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Detroit Lions

1959 Detroit Lions Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 3-8
Finished 5th in the NFL's West Division

Coach: George Wilson (3-8-1)

1959 Detroit Lions Roster
1959 Detroit Lions Game-by-Game Results

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1959 season with a record of 3 wins and 8 losses, finishing fifth in the NFL's West Division. George Wilson coached the team.


Passing:

PlayerAttCompComp %YdsYds/AttTDsTD %IntsInt %LongSackedYds LostRating
Earl Morrall1376547.411028.053.664.479 69.1
Tobin Rote1626238.38615.353.11911.759 26.8
Jerry Reichow27933.31686.200.027.441 24.9
Terry Barr100.000.000.000.039.6
Yale Lary100.000.000.000.039.6
Totals32813641.521316.5103.0278.279 00
Opponents28814751.020947.3196.6144.9

Rushing:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
Nick Pietrosante764475.937 3
John Johnson822703.339 2
Ken Webb602223.729 2
Howard Cassady522033.918 1
Dan Lewis491994.120 2
Tobin Rote351564.521 2
Earl Morrall261124.322 0
Jerry Reichow13987.546 0
Terry Barr55711.437 1
Yale Lary11818.018 0
Totals39917824.546 13
Opponents40315623.913

Receiving:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
Jim Gibbons3143113.938 1
Dave Middleton1840222.379 2
Nick Pietrosante161408.820 0
Howard Cassady1531621.159 4
Jim Doran1419113.625 1
Ken Webb1220116.867 0
Terry Barr1018018.045 0
Jerry Reichow711816.932 1
John Johnson7344.918 1
Dan Lewis57515.030 0
Gene Cook14343.043 0
Totals136213115.779 10
Opponents14720947.319

Kicking:

PlayerXPAXPMXP %FGAFGMFG %Pts.
Jim Martin10.017741.221
Gerry Perry1818100.06350.027
Wayne Walker6583.30.05
Totals252392.0231043.553
Opponents3434100.0211152.467

Punting:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.Long
Yale Lary45212147.167
Earl Morrall1148143.766
Totals56260246.567
Opponents69301543.7

Punt Returns:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
Yale Lary21432.012 0
Terry Barr161026.424 0
Gary Lowe681.30
Dave Middleton33010.021 0
Jim Steffen300.00
Howard Cassady11414.014 0
Totals501973.924 0
Opponents360.0 0

Kick Returns:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
Ken Webb1635222.045 0
Terry Barr922424.933 0
Howard Cassady816320.434 0
Nick Pietrosante59819.624 0
Dan Lewis199.00
Jim Martin100.00
Mike Rabold100.00
Ken Russell100.00
Totals4284620.145 0
Opponents3777420.9 0

Interceptions:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
Gary Lowe513026.042 0
Yale Lary300.00
Jim Martin23316.519 0
Jim David273.50
Terry Barr12929.029 0
Joe Schmidt11717.017 0
Totals1421615.442 0
Opponents27nan 

Defense and Fumbles:

TacklesFumblesKicks
PlayerTackleSoloAssistTFLTFL YdsBrupQBHFumF RecF Rec YdsFR TDFFK Blk
Charlie Ane011000
Terry Barr02000
Howard Cassady2100
Gene Cronin04500
Jim Doran01010
Jim Gibbons2100
Bill Glass02000
John Johnson4200
Alex Karras01000
Yale Lary0223810
Dick LeBeau01400
Dan Lewis3100
Bob Long02000
Gary Lowe012900
Gil Mains131400
Jim Martin00200
Dave Middleton0100
Earl Morrall71000
Gerry Perry0100
Nick Pietrosante4100
Tobin Rote2200
Joe Schmidt0114100
Ollie Spencer02000
Jim Steffen01000
Ken Webb5000
Totals00000003636121200
Opponents3119

Total Scoring:

TouchdownsOtherTotal
PlayerRushRecPuntKickIntFumOtherFGXP2 PtSafPoints
Terry Barr1000006
Howard Cassady1400030
Jim Doran11012
Jim Gibbons106
John Johnson21018
Yale Lary000106
Dan Lewis200012
Jim Martin000721
Dave Middleton20012
Gerry Perry031827
Nick Pietrosante300018
Jerry Reichow0106
Tobin Rote2012
Wayne Walker055
Ken Webb200012
Totals131000020102300203
Opponents13190011342275