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1989 Detroit Lions

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7-9-0, Finished 3rd in NFC Central Division  · 1989 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.5, Offense: -1.7, Defense: -1.8, SoS: -0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 312 points (19.5/g), 19th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 364 points (22.8/g), 19th.
 Differential of -52 points (-3.2/g), 20th.  Expected W-L: 6.6-9.4.

Coach: Wayne Fontes (7-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Mouse Davis
 Defensive Coordinator: Woody Widenhofer

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 Rodney Peete 23 Rook 8 103 for 195, 1,479 yards, 5 td, 9 int, & 33 rushes for 148 yards and 4 td Detroit Lions / 6th / 141st pick / 1989
RB Barry Sanders*+ 21 Rook 13 280 rushes for 1,470 yards, 14 td, & 24 catches for 282 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1989
WR Robert Clark 24 2 16 41 catches for 748 yards, 2 td New Orleans Saints / 10th / 263rd pick / 1987
WR Richard Johnson 28 2 15 70 catches for 1,091 yards, 8 td, & 12 rushes for 38 yards and 0 td
WR Jason Phillips 23 Rook 6 30 catches for 352 yards, 1 td Detroit Lions / 10th / 253rd pick / 1989
WR Walter Stanley 27 4 12 24 catches for 304 yards, 0 td Green Bay Packers / 4th / 98th pick / 1985
LT Lomas Brown 26 4 16 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1985
LG Eric Andolsek 23 1 16 Detroit Lions / 5th / 111th pick / 1988
C Kevin Glover 26 4 16 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 34th pick / 1985
RG Ken Dallafior 30 4 11 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 124th pick / 1982
RT Harvey Salem 28 6 8 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1983
 Defensive Starters
LDE Eric Williams 27 5 16 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1984
NT Jerry Ball* 25 2 16 9.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1987
RDE Kevin Brooks 26 4 15 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 17th pick / 1985
LOLB Jimmy Williams 29 7 16 4.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 15th pick / 1982
LILB Chris Spielman* 24 1 16 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 29th pick / 1988
RILB Victor Jones 23 1 9 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 12th / 310th pick / 1988
ROLB Mike Cofer 29 6 7 9.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 67th pick / 1983
LCB Terry Taylor 28 5 15 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 22nd pick / 1984
RCB Jerry Holmes 32 9 16 0.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
SS Bennie Blades 23 1 16 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1988
FS William White 23 1 15 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 85th pick / 1988
 Special Teams Starters
K Eddie Murray* 33 9 0 20 of 21 field goals & 36 of 36 extra points Detroit Lions / 7th / 166th pick / 1980
P Jim Arnold 28 6 0 82 punts for a 43.1 average, 1 blocked Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 119th pick / 1983
PR Walter Stanley 27 4 12 36 punt returns for a 13.8 average and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 4th / 98th pick / 1985
KR Mel Gray 28 3 1 24 kick returns for a 26.7 average and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1984 Supp

