Starters

Starters Table
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Offensive Starters
QBBobby Layne319787 for 179, 1,169 yards, 6 td, 12 int, & 24 rushes for 99 yards and 0 tdChicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1948
FBJohn Henry Johnson28310129 rushes for 621 yards, 5 td, & 20 catches for 141 yards and 0 tdPittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1953
LHGene Gedman2541067 rushes for 278 yards, 3 td, & 10 catches for 135 yards and 0 tdDetroit Lions / 2nd / 25th pick / 1953
FLJerry Reichow231617 catches for 215 yards, 3 td, & 2 rushes for 9 yards and 0 tdDetroit Lions / 4th / 38th pick / 1956
LEDave Middleton242518 catches for 294 yards, 2 tdDetroit Lions / 1st / 12th pick / 1955
LTLou Creekmur *+307121 fumble recoveredPhiladelphia Eagles / 26th / 243rd pick / 1948
LGHarley Sewell*26491 fumble recoveredDetroit Lions / 1st / 13th pick / 1953
CFrank Gatski381111
RGJohn Gordy22Rook10Detroit Lions / 2nd / 24th pick / 1957
RTCharlie Ane264112 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 4th / 50th pick / 1953
REJim Doran306933 catches for 624 yards, 5 tdDetroit Lions / 5th / 55th pick / 1951
Defensive Starters
LDEDarris McCord*242120 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredDetroit Lions / 3rd / 36th pick / 1955
LDTRay Krouse30611New York Giants / 2nd / 25th pick / 1951
RDTBob Miller28570 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredDetroit Lions / 5th / 58th pick / 1952
RDEGene Cronin 2416Detroit Lions / 7th / 74th pick / 1956
LLBBob Long 23281 interception, 2 fumbles recoveredLos Angeles Rams / 2nd / 18th pick / 1955
MLBJoe Schmidt*+254121 interception, 1 fumble recoveredDetroit Lions / 7th / 86th pick / 1953
RLBRoger Zatkoff 264120 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredGreen Bay Packers / 5th / 56th pick / 1953
LDHJim David*305123 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 22nd / 261st pick / 1952
RDHCarl Karilivacz274125 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 23rd / 278th pick / 1953
LSJack Christiansen*+2961210 interceptions, 0 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 6th / 69th pick / 1951
RSYale Lary*275122 interceptions, 3 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 3rd / 34th pick / 1952

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