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1999 Detroit Lions

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8-8-0, Finished 3rd in NFC Central Division  · 1999 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.9, Offense: 0.1, Defense: 1.8, SoS: 2.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 322 points (20.1/g), 15th of 31 in the NFL. Allowed 323 points (20.2/g), 14th.
 Differential of -1 points (-0.1/g), 17th.  Expected W-L: 8.0-8.0.

Coach: Bobby Ross (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Sylvester Croom
 Defensive Coordinator: Larry Peccatiello
 Other Notable Asst.: Jim Zorn (Quarterbacks)

Stadium: Pontiac Silverdome
 Training Camp: Saginaw Valley State (Saginaw, 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 Charlie Batch 25 1 10 151 for 270, 1,957 yards, 13 td, 7 int, & 28 rushes for 87 yards and 2 td Detroit Lions / 2nd / 60th pick / 1998
RB Greg Hill 27 5 8 144 rushes for 542 yards, 2 td, & 13 catches for 77 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 25th pick / 1994
FB Cory Schlesinger 27 4 11 43 rushes for 124 yards, 0 td, & 21 catches for 151 yards and 1 td Detroit Lions / 6th / 192nd pick / 1995
WR Germane Crowell 23 1 15 81 catches for 1,338 yards, 7 td, & 5 rushes for 38 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 2nd / 50th pick / 1998
WR Johnnie Morton 28 5 12 80 catches for 1,129 yards, 5 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 21st pick / 1994
TE David Sloan* 27 4 15 47 catches for 591 yards, 4 td Detroit Lions / 3rd / 70th pick / 1995
LT Ray Roberts 30 7 14 1 fumble recovered Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 10th pick / 1992
LG Tony Semple 29 4 12 Detroit Lions / 5th / 154th pick / 1994
C Mike Compton 29 6 15 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 68th pick / 1993
RG Jeff Hartings 27 3 16 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 23rd pick / 1996
RT Barrett Brooks 27 4 12 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 58th pick / 1995
 Defensive Starters
LDE Robert Porcher* 30 7 14 15.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 26th pick / 1992
LDT James Jones 30 8 16 7.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 57th pick / 1991
RDT Luther Elliss* 26 4 14 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 20th pick / 1995
RDE Tracy Scroggins 30 7 11 8.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1992
LLB Allen Aldridge 27 5 14 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 51st pick / 1994
MLB Stephen Boyd* 27 4 14 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 5th / 141st pick / 1995
RLB Chris Claiborne 21 Rook 13 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 9th pick / 1999
LCB Robert Bailey 31 8 11 2.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 107th pick / 1991
RCB Terry Fair 23 1 11 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 20th pick / 1998
SS Ron Rice 27 3 16 1.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
FS Mark Carrier 31 9 15 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1990
 Special Teams Starters
K Jason Hanson* 29 7 0 26 of 32 field goals & 28 of 29 extra points Detroit Lions / 2nd / 56th pick / 1992
P John Jett 31 6 0 86 punts for a 42.3 average, 0 blocked
