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2008 Detroit Lions

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0-16-0, Finished 4th in NFC North Division  · 2008 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -13.1, Offense: -4.0, Defense: -9.1, SoS: 2.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 268 points (16.8/g), 27th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 517 points (32.3/g), 32nd.
 Differential of -249 points (-15.6/g), 32nd.  Expected W-L: 2.8-13.2.

Coach: Rod Marinelli (0-16-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jim Colletto
 Defensive Coordinator: Joe Barry

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 Dan Orlovsky 25 3 7 143 for 255, 1,616 yards, 8 td, 8 int, & 7 rushes for 29 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 5th / 145th pick / 2005
RB Kevin Smith 22 Rook 12 238 rushes for 976 yards, 8 td, & 39 catches for 286 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 3rd / 64th pick / 2008
FB Moran Norris 30 7 8 1 rush for 1 yards, 0 td, & 4 catches for 16 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 4th / 115th pick / 2001
WR Calvin Johnson 23 1 16 78 catches for 1,331 yards, 12 td, & 3 rushes for -1 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 2nd pick / 2007
WR Shaun McDonald 27 5 7 35 catches for 332 yards, 1 td St. Louis Rams / 4th / 106th pick / 2003
TE John Owens 28 6 7 8 catches for 56 yards, 1 td Detroit Lions / 5th / 138th pick / 2002
LT Jeff Backus 31 7 16 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 18th pick / 2001
LG Edwin Mulitalo 34 9 11 Baltimore Ravens / 4th / 129th pick / 1999
C Dominic Raiola 30 7 12 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 50th pick / 2001
RG Stephen Peterman 26 3 14 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 83rd pick / 2004
RT Gosder Cherilus 24 Rook 13 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 17th pick / 2008
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jared DeVries 32 9 10 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 70th pick / 1999
NT Chartric Darby 33 7 15 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDT Cory Redding 28 5 13 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 66th pick / 2003
RDE Dewayne White 29 5 11 6.5 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 64th pick / 2003
LLB Ryan Nece 29 6 10 1.5 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
MLB Paris Lenon 31 6 16 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
RLB Ernie Sims 24 2 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 9th pick / 2006
LCB Brian Kelly 32 10 10 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 45th pick / 1998
RCB Leigh Bodden 27 5 15 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered
SS Daniel Bullocks 25 2 15 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 40th pick / 2006
FS Kalvin Pearson 30 6 10 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Jason Hanson 38 16 0 21 of 22 field goals & 25 of 26 extra points Detroit Lions / 2nd / 56th pick / 1992
P Nick Harris 30 7 0 90 punts for a 43.9 average, 0 blocked Denver Broncos / 4th / 120th pick / 2001
PR Shaun McDonald 27 5 7 11 punt returns for a 9.5 average and 0 td St. Louis Rams / 4th / 106th pick / 2003
KR Brandon Middleton 27 1 0 39 kick returns for a 22.2 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
97 Ikaika Alama-Francis 24 de 13 2 280 6-5 Hawaii 12/4/1984 1 1 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 58th pick / 2007
