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1965 Detroit Lions (NFL) 6th place Western Conference 6-7-1 .462
Head Coach: Harry Gilmer
Defensive LineCarl Brettschneider
Offensive LineAldo Forte
Offensive BacksJohn North
Offensive EndsRay Renfro
Linebackers/Defensive BacksCarl Taseff
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun8/15/1965APhiladelphia Eagles17-20LPhiladelphia, PAFranklin Field25383
Fri8/20/1965HBaltimore Colts3-23LDetroit, MITiger Stadium48085
Sun8/29/1965HCleveland Browns14-28LDetroit, MITiger Stadium28803
Sat9/4/1965NNew York Giants25-21WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium83118Doubleheader
Sun9/12/1965NWashington Redskins3-20LCanton, OHFawcett Stadium13000
Sun9/19/1965HLos Angeles Rams20-0WDetroit, MITiger Stadium46941
Sun9/26/1965AMinnesota Vikings31-29WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium46826
Sun10/3/1965HWashington Redskins14-10WDetroit, MITiger Stadium52627
Sun10/10/1965ABaltimore Colts7-31LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium60238
Sun10/17/1965HGreen Bay Packers21-31LDetroit, MITiger Stadium56712
Sun10/24/1965AChicago Bears10-38LChicago, ILWrigley Field45658
Sun10/31/1965ALos Angeles Rams31-7WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum35187
Sun11/7/1965AGreen Bay Packers12-7WGreen Bay, WILambeau Field50852
Sun11/14/1965HSan Francisco 49ers21-27LDetroit, MITiger Stadium54534
Sun11/21/1965HChicago Bears10-17LDetroit, MITiger Stadium51499
Thu11/25/1965HBaltimore Colts24-24TDetroit, MITiger Stadium55036
Sun12/5/1965ASan Francisco 49ers14-17LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium38463
Sun12/12/1965HMinnesota Vikings7-29LDetroit, MITiger Stadium45420
Sun12/19/1965APhiladelphia Eagles35-28WPhiladelphia, PAFranklin Field56718
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
41Terry BarrFL6'018930Michigan7
76Roger BrownRDT6'529828Maryland-Eastern Shore14
59Ernie ClarkLLB6'122228Michigan State14
89Gail CogdillSE6'220028Washington State9
45Bobby FeltsFB6'220523Florida A&M7
54Ed FlanaganC6'324621Purdue1414
80Jim GibbonsTE6'222029Iowa13
79John GonzagaLOG6'324732none10
75John GordyROG6'324830Tennessee14
74Larry HandDE6'524725Appalachian State14
87John HendersonSE6'319122Michigan12
67Wally HilgenbergLLB6'223023Iowa13
43Jimmy HillCB6'219237Sam Houston State4
15George IzoQB6'321828Notre Dame6
71Alex KarrasLDT6'224830Iowa14
62Ted KarrasLOG6'124031Indiana12
46Jim KearneyDB6'220522Prairie View A&M7
83Ron KramerTE6'323430Michigan14
81Dick LaneCB6'119436Western Nebraska JC7
44Dick LeBeauRCB6'018528Ohio State14
32Joe Don LooneyHB6'123023Texas; Texas Christian; Cameron JC; Oklahoma9
53Mike LucciLLB6'223326Pittsburgh; Tennessee11
21Bruce MaherLS5'1119028Detroit Mercy14
31Amos MarshHB-FB6'021826Oregon State13
78Darris McCordLDE6'425032Tennessee14
18Tom MyersQB6'018822Northwestern1
35Tom NowatzkeFB6'322923Indiana14
33Nick PietrosanteFB6'222528Notre Dame14
16Milt PlumQB6'120530Penn State14
47Wayne RasmussenRS6'217923South Dakota State14
82Jerry RushRDT6'426523Michigan State11
70Daryl SandersLOT6'524824Ohio State1414
56Joe SchmidtMLB6'122033Pittsburgh14
73Roger ShoalsROT6'425627Maryland14
66Jim SimonROT-LOT6'523525Miami (Florida)14
43Bobby SmithDB6'019327Compton CC; UCLA6
25Pat StudstillFL-SE-P6'117627Houston14
27Bobby ThompsonLCB5'1017926Compton CC; Arizona11
48Tommy VaughnRS5'1119222Iowa State14
55Wayne WalkerRLB-K6'222529Idaho14
23Tommy WatkinsHB6'119528East Los Angeles JC; Iowa State11
51Bob WhitlowC6'123629Compton CC; Arizona9
88Sam WilliamsRDE6'523534Michigan State14
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Tom Nowatzke111FBIndiana
Jerry Rush225TMichigan State
Fred Biletnikoff339FLFlorida State
Tom Myers446QBNorthwesternfrom PIT
Tommy Vaughn557BIowa Statefrom NYG
Ed Flanagan564CPurduefrom MIN
John Flynn567COklahoma
Earl Hawkins681BEmory & Henryfrom MIN
Greg Kent792TUtahFuture
Bob Kowalkowski795GVirginiaFuture
Larry Harbin8109BAppalachian State
