1987 Detroit Lions Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 4-11
Finishing 4th in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Darryl Rogers (4-11)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1987 Detroit Lions Statistics
1987 Detroit Lions Results

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1987 season with a record of 4 wins and 11 losses, finishing fourth in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference.

The Lions labored to change the scoreboard with just 269 points, while the shaky defensive squad surrendered 384. Chuck Long threw for 2,598 yards. Pete Mandley hauled in 58 balls for 720 yards.

James Jones rushed for a team-leading 342 yards for Detroit, while Garry James also buoyed the ground attack.

James Griffin intercepted 6 opponent throws. Mike Cofer sacked opposing passers 8.5 times.

Darryl Rogers coached the team.

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# Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP GS
50Earnest AdamsLBMarch 12, 19596'3"226IllinoisFort Lauderdale, FL USA30
6Jim ArnoldPJanuary 31, 19616'2"215VanderbiltDalton, GA USA110
68Steve BaackNT-G-DE-DTNovember 16, 19606'4"264OregonAmes, IA USA70
93Jerry BallNTDecember 15, 19646'1"330SMUBeaumont, TX USA1212
61Scott BarrowsLGMarch 31, 19636'2"278West VirginiaMarietta, OH USA1210
99Bob BeemerDEMay 14, 19636'3"231ToledoJackson, MI USA20
69Charles BensonDENovember 21, 19606'3"267BaylorHouston, TX USA33
25Karl BernardRBOctober 12, 19645'11"205LSUNew Orleans, LA USA83
11Mike BlackPJanuary 18, 19616'1"197Arizona St.Glendale, CA USA10
80Carl BlandWRAugust 17, 19615'11"182Virginia UnionFluvanna County, VA USA100
95Steve BoadwayLBJune 20, 19626'4"240ArizonaBakersfield, CA USA20
42John BosticDBOctober 6, 19625'10"176Bethune-CookmanTitusville, FL USA31
54Thomas BoydLBNovember 24, 19596'3"210AlabamaHuntsville, AL USA43
86Danny BradleyRBMarch 2, 19635'9"175OklahomaPine Bluff, AR USA31
75Lomas BrownLTMarch 30, 19636'4"282FloridaMiami, FL USA1111
96Paul ButcherLBNovember 8, 19636'0"230Wayne State (MI)Detroit, MI USA120
65Patrick CainCOctober 1, 19626'2"260Cal Poly-PomonaDenver, CO USA32
58Carl CarrLBMarch 26, 19646'3"230North CarolinaSouth Boston, VA USA33
89Jeff ChadwickWRDecember 16, 19606'3"190Grand Valley St.Detroit, MI USA88
45Raphel CherryFSDecember 19, 19616'0"194HawaiiLittle Rock, AR USA1010
33Dexter ClarkDBMay 5, 19646'0"190ToledoDermott, AR USA20
55Mike CoferROLBApril 7, 19606'5"245TennesseeKnoxville, TN USA1111
98Jerome DavisNTFebruary 27, 19626'1"260Ball St.Cincinnati, OH USA33
84Jerry DiorioTEJanuary 11, 19626'3"245MichiganYoungstown, OH USA20
44Tony DollingerRBOctober 18, 19625'11"205Evangel (MO)Winter Park, FL USA21
70Keith DorneyRGDecember 3, 19576'5"268Penn St.Allentown, PA USA55
46Stan EdwardsRBMay 20, 19606'0"208MichiganDetroit, MI USA33
