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1985 Detroit Lions

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7-9-0, Finished 4th in NFC Central Division  · 1985 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.7, Offense: -1.6, Defense: -0.0, SoS: 2.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 307 points (19.2/g), 19th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 366 points (22.9/g), 19th.
 Differential of -59 points (-3.7/g), 21st.  Expected W-L: 6.4-9.6.

Coach: Darryl Rogers (7-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Bob Baker
 Defensive Coordinator: Wayne Fontes

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 Eric Hipple 28 5 15 223 for 406, 2,952 yards, 17 td, 18 int, & 32 rushes for 89 yards and 2 td Detroit Lions / 4th / 85th pick / 1980
RB Wilbert Montgomery 31 8 6 75 rushes for 251 yards, 0 td, & 7 catches for 55 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 154th pick / 1977
FB James Jones 24 2 13 244 rushes for 886 yards, 6 td, & 45 catches for 334 yards and 3 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 13th pick / 1983
WR Mark Nichols 26 4 12 36 catches for 592 yards, 4 td, & 1 rush for 15 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 16th pick / 1981
WR Leonard Thompson 33 10 13 51 catches for 736 yards, 5 td Detroit Lions / 8th / 194th pick / 1975
TE David Lewis 24 1 15 28 catches for 354 yards, 3 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 20th pick / 1984
LT Lomas Brown 22 Rook 16 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1985
LG Chris Dieterich 27 5 7 Detroit Lions / 6th / 140th pick / 1980
C Steve Mott 24 2 16 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 5th / 121st pick / 1983
RG David Jones 24 1 8 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 8th / 214th pick / 1984
RT Keith Dorney 28 6 16 Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1979
 Defensive Starters
LDE Eric Williams 23 1 12 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1984
NT Doug English 32 10 10 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 38th pick / 1975
RDE William Gay 30 7 16 7.5 sacks, 1 interception, 6 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 55th pick / 1978
LOLB Jimmy Williams 25 3 16 7.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 15th pick / 1982
LILB August Curley 25 2 14 Detroit Lions / 4th / 94th pick / 1983
RILB Kurt Allerman 30 8 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 78th pick / 1977
ROLB Angelo King 27 4 9 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LCB Bobby Watkins 25 3 16 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1982
RCB Bruce McNorton 26 3 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 96th pick / 1982
SS Demetrious Johnson 24 2 16 3.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 5 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 5th / 115th pick / 1983
FS William Graham 26 3 16 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 5th / 127th pick / 1982
 Special Teams Starters
K Eddie Murray 29 5 0 26 of 31 field goals & 31 of 33 extra points Detroit Lions / 7th / 166th pick / 1980
P Mike Black 24 2 0 73 punts for a 41.8 average, 0 blocked Detroit Lions / 7th / 181st pick / 1983
PR Pete Mandley 24 1 0 38 punt returns for a 10.6 average and 1 td Detroit Lions / 2nd / 47th pick / 1984
KR Alvin Hall 27 4 0 39 kick returns for a 22.7 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
95 Kurt Allerman 30 RILB 10 7 222 6-3 Penn St. 8/30/1955 8 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 78th pick / 1977
68 Steve Baack 25 nt 16 1 264 6-4 Oregon 11/16/1960 1 2 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 75th pick / 1984
54 Roosevelt Barnes 27 16 0 226 6-2 Purdue 8/3/1958 3 1 Detroit Lions / 10th / 266th pick / 1982
11 Mike Black 24 P 16 0 197 6-1 Arizona St. 1/18/1961 2 2 Detroit Lions / 7th / 181st pick / 1983
80 Carl Bland 24 wr 8 2 182 5-11 Virginia Union 8/17/1961 1 2
42 John Bostic 23 13 0 176 5-10 Bethune-Cookman 10/6/1962 Rook 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 149th pick / 1985
23 Arnold Brown 23 7 0 185 5-11 North Carolina Central 8/27/1962 Rook 0 Seattle Seahawks / 5th / 128th pick / 1985
75 Lomas Brown 22 LT 16 16 282 6-4 Florida 3/30/1963 Rook 8 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1985
97 Dan Bunz 30 2 0 226 6-4 California-Riverside,Long Beach St. 10/7/1955 7 0 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 24th pick / 1978
89 Jeff Chadwick 25 wr 7 5 190 6-3 Grand Valley St. 12/16/1960 2 5
42 Clarence Chapman 32 3 0 185 5-10 East. Michigan 12/10/1953 9 0 Oakland Raiders / 7th / 204th pick / 1976
55 Mike Cofer 25 rolb 7 7 245 6-5 Tennessee 4/7/1960 2 3 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 67th pick / 1983
50 August Curley 25 LILB 16 14 226 6-3 USC 1/24/1960 2 6 Detroit Lions / 4th / 94th pick / 1983
72 Chris Dieterich 27 LG 16 7 262 6-3 North Carolina St. 7/27/1958 5 4 Detroit Lions / 6th / 140th pick / 1980
