1978 Detroit Lions Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 7-9
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Monte Clark (7-9)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1978 Detroit Lions Statistics
1978 Detroit Lions Results

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 7 wins and 9 losses, finishing third in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference.

Detroit scored 290 points, while the defensive squad allowed 300. Dexter Bussey rushed for a team-leading 924 yards for the Lions.

Gary Danielson passed for 2,294 yards. David Hill topped pass catchers, hauling in 53 balls for 633 yards. Freddie Scott and Horace King were targeted regularly as well.

Jimmy Allen picked off 5 opponent throws.

Monte Clark coached the team.

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# Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP GS
40Jimmy AllenFSMarch 6, 19526'2"194Pierce College CA)Clearwater, FL USA1414
60Gary AndersonGSeptember 22, 19556'3"253StanfordFairfield, CA USA11
60Al BakerRDEDecember 9, 19566'6"265Colorado St.Jacksonville, FL USA1616
76Karl BaldischwilerLTJanuary 19, 19566'5"265OklahomaOkmulgee, OK USA1615
89Luther BlueWROctober 21, 19545'11"185Iowa St.Valdosta, GA USA1615
62Lynn BodenRGJune 5, 19536'3"270South Dakota St.Stromburg, NE USA1616
43Andy BoltonRBMay 23, 19546'1"205FiskMemphis, TN USA60
27Luther BradleyRCBMay 7, 19556'2"195Notre DameFlorence, SC USA1616
53Willie BrockCSeptember 20, 19556'3"250ColoradoPortland, OR USA40
29Mike BurnsSSApril 6, 19546'0"181USCOakland, CA USA1511
24Dexter BusseyRBMarch 11, 19526'1"195OklahomaDallas, TX USA1616
31Ken CallicuttRBAugust 20, 19556'0"190ClemsonChester, SC USA130
66Karl ChandlerC-GFebruary 15, 19526'5"250PrincetonDelaware County, PA USA110
72Bill CookeDT-DE-TFebruary 26, 19516'5"249ConnecticutLowell, MA USA120
16Gary DanielsonQBSeptember 10, 19516'2"195PurdueDetroit, MI USA1611
58Tony DaykinLBMay 13, 19556'1"215Georgia TechTaipei, Taiwan160
57Dan DickelLBAugust 24, 19526'3"225IowaFort Riley, KS USA40
61Homer EliasLGMay 1, 19556'3"255Tennessee St.Fort Benning, GA USA1616
78Doug EnglishRDTAugust 25, 19536'5"255TexasDallas, TX USA1413
70Bill FiferTOctober 26, 19556'4"250West Texas A&MKerrville, TX USA80
65Amos FowlerC-GFebruary 11, 19566'3"250Southern MissPensacola, FL USA160
38Lawrence GainesRBDecember 15, 19536'1"237WyomingVernon, TX USA131
71Dave GallagherDE-DTJanuary 2, 19526'4"256MichiganPiqua, OH USA10
83William GayDE-DT-TEMay 28, 19556'5"250USCSan Francisco, CA USA160
64Dan GrayDTJanuary 29, 19566'6"240RutgersPhillipsburg, NJ USA140
67Donnie GreenTJuly 12, 19486'7"272PurdueWashington, DC USA70
63Donnie HickmanGJune 11, 19556'2"261USCFlagstaff, AZ USA70
81David HillTEJanuary 1, 19546'2"229Texas A&M-KingsvilleSan Antonio, TX USA1616
28James HunterLCBMarch 8, 19546'3"195Grambling St.Silsbee, TX USA95
45Ray JarvisWRFebruary 2, 19496'0"200Norfolk St.Chesapeake, VA USA22
32Rick KaneRBNovember 12, 19545'11"200OregonLincoln, NE USA150
25Horace KingFBMarch 5, 19535'10"208GeorgiaAthens, GA USA1515
11Greg LandryQBDecember 18, 19466'4"210MassachusettsNashua, NH USA55
26Tony LeonardDBFebruary 28, 19535'11"170Virginia UnionRichmond, VA USA30
86Willie McGeeWRMay 14, 19505'11"179Alcorn St.New Orleans, LA USA40
63Mike MontlerCJanuary 10, 19446'5"254ColoradoColumbus, OH USA44
50Paul NaumoffLLBJuly 3, 19456'1"215TennesseeColumbus, OH USA1513
55Ed O'NeilMLBSeptember 8, 19526'3"236Penn St.Warren, PA USA1616
74Brad OatesRTSeptember 30, 19536'6"274DukeMesa, AZ USA1615
42Reggie PinkneyDBMay 27, 19555'11"190East CarolinaSt. Louis, MO USA130
72Ernie PriceDESeptember 20, 19506'4"248Texas A&M-KingsvilleCorpus Christi, TX USA31
75Dave PureiforyLDEJuly 12, 19496'1"260East. MichiganPensacola, FL USA88
14Joe ReedQBJanuary 8, 19486'1"195BaylorNewport, RI USA10
33Bruce RhodesSSApril 17, 19526'0"187San Francisco St.San Francisco, CA USA155
1Benny RicardoKJanuary 4, 19545'10"175San Diego St.Asuncion, Paraguay160
82Ken SandersLDEAugust 22, 19506'5"240Howard PayneValley Mills, TX USA77
87Freddie ScottWRAugust 5, 19526'2"180AmherstGrady, AR USA1613
15Tom SkladanyPJune 29, 19556'0"192Ohio St.Bethel Park, PA USA160
53John SokoloskyCApril 2, 19566'2"240Wayne State (MI)Detroit, MI USA110
31Tony SumlerDBApril 10, 19565'10"185Wichita St.Detroit, MI USA10
54Larry TearryCApril 24, 19566'3"260Wake ForestErwin, NC USA1412
30Nat TerryDBJuly 20, 19565'11"167Florida St.Tampa, FL USA40
84Jesse ThompsonKRMarch 12, 19566'1"185CaliforniaMerced, CA USA111
39Leonard ThompsonWRJuly 28, 19525'11"192Oklahoma St.Oklahoma City, OK USA161
52Dave WashingtonLBSeptember 12, 19486'5"223Alcorn St.Tuscaloosa, AL USA163
59Charlie WeaverRLBJuly 12, 19496'2"220USCGreenwood, MS USA1616
21Walt WilliamsLCBJuly 10, 19546'1"185AshlandBedford Hills, NY USA1511
77John WoodcockLDTMarch 19, 19546'3"246New MexicoEureka, CA USA1614


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