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1962 Detroit Lions

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11-3-0, Finished 2nd in NFL West Division  · 1962 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 12.4, Offense: 1.5, Defense: 10.9, SoS: 2.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 315 points (22.5/g), 5th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 177 points (12.6/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 138 points (9.9/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 11.2-2.8.

Coach: George Wilson (11-3-0)

Stadium: Tiger 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 Milt Plum 27 5 14 179 for 325, 2,378 yards, 15 td, 20 int, & 29 rushes for 170 yards and 1 td Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 17th pick / 1957
FB Nick Pietrosante 25 3 0 134 rushes for 445 yards, 2 td, & 26 catches for 251 yards and 2 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1959
LH Dan Lewis 26 4 0 120 rushes for 488 yards, 6 td, & 16 catches for 158 yards and 1 td Detroit Lions / 6th / 73rd pick / 1958
RH Pat Studstill 24 1 0 1 rush for -11 yards, 0 td, & 36 catches for 479 yards and 4 td
SE Gail Cogdill* 25 2 0 53 catches for 991 yards, 7 td, & 1 rush for 2 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 6th / 63rd pick / 1960
TE Jim Gibbons 26 4 0 33 catches for 318 yards, 2 td Cleveland Browns / 5th / 61st pick / 1958
LT John Gonzaga 29 6 0
LG Harley Sewell* 31 9 0 Detroit Lions / 1st / 13th pick / 1953
C Bob Whitlow 26 2 14
RG John Gordy 27 5 0 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 24th pick / 1957
RT Dan LaRose 23 1 0 1 fumble recovered Boston Patriots / 3rd / 18th pick / 1961
Detroit Lions / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1961
 Defensive Starters
LDE Darris McCord 29 7 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 36th pick / 1955
LDT Alex Karras* 27 4 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1958
RDT Roger Brown*+ 25 2 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 42nd pick / 1960
RDE Sam Williams 31 3 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 24th / 288th pick / 1956
LLB Carl Brettschneider 31 6 0 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered
MLB Joe Schmidt*+ 30 9 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 7th / 85th pick / 1953
RLB Wayne Walker 26 4 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 45th pick / 1958
LCB Night Train Lane*+ 33 10 0 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RCB Dick LeBeau 25 3 0 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 5th / 58th pick / 1959
LS Gary Lowe 28 6 0 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 5th / 59th pick / 1956
RS Yale Lary*+ 32 10 0 8 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 34th pick / 1952
 Special Teams Starters
K Wayne Walker 26 4 0 9 of 22 field goals & 37 of 37 extra points Detroit Lions / 4th / 45th pick / 1958
P Yale Lary*+ 32 10 0 52 punts for a 45.3 average, 1 blocked Detroit Lions / 3rd / 34th pick / 1952
PR Pat Studstill 24 1 0 29 punt returns for a 15.8 average and 0 td
KR Pat Studstill 24 1 0 20 kick returns for a 25.6 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
41 Terry Barr 27 6 0 189 6-0 Michigan 8/10/1935 5 4 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 36th pick / 1957
57 Carl Brettschneider 31 LLB 14 0 223 6-1 Iowa St. 12/2/1931 6 10
76 Roger Brown*+ 25 RDT 14 0 300 6-5 Md-Eastern Shore 5/1/1937 2 16 Detroit Lions / 4th / 42nd pick / 1960
74 Mike Bundra 23 12 0 255 6-3 USC 6/24/1939 Rook 4 Detroit Lions / 6th / 80th pick / 1962
89 Gail Cogdill* 25 SE 14 0 200 6-3 Washington St. 4/7/1937 2 10 Detroit Lions / 6th / 63rd pick / 1960
20 Dick Compton 22 10 0 190 6-2 McMurry 4/16/1940 Rook 0