70 Keith Dorney 28 RG 16 16 268 6-5 Penn St. 12/3/1957 6 8 Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1979
78 Doug English 32 NT 10 10 255 6-5 Texas 8/25/1953 10 4 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 38th pick / 1975
66 Leon Evans 24 8 0 282 6-5 Miami (FL) 10/12/1961 Rook 1
57 Ken Fantetti 28 lb 8 4 230 6-2 Wyoming 4/7/1957 6 2 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 37th pick / 1979
12 Joe Ferguson 35 qb 8 1 195 6-1 Arkansas 4/23/1950 12 1 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 57th pick / 1973
77 Keith Ferguson 26 de 5 4 252 6-5 Ohio St. 4/3/1959 4 2 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 131st pick / 1981
26 William Frizzell 23 8 0 203 6-3 North Carolina Central 9/8/1962 1 1 Detroit Lions / 10th / 259th pick / 1984
40 Duane Galloway 24 2 0 181 5-8 Arizona St. 11/7/1961 Rook 0
79 William Gay 30 RDE 16 16 250 6-5 USC 5/28/1955 7 9 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 55th pick / 1978
53 Kevin Glover 22 10 0 278 6-2 Maryland 6/17/1963 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 34th pick / 1985
33 William Graham 26 FS 16 16 191 5-11 Texas 9/27/1959 3 7 Detroit Lions / 5th / 127th pick / 1982
67 Don Greco 26 rg 8 6 260 6-3 West. Illinois 4/1/1959 3 3 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1981
62 Curtis Green 28 LDE 15 8 256 6-3 Alabama St. 6/3/1957 4 4 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 46th pick / 1981
35 Alvin Hall 27 KR 16 0 193 5-10 Miami (OH) 8/12/1958 4 0
58 James Harrell 28 lb 7 2 224 6-1 Florida 7/19/1957 6 1
17 Eric Hipple 28 QB 16 15 196 6-2 Utah St. 9/16/1957 5 11 Detroit Lions / 4th / 85th pick / 1980
96 June James 23 16 0 218 6-1 Texas 12/2/1962 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 9th / 230th pick / 1985
21 Demetrious Johnson 24 SS 16 16 190 5-11 Missouri 7/21/1961 2 8 Detroit Lions / 5th / 115th pick / 1983
34 A.J. Jones 26 8 0 202 6-1 Texas 5/30/1959 3 0 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 202nd pick / 1982
51 David Jones 24 RG 9 8 262 6-3 Texas 10/25/1961 1 4 Detroit Lions / 8th / 214th pick / 1984
30 James Jones 24 FB 14 13 229 6-2 Florida 3/21/1961 2 9 Detroit Lions / 1st / 13th pick / 1983
32 Rick Kane 31 rb 16 1 200 5-11 Oregon,San Jose St. 11/12/1954 8 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 69th pick / 1977
92 Angelo King 27 ROLB 16 9 224 6-1 South Carolina St. 2/10/1958 4 4
64 Larry Lee 26 g 6 4 265 6-2 UCLA 9/10/1959 4 2 Detroit Lions / 5th / 129th pick / 1981
87 David Lewis 24 TE 15 15 234 6-3 California 6/8/1961 1 3 Detroit Lions / 1st / 20th pick / 1984
82 Pete Mandley 24 PR 16 0 191 5-10 Northern Arizona 7/29/1961 1 4 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 47th pick / 1984
98 Vernon Maxwell 24 lb 9 2 233 6-2 Arizona St. 10/25/1961 2 1 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 29th pick / 1983
81 Reese McCall 29 te 16 2 239 6-6 Auburn 6/16/1956 7 0 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 25th pick / 1978
83 James McDonald 24 te 6 2 234 6-5 USC 3/29/1961 2 0
29 Bruce McNorton 26 RCB 16 16 175 5-11 Georgetown (KY) 2/28/1959 3 7 Detroit Lions / 4th / 96th pick / 1982
36 Mike Meade 25 16 0 228 5-11 Penn St. 2/12/1960 3 0 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 126th pick / 1982
28 Wilbert Montgomery 31 RB 7 6 196 5-10 Jackson St.,Abilene Christian 9/16/1954 8 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 154th pick / 1977
24 Alvin Moore 26 rb 16 5 194 6-0 Arizona St. 5/3/1959 2 3 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 169th pick / 1983
63 Martin Moss 27 6 0 250 6-4 UCLA 12/16/1958 3 0 Detroit Lions / 8th / 208th pick / 1982
52 Steve Mott 24 C 16 16 266 6-3 Alabama 3/24/1961 2 8 Detroit Lions / 5th / 121st pick / 1983
3 Eddie Murray 29 K 16 0 177 5-10 Tulane 8/29/1956 5 5 Detroit Lions / 7th / 166th pick / 1980
86 Mark Nichols 26 WR 14 12 210 6-2 San Jose St. 10/29/1959 4 6 Detroit Lions / 1st / 16th pick / 1981
84 Rob Rubick 25 te 9 4 232 6-3 Grand Valley St. 9/27/1960 3 0 Detroit Lions / 12th / 326th pick / 1982
61 Ray Snell 27 g 2 1 262 6-4 Wisconsin 2/24/1958 5 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1980
65 Hal Stephens 24 1 0 252 6-4 East Carolina 4/14/1961 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 133rd pick / 1984
65 Mark Stevenson 29 2 0 285 6-3 Missouri,West. Illinois 2/24/1956 Rook 0
71 Rich Strenger 25 rt 13 6 280 6-7 Michigan 3/10/1960 2 4 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 40th pick / 1983
39 Leonard Thompson 33 WR 16 13 192 5-11 Oklahoma St. 7/28/1952 10 7 Detroit Lions / 8th / 194th pick / 1975
60 Tom Turnure 28 6 0 250 6-4 Washington 7/9/1957 5 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 57th pick / 1980
27 Bobby Watkins 25 LCB 16 16 184 5-10 Texas St. 5/31/1960 3 8 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1982
76 Eric Williams 23 LDE 12 12 282 6-4 Washington St. 2/24/1962 1 5 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1984
59 Jimmy Williams 25 LOLB 16 16 228 6-3 Nebraska 11/15/1960 3 7 Detroit Lions / 1st / 15th pick / 1982
Team Total 26.3 16 227.0 6-1.9 3.5