42 Gerald Alexander 24 db 5 1 210 6-0 Boise St. 6/28/1984 1 0 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 61st pick / 2007
92 Cliff Avril 22 de 15 4 252 6-3 Purdue 4/8/1986 Rook 2 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 92nd pick / 2008
76 Jeff Backus 31 LT 16 16 305 6-5 Michigan 9/21/1977 7 6 Detroit Lions / 1st / 18th pick / 2001
30 Darian Barnes 28 2 0 250 6-2 Rutgers,Hampton 2/29/1980 6 0
46 Darnell Bing 24 1 0 220 6-2 USC 9/10/1984 Rook 0 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 101st pick / 2006
28 Leigh Bodden 27 RCB 16 15 195 6-1 Duquesne 9/24/1981 5 5
27 Daniel Bullocks 25 SS 16 15 210 6-0 Nebraska 2/28/1983 2 4 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 40th pick / 2006
89 Dan Campbell 32 1 0 263 6-5 Texas A&M 4/13/1976 9 0 New York Giants / 3rd / 79th pick / 1999
52 Anthony Cannon 24 9 0 226 5-10 Tulane 12/31/1984 2 1 Detroit Lions / 7th / 247th pick / 2006
36 Aveion Cason 29 7 0 204 5-10 Illinois St. 7/12/1979 7 0
77 Gosder Cherilus 24 RT 16 13 315 6-7 Boston Col. 6/28/1984 Rook 5 Detroit Lions / 1st / 17th pick / 2008
75 Shaun Cody 25 rdt 16 4 292 6-4 USC 1/22/1983 3 2 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 37th pick / 2005
98 Landon Cohen 23 6 0 274 6-3 Ohio 6/17/1985 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 7th / 216th pick / 2008
19 Keary Colbert 26 wr 4 3 200 6-1 USC 5/21/1982 4 1 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 62nd pick / 2004
74 Damion Cook 29 g 7 4 335 6-5 Bethune-Cookman 4/16/1979 6 2
11 Daunte Culpepper 31 qb 5 5 264 6-4 Central Florida 1/28/1977 9 2 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 11th pick / 1999
91 Chartric Darby 33 NT 15 15 270 6-0 South Carolina St. 10/22/1975 7 4
95 Jared DeVries 32 LDE 10 10 272 6-4 Iowa 6/11/1976 9 3 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 70th pick / 1999
57 Jordon Dizon 22 12 0 228 6-0 Colorado 1/16/1986 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 45th pick / 2008
45 Jerome Felton 22 fb 13 6 246 6-0 Furman 7/3/1986 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 5th / 146th pick / 2008
21 Travis Fisher 29 RCB 14 8 189 5-10 Central Florida 9/12/1979 6 2 St. Louis Rams / 2nd / 64th pick / 2002
82 Casey Fitzsimmons 28 te 14 1 258 6-4 Carroll (MT) 10/10/1980 5 1
96 Andre Fluellen 23 dt 8 2 285 6-2 Florida St. 3/7/1985 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 87th pick / 2008
72 George Foster 28 t 4 3 338 6-5 Georgia 6/9/1980 5 1 Denver Broncos / 1st / 20th pick / 2003
87 Mike Furrey 31 db 9 2 185 6-0 Ohio St.,Northern Iowa 5/12/1977 5 2
86 Michael Gaines 28 te 16 6 280 6-3 Central Florida 3/30/1980 4 2 Carolina Panthers / 7th / 232nd pick / 2004
54 Gilbert Gardner 26 2 0 228 6-1 Purdue 5/9/1982 4 0 Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 69th pick / 2004
4 Jason Hanson 38 K 16 0 182 5-11 Washington St. 6/17/1970 16 5 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 56th pick / 1992
2 Nick Harris 30 P 16 0 218 6-2 California 7/23/1978 7 2 Denver Broncos / 4th / 120th pick / 2001
12 Drew Henson 28 2 0 233 6-4 Michigan 2/13/1980 4 0 Houston Texans / 6th / 192nd pick / 2003
35 LaMarcus Hicks 25 7 0 189 6-0 Iowa St. 4/15/1983 1 0
80 Adam Jennings 26 7 0 181 5-9 Fresno St. 11/17/1982 2 0 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 184th pick / 2006
81 Calvin Johnson 23 WR 16 16 239 6-5 Georgia Tech 9/25/1985 1 10 Detroit Lions / 1st / 2nd pick / 2007
