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1982 Detroit Lions

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4-5-0, Finished 4th in NFC Central Division  · 1982 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.3, Offense: -0.4, Defense: 1.7, SoS: 0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 181 points (20.1/g), 15th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 176 points (19.6/g), 14th.
 Differential of 5 points (0.6/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 4.6-4.4.

Coach: Monte Clark (4-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ted Marchibroda
 Defensive Coordinator: Maxie Baughan

Stadium: Pontiac Silverdome
 Training Camp: Oakland University (Rochester, Michigan)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Gary Danielson 31 6 5 100 for 197, 1,343 yards, 10 td, 14 int, & 23 rushes for 92 yards and 0 td
RB Billy Sims* 27 2 8 172 rushes for 639 yards, 4 td, & 34 catches for 342 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 1st pick / 1980
FB Dexter Bussey 30 8 6 48 rushes for 136 yards, 0 td, & 16 catches for 138 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 3rd / 65th pick / 1974
WR Freddie Scott 30 8 7 13 catches for 231 yards, 1 td, & 1 rush for -6 yards and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 7th / 174th pick / 1974
WR Leonard Thompson 30 7 7 17 catches for 328 yards, 4 td, & 2 rushes for 16 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 8th / 194th pick / 1975
TE David Hill 28 6 8 22 catches for 252 yards, 4 td Detroit Lions / 2nd / 46th pick / 1976
LT Karl Baldischwiler 26 4 5 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 178th pick / 1978
LG Homer Elias 27 4 9 Detroit Lions / 4th / 107th pick / 1978
C Amos Fowler 26 4 9 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 5th / 121st pick / 1978
RG Russ Bolinger 28 6 5 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 68th pick / 1976
RT Keith Dorney* 25 3 9 Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1979
 Defensive Starters
LDE Dave Pureifory 33 10 9 7.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 6th / 142nd pick / 1972
LDT William Gay 27 4 8 5.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 55th pick / 1978
RDT Doug English*+ 29 7 9 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 38th pick / 1975
RDE Al Baker 26 4 8 8.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 40th pick / 1978
LLB Garry Cobb 25 3 6 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 247th pick / 1979
MLB Ken Fantetti 25 3 9 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 37th pick / 1979
RLB Stan White 33 10 9 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 17th / 438th pick / 1972
LCB Wayne Smith 25 2 5 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 11th / 278th pick / 1980
RCB James Hunter 28 6 7 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1976
SS Ray Oldham 31 9 5 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 8th / 189th pick / 1973
FS Alvin Hall 24 1 9 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Eddie Murray 26 2 0 11 of 12 field goals & 16 of 16 extra points Detroit Lions / 7th / 166th pick / 1980
P Tom Skladany 27 4 0 36 punts for a 41.2 average, 0 blocked Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 46th pick / 1977
PR Robbie Martin 24 1 0 26 punt returns for a 10.6 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 100th pick / 1981
KR Alvin Hall 24 1 9 16 kick returns for a 26.6 average and 1 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
68 Al Baker 26 RDE 9 8 265 6-6 Colorado St. 12/9/1956 4 8 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 40th pick / 1978
76 Karl Baldischwiler 26 LT 9 5 265 6-5 Oklahoma 1/19/1956 4 4 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 178th pick / 1978
54 Roosevelt Barnes 24 9 0 226 6-2 Purdue 8/3/1958 Rook 2 Detroit Lions / 10th / 266th pick / 1982
73 Russ Bolinger 28 RG 9 5 255 6-5 California-Riverside,Long Beach St. 9/10/1954 6 4 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 68th pick / 1976
24 Dexter Bussey 30 FB 9 6 195 6-1 Oklahoma,Texas-Arlington 3/11/1952 8 4 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 65th pick / 1974
31 Ken Callicutt 27 8 0 190 6-0 Clemson 8/20/1955 4 0
40 William Cesare 27 2 0 190 5-11 Memphis,Miami (FL) 6/2/1955 4 0
53 Garry Cobb 25 LLB 6 6 227 6-2 USC 3/16/1957 3 6 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 247th pick / 1979
16 Gary Danielson 31 QB 8 5 195 6-2 Purdue 9/10/1951 6 7
72 Chris Dieterich 24 t 9 4 262 6-3 North Carolina St. 7/27/1958 2 4 Detroit Lions / 6th / 140th pick / 1980
58 Steve Doig 22 9 0 240 6-2 New Hampshire 3/28/1960 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 69th pick / 1982
70 Keith Dorney* 25 RT 9 9 268 6-5 Penn St. 12/3/1957 3 9 Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1979
