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1947 Detroit Lions (NFL) 5th place Western Division 3-9-0 .250
Head Coach: Gus Dorais
LineJoe Bach
BackfieldBobby Winslow
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun8/31/1947HBoston Yanks14-47LFlint, MIAtwood Stadium12000
Wed9/10/1947NWashington Redskins14-23LDenver, COUniversity of Denver Stadium10000
Sat9/13/1947NLos Angeles Rams0-21LIndianapolis, INButler Bowl20852
Sun9/21/1947APittsburgh Steelers10-17LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field34681Boxscore
Sun9/28/1947AChicago Cardinals21-45LChicago, ILComiskey Park22245Boxscore
Sun10/5/1947ABoston Yanks21-7WBoston, MAFenway Park16097Boxscore
Sun10/12/1947HLos Angeles Rams13-27LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium42955Boxscore
Sun10/19/1947AChicago Bears24-33LChicago, ILWrigley Field31960Boxscore
Sun10/26/1947AGreen Bay Packers17-34LGreen Bay, WICity Stadium23100Boxscore
Sun11/2/1947ANew York Giants35-7WNew York, NYPolo Grounds28812Boxscore
Sun11/9/1947HChicago Cardinals7-17LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium25296Boxscore
Sun11/16/1947HWashington Redskins38-21WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium17003Boxscore
Sun11/23/1947ALos Angeles Rams17-28LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum17693Boxscore
Thu11/27/1947HChicago Bears14-34LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium27214Boxscore
Sun12/7/1947HGreen Bay Packers14-35LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium14055Boxscore
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
65Stan BatinskiLOG-LDG5'1021530Temple129
44Ben ChaseOT-DT6'323524Navy110
20Ted CookLOE-LDE6'219525Alabama125
21Ted CremerROE-RDE-LOE-LDE6'220928Auburn1110
39Bob DeFruiterQB-DB6'019029Nebraska82
73Bob DerlethOT-DT6'323025Michigan10
17Chuck DeShaneROG-RDG6'121229Alabama1110
35Bill DudleyLOH-DB5'1017526Virginia108
50Jack DuggerROT-RDT6'323024Ohio State123
46Leon FichmanOG-DG6'121526Alabama10
10John GreeneLOE-LDE-ROE-RDE6'021027Michigan115
34George HekkersOT-DT6'422924Wisconsin60
31Ralph HeywoodROE-RDE6'220526Southern California121
48Bill HillmanFB-LB5'1120026Tennessee20
42Bob IvoryOG-DG6'221223Detroit Mercy20
22Tommy JamesOHB-DB5'1018424Ohio State20
73Elmer JonesROG-RDG6'022427Wake Forest112
45Pete KmetovicROH-DB5'917528Stanford111
51Les LearLOG-LDG5'1122529Winnipeg Victorias Jrs.; Manitoba111
11Clyde LeForceQB-DB5'1117624Tulsa103
40Elmer MadarikROH-DB5'1120025Detroit Mercy105
81Joe MargucciDB-ROH-QB5'1018226Santa Ana JC114
78Kelley MoteLOE-LDE6'218924South Carolina; Duke111
46Reed NilsenC-LB6'023026Brigham Young20
62Bill O'BrienROH-DB6'018023none91
82Mitch OlenskiROT-RDT6'322227Alabama108
67Merv PregulmanC-LB6'321525Michigan129
48Kenny ReeseOHB-DB5'1117526Alabama50
34Floyd RheaOG-DG5'1121827Fullerton JC; Oregon20
44Dave RyanHB-DB5'1019024Hardin-Simmons10
77Johnny SanchezOT-DT6'323927Los Angeles CC; San Francisco20
55Cecil SoudersROE-RDE-LOE-LDE6'121026Ohio State104
52Ed StaccoOT-DT6'126123Colgate110
12Dick StovallC-LB6'020625Abilene Christian110
33Steve SucicFB-LB6'021026Illinois50
83Frank SzymanskiC-LB5'1122524Notre Dame123
71Russ ThomasLOT-LDT6'323723Ohio State1212
33Walt VezmarOT-DT-OG-DG5'1123522Michigan State20
42Bill WardLOG-LDG6'023026Washington State; Washington52
15Joe WattDB-ROH-LOH5'1118428Syracuse74
85Bob WestfallFB-LB5'819028Michigan103
75Bob WieseFB-DB6'319824Michigan112
66Camp WilsonFB-LB6'120025Tarleton State JC; Hardin-Simmons; Tulsa127
6Roy ZimmermanQB-DB6'220129San Jose State126
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Glenn Davis12BArmy
Russ Thomas212TOhio State
Jim Kekeris314TMissouri
Charley Hoover424CVanderbilt
Bob Chappuis526BMichigan
Bernie Gallagher636TPennsylvania
Ed Grain746GPennsylvania
Harvey James856CMiami (Florida)
Kale Alexander966TSouth Carolina
Chalmers Elliott1076BMichigan
Pete Sullivan1186TDetroit Mercy
Gus Camarata1296BNorthern Iowa
Walt Vezmar13106GMichigan State
Dick Hagen14116EWashington
J.W. Meeks15126BTexas A&M-Commerce
Reed Nilsen16136CBrigham Young
Tommy James17146BOhio State
Ralph Maughan18156EUtah State
Buryl Baty19166BTexas A&M
Elmer Madar20176EMichigan
