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1955 Detroit Lions (NFL) 6th place Western Conference 3-9-0 .250
Head Coach: Buddy Parker
Quarterbacks/Offensive BacksPaul Christman
LineAldo Forte
DefenseGarrard Ramsey
OffenseGeorge Wilson
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri8/19/1955NPhiladelphia Eagles8-14LDallas, TXCotton Bowl48000
Wed8/24/1955NWashington Redskins17-14WMobile, ALLadd Stadium23000
Sun8/28/1955NChicago Cardinals17-16WSt. Louis, MOPublic High School Stadium12261
Fri9/2/1955NPittsburgh Steelers24-0WMiami, FLOrange Bowl26402
Sat9/10/1955ACleveland Browns19-3WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium29581
Sun9/18/1955HNew York Giants27-17WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium34487
Sun9/25/1955AGreen Bay Packers17-20LGreen Bay, WICity Stadium22217
Sat10/1/1955ABaltimore Colts13-28LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium40030
Sun10/9/1955HLos Angeles Rams10-17LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium54836
Sun10/16/1955HSan Francisco 49ers24-27LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium50179
Sun10/23/1955ALos Angeles Rams13-24LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum68690
Sun10/30/1955ASan Francisco 49ers21-38LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium44831
Sat11/5/1955HBaltimore Colts24-14WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium53874
Sun11/13/1955APittsburgh Steelers31-28WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field34441
Sun11/20/1955HChicago Bears14-24LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium53610
Thu11/24/1955HGreen Bay Packers24-10WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium51685
Sun12/4/1955AChicago Bears20-21LChicago, ILWrigley Field39388
Sun12/11/1955HNew York Giants19-24LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium45929
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
50Charlie AneC-ROT6'226024Compton CC; Southern California129
62George AtkinsROG-LOG6'121523Auburn126
64Bud BrooksROG6'021025Arkansas11
88Jim CainRDE6'120228Alabama1212
67Stan CampbellLOG6'022625Iowa State70
34Lew CarpenterFB-ROH6'220923Arkansas1212
24Jack ChristiansenLS6'119027Colorado State99
76Lou CreekmurLOT-ROG-ROT6'424628William & Mary127
57Leon CunninghamRLB6'221024South Carolina83
25Jimmy DavidLDH5'1017828Colorado State1212
87Dorne DibbleROE-LOE6'219526Michigan State85
83Jim DoranLOE6'220128Iowa State109
48Dom FucciDB-P5'1119027Kentucky120
85Sonny GandeeLDE-RDE6'021626Ohio State126
12Harry GilmerQB6'016929Alabama82
23Jug GirardLOH-ROH-ROE-LOE-P5'1117628Wisconsin126
82Leon HartFB-LOE-ROE6'525727Notre Dame115
14Bob HoernschemeyerROH-LOH-FB5'1119430Indiana; Navy62
89Walt JenkinsRDE-LDE6'122325Wayne State (Michigan)20
21Carl KarilivaczRS6'018825Syracuse1212
22Bobby LayneQB6'120129Texas1210
86Bob LongLDE6'323221UCLA105
72Gil MainsLDT-MG6'224326Murray State1210
61Jim MartinRLB-K6'222731Notre Dame90
78Darris McCordLDT-RDT-ROT-LOT6'425022Tennessee1212
28Dave MiddletonROE-ROH6'119422Auburn1211
52Andy MiketaC6'121026North Carolina126
74Bob MillerRDT-LDT-ROT-LOT6'324226Virginia1211
68Jim RiccaMG-RDT-LDT6'427028Georgetown (DC)61
44Lee RileyLS6'119223St. Bonaventure; Detroit Mercy123
60Jim SalsburyMG-ROT-ROG6'123323UCLA1210
56Joe SchmidtLLB6'122023Pittsburgh1212
66Harley SewellLOG6'123024Texas1210
63Dick StanfelROG-LOT6'323628San Francisco CC; San Francisco98
20Bill StitsRDH-ROH6'019424UCLA1212
54Ted ToporLB6'122525Michigan60
37Doak WalkerLOH-ROH-K-P5'1117328Southern Methodist120
48Richie WoitDB5'817524Arkansas State10
79Walt YowarskyLDE6'223427Kentucky21
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Dave Middleton112BAuburn
Jim Salsbury224GUCLA
Darris McCord336TTennessee
Gordon Malloy439BMiami (Florida)from WAS
Lee Riley348BDetroit Mercy
Bud Brooks560GArkansas
Elijah Childers672TPrairie View A&M
Bert Zagers784BMichigan State
Leon Cunningham890CSouth Carolinafrom PIT
Bill Walker896EMaryland
Lamoine Holland897ERicefrom CLE
Walt Jenkins9108TWayne State (Michigan)
Tom Gastall10120BBoston University
Herb McDermott11132TIowa State
Dick Goist12144BCincinnati
