Starters

Starters Table
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Offensive Starters
QBKarl Sweetan24Rook8157 for 309, 1,809 yards, 4 td, 14 int, & 34 rushes for 219 yards and 1 tdDetroit Lions / 18th / 249th pick / 1965
HBAmos Marsh2750134 rushes for 433 yards, 3 td, & 12 catches for 111 yards and 0 td
FBTom Nowatzke2410151 rushes for 512 yards, 6 td, & 54 catches for 316 yards and 1 tdNew York Jets / 1st / 4th pick / 1965, Detroit Lions / 1st / 11th pick / 1965
FLPat Studstill*+285067 catches for 1,266 yards, 5 td, & 2 rushes for 20 yards and 0 td
SEGail Cogdill296047 catches for 411 yards, 1 tdDetroit Lions / 6th / 63rd pick / 1960
TERon Kramer319037 catches for 432 yards, 0 tdGreen Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1957
LTDaryl Sanders25314Detroit Lions / 1st / 12th pick / 1963, Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 32nd pick / 1963
LGBob Kowalkowski23Rook0Detroit Lions / 7th / 95th pick / 1965
CEd Flanagan22114Detroit Lions / 5th / 64th pick / 1965
RGJohn Gordy31901 fumble recoveredDetroit Lions / 2nd / 24th pick / 1957
RTJ.D. Smith3070Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 15th pick / 1959
Defensive Starters
LDEDarris McCord331100 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredDetroit Lions / 3rd / 36th pick / 1955
LDTAlex Karras31800 interceptions, 4 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1958
RDTRoger Brown*2960Detroit Lions / 4th / 42nd pick / 1960
RDELarry Hand2610Detroit Lions / 10th / 132nd pick / 1964, New York Jets / 21st / 163rd pick / 1964
LLBMike Lucci27405 interceptions, 0 fumbles recoveredCleveland Browns / 5th / 69th pick / 1961
MLBErnie Clark29301 interception, 1 fumble recoveredDetroit Lions / 13th / 180th pick / 1963
RLBWally Hilgenberg2426Detroit Lions / 4th / 48th pick / 1964, Denver Broncos / 8th / 57th pick / 1964
LCBDick LeBeau*29704 interceptions, 0 fumbles recoveredCleveland Browns / 5th / 58th pick / 1959
RCBBobby Smith2840Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1961, New York Titans / 26th / 205th pick / 1961
LSBruce Maher29605 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredDetroit Lions / 15th / 173rd pick / 1959
RSBobby Thompson27204 interceptions, 0 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 3rd / 38th pick / 1962, Dallas Texans / 12th / 91st pick / 1962
Special Teams Starters
KGaro Yepremian22Rook013 of 22 field goals & 11 of 11 extra points
PPat Studstill*+285072 punts for a 41.1 average, 0 blocked
PRTom Vaughn231018 punt returns for a 9.9 average and 0 tdDetroit Lions / 5th / 57th pick / 1965, Denver Broncos / 11th / 81st pick / 1965
KRTom Vaughn231023 kick returns for a 25.9 average and 0 tdDetroit Lions / 5th / 57th pick / 1965, Denver Broncos / 11th / 81st pick / 1965

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