1983 Detroit Lions Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 9-7
Finishing 1st in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Monte Clark (9-7)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1983 Detroit Lions Statistics
1983 Detroit Lions Results

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1983 season with a record of 9 wins and 7 losses, finishing first in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The Lions racked up 347 points, and the rigid defensive squad yielded 286. Eric Hipple threw for 2,577 yards. James Jones hauled in 46 balls, while Leonard Thompson added 752 receiving yards. Jeff Chadwick and Billy Sims contributed to the receiving game as well.

Billy Sims rushed for a team-leading 1,040 yards for Detroit.

Bruce McNorton intercepted 7 opponent throws. William Gay topped pass rushers with 13.5 quarterback sacks.

Monte Clark coached the team. The 1983 Detroit Lions lost in the Division Playoff.

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# Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP GS
54Roosevelt BarnesLBAugust 3, 19586'2"226PurdueFort Wayne, IN USA161
11Mike BlackPJanuary 18, 19616'1"197Arizona St.Glendale, CA USA160
24Dexter BusseyRBMarch 11, 19526'1"195OklahomaDallas, TX USA153
41Jim CaverDBSeptember 28, 19605'9"175MissouriBirmingham, AL USA20
89Jeff ChadwickWRDecember 16, 19606'3"190Grand Valley St.Detroit, MI USA164
53Garry CobbLLBMarch 16, 19576'2"227USCCarthage, NC USA1515
66Mike CoferRDEApril 7, 19606'5"245TennesseeKnoxville, TN USA166
50August CurleyLBJanuary 24, 19606'3"226USCLittle Rock, AR USA100
16Gary DanielsonQBSeptember 10, 19516'2"195PurdueDetroit, MI USA100
73Mike DawsonLDTOctober 16, 19536'4"270ArizonaDorking, England167
72Chris DieterichLTJuly 27, 19586'3"262North Carolina St.Freeport, NY USA1616
58Steve DoigLBMarch 28, 19606'2"240New HampshireMelrose, MA USA90
70Keith DorneyRTDecember 3, 19576'5"268Penn St.Allentown, PA USA1312
61Homer EliasLGMay 1, 19556'3"255Tennessee St.Fort Benning, GA USA1414
78Doug EnglishRDTAugust 25, 19536'5"255TexasDallas, TX USA1515
74Mike FanningLDTFebruary 2, 19536'6"255Notre DameMount Clemens, MI USA145
57Ken FantettiMLBApril 7, 19576'2"230WyomingToledo, OR USA1616
65Amos FowlerCFebruary 11, 19566'3"250Southern MissPensacola, FL USA164
79William GayLDTMay 28, 19556'5"250USCSan Francisco, CA USA1515
33William GrahamFSSeptember 27, 19595'11"191TexasSilsbee, TX USA1414
26Hector GrayDBJanuary 2, 19576'1"192Florida St.Miami, FL USA10
67Don GrecoRGApril 1, 19596'3"260West. IllinoisSt. Louis, MO USA1212
62Curtis GreenLDEJune 3, 19576'3"256Alabama St.Quincy, FL USA1616
35Alvin HallKRAugust 12, 19585'10"193Miami (OH)Dayton, OH USA1616
51James HarrellLBJuly 19, 19576'1"224FloridaTampa, FL USA160
23Maurice HarveyDBJanuary 14, 19565'10"190Ball St.Cincinnati, OH USA90
17Eric HippleQBSeptember 16, 19576'2"196Utah St.Lubbock, TX USA1616
31Ken JenkinsPRMay 8, 19595'8"183BucknellWashington, DC USA120
21Demetrious JohnsonDBJuly 21, 19615'11"190MissouriSt. Louis, MO USA142
30James JonesFBMarch 21, 19616'2"229FloridaPompano Beach, FL USA1414
32Rick KaneRBNovember 12, 19545'11"200OregonLincoln, NE USA140
25Horace KingRBMarch 5, 19535'10"208GeorgiaAthens, GA USA161
43Al LatimerRCBOctober 14, 19575'11"176FerrumWinter Park, FL USA88
64Larry LeeRGSeptember 10, 19596'2"265UCLADayton, OH USA166
83Robbie MartinWRDecember 3, 19585'8"179Cal Poly-San Luis ObispoLos Angeles, CA USA100
81Reese McCallTEJune 16, 19566'6"239AuburnBessemer, AL USA165
29Bruce McNortonRCBFebruary 28, 19595'11"175Georgetown (KY)Daytona Beach, FL USA168
63Martin MossDEDecember 16, 19586'4"250UCLASan Diego, CA USA150
52Steve MottCMarch 24, 19616'3"266AlabamaNew Orleans, LA USA1312
3Eddie MurrayKAugust 29, 19565'10"177TulaneHalifax, NS Canada160
86Mark NicholsWROctober 29, 19596'2"210San Jose St.Bakersfield, CA USA1611
80Ulysses NorrisTEJanuary 15, 19576'4"230GeorgiaMonticello, GA USA1515
84Rob RubickTESeptember 27, 19606'3"232Grand Valley St.Newberry, MI USA161
87Freddie ScottWRAugust 5, 19526'2"180AmherstGrady, AR USA150
20Billy SimsRBSeptember 18, 19556'0"212OklahomaSt. Louis, MO USA1312
71Rich StrengerTMarch 10, 19606'7"280MichiganPort Washington, WI USA164
39Leonard ThompsonWRJuly 28, 19525'11"192Oklahoma St.Oklahoma City, OK USA1312
38Vince ThompsonRBFebruary 21, 19576'0"230VillanovaTrenton, NJ USA102
55Tom TurnureC-GJuly 9, 19576'4"250WashingtonSeattle, WA USA160
34Danny WagonerDBDecember 12, 19595'10"180KansasHigh Point, NC USA140
27Bobby WatkinsLCBMay 31, 19605'10"184Texas St.Cottonwood, ID USA1616
59Jimmy WilliamsRLBNovember 15, 19606'3"228NebraskaWashington, DC USA1616



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