42Gary EllersonRBJuly 17, 19635'11"220WisconsinAlbany, GA USA82
15Russell ErxlebenPJanuary 13, 19566'4"223TexasSeguin, TX USA10
34Creig FedericoDBMay 7, 19636'2"205Iowa CentralChicago, IL USA32
64Joe FeltonGOctober 16, 19646'2"266AlbionSaginaw, MI USA22
77Keith FergusonRDEApril 3, 19596'5"252Ohio St.Miami, FL USA129
25Anthony FieldsDBJanuary 17, 19646'1"192East. MichiganMobile, AL USA30
10Brendan FolmarQBApril 2, 19646'1"200California (PA)Birmingham, AL USA10
40Duane GallowayLCBNovember 7, 19615'8"181Arizona St.Los Angeles, CA USA107
79William GayRDEMay 28, 19556'5"250USCSan Francisco, CA USA115
71Chris GeileGApril 14, 19646'4"305East. IllinoisAnaheim, CA USA31
98Dennis GibsonRILBFebruary 8, 19646'2"240Iowa St.Des Moines, IA USA1212
81Jimmie GilesTENovember 8, 19546'3"239Alcorn St.Natchez, MS USA41
53Kevin GloverRGJune 17, 19636'2"278MarylandWashington, DC USA129
33William GrahamDBSeptember 27, 19595'11"191TexasSilsbee, TX USA21
62Curtis GreenDE-DT-NTJune 3, 19576'3"256Alabama St.Quincy, FL USA120
34James GriffinSSSeptember 7, 19616'2"197Middle Tenn. St.Camilla, GA USA1212
80Darrell GrymesWRDecember 4, 19616'2"182Central State (OH)Washington, DC USA22
35Alvin HallDBAugust 12, 19585'10"193Miami (OH)Dayton, OH USA33
23Maurice HarveyDBJanuary 14, 19565'10"190Ball St.Cincinnati, OH USA22
43Ivan HicksDBJune 30, 19636'2"185MichiganCamden, NJ USA10
94Mark HicksLBNovember 7, 19606'2"225Arizona St.Los Angeles, CA USA10
47Steve HirschDBMay 18, 19626'0"195Northern IllinoisPontiac, MI USA31
18Todd HonsQBSeptember 5, 19616'1"195Arizona St.Torrance, CA USA33
83Melvin HooverWRSeptember 21, 19596'0"185Arizona St.Charlotte, NC USA20
32Garry JamesRBSeptember 4, 19635'10"214LSUMarrero, LA USA87
95George JamisonLBSeptember 30, 19626'1"232CincinnatiBridgeton, NJ USA120
87Gilvanni JohnsonWRSeptember 12, 19636'1"195MichiganBirmingham, AL USA30
77Rick JohnsonTDecember 12, 19636'6"255Grand Valley St.Greenville, MI USA10
30James JonesFBMarch 21, 19616'2"229FloridaPompano Beach, FL USA1111
87Vyto KabTEDecember 23, 19596'5"243Penn St.Albany, GA USA72
73Jeff KacmarekNTApril 12, 19636'2"240West. MichiganOak Lawn, IL USA30
92Angelo KingLBFebruary 10, 19586'1"224South Carolina St.Columbia, SC USA11
1Matt KinzerPJune 17, 19636'3"225PurdueIndianapolis, IN USA10
64Paul KiserGNovember 19, 19636'4"272Wake ForestValdese, NC USA10
30Nick KowgiosRBNovember 19, 19626'0"216LafayetteYonkers, NY USA30
83Gary LeeKRFebruary 12, 19656'1"202Georgia TechAlbany, GA USA123
81Mark LewisTEMay 5, 19616'2"239Texas A&MHouston, TX USA91
50Danny LockettLBJuly 11, 19646'2"239ArizonaFort Valley, GA USA131
16Chuck LongQBFebruary 18, 19636'4"217IowaNorman, OK USA1212
82Pete MandleyPRJuly 29, 19615'10"191Northern ArizonaPhoenix, AZ USA1212
57Vernon MaxwellLBOctober 25, 19616'2"233Arizona St.Birmingham, AL USA121
