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1995 Detroit Lions

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10-6-0, NFC Central Division  · 1995 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.9, Offense: 5.9, Defense: 1.0, SoS: 0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 436 points (27.2/g), 2nd of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 336 points (21.0/g), 14th.
 Differential of 100 points (6.2/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 10.4-5.6.

Coach: Wayne Fontes (10-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Tom Moore
 Defensive Coordinator: Herb Paterra

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 Scott Mitchell 27 4 16 346 for 583, 4,338 yards, 32 td, 12 int, & 36 rushes for 104 yards and 4 td Miami Dolphins / 4th / 93rd pick / 1990
RB Barry Sanders*+ 27 6 16 314 rushes for 1,500 yards, 11 td, & 48 catches for 398 yards and 1 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1989
WR Herman Moore*+ 26 4 16 123 catches for 1,686 yards, 14 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1991
WR Johnnie Morton 24 1 13 44 catches for 590 yards, 8 td, & 3 rushes for 33 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 21st pick / 1994
WR Brett Perriman 30 7 16 108 catches for 1,488 yards, 9 td, & 5 rushes for 48 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1988
TE David Sloan 23 Rook 8 17 catches for 184 yards, 1 td Detroit Lions / 3rd / 70th pick / 1995
LT Lomas Brown*+ 32 10 14 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1985
LG Doug Widell 29 6 11 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 41st pick / 1989
C Kevin Glover* 32 10 16 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 34th pick / 1985
RG Dave Lutz 36 12 16 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 34th pick / 1983
RT Zefross Moss 29 6 14
 Defensive Starters
LDE Luther Elliss 22 Rook 16 Detroit Lions / 1st / 20th pick / 1995
LDT Henry Thomas 30 8 16 10.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1987
RDT Robert Porcher 26 3 16 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 26th pick / 1992
RDE Tracy Scroggins 26 3 16 9.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1992
LLB Tracy Hayworth 28 5 14 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 7th / 174th pick / 1990
MLB Chris Spielman 30 7 16 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 29th pick / 1988
RLB Mike Johnson 33 9 16 2.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 18th pick / 1984 Supp
LCB Ryan McNeil 25 2 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1993
RCB Corey Raymond 26 3 15 2.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
SS Willie Clay 25 3 16 0.0 sacks, 8 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 8th / 221st pick / 1992
FS Bennie Blades 29 7 16 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1988
 Special Teams Starters
K Jason Hanson 25 3 0 28 of 34 field goals & 48 of 48 extra points Detroit Lions / 2nd / 56th pick / 1992
P Mark Royals 30 8 0 57 punts for a 42.0 average, 2 blocked
PR Johnnie Morton 24 1 13 7 punt returns for a 6.9 average and 0 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 21st pick / 1994
KR Ron Rivers 24 Rook 0 19 kick returns for a 22.1 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
48 Tom Beer 26 16 0 221 6-1 Saginaw Valley St.,Wayne State (MI) 3/27/1969 1 1 Detroit Lions / 7th / 215th pick / 1994
36 Bennie Blades 29 FS 16 16 221 6-0 Miami (FL) 9/3/1966 7 7 Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1988
96 Shane Bonham 25 16 0 272 6-2 Air Force,Tennessee 10/18/1970 1 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 93rd pick / 1994
57 Stephen Boyd 23 16 0 247 6-0 Boston Col. 8/22/1972 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 5th / 141st pick / 1995
75 Lomas Brown*+ 32 LT 15 14 282 6-4 Florida 3/30/1963 10 14 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1985
81 Anthony Carter 35 3 0 168 5-11 Michigan 9/17/1960 10 0 Miami Dolphins / 12th / 334th pick / 1983
32 Willie Clay 25 SS 16 16 193 5-10 Georgia Tech 9/5/1970 3 9 Detroit Lions / 8th / 221st pick / 1992
77 Mike Compton 25 lg 16 7 310 6-6 West Virginia 9/18/1970 2 5 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 68th pick / 1993
76 Scott Conover 27 t 14 2 276 6-4 Purdue 9/27/1968 4 2 Detroit Lions / 5th / 118th pick / 1991
94 Luther Elliss 22 LDE 16 16 318 6-5 Utah 3/22/1973 Rook 7 Detroit Lions / 1st / 20th pick / 1995
53 Kevin Glover* 32 C 16 16 278 6-2 Maryland 6/17/1963 10 14 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 34th pick / 1985
