1951 Detroit Lions Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 7-4-1
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's National Division
Coach: Buddy Parker (7-4-1)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1951 Detroit Lions Roster
1951 Detroit Lions Results

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1951 season with a record of 7 wins and 4 losses and 1 ties, finishing second in the NFL's National Division.

The Lions lit up the scoreboard for 336 points, and the defense gave up 259. Bob Hoernschemeyer rushed for a team-leading 678 yards for Detroit.

Bobby Layne passed for 2,403 yards. Leon Hart hauled in 35 balls, while Dorne Dibble added 613 receiving yards.

Bob Smith seized 3 opponent throws.

Buddy Parker coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Bobby Layne33215245.824037.2267.8236.96367.6
Bob Hoernschemeyer4250.04611.5250.000.030131.3
Doak Walker5240.0295.8120.000.02299.2
Fred Enke9222.2222.400.0111.1120.0
Pat Harder100.


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bob Hoernschemeyer1326785.185 2
Pat Harder1013803.828 6
Doak Walker793564.534 2
Bobby Layne612904.836 1
Lindy Pearson22884.025 0
Jim Doran22311.525 0
Ollie Cline3155.010 0
Pete D'Alonzo2115.50
Fred Enke461.50
Leon Hart4-6-1.50
Totals41018414.585 11


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Leon Hart3554415.533 12
Dorne Dibble3061320.447 6
Bob Hoernschemeyer2326311.448 3
Doak Walker2242119.163 4
Pat Harder1719311.426 2
Bill Swiacki1618811.824 0
Jim Doran1022522.548 2
Lindy Pearson5438.614 0
Totals158249015.863 29


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Doak Walker444397.712650.061
Pat Harder5360.09


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Bob Smith49208242.573
Doak Walker931635.150

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jack Christiansen1834319.189 4
Doak Walker78512.119 0
Don Doll5397.814 0
Bob Hoernschemeyer2168.011 0
Totals3248315.189 4

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Doak Walker1540827.263 0
Jack Christiansen1127024.545 0
Don Doll922024.435 0
Bob Hoernschemeyer37826.041 0
Ollie Cline34816.022 0
Pat Harder11414.014 0
John Prchlik11212.012 0
Barry French133.00
Art Murakowski100.00
Totals45105323.463 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bob Smith37023.342 0
Jack Christiansen25326.553 0
Leon Hart22211.020 0
Dick Flanagan200.00
Jim Doran13838.038 0
Dorne Dibble12626.026 0
Ed Berrang11414.014 0
Vince Banonis11212.012 0
LaVern Torgeson100.00
Don Doll100.00
Totals1523515.753 0

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Doak Walker2400643097
Leon Hart012000072
Pat Harder62030057
Dorne Dibble6000036
Bob Hoernschemeyer230000030
Jack Christiansen40000024
Jim Doran02000012
Bobby Layne10006
John Prchlik000012


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