80 Jim Gibbons 26 TE 14 0 220 6-2 Iowa 9/26/1936 4 3 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 61st pick / 1958
79 John Gonzaga 29 LT 14 0 247 6-3 none 3/6/1933 6 6
75 John Gordy 27 RG 14 0 248 6-3 Tennessee 7/17/1935 5 6 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 24th pick / 1957
86 Tom Hall 22 13 0 195 6-1 Minnesota 4/3/1940 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 7th / 94th pick / 1962
Buffalo Bills / 22nd / 172nd pick / 1962
82 Harlon Hill 30 7 0 199 6-3 North Alabama 5/4/1932 8 0 Chicago Bears / 15th / 174th pick / 1954
71 Alex Karras* 27 LDT 14 0 248 6-2 Iowa 7/15/1935 4 13 Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1958
81 Night Train Lane*+ 33 LCB 14 0 194 6-1 West. Nebraska CC-Scottsbluff 4/16/1929 10 18
77 Dan LaRose 23 RT 14 0 250 6-5 Missouri 2/8/1939 1 6 Boston Patriots / 3rd / 18th pick / 1961
Detroit Lions / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1961
28 Yale Lary*+ 32 P 14 0 185 5-11 Texas A&M 11/24/1930 10 20 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 34th pick / 1952
44 Dick LeBeau 25 RCB 14 0 185 6-1 Ohio St. 9/9/1937 3 9 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 58th pick / 1959
45 Dan Lewis 26 LH 12 0 199 6-1 Wisconsin 2/14/1936 4 5 Detroit Lions / 6th / 73rd pick / 1958
52 Dave Lloyd 26 14 0 247 6-3 Texas Tech,Georgia 11/9/1936 3 4 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 47th pick / 1959
64 John Lomakoski 22 3 0 250 6-4 West. Michigan 11/11/1940 Rook 2 Detroit Lions / 4th / 48th pick / 1962
New York Titans / 8th / 61st pick / 1962
43 Gary Lowe 28 LS 13 0 196 5-11 Michigan St. 5/4/1934 6 8 Washington Redskins / 5th / 59th pick / 1956
21 Bruce Maher 25 14 0 190 5-11 Detroit Mercy 7/25/1937 2 4 Detroit Lions / 15th / 173rd pick / 1959
78 Darris McCord 29 LDE 14 0 250 6-4 Tennessee 1/4/1933 7 9 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 36th pick / 1955
54 Max Messner 24 14 0 225 6-3 Cincinnati 10/13/1938 2 4 Detroit Lions / 9th / 99th pick / 1960
67 Dick Mills 23 8 0 240 6-3 Pittsburgh 3/6/1939 1 3 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 34th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 9th / 70th pick / 1961
14 Earl Morrall 28 14 0 205 6-1 Michigan St. 5/17/1934 6 2 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1956
33 Nick Pietrosante 25 FB 13 0 225 6-2 Notre Dame 9/10/1937 3 6 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1959
16 Milt Plum 27 QB 14 14 205 6-1 Penn St. 1/20/1935 5 10 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 17th pick / 1957
56 Joe Schmidt*+ 30 MLB 14 0 220 6-1 Pittsburgh 1/19/1932 9 15 Detroit Lions / 7th / 85th pick / 1953
50 Bob Scholtz 25 14 0 250 6-4 Notre Dame 12/25/1937 2 3 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 27th pick / 1960
66 Harley Sewell* 31 LG 13 0 230 6-1 Texas 4/18/1931 9 8 Detroit Lions / 1st / 13th pick / 1953
25 Pat Studstill 24 KR 14 0 180 6-0 Houston 6/4/1938 1 5
84 Leo Sugar 33 6 0 214 6-1 Purdue 4/6/1929 8 4 Chicago Cardinals / 11th / 123rd pick / 1952
85 Larry Vargo 23 db 9 1 215 6-3 Detroit Mercy 4/5/1939 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 11th / 150th pick / 1961
Buffalo Bills / 21st / 163rd pick / 1961
55 Wayne Walker 26 K 14 0 225 6-2 Idaho 9/30/1936 4 11 Detroit Lions / 4th / 45th pick / 1958
73 Paul Ward 25 6 0 247 6-3 Whitworth 1/30/1937 1 4
23 Tom Watkins 25 13 0 195 6-0 Iowa St. 10/23/1937 1 4 Oakland Raiders / 8th / 57th pick / 1961
Cleveland Browns / 15th / 177th pick / 1960
34 Ken Webb 27 14 0 207 5-11 Presbyterian 8/15/1935 4 3 Detroit Lions / 14th / 169th pick / 1958
51 Bob Whitlow 26 C 14 14 236 6-2 Indiana,Arizona 2/15/1936 2 6
88 Sam Williams 31 RDE 13 0 235 6-5 Michigan St. 3/9/1931 3 10 Los Angeles Rams / 24th / 288th pick / 1956
Team Total 26.6 14 220.9 6-1.9 3.8