1951 Detroit Lions Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 7-4-1
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's National Division
Coach: Buddy Parker (7-4-1)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1951 Detroit Lions Statistics
1951 Detroit Lions Results

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1951 season with a record of 7 wins and 4 losses and 1 ties, finishing second in the NFL's National Division.

The Lions lit up the scoreboard for 336 points, while the defense gave up 259. Bob Hoernschemeyer rushed for a team-leading 678 yards for Detroit.

Bobby Layne passed for 2,403 yards. Leon Hart hauled in 35 balls, while Dorne Dibble added 613 receiving yards.

Bob Smith seized 3 opponent throws.

Buddy Parker coached the team.

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# Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP GS
51Vince BanonisC-T-LBApril 9, 19216'1"230Detroit MercyDetroit, MI USA120
85Ed BerrangRDEOctober 14, 19226'2"206VillanovaPhiladelphia, PA USA100
65Les BingamanDG-GFebruary 3, 19266'3"272IllinoisMcKenzie, TN USA60
19Jack ChristiansenPRDecember 20, 19286'1"205Colorado St.Sublette, KS USA120
70Gus CifelliRTFebruary 3, 19266'4"244Nevada-RenoPhiladelphia, PA USA120
30Ollie ClineFBDecember 31, 19256'0"200Ohio St.Mount Vernon, OH USA120
76Lou CreekmurLGJanuary 22, 19276'4"246William & MaryHopelawn, NJ USA120
16Pete D'AlonzoFBMay 26, 19295'10"210VillanovaOrange, NJ USA120
84Dorne DibbleLEApril 26, 19296'2"195Michigan St.Adrian, MI USA120
44Don DollLDHAugust 29, 19265'10"185USCLos Angeles, CA USA120
83Jim DoranLDEAugust 11, 19276'2"201Buena VistaBeaver, IA USA120
24Fred EnkeQBDecember 15, 19246'1"208ArizonaLouisville, KY USA120
74Dick FlanaganLLBOctober 31, 19266'0"216Ohio St.Sidney, OH USA120
67Barry FrenchG-TFebruary 12, 19226'0"225PurdueChamberlain, SD USA120
34Pat HarderFBMay 6, 19225'11"203WisconsinMilwaukee, WI USA120
82Leon HartRENovember 2, 19286'5"257Notre DamePittsburgh, PA USA120
12Jim HillDBJuly 21, 19296'0"188TennesseeKnoxville, TN USA120
14Bob HoernschemeyerRHSeptember 24, 19255'11"194IndianaCincinnati, OH USA110
72Floyd JaszewskiLDTJune 5, 19276'4"230MinnesotaMinneapolis, MN USA120
22Bobby LayneQBDecember 19, 19266'1"201TexasSanta Anna, TX USA1212
55Jack LiningerLB-CJune 27, 19275'11"217Ohio St.Van Wert, OH USA120
89Jim MartinLTApril 8, 19246'2"227Notre DameCleveland, OH USA120
73Thurman McGrawDT-TJuly 17, 19276'5"235Colorado St.Garden City, KS USA80
63Bob MomsenMLBMay 28, 19296'3"225Ohio St.Toledo, OH USA120
35Art MurakowskiFB-LBMay 15, 19256'0"195NorthwesternEast Chicago, IN USA120
42Lindy PearsonHBMarch 6, 19296'0"198OklahomaOklahoma City, OK USA120
75John PrchlikRDTJuly 20, 19256'4"234YaleCleveland, OH USA120
64Dan RogasRGAugust 9, 19266'1"230TulanePort Arthur, TX USA120
11Clarence SelfDB-HBOctober 10, 19255'8"181WisconsinBirmingham, AL USA120
40Bob SmithPAugust 20, 19256'1"191TulsaRanger, TX USA120
88Bill SwiackiEOctober 2, 19226'2"195Holy CrossSouthbridge, MA USA120
53LaVern TorgesonCFebruary 28, 19296'0"215Washington St.La Crosse, WA USA120
37Doak WalkerKJanuary 1, 19275'11"173SMUDallas, TX USA120
60Bruce WomackGMay 12, 19296'3"210West Texas A&MFloydada, TX USA30


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