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2012 Detroit Lions

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4-12-0, Finished 4th in NFC North Division  · 2012 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.3, Offense: 2.1, Defense: -4.4, SoS: 1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 372 points (23.2/g), 17th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 437 points (27.3/g), 27th.
 Differential of -65 points (-4.1/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 6.5-9.5.

Coach: Jim Schwartz (4-12-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Scott Linehan
 Defensive Coordinator: Gunther Cunningham
 Other Notable Asst.: Tim Walton (Secondary/3rd Down Package)

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

Starters

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Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Matthew Stafford 24 3 16 435 for 727, 4,967 yards, 20 td, 17 int, & 35 rushes for 126 yards and 4 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 1st pick / 2009
RB Mikel Leshoure 22 1 14 215 rushes for 798 yards, 9 td, & 34 catches for 214 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 2nd / 57th pick / 2011
WR Calvin Johnson*+ 27 5 16 122 catches for 1,964 yards, 5 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 2nd pick / 2007
TE Brandon Pettigrew 27 3 11 59 catches for 567 yards, 3 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 20th pick / 2009
LT Jeff Backus 35 11 15 Detroit Lions / 1st / 18th pick / 2001
LG Rob Sims 29 6 16 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 128th pick / 2006
C Dominic Raiola 34 11 16 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 50th pick / 2001
RG Stephen Peterman 30 7 16 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 83rd pick / 2004
RT Gosder Cherilus 28 4 16 Detroit Lions / 1st / 17th pick / 2008
 Defensive Starters
LDE Cliff Avril 26 4 16 9.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 92nd pick / 2008
DT Ndamukong Suh* 25 2 16 Detroit Lions / 1st / 2nd pick / 2010
RDE Kyle Vanden Bosch 34 11 16 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 34th pick / 2001
OLB Justin Durant 27 5 14 Jacksonville Jaguars / 2nd / 48th pick / 2007
OLB DeAndre Levy 25 3 13 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 76th pick / 2009
MLB Stephen Tulloch 27 6 16 0.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Tennessee Titans / 4th / 116th pick / 2006
LCB Chris Houston 28 5 14 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 41st pick / 2007

