1942 Detroit Lions Statistics

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 Roster
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.

The Lions struggled to score 38 points, worst in the circuit, and the shaky defensive squad surrendered 263, most in the league. Mickey Sanzotta rushed for a team-leading 268 yards for Detroit, while Elmer Hackney and Harry Hopp 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 Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Harry Hopp682029.42583.800.01319.1503.3
Chet Wetterlund441329.52305.200.01022.7519.3
Tom Colella411843.91784.300.049.82317.2
Joe Stringfellow13538.5675.200.0215.42116.0
Murray Evans17741.2643.800.015.91527.6
Ned Mathews22627.3532.414.529.11816.9
Mickey Sanzotta15426.7453.000.000.01739.6
Johnny Hall100.
Bill Callihan100.000.000.01100.000.0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Mickey Sanzotta712683.818 0
Harry Hopp662303.544 0
Elmer Hackney342086.178 2
Frank Grigonis371313.512 1
Ned Mathews21793.814 0
Lloyd Cardwell67813.080 1
Emil Banjavic11676.145 0
John Polanski17673.913 0
Tom Colella23512.234 0
Harry Seltzer14443.124 0
Joe Stringfellow16412.611 0
Chet Wetterlund2360.312 0
Murray Evans1-1-1.0-1 0
Johnny Hall2-8-4.00
Totals34212613.780 4


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bill Fisk1517711.827 0
Joe Stringfellow88911.120 0
Lloyd Cardwell513527.051 0
Paul Szakash55310.621 0
Emil Banjavic55010.018 1
Mickey Sanzotta5163.212 0
Charlie Behan46315.825 0
Bill Callihan44812.017 0
Alex Wojciechowicz44411.013 0
Ned Mathews33812.720 0
Elmer Hackney3227.312 0
Gran Harrison3217.00
Murray Evans23216.019 0
Harry Seltzer22311.516 0
Larry Knorr2189.010 0
Johnny Hall14242.042 0
Frank Grigonis11717.017 0
Perry Scott177.00
Totals7389512.351 1


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Ted Pavelec2150.03
Augie Lio55100.040.05


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Harry Hopp27109840.752
Tom Colella1660938.163
Chet Wetterlund1144940.856
Joe Stringfellow936340.359
Emil Banjavic523547.058
Bill Callihan14444.044
Larry Sartori14242.042
Mickey Sanzotta14242.042

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Harry Hopp9869.622 0
Ned Mathews78211.726 0
Mickey Sanzotta5469.218 0
Lloyd Cardwell24522.526 0
Johnny Hall4389.513 0
Emil Banjavic22914.516 0
Chet Wetterlund3268.710 0
Tom Colella2147.010 0
Totals3436610.826 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Harry Hopp510821.626 0
Ned Mathews59719.430 0
Chet Wetterlund58917.826 0
Johnny Hall48621.523 0
Tom Colella47418.525 0
Emil Banjavic46917.224 0
Joe Stringfellow25427.041 0
John Polanski24924.525 0
Alex Wojciechowicz33010.014 0
Lloyd Cardwell11313.013 0
Bill Fisk11010.010 0
Elmer Hackney144.00
Augie Lio144.00
Totals3868718.141 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bill Callihan3299.720 0
Lloyd Cardwell24020.040 0
Mickey Sanzotta2168.010 0
Alex Wojciechowicz252.50
Frank Grigonis12626.026 0
John Polanski12020.020 0
Emil Banjavic11515.015 0
Tom Colella11010.010 0
Slok Gill199.00
Johnny Hall199.00
Augie Lio199.00
Harry Hopp100.00
Chet Wetterlund100.00
Totals1818810.440 0

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Elmer Hackney20000012
Lloyd Cardwell100000006
Frank Grigonis1000006
Emil Banjavic010000006
Augie Lio000505
Ted Pavelec1003


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