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1984 Detroit Lions

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4-11-1, NFC Central Division  · 1984 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -6.2, Offense: -2.9, Defense: -3.4, SoS: 1.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 283 points (17.7/g), 21st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 408 points (25.5/g), 23rd.
 Differential of -125 points (-7.8/g), 24th.  Expected W-L: 4.7-11.3.

Coach: Monte Clark (4-11-1)
 Offensive Coordinator: Bill Nelsen
 Defensive Coordinator: Ed Beard

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 33 8 14 252 for 410, 3,076 yards, 17 td, 15 int, & 41 rushes for 218 yards and 3 td
RB Billy Sims 29 4 8 130 rushes for 687 yards, 5 td, & 31 catches for 239 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 1st pick / 1980
FB James Jones 23 1 16 137 rushes for 532 yards, 3 td, & 77 catches for 662 yards and 5 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 13th pick / 1983
WR Mark Nichols 25 3 9 34 catches for 744 yards, 1 td, & 3 rushes for 27 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 16th pick / 1981
WR Leonard Thompson 32 9 15 50 catches for 773 yards, 6 td, & 3 rushes for -7 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 8th / 194th pick / 1975
TE Rob Rubick 24 2 9 14 catches for 188 yards, 1 td Detroit Lions / 12th / 326th pick / 1982
LT Don Laster 26 2 8 Washington Redskins / 12th / 309th pick / 1982
LG Chris Dieterich 26 4 16 Detroit Lions / 6th / 140th pick / 1980
C Amos Fowler 28 6 7 Detroit Lions / 5th / 121st pick / 1978
RG Don Greco 25 2 16 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1981
RT Keith Dorney 27 5 16 Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1979
 Defensive Starters
LDE Mike Cofer 24 1 16 7.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 67th pick / 1983
LDT Curtis Green 27 3 15 8.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 46th pick / 1981
RDT Doug English 31 9 16 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 38th pick / 1975
RDE William Gay 29 6 16 10.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 55th pick / 1978
LLB Garry Cobb 27 5 16 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 247th pick / 1979
MLB Ken Fantetti 27 5 12 1.5 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 37th pick / 1979
RLB Jimmy Williams 24 2 16 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 15th pick / 1982
LCB Bobby Watkins 24 2 16 0.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1982
RCB Bruce McNorton 25 2 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 96th pick / 1982
SS Alvin Hall 26 3 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
FS William Graham 25 2 13 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 5th / 127th pick / 1982
 Special Teams Starters
K Eddie Murray 28 4 0 20 of 27 field goals & 31 of 31 extra points Detroit Lions / 7th / 166th pick / 1980
P Mike Black 23 1 0 76 punts for a 41.6 average, 0 blocked Detroit Lions / 7th / 181st pick / 1983
PR Robbie Martin 26 3 0 25 punt returns for a 8.4 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 100th pick / 1981
KR Pete Mandley 23 Rook 0 22 kick returns for a 17.7 average and 0 td Detroit Lions / 2nd / 47th pick / 1984