Roster

No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
92 Cliff Avril 26 LDE 16 16 252 6-3 Purdue 4/8/1986 4 8 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 92nd pick / 2008
76 Jeff Backus 35 LT 15 15 305 6-5 Michigan 9/21/1977 11 7 Detroit Lions / 1st / 18th pick / 2001
32 Kevin Barnes 26 2 0 180 6-0 Maryland 9/15/1986 3 0 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 80th pick / 2009
41 Ronald Bartell 30 rcb 1 1 208 6-1 Howard 2/22/1982 7 0 St. Louis Rams / 2nd / 50th pick / 2005
35 Joique Bell 26 16 0 220 5-11 Wayne State (MI) 8/4/1986 2 6
28 Bill Bentley 23 rcb 4 3 176 5-10 Dodge City CC; Louisiana-Lafayette 5/16/1989 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 85th pick / 2012
84 Ryan Broyles 24 wr 10 3 192 5-10 Oklahoma 4/9/1988 Rook 2 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 54th pick / 2012
13 Nate Burleson 31 wr 6 5 192 6-0 Nevada-Reno 8/19/1981 9 2 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 71st pick / 2003
32 Don Carey 25 ss 9 6 186 5-11 Norfolk St. 2/14/1987 2 3 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 177th pick / 2009
45 Shaun Chapas 24 fb 3 1 236 6-2 Georgia 5/2/1988 1 0 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 220th pick / 2011
77 Gosder Cherilus 28 RT 16 16 315 6-7 Boston Col. 6/28/1984 4 8 Detroit Lions / 1st / 17th pick / 2008
24 Erik Coleman 30 ss 12 7 200 5-10 Washington St. 5/6/1982 8 3 New York Jets / 5th / 143rd pick / 2004
26 Louis Delmas 25 FS 8 8 197 5-11 West. Michigan 4/12/1987 3 3 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 33rd pick / 2009
52 Justin Durant 27 OLB 16 14 230 6-4 Hampton 9/21/1985 5 7 Jacksonville Jaguars / 2nd / 48th pick / 2007
18 Kris Durham 24 wr 4 3 214 Georgia 3/17/1988 1 1 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 107th pick / 2011
98 Nick Fairley 24 dt 13 7 291 6-5 Auburn 1/23/1988 1 5 Detroit Lions / 1st / 13th pick / 2011
31 Drayton Florence 32 lcb 8 3 195 6-0 Tenn-Chattanooga,Tuskegee 12/19/1980 9 2 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 46th pick / 2003
96 Andre Fluellen 27 dt 3 1 285 6-2 Florida St. 3/7/1985 4 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 87th pick / 2008
70 Jason Fox 24 1 0 299 6-6 Miami (FL) 5/2/1988 2 0 Detroit Lions / 4th / 128th pick / 2010
65 Dylan Gandy 30 16 0 300 6-3 Texas Tech 3/8/1982 7 1 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 129th pick / 2005
2 Ben Graham 39 3 0 230 6-5 Deakin (Australia) 11/2/1973 7 0
36 Jonte Green 23 rcb 15 5 184 6-0 New Mexico St. 7/19/1989 Rook 3 Detroit Lions / 6th / 196th pick / 2012
4 Jason Hanson 42 16 0 182 5-11 Washington St. 6/17/1970 20 4 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 56th pick / 1992
5 Nick Harris 34 13 0 218 6-2 California 7/23/1978 11 1 Denver Broncos / 4th / 120th pick / 2001
89 Will Heller 31 te 16 5 250 6-6 Georgia Tech 2/28/1981 9 1
91 Sammie Lee Hill 26 dt 15 3 331 6-4 Stillman 11/8/1986 3 2 Detroit Lions / 4th / 115th pick / 2009
14 Shaun Hill 32 1 0 210 6-5 Maryland 1/9/1980 7 0
57 Doug Hogue 23 5 0 235 6-2 Syracuse 2/1/1989 1 0 Detroit Lions / 5th / 157th pick / 2011
23 Chris Houston 28 LCB 14 14 185 5-10 Arkansas 10/18/1984 5 6 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 41st pick / 2007
94 Lawrence Jackson 27 15 0 261 6-5 USC 8/30/1985 4 1 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 28th pick / 2008
81 Calvin Johnson*+ 27 WR 16 16 239 6-5 Georgia Tech 9/25/1985 5 14 Detroit Lions / 1st / 2nd pick / 2007
24 Tyrell Johnson 27 4 0 200 5-11 Arkansas St. 5/19/1985 4 0 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 43rd pick / 2008
21 Jacob Lacey 25 RCB 11 9 177 5-10 Oklahoma St. 5/28/1987 3 4
27 Patrick Lee 28 7 0 194 5-11 Auburn 2/20/1984 4 0 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 60th pick / 2008
25 Mikel Leshoure 22 RB 14 14 230 6-0 Illinois 3/30/1990 1 5 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 57th pick / 2011
54 DeAndre Levy 25 OLB 14 13 230 6-2 Wisconsin 3/26/1987 3 6 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 76th pick / 2009
97 Ronnell Lewis 22 8 0 253 6-1 Oklahoma 9/17/1990 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 4th / 125th pick / 2012
50 Travis Lewis 24 13 0 246 6-1 Oklahoma 1/15/1988 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 7th / 223rd pick / 2012
11 Stefan Logan 31 16 0 177 5-7 South Dakota 6/2/1981 3 0
43 Justin Miller 28 2 0 202 5-10 Clemson 2/14/1984 7 0 New York Jets / 2nd / 57th pick / 2005
48 Don Muhlbach 31 16 0 262 6-5 Texas A&M 8/17/1981 8 1
27 Jerome Murphy 25 1 0 191 6-1 South Florida 1/13/1987 2 0 St. Louis Rams / 3rd / 65th pick / 2010
95 Ogemdi Nwagbuo 27 1 0 300 6-4 Michigan St. 12/24/1985 3 0
10 Kassim Osgood 32 16 0 209 6-5 San Diego St. 5/20/1980 9 0
58 Ashlee Palmer 26 olb 16 2 223 6-1 Mississippi 4/7/1986 3 2
66 Stephen Peterman 30 RG 16 16 318 6-4 LSU 1/11/1982 7 8 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 83rd pick / 2004
87 Brandon Pettigrew 27 TE 14 11 257 6-5 Oklahoma St. 2/23/1985 3 4 Detroit Lions / 1st / 20th pick / 2009
51 Dominic Raiola 34 C 16 16 295 6-1 Nebraska 12/30/1978 11 8 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 50th pick / 2001
71 Riley Reiff 24 te 16 8 313 6-6 Iowa 12/1/1988 Rook 4 Detroit Lions / 1st / 23rd pick / 2012
80 Brian Robiskie 25 6 0 207 6-2 Ohio St. 12/3/1987 3 0 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 36th pick / 2009
63 Jimmy Saddler-McQueen 25 1 0 297 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 8/4/1987 2 0
85 Tony Scheffler 29 te 15 4 255 6-5 West. Michigan 2/15/1983 6 4 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 61st pick / 2006
33 Ricardo Silva 24 fs 10 6 225 6-3 Hampton 5/9/1988 1 3
67 Rob Sims 29 LG 16 16 320 6-3 Ohio St. 12/6/1983 6 8 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 128th pick / 2006
27 Alphonso Smith 27 4 0 193 5-9 Wake Forest 10/20/1985 3 0 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 37th pick / 2009
30 Kevin Smith 26 rb 13 2 210 6-0 Central Florida 12/17/1986 4 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 64th pick / 2008
42 Amari Spievey 24 ss 5 2 190 6-0 Iowa 4/15/1988 2 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 66th pick / 2010
9 Matthew Stafford 24 QB 16 16 230 6-2 Georgia 2/7/1988 3 13 Detroit Lions / 1st / 1st pick / 2009
90 Ndamukong Suh* 25 DT 16 16 307 6-4 Nebraska 1/6/1987 2 10 Detroit Lions / 1st / 2nd pick / 2010
19 Mike Thomas 25 wr 9 1 187 5-8 Arizona 6/4/1987 3 1 Jacksonville Jaguars / 4th / 107th pick / 2009
55 Stephen Tulloch 27 MLB 16 16 230 5-11 North Carolina St. 1/1/1985 6 8 Tennessee Titans / 4th / 116th pick / 2006
93 Kyle Vanden Bosch 34 RDE 16 16 278 6-4 Nebraska 11/17/1978 11 7 Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 34th pick / 2001
29 John Wendling 29 fs 16 3 222 6-1 Wyoming 6/4/1983 5 2 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 184th pick / 2007
59 Tahir Whitehead 22 14 0 233 6-2 Temple 4/2/1990 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 5th / 138th pick / 2012
99 Corey Williams 32 dt 7 5 313 6-4 Arkansas St. 8/17/1980 8 2 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 179th pick / 2004
34 Keiland Williams 26 5 0 225 5-11 LSU 8/14/1986 2 0
16 Titus Young 23 WR 10 8 175 5-11 Boise St. 8/21/1989 1 3 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 44th pick / 2011
79 Willie Young 27 16 0 251 6-5 North Carolina St. 9/19/1985 2 1 Detroit Lions / 7th / 213th pick / 2010
Team Total 26.9 16 234.3 6-0.7 3.7