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1967 Detroit Lions

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5-7-2, Finished 3rd in NFL Central Division  · 1967 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.8, Offense: -1.6, Defense: 3.4, SoS: 1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 260 points (18.6/g), 12th of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 259 points (18.5/g), 5th.
 Differential of 1 points (0.1/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 7.0-7.0.

Coach: Joe Schmidt (5-7-2)

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 Karl Sweetan 25 1 8 74 for 177, 901 yards, 10 td, 11 int, & 17 rushes for 93 yards and 1 td Detroit Lions / 18th / 249th pick / 1965
HB Amos Marsh 28 6 6 58 rushes for 229 yards, 2 td, & 7 catches for 103 yards and 1 td
FB Mel Farr* 23 Rook 0 206 rushes for 860 yards, 3 td, & 39 catches for 317 yards and 3 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 7th pick / 1967
FL Pat Studstill 29 6 5 10 catches for 162 yards, 2 td
SE Bill Malinchak 23 1 6 26 catches for 397 yards, 4 td Detroit Lions / 3rd / 39th pick / 1966
TE Ron Kramer 32 10 6 4 catches for 40 yards, 0 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1957
LT Bill Cottrell 23 Rook 10
LG Chuck Walton 26 Rook 0 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 55th pick / 1963
San Diego Chargers / 13th / 98th pick / 1963
C Ed Flanagan 23 2 14 Detroit Lions / 5th / 64th pick / 1965
RG John Gordy 32 10 0 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 24th pick / 1957
RT Charlie Bradshaw 31 9 0 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 94th pick / 1957
 Defensive Starters
LDE Darris McCord 34 12 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 36th pick / 1955
LDT Alex Karras 32 9 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1958
RDT Jerry Rush 25 2 0 Boston Patriots / 1st / 7th pick / 1965
Detroit Lions / 2nd / 25th pick / 1965
RDE Larry Hand 27 2 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 10th / 132nd pick / 1964
New York Jets / 21st / 163rd pick / 1964
LLB Ernie Clark 30 4 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 13th / 180th pick / 1963
MLB Mike Lucci 28 5 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 5th / 69th pick / 1961
RLB Wayne Walker 31 9 5 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 45th pick / 1958
LCB Lem Barney* 22 Rook 0 10 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 34th pick / 1967
RCB Dick LeBeau 30 8 0 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 5th / 58th pick / 1959
LS Bruce Maher 30 7 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 15th / 173rd pick / 1959
RS Tom Vaughn 24 2 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 5th / 57th pick / 1965
Denver Broncos / 11th / 81st pick / 1965
 Special Teams Starters
K Wayne Walker 31 9 5 5 of 15 field goals & 11 of 11 extra points Detroit Lions / 4th / 45th pick / 1958
P Lem Barney* 22 Rook 0 47 punts for a 37.4 average, 0 blocked Detroit Lions / 2nd / 34th pick / 1967
PR Tom Watkins 30 6 6 15 punt returns for a 3.8 average and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 8th / 57th pick / 1961
Cleveland Browns / 15th / 177th pick / 1960
KR Tom Watkins 30 6 6 20 kick returns for a 20.6 average and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 8th / 57th pick / 1961
Cleveland Browns / 15th / 177th pick / 1960

