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1991 Detroit Lions

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12-4-0, NFC Central Division  · 1991 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.0, Offense: 0.9, Defense: 0.0, SoS: -1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 339 points (21.2/g), 9th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 295 points (18.4/g), 11th.
 Differential of 44 points (2.8/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 9.3-6.7.

Coach: Wayne Fontes (12-4-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Dave Levy
 Defensive Coordinator: Woody Widenhofer

Stadium: Pontiac Silverdome
 Training Camp: Silverdome (Pontiac, Michigan)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Rodney Peete 25 2 8 116 for 194, 1,339 yards, 5 td, 9 int, & 25 rushes for 125 yards and 2 td Detroit Lions / 6th / 141st pick / 1989
RB Barry Sanders*+ 23 2 15 342 rushes for 1,548 yards, 16 td, & 41 catches for 307 yards and 1 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1989
WR Robert Clark 26 4 14 47 catches for 640 yards, 6 td New Orleans Saints / 10th / 263rd pick / 1987
WR Mike Farr 24 1 13 42 catches for 431 yards, 1 td
WR Willie Green 25 Rook 15 39 catches for 592 yards, 7 td Detroit Lions / 8th / 194th pick / 1990
WR Brett Perriman 26 3 14 52 catches for 668 yards, 1 td, & 4 rushes for 10 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1988
LT Lomas Brown* 28 6 15 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1985
LG Eric Andolsek 25 3 16 Detroit Lions / 5th / 111th pick / 1988
C Kevin Glover 28 6 16 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 34th pick / 1985
RG Mike Utley 26 2 11 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 59th pick / 1989
RT Eric Sanders 33 10 14 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 136th pick / 1981
 Defensive Starters
LDE Marc Spindler 22 1 16 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1990
NT Jerry Ball*+ 27 4 13 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1987
RDE Dan Owens 24 1 16 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 35th pick / 1990
LOLB George Jamison 29 4 16 4.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 47th pick / 1984 Supp
LILB Chris Spielman*+ 26 3 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 29th pick / 1988
RILB Dennis Gibson 27 4 16 Detroit Lions / 8th / 203rd pick / 1987
ROLB Tracy Hayworth 24 1 14 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 7th / 174th pick / 1990
LCB Ray Crockett 24 2 16 1.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 86th pick / 1989
RCB Mel Jenkins 29 4 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
SS William White 25 3 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 85th pick / 1988
FS Bennie Blades* 25 3 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1988
 Special Teams Starters
K Eddie Murray 35 11 0 19 of 28 field goals & 40 of 40 extra points Detroit Lions / 7th / 166th pick / 1980
P Jim Arnold 30 8 0 75 punts for a 41.2 average, 0 blocked Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 119th pick / 1983
PR Mel Gray*+ 30 5 0 25 punt returns for a 15.4 average and 1 td New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1984 Supp
KR Mel Gray*+ 30 5 0 36 kick returns for a 25.8 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 26 9 0 170 5-9 S.F. Austin 9/17/1965 2 1
65 Eric Andolsek 25 LG 16 16 254 6-2 LSU 8/22/1966 3 7 Detroit Lions / 5th / 111th pick / 1988
6 Jim Arnold 30 P 16 0 215 6-2 Vanderbilt 1/31/1961 8 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 119th pick / 1983
93 Jerry Ball*+ 27 NT 13 13 330 6-1 SMU 12/15/1964 4 12 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1987
40 Reggie Barrett 22 wr 2 0 214 6-3 Texas-El Paso 8/14/1969 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 58th pick / 1991
59 Anthony Bell 27 10 0 235 6-3 Michigan St. 7/2/1964 5 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 5th pick / 1986
36 Bennie Blades* 25 FS 16 16 221 6-0 Miami (FL) 9/3/1966 3 8 Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1988
66 Shawn Bouwens 23 16 0 293 6-5 Nebraska Wesleyan 5/25/1968 Rook 1 New England Patriots / 9th / 226th pick / 1990
75 Lomas Brown* 28 LT 15 15 282 6-4 Florida 3/30/1963 6 11 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1985
95 Mark Brown 30 2 0 230 6-2 Purdue 7/18/1961 8 0 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 250th pick / 1983
87 Jeff Campbell 23 wr 14 1 167 5-8 Colorado 3/26/1968 1 1 Detroit Lions / 5th / 118th pick / 1990
50 Toby Caston 26 16 0 235 6-1 LSU 7/17/1965 4 1 Houston Oilers / 6th / 159th pick / 1987
82 Robert Clark 26 WR 14 14 175 5-11 North Carolina Central 8/6/1965 4 7 New Orleans Saints / 10th / 263rd pick / 1987