PR Iheanyi Uwaezuoke 26 3 0 18 punt returns for a 8.3 average and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 160th pick / 1996
KR Terry Fair 23 1 11 34 kick returns for a 22.1 average and 0 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 20th pick / 1998

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
24 Kevin Abrams 25 1 0 175 5-8 Syracuse 2/28/1974 2 0 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 54th pick / 1997
55 Allen Aldridge 27 LLB 16 14 254 6-1 Houston 5/30/1972 5 7 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 51st pick / 1994
35 Robert Bailey 31 LCB 16 11 176 5-9 Miami (FL) 9/3/1968 8 5 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 107th pick / 1991
10 Charlie Batch 25 QB 11 10 220 6-2 East. Michigan 12/5/1974 1 7 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 60th pick / 1998
79 Eric Beverly 25 c 16 2 300 6-3 Miami (OH) 3/28/1974 1 2
65 Kerlin Blaise 25 g 16 4 315 6-5 Miami (FL) 12/25/1974 Rook 3
57 Stephen Boyd* 27 MLB 14 14 247 6-0 Boston Col. 8/22/1972 4 9 Detroit Lions / 5th / 141st pick / 1995
76 Barrett Brooks 27 RT 16 12 325 6-5 Kansas St. 5/5/1972 4 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 58th pick / 1995
44 Corwin Brown 29 db 13 1 200 6-1 Michigan 4/25/1970 6 1 New England Patriots / 4th / 110th pick / 1993
31 J.B. Brown 32 db 13 3 193 6-0 Maryland 1/5/1967 10 2 Miami Dolphins / 12th / 315th pick / 1989
39 Lamar Campbell 23 db 15 2 182 5-11 Wisconsin 8/29/1976 1 1
27 Mark Carrier 31 FS 15 15 192 6-1 USC 4/28/1968 9 6 Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1990
81 Pete Chryplewicz 25 te 11 1 253 6-5 Notre Dame 4/27/1974 2 0 Detroit Lions / 5th / 135th pick / 1997
50 Chris Claiborne 21 RLB 15 13 259 6-3 USC 7/26/1978 Rook 7 Detroit Lions / 1st / 9th pick / 1999
53 Andre Collins 31 7 0 237 6-1 Penn St. 5/4/1968 9 1 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 46th pick / 1990
77 Mike Compton 29 C 15 15 310 6-6 West Virginia 9/18/1970 6 7 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 68th pick / 1993
82 Germane Crowell 23 WR 16 15 213 6-3 Virginia 9/13/1976 1 12 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 50th pick / 1998
95 Jared DeVries 23 2 0 272 6-4 Iowa 6/11/1976 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 70th pick / 1999
38 Andre Dixon 24 4 0 200 6-1 Northeastern 12/4/1975 Rook 0
94 Luther Elliss* 26 RDT 15 14 318 6-5 Utah 3/22/1973 4 10 Detroit Lions / 1st / 20th pick / 1995
51 Greg Engel 28 2 0 285 6-3 Illinois 1/18/1971 4 0
23 Terry Fair 23 KR 11 11 185 5-9 Tennessee 7/20/1976 1 5 Detroit Lions / 1st / 20th pick / 1998
12 Gus Frerotte 28 qb 9 6 237 6-3 Tulsa 7/31/1971 5 7 Washington Redskins / 7th / 197th pick / 1994
4 Jason Hanson* 29 K 16 0 182 5-11 Washington St. 6/17/1970 7 5 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 56th pick / 1992
40 Dwayne Harper 33 db 3 1 175 5-11 South Carolina St. 3/29/1966 11 0 Seattle Seahawks / 11th / 299th pick / 1988
64 Jeff Hartings 27 RG 16 16 301 6-3 Penn St. 9/7/1972 3 8 Detroit Lions / 1st / 23rd pick / 1996
21 Greg Hill 27 RB 14 8 207 5-11 Texas A&M 2/23/1972 5 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 25th pick / 1994
18 Desmond Howard 29 5 0 185 5-10 Michigan 5/15/1970 7 1 Washington Redskins / 1st / 4th pick / 1992
33 Sedrick Irvin 21 14 0 226 5-11 Michigan St. 3/30/1978 Rook 3 Detroit Lions / 4th / 103rd pick / 1999
