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Detroit Lions

1947 Detroit Lions Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 3-9
Finished 5th in the NFL's West Division

Coach: Gus Dorais (3-9)

1947 Detroit Lions Statistics
1947 Detroit Lions Game-by-Game Results

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1947 season with a record of 3 wins and 9 losses, finishing fifth in the NFL's West Division. Gus Dorais coached the team.

PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Stan BatinskiG-TMarch 4, 19175'10"215Temple
Ben ChaseGMarch 18, 19236'3"235Navy
Ted CookE-DBFebruary 6, 19226'2"195Alabama
Ted CremerE-DEMarch 16, 19196'2"209Auburn
Bob DeFruiterHBJune 3, 19186'0"190Nebraska
Robert DerlethTJune 9, 19226'3"230Michigan
Chuck DeShaneB-GDecember 10, 19186'1"212Alabama
Bill DudleyHB-TB-QBDecember 24, 19195'10"182Virginia
Jack DuggerT-DEJanuary 13, 19236'3"230Ohio St.
Leon FichmanTFebruary 23, 19216'1"215Alabama
John GreeneE-G-BApril 21, 19206'0"210Michigan
George HekkersTFebruary 18, 19236'4"241Wisconsin
Ralph HeywoodE-DESeptember 11, 19216'2"203USC
Bill HillmanBNovember 11, 19215'11"200Tennessee
Bob IvoryGJanuary 29, 19246'2"212Detroit Mercy
Tommy JamesDB-HBSeptember 16, 19235'10"185Ohio St.
Elmer JonesG-LBAugust 4, 19206'0"224Franklin & Marshall
Pete KmetovicHBDecember 27, 19195'9"175Stanford
Les LearTAugust 22, 19185'11"225Manitoba
Clyde LeForceQBJune 4, 19235'11"176Tulsa
Elmer MadarikHB-WBJuly 15, 19225'11"200Detroit Mercy
Joe MargucciHB-QBSeptember 5, 19215'10"182USC
Kelley MoteE-DE-DBApril 27, 19236'2"189South Carolina
Reed NilsenCJanuary 13, 19216'0"230BYU
Bill O'BrienHBAugust 25, 19246'0"180none
Mitch OlenskiTJanuary 13, 19216'3"222Alabama
Merv PregulmanC-GOctober 10, 19226'3"215Michigan
Ken ReeseHB-QBApril 30, 19215'11"175Alabama
Floyd RheaGSeptember 21, 19206'0"218Oregon
Dave RyanTB-HBFebruary 3, 19235'10"190Hardin-Simmons
John SanchezTOctober 12, 19206'3"239Redlands
Cecil SoudersE-TJanuary 3, 19216'1"210Ohio St.
Ed StaccoTApril 16, 19256'2"261Colgate
Dick StovallLB-G-CMay 4, 19226'0"202Abilene Christian
Steve SucicHB-FBApril 21, 19216'0"210Illinois
Frank SzymanskiCJuly 6, 19235'11"225Notre Dame
Russ ThomasTJuly 24, 19246'3"237Ohio St.
Walt VezmarGJanuary 1, 19255'11"235Michigan St.
Bill WardGFebruary 19, 19216'0"230Washington St.
Joe WattHB-DBJune 18, 19195'11"184Syracuse
Bob WestfallFB-LB-TBMay 5, 19195'8"190Michigan
Bob WieseBJanuary 25, 19236'3"198Michigan
Camp WilsonFBMarch 29, 19226'1"200Tarleton St.
Roy ZimmermanQB-WB-KFebruary 20, 19186'2"201San Jose St.