John White21186EMichigan
Carl Schuette22196BMarquette
Steve Cipot23206TSt. Bonaventure
Billy Cadenhead24216BAlabama
Jim Cody25226TTexas A&M-Commerce
Earl Maves26236BWisconsin
Bill Hillman27246BTennessee
Arch Kelly28256EDetroit Mercy
Bob Tulis29266TTexas A&M
Howard McAfee30276TTulane
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals45642498
Opponents Totals72767582
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals18977931978704
Opponents Totals22096106181121039
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Bill Dudley110000066
Roy Zimmerman1303196.851145.5051
John Greene50000030
Ralph Heywood20000012
Pete Kmetovic20000012
Joe Margucci20000012
Joe Watt20000012
Ted Cook1000006
Ted Cremer1000006
Elmer Madarik1000006
Kelley Mote1000006
Cecil Souders1000006
Bob Westfall1000006
Team Totals31303196.851145.50231
Opponents Totals42384290.551533.30305
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Roy Zimmerman51145.51/2/1/1/0/
Team Totals51145.51/2/1/1/0/
Opponents Totals51533.32/1/2/0/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Camp Wilson894124.6480
Bill Dudley803023.8282
Clyde LeForce181437.9320
Bob Westfall341323.9181
Joe Margucci26973.7261
Bob Wiese20613.1210
Elmer Madarik19291.591
Roy Zimmerman13282.2101
Pete Kmetovic14231.660
Joe Watt1170.670
Bill O'Brien122.020
Kenny Reese310.350
Bill Hillman200.040
Tommy James2-1-0.520
Bob DeFruiter1-2-2.0-20
Team Totals33312343.7486
Opponents Totals46119754.318
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Clyde LeForce1759453.76113847.914.779t137.42011.4175120965.0
Roy Zimmerman1385741.3728676.315.25375.196.510276552.4
Joe Margucci311341.9131715.513.23913.2516.12015131.2
Bill Dudley4375.01246.08.011250.000.00024129.2
Team Totals34816748.014724467.014.679t236.6349.853.8
Opponents Totals31015650.312924307.815.6216.8258.165.7
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
John Greene3862116.3475
Bill Dudley2737513.964t7
Kelley Mote1618011.346t1
Cecil Souders1518412.3341
Ted Cremer131179.0321
Ralph Heywood1319815.239t2
Joe Margucci1012512.579t1
Ted Cook711115.9291
Pete Kmetovic614323.853t2
Bob Wiese55310.6240
Camp Wilson59619.2380
Elmer Madarik47518.8260
Joe Watt410426.075t2
Bob Westfall2199.5140
Bill Hillman12525.0250
Steve Sucic12020.0200
Team Totals167244614.679t23
Opponents Totals156243015.621
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Bill Dudley510420.841t1
Bob Wiese55410.8190
Clyde LeForce3134.3100
Bob DeFruiter382.770
Joe Watt23216.0250
Merv Pregulman294.590
Ted Cook200.000
Jack Dugger166.060
Kelley Mote100.000
Dick Stovall100.000
Team Totals252269.041t1
Opponents Totals3444213.02
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Bill Dudley1565743.8620
Roy Zimmerman49207842.4622
Bob Wiese16161.0610
Team Totals65279643.062258428.0
Opponents Totals55232142.245232.2
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Bill Dudley1118216.684t1
Joe Watt811514.40
Clyde LeForce67813.0360
Pete Kmetovic3268.7190
Joe Margucci22311.5130
Ted Cook11010.0100
Merv Pregulman199.090
Elmer Madarik177.070
Tommy James122.020
Team Totals3445213.384t1
Opponents Totals3958415.01
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Bill Dudley1535923.9780
Joe Margucci59418.8230
Clyde LeForce49824.5370
Joe Watt46817.0240
Pete Kmetovic46215.5290
Elmer Madarik34916.3190
Camp Wilson34615.3180
Kenny Reese24020.0230
Bob Westfall22713.5210
John Greene2199.5100
Ted Cook2147.070
Steve Sucic11818.0180
Kelley Mote11717.0170
Bill Hillman11515.0150
Frank Szymanski100.000
Team Totals5092618.5780
Opponents Totals4592920.60
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Stan Batinski0010100
Ben Chase0011200
Bob DeFruiter0001100
Chuck DeShane0001100
Bill Dudley411200
Jack Dugger0010100
John Greene100000
Ralph Heywood210100
Clyde LeForce611200
Elmer Madarik0001100
Joe Margucci100000
Kelley Mote102200
Merv Pregulman0011200
Cecil Souders0001100
Ed Stacco0002200
Frank Szymanski0002200
Bill Ward0011200
Joe Watt101100
Bob Westfall110100
Bob Wiese212300
Camp Wilson210140
Roy Zimmerman810100
Team Totals301812183040
Opponents Totals2318518331
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