Starters

Starters Table
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Offensive Starters
QBGary Danielson29416244 for 417, 3,223 yards, 13 td, 11 int, & 48 rushes for 232 yards and 2 td
RBBilly Sims*25Rook16313 rushes for 1,303 yards, 13 td, & 51 catches for 621 yards and 3 tdDetroit Lions / 1st / 1st pick / 1980
FBDexter Bussey28616145 rushes for 720 yards, 3 td, & 39 catches for 364 yards and 0 tdDetroit Lions / 3rd / 65th pick / 1974
WRFreddie Scott2861653 catches for 834 yards, 4 td, & 5 rushes for 86 yards and 1 tdBaltimore Colts / 7th / 174th pick / 1974
WRLeonard Thompson2851219 catches for 511 yards, 3 td, & 6 rushes for 61 yards and 0 tdDetroit Lions / 8th / 194th pick / 1975
TEDavid Hill2641639 catches for 424 yards, 1 tdDetroit Lions / 2nd / 46th pick / 1976
LTKarl Baldischwiler24216Miami Dolphins / 7th / 178th pick / 1978
LGHomer Elias25213Detroit Lions / 4th / 107th pick / 1978
CAmos Fowler242121 fumble recoveredDetroit Lions / 5th / 121st pick / 1978
RGRuss Bolinger264151 fumble recoveredDetroit Lions / 3rd / 68th pick / 1976
RTKeith Dorney2318Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1979
Defensive Starters
LDEDave Pureifory31816Green Bay Packers / 6th / 142nd pick / 1972
LDTWilliam Gay2529Denver Broncos / 2nd / 55th pick / 1978
RDTJohn Mendenhall32812New York Giants / 3rd / 55th pick / 1972
RDEAl Baker*242151 interception, 1 fumble recoveredDetroit Lions / 2nd / 40th pick / 1978
LLBCharlie Weaver319161 interception, 2 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 2nd / 48th pick / 1971
MLBKen Fantetti231161 interception, 0 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 2nd / 37th pick / 1979
RLBStan White318162 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredBaltimore Colts / 17th / 438th pick / 1972
LCBWayne Smith23Rook81 interception, 2 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 11th / 278th pick / 1980
RCBJames Hunter264166 interceptions, 0 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1976
SSJimmy Allen286156 interceptions, 0 fumbles recoveredPittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 100th pick / 1974
FSRay Oldham297123 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredBaltimore Colts / 8th / 189th pick / 1973
Special Teams Starters
KEddie Murray*+24Rook027 of 42 field goals & 35 of 36 extra pointsDetroit Lions / 7th / 166th pick / 1980
PTom Skladany252072 punts for a 42.2 average, 1 blockedCleveland Browns / 2nd / 46th pick / 1977
PRJohn Arnold251028 punt returns for a 7.3 average and 0 td
KRRick Kane263023 kick returns for a 21.5 average and 0 tdDetroit Lions / 3rd / 69th pick / 1977

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