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1964 Detroit Lions

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7-5-2, Finished 4th in NFL West Division  · 1964 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.2, Offense: -1.3, Defense: 5.5, SoS: 2.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 280 points (20.0/g), 9th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 260 points (18.6/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 20 points (1.4/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 7.6-6.4.

Coach: George Wilson (7-5-2)

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 29 7 11 154 for 287, 2,241 yards, 18 td, 15 int, & 12 rushes for 28 yards and 1 td Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 17th pick / 1957
FB Nick Pietrosante 27 5 0 147 rushes for 536 yards, 4 td, & 19 catches for 152 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1959
LH Tom Watkins 27 3 0 80 rushes for 218 yards, 1 td, & 10 catches for 125 yards and 1 td Oakland Raiders / 8th / 57th pick / 1961
Cleveland Browns / 15th / 177th pick / 1960
RH Terry Barr* 29 7 0 2 rushes for 31 yards, 0 td, & 57 catches for 1,030 yards and 9 td Detroit Lions / 3rd / 36th pick / 1957
SE Gail Cogdill 27 4 0 45 catches for 665 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for -4 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 6th / 63rd pick / 1960
TE Jim Gibbons* 28 6 0 45 catches for 605 yards, 8 td Cleveland Browns / 5th / 61st pick / 1958
LT Daryl Sanders 23 1 14 Detroit Lions / 1st / 12th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 32nd pick / 1963
LG John Gonzaga 31 8 0 1 fumble recovered
C Bob Whitlow 28 4 0
RG John Gordy* 29 7 0 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 24th pick / 1957
RT J.D. Smith 28 5 0 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 15th pick / 1959
 Defensive Starters
LDE Darris McCord 31 9 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 36th pick / 1955
LDT Alex Karras 29 6 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1958
RDT Roger Brown* 27 4 0 Detroit Lions / 4th / 42nd pick / 1960
RDE Sam Williams 33 5 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 24th / 288th pick / 1956
LLB Ernie Clark 27 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 13th / 180th pick / 1963
MLB Dennis Gaubatz 24 1 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 8th / 111th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 25th / 199th pick / 1963
RLB Wayne Walker* 28 6 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 45th pick / 1958
LCB Dick LeBeau* 27 5 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 5th / 58th pick / 1959
RCB Bobby Thompson 25 Rook 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 38th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 12th / 91st pick / 1962
LS Bruce Maher 27 4 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 15th / 173rd pick / 1959
RS Yale Lary* 34 12 0 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 34th pick / 1952
 Special Teams Starters
K Wayne Walker* 28 6 0 14 of 25 field goals & 32 of 34 extra points Detroit Lions / 4th / 45th pick / 1958
P Yale Lary* 34 12 0 67 punts for a 46.3 average, 0 blocked Detroit Lions / 3rd / 34th pick / 1952
PR Pat Studstill 26 3 0 17 punt returns for a 8.1 average and 0 td
KR Pat Studstill 26 3 0 29 kick returns for a 24.4 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
41 Terry Barr* 29 RH 14 0 189 6-0 Michigan 8/10/1935 7 12 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 36th pick / 1957
30 Pat Batten 23 3 0 225 6-2 Hardin-Simmons 12/5/1941 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 30th pick / 1964
San Diego Chargers / 7th / 56th pick / 1964
76 Roger Brown* 27 RDT 14 0 300 6-5 Md-Eastern Shore 5/1/1937 4 8 Detroit Lions / 4th / 42nd pick / 1960
59 Ernie Clark 27 LLB 14 0 220 6-1 Michigan St. 8/11/1937 1 7 Detroit Lions / 13th / 180th pick / 1963
89 Gail Cogdill 27 SE 11 0 200 6-3 Washington St. 4/7/1937 4 7 Detroit Lions / 6th / 63rd pick / 1960
20 Dick Compton 24 12 0 190 6-2 McMurry 4/16/1940 2 0
53 Dennis Gaubatz 24 MLB 14 0 232 6-2 LSU 2/11/1940 1 7 Detroit Lions / 8th / 111th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 25th / 199th pick / 1963