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
32 Bruce Alexander 24 db 8 1 170 5-9 S.F. Austin 9/17/1965 Rook 1
65 Eric Andolsek 23 LG 16 16 254 6-2 LSU 8/22/1966 1 7 Detroit Lions / 5th / 111th pick / 1988
6 Jim Arnold 28 P 16 0 215 6-2 Vanderbilt 1/31/1961 6 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 119th pick / 1983
93 Jerry Ball* 25 NT 16 16 330 6-1 SMU 12/15/1964 2 11 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1987
36 Bennie Blades 23 SS 16 16 221 6-0 Miami (FL) 9/3/1966 1 6 Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1988
42 Michael Brim 23 2 0 192 6-0 Virginia Union 1/23/1966 1 0 Phoenix Cardinals / 4th / 95th pick / 1988
97 Kevin Brooks 26 RDE 15 15 277 6-6 Michigan 2/9/1963 4 7 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 17th pick / 1985
75 Lomas Brown 26 LT 16 16 282 6-4 Florida 3/30/1963 4 7 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1985
95 Mark Brown 28 lb 6 3 230 6-2 Purdue 7/18/1961 6 1 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 250th pick / 1983
50 Toby Caston 24 16 0 235 6-1 LSU 7/17/1965 2 1 Houston Oilers / 6th / 159th pick / 1987
89 Jeff Chadwick 29 wr 1 1 190 6-3 Grand Valley St. 12/16/1960 6 0
82 Robert Clark 24 WR 16 16 175 5-11 North Carolina Central 8/6/1965 2 7 New Orleans Saints / 10th / 263rd pick / 1987
55 Mike Cofer 29 ROLB 15 7 245 6-5 Tennessee 4/7/1960 6 4 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 67th pick / 1983
99 James Cribbs 23 7 0 269 6-3 Memphis 7/10/1966 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 12th / 309th pick / 1989
39 Ray Crockett 22 16 0 185 5-10 Baylor 1/5/1967 Rook 2 Detroit Lions / 4th / 86th pick / 1989
67 Ken Dallafior 30 RG 16 11 276 6-4 Minnesota 8/26/1959 4 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 124th pick / 1982
94 Byron Darby 29 1 0 260 6-4 USC 6/4/1960 6 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 120th pick / 1983
77 Keith Ferguson 30 de 4 1 252 6-5 Ohio St. 4/3/1959 8 1 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 131st pick / 1981
80 John Ford 23 wr 7 1 204 6-2 Virginia 7/31/1966 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 30th pick / 1989
14 Bob Gagliano 31 qb 11 7 200 6-3 U.S. International,Utah St. 9/5/1958 7 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 12th / 319th pick / 1981
70 Chris Gambol 25 6 0 303 6-6 Iowa 9/14/1964 1 0 Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 58th pick / 1987
98 Dennis Gibson 25 rilb 6 6 240 6-2 Iowa St. 2/8/1964 2 4 Detroit Lions / 8th / 203rd pick / 1987
53 Kevin Glover 26 C 16 16 278 6-2 Maryland 6/17/1963 4 7 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 34th pick / 1985
23 Mel Gray 28 KR 10 1 167 5-9 Purdue 3/16/1961 3 1 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1984 Supp
62 Curtis Green 32 16 0 256 6-3 Alabama St. 6/3/1957 8 1 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 46th pick / 1981
34 James Griffin 28 db 16 1 197 6-2 Middle Tenn. St. 9/7/1961 6 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 193rd pick / 1983
17 Eric Hipple 32 qb 1 1 196 6-2 Utah St. 9/16/1957 9 0 Detroit Lions / 4th / 85th pick / 1980
43 Jerry Holmes 32 RCB 16 16 175 6-2 Chowan,West Virginia 12/22/1957 9 8
58 George Jamison 27 rolb 10 6 232 6-1 Cincinnati 9/30/1962 2 3 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 47th pick / 1984 Supp
84 Richard Johnson 28 WR 16 15 182 5-7 Colorado 10/19/1961 2 10
83 Troy Johnson 27 wr 9 2 180 6-1 SE Louisiana,Southern 10/20/1962 3 0
57 Victor Jones 23 RILB 11 9 250 6-2 Virginia Tech 10/19/1966 1 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 12th / 310th pick / 1988
90 Keith Karpinski 23 16 0 255 6-3 Penn St. 10/12/1966 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 11th / 282nd pick / 1989
16 Chuck Long 26 1 0 217 6-4 Iowa 2/18/1963 3 0 Detroit Lions / 1st / 12th pick / 1986
61 Trevor Matich 28 11 0 277 6-4 BYU 10/9/1961 4 1 New England Patriots / 1st / 28th pick / 1985
89 Keith McDonald 26 wr 6 3 170 5-9 San Jose St. 11/7/1963 2 1
29 Bruce McNorton 30 8 0 175 5-11 Georgetown (KY) 2/28/1959 7 1 Detroit Lions / 4th / 96th pick / 1982
74 Joe Milinichik 26 g 15 1 290 6-5 North Carolina St. 3/30/1963 2 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 69th pick / 1986
44 John Miller 23 9 0 195 6-1 Michigan St. 6/22/1966 Rook 1
81 Stacey Mobley 24 wr 10 6 168 5-8 Jackson St. 9/15/1965 2 1
3 Eddie Murray* 33 K 16 0 177 5-10 Tulane 8/29/1956 9 6 Detroit Lions / 7th / 166th pick / 1980
51 Niko Noga 27 lb 14 1 234 6-1 Hawaii 3/1/1962 5 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 201st pick / 1984
49 Tony Paige 27 rb 16 4 225 5-10 Virginia Tech 10/14/1962 5 1 New York Jets / 6th / 149th pick / 1984
26 Carl Painter 25 15 0 184 5-9 Hampton 5/10/1964 1 1 Detroit Lions / 6th / 142nd pick / 1988
25 Paul Palmer 25 5 0 184 5-9 Temple 10/14/1964 2 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 19th pick / 1987
9 Rodney Peete 23 QB 8 8 230 6-0 USC 3/16/1966 Rook 6 Detroit Lions / 6th / 141st pick / 1989
96 Lawrence Pete 23 16 0 286 6-0 Nebraska 1/18/1966 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 5th / 115th pick / 1989
24 Jason Phillips 23 WR 16 6 166 5-7 Houston 10/11/1966 Rook 3 Detroit Lions / 10th / 253rd pick / 1989
73 Harvey Salem 28 RT 10 8 283 6-6 California 1/15/1961 6 4 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1983
20 Barry Sanders*+ 21 RB 15 13 203 5-8 Oklahoma St. 7/16/1968 Rook 13 Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1989
64 Eric Sanders 31 rt 16 7 277 6-6 Nevada-Reno 10/22/1958 8 4 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 136th pick / 1981
54 Chris Spielman* 24 LILB 16 16 247 6-0 Ohio St. 10/11/1965 1 10 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 29th pick / 1988
87 Walter Stanley 27 PR 14 12 180 5-9 Colorado,Mesa 11/5/1962 4 3 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 98th pick / 1985
21 Terry Taylor 28 LCB 15 15 188 5-10 Southern Illinois 7/18/1961 5 6 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 22nd pick / 1984
60 Mike Utley 24 rg 5 5 288 6-6 Washington St. 12/20/1965 Rook 2 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 59th pick / 1989
35 William White 23 FS 15 15 199 5-10 Ohio St. 2/19/1966 1 7 Detroit Lions / 4th / 85th pick / 1988
76 Eric Williams 27 LDE 16 16 282 6-4 Washington St. 2/24/1962 5 7 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1984
59 Jimmy Williams 29 LOLB 16 16 228 6-3 Nebraska 11/15/1960 7 8 Detroit Lions / 1st / 15th pick / 1982
86 Mike Williams 23 1 0 190 5-11 Northeastern 10/9/1966 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 269th pick / 1989
28 Jerry Woods 23 2 0 187 5-10 Northern Michigan 2/13/1966 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 7th / 170th pick / 1989
Team Total 26.2 16 225.1 6-1.0 3.3