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1992 Detroit Lions

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5-11-0, Finished 5th in NFC Central Division  · 1992 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.9, Offense: -0.7, Defense: -1.1, SoS: 1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 273 points (17.1/g), 19th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 332 points (20.8/g), 20th.
 Differential of -59 points (-3.7/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 6.2-9.8.

Coach: Wayne Fontes (5-11-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Dan Henning
 Defensive Coordinator: Woody Widenhofer

Stadium: Pontiac Silverdome
 Training Camp: Silverdome (Pontiac, 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 Rodney Peete 26 3 10 123 for 213, 1,702 yards, 9 td, 9 int, & 21 rushes for 83 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 6th / 141st pick / 1989
RB Barry Sanders* 24 3 16 312 rushes for 1,352 yards, 9 td, & 29 catches for 225 yards and 1 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1989
WR Mike Farr 25 2 9 15 catches for 115 yards, 0 td
WR Willie Green 26 1 13 33 catches for 586 yards, 5 td Detroit Lions / 8th / 194th pick / 1990
WR Herman Moore 23 1 11 51 catches for 966 yards, 4 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1991
WR Brett Perriman 27 4 16 69 catches for 810 yards, 4 td New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1988
LT Lomas Brown* 29 7 16 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1985
LG Shawn Bouwens 24 1 16 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 9th / 226th pick / 1990
C Kevin Glover 29 7 7 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 34th pick / 1985
RG Ken Dallafior 33 7 12 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 124th pick / 1982
RT Scott Conover 24 1 15 Detroit Lions / 5th / 118th pick / 1991
 Defensive Starters
LDE Marc Spindler 23 2 13 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1990
NT Jerry Ball 28 5 12 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1987
RDE Kelvin Pritchett 23 1 15 6.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 20th pick / 1991
LOLB George Jamison 30 5 16 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 47th pick / 1984 Supp
LILB Chris Spielman 27 4 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 29th pick / 1988
RILB Dennis Gibson 28 5 16 Detroit Lions / 8th / 203rd pick / 1987
ROLB Mike Cofer 32 9 8 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 67th pick / 1983
LCB Ray Crockett 25 3 15 1.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 86th pick / 1989
RCB Mel Jenkins 30 5 16 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
SS William White 26 4 16 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 85th pick / 1988
FS Bennie Blades 26 4 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1988
 Special Teams Starters
K Jason Hanson 22 Rook 0 21 of 26 field goals & 30 of 30 extra points Detroit Lions / 2nd / 56th pick / 1992
P Jim Arnold 31 9 0 65 punts for a 43.8 average, 1 blocked Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 119th pick / 1983
PR Mel Gray* 31 6 0 18 punt returns for a 9.7 average and 1 td New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1984 Supp
KR Mel Gray* 31 6 0 42 kick returns for a 24.0 average and 1 td New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1984 Supp

