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1970 Detroit Lions

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10-4-0, Finished 2nd in NFC Central Division  · 1970 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 14.0, Offense: 7.4, Defense: 6.6, SoS: 3.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 347 points (24.8/g), 2nd of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 202 points (14.4/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 145 points (10.4/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 11.0-3.0.

Coach: Joe Schmidt (10-4-0)

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 Bill Munson 29 6 8 84 for 158, 1,049 yards, 10 td, 7 int, & 9 rushes for 33 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 7th pick / 1964
Houston Oilers / 16th / 126th pick / 1964
RB Altie Taylor 23 1 14 198 rushes for 666 yards, 2 td, & 27 catches for 261 yards and 2 td Detroit Lions / 2nd / 34th pick / 1969
FB Mel Farr* 26 3 12 166 rushes for 717 yards, 9 td, & 29 catches for 213 yards and 2 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 7th pick / 1967
WR Earl McCullouch 24 2 8 15 catches for 278 yards, 4 td, & 1 rush for 7 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 24th pick / 1968
WR Larry Walton 23 1 11 30 catches for 532 yards, 5 td, & 2 rushes for 20 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 3rd / 59th pick / 1969
TE Charlie Sanders*+ 24 2 14 40 catches for 544 yards, 6 td Detroit Lions / 3rd / 74th pick / 1968
LT Roger Shoals 32 7 14 1 fumble recovered Dallas Texans / 34th / 267th pick / 1962
Cleveland Browns / 16th / 223rd pick / 1961
LG Chuck Walton 29 3 14 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 55th pick / 1963
San Diego Chargers / 13th / 98th pick / 1963
C Ed Flanagan* 26 5 14 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 5th / 64th pick / 1965
RG Frank Gallagher 27 3 14
RT Rocky Freitas 25 2 14 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1967
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jim Mitchell 22 Rook 8 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 71st pick / 1970
LDT Alex Karras 35 12 12 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1958
RDT Jerry Rush 28 5 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Boston Patriots / 1st / 7th pick / 1965
Detroit Lions / 2nd / 25th pick / 1965
RDE Larry Hand 30 5 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 10th / 132nd pick / 1964
New York Jets / 21st / 163rd pick / 1964
LLB Paul Naumoff* 25 3 14 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 60th pick / 1967
MLB Mike Lucci 31 8 14 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 5th / 69th pick / 1961
RLB Wayne Walker 34 12 14 Detroit Lions / 4th / 45th pick / 1958
LCB Lem Barney 25 3 13 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 34th pick / 1967
RCB Dick LeBeau 33 11 14 9 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 5th / 58th pick / 1959
SS Mike Weger 25 3 14 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 9th / 218th pick / 1967
FS Wayne Rasmussen 28 6 8 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 9th / 117th pick / 1964
 Special Teams Starters
K Errol Mann 29 2 0 20 of 29 field goals & 41 of 41 extra points
P Herman Weaver 22 Rook 0 62 punts for a 40.0 average, 1 blocked Detroit Lions / 9th / 227th pick / 1970
PR Lem Barney 25 3 13 25 punt returns for a 10.4 average and 1 td Detroit Lions / 2nd / 34th pick / 1967
KR Bobby Williams 28 4 1 25 kick returns for a 21.8 average and 1 td St. Louis Cardinals / 11th / 163rd pick / 1966

