0 220 6-2 Iowa 9/26/1936 2 8 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 61st pick / 1958
53 Bill Glass 25 RDE 12 0 252 6-5 Baylor 8/16/1935 2 7 Detroit Lions / 1st / 12th pick / 1957
75 John Gordy 25 RG 12 0 248 6-3 Tennessee 7/17/1935 3 6 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 24th pick / 1957
60 Bob Grottkau 23 5 0 228 6-4 Oregon 3/22/1937 1 3 Detroit Lions / 4th / 46th pick / 1959
88 Steve Junker 25 12 0 217 6-3 Xavier (OH) 5/22/1935 3 1 Detroit Lions / 4th / 48th pick / 1957
71 Alex Karras*+ 25 LDT 12 0 248 6-2 Iowa 7/15/1935 2 13 Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1958
81 Night Train Lane* 31 LCB 12 0 194 6-1 West. Nebraska CC-Scottsbluff 4/16/1929 8 11
28 Yale Lary* 30 P 12 0 185 5-11 Texas A&M 11/24/1930 8 12 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 34th pick / 1952
24 Dick LeBeau 23 RCB 12 0 185 6-1 Ohio St. 9/9/1937 1 7 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 58th pick / 1959
45 Dan Lewis 24 LH 12 0 199 6-1 Wisconsin 2/14/1936 2 7 Detroit Lions / 6th / 73rd pick / 1958
43 Gary Lowe 26 LS 11 0 196 5-11 Michigan St. 5/4/1934 4 7 Washington Redskins / 5th / 59th pick / 1956
21 Bruce Maher 23 KR 12 0 190 5-11 Detroit Mercy 7/25/1937 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 15th / 173rd pick / 1959
72 Gil Mains 31 12 0 243 6-2 Murray St. 12/17/1929 7 4 Detroit Lions / 20th / 237th pick / 1952
47 Jim Martin 36 K 12 0 227 6-2 Notre Dame 4/8/1924 10 2 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 26th pick / 1950
70 Willie McClung 30 RT 11 0 250 6-2 Florida A&M 5/9/1930 5 6
78 Darris McCord 27 LDE 12 0 250 6-4 Tennessee 1/4/1933 5 7 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 36th pick / 1955
64 Max Messner 22 1 0 225 6-3 Cincinnati 10/13/1938 Rook 3 Detroit Lions / 9th / 99th pick / 1960
84 Dave Middleton 27 7 0 194 6-1 Auburn 11/23/1933 5 1 Detroit Lions / 1st / 12th pick / 1955
14 Earl Morrall 26 qb 12 2 205 6-1 Michigan St. 5/17/1934 4 2 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1956
15 Jim Ninowski 24 QB 11 10 206 6-1 Michigan St. 3/26/1936 2 6 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 49th pick / 1958
33 Nick Pietrosante* 23 FB 12 0 225 6-2 Notre Dame 9/10/1937 1 10 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1959
18 Warren Rabb 23 7 0 204 6-3 LSU 12/12/1937 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 15th pick / 1960
56 Joe Schmidt* 28 MLB 10 0 220 6-1 Pittsburgh 1/19/1932 7 12 Detroit Lions / 7th / 85th pick / 1953
50 Bob Scholtz 23 C 12 0 250 6-4 Notre Dame 12/25/1937 Rook 6 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 27th pick / 1960
66 Harley Sewell 29 LG 12 0 230 6-1 Texas 4/18/1931 7 6 Detroit Lions / 1st / 13th pick / 1953
73 Ollie Spencer 29 LT 12 0 245 6-2 Kansas 4/17/1931 7 6 Detroit Lions / 6th / 73rd pick / 1953
20 Jim Steffen 24 12 0 195 6-0 Occidental,UCLA 5/1/1936 1 3 Detroit Lions / 13th / 149th pick / 1959
55 Wayne Walker 24 RLB 12 0 225 6-2 Idaho 9/30/1936 2 9 Detroit Lions / 4th / 45th pick / 1958
74 Jim Weatherall 31 12 0 245 6-4 Oklahoma 10/26/1929 5 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 17th pick / 1952
34 Ken Webb 25 12 0 207 5-11 Presbyterian 8/15/1935 2 3 Detroit Lions / 14th / 169th pick / 1958
23 Dave Whitsell 24 11 0 189 6-0 Indiana 6/14/1936 2 3 Detroit Lions / 24th / 289th pick / 1958
85 Sam Williams 29 12 0 235 6-5 Michigan St. 3/9/1931 1 4 Los Angeles Rams / 24th / 288th pick / 1956
Team Total 26.0 12 219.3 6-1.7 3.1