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1986 Detroit Lions

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5-11-0, Finished 3rd in NFC Central Division  · 1986 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.3, Offense: -3.8, Defense: -0.5, SoS: -1.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 277 points (17.3/g), 22nd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 326 points (20.4/g), 13th.
 Differential of -49 points (-3.1/g), 20th.  Expected W-L: 6.5-9.5.

Coach: Darryl Rogers (5-11-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Bob Baker
 Defensive Coordinator: Wayne Fontes

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

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Eric Hipple 29 6 10 192 for 305, 1,919 yards, 9 td, 11 int, & 16 rushes for 46 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 4th / 85th pick / 1980
RB Garry James 23 Rook 15 159 rushes for 688 yards, 3 td, & 34 catches for 219 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 2nd / 29th pick / 1986
FB James Jones 25 3 16 252 rushes for 903 yards, 8 td, & 54 catches for 334 yards and 1 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 13th pick / 1983
WR Carl Bland 25 2 16 44 catches for 511 yards, 2 td
WR Jeff Chadwick 26 3 15 53 catches for 995 yards, 5 td
TE Jimmie Giles 32 9 8 19 catches for 198 yards, 3 td Houston Oilers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1977
LT Lomas Brown 23 1 16 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1985
LG Harvey Salem 25 3 13 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1983
C Steve Mott 25 3 14 Detroit Lions / 5th / 121st pick / 1983
RG Keith Dorney 29 7 12 Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1979
RT Rich Strenger 26 3 16 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 40th pick / 1983
 Defensive Starters
LDE Keith Ferguson 27 5 15 9.5 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 5th / 131st pick / 1981
NT Eric Williams 24 2 16 4.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1984
RDE William Gay 31 8 16 6.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 55th pick / 1978
LOLB Jimmy Williams 26 4 10 2.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 15th pick / 1982
LILB James Harrell 29 7 15 0.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
RILB Vernon Maxwell 25 3 15 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 29th pick / 1983
ROLB Mike Cofer 26 3 15 7.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 67th pick / 1983
LCB Duane Galloway 25 1 12 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RCB Bruce McNorton 27 4 16 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 96th pick / 1982
SS Demetrious Johnson 25 3 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 5th / 115th pick / 1983
FS Devon Mitchell 24 Rook 16 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 92nd pick / 1986
 Special Teams Starters
K Eddie Murray 30 6 0 18 of 25 field goals & 31 of 32 extra points Detroit Lions / 7th / 166th pick / 1980
P Mike Black 25 3 0 46 punts for a 39.5 average, 1 blocked Detroit Lions / 7th / 181st pick / 1983
PR Pete Mandley 25 2 0 43 punt returns for a 9.8 average and 1 td Detroit Lions / 2nd / 47th pick / 1984
KR Herman Hunter 25 1 0 49 kick returns for a 20.6 average and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 289th pick / 1985