Don Henderson13156TUtah
Jerry Gajda14168BBenedictine (Kansas)
George Atkins15180GAuburn
Al Marr16192EBradley
Don Daly17204BEastern Kentucky
Pat Oleksiak18216BTennessee
Bob Muller19228CEastern Kentucky
Fred Mahaffey20240BDenver
Jim Walters21252TMississippi
George Albrecht22264BMaryland
George Galuska23276BWyoming
Bob Flacke24288GHoly Cross
Dick Miller25300TIllinois
Duncan McDonald26312BMichigan
Mike Troka27324BTrinity (Connecticut)
Harry Lovell28336GSouth Carolina
Bill Dearing29348BFlorida
Charlie Hatch30359EUtah State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals40884359
Opponents Totals59875277
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals224881191751526
Opponents Totals217951101262544
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Doak Walker7272993.191656.3096
Lew Carpenter80000048
Dave Middleton50000030
Dorne Dibble20000012
Jim Doran20000012
Sonny Gandee1000006
Leon Hart1000006
Bob Hoernschemeyer1000006
Gil Mains1000006
Bill Stits1000006
Bob Long0000012
Jim Martin000010.000
Team Totals29272993.191752.91230
Opponents Totals36353697.282334.80275
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Jim Martin010.00/0/0/0/0/
Doak Walker91656.34/2/1/2/0/
Team Totals91752.94/2/1/2/0/
Opponents Totals82334.82/3/2/1/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Lew Carpenter1375434.049t6
Dave Middleton592013.4162
Bill Stits461653.6150
Leon Hart351594.5210
Bobby Layne311113.6190
Bob Hoernschemeyer361093.0101
Doak Walker23954.1512
Harry Gilmer15674.5190
Jug Girard10272.7100
Team Totals39214773.85111
Opponents Totals44918514.116
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Bobby Layne27014353.011018306.812.877t114.1176.372175861.8
Harry Gilmer1225847.5606335.210.934t21.643.36057355.1
Bill Stits22100.006231.031.041150.000.00062158.3
Bob Hoernschemeyer2150.00178.517.017t150.0150.0001779.2
Jug Girard100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Doak Walker300.0300.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals40020451.017425426.412.577t153.8225.5132241060.6
Opponents Totals30416353.612623047.614.1185.9154.9140216477.5
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Dave Middleton4466315.177t3
Lew Carpenter443127.134t2
Jim Doran3855214.538t2
Jug Girard2330113.1340
Doak Walker2242819.570t5
Dorne Dibble1417912.844t2
Leon Hart9546.0141
Bob Hoernschemeyer5367.2150
Bill Stits5173.4140
Team Totals204254212.577t15
Opponents Totals163230414.118
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Jack Christiansen34916.3290
Jimmy David34414.7280
Bill Stits372.37t1
Lee Riley23819.0230
Carl Karilivacz23316.5230
Jim Ricca13333.0330
Doak Walker12020.0200
Team Totals1522414.9331
Opponents Totals2230613.91
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Jug Girard56231041.3650
Doak Walker936240.2490
Dom Fucci27236.0550
Team Totals67274441.065015238.7
Opponents Totals60243640.6224
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Lee Riley141077.6200
Jack Christiansen12877.3420
Jug Girard9252.870
Doak Walker252.550
Jimmy David100.000
Carl Karilivacz100.000
Joe Schmidt100.000
Bill Stits100.000
Team Totals412245.5420
Opponents Totals421523.60
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Dave Middleton1118817.1250
Jack Christiansen716924.1350
Jug Girard711716.7310
Lee Riley511122.2300
Leon Hart48621.5250
Lew Carpenter47819.5240
Doak Walker12424.0240
Jim Martin11414.0140
Leon Cunningham11313.0130
Ted Topor11313.0130
Richie Woit11313.0130
Sonny Gandee177.070
Joe Schmidt166.060
Team Totals4583918.6350
Opponents Totals4494221.40
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
George Atkins0010100
Jim Cain0002200
Lew Carpenter600000
Jack Christiansen2022360
Jim Doran200000
Sonny Gandee00033461
Harry Gilmer201160
Jug Girard210100
Leon Hart220200
Bob Hoernschemeyer100000
Bobby Layne400000
Bob Long0002200
Gil Mains0001101
Darris McCord0001100
Dave Middleton0010160
Bob Miller0002270
Lee Riley100000
Joe Schmidt00088170
Harley Sewell0010100
Dick Stanfel0010100
Bill Stits412300
Doak Walker110100
Richie Woit100000
Team Totals2819924331182
Opponents Totals3324919281
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