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2-14-0, NFC North Division  · 2009 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -14.4, Offense: -5.2, Defense: -9.2, SoS: 0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 262 points (16.4/g), 27th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 494 points (30.9/g), 32nd.
 Differential of -232 points (-14.5/g), 31st.  Expected W-L: 2.9-13.1.

Coach: Jim Schwartz (2-14-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Scott Linehan
 Defensive Coordinator: Gunther Cunningham
 Other Notable Asst.: Tim Walton (Secondary)

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 Matthew Stafford 21 Rook 10 201 for 377, 2,267 yards, 13 td, 20 int, & 20 rushes for 108 yards and 2 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 1st pick / 2009
RB Kevin Smith 23 1 13 217 rushes for 747 yards, 4 td, & 41 catches for 415 yards and 1 td Detroit Lions / 3rd / 64th pick / 2008
WR Bryant Johnson 28 6 16 35 catches for 417 yards, 3 td Arizona Cardinals / 1st / 17th pick / 2003
WR Calvin Johnson 24 2 14 67 catches for 984 yards, 5 td, & 7 rushes for 73 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 2nd pick / 2007
TE Will Heller 28 6 9 29 catches for 296 yards, 3 td
TE Brandon Pettigrew 24 Rook 11 30 catches for 346 yards, 2 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 20th pick / 2009
LT Jeff Backus 32 8 16 Detroit Lions / 1st / 18th pick / 2001
LG Manuel Ramirez 26 2 12 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 117th pick / 2007
C Dominic Raiola 31 8 16 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 50th pick / 2001
RG Stephen Peterman 27 4 9 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 83rd pick / 2004
RT Gosder Cherilus 25 1 15 Detroit Lions / 1st / 17th pick / 2008
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jason Hunter 26 3 9 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
LDT Grady Jackson 36 12 13 Oakland Raiders / 6th / 193rd pick / 1997
RDT Sammie Lee Hill 23 Rook 12 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 115th pick / 2009
RDE Cliff Avril 23 1 11 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 92nd pick / 2008
LLB Julian Peterson 31 9 14 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 16th pick / 2000
MLB Larry Foote 29 7 14 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 128th pick / 2002
RLB DeAndre Levy 22 Rook 10 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 76th pick / 2009
LCB Will Peterson 30 8 14 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 3rd / 78th pick / 2001
RCB Phillip Buchanon 29 7 11 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 1st / 17th pick / 2002
SS Marvin White 26 2 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 114th pick / 2007
FS Louis Delmas 22 Rook 15 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 33rd pick / 2009
 Special Teams Starters
K Jason Hanson 39 17 0 21 of 28 field goals & 25 of 25 extra points Detroit Lions / 2nd / 56th pick / 1992
P Nick Harris 31 8 0 74 punts for a 42.9 average, 0 blocked Denver Broncos / 4th / 120th pick / 2001
PR Dennis Northcutt 32 9 2 22 punt returns for a 8.6 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 32nd pick / 2000
KR Aaron Brown 24 Rook 2 42 kick returns for a 22.6 average and 0 td Detroit Lions / 6th / 192nd pick / 2009

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
92 Cliff Avril 23 RDE 13 11 252 6-3 Purdue 4/8/1986 1 4 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 92nd pick / 2008
76 Jeff Backus 32 LT 16 16 305 6-5 Michigan 9/21/1977 8 6 Detroit Lions / 1st / 18th pick / 2001
