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1988 Detroit Lions

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4-12-0, Finished 4th in NFC Central Division  · 1988 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.0, Offense: -5.0, Defense: 1.0, SoS: 1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 220 points (13.8/g), 28th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 313 points (19.6/g), 10th.
 Differential of -93 points (-5.8/g), 26th.  Expected W-L: 4.8-11.2.

Coach: Wayne Fontes (2-3-0) and Darryl Rogers (2-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Bob Baker and Lew Carpenter
 Defensive Coordinator: Wayne Fontes

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

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Rusty Hilger 26 3 9 126 for 306, 1,558 yards, 7 td, 12 int, & 18 rushes for 27 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Raiders / 6th / 143rd pick / 1985
RB Garry James 25 2 16 182 rushes for 552 yards, 5 td, & 39 catches for 382 yards and 2 td Detroit Lions / 2nd / 29th pick / 1986
FB James Jones 27 5 14 96 rushes for 314 yards, 0 td, & 29 catches for 259 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 13th pick / 1983
WR Jeff Chadwick 28 5 8 20 catches for 304 yards, 3 td
WR Pete Mandley 27 4 14 44 catches for 617 yards, 4 td, & 6 rushes for 44 yards and 1 td Detroit Lions / 2nd / 47th pick / 1984
TE Pat Carter 22 Rook 14 13 catches for 145 yards, 0 td Detroit Lions / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1988
LT Lomas Brown 25 3 16 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1985
LG Kevin Glover 25 3 16 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 34th pick / 1985
C Steve Mott 27 5 16 Detroit Lions / 5th / 121st pick / 1983
RG Joe Milinichik 25 1 15 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 69th pick / 1986
RT Harvey Salem 27 5 16 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1983
 Defensive Starters
LDE Eric Williams 26 4 16 6.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1984
NT Jerry Ball 24 1 16 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1987
RDE Keith Ferguson 29 7 14 8.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 5th / 131st pick / 1981
LOLB George Jamison 26 1 11 5.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 47th pick / 1984 Supp
LILB Chris Spielman 23 Rook 16 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 29th pick / 1988
RILB Dennis Gibson 24 1 16 0.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 8th / 203rd pick / 1987
ROLB Mike Cofer* 28 5 16 12.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 67th pick / 1983
LCB Jerry Holmes 31 8 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Bruce McNorton 29 6 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 4 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 96th pick / 1982
SS Bennie Blades 22 Rook 14 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1988
FS Devon Mitchell 26 2 9 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 92nd pick / 1986
 Special Teams Starters
K Eddie Murray 32 8 0 20 of 21 field goals & 22 of 23 extra points Detroit Lions / 7th / 166th pick / 1980
P Jim Arnold* 27 5 0 97 punts for a 42.4 average, 0 blocked Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 119th pick / 1983
PR Pete Mandley 27 4 14 37 punt returns for a 7.8 average and 0 td Detroit Lions / 2nd / 47th pick / 1984
KR Gary Lee 23 1 6 18 kick returns for a 19.7 average and 0 td Detroit Lions / 12th / 315th pick / 1987

