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1955 Detroit Lions (NFL)

6th place • Western Conference • 3-9-0 .250
1955 NFLPrevious SeasonNext Season
Roster KeyStat Key
Head Coach: Buddy Parker
Paul ChristmanQuarterbacks/Offensive Backs
Aldo ForteLine
Buster RamseyDefense
George WilsonOffense
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendance
Fri8/19/1955NPhiladelphia Eagles8-14LDallas, TXCotton Bowl48000
Wed8/24/1955NWashington Redskins17-14WMobile, ALLadd Stadium23000
Sun8/28/1955NChicago Cardinals17-16WSt. Louis, MOPublic High School Stadium12261
Fri9/2/1955NPittsburgh Steelers24-0WMiami, FLOrange Bowl26402
Sat9/10/1955ACleveland Browns19-3WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium29581
Sun9/18/1955HNew York Giants27-17WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium34487
Sun9/25/1955AGreen Bay Packers17-20LGreen Bay, WICity Stadium22217
Sat10/1/1955ABaltimore Colts13-28LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium40030
Sun10/9/1955HLos Angeles Rams10-17LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium54836
Sun10/16/1955HSan Francisco 49ers24-27LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium50179
Sun10/23/1955ALos Angeles Rams13-24LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum68690
Sun10/30/1955ASan Francisco 49ers21-38LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium44831
Sat11/5/1955HBaltimore Colts24-14WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium53874
Sun11/13/1955APittsburgh Steelers31-28WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field34441
Sun11/20/1955HChicago Bears14-24LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium53610
Thu11/24/1955HGreen Bay Packers24-10WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium51685
Sun12/4/1955AChicago Bears20-21LChicago, ILWrigley Field39388
Sun12/11/1955HNew York Giants19-24LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium45929

Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.