55 Mike Cofer 31 lb 2 2 245 6-5 Tennessee 4/7/1960 8 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 67th pick / 1983
76 Scott Conover 23 t 16 3 276 6-4 Purdue 9/27/1968 Rook 3 Detroit Lions / 5th / 118th pick / 1991
39 Ray Crockett 24 LCB 16 16 185 5-10 Baylor 1/5/1967 2 7 Detroit Lions / 4th / 86th pick / 1989
67 Ken Dallafior 32 rg 6 5 276 6-4 Minnesota 8/26/1959 6 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 124th pick / 1982
42 D.J. Dozier 26 6 0 200 6-0 Penn St. 9/21/1965 4 0 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 14th pick / 1987
81 Mike Farr 24 WR 16 13 192 5-10 UCLA 8/8/1967 1 5
48 Roman Fortin 24 c 16 2 297 6-5 Oregon St.,San Diego St. 2/26/1967 Rook 2 Detroit Lions / 8th / 203rd pick / 1990
98 Dennis Gibson 27 RILB 16 16 240 6-2 Iowa St. 2/8/1964 4 6 Detroit Lions / 8th / 203rd pick / 1987
53 Kevin Glover 28 C 16 16 278 6-2 Maryland 6/17/1963 6 7 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 34th pick / 1985
23 Mel Gray*+ 30 KR 16 0 167 5-9 Purdue 3/16/1961 5 2 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1984 Supp
86 Willie Green 25 WR 16 15 185 6-4 Mississippi 4/2/1966 Rook 7 Detroit Lions / 8th / 194th pick / 1990
99 Tracy Hayworth 24 ROLB 16 14 260 6-3 Tennessee 12/18/1967 1 7 Detroit Lions / 7th / 174th pick / 1990
97 Jeff Hunter 25 16 0 286 6-5 Albany State (GA) 4/12/1966 1 2 Phoenix Cardinals / 11th / 291st pick / 1989
30 Cedric Jackson 23 rb 8 1 229 5-11 TCU 1/13/1968 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 8th / 205th pick / 1991
58 George Jamison 29 LOLB 16 16 232 6-1 Cincinnati 9/30/1962 4 7 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 47th pick / 1984 Supp
24 Mel Jenkins 29 RCB 16 16 172 5-10 Cincinnati 3/16/1962 4 6
57 Victor Jones 25 10 0 250 6-2 Virginia Tech 10/19/1966 3 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 12th / 310th pick / 1988
12 Erik Kramer 27 QB 13 8 200 6-1 North Carolina St. 11/6/1964 4 6
89 Dave Little 30 2 0 233 6-2 Middle Tenn. St. 4/18/1961 7 0
83 Aubrey Matthews 29 wr 1 1 165 5-7 Delta St. 9/15/1962 5 0
79 Darryl Milburn 23 2 0 260 6-3 Grambling St. 10/25/1968 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 9th / 231st pick / 1991
84 Herman Moore 22 wr 13 1 210 6-4 Virginia 10/20/1969 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1991
3 Eddie Murray 35 K 16 0 177 5-10 Tulane 8/29/1956 11 3 Detroit Lions / 7th / 166th pick / 1980
51 Niko Noga 29 16 0 234 6-1 Hawaii 3/1/1962 7 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 201st pick / 1984
33 Don Overton 24 14 0 221 6-0 Fairmont St. 9/24/1967 1 1
90 Dan Owens 24 RDE 16 16 280 6-3 USC 3/16/1967 1 7 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 35th pick / 1990
9 Rodney Peete 25 QB 8 8 230 6-0 USC 3/16/1966 2 6 Detroit Lions / 6th / 141st pick / 1989
80 Brett Perriman 26 WR 15 14 180 5-9 Miami (FL) 10/10/1965 3 7 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1988
96 Lawrence Pete 25 nt 14 3 286 6-0 Nebraska 1/18/1966 2 2 Detroit Lions / 5th / 115th pick / 1989
94 Kelvin Pritchett 22 16 0 322 6-3 Mississippi 10/24/1969 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 20th pick / 1991
89 Eugene Riley 25 te 5 1 236 6-2 Ball St. 10/9/1966 1 0
20 Barry Sanders*+ 23 RB 15 15 203 5-8 Oklahoma St. 7/16/1968 2 16 Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1989
64 Eric Sanders 33 RT 14 14 277 6-6 Nevada-Reno 10/22/1958 10 6 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 136th pick / 1981
38 Kevin Scott 22 16 0 175 5-9 Stanford 5/19/1969 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 4th / 91st pick / 1991
54 Chris Spielman*+ 26 LILB 16 16 247 6-0 Ohio St. 10/11/1965 3 13 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 29th pick / 1988
92 Marc Spindler 22 LDE 16 16 290 6-5 Pittsburgh 11/28/1969 1 6 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1990
21 Terry Taylor 30 11 0 188 5-10 Southern Illinois 7/18/1961 7 2 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 22nd pick / 1984
46 Derek Tennell 27 te 15 2 245 6-5 UCLA 2/12/1964 4 0 Seattle Seahawks / 7th / 185th pick / 1987
60 Mike Utley 26 RG 11 11 288 6-6 Washington St. 12/20/1965 2 5 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 59th pick / 1989
11 Andre Ware 23 1 0 205 6-2 Houston 7/31/1968 1 0 Detroit Lions / 1st / 7th pick / 1990
27 Herb Welch 30 10 0 180 5-11 UCLA 1/12/1961 6 1 New York Giants / 12th / 326th pick / 1985
25 Sheldon White 26 16 0 188 5-11 Miami (OH) 3/1/1965 3 1 New York Giants / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1988
35 William White 25 SS 16 16 199 5-10 Ohio St. 2/19/1966 3 6 Detroit Lions / 4th / 85th pick / 1988
Team Total 26.3 16 231.5 6-1.2 3.4