Bruce McLenna9123BHillsdaleFuture
Frank Pennie10137TFlorida StateFuture
Jim Kearney11151BPrairie View A&M
Jim Moore12165LBNorth Texas
Jack Jacobson13179BOklahoma State
Larry Brown14193BOklahoma
Wallace Dickey15207ETexas State
John Smith16221TMaryland-Eastern Shore
Sonny Odom17235HBDukeFuture
Karl Sweetan18249QBWake Forest
Preston Love19263BNebraska
George Wilson20277QBXavier (Ohio)Future
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals66833870
Opponents Totals62926873
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals20493931877767
Opponents Totals210841042261637
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Wayne Walker03333100.082236.4057
Amos Marsh80000048
Joe Don Looney60000036
Terry Barr30000018
Milt Plum30000018
Pat Studstill30000018
Jim Gibbons20000012
Tom Nowatzke20000012
Wayne Rasmussen20000012
John Henderson1000006
Ron Kramer1000006
Dick LeBeau1000006
Nick Pietrosante1000006
Roger Brown0000012
Team Totals333333100.082236.41257
Opponents Totals363636100.0132259.12295
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Wayne Walker82236.43/0/4/1/0/
Team Totals82236.43/0/4/1/0/
Opponents Totals132259.13/3/4/3/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Amos Marsh1314953.862t6
Nick Pietrosante1073743.5121
Joe Don Looney1143563.1355
Tommy Watkins29953.3120
Tom Nowatzke27732.7141
Bobby Felts20582.960
Milt Plum21371.8153
Daryl Sanders122.020
Pat Studstill1-4-4.0-40
George Izo1-5-5.0-50
Terry Barr1-12-12.0-120
Team Totals45314693.262t16
Opponents Totals40914603.69
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Milt Plum30814346.414617105.612.055t123.9196.222213149751.2
George Izo592440.7293576.114.961t23.4610.232932832.9
Tom Myers5360.01163.25.3800.0120.017925.8
Bobby Felts100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Amos Marsh100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals37417045.517820835.612.361t143.7267.026249183446.7
Opponents Totals34419055.212825087.313.2216.1267.649411209767.3
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Pat Studstill2838913.9553
Terry Barr2443318.061t3
Gail Cogdill2024712.4330
Ron Kramer1820611.4231
Nick Pietrosante181639.1540
Amos Marsh171599.448t2
Jim Gibbons121119.3242
Joe Don Looney121099.147t1
John Henderson814017.531t1
Tommy Watkins55310.6280
Tom Nowatzke5459.022t1
Bobby Felts3289.3170
Team Totals170208312.361t14
Opponents Totals190250813.221
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Dick LeBeau78412.030t1
Wayne Rasmussen512224.450t2
Bruce Maher47619.0350
Joe Schmidt44210.5140
Bobby Thompson231.520
Wayne Walker200.000
Jimmy Hill199.090
Ernie Clark177.070
Team Totals2634313.250t3
Opponents Totals2651519.82
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Pat Studstill78333542.8690318
Team Totals78333542.8690318
Opponents Totals74317542.9358
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Tommy Watkins231123410.2410
Pat Studstill56479.4170
Bobby Felts31279.0270
Tommy Vaughn215025.0420
Bobby Smith1000.000
Team Totals341935810.5420
Opponents Totals393188.21
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Tommy Watkins1758434.4940
Tommy Vaughn1331624.3410
Pat Studstill1025725.7420
Bobby Felts822928.6550
Tom Nowatzke2126.0120
Bobby Smith11818.0180
Mike Lucci100.000
Team Totals52141627.2940
Opponents Totals4385820.00
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Roger Brown00044100
Ernie Clark0001100
Bobby Felts100000
John Gonzaga0010100
John Gordy0010100
Larry Hand0012300
John Henderson0001100
Wally Hilgenberg0001100
George Izo100000
Ron Kramer0001100
Dick Lane0001100
Dick LeBeau00022230
Joe Don Looney730300
Mike Lucci0001100
Amos Marsh400000
Darris McCord0001140
Tom Nowatzke101100
Nick Pietrosante300000
Milt Plum500000
Wayne Rasmussen0001100
Daryl Sanders0040400
Bobby Smith200000
Tommy Vaughn0010100
Tommy Watkins3112130
Sam Williams0002200
Team Totals2715122032500
Opponents Totals33201315283
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