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
68 Steve Baack 24 16 0 264 6-4 Oregon 11/16/1960 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 75th pick / 1984
54 Roosevelt Barnes 26 16 0 226 6-2 Purdue 8/3/1958 2 1 Detroit Lions / 10th / 266th pick / 1982
11 Mike Black 23 P 16 0 197 6-1 Arizona St. 1/18/1961 1 2 Detroit Lions / 7th / 181st pick / 1983
80 Carl Bland 23 3 0 182 5-11 Virginia Union 8/17/1961 Rook 0
24 Dexter Bussey 32 rb 16 3 195 6-1 Oklahoma,Texas-Arlington 3/11/1952 10 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 65th pick / 1974
89 Jeff Chadwick 24 wr 16 3 190 6-3 Grand Valley St. 12/16/1960 1 4
53 Garry Cobb 27 LLB 16 16 227 6-2 USC 3/16/1957 5 6 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 247th pick / 1979
66 Mike Cofer 24 LDE 16 16 245 6-5 Tennessee 4/7/1960 1 6 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 67th pick / 1983
50 August Curley 24 8 0 226 6-3 USC 1/24/1960 1 0 Detroit Lions / 4th / 94th pick / 1983
44 Dave D'Addio 23 rb 16 2 235 6-2 Maryland 7/13/1961 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 4th / 106th pick / 1984
16 Gary Danielson 33 QB 15 14 195 6-2 Purdue 9/10/1951 8 10
72 Chris Dieterich 26 LG 16 16 262 6-3 North Carolina St. 7/27/1958 4 8 Detroit Lions / 6th / 140th pick / 1980
93 Kirk Dodge 22 11 0 231 6-1 UNLV 6/4/1962 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 175th pick / 1984
58 Steve Doig 24 lb 16 4 240 6-2 New Hampshire 3/28/1960 2 2 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 69th pick / 1982
70 Keith Dorney 27 RT 16 16 268 6-5 Penn St. 12/3/1957 5 8 Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1979
61 Homer Elias 29 g 12 4 255 6-3 Tennessee St. 5/1/1955 6 3 Detroit Lions / 4th / 107th pick / 1978
78 Doug English 31 RDT 16 16 255 6-5 Texas 8/25/1953 9 6 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 38th pick / 1975
57 Ken Fantetti 27 MLB 14 12 230 6-2 Wyoming 4/7/1957 5 5 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 37th pick / 1979
65 Amos Fowler 28 C 15 7 250 6-3 Southern Miss 2/11/1956 6 4 Detroit Lions / 5th / 121st pick / 1978
26 William Frizzell 22 16 0 203 6-3 North Carolina Central 9/8/1962 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 10th / 259th pick / 1984
79 William Gay 29 RDE 16 16 250 6-5 USC 5/28/1955 6 6 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 55th pick / 1978
33 William Graham 25 FS 14 13 191 5-11 Texas 9/27/1959 2 5 Detroit Lions / 5th / 127th pick / 1982
67 Don Greco 25 RG 16 16 260 6-3 West. Illinois 4/1/1959 2 8 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1981
62 Curtis Green 27 LDT 16 15 256 6-3 Alabama St. 6/3/1957 3 6 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 46th pick / 1981
35 Alvin Hall 26 SS 16 16 193 5-10 Miami (OH) 8/12/1958 3 6
17 Eric Hipple 27 qb 8 1 196 6-2 Utah St. 9/16/1957 4 1 Detroit Lions / 4th / 85th pick / 1980
31 Ken Jenkins 25 rb 14 3 183 5-8 Bucknell 5/8/1959 1 4
21 Demetrious Johnson 23 db 16 3 190 5-11 Missouri 7/21/1961 1 2 Detroit Lions / 5th / 115th pick / 1983
51 David Jones 23 10 0 262 6-3 Texas 10/25/1961 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 8th / 214th pick / 1984
30 James Jones 23 FB 16 16 229 6-2 Florida 3/21/1961 1 9 Detroit Lions / 1st / 13th pick / 1983
92 Angelo King 26 16 0 224 6-1 South Carolina St. 2/10/1958 3 1
73 Don Laster 26 LT 14 8 285 6-5 Tennessee St. 12/13/1958 2 4 Washington Redskins / 12th / 309th pick / 1982
43 Al Latimer 27 15 0 176 5-11 Ferrum,Clemson 10/14/1957 5 1
64 Larry Lee 25 lg 15 6 265 6-2 UCLA 9/10/1959 3 4 Detroit Lions / 5th / 129th pick / 1981
87 David Lewis 23 te 16 7 234 6-3 California 6/8/1961 Rook 2 Detroit Lions / 1st / 20th pick / 1984
14 Mike Machurek 24 4 0 205 6-1 Idaho St. 7/22/1960 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 6th / 154th pick / 1982
82 Pete Mandley 23 KR 15 0 191 5-10 Northern Arizona 7/29/1961 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 47th pick / 1984
83 Robbie Martin 26 PR 14 0 179 5-8 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 12/3/1958 3 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 100th pick / 1981
81 Reese McCall 28 te 16 5 239 6-6 Auburn 6/16/1956 6 0 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 25th pick / 1978
29 Bruce McNorton 25 RCB 16 16 175 5-11 Georgetown (KY) 2/28/1959 2 6 Detroit Lions / 4th / 96th pick / 1982
36 Mike Meade 24 15 0 228 5-11 Penn St. 2/12/1960 2 0 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 126th pick / 1982
63 Martin Moss 26 16 0 250 6-4 UCLA 12/16/1958 2 1 Detroit Lions / 8th / 208th pick / 1982
52 Steve Mott 23 c 6 6 266 6-3 Alabama 3/24/1961 1 3 Detroit Lions / 5th / 121st pick / 1983
3 Eddie Murray 28 K 16 0 177 5-10 Tulane 8/29/1956 4 5 Detroit Lions / 7th / 166th pick / 1980
86 Mark Nichols 25 WR 15 9 210 6-2 San Jose St. 10/29/1959 3 6 Detroit Lions / 1st / 16th pick / 1981
84 Rob Rubick 24 TE 16 9 232 6-3 Grand Valley St. 9/27/1960 2 2 Detroit Lions / 12th / 326th pick / 1982
20 Billy Sims 29 RB 8 8 212 6-0 Oklahoma 9/18/1955 4 6 Detroit Lions / 1st / 1st pick / 1980
71 Rich Strenger 24 t 1 1 280 6-7 Michigan 3/10/1960 1 1 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 40th pick / 1983
50 Terry Tautolo 30 4 0 232 6-2 UCLA 8/30/1954 8 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 353rd pick / 1976
39 Leonard Thompson 32 WR 16 15 192 5-11 Oklahoma St. 7/28/1952 9 6 Detroit Lions / 8th / 194th pick / 1975
34 Danny Wagoner 25 1 0 180 5-10 Kansas 12/12/1959 2 0 Detroit Lions / 9th / 231st pick / 1982
27 Bobby Watkins 24 LCB 16 16 184 5-10 Texas St. 5/31/1960 2 7 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1982
76 Eric Williams 22 de 12 1 282 6-4 Washington St. 2/24/1962 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1984
40 Gardner Williams 23 3 0 199 6-2 St. Mary's (CA) 12/11/1961 Rook 0 Los Angeles Raiders / 11th / 282nd pick / 1984
59 Jimmy Williams 24 RLB 16 16 228 6-3 Nebraska 11/15/1960 2 6 Detroit Lions / 1st / 15th pick / 1982
18 John Witkowski 22 qb 3 1 200 6-1 Columbia 6/18/1962 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 6th / 160th pick / 1984
Team Total 25.5 16 223.4 6-1.7 2.8