Starters

Starters Table
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Offensive Starters
QB Gary Danielson 27 2 11 199 for 351, 2,294 yards, 18 td, 17 int, & 22 rushes for 93 yards and 0 td
RB Dexter Bussey 26 4 16 225 rushes for 924 yards, 5 td, & 31 catches for 275 yards and 1 td Detroit Lions / 3rd / 65th pick / 1974
FB Horace King 25 3 15 155 rushes for 660 yards, 4 td, & 48 catches for 396 yards and 2 td Detroit Lions / 6th / 141st pick / 1975
WR Luther Blue 24 1 15 31 catches for 350 yards, 2 td, & 5 rushes for 9 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 4th / 96th pick / 1977
WR Freddie Scott 26 4 13 37 catches for 564 yards, 2 td, & 4 rushes for 53 yards and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 7th / 174th pick / 1974
TE David Hill* 24 2 16 53 catches for 633 yards, 4 td, & 3 rushes for 12 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 2nd / 46th pick / 1976
LT Karl Baldischwiler 22 Rook 15 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 178th pick / 1978
LG Homer Elias 23 Rook 16 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 107th pick / 1978
C Larry Tearry 22 Rook 12 Detroit Lions / 4th / 109th pick / 1978
RG Lynn Boden 25 3 16 Detroit Lions / 1st / 13th pick / 1975
RT Brad Oates 25 2 15 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1976
Defensive Starters
LDE Dave Pureifory 29 6 8 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 142nd pick / 1972
LDT John Woodcock 24 2 16 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 76th pick / 1976
RDT Doug English* 25 3 13 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 38th pick / 1975
RDE Al Baker*+ 22 Rook 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 40th pick / 1978
LLB Paul Naumoff 33 11 13 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 60th pick / 1967
MLB Ed O'Neil 26 4 16 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 8th pick / 1974
RLB Charlie Weaver 29 7 16 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 48th pick / 1971
LCB Walt Williams 24 1 11 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1977
RCB Luther Bradley 23 Rook 16 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 11th pick / 1978
SS Mike Burns 24 1 11 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 141st pick / 1977
FS Jimmy Allen 26 4 14 5 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 100th pick / 1974
Special Teams Starters
K Benny Ricardo 24 2 0 20 of 28 field goals & 32 of 33 extra points
P Tom Skladany 23 Rook 0 86 punts for a 42.5 average, 1 blocked Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 46th pick / 1977
PR Jesse Thompson 22 Rook 1 16 punt returns for a 10.1 average and 0 td Detroit Lions / 6th / 165th pick / 1978
KR Jesse Thompson 22 Rook 1 14 kick returns for a 24.7 average and 0 td Detroit Lions / 6th / 165th pick / 1978

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