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Detroit Lions

1943 Detroit Lions Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 3-6
Finished 3rd in the NFL's West Division

Coach: Gus Dorais (3-6-1)

1943 Detroit Lions Statistics
1943 Detroit Lions Game-by-Game Results

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1943 season with a record of 3 wins and 6 losses, finishing third in the NFL's West Division. Gus Dorais coached the team.

Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College
Stan Batinski G-T March 4, 1917 70 215 Temple
Sam Busich E November 17, 1913 75 189 Ohio St.
Bill Callihan B-T May 15, 1916 75 217 Nebraska
Lloyd Cardwell WB-DB-FB April 19, 1913 74 195 Nebraska
Tom Colella HB-TB July 3, 1918 72 187 Canisius
Gerry Conlee C August 22, 1914 71 203 St. Mary's (CA)
Mike Corgan FB October 26, 1918 70 188 Notre Dame
Murray Evans BB-QB June 23, 1919 73 203 Hardin-Simmons
Chuck Fenenbock HB-TB August 28, 1917 69 174 UCLA
Bill Fisk E-DE November 5, 1916 72 200 USC
Elmer Hackney FB July 8, 1916 74 205 Kansas St.
Ben Hightower E December 5, 1918 74 184 Sam Houston St.
Harry Hopp B December 13, 1918 72 209 Nebraska
Al Kaporch T-G October 6, 1913 70 215 St. Bonaventure
Bob Keene B August 26, 1919 70 185 Detroit Mercy
Alex Ketzko T November 19, 1919 71 215 Michigan St.
Bert Kuczynski E January 8, 1920 72 196 Pennsylvania
Bob Layden E-T January 21, 1920 72 195 Southwestern (KS)
Sonny Liles G-LB August 9, 1919 68 188 Oklahoma St.
Augie Lio G-T April 30, 1918 72 234 Georgetown (DC)
Jack Matheson E-G June 9, 1920 74 221 West. Michigan
Riley Matheson G December 12, 1914 74 207 Cameron
Ned Mathews WB-HB August 11, 1918 70 187 UCLA
Ed Opalewski T November 11, 1919 75 230 East. Michigan
Ted Pavelec G-T November 4, 1918 72 218 Detroit Mercy
Lyle Rockenbach G March 1, 1915 69 192 Michigan St.
Ernie Rosteck C May 12, 1922 73 218 none
Anthony Rubino G June 20, 1921 70 208 Wake Forest
Frankie Sinkwich B October 10, 1920 71 190 Georgia
Roy Stuart G-LB July 25, 1920 68 188 Tulsa
Art Van Tone WB-DB September 30, 1918 70 185 Southern Miss
Lloyd Wickett T April 3, 1920 73 208 Oregon St.
Alex Wojciechowicz C-LB-E August 12, 1915 71 217 Fordham