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
6 Jim Arnold 25 7 0 215 6-2 Vanderbilt 1/31/1961 3 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 119th pick / 1983
68 Steve Baack 26 16 0 264 6-4 Oregon 11/16/1960 2 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 75th pick / 1984
61 Scott Barrows 23 g 16 4 278 6-2 West Virginia 3/31/1963 Rook 3
11 Mike Black 25 P 9 0 197 6-1 Arizona St. 1/18/1961 3 1 Detroit Lions / 7th / 181st pick / 1983
80 Carl Bland 25 WR 16 16 182 5-11 Virginia Union 8/17/1961 2 5
42 John Bostic 24 13 0 176 5-10 Bethune-Cookman 10/6/1962 1 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 149th pick / 1985
75 Lomas Brown 23 LT 16 16 282 6-4 Florida 3/30/1963 1 7 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1985
96 Paul Butcher 23 12 0 230 6-0 Wayne State (MI) 11/8/1963 Rook 1
89 Jeff Chadwick 26 WR 15 15 190 6-3 Grand Valley St. 12/16/1960 3 9
55 Mike Cofer 26 ROLB 16 15 245 6-5 Tennessee 4/7/1960 3 9 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 67th pick / 1983
50 August Curley 26 4 0 226 6-3 USC 1/24/1960 3 0 Detroit Lions / 4th / 94th pick / 1983
72 Chris Dieterich 28 t 16 3 262 6-3 North Carolina St. 7/27/1958 6 3 Detroit Lions / 6th / 140th pick / 1980
70 Keith Dorney 29 RG 12 12 268 6-5 Penn St. 12/3/1957 7 5 Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1979
43 Donnie Elder 24 3 0 175 5-9 Memphis 12/13/1962 1 0 New York Jets / 3rd / 67th pick / 1985
66 Leon Evans 25 16 0 282 6-5 Miami (FL) 10/12/1961 1 1
12 Joe Ferguson 36 qb 6 4 195 6-1 Arkansas 4/23/1950 13 2 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 57th pick / 1973
77 Keith Ferguson 27 LDE 16 15 252 6-5 Ohio St. 4/3/1959 5 8 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 131st pick / 1981
40 Duane Galloway 25 LCB 16 12 181 5-8 Arizona St. 11/7/1961 1 7
79 William Gay 31 RDE 16 16 250 6-5 USC 5/28/1955 8 8 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 55th pick / 1978
81 Jimmie Giles 32 TE 9 8 239 6-3 Alcorn St. 11/8/1954 9 2 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1977
53 Kevin Glover 23 c 4 1 278 6-2 Maryland 6/17/1963 1 1 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 34th pick / 1985
33 William Graham 27 16 0 191 5-11 Texas 9/27/1959 4 1 Detroit Lions / 5th / 127th pick / 1982
62 Curtis Green 29 de 16 1 256 6-3 Alabama St. 6/3/1957 5 2 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 46th pick / 1981
34 James Griffin 25 16 0 197 6-2 Middle Tenn. St. 9/7/1961 3 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 193rd pick / 1983
58 James Harrell 29 LILB 16 15 224 6-1 Florida 7/19/1957 7 8
47 Rod Hill 27 3 0 185 6-0 Kentucky St. 3/14/1959 4 0 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 25th pick / 1982
17 Eric Hipple 29 QB 16 10 196 6-2 Utah St. 9/16/1957 6 6 Detroit Lions / 4th / 85th pick / 1980
36 Herman Hunter 25 KR 16 0 197 6-1 Tennessee St. 2/14/1961 1 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 289th pick / 1985
32 Garry James 23 RB 16 15 214 5-10 LSU 9/4/1963 Rook 7 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 29th pick / 1986
21 Demetrious Johnson 25 SS 16 16 190 5-11 Missouri 7/21/1961 3 8 Detroit Lions / 5th / 115th pick / 1983
54 James Johnson 24 11 0 236 6-2 San Diego St. 6/21/1962 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1985
30 James Jones 25 FB 16 16 229 6-2 Florida 3/21/1961 3 9 Detroit Lions / 1st / 13th pick / 1983
63 Steve Kenney 31 g 9 1 266 6-4 Clemson 12/26/1955 6 1
92 Angelo King 28 lolb 11 5 224 6-1 South Carolina St. 2/10/1958 5 3
87 David Lewis 25 te 11 7 234 6-3 California 6/8/1961 2 1 Detroit Lions / 1st / 20th pick / 1984
16 Chuck Long 23 qb 3 2 217 6-4 Iowa 2/18/1963 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 1st / 12th pick / 1986
82 Pete Mandley 25 PR 16 0 191 5-10 Northern Arizona 7/29/1961 2 2 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 47th pick / 1984
57 Vernon Maxwell 25 RILB 15 15 233 6-2 Arizona St. 10/25/1961 3 8 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 29th pick / 1983
29 Bruce McNorton 27 RCB 16 16 175 5-11 Georgetown (KY) 2/28/1959 4 8 Detroit Lions / 4th / 96th pick / 1982
31 Devon Mitchell 24 FS 16 16 194 6-1 Iowa 12/30/1962 Rook 8 Detroit Lions / 4th / 92nd pick / 1986
24 Alvin Moore 27 13 0 194 6-0 Arizona St. 5/3/1959 3 1 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 169th pick / 1983
52 Steve Mott 25 C 14 14 266 6-3 Alabama 3/24/1961 3 6 Detroit Lions / 5th / 121st pick / 1983
3 Eddie Murray 30 K 16 0 177 5-10 Tulane 8/29/1956 6 4 Detroit Lions / 7th / 166th pick / 1980
51 Shelton Robinson 26 lb 16 4 233 6-2 North Carolina 9/14/1960 4 3
84 Rob Rubick 26 te 16 2 232 6-3 Grand Valley St. 9/27/1960 4 1 Detroit Lions / 12th / 326th pick / 1982
73 Harvey Salem 25 LG 13 13 283 6-6 California 1/15/1961 3 7 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1983
64 Eric Sanders 28 3 0 277 6-6 Nevada 10/22/1958 5 0 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 136th pick / 1981
25 Oscar Smith 23 2 0 203 5-9 Nicholls St. 4/5/1963 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 5th / 119th pick / 1986
71 Rich Strenger 26 RT 16 16 280 6-7 Michigan 3/10/1960 3 7 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 40th pick / 1983
39 Leonard Thompson 34 wr 16 1 192 5-11 Oklahoma St. 7/28/1952 11 3 Detroit Lions / 8th / 194th pick / 1975
60 Tom Turnure 29 13 0 250 6-4 Washington 7/9/1957 6 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 57th pick / 1980
27 Bobby Watkins 26 db 5 4 184 5-10 Texas St. 5/31/1960 4 2 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1982
76 Eric Williams 24 NT 16 16 282 6-4 Washington St. 2/24/1962 2 8 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1984
59 Jimmy Williams 26 LOLB 10 10 228 6-3 Nebraska 11/15/1960 4 6 Detroit Lions / 1st / 15th pick / 1982
38 Scott Williams 24 16 0 234 6-2 Georgia 7/21/1962 Rook 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 244th pick / 1985
Team Total 26.3 16 226.0 6-1.7 3.4