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
20 Lem Barney* 22 LCB 14 0 188 6-0 Jackson St. 9/8/1945 Rook 13 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 34th pick / 1967
26 Mike Bass 22 2 0 190 6-0 Michigan 3/31/1945 Rook 2 Green Bay Packers / 12th / 314th pick / 1967
79 Charlie Bradshaw 31 RT 14 0 255 6-6 Baylor 3/13/1936 9 5 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 94th pick / 1957
59 Ernie Clark 30 LLB 12 0 220 6-1 Michigan St. 8/11/1937 4 8 Detroit Lions / 13th / 180th pick / 1963
89 Gail Cogdill 30 se 12 6 200 6-3 Washington St. 4/7/1937 7 4 Detroit Lions / 6th / 63rd pick / 1960
52 Bill Cottrell 23 LT 14 10 255 6-4 Delaware Valley 9/18/1944 Rook 4
24 Mel Farr* 23 FB 13 0 210 6-2 UCLA 11/3/1944 Rook 10 Detroit Lions / 1st / 7th pick / 1967
45 Bobby Felts 25 14 0 202 6-2 Florida A&M 6/26/1942 2 0 Baltimore Colts / 6th / 71st pick / 1965
Houston Oilers / 13th / 98th pick / 1965
54 Ed Flanagan 23 C 14 14 245 6-3 Purdue 2/23/1944 2 5 Detroit Lions / 5th / 64th pick / 1965
68 Frank Gallagher 24 13 0 245 6-2 North Carolina 3/2/1943 Rook 2
80 Jim Gibbons 31 te 14 6 220 6-2 Iowa 9/26/1936 9 1 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 61st pick / 1958
57 Ron Goovert 23 14 0 225 5-11 Michigan St. 2/15/1944 Rook 4
75 John Gordy 32 RG 14 0 248 6-3 Tennessee 7/17/1935 10 8 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 24th pick / 1957
74 Larry Hand 27 RDE 14 0 250 6-4 Appalachian St. 7/10/1940 2 9 Detroit Lions / 10th / 132nd pick / 1964
New York Jets / 21st / 163rd pick / 1964
87 John Henderson 24 fl 14 4 195 6-3 Michigan 3/21/1943 2 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 63rd pick / 1965
Buffalo Bills / 17th / 136th pick / 1965
85 Lew Kamanu 23 9 0 245 6-4 Weber St. 4/9/1944 Rook 4 Detroit Lions / 4th / 88th pick / 1967
71 Alex Karras 32 LDT 14 0 248 6-2 Iowa 7/15/1935 9 12 Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1958
66 Bob Kowalkowski 24 14 0 240 6-3 Virginia 11/5/1943 1 2 Detroit Lions / 7th / 95th pick / 1965
88 Ron Kramer 32 TE 11 6 234 6-3 Michigan 6/24/1935 10 0 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1957
44 Dick LeBeau 30 RCB 14 0 185 6-1 Ohio St. 9/9/1937 8 8 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 58th pick / 1959
53 Mike Lucci 28 MLB 14 0 230 6-2 Pittsburgh,Tennessee 12/29/1939 5 9 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 69th pick / 1961
21 Bruce Maher 30 LS 14 0 190 5-11 Detroit Mercy 7/25/1937 7 6 Detroit Lions / 15th / 173rd pick / 1959
81 Bill Malinchak 23 SE 14 6 200 6-1 Indiana 4/2/1944 1 5 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 39th pick / 1966
31 Amos Marsh 28 HB 14 6 218 6-0 Oregon St. 5/7/1939 6 3
86 John McCambridge 23 6 0 245 6-4 Northwestern 8/30/1944 Rook 3 Detroit Lions / 6th / 144th pick / 1967
78 Darris McCord 34 LDE 14 0 250 6-4 Tennessee 1/4/1933 12 8 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 36th pick / 1955
83 Mike Melinkovich 25 7 0 245 6-4 Washington 1/7/1942 2 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 17th / 236th pick / 1965
70 Denis Moore 23 5 0 255 6-5 USC 7/18/1944 Rook 3 Detroit Lions / 14th / 211th pick / 1966
58 Paul Naumoff 22 lb 14 6 215 6-1 Tennessee 7/3/1945 Rook 4 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 60th pick / 1967
35 Tom Nowatzke 25 14 0 230 6-3 Indiana 9/30/1942 2 4 New York Jets / 1st / 4th pick / 1965
Detroit Lions / 1st / 11th pick / 1965
16 Milt Plum 32 qb 9 6 205 6-1 Penn St. 1/20/1935 10 3 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 17th pick / 1957
47 Wayne Rasmussen 25 10 0 175 6-2 South Dakota St. 6/7/1942 3 3 Detroit Lions / 9th / 117th pick / 1964
82 Jerry Rush 25 RDT 14 0 265 6-4 Michigan St. 8/7/1942 2 8 Boston Patriots / 1st / 7th pick / 1965
Detroit Lions / 2nd / 25th pick / 1965
73 Roger Shoals 29 t 4 4 260 6-4 Maryland 12/13/1938 4 2 Dallas Texans / 34th / 267th pick / 1962
Cleveland Browns / 16th / 223rd pick / 1961
25 Pat Studstill 29 FL 7 5 180 6-0 Houston 6/4/1938 6 4
14 Karl Sweetan 25 QB 10 8 203 6-1 Texas A&M,Wake Forest 10/2/1942 1 2 Detroit Lions / 18th / 249th pick / 1965
27 Bobby Thompson 28 12 0 188 5-11 Arizona 3/30/1939 3 3 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 38th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 12th / 91st pick / 1962
48 Tom Vaughn 24 RS 14 0 190 5-11 Iowa St. 2/28/1943 2 7 Detroit Lions / 5th / 57th pick / 1965
Denver Broncos / 11th / 81st pick / 1965
55 Wayne Walker 31 K 14 5 225 6-2 Idaho 9/30/1936 9 5 Detroit Lions / 4th / 45th pick / 1958
63 Chuck Walton 26 LG 14 0 253 6-3 Iowa St. 7/7/1941 Rook 5 Detroit Lions / 4th / 55th pick / 1963
San Diego Chargers / 13th / 98th pick / 1963
23 Tom Watkins 30 hb 13 6 195 6-0 Iowa St. 10/23/1937 6 4 Oakland Raiders / 8th / 57th pick / 1961
Cleveland Browns / 15th / 177th pick / 1960
28 Mike Weger 22 14 0 200 6-2 Bowling Green 10/2/1945 Rook 3 Detroit Lions / 9th / 218th pick / 1967
77 Randy Winkler 24 8 0 255 6-5 Tarleton St. 7/18/1943 Rook 2 Detroit Lions / 12th / 178th pick / 1966
1 Garo Yepremian 23 8 0 175 5-8 none 6/2/1944 1 1
85 Jerry Zawadzkas 21 2 0 220 6-4 Columbia 1/3/1946 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 16th / 401st pick / 1967
Team Total 26.4 14 221.5 6-2.0 3.5