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1990 Detroit Lions

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6-10-0, Finished 3rd in NFC Central Division  · 1990 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.6, Offense: 4.2, Defense: -5.9, SoS: 0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 373 points (23.3/g), 5th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 413 points (25.8/g), 26th.
 Differential of -40 points (-2.5/g), 18th.  Expected W-L: 7.0-9.0.

Coach: Wayne Fontes (6-10-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Mouse Davis
 Defensive Coordinator: Woody Widenhofer

Stadium: Pontiac Silverdome
 Training Camp: Silverdome (Pontiac, 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 Rodney Peete 24 1 11 142 for 271, 1,974 yards, 13 td, 8 int, & 47 rushes for 363 yards and 6 td Detroit Lions / 6th / 141st pick / 1989
RB Barry Sanders*+ 22 1 16 255 rushes for 1,304 yards, 13 td, & 36 catches for 480 yards and 3 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1989
WR Jeff Campbell 22 Rook 8 19 catches for 236 yards, 2 td Detroit Lions / 5th / 118th pick / 1990
WR Robert Clark 25 3 15 52 catches for 914 yards, 8 td New Orleans Saints / 10th / 263rd pick / 1987
WR Terry Greer 33 4 9 20 catches for 332 yards, 3 td Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 304th pick / 1980
WR Richard Johnson 29 3 16 64 catches for 727 yards, 6 td
LT Lomas Brown* 27 5 16 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1985
LG Eric Andolsek 24 2 16 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 5th / 111th pick / 1988
C Kevin Glover 27 5 16 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 34th pick / 1985
RG Ken Dallafior 31 5 15 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 124th pick / 1982
RT Harvey Salem 29 7 14 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1983
 Defensive Starters
LDE Dan Owens 23 Rook 12 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 35th pick / 1990
NT Jerry Ball* 26 3 15 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1987
RDE Keith Ferguson 31 9 14 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 5th / 131st pick / 1981
LOLB Jimmy Williams 30 8 9 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 15th pick / 1982
LILB Chris Spielman* 25 2 12 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 29th pick / 1988
RILB Dennis Gibson 26 3 11 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 8th / 203rd pick / 1987
ROLB Mike Cofer 30 7 16 10.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 67th pick / 1983
LCB Bruce McNorton 31 8 8 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 96th pick / 1982
RCB LeRoy Irvin 33 10 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 70th pick / 1980
SS William White 24 2 16 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 85th pick / 1988
FS Bennie Blades 24 2 12 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1988
 Special Teams Starters
K Eddie Murray 34 10 0 13 of 19 field goals & 34 of 34 extra points Detroit Lions / 7th / 166th pick / 1980
P Jim Arnold 29 7 0 63 punts for a 40.6 average, 0 blocked Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 119th pick / 1983
PR Mel Gray*+ 29 4 0 34 punt returns for a 10.6 average and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1984 Supp
KR Mel Gray*+ 29 4 0 41 kick returns for a 22.9 average and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1984 Supp

