1942 Detroit Lions Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 0-11
Finishing 5th in the NFL's West Division
Coach: Bill Edwards (0-3)
Coach: Bull Karcis (0-8)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1942 Detroit Lions Statistics
1942 Detroit Lions Results

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1942 season with a record of 0 wins and 11 losses, finishing fifth in the NFL's West Division.

Detroit struggled to score 38 points, worst in the circuit, while the shaky defensive squad surrendered 263, most in the league. Mickey Sanzotta rushed for a team-leading 268 yards for the Lions, while Harry Hopp and Elmer Hackney additionally aided the ground game.

Harry Hopp threw for 258 yards, and Chet Wetterlund played quarterback also. Bill Fisk hauled in 15 balls for 177 yards.

Bill Callihan intercepted 3 opponent throws.

Bill Edwards and Bull Karcis coached the team.

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# Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP GS
Tony ArenaC-LBJuly 2, 19186'0"200Michigan St.Detroit, MI USA10
11Emil BanjavicWBSeptember 19, 19186'1"194ArizonaStaunton, IL USA101
85Charlie BehanEAugust 4, 19206'3"195Northern IllinoisCrystal Lake, IL USA90
25Bill CallihanBBMay 15, 19166'3"217NebraskaPaxton, NE USA1110
10Lloyd CardwellWBApril 19, 19136'2"195NebraskaRepublic, KS USA72
76Tom ChantilesTJuly 2, 19166'0"220USCYork, PA USA20
46Tom ColellaHBJuly 3, 19186'0"187CanisiusAlbion, NY USA92
23Murray EvansBBJune 23, 19196'1"203Hardin-SimmonsGoodlettsville, TN USA101
80Bill FiskLENovember 5, 19166'0"200USCLos Angeles, CA USA1111
51Slok GillCMarch 8, 19185'7"180Youngstown St.Campbell, OH USA112
72Hank GoodmanTApril 18, 19176'4"230St. BonaventureBradford, PA USA111
31Frank GrigonisFBOctober 10, 19165'10"190Tenn-ChattanoogaCalumet City, IL USA102
Elmer HackneyFBJuly 8, 19166'2"205Kansas St.Oberlin, KS USA82
14Johnny HallWBDecember 14, 19166'0"195TCUKaufman, TX USA73
86Gran HarrisonEJuly 1, 19176'3"211Mississippi St.Ashland, MS USA41
44Harry HoppKRDecember 13, 19186'0"209NebraskaHastings, NE USA105
66Bill KennedyGMarch 13, 19195'11"200Michigan St.Lee, MA USA113
88Larry KnorrEApril 22, 19176'2"192AlabamaNew York, NY USA82
61Augie LioKApril 30, 19186'0"234Georgetown (DC)East Boston, MA USA108
12Ned MathewsWBAugust 11, 19185'10"187UCLAProvo, UT USA96
71Ted PavelecLGNovember 4, 19186'0"218Detroit MercyKalamazoo, MI USA109
32John PolanskiFBSeptember 6, 19186'2"211Wake ForestBuffalo, NY USA31
Keith RanspotEDecember 11, 19136'3"205SMUWeatherford, TX USA10
42Mickey SanzottaFBApril 28, 19215'9"188Case Western ReserveGeneva, OH USA105
60Larry SartoriGAugust 20, 19176'0"208FordhamSheppton, PA USA102
78Alex SchibanoffLTOctober 17, 19196'1"218Franklin & MarshallFreehold, NJ USA66
52John SchiechlCAugust 22, 19176'3"244Santa ClaraSan Francisco, CA USA96
82Perry ScottEAugust 27, 19176'2"210MuhlenbergEast Orange, NJ USA70
33Harry SeltzerFBMarch 26, 19195'9"195Charleston (WV)Philadelphia, PA USA61
73George SpethLTJuly 25, 19186'2"220Murray St.Buffalo, NY USA105
81Joe StringfellowTBMarch 10, 19186'0"185Southern MissMeridian, MS USA92
22Paul SzakashEMay 5, 19136'0"213MontanaChicago, IL USA103
75Emil UremovichRTSeptember 29, 19166'2"233IndianaGary, IN USA1110
40Chet WetterlundTBMarch 19, 19186'2"185Illinois WesleyanChicago, IL USA63
68Socko WietheG-LBOctober 17, 19126'0"198Xavier (OH)Cincinnati, OH USA60
50Alex WojciechowiczREAugust 12, 19155'11"217FordhamSouth River, NJ USA116
Tony ZuzzioGAugust 5, 19165'11"210MuhlenbergIrvington, NJ USA20


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