52 Darnell Bing 25 4 0 220 6-2 USC 9/10/1984 1 0 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 101st pick / 2006
21 Aaron Brown 24 KR 15 2 196 6-0 TCU 10/10/1985 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 6th / 192nd pick / 2009
94 Copeland Bryan 26 de 5 1 253 6-3 Arizona 7/14/1983 2 1
31 Phillip Buchanon 29 RCB 13 11 185 5-10 Miami (FL) 9/19/1980 7 4 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 17th pick / 2002
77 Gosder Cherilus 25 RT 15 15 315 6-7 Boston Col. 6/28/1984 1 6 Detroit Lions / 1st / 17th pick / 2008
46 Vinny Ciurciu 29 9 0 235 6-0 Clemson,Boston Col. 5/2/1980 6 0
60 Joe Cohen 25 7 0 315 6-2 Florida 6/6/1984 Rook 1 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 135th pick / 2007
98 Landon Cohen 24 dt 14 4 274 6-3 Ohio 6/17/1985 1 2 Detroit Lions / 7th / 216th pick / 2008
11 Daunte Culpepper 32 qb 8 5 264 6-4 Central Florida 1/28/1977 10 0 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 11th pick / 1999
Chartric Darby 34 2 0 270 6-0 South Carolina St. 10/22/1975 8 0
26 Louis Delmas 22 FS 15 15 197 5-11 West. Michigan 4/12/1987 Rook 5 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 33rd pick / 2009
57 Jordon Dizon 23 16 0 228 6-0 Colorado 1/16/1986 1 1 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 45th pick / 2008
38 Demarcus Faggins 30 2 0 178 5-10 Kansas St. 6/13/1979 7 0 Houston Texans / 6th / 173rd pick / 2002
45 Jerome Felton 23 RB 13 8 246 6-0 Furman 7/3/1986 1 1 Detroit Lions / 5th / 146th pick / 2008
16 Yamon Figurs 26 3 0 174 6-0 Kansas St. 1/10/1983 2 0 Baltimore Ravens / 3rd / 74th pick / 2007
82 Casey Fitzsimmons 29 te 12 1 258 6-4 Carroll (MT) 10/10/1980 6 1
96 Andre Fluellen 24 dt 14 3 285 6-2 Florida St. 3/7/1985 1 2 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 87th pick / 2008
49 Zack Follett 22 12 0 231 6-2 California 7/3/1987 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 7th / 235th pick / 2009
55 Larry Foote 29 MLB 14 14 234 6-0 Michigan 6/12/1980 7 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 128th pick / 2002
Eric Fowler 25 3 0 208 6-2 Grand Valley St. 10/17/1984 Rook 0
65 Dylan Gandy 27 rg 15 5 300 6-3 Texas Tech 3/8/1982 4 3 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 129th pick / 2005
86 Dan Gronkowski 24 2 0 255 6-6 Maryland 1/21/1985 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 7th / 255th pick / 2009
4 Jason Hanson 39 K 16 0 182 5-11 Washington St. 6/17/1970 17 3 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 56th pick / 1992
2 Nick Harris 31 P 16 0 218 6-2 California 7/23/1978 8 2 Denver Broncos / 4th / 120th pick / 2001
89 Will Heller 28 TE 16 9 250 6-6 Georgia Tech 2/28/1981 6 2
32 Anthony Henry 33 lcb 14 6 205 6-1 South Florida 11/3/1976 8 3 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 97th pick / 2001
79 Sammie Lee Hill 23 RDT 13 12 331 6-4 Stillman 11/8/1986 Rook 4 Detroit Lions / 4th / 115th pick / 2009
23 Kevin Hobbs 26 db 14 2 195 6-0 Auburn 4/30/1983 2 1
Nathan Hodel 32 1 0 249 6-2 Illinois 11/12/1977 7 0
97 Jason Hunter 26 LDE 14 9 243 6-4 Appalachian St. 8/28/1983 3 4
90 Grady Jackson 36 LDT 15 13 345 6-2 Knoxville 1/21/1973 12 4 Oakland Raiders / 6th / 193rd pick / 1997
Jon Jansen 33 t 11 2 305 6-6 Michigan 1/28/1976 10 1 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 37th pick / 1999
17 Adam Jennings 27 1 0 181 5-9 Fresno St. 11/17/1982 3 0 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 184th pick / 2006
80 Bryant Johnson 28 WR 16 16 214 6-2 Penn St. 3/7/1981 6 3 Arizona Cardinals / 1st / 17th pick / 2003
81 Calvin Johnson 24 WR 14 14 239 6-5 Georgia Tech 9/25/1985 2 7 Detroit Lions / 1st / 2nd pick / 2007
29 Eric King 27 db 4 1 189 5-8 Wake Forest 5/10/1982 4 0 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 156th pick / 2005