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
6 Jim Arnold 31 P 16 0 215 6-2 Vanderbilt 1/31/1961 9 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 119th pick / 1983
93 Jerry Ball 28 NT 12 12 330 6-1 SMU 12/15/1964 5 6 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1987
40 Reggie Barrett 23 wr 8 6 214 6-3 Texas-El Paso 8/14/1969 1 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 58th pick / 1991
36 Bennie Blades 26 FS 16 16 221 6-0 Miami (FL) 9/3/1966 4 6 Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1988
66 Shawn Bouwens 24 LG 16 16 293 6-5 Nebraska Wesleyan 5/25/1968 1 7 New England Patriots / 9th / 226th pick / 1990
75 Lomas Brown* 29 LT 16 16 282 6-4 Florida 3/30/1963 7 9 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1985
68 Leonard Burton 28 c 2 2 275 6-3 South Carolina 6/18/1964 6 1 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 77th pick / 1986
87 Jeff Campbell 24 12 2 167 5-8 Colorado 3/26/1968 2 1 Detroit Lions / 5th / 118th pick / 1990
50 Toby Caston 27 15 0 235 6-1 LSU 7/17/1965 5 1 Houston Oilers / 6th / 159th pick / 1987
32 Willie Clay 22 6 0 193 5-10 Georgia Tech 9/5/1970 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 8th / 221st pick / 1992
55 Mike Cofer 32 ROLB 8 8 245 6-5 Tennessee 4/7/1960 9 3 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 67th pick / 1983
21 Harry Colon 23 16 0 203 6-0 Missouri 2/14/1969 1 1 New England Patriots / 8th / 196th pick / 1991
76 Scott Conover 24 RT 15 15 276 6-4 Purdue 9/27/1968 1 7 Detroit Lions / 5th / 118th pick / 1991
39 Ray Crockett 25 LCB 15 15 185 5-10 Baylor 1/5/1967 3 6 Detroit Lions / 4th / 86th pick / 1989
67 Ken Dallafior 33 RG 12 12 276 6-4 Minnesota 8/26/1959 7 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 124th pick / 1982
52 John Derby 24 1 0 232 6-0 Iowa 3/24/1968 Rook 0
81 Mike Farr 25 WR 14 9 192 5-10 UCLA 8/8/1967 2 1
97 Darryl Ford 26 1 0 225 6-1 New Mexico St. 6/22/1966 Rook 0
98 Dennis Gibson 28 RILB 16 16 240 6-2 Iowa St. 2/8/1964 5 6 Detroit Lions / 8th / 203rd pick / 1987
53 Kevin Glover 29 C 7 7 278 6-2 Maryland 6/17/1963 7 3 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 34th pick / 1985
23 Mel Gray* 31 KR 15 0 167 5-9 Purdue 3/16/1961 6 2 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1984 Supp
86 Willie Green 26 WR 15 13 185 6-4 Mississippi 4/2/1966 1 6 Detroit Lions / 8th / 194th pick / 1990
4 Jason Hanson 22 K 16 0 182 5-11 Washington St. 6/17/1970 Rook 5 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 56th pick / 1992
99 Tracy Hayworth 25 4 0 260 6-3 Tennessee 12/18/1967 2 0 Detroit Lions / 7th / 174th pick / 1990
48 Mike Hinnant 26 te 15 1 268 6-3 Temple 9/8/1966 4 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 211th pick / 1988
97 Jeff Hunter 26 4 0 286 6-5 Albany State (GA) 4/12/1966 2 0 Phoenix Cardinals / 11th / 291st pick / 1989
58 George Jamison 30 LOLB 16 16 232 6-1 Cincinnati 9/30/1962 5 6 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 47th pick / 1984 Supp
24 Mel Jenkins 30 RCB 16 16 172 5-10 Cincinnati 3/16/1962 5 6
89 Jimmie Johnson 26 te 16 5 252 6-2 Howard 10/6/1966 3 0 Washington Redskins / 12th / 316th pick / 1989
95 Troy Johnson 28 9 0 236 6-2 Oklahoma 11/10/1964 4 1 Chicago Bears / 5th / 133rd pick / 1988
51 Andre Jones 23 6 0 245 6-2 Notre Dame 5/15/1969 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 185th pick / 1991
57 Victor Jones 26 16 0 250 6-2 Virginia Tech 10/19/1966 4 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 12th / 310th pick / 1988
12 Erik Kramer 28 qb 7 3 200 6-1 North Carolina St. 11/6/1964 5 3
72 Jack Linn 25 t 4 4 295 6-5 West Virginia 6/10/1967 1 2 Detroit Lions / 9th / 229th pick / 1990
26 Eric Lynch 22 1 0 224 5-10 Grand Valley St. 5/16/1970 Rook 0
83 Aubrey Matthews 30 13 0 165 5-7 Delta St. 9/15/1962 6 1
97 Mike McDonald 34 1 0 238 6-1 USC 6/22/1958 9 0
63 Dennis McKnight 33 g 12 2 273 6-3 Drake 9/12/1959 10 2
82 Thomas McLemore 22 te 11 1 245 6-5 Southern 3/14/1970 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 81st pick / 1992
62 Blake Miller 24 c 14 5 282 6-1 LSU 8/23/1968 Rook 3 New England Patriots / 7th / 168th pick / 1991
84 Herman Moore 23 WR 12 11 210 6-4 Virginia 10/20/1969 1 9 Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1991
33 Don Overton 25 1 0 221 6-0 Fairmont St. 9/24/1967 2 0
90 Dan Owens 25 de 16 4 280 6-3 USC 3/16/1967 2 3 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 35th pick / 1990
9 Rodney Peete 26 QB 10 10 230 6-0 USC 3/16/1966 3 7 Detroit Lions / 6th / 141st pick / 1989
80 Brett Perriman 27 WR 16 16 180 5-9 Miami (FL) 10/10/1965 4 8 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1988
96 Lawrence Pete 26 nt 13 4 286 6-0 Nebraska 1/18/1966 3 2 Detroit Lions / 5th / 115th pick / 1989
91 Robert Porcher 23 de 16 1 266 6-3 South Carolina St. 7/30/1969 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 1st / 26th pick / 1992
94 Kelvin Pritchett 23 RDE 16 15 322 6-3 Mississippi 10/24/1969 1 6 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 20th pick / 1991
27 Junior Robinson 24 10 0 181 5-9 East Carolina 2/3/1968 2 1 New England Patriots / 5th / 110th pick / 1990
20 Barry Sanders* 24 RB 16 16 203 5-8 Oklahoma St. 7/16/1968 3 12 Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1989
64 Eric Sanders 34 t 6 1 277 6-6 Nevada-Reno 10/22/1958 11 1 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 136th pick / 1981
38 Kevin Scott 23 db 16 1 175 5-9 Stanford 5/19/1969 1 2 Detroit Lions / 4th / 91st pick / 1991
59 Tracy Scroggins 23 rolb 16 7 273 6-3 Tulsa 9/11/1969 Rook 4 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1992
54 Chris Spielman 27 LILB 16 16 247 6-0 Ohio St. 10/11/1965 4 11 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 29th pick / 1988
92 Marc Spindler 23 LDE 13 13 290 6-5 Pittsburgh 11/28/1969 2 5 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1990
33 Troy Stradford 28 6 0 191 5-9 Boston Col. 9/11/1964 5 0 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 99th pick / 1987
71 Larry Tharpe 22 11 0 300 6-4 Tennessee St. 11/19/1970 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 6th / 145th pick / 1992
34 Ed Tillison 23 6 0 225 6-0 NW Missouri St. 2/12/1969 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 11th / 306th pick / 1992
11 Andre Ware 24 qb 4 3 205 6-2 Houston 7/31/1968 2 3 Detroit Lions / 1st / 7th pick / 1990
25 Sheldon White 27 13 0 188 5-11 Miami (OH) 3/1/1965 4 1 New York Giants / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1988
35 William White 26 SS 16 16 199 5-10 Ohio St. 2/19/1966 4 6 Detroit Lions / 4th / 85th pick / 1988
Team Total 26.1 16 235.8 6-1.1 3.2