74 Joe Ehrmann 33 dt 9 1 260 6-5 Syracuse 3/29/1949 9 3 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 10th pick / 1973
61 Homer Elias 27 LG 9 9 255 6-3 Tennessee St. 5/1/1955 4 7 Detroit Lions / 4th / 107th pick / 1978
78 Doug English*+ 29 RDT 9 9 255 6-5 Texas 8/25/1953 7 17 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 38th pick / 1975
57 Ken Fantetti 25 MLB 9 9 230 6-2 Wyoming 4/7/1957 3 7 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 37th pick / 1979
65 Amos Fowler 26 C 9 9 250 6-3 Southern Miss 2/11/1956 4 7 Detroit Lions / 5th / 121st pick / 1978
79 William Gay 27 LDT 9 8 250 6-5 USC 5/28/1955 4 8 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 55th pick / 1978
33 William Graham 23 db 7 1 191 5-11 Texas 9/27/1959 Rook 2 Detroit Lions / 5th / 127th pick / 1982
26 Hector Gray 25 db 8 2 192 6-1 Florida St. 1/2/1957 1 3
67 Don Greco 23 g 9 4 260 6-3 West. Illinois 4/1/1959 Rook 4 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1981
62 Curtis Green 25 de 7 1 256 6-3 Alabama St. 6/3/1957 1 2 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 46th pick / 1981
35 Alvin Hall 24 FS 9 9 193 5-10 Miami (OH) 8/12/1958 1 9
51 James Harrell 25 lb 9 3 224 6-1 Florida 7/19/1957 3 3
81 David Hill 28 TE 9 8 229 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 1/1/1954 6 4 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 46th pick / 1976
17 Eric Hipple 25 qb 9 4 196 6-2 Utah St. 9/16/1957 2 3 Detroit Lions / 4th / 85th pick / 1980
28 James Hunter 28 RCB 7 7 195 6-3 Grambling St. 3/8/1954 6 7 Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1976
6 John James 33 2 0 197 6-3 Florida 1/21/1949 10 1
32 Rick Kane 28 6 0 200 5-11 Oregon,San Jose St. 11/12/1954 5 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 69th pick / 1977
25 Horace King 29 rb 9 1 208 5-10 Georgia 3/5/1953 7 2 Detroit Lions / 6th / 141st pick / 1975
43 Al Latimer 25 db 4 2 176 5-11 Ferrum,Clemson 10/14/1957 3 2
64 Larry Lee 23 9 0 265 6-2 UCLA 9/10/1959 1 1 Detroit Lions / 5th / 129th pick / 1981
83 Robbie Martin 24 PR 9 0 179 5-8 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 12/3/1958 1 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 100th pick / 1981
29 Bruce McNorton 23 4 0 175 5-11 Georgetown (KY) 2/28/1959 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 4th / 96th pick / 1982
63 Martin Moss 24 5 0 250 6-4 UCLA 12/16/1958 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 8th / 208th pick / 1982
3 Eddie Murray 26 K 7 0 177 5-10 Tulane 8/29/1956 2 5 Detroit Lions / 7th / 166th pick / 1980
86 Mark Nichols 23 wr 7 3 210 6-2 San Jose St. 10/29/1959 1 3 Detroit Lions / 1st / 16th pick / 1981
80 Ulysses Norris 25 te 9 6 230 6-4 Georgia 1/15/1957 3 1 Detroit Lions / 4th / 88th pick / 1979
23 Ray Oldham 31 SS 5 5 200 6-0 Middle Tenn. St. 2/23/1951 9 5 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 189th pick / 1973
46 Ricky Porter 22 1 0 198 5-10 Slippery Rock 1/14/1960 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 12th / 319th pick / 1982
89 Tracy Porter 23 8 0 196 6-2 LSU 6/1/1959 1 2 Detroit Lions / 4th / 99th pick / 1981
75 Dave Pureifory 33 LDE 9 9 260 6-1 East. Michigan 7/12/1949 10 9 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 142nd pick / 1972
84 Rob Rubick 22 7 0 232 6-3 Grand Valley St. 9/27/1960 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 12th / 326th pick / 1982
87 Freddie Scott 30 WR 9 7 180 6-2 Amherst 8/5/1952 8 4 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 174th pick / 1974
20 Billy Sims* 27 RB 9 8 212 6-0 Oklahoma 9/18/1955 2 14 Detroit Lions / 1st / 1st pick / 1980
1 Tom Skladany 27 P 7 0 192 6-0 Ohio St. 6/29/1955 4 2 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 46th pick / 1977
44 Wayne Smith 25 LCB 5 5 171 6-0 Wisc-LaCrosse,Purdue 5/9/1957 2 5 Detroit Lions / 11th / 278th pick / 1980
50 Terry Tautolo 28 2 0 232 6-2 UCLA 8/30/1954 6 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 353rd pick / 1976
12 Bob Thomas 30 2 0 178 5-10 Notre Dame 8/7/1952 7 3 Los Angeles Rams / 15th / 388th pick / 1974
39 Leonard Thompson 30 WR 9 7 192 5-11 Oklahoma St. 7/28/1952 7 6 Detroit Lions / 8th / 194th pick / 1975
55 Tom Turnure 25 9 0 250 6-4 Washington 7/9/1957 2 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 57th pick / 1980
34 Danny Wagoner 23 1 0 180 5-10 Kansas 12/12/1959 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 9th / 231st pick / 1982
27 Bobby Watkins 22 db 9 4 184 5-10 Texas St. 5/31/1960 Rook 7 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1982
52 Stan White 33 RLB 9 9 225 6-1 Ohio St. 10/24/1949 10 9 Baltimore Colts / 17th / 438th pick / 1972
59 Jimmy Williams 22 6 0 228 6-3 Nebraska 11/15/1960 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 1st / 15th pick / 1982
Team Total 26.2 9 217.4 6-1.4 3.5