1955 Detroit Lions Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 3-9
Finishing 6th in the NFL's West Division
Coach: Buddy Parker (3-9)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1955 Detroit Lions Roster
1955 Detroit Lions Results

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1955 season with a record of 3 wins and 9 losses, finishing sixth in the NFL's West Division.

Detroit scored 230 points, while the defensive squad yielded 275. Bobby Layne tossed for 1,830 yards. Lew Carpenter topped all receivers, hauling in 44 balls, while Dave Middleton added 663 receiving yards, while Jim Doran was targeted regularly as well.

Lew Carpenter rushed for a team-leading 543 yards for the Lions.

Jack Christiansen, Bill Stits and Jim David each intercepted 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 Layne27014353.018306.8114.1176.37761.8
Harry Gilmer1225847.56335.221.643.33455.1
Bill Stits22100.06231.0150.000.041158.3
Bob Hoernschemeyer2150.0178.5150.0150.01779.2
Doak Walker300.
Jug Girard100.


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Lew Carpenter1375434.049 6
Dave Middleton592013.416 2
Bill Stits461653.615 0
Leon Hart351594.521 0
Bobby Layne311113.619 0
Bob Hoernschemeyer361093.010 1
Doak Walker23954.151 2
Harry Gilmer15674.519 0
Jug Girard10272.710 0
Totals39214773.851 11


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dave Middleton4466315.177 3
Lew Carpenter443127.134 2
Jim Doran3855214.538 2
Jug Girard2330113.134 0
Doak Walker2242819.570 5
Dorne Dibble1417912.844 2
Leon Hart9546.014 1
Bob Hoernschemeyer5367.215 0
Bill Stits5173.414 0
Totals204254212.577 15


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Doak Walker292793.116956.254
Jim Martin10.00


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Jug Girard56231041.265
Doak Walker936240.259
Dom Fucci27236.055

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Lee Riley141077.620 0
Jack Christiansen12877.242 0
Jug Girard9252.80
Doak Walker252.50
Joe Schmidt100.00
Jim David100.00
Carl Karilivacz100.00
Bill Stits100.00
Totals412245.542 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dave Middleton1118817.125 0
Jack Christiansen716924.135 0
Jug Girard711716.729 0
Lee Riley511122.230 0
Leon Hart48621.525 0
Lew Carpenter47819.524 0
Doak Walker12424.024 0
Jim Martin11414.014 0
Leon Cunningham11313.013 0
Richie Woit11313.013 0
Ted Topor11313.013 0
Sonny Gandee177.00
Joe Schmidt166.00
Totals4583918.635 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jack Christiansen34916.329 0
Jim David34414.728 0
Bill Stits372.31
Lee Riley23819.023 0
Carl Karilivacz23316.523 0
Jim Ricca13333.033 0
Doak Walker12020.020 0
Totals1522414.933 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
Doak Walker25000927096
Lew Carpenter62000048
Dave Middleton23000030
Dorne Dibble200012
Jim Doran200012
Leon Hart0100006
Sonny Gandee010006
Gil Mains10006
Bill Stits00010006
Bob Hoernschemeyer100006
Bob Long00012


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