21Bob McDonoughDBMarch 7, 19636'1"170California (PA)Pittsburgh, PA USA30
97George McDuffieDEJanuary 20, 19636'6"270SalemVicksburg, MS USA32
29Bruce McNortonRCBFebruary 28, 19595'11"175Georgetown (KY)Daytona Beach, FL USA1212
74Joe MilinichikG-TMarch 30, 19636'5"290North Carolina St.Allentown, PA USA110
14John MiskoPOctober 1, 19546'5"207Oregon St.Highland Park, MI USA10
52Steve MottCMarch 24, 19616'3"266AlabamaNew Orleans, LA USA1111
3Eddie MurrayKAugust 29, 19565'10"177TulaneHalifax, NS Canada120
86Mark NicholsWROctober 29, 19596'2"210San Jose St.Bakersfield, CA USA121
53Tony OfficeLBFebruary 24, 19606'2"250Illinois St.Tifton, GA USA32
67Greg OrtonGAugust 9, 19626'1"265NebraskaNebraska City, NE USA33
49Tony PaigeRBOctober 14, 19625'10"225Virginia TechWashington, SC USA50
19Mike PrindleKNovember 12, 19635'9"160West. MichiganGrand Rapids, MI USA30
68Jerry QuaernaTOctober 9, 19636'6"275MichiganJanesville, WI USA33
87Derrick RamseyTEDecember 23, 19566'4"230KentuckyHastings, FL USA10
51Shelton RobinsonLILBSeptember 14, 19606'2"233North CarolinaGoldsboro, NC USA1212
60Reggie RogersDEJanuary 21, 19646'6"278WashingtonSacramento, CA USA60
93Tim RossLBDecember 27, 19586'5"225Bowling GreenToledo, OH USA30
84Rob RubickTESeptember 27, 19606'3"232Grand Valley St.Newberry, MI USA98
97Dan SaleaumuaDT-NT-DENovember 11, 19646'0"305Arizona St.San Diego, CA USA90
73Harvey SalemRTJanuary 15, 19616'6"283CaliforniaBerkeley, CA USA1111
64Eric SandersT-G-COctober 22, 19586'6"277Nevada-RenoReno, NV USA120
28Chris SheffieldDBJanuary 9, 19636'1"193Albany State (GA)Cairo, GA USA60
41Ricky SmithDB-WRJuly 20, 19606'0"182Alabama St.Quincy, FL USA120
60Chuck SteeleCJune 22, 19646'1"255CaliforniaLos Angeles, CA USA31
71Rich StrengerTMarch 10, 19606'7"280MichiganPort Washington, WI USA33
44Ivory SullyDBJune 20, 19576'0"198DelawareSalisbury, MD USA111
90Robert ThompsonLBFebruary 4, 19606'3"227MichiganChicago, IL USA32
99Stuart TolleNTFebruary 7, 19626'3"265Bowling GreenColumbus, OH USA10
45Eric TruvillionWRJune 18, 19596'4"205Florida A&MNew York, NY USA33
72Jim WarneTNovember 27, 19646'7"315Arizona St.Phoenix, AZ USA33
27Bobby WatkinsLCBMay 31, 19605'10"184Texas St.Cottonwood, ID USA55
31Cleve WesterRBJune 14, 19645'8"188Concordia (MN)31
82Mark WheelerTEJune 15, 19646'2"232KentuckyIndianapolis, IN USA30
38Scott WilliamsRBJuly 21, 19626'2"234GeorgiaCharlotte, NC USA52
76Eric WilliamsLDEFebruary 24, 19626'4"282Washington St.Stockton, CA USA1111
23Eric WilliamsDBFebruary 21, 19606'1"188North Carolina St.Raleigh, NC USA10
59Jimmy WilliamsLOLBNovember 15, 19606'3"228NebraskaWashington, DC USA1212
81Mark WitteTEDecember 3, 19596'3"236North TexasCorpus Christi, TX USA33
21Butch WoolfolkRBMarch 1, 19606'1"210MichiganMilwaukee, WI USA120



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