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1969 Detroit Lions

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9-4-1, NFL Central Division  · 1969 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.6, Offense: -1.2, Defense: 7.9, SoS: 1.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 259 points (18.5/g), 14th of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 188 points (13.4/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 71 points (5.1/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 9.5-4.5.

Coach: Joe Schmidt (9-4-1)

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

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Bill Munson 28 5 7 84 for 166, 1,062 yards, 7 td, 8 int, & 7 rushes for 31 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 7th pick / 1964
Houston Oilers / 16th / 126th pick / 1964
HB Nick Eddy 25 1 7 78 rushes for 272 yards, 2 td, & 10 catches for 78 yards and 1 td Detroit Lions / 2nd / 24th pick / 1966
FB Bill Triplett 29 7 9 111 rushes for 377 yards, 3 td, & 13 catches for 141 yards and 1 td Boston Patriots / 9th / 70th pick / 1962
New York Giants / 6th / 72nd pick / 1962
FL Larry Walton 22 Rook 7 12 catches for 109 yards, 0 td, & 2 rushes for 6 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 3rd / 59th pick / 1969
SE Earl McCullouch 23 1 14 33 catches for 529 yards, 5 td, & 1 rush for 4 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 24th pick / 1968
TE Charlie Sanders*+ 23 1 14 42 catches for 656 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for -8 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 3rd / 74th pick / 1968
LT Roger Shoals 31 6 14 Dallas Texans / 34th / 267th pick / 1962
Cleveland Browns / 16th / 223rd pick / 1961
LG Chuck Walton 28 2 14 Detroit Lions / 4th / 55th pick / 1963
San Diego Chargers / 13th / 98th pick / 1963
C Ed Flanagan* 25 4 14 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 5th / 64th pick / 1965
RG Frank Gallagher 26 2 12
RT Rocky Freitas 24 1 14 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1967
 Defensive Starters
LDE Joe Robb 32 10 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 14th / 164th pick / 1959
LDT Alex Karras 34 11 14 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1958
RDT Jerry Rush 27 4 9 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Boston Patriots / 1st / 7th pick / 1965
Detroit Lions / 2nd / 25th pick / 1965
RDE Larry Hand 29 4 14 Detroit Lions / 10th / 132nd pick / 1964
New York Jets / 21st / 163rd pick / 1964
LLB Paul Naumoff 24 2 14 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 60th pick / 1967
MLB Mike Lucci 30 7 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 5th / 69th pick / 1961
RLB Wayne Walker 33 11 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 45th pick / 1958
LCB Lem Barney*+ 24 2 13 8 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 34th pick / 1967
RCB Dick LeBeau 32 10 14 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 5th / 58th pick / 1959
LS Mike Weger 24 2 13 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 9th / 218th pick / 1967
RS Tom Vaughn 26 4 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 5th / 57th pick / 1965
Denver Broncos / 11th / 81st pick / 1965
 Special Teams Starters
K Errol Mann 28 1 0 25 of 37 field goals & 26 of 26 extra points
P Lem Barney*+ 24 2 13 66 punts for a 34.1 average, 1 blocked Detroit Lions / 2nd / 34th pick / 1967
PR Lem Barney*+ 24 2 13 9 punt returns for a 21.2 average and 1 td Detroit Lions / 2nd / 34th pick / 1967
KR Bobby Williams 27 3 1 17 kick returns for a 33.1 average and 1 td St. Louis Cardinals / 11th / 163rd pick / 1966

