1979 Detroit Lions Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 2-14
Finishing 5th in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Monte Clark (2-14)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1979 Detroit Lions Roster
1979 Detroit Lions Results

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1979 season with a record of 2 wins and 14 losses, finishing fifth in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference.

Detroit struggled to score 219 points, worst in the circuit, while the defense yielded 365. Jeff Komlo threw for 2,238 yards. Freddie Scott hauled in 62 balls for 929 yards. David Hill was targeted regularly, too.

Dexter Bussey rushed for a team-leading 625 yards for the Lions.

Luther Bradley and Jimmy Allen each picked off 4 opponent throws.

Monte Clark coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Jeff Komlo36818349.722386.1113.0236.2404036152.8
Scott Hunter411843.93217.812.412.48243369.3
Joe Reed321443.81645.126.213.15052767.7
Larry Swider11100.03636.000.000.03600118.8
Jerry Golsteyn9222.2161.800.0222.2152180.0
Tom Skladany100.
Totals45221848.227756.1143.1276.082 51439


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dexter Bussey1446254.338 1
Rick Kane943323.526 4
Bo Robinson873023.529 2
Horace King391604.123 1
Jeff Komlo301073.616 2
Lawrence Gaines23552.40
Gene Washington12424.024 0
Leonard Thompson5244.816 0
Freddie Scott6213.518 0
David Hill11515.015 0
Joe Reed2115.511 0
Ken Callicutt362.010 0
Scott Hunter231.51
Jerry Golsteyn100.00
Ed O'Neil100.00
Larry Swider100.00
Luther Blue1-8-8.0-8 0
Totals44116773.838 11


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Freddie Scott6292915.050 5
David Hill4756912.140 3
Leonard Thompson2445118.882 2
Horace King181508.330 0
Dexter Bussey151026.822 0
Gene Washington1419213.729 1
Bo Robinson141188.414 0
Rick Kane910411.636 1
Luther Blue810212.826 1
Ulysses Norris44310.834 1
Ken Callicutt2168.011 0
Russ Bolinger1-1-1.0-1 0
Totals218277512.782 14


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Benny Ricardo262596.2181055.655


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Larry Swider88352340.072
Tom Skladany1040640.652

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
John Arnold191648.627 0
Leonard Thompson911713.031 0
Ken Ellis8435.415 0
Ken Callicutt4256.213 0
Robert Woods2126.00
Tony Leonard177.00
Wally Pesuit155.00
Eddie Lewis1-1-1.0-1 0
Totals453728.331 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
John Arnold2353923.469 0
Ken Callicutt2440616.931 0
Rick Kane1328121.637 0
Leonard Thompson615125.226 0
Tony Leonard37023.328 0
Horace King23618.020 0
Robert Woods23417.017 0
Luther Blue12626.026 0
Ken Fantetti2189.017 0
Bo Robinson188.00
William Gay100.00
Totals78156920.169 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Luther Bradley4112.811 0
Jimmy Allen400.00
James Hunter362.00
Walt Williams23919.536 1
Charlie Weaver11717.017 0
Totals14735.236 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
Benny Ricardo1025055
Freddie Scott0500030
Rick Kane41000030
David Hill0300018
Bo Robinson20000012
Jeff Komlo200012
Leonard Thompson020000012
William Gay010006
Horace King1000006
Luther Blue0100006
Dexter Bussey100006
Ulysses Norris10006
Gene Washington010006
Walt Williams10006
Scott Hunter10006
Doug English00012


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