89 Ron Hall 31 te 6 6 245 6-4 Cal Poly-Pomona,Hawaii 3/15/1964 8 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 87th pick / 1987
4 Jason Hanson 25 K 16 0 182 5-11 Washington St. 6/17/1970 3 4 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 56th pick / 1992
99 Tracy Hayworth 28 LLB 16 14 260 6-3 Tennessee 12/18/1967 5 6 Detroit Lions / 7th / 174th pick / 1990
66 Hessley Hempstead 23 2 0 295 6-1 Kansas 1/29/1972 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 7th / 228th pick / 1995
15 Kevin Hickman 24 6 0 258 6-4 Navy 8/20/1971 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 6th / 186th pick / 1995
82 Rodney Holman 35 te 16 3 238 6-3 Tulane 4/20/1960 13 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1982
25 Greg Jeffries 24 14 0 195 5-9 Virginia 10/16/1971 2 1 Detroit Lions / 6th / 147th pick / 1993
59 Mike Johnson 33 RLB 16 16 230 6-1 Virginia Tech 11/26/1962 9 10 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 18th pick / 1984 Supp
70 Jeff Jones 23 1 0 310 6-6 Texas A&M 5/30/1972 Rook 0
52 Scott Kowalkowski 27 16 0 220 6-2 Notre Dame 8/23/1968 4 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 216th pick / 1991
55 Antonio London 24 15 0 238 6-2 Alabama 4/14/1971 2 2 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1993
73 Dave Lutz 36 RG 16 16 305 6-6 Georgia Tech 12/20/1959 12 9 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 34th pick / 1983
26 Eric Lynch 25 4 0 224 5-10 Grand Valley St. 5/16/1970 3 0
1 Don Majkowski 31 5 0 197 6-2 Virginia 2/25/1964 8 1 Green Bay Packers / 10th / 255th pick / 1987
39 Van Malone 25 16 0 189 5-11 Texas 7/1/1970 1 1 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 57th pick / 1994
40 Robert Massey 28 db 16 3 200 5-11 North Carolina Central 2/17/1967 6 2 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 46th pick / 1989
83 Aubrey Matthews 33 11 0 165 5-7 Delta St. 9/15/1962 9 0
10 Kez McCorvey 23 1 0 184 6-0 Florida St. 1/23/1972 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 5th / 156th pick / 1995
47 Ryan McNeil 25 LCB 16 16 210 6-2 Miami (FL) 10/4/1970 2 8 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1993
19 Scott Mitchell 27 QB 16 16 240 6-6 Utah 1/2/1968 4 17 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 93rd pick / 1990
84 Herman Moore*+ 26 WR 16 16 210 6-4 Virginia 10/20/1969 4 18 Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1991
87 Johnnie Morton 24 PR 16 13 190 6-0 USC 10/7/1971 1 6 Detroit Lions / 1st / 21st pick / 1994
71 Zefross Moss 29 RT 14 14 325 6-6 Alabama St. 8/17/1966 6 8
90 Dan Owens 28 16 0 280 6-3 USC 3/16/1967 5 1 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 35th pick / 1990
80 Brett Perriman 30 WR 16 16 180 5-9 Miami (FL) 10/10/1965 7 16 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1988
91 Robert Porcher 26 RDT 16 16 266 6-3 South Carolina St. 7/30/1969 3 8 Detroit Lions / 1st / 26th pick / 1992
31 Corey Raymond 26 RCB 16 15 185 5-11 LSU 7/28/1969 3 8
34 Ron Rivers 24 KR 16 0 205 5-8 Fresno St. 11/13/1971 Rook 1
3 Mark Royals 30 P 16 0 225 6-5 Chowan,Appalachian St. 6/22/1965 8 2
20 Barry Sanders*+ 27 RB 16 16 203 5-8 Oklahoma St. 7/16/1968 6 16 Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1989
30 Cory Schlesinger 23 fb 16 2 247 6-0 Nebraska 6/23/1972 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 6th / 192nd pick / 1995
97 Tracy Scroggins 26 RDE 16 16 273 6-3 Tulsa 9/11/1969 3 9 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1992
62 Tony Semple 25 16 0 286 6-5 Memphis 12/20/1970 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 5th / 154th pick / 1994
86 David Sloan 23 TE 16 8 260 6-6 New Mexico 6/8/1972 Rook 2 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 70th pick / 1995
54 Chris Spielman 30 MLB 16 16 247 6-0 Ohio St. 10/11/1965 7 9 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 29th pick / 1988
98 Henry Thomas 30 LDT 16 16 277 6-2 LSU 1/12/1965 8 9 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1987
23 Vernon Turner 28 6 0 185 5-8 Carson-Newman 1/6/1967 5 0
29 Sean Vanhorse 27 14 0 180 5-10 Howard 7/22/1968 3 1 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 151st pick / 1990
95 Mike Wells 24 15 0 310 6-3 Iowa 1/16/1971 1 1 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 125th pick / 1994
67 Doug Widell 29 LG 11 11 289 6-4 Boston Col. 9/23/1966 6 5 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 41st pick / 1989
21 Allen Williams 23 5 0 205 5-11 Georgia 9/17/1972 Rook 0
Team Total 27.1 16 238.4 6-1.4 4.1