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2003 Detroit Lions

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5-11-0, Finished 4th in NFC North Division  · 2003 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.8, Offense: -4.3, Defense: -1.6, SoS: 1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 270 points (16.9/g), 26th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 379 points (23.7/g), 25th.
 Differential of -109 points (-6.8/g), 26th.  Expected W-L: 4.9-11.1.

Coach: Steve Mariucci (5-11-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Sherman Lewis
 Defensive Coordinator: Kurt Schottenheimer
 Other Notable Asst.: Adam Gase (Scouting Assistant)

Stadium: Ford Field
 Training Camp: Detroit Lions Training Facility (Allen Park, Michigan)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Joey Harrington 25 1 16 309 for 554, 2,880 yards, 17 td, 22 int, & 30 rushes for 86 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 2002
RB Shawn Bryson 27 3 13 158 rushes for 606 yards, 3 td, & 54 catches for 340 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 86th pick / 1999
FB Cory Schlesinger 31 8 10 9 rushes for 16 yards, 0 td, & 34 catches for 247 yards and 2 td Detroit Lions / 6th / 192nd pick / 1995
WR Az-Zahir Hakim 26 5 12 49 catches for 449 yards, 4 td, & 3 rushes for 51 yards and 0 td St. Louis Rams / 4th / 96th pick / 1998
WR Bill Schroeder 32 6 13 36 catches for 397 yards, 2 td Green Bay Packers / 6th / 181st pick / 1994
TE Casey Fitzsimmons 23 Rook 11 23 catches for 160 yards, 2 td
LE Robert Porcher 34 11 14 Detroit Lions / 1st / 26th pick / 1992
LT Jeff Backus 26 2 16 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 18th pick / 2001
LT Dan Wilkinson 30 9 16 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 1st pick / 1994
LG Eric Beverly 29 5 13 1 fumble recovered
C Dominic Raiola 25 2 16 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 50th pick / 2001
RG Ray Brown 41 17 16 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 201st pick / 1986
RT Stockar McDougle 26 3 16 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 20th pick / 2000
RT Shaun Rogers 24 2 16 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 61st pick / 2001
RE James Hall 26 3 16
 Defensive Starters
LDE Robert Porcher 34 11 14 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 26th pick / 1992
LDT Dan Wilkinson 30 9 16 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 1st pick / 1994
RDT Shaun Rogers 24 2 16 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 61st pick / 2001
RDE James Hall 26 3 16 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
LLB Barrett Green 26 3 16 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 50th pick / 2000
SLB Boss Bailey 24 Rook 16 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 34th pick / 2003
MLB Earl Holmes 30 7 13 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 126th pick / 1996
WLB Barrett Green 26 3 16 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 50th pick / 2000
RLB Boss Bailey 24 Rook 16 1.5 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 34th pick / 2003
LCB Otis Smith 38 12 13 1.5 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered
RCB Dre' Bly* 26 4 14 1.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered St. Louis Rams / 2nd / 41st pick / 1999
SS Corey Harris 34 11 13 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 3rd / 77th pick / 1992
FS Brian Walker 31 7 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
