1947 Detroit Lions Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 3-9
Finishing 5th in the NFL's West Division
Coach: Gus Dorais (3-9)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1947 Detroit Lions Roster
1947 Detroit Lions Results

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1947 season with a record of 3 wins and 9 losses, finishing fifth in the NFL's West Division.

The Lions scored 231 points, but the defensive squad yielded 305. Clyde LeForce passed for 1,384 yards. John Greene topped all receivers, hauling in 38 balls for 621 yards.

Camp Wilson rushed for a team-leading 412 yards for Detroit.

Bill Dudley and Bob Wiese each intercepted 5 opponent throws.

Gus Dorais coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Clyde LeForce1759453.713847.9137.42011.47965.0
Roy Zimmerman1385741.38676.375.196.55352.4
Joe Margucci311341.91715.513.2516.13931.2
Bill Dudley4375.0246.0250.000.011129.2


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Camp Wilson894124.648 0
Bill Dudley803023.828 2
Clyde LeForce181437.932 0
Bob Westfall341323.918 1
Joe Margucci26973.726 1
Bob Wiese20613.021 0
Elmer Madarik19291.51
Roy Zimmerman13282.210 1
Pete Kmetovic14231.60
Joe Watt1170.60
Bill O'Brien122.00
Ken Reese310.30
Bill Hillman200.00
Tommy James2-1-0.50
Bob DeFruiter1-2-2.0-2 0
Totals33312343.748 6


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
John Greene3862116.347 5
Bill Dudley2737513.964 7
Kelley Mote1618011.246 1
Cecil Souders1518412.334 1
Ralph Heywood1319815.239 2
Ted Cremer131179.032 1
Joe Margucci1012512.579 1
Ted Cook711115.929 1
Pete Kmetovic614323.853 2
Camp Wilson59619.238 0
Bob Wiese55310.624 0
Joe Watt410426.075 2
Elmer Madarik47518.826 0
Bob Westfall2199.514 0
Bill Hillman12525.025 0
Steve Sucic12020.020 0
Totals167244614.679 23


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Roy Zimmerman313096.811545.545


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Roy Zimmerman49207842.462
Bill Dudley1565743.862
Bob Wiese16161.061

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bill Dudley1118216.584 1
Joe Watt811514.428 0
Clyde LeForce67813.036 0
Pete Kmetovic3268.719 0
Joe Margucci22311.513 0
Ted Cook11010.010 0
Merv Pregulman199.00
Elmer Madarik177.00
Tommy James122.00
Totals3445213.384 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bill Dudley1535923.978 0
Clyde LeForce49824.536 0
Joe Margucci59418.823 0
Joe Watt46817.024 0
Pete Kmetovic46215.529 0
Elmer Madarik34916.319 0
Camp Wilson34615.318 0
Ken Reese24020.025 0
Bob Westfall22713.521 0
John Greene2199.510 0
Steve Sucic11818.018 0
Kelley Mote11717.017 0
Bill Hillman11515.015 0
Ted Cook2147.00
Frank Szymanski100.00
Totals5092618.578 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bill Dudley510420.841 1
Bob Wiese55410.819 0
Clyde LeForce3134.310 0
Bob DeFruiter382.70
Joe Watt23216.025 0
Merv Pregulman294.50
Ted Cook200.00
Jack Dugger166.00
Kelley Mote100.00
Dick Stovall100.00
Totals252269.041 1

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Bill Dudley2710100066
Roy Zimmerman1530051
John Greene5000030
Joe Watt0200000012
Joe Margucci110000012
Ralph Heywood200012
Pete Kmetovic020000012
Elmer Madarik10000006
Bob Westfall1000006
Kelley Mote1000006
Ted Cook10000006
Ted Cremer10006
Cecil Souders10006


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