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ROSTER
PlayerNoPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
Charlie Ane50C-ROT6-226024Compton JC; Southern California1210
George Atkins62ROG-LOG6-121523Auburn127
Bud Brooks64OG6-021025Arkansas11
Jim Cain88RDE6-120228Alabama1212
Stan Campbell67LOG6-022625Iowa State70
Lew Carpenter34FB-ROH6-220923Arkansas1212
Jack Christiansen24LS6-119027Colorado State99
Lou Creekmur76MG-OT-ROG6-424628William & Mary127
Leon Cunningham57RLB6-221024South Carolina83
Jimmy David25LDH5-1017828Colorado State1212
Dorne Dibble87ROE-LOE6-219526Michigan State87
Jim Doran83LOE6-220128Iowa State109
Dom Fucci48DH-P5-1119027Kentucky120
Sonny Gandee85LDE-RLB6-021626Ohio State128
Harry Gilmer12QB6-016929Alabama72
Jug Girard23LOH-ROH-LOE-P5-1117628Wisconsin126
Leon Hart82FB-LDE-RDE6-525727Notre Dame117
Bob Hoernschemeyer14ROH-LOH-FB5-1119430Indiana; Navy62
Walt Jenkins89RDE-LDE6-122325Wayne State (Michigan)20
Carl Karilivacz21RS6-018825Syracuse1212
Bobby Layne22QB6-120129Texas1210
Bob Long86LDE-RDE6-323221UCLA103
Gil Mains72LDT-RDT6-224326Murray State126
Jim Martin61RLB-K6-222731Notre Dame97
Darris McCord78LDT-ROT-RDT-LOT6-425022Tennessee1211
Dave Middleton28ROE-ROH6-119422Auburn1211
Andy Miketa52C6-121026North Carolina127
Bob Miller74RDT6-324226Virginia1212
Jim Ricca68MG6-427028Georgetown (DC)60
Lee Riley44LS6-119223St. Bonaventure; Detroit Mercy123
Jim Salsbury60MG-ROT-ROG6-123323UCLA1211
Joe Schmidt56LLB6-122023Pittsburgh1212
Harley Sewell66LOG6-123024Texas1210
Dick Stanfel63LOT-ROG6-323628San Francisco CC; San Francisco99
Bill Stits20RDH-ROH6-019424UCLA1212
Ted Topor54LB6-122525Michigan60
Doak Walker37LOH-K-P5-1117328Southern Methodist127
Richie Woit48ROH5-817524Arkansas State10
Walt Yowarsky79LDE6-223427Kentucky20
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollege
112Dave MiddletonBAuburn
224Jim SalsburyGUCLA
336Darris McCordTTennessee
439Gordon MalloyBMiami (Florida)
348Lee RileyBDetroit Mercy
560Bud BrooksGArkansas
672Elijah ChildersTPrairie View A&M
784Bert ZagersBMichigan State
890Leon CunninghamCSouth Carolina
896Bill WalkerEMaryland
897Lamoine HollandERice
9108Walt JenkinsTWayne State (Michigan)
10120Tom GastallBBoston University
11132Herb McDermottTIowa State
12144Dick GoistBCincinnati
13156Don HendersonTUtah
14168Jerry GajdaBBenedictine (Kansas)
15180George AtkinsGAuburn
16192Alan MarrEBradley
17204Don DalyBEastern Kentucky
18216Pat OleksiakBTennessee
19228Bob MullerCEastern Kentucky
20240Fred MahaffeyBDenver
21252Jim WaltersTMississippi
22264George AlbrechtBMaryland
23276George GaluskaBWyoming
24288Bob FlackeGHoly Cross
25300Dick MillerTIllinois
26312Duncan McDonaldBMichigan
27324Mike TrokaBTrinity (Connecticut)
28336Harry LovellGSouth Carolina
29348Bill DearingBFlorida
30359Charlie HatchEUtah State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thPTS
Team Totals40884359230
Opponents Totals59875277275
TEAM STATSTOP1st DownsFDRFDPFDX3rd Down Efficiency4th Down EfficiencyPENPENY
Team Totals2248811917/ %/ %51526
Opponents Totals2179511012/ %/ %62544
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Doak Walker7272993.191656.3096
Lew Carpenter80000048
Dave Middleton50000030
Dorne Dibble20000012
Jim Doran20000012
Sonny Gandee1000006
Leon Hart1000006
Bob Hoernschemeyer1000006
Gil Mains1000006
Bill Stits1000006
Bob Long0000012
Jim Martin000010.000
Team Totals29272993.191752.91230
Opponents Totals36353697.282334.80275
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCTBLLG1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Doak Walker91656.30414/52/31/32/50/0
Jim Martin010.000/00/00/00/10/0
Team Totals91752.90414/52/31/32/60/0
Opponents Totals82334.82/3/2/1/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Lew Carpenter1375434.049t6
Dave Middleton592013.4162
Bill Stits461653.6150
Leon Hart351594.5210
Bobby Layne311113.6190
Bob Hoernschemeyer361093.0101
Doak Walker23954.1512
Harry Gilmer15674.5190
Jug Girard10272.7100
Team Totals39214773.85111
Opponents Totals44918514.116
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Bobby Layne27014314311018306.812.877t114.1176.372175861.8
Harry Gilmer1225858606335.210.934t21.643.36057355.1
Bill Stits22206231.031.041150.000.00062158.3
Bob Hoernschemeyer2110178.517.017t150.0150.0001779.2
Jug Girard100100.000.000.000039.6
Doak Walker300300.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals40020420417425426.412.577t153.8225.5132241060.6
Opponents Totals30416316312623047.614.1185.9154.9140216477.5
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Dave Middleton4466315.177t3
Lew Carpenter443127.134t2
Jim Doran3855214.538t2
Jug Girard2330113.1340
Doak Walker2242819.570t5
Dorne Dibble1417912.844t2
Leon Hart9546.0141
Bob Hoernschemeyer5367.2150
Bill Stits5173.4140
Team Totals204254212.577t15
Opponents Totals163230414.118
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Jack Christiansen34916.3290
Jimmy David34414.7280
Bill Stits372.37t1
Lee Riley23819.0230
Carl Karilivacz23316.5230
Jim Ricca13333.0330
Doak Walker12020.0200
Team Totals1522414.9331
Opponents Totals2230613.91
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Jug Girard56231041.3650
Doak Walker936240.2490
Dom Fucci27236.0550
Team Totals67274441.065015238.7
Opponents Totals60243640.6224
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Lee Riley141077.6200
Jack Christiansen12877.3420
Jug Girard9252.870
Doak Walker252.550
Jimmy David100.000
Carl Karilivacz100.000
Joe Schmidt100.000
Bill Stits100.000
Team Totals412245.5420
Opponents Totals421523.60
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Dave Middleton1118817.1250
Jack Christiansen716924.1350
Jug Girard711716.7310
Lee Riley511122.2300
Leon Hart48621.5250
Lew Carpenter47819.5240
Doak Walker12424.0240
Jim Martin11414.0140
Leon Cunningham11313.0130
Ted Topor11313.0130
Richie Woit11313.0130
Sonny Gandee177.070
Joe Schmidt166.060
Team Totals4583918.6350
Opponents Totals4494221.40
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
George Atkins0010100
Jim Cain0002200
Lew Carpenter600000
Jack Christiansen2022360
Jim Doran200000
Sonny Gandee00033461
Harry Gilmer201160
Earl Girard210100
Leon Hart220200
Bob Hoernschemeyer100000
Bobby Layne400000
Bob Long0002200
Gil Mains0001101
Darris McCord0001100
Dave Middleton0010160
Bob Miller0002270
Lee Riley100000
Joe Schmidt00088170
Harley Sewell0010100
Dick Stanfel0010100
Bill Stits412300
Doak Walker110100
Richie Woit100000
Team Totals2819924331182
Opponents Totals3324919281
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