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
20 Lem Barney*+ 24 LCB 13 13 188 6-0 Jackson St. 9/8/1945 2 22 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 34th pick / 1967
14 Greg Barton 23 1 0 195 6-2 Tulsa 7/14/1946 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 9th / 229th pick / 1968
87 Craig Cotton 22 13 0 216 6-5 Youngstown St. 7/7/1947 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 200th pick / 1969
52 Bill Cottrell 25 14 0 255 6-4 Delaware Valley 9/18/1944 2 3
3 Rick Duncan 28 1 0 208 6-0 East. Montana 8/14/1941 2 0
40 Nick Eddy 25 HB 11 7 210 6-1 Notre Dame 8/23/1944 1 4 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 24th pick / 1966
24 Mel Farr 25 hb 5 5 210 6-2 UCLA 11/3/1944 2 4 Detroit Lions / 1st / 7th pick / 1967
54 Ed Flanagan* 25 C 14 14 245 6-3 Purdue 2/23/1944 4 7 Detroit Lions / 5th / 64th pick / 1965
76 Rocky Freitas 24 RT 14 14 270 6-6 Oregon St. 9/7/1945 1 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1967
68 Frank Gallagher 26 RG 14 12 245 6-2 North Carolina 3/2/1943 2 5
72 Dan Goich 25 14 0 240 6-4 California 4/30/1944 Rook 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 121st pick / 1966
74 Larry Hand 29 RDE 14 14 250 6-4 Appalachian St. 7/10/1940 4 9 Detroit Lions / 10th / 132nd pick / 1964
New York Jets / 21st / 163rd pick / 1964
71 Alex Karras 34 LDT 14 14 248 6-2 Iowa 7/15/1935 11 10 Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1958
66 Bob Kowalkowski 26 2 2 240 6-3 Virginia 11/5/1943 3 2 Detroit Lions / 7th / 95th pick / 1965
11 Greg Landry 23 qb 10 7 210 6-4 Massachusetts 12/18/1946 1 3 Detroit Lions / 1st / 11th pick / 1968
44 Dick LeBeau 32 RCB 14 14 185 6-1 Ohio St. 9/9/1937 10 10 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 58th pick / 1959
53 Mike Lucci 30 MLB 14 14 230 6-2 Pittsburgh,Tennessee 12/29/1939 7 9 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 69th pick / 1961
81 Bill Malinchak 25 6 3 200 6-1 Indiana 4/2/1944 3 0 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 39th pick / 1966
12 Errol Mann 28 K 14 0 200 6-0 North Dakota 6/27/1941 1 6
25 Earl McCullouch 23 SE 14 14 175 5-11 USC 1/10/1946 1 7 Detroit Lions / 1st / 24th pick / 1968
62 Ed Mooney 24 14 0 225 6-2 Texas Tech 2/26/1945 1 5 Detroit Lions / 4th / 93rd pick / 1968
70 Denis Moore 25 14 5 255 6-5 USC 7/18/1944 2 5 Detroit Lions / 14th / 211th pick / 1966
19 Bill Munson 28 QB 8 7 203 6-2 Utah St. 8/11/1941 5 5 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 7th pick / 1964
Houston Oilers / 16th / 126th pick / 1964
58 Paul Naumoff 24 LLB 14 14 215 6-1 Tennessee 7/3/1945 2 9 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 60th pick / 1967
35 Tom Nowatzke 27 9 0 230 6-3 Indiana 9/30/1942 4 0 New York Jets / 1st / 4th pick / 1965
Detroit Lions / 1st / 11th pick / 1965
23 Phil Odle 27 13 0 195 5-11 BYU 11/23/1942 1 0 Detroit Lions / 5th / 120th pick / 1968
67 Rocky Rasley 22 12 0 250 6-3 Oregon St. 4/27/1947 Rook 3 Detroit Lions / 9th / 216th pick / 1969
47 Wayne Rasmussen 27 14 1 175 6-2 South Dakota St. 6/7/1942 5 4 Detroit Lions / 9th / 117th pick / 1964
84 Joe Robb 32 LDE 14 14 238 6-3 TCU 3/15/1937 10 10 Chicago Bears / 14th / 164th pick / 1959
82 Jerry Rush 27 RDT 11 9 265 6-4 Michigan St. 8/7/1942 4 9 Boston Patriots / 1st / 7th pick / 1965
Detroit Lions / 2nd / 25th pick / 1965
88 Charlie Sanders*+ 23 TE 14 14 225 6-4 Minnesota 8/25/1946 1 8 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 74th pick / 1968
73 Roger Shoals 31 LT 14 14 260 6-4 Maryland 12/13/1938 6 5 Dallas Texans / 34th / 267th pick / 1962
Cleveland Browns / 16th / 223rd pick / 1961
51 Bill Swain 28 14 0 230 6-2 Oregon 2/22/1941 6 5
42 Altie Taylor 22 10 4 200 5-10 Utah St. 9/29/1947 Rook 4 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 34th pick / 1969
38 Bill Triplett 29 FB 14 9 215 6-2 Miami (OH) 5/9/1940 7 5 Boston Patriots / 9th / 70th pick / 1962
New York Giants / 6th / 72nd pick / 1962
48 Tom Vaughn 26 RS 14 14 190 5-11 Iowa St. 2/28/1943 4 9 Detroit Lions / 5th / 57th pick / 1965
Denver Broncos / 11th / 81st pick / 1965
55 Wayne Walker 33 RLB 14 14 225 6-2 Idaho 9/30/1936 11 10 Detroit Lions / 4th / 45th pick / 1958
63 Chuck Walton 28 LG 14 14 253 6-3 Iowa St. 7/7/1941 2 5 Detroit Lions / 4th / 55th pick / 1963
San Diego Chargers / 13th / 98th pick / 1963
49 Larry Walton 22 FL 14 7 180 6-0 Arizona St. 2/8/1947 Rook 2 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 59th pick / 1969
30 Larry Watkins 23 14 1 230 6-2 Alcorn St. 10/5/1946 Rook 3
28 Mike Weger 24 LS 13 13 200 6-2 Bowling Green 10/2/1945 2 9 Detroit Lions / 9th / 218th pick / 1967
45 Bobby Williams 27 KR 13 1 205 6-0 Central Oklahoma 2/28/1942 3 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 11th / 163rd pick / 1966
89 John Wright 23 14 4 197 6-0 Illinois 1/11/1946 1 2 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1968
75 Jim Yarbrough 23 14 0 265 6-5 Florida 10/28/1946 Rook 3 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 47th pick / 1969
Team Total 26.1 14 221.5 6-2.1 3.0