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
32 Bruce Alexander 25 1 0 170 5-9 S.F. Austin 9/17/1965 1 0
65 Eric Andolsek 24 LG 16 16 254 6-2 LSU 8/22/1966 2 8 Detroit Lions / 5th / 111th pick / 1988
6 Jim Arnold 29 P 16 0 215 6-2 Vanderbilt 1/31/1961 7 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 119th pick / 1983
93 Jerry Ball* 26 NT 15 15 330 6-1 SMU 12/15/1964 3 10 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1987
36 Bennie Blades 24 FS 12 12 221 6-0 Miami (FL) 9/3/1966 2 4 Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1988
97 Kevin Brooks 27 dt 6 4 277 6-6 Michigan 2/9/1963 5 2 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 17th pick / 1985
75 Lomas Brown* 27 LT 16 16 282 6-4 Florida 3/30/1963 5 11 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1985
52 Mark Brown 29 15 0 230 6-2 Purdue 7/18/1961 7 1 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 250th pick / 1983
87 Jeff Campbell 22 WR 16 8 167 5-8 Colorado 3/26/1968 Rook 3 Detroit Lions / 5th / 118th pick / 1990
27 Darren Carrington 24 12 0 200 6-2 Pittsburgh,Northern Arizona 10/10/1966 1 1 Denver Broncos / 5th / 134th pick / 1989
50 Toby Caston 25 lb 12 4 235 6-1 LSU 7/17/1965 3 2 Houston Oilers / 6th / 159th pick / 1987
82 Robert Clark 25 WR 16 15 175 5-11 North Carolina Central 8/6/1965 3 10 New Orleans Saints / 10th / 263rd pick / 1987
94 Jackie Cline 30 5 0 279 6-5 Alabama 3/13/1960 3 1
55 Mike Cofer 30 ROLB 16 16 245 6-5 Tennessee 4/7/1960 7 7 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 67th pick / 1983
39 Ray Crockett 23 lcb 16 6 185 5-10 Baylor 1/5/1967 1 4 Detroit Lions / 4th / 86th pick / 1989
67 Ken Dallafior 31 RG 16 15 276 6-4 Minnesota 8/26/1959 5 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 124th pick / 1982
91 Mark Duckens 25 15 0 270 6-4 Wichita St.,Arizona St. 3/4/1965 1 1
81 Mike Farr 23 WR 12 8 192 5-10 UCLA 8/8/1967 Rook 2
77 Keith Ferguson 31 RDE 16 14 252 6-5 Ohio St. 4/3/1959 9 5 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 131st pick / 1981
14 Bob Gagliano 32 qb 9 4 200 6-3 U.S. International,Utah St. 9/5/1958 8 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 12th / 319th pick / 1981
98 Dennis Gibson 26 RILB 11 11 240 6-2 Iowa St. 2/8/1964 3 4 Detroit Lions / 8th / 203rd pick / 1987
53 Kevin Glover 27 C 16 16 278 6-2 Maryland 6/17/1963 5 8 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 34th pick / 1985
23 Mel Gray*+ 29 KR 16 0 167 5-9 Purdue 3/16/1961 4 0 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1984 Supp
89 Terry Greer 33 WR 15 9 192 6-1 Alabama St. 9/27/1957 4 4 Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 304th pick / 1980
99 Tracy Hayworth 23 16 0 260 6-3 Tennessee 12/18/1967 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 7th / 174th pick / 1990
97 Jeff Hunter 24 7 0 286 6-5 Albany State (GA) 4/12/1966 Rook 1 Phoenix Cardinals / 11th / 291st pick / 1989
47 LeRoy Irvin 33 RCB 16 16 184 5-11 Kansas 9/15/1957 10 5 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 70th pick / 1980
58 George Jamison 28 lolb 14 7 232 6-1 Cincinnati 9/30/1962 3 3 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 47th pick / 1984 Supp
84 Richard Johnson 29 WR 16 16 182 5-7 Colorado 10/19/1961 3 8
57 Victor Jones 24 rilb 16 5 250 6-2 Virginia Tech 10/19/1966 2 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 12th / 310th pick / 1988
1 Rich Karlis 31 6 0 180 6-0 Cincinnati 5/23/1959 8 0
83 Aubrey Matthews 28 wr 13 6 165 5-7 Delta St. 9/15/1962 4 4
62 Dennis McKnight 31 14 0 273 6-3 Drake 9/12/1959 8 1
29 Bruce McNorton 31 LCB 12 8 175 5-11 Georgetown (KY) 2/28/1959 8 3 Detroit Lions / 4th / 96th pick / 1982
44 John Miller 24 4 0 195 6-1 Michigan St. 6/22/1966 1 0
3 Eddie Murray 34 K 11 0 177 5-10 Tulane 8/29/1956 10 2 Detroit Lions / 7th / 166th pick / 1980
51 Niko Noga 28 16 0 234 6-1 Hawaii 3/1/1962 6 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 201st pick / 1984
42 Chris Oldham 22 16 0 200 5-9 Oregon 10/26/1968 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 4th / 105th pick / 1990
70 Dan Owens 23 LDE 16 12 280 6-3 USC 3/16/1967 Rook 4 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 35th pick / 1990
9 Rodney Peete 24 QB 11 11 230 6-0 USC 3/16/1966 1 11 Detroit Lions / 6th / 141st pick / 1989
96 Lawrence Pete 24 nt 6 1 286 6-0 Nebraska 1/18/1966 1 1 Detroit Lions / 5th / 115th pick / 1989
24 Jason Phillips 24 wr 13 2 166 5-7 Houston 10/11/1966 1 1 Detroit Lions / 10th / 253rd pick / 1989
73 Harvey Salem 29 RT 15 14 283 6-6 California 1/15/1961 7 7 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1983
20 Barry Sanders*+ 22 RB 16 16 203 5-8 Oklahoma St. 7/16/1968 1 17 Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1989
64 Eric Sanders 32 t 16 2 277 6-6 Nevada 10/22/1958 9 2 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 136th pick / 1981
54 Chris Spielman* 25 LILB 12 12 247 6-0 Ohio St. 10/11/1965 2 7 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 29th pick / 1988
92 Marc Spindler 21 de 3 2 290 6-5 Pittsburgh 11/28/1969 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1990
21 Terry Taylor 29 db 2 2 188 5-10 Southern Illinois 7/18/1961 6 1 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 22nd pick / 1984
60 Mike Utley 25 g 16 1 288 6-6 Washington St. 12/20/1965 1 2 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 59th pick / 1989
11 Andre Ware 22 qb 4 1 205 6-2 Houston 7/31/1968 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 1st / 7th pick / 1990
28 Herb Welch 29 db 16 4 180 5-11 UCLA 1/12/1961 5 2 New York Giants / 12th / 326th pick / 1985
25 Sheldon White 25 3 0 188 5-11 Miami (OH) 3/1/1965 2 0 New York Giants / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1988
35 William White 24 SS 16 16 199 5-10 Ohio St. 2/19/1966 2 6 Detroit Lions / 4th / 85th pick / 1988
34 James Wilder 32 15 0 225 6-3 Missouri 5/12/1958 9 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1981
59 Jimmy Williams 30 LOLB 10 9 228 6-3 Nebraska 11/15/1960 8 4 Detroit Lions / 1st / 15th pick / 1982
Team Total 26.9 16 227.1 6-1.0 3.8