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
20 Lem Barney 25 LCB 13 13 188 6-0 Jackson St. 9/8/1945 3 12 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 34th pick / 1967
81 Charlie Brown 22 14 0 195 6-2 Northern Arizona 10/13/1948 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 14th / 357th pick / 1970
87 Craig Cotton 23 14 0 216 6-5 Youngstown St. 7/7/1947 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 200th pick / 1969
52 Bill Cottrell 26 10 0 255 6-4 Delaware Valley 9/18/1944 3 4
40 Nick Eddy 26 11 0 210 6-1 Notre Dame 8/23/1944 2 1 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 24th pick / 1966
24 Mel Farr* 26 FB 12 12 210 6-2 UCLA 11/3/1944 3 12 Detroit Lions / 1st / 7th pick / 1967
54 Ed Flanagan* 26 C 14 14 245 6-3 Purdue 2/23/1944 5 10 Detroit Lions / 5th / 64th pick / 1965
76 Rocky Freitas 25 RT 14 14 270 6-6 Oregon St. 9/7/1945 2 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1967
68 Frank Gallagher 27 RG 14 14 245 6-2 North Carolina 3/2/1943 3 8
72 Dan Goich 26 14 2 240 6-4 California 4/30/1944 1 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 121st pick / 1966
74 Larry Hand 30 RDE 14 14 250 6-4 Appalachian St. 7/10/1940 5 8 Detroit Lions / 10th / 132nd pick / 1964
New York Jets / 21st / 163rd pick / 1964
80 Dave Haverdick 22 8 0 245 6-4 Morehead St. 1/19/1948 Rook 3 Detroit Lions / 13th / 331st pick / 1970
85 Chuck Hughes 27 wr 13 9 173 5-11 Texas-El Paso 3/24/1943 3 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 99th pick / 1967
71 Alex Karras 35 LDT 13 12 248 6-2 Iowa 7/15/1935 12 8 Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1958
66 Bob Kowalkowski 27 10 0 240 6-3 Virginia 11/5/1943 4 4 Detroit Lions / 7th / 95th pick / 1965
11 Greg Landry 24 qb 12 6 210 6-4 Massachusetts 12/18/1946 2 11 Detroit Lions / 1st / 11th pick / 1968
44 Dick LeBeau 33 RCB 14 14 185 6-1 Ohio St. 9/9/1937 11 11 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 58th pick / 1959
53 Mike Lucci 31 MLB 14 14 230 6-2 Pittsburgh,Tennessee 12/29/1939 8 9 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 69th pick / 1961
12 Errol Mann 29 K 14 0 200 6-0 North Dakota 6/27/1941 2 6
46 Bruce Maxwell 23 11 0 220 6-1 Arkansas 3/23/1947 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 10th / 253rd pick / 1970
25 Earl McCullouch 24 WR 10 8 175 5-11 USC 1/10/1946 2 5 Detroit Lions / 1st / 24th pick / 1968
57 Terry Miller 24 1 0 225 6-2 Illinois 4/11/1946 Rook 3 Detroit Lions / 8th / 202nd pick / 1968
83 Jim Mitchell 22 LDE 14 8 245 6-3 Virginia St. 9/15/1948 Rook 8 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 71st pick / 1970
62 Ed Mooney 25 14 0 225 6-2 Texas Tech 2/26/1945 2 4 Detroit Lions / 4th / 93rd pick / 1968
19 Bill Munson 29 QB 8 8 203 6-2 Utah St. 8/11/1941 6 7 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 7th pick / 1964
Houston Oilers / 16th / 126th pick / 1964
50 Paul Naumoff* 25 LLB 14 14 215 6-1 Tennessee 7/3/1945 3 9 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 60th pick / 1967
23 Phil Odle 28 4 0 195 5-11 BYU 11/23/1942 2 0 Detroit Lions / 5th / 120th pick / 1968
36 Steve Owens 23 6 1 215 6-2 Oklahoma 12/9/1947 Rook 2 Detroit Lions / 1st / 19th pick / 1970
67 Rocky Rasley 23 8 0 250 6-3 Oregon St. 4/27/1947 1 3 Detroit Lions / 9th / 216th pick / 1969
47 Wayne Rasmussen 28 FS 14 8 175 6-2 South Dakota St. 6/7/1942 6 6 Detroit Lions / 9th / 117th pick / 1964
84 Joe Robb 33 6 6 238 6-3 TCU 3/15/1937 11 4 Chicago Bears / 14th / 164th pick / 1959
82 Jerry Rush 28 RDT 14 14 265 6-4 Michigan St. 8/7/1942 5 8 Boston Patriots / 1st / 7th pick / 1965
Detroit Lions / 2nd / 25th pick / 1965
88 Charlie Sanders*+ 24 TE 14 14 225 6-4 Minnesota 8/25/1946 2 10 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 74th pick / 1968
58 Bill Saul 30 13 0 224 6-4 Penn St. 11/19/1940 8 4 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1962
Buffalo Bills / 9th / 68th pick / 1962
73 Roger Shoals 32 LT 14 14 260 6-4 Maryland 12/13/1938 7 8 Dallas Texans / 34th / 267th pick / 1962
Cleveland Browns / 16th / 223rd pick / 1961
42 Altie Taylor 23 RB 14 14 200 5-10 Utah St. 9/29/1947 1 13 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 34th pick / 1969
38 Bill Triplett 30 14 1 215 6-2 Miami (OH) 5/9/1940 8 3 Boston Patriots / 9th / 70th pick / 1962
New York Giants / 6th / 72nd pick / 1962
48 Tom Vaughn 27 fs 11 6 190 5-11 Iowa St. 2/28/1943 5 5 Detroit Lions / 5th / 57th pick / 1965
Denver Broncos / 11th / 81st pick / 1965
55 Wayne Walker 34 RLB 14 14 225 6-2 Idaho 9/30/1936 12 7 Detroit Lions / 4th / 45th pick / 1958
63 Chuck Walton 29 LG 14 14 253 6-3 Iowa St. 7/7/1941 3 8 Detroit Lions / 4th / 55th pick / 1963
San Diego Chargers / 13th / 98th pick / 1963
49 Larry Walton 23 WR 13 11 180 6-0 Arizona St. 2/8/1947 1 10 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 59th pick / 1969
18 Herman Weaver 22 P 14 0 210 6-4 Tennessee 11/17/1948 Rook 2 Detroit Lions / 9th / 227th pick / 1970
28 Mike Weger 25 SS 14 14 200 6-2 Bowling Green 10/2/1945 3 10 Detroit Lions / 9th / 218th pick / 1967
45 Bobby Williams 28 KR 14 1 205 6-0 Central Oklahoma 2/28/1942 4 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 11th / 163rd pick / 1966
75 Jim Yarbrough 24 12 0 265 6-5 Florida 10/28/1946 1 4 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 47th pick / 1969
Team Total 26.6 14 221.2 6-2.2 3.6