80 Jim Gibbons* 28 TE 14 0 220 6-2 Iowa 9/26/1936 6 7 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 61st pick / 1958
10 Sonny Gibbs 25 2 0 230 6-7 TCU 10/25/1939 Rook 0 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 18th pick / 1962
Denver Broncos / 14th / 106th pick / 1962
79 John Gonzaga 31 LG 14 0 247 6-3 none 3/6/1933 8 6
75 John Gordy* 29 RG 14 0 248 6-3 Tennessee 7/17/1935 7 10 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 24th pick / 1957
67 Wally Hilgenberg 22 14 0 229 6-3 Iowa 9/19/1942 Rook 4 Detroit Lions / 4th / 48th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 8th / 57th pick / 1964
71 Alex Karras 29 LDT 14 0 248 6-2 Iowa 7/15/1935 6 11 Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1958
65 Roger LaLonde 22 14 0 255 6-3 Muskingum 1/6/1942 Rook 4 Boston Patriots / 8th / 61st pick / 1964
Detroit Lions / 15th / 201st pick / 1964
81 Night Train Lane 35 7 0 194 6-1 West. Nebraska CC-Scottsbluff 4/16/1929 12 3
28 Yale Lary* 34 P 14 0 185 5-11 Texas A&M 11/24/1930 12 13 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 34th pick / 1952
44 Dick LeBeau* 27 LCB 14 0 185 6-1 Ohio St. 9/9/1937 5 12 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 58th pick / 1959
52 Monte Lee 26 14 0 225 6-4 Texas 7/11/1938 3 4 Houston Oilers / 5th / 40th pick / 1961
Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 92nd pick / 1960
45 Dan Lewis 28 11 0 199 6-1 Wisconsin 2/14/1936 6 5 Detroit Lions / 6th / 73rd pick / 1958
43 Gary Lowe 30 13 0 196 5-11 Michigan St. 5/4/1934 8 3 Washington Redskins / 5th / 59th pick / 1956
21 Bruce Maher 27 LS 14 0 190 5-11 Detroit Mercy 7/25/1937 4 6 Detroit Lions / 15th / 173rd pick / 1959
78 Darris McCord 31 LDE 14 0 250 6-4 Tennessee 1/4/1933 9 7 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 36th pick / 1955
39 Hugh McElhenny 36 8 0 195 6-1 Washington 12/31/1928 12 1 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1952
84 Hugh McInnis 26 14 0 228 6-3 Southern Miss 9/18/1938 4 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 26th pick / 1960
14 Earl Morrall 30 qb 6 3 205 6-1 Michigan St. 5/17/1934 8 3 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1956
33 Nick Pietrosante 27 FB 14 0 225 6-2 Notre Dame 9/10/1937 5 6 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1959
16 Milt Plum 29 QB 12 11 205 6-1 Penn St. 1/20/1935 7 9 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 17th pick / 1957
83 Bill Quinlan 32 12 0 248 6-3 Michigan St. 6/19/1932 7 4 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 37th pick / 1956
47 Wayne Rasmussen 22 11 0 175 6-2 South Dakota St. 6/7/1942 Rook 3 Detroit Lions / 9th / 117th pick / 1964
34 Nick Ryder 23 14 0 210 5-11 Miami (FL) 10/31/1941 1 0 New York Jets / 16th / 123rd pick / 1963
Detroit Lions / 10th / 139th pick / 1963
70 Daryl Sanders 23 LT 14 14 250 6-5 Ohio St. 4/24/1941 1 6 Detroit Lions / 1st / 12th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 32nd pick / 1963
56 Joe Schmidt 32 9 0 220 6-1 Pittsburgh 1/19/1932 11 3 Detroit Lions / 7th / 85th pick / 1953
50 Bob Scholtz 27 11 0 250 6-4 Notre Dame 12/25/1937 4 3 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 27th pick / 1960
66 Jim Simon 24 14 0 240 6-4 Miami (FL) 3/22/1940 1 3 Boston Patriots / 9th / 71st pick / 1963
Detroit Lions / 15th / 208th pick / 1963
72 J.D. Smith 28 RT 7 0 250 6-2 Rice 5/27/1936 5 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 15th pick / 1959
25 Pat Studstill 26 KR 14 0 180 6-0 Houston 6/4/1938 3 1
27 Bobby Thompson 25 RCB 14 0 188 5-11 Arizona 3/30/1939 Rook 6 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 38th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 12th / 91st pick / 1962
55 Wayne Walker* 28 K 14 0 225 6-2 Idaho 9/30/1936 6 14 Detroit Lions / 4th / 45th pick / 1958
23 Tom Watkins 27 LH 14 0 195 6-0 Iowa St. 10/23/1937 3 6 Oakland Raiders / 8th / 57th pick / 1961
Cleveland Browns / 15th / 177th pick / 1960
87 Warren Wells 22 9 0 190 6-1 Texas Southern 11/14/1942 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 12th / 160th pick / 1964
51 Bob Whitlow 28 C 12 0 236 6-2 Indiana,Arizona 2/15/1936 4 6
88 Sam Williams 33 RDE 14 0 235 6-5 Michigan St. 3/9/1931 5 8 Los Angeles Rams / 24th / 288th pick / 1956
Team Total 27.5 14 219.2 6-2.0 4.6