32 Rudi Johnson 29 rb 14 4 220 5-10 Auburn 10/1/1979 7 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 100th pick / 2001
25 Brian Kelly 32 LCB 11 10 193 5-11 USC 1/14/1976 10 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 45th pick / 1998
8 Jon Kitna 36 qb 4 4 220 6-2 Central Washington 9/21/1972 11 2
53 Paris Lenon 31 MLB 16 16 240 6-2 Richmond 11/26/1977 6 5
59 Alex Lewis 27 lb 11 4 237 6-0 Wisconsin 6/11/1981 4 2 Detroit Lions / 5th / 140th pick / 2004
67 Andy McCollum 38 c 12 4 300 6-4 Toledo 6/2/1970 13 2
84 Shaun McDonald 27 PR 12 7 183 5-10 Arizona St. 6/13/1981 5 3 St. Louis Rams / 4th / 106th pick / 2003
10 Brandon Middleton 27 KR 8 0 190 5-11 Houston 1/2/1981 1 0
79 Langston Moore 27 9 0 303 6-1 South Carolina 7/17/1981 4 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 174th pick / 2003
48 Don Muhlbach 27 16 0 262 6-5 Texas A&M 8/17/1981 4 1
64 Edwin Mulitalo 34 LG 11 11 345 6-3 Arizona 9/1/1974 9 4 Baltimore Ravens / 4th / 129th pick / 1999
55 Ryan Nece 29 LLB 16 10 224 6-3 UCLA 2/24/1979 6 3
44 Moran Norris 30 FB 11 8 250 6-1 Kansas 6/16/1978 7 0 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 115th pick / 2001
6 Dan Orlovsky 25 QB 10 7 230 6-5 Connecticut 8/18/1983 3 4 Detroit Lions / 5th / 145th pick / 2005
83 John Owens 28 TE 16 7 266 6-3 Notre Dame 1/10/1980 6 0 Detroit Lions / 5th / 138th pick / 2002
24 Kalvin Pearson 30 FS 16 10 190 5-10 Morehouse,Grambling St. 10/22/1978 6 3
66 Stephen Peterman 26 RG 14 14 318 6-4 LSU 1/11/1982 3 5 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 83rd pick / 2004
51 Dominic Raiola 30 C 12 12 295 6-1 Nebraska 12/30/1978 7 5 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 50th pick / 2001
63 Manuel Ramirez 25 g 4 3 326 6-3 Texas Tech 2/19/1983 1 1 Detroit Lions / 4th / 117th pick / 2007
78 Cory Redding 28 RDT 13 13 285 6-4 Texas 11/15/1980 5 4 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 66th pick / 2003
33 Chris Roberson 25 1 0 185 5-11 East. Michigan 6/3/1983 3 0 Jacksonville Jaguars / 7th / 237th pick / 2005
38 Ramzee Robinson 24 13 0 183 5-9 Alabama 2/20/1984 1 1 Detroit Lions / 7th / 255th pick / 2007
39 Stuart Schweigert 27 6 0 208 6-1 Purdue 6/21/1981 4 0 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 67th pick / 2004
50 Ernie Sims 24 RLB 16 16 225 6-0 Florida St. 12/23/1984 2 5 Detroit Lions / 1st / 9th pick / 2006
93 Corey Smith 29 de 12 3 250 6-2 North Carolina St. 10/2/1979 6 2
26 Dwight Smith 30 ss 10 7 201 5-10 Akron 8/13/1978 7 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 84th pick / 2001
23 Keith Smith 28 10 0 192 5-11 McNeese St. 3/20/1980 4 0 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 73rd pick / 2004
34 Kevin Smith 22 RB 16 12 210 6-0 Central Florida 12/17/1986 Rook 8 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 64th pick / 2008
16 John Standeford 26 wr 9 4 206 6-4 Purdue 4/15/1982 Rook 2
5 Drew Stanton 24 3 0 236 6-3 Michigan St. 5/7/1984 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 43rd pick / 2007
33 Marcus Thomas 24 3 0 215 6-2 Texas-El Paso 5/28/1984 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 166th pick / 2008
99 Dewayne White 29 RDE 12 11 273 6-2 Louisville 10/19/1979 5 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 64th pick / 2003
11 Roy Williams 27 wr 5 4 210 6-4 Texas 12/20/1981 4 2 Detroit Lions / 1st / 7th pick / 2004
30 Dexter Wynn 27 2 0 177 5-9 Colorado St. 2/25/1981 4 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 192nd pick / 2004
Team Total 27.5 16 240.6 6-1.6 4.4