19 John Jett 31 P 16 0 197 6-0 East Carolina 11/11/1968 6 2
98 James Jones 30 LDT 16 16 290 6-2 Northern Iowa 2/6/1969 8 8 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 57th pick / 1991
99 Richard Jordan 25 9 0 252 6-1 Missouri Southern 12/1/1974 2 1 Detroit Lions / 7th / 239th pick / 1997
67 Travis Kirschke 25 rde 15 7 298 6-3 UCLA 9/6/1974 2 4
52 Scott Kowalkowski 31 lb 16 3 220 6-2 Notre Dame 8/23/1968 8 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 216th pick / 1991
58 Clint Kriewaldt 23 12 0 242 6-1 Wisc-Stevens Point 3/16/1976 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 6th / 177th pick / 1999
84 Herman Moore 30 wr 8 4 210 6-4 Virginia 10/20/1969 8 2 Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1991
87 Johnnie Morton 28 WR 16 12 190 6-0 USC 10/7/1971 5 10 Detroit Lions / 1st / 21st pick / 1994
59 Kevin O'Neill 24 4 0 239 6-2 Bowling Green 4/14/1975 1 0
26 Brock Olivo 23 14 0 226 6-0 Missouri 6/24/1976 1 0
90 Dan Owens 32 8 0 280 6-3 USC 3/16/1967 9 1 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 35th pick / 1990
91 Robert Porcher* 30 LDE 15 14 266 6-3 South Carolina St. 7/30/1969 7 10 Detroit Lions / 1st / 26th pick / 1992
92 Mike Pringley 23 9 0 277 6-4 North Carolina 5/22/1976 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 7th / 215th pick / 1999
93 Kelvin Pritchett 30 dt 16 2 322 6-3 Mississippi 10/24/1969 8 2 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 20th pick / 1991
75 Tony Ramirez 26 t 12 3 296 6-6 Northern Colorado 1/26/1973 2 2 Detroit Lions / 6th / 168th pick / 1997
89 Walter Rasby 27 te 16 6 252 6-3 Wake Forest 9/7/1972 5 0
36 Travis Reece 24 4 0 252 6-3 Michigan St. 4/3/1975 1 0
28 Ron Rice 27 SS 16 16 216 6-1 East. Michigan 11/9/1972 3 7
34 Ron Rivers 28 rb 7 6 205 5-8 Fresno St. 11/13/1971 4 4
72 Ray Roberts 30 LT 14 14 315 6-6 Virginia 6/3/1969 7 7 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 10th pick / 1992
74 Juan Roque 25 t 4 2 333 6-8 Arizona St. 2/6/1974 2 1 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 35th pick / 1997
30 Cory Schlesinger 27 FB 16 11 247 6-0 Nebraska 6/23/1972 4 2 Detroit Lions / 6th / 192nd pick / 1995
97 Tracy Scroggins 30 RDE 14 11 273 6-3 Tulsa 9/11/1969 7 6 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1992
62 Tony Semple 29 LG 12 12 286 6-5 Memphis 12/20/1970 4 6 Detroit Lions / 5th / 154th pick / 1994
86 David Sloan* 27 TE 16 15 260 6-6 New Mexico 6/8/1972 4 5 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 70th pick / 1995
45 Ed Smith 30 3 0 253 6-4 none 6/5/1969 2 0
60 Paul Spicer 24 2 0 287 6-4 DuPage (IL),Saginaw Valley St. 8/18/1975 Rook 0
83 Brian Stablein 29 wr 16 2 193 6-1 Ohio St. 4/14/1970 4 1 Denver Broncos / 8th / 210th pick / 1993
42 Ryan Stewart 26 2 0 207 6-1 Georgia Tech 9/30/1973 3 0 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 76th pick / 1996
29 Kywin Supernaw 24 2 0 206 6-1 NE Oklahoma A&M,Indiana 6/2/1975 1 0
25 Tyree Talton 23 12 0 201 5-11 Northern Iowa 5/10/1976 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 5th / 137th pick / 1999
80 Iheanyi Uwaezuoke 26 PR 10 0 198 6-2 California 7/24/1973 3 0 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 160th pick / 1996
32 Bryant Westbrook 25 RCB 10 8 199 6-0 Texas 12/19/1974 2 3 Detroit Lions / 1st / 5th pick / 1997
Team Total 26.9 16 242.1 6-1.9 3.9