Jason Hanson 33 11 0 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 56th pick / 1992
Nick Harris 25 2 0 Denver Broncos / 4th / 120th pick / 2001
PR Reggie Swinton 28 2 1 23 punt returns for a 13.8 average and 1 td
KR Reggie Swinton 28 2 1 40 kick returns for a 24.1 average and 1 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
88 Scotty Anderson 24 9 0 191 6-2 Grambling St. 11/24/1979 2 3 Detroit Lions / 5th / 148th pick / 2001
26 Roderick Babers 23 5 0 190 5-9 Texas 10/6/1980 Rook 0 New York Giants / 4th / 123rd pick / 2003
76 Jeff Backus 26 LT 16 16 305 6-5 Michigan 9/21/1977 2 6 Detroit Lions / 1st / 18th pick / 2001
97 Boss Bailey 24 RLB 16 16 233 6-3 Georgia 10/14/1979 Rook 8 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 34th pick / 2003
89 Bradford Banta 33 13 0 253 6-6 USC 12/14/1970 9 0 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 106th pick / 1994
79 Eric Beverly 29 LG 13 13 300 6-3 Miami (OH) 3/28/1974 5 5
77 Kerlin Blaise 29 2 0 315 6-5 Miami (FL) 12/25/1974 4 0
32 Dre' Bly* 26 RCB 14 14 185 5-9 North Carolina 5/22/1977 4 11 St. Louis Rams / 2nd / 41st pick / 1999
61 Ray Brown 41 RG 16 16 318 6-5 Memphis,Arkansas St. 12/12/1962 17 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 201st pick / 1986
24 Shawn Bryson 27 RB 16 13 228 6-1 Tennessee 11/30/1976 3 6 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 86th pick / 1999
31 Avon Cobourne 24 7 0 205 5-8 West Virginia 3/6/1979 Rook 0
55 Donte Curry 25 11 0 233 6-1 Morris Brown 7/22/1978 2 1
44 Julius Curry 24 3 0 195 6-0 Michigan 5/17/1979 Rook 0
52 James Davis 24 mlb 8 1 240 6-1 West Virginia 4/26/1979 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 5th / 144th pick / 2003
14 Ty Detmer 36 1 0 189 6-0 BYU 10/30/1967 10 0 Green Bay Packers / 9th / 230th pick / 1992
95 Jared DeVries 27 le 13 2 272 6-4 Iowa 6/11/1976 4 2 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 70th pick / 1999
18 Eddie Drummond 23 6 0 185 5-9 Penn St. 4/12/1980 1 1
98 Kalimba Edwards 24 15 0 264 6-5 South Carolina 12/26/1979 1 2 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 35th pick / 2002
94 Luther Elliss 30 5 0 318 6-5 Utah 3/22/1973 8 0 Detroit Lions / 1st / 20th pick / 1995
39 Doug Evans 33 db 9 3 188 6-1 Louisiana Tech 5/13/1970 10 2 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 141st pick / 1993
82 Casey Fitzsimmons 23 TE 16 11 258 6-4 Carroll (MT) 10/10/1980 Rook 1
33 Olandis Gary 28 rb 13 1 218 5-11 Marshall,Georgia 5/18/1975 4 3 Denver Broncos / 4th / 127th pick / 1999
59 Jeff Gooch 29 16 0 226 5-11 Austin Peay St. 10/31/1974 7 1
35 Andre' Goodman 25 db 3 3 185 5-10 South Carolina 8/11/1978 1 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 68th pick / 2002
54 Barrett Green 26 LLB 16 16 226 6-0 West Virginia 10/29/1977 3 8 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 50th pick / 2000
81 Az-Zahir Hakim 26 WR 14 12 189 5-10 San Diego St. 6/3/1977 5 4 St. Louis Rams / 4th / 96th pick / 1998
96 James Hall 26 RDE 16 16 280 6-2 Michigan 2/4/1977 3 8
4 Jason Hanson 33 16 0 182 5-11 Washington St. 6/17/1970 11 6 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 56th pick / 1992
3 Joey Harrington 25 QB 16 16 220 6-4 Oregon 10/21/1978 1 6 Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 2002
25 Corey Harris 34 SS 13 13 213 5-11 Vanderbilt 10/25/1969 11 5 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 77th pick / 1992
2 Nick Harris 25 11 0 218 6-2 California 7/23/1978 2 1 Denver Broncos / 4th / 120th pick / 2001