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
57 Dave Ahrens 30 8 0 238 6-3 Wisconsin 12/5/1958 7 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 143rd pick / 1981
65 Eric Andolsek 22 13 0 254 6-2 LSU 8/22/1966 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 5th / 111th pick / 1988
6 Jim Arnold* 27 P 16 0 215 6-2 Vanderbilt 1/31/1961 5 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 119th pick / 1983
93 Jerry Ball 24 NT 16 16 330 6-1 SMU 12/15/1964 1 7 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1987
61 Scott Barrows 25 g 16 1 278 6-2 West Virginia 3/31/1963 2 1
36 Bennie Blades 22 SS 15 14 221 6-0 Miami (FL) 9/3/1966 Rook 7 Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1988
80 Carl Bland 27 wr 16 2 182 5-11 Virginia Union 8/17/1961 4 3
28 Lou Brock 24 2 0 175 5-10 USC 5/8/1964 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1987
75 Lomas Brown 25 LT 16 16 282 6-4 Florida 3/30/1963 3 5 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1985
96 Paul Butcher 25 16 0 230 6-0 Wayne State (MI) 11/8/1963 2 1
87 Pat Carter 22 TE 15 14 256 6-4 Florida St. 8/1/1966 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1988
89 Jeff Chadwick 28 WR 10 8 190 6-3 Grand Valley St. 12/16/1960 5 3
45 Raphel Cherry 27 db 16 3 194 6-0 Hawaii 12/19/1961 3 2 Washington Redskins / 5th / 122nd pick / 1985
32 Jessie Clark 28 5 0 231 6-0 Arkansas,Louisiana Tech 1/3/1960 5 0 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 188th pick / 1983
55 Mike Cofer* 28 ROLB 16 16 245 6-5 Tennessee 4/7/1960 5 13 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 67th pick / 1983
41 Paco Craig 23 8 0 173 5-10 UCLA 2/2/1965 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 10th / 254th pick / 1988
77 Keith Ferguson 29 RDE 14 14 252 6-5 Ohio St. 4/3/1959 7 6 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 131st pick / 1981
98 Dennis Gibson 24 RILB 16 16 240 6-2 Iowa St. 2/8/1964 1 7 Detroit Lions / 8th / 203rd pick / 1987
53 Kevin Glover 25 LG 16 16 278 6-2 Maryland 6/17/1963 3 5 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 34th pick / 1985
62 Curtis Green 31 11 0 256 6-3 Alabama St. 6/3/1957 7 1 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 46th pick / 1981
34 James Griffin 27 fs 16 6 197 6-2 Middle Tenn. St. 9/7/1961 5 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 193rd pick / 1983
71 Gary Hadd 23 5 0 274 6-4 Minnesota 10/19/1965 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 8th / 196th pick / 1988
12 Rusty Hilger 26 QB 11 9 205 6-4 Oklahoma St. 5/9/1962 3 2 Los Angeles Raiders / 6th / 143rd pick / 1985
17 Eric Hipple 31 5 0 196 6-2 Utah St. 9/16/1957 8 0 Detroit Lions / 4th / 85th pick / 1980
43 Jerry Holmes 31 LCB 16 16 175 6-2 Chowan,West Virginia 12/22/1957 8 6
33 Garry James 25 RB 16 16 214 5-10 LSU 9/4/1963 2 7 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 29th pick / 1986
58 George Jamison 26 LOLB 16 11 232 6-1 Cincinnati 9/30/1962 1 7 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 47th pick / 1984 Supp
30 James Jones 27 FB 14 14 229 6-2 Florida 3/21/1961 5 4 Detroit Lions / 1st / 13th pick / 1983
83 Gary Lee 23 KR 14 6 202 6-1 Georgia Tech 2/12/1965 1 2 Detroit Lions / 12th / 315th pick / 1987
81 Mark Lewis 27 te 3 3 239 6-2 Texas A&M 5/5/1961 3 0 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 155th pick / 1985
50 Danny Lockett 24 16 0 239 6-2 Arizona 7/11/1964 1 1 Detroit Lions / 6th / 148th pick / 1987
16 Chuck Long 25 qb 7 7 217 6-4 Iowa 2/18/1963 2 3 Detroit Lions / 1st / 12th pick / 1986
82 Pete Mandley 27 PR 15 14 191 5-10 Northern Arizona 7/29/1961 4 5 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 47th pick / 1984
29 Bruce McNorton 29 RCB 16 16 175 5-11 Georgetown (KY) 2/28/1959 6 7 Detroit Lions / 4th / 96th pick / 1982
74 Joe Milinichik 25 RG 15 15 290 6-5 North Carolina St. 3/30/1963 1 5 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 69th pick / 1986
31 Devon Mitchell 26 FS 10 9 194 6-1 Iowa 12/30/1962 2 5 Detroit Lions / 4th / 92nd pick / 1986
42 Randall Morris 27 3 0 195 6-0 Tennessee 4/22/1961 4 0 Seattle Seahawks / 10th / 270th pick / 1984
52 Steve Mott 27 C 16 16 266 6-3 Alabama 3/24/1961 5 5 Detroit Lions / 5th / 121st pick / 1983
3 Eddie Murray 32 K 16 0 177 5-10 Tulane 8/29/1956 8 5 Detroit Lions / 7th / 166th pick / 1980
49 Tony Paige 26 rb 16 2 225 5-10 Virginia Tech 10/14/1962 4 2 New York Jets / 6th / 149th pick / 1984
26 Carl Painter 24 12 0 184 5-9 Hampton 5/10/1964 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 6th / 142nd pick / 1988
51 Shelton Robinson 28 12 0 233 6-2 North Carolina 9/14/1960 6 1
60 Reggie Rogers 24 de 5 2 278 6-6 Washington 1/21/1964 1 1 Detroit Lions / 1st / 7th pick / 1987
86 Ray Roundtree 22 4 0 180 6-0 Penn St. 4/19/1966 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 58th pick / 1988
84 Rob Rubick 28 te 15 1 232 6-3 Grand Valley St. 9/27/1960 6 0 Detroit Lions / 12th / 326th pick / 1982
97 Dan Saleaumua 24 16 0 305 6-0 Arizona St. 11/25/1964 1 1 Detroit Lions / 7th / 175th pick / 1987
73 Harvey Salem 27 RT 16 16 283 6-6 California 1/15/1961 5 5 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1983
64 Eric Sanders 30 16 0 277 6-6 Nevada-Reno 10/22/1958 7 1 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 136th pick / 1981
72 Curt Singer 27 3 0 278 6-5 Tennessee 11/4/1961 2 0 Washington Redskins / 6th / 167th pick / 1984
54 Chris Spielman 23 LILB 16 16 247 6-0 Ohio St. 10/11/1965 Rook 7 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 29th pick / 1988
81 Stephen Starring 27 6 0 172 5-10 McNeese St. 7/30/1961 5 1 New England Patriots / 3rd / 74th pick / 1983
94 Thomas Strauthers 27 10 0 262 6-4 Jackson St. 4/6/1961 5 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 258th pick / 1983
27 Bobby Watkins 28 16 0 184 5-10 Texas St. 5/31/1960 6 1 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1982
35 William White 22 16 0 199 5-10 Ohio St. 2/19/1966 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 4th / 85th pick / 1988
76 Eric Williams 26 LDE 16 16 282 6-4 Washington St. 2/24/1962 4 7 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1984
59 Jimmy Williams 28 lolb 5 5 228 6-3 Nebraska 11/15/1960 6 3 Detroit Lions / 1st / 15th pick / 1982
38 Scott Williams 26 11 0 234 6-2 Georgia 7/21/1962 2 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 244th pick / 1985
18 John Witkowski 26 2 0 200 6-1 Columbia 6/18/1962 4 0 Detroit Lions / 6th / 160th pick / 1984
21 Butch Woolfolk 28 3 0 210 6-1 Michigan 3/1/1960 6 0 New York Giants / 1st / 18th pick / 1982
Team Total 26.2 16 229.2 6-1.6 3.4