54 DeAndre Levy 22 RLB 16 10 230 6-2 Wisconsin 3/26/1987 Rook 4 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 76th pick / 2009
70 Daniel Loper 27 rg 8 5 320 6-6 Texas Tech 1/15/1982 3 2 Tennessee Titans / 5th / 150th pick / 2005
40 Marquand Manuel 30 ss 9 6 209 6-0 Florida 7/11/1979 7 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 181st pick / 2002
Michael Matthews 26 3 0 270 6-4 Georgia Tech 10/9/1983 2 0
67 Turk McBride 24 dt 11 4 285 6-4 Tennessee 5/30/1985 2 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 54th pick / 2007
Marcus McCauley 26 1 0 203 6-1 Fresno St. 9/3/1983 2 0 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 72nd pick / 2007
28 Maurice Morris 30 rb 14 3 202 5-11 Oregon 12/1/1979 7 4 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 54th pick / 2002
48 Don Muhlbach 28 15 0 262 6-5 Texas A&M 8/17/1981 5 1
85 Jake Nordin 25 te 4 1 261 6-3 Northern Illinois 7/8/1984 2 0
86 Dennis Northcutt 32 PR 16 2 175 5-11 Arizona 12/22/1977 9 3 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 32nd pick / 2000
24 Kalvin Pearson 31 12 0 190 5-10 Morehouse,Grambling St. 10/22/1978 7 1
Cedric Peerman 23 2 0 210 5-9 Virginia 10/10/1986 Rook 0 Baltimore Ravens / 6th / 185th pick / 2009
66 Stephen Peterman 27 RG 9 9 318 6-4 LSU 1/11/1982 4 3 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 83rd pick / 2004
59 Julian Peterson 31 LLB 16 14 235 6-3 Michigan St. 7/28/1978 9 5 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 16th pick / 2000
41 Will Peterson 30 LCB 16 14 200 6-0 Michigan,West. Illinois 6/15/1979 8 2 New York Giants / 3rd / 78th pick / 2001
84 Brandon Pettigrew 24 TE 11 11 257 6-5 Oklahoma St. 2/23/1985 Rook 2 Detroit Lions / 1st / 20th pick / 2009
51 Dominic Raiola 31 C 16 16 295 6-1 Nebraska 12/30/1978 8 6 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 50th pick / 2001
63 Manuel Ramirez 26 LG 13 12 326 6-3 Texas Tech 2/19/1983 2 5 Detroit Lions / 4th / 117th pick / 2007
Ephraim Salaam 33 5 0 295 6-7 San Diego St. 6/19/1976 11 0 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 199th pick / 1998
30 Ko Simpson 26 ss 8 5 200 6-1 South Carolina 11/9/1983 3 2 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 105th pick / 2006
50 Ernie Sims 25 RLB 11 8 225 6-0 Florida St. 12/23/1984 3 3 Detroit Lions / 1st / 9th pick / 2006
26 DeAngelo Smith 23 db 7 1 191 5-11 Cincinnati 7/17/1986 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 143rd pick / 2009
34 Kevin Smith 23 RB 13 13 210 6-0 Central Florida 12/17/1986 1 5 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 64th pick / 2008
44 Terrelle Smith 31 8 0 246 6-0 Arizona St. 3/12/1978 9 0 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 96th pick / 2000
9 Matthew Stafford 21 QB 10 10 230 6-2 Georgia 2/7/1988 Rook 3 Detroit Lions / 1st / 1st pick / 2009
16 John Standeford 27 2 0 206 6-4 Purdue 4/15/1982 1 0
5 Drew Stanton 25 qb 4 1 236 6-3 Michigan St. 5/7/1984 1 1 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 43rd pick / 2007
99 Dewayne White 30 rde 10 5 273 6-2 Louisville 10/19/1979 6 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 64th pick / 2003
25 Marvin White 26 SS 10 6 199 6-1 TCU 12/5/1983 2 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 114th pick / 2007
12 Derrick Williams 23 11 0 197 5-11 Penn St. 7/6/1986 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 82nd pick / 2009
26 Jack Williams 24 1 0 181 5-8 Kent St. 3/27/1985 1 0 Denver Broncos / 4th / 119th pick / 2008
38 Brian Witherspoon 24 1 0 175 5-10 Stillman 6/5/1985 1 0
33 Jahi Word-Daniels 23 2 0 193 6-0 Georgia Tech 11/19/1986 Rook 0
Team Total 27.1 16 238.4 6-1.6 3.9