50 Earl Holmes 30 MLB 16 13 242 6-2 Florida A&M 4/28/1973 7 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 126th pick / 1996
42 Terrence Holt 23 db 11 2 208 6-2 North Carolina St. 3/5/1980 Rook 2 Detroit Lions / 5th / 137th pick / 2003
87 Shawn Jefferson 34 wr 7 3 185 5-11 Central Florida 2/22/1969 12 0 Houston Oilers / 9th / 240th pick / 1991
19 John Jett 35 4 0 197 6-0 East Carolina 11/11/1968 10 0
75 Matt Joyce 31 g 13 3 300 6-7 Richmond 3/30/1972 8 2
11 David Kircus 23 wr 5 2 185 6-1 Grand Valley St. 2/19/1980 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 6th / 175th pick / 2003
57 Jody Littleton 29 3 0 235 6-1 Baylor 10/23/1974 1 0
70 Josh Lovelady 25 12 0 330 6-3 Houston 1/28/1978 1 1
73 Stockar McDougle 26 RT 16 16 335 6-6 Oklahoma 1/11/1977 3 6 Detroit Lions / 1st / 20th pick / 2000
8 Mike McMahon 24 3 0 215 6-2 Rutgers 2/8/1979 2 0 Detroit Lions / 5th / 149th pick / 2001
40 Alex Molden 30 2 0 190 5-10 Oregon 8/4/1973 7 0 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 11th pick / 1996
41 Leonard Myers 25 1 0 196 5-10 Miami (FL) 12/18/1978 2 0 New England Patriots / 6th / 200th pick / 2001
83 John Owens 23 te 7 1 266 6-3 Notre Dame 1/10/1980 1 0 Detroit Lions / 5th / 138th pick / 2002
21 Artose Pinner 25 rb 3 2 232 5-10 Kentucky 1/5/1978 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 4th / 99th pick / 2003
91 Robert Porcher 34 LDE 14 14 266 6-3 South Carolina St. 7/30/1969 11 6 Detroit Lions / 1st / 26th pick / 1992
93 Kelvin Pritchett 34 13 0 322 6-3 Mississippi 10/24/1969 12 1 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 20th pick / 1991
58 Wali Rainer 26 16 0 240 6-2 Virginia 4/19/1977 4 1 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 124th pick / 1999
51 Dominic Raiola 25 C 16 16 295 6-1 Nebraska 12/30/1978 2 6 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 50th pick / 2001
78 Cory Redding 23 9 0 285 6-4 Texas 11/15/1980 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 66th pick / 2003
86 Mikhael Ricks 29 te 16 6 260 6-5 S.F. Austin 11/14/1974 5 4 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 59th pick / 1998
80 Charles Rogers 22 wr 5 5 202 6-3 Michigan St. 5/23/1981 Rook 2 Detroit Lions / 1st / 2nd pick / 2003
92 Shaun Rogers 24 RDT 16 16 340 6-4 Texas 3/12/1979 2 7 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 61st pick / 2001
30 Cory Schlesinger 31 FB 16 10 247 6-0 Nebraska 6/23/1972 8 2 Detroit Lions / 6th / 192nd pick / 1995
84 Bill Schroeder 32 WR 16 13 200 6-3 Wisc-LaCrosse 1/9/1971 6 3 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 181st pick / 1994
38 Jacoby Shepherd 24 4 0 204 6-2 Oklahoma St. 8/31/1979 3 0 St. Louis Rams / 2nd / 62nd pick / 2000
23 Otis Smith 38 LCB 16 13 198 5-11 Southern,Missouri 10/22/1965 12 5
40 Paul Smith 25 7 0 234 5-11 Texas-El Paso 1/31/1978 3 0 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 132nd pick / 2000
10 Reggie Swinton 28 KR 11 1 186 6-0 Murray St. 7/24/1975 2 3
36 Stephen Trejo 26 16 0 254 6-2 Arizona St. 11/20/1977 2 0
28 Bracy Walker 33 db 16 1 202 6-0 North Carolina 10/28/1970 9 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 127th pick / 1994
45 Brian Walker 31 FS 16 16 205 6-1 Washington St. 5/31/1972 7 6
72 Dan Wilkinson 30 LDT 16 16 335 6-4 Ohio St. 3/13/1973 9 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 1st pick / 1994
16 James Williams 25 1 0 186 5-10 Marshall 3/6/1978 3 0 Seattle Seahawks / 6th / 175th pick / 2000
27 Jimmy Wyrick 27 cb 7 1 176 5-9 Minnesota 12/31/1976 3 1
Team Total 27.7 16 236.5 6-1.4 4.4