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Detroit Lions 1947 Roster

The 1947 Detroit Lions Roster consisted of 79 players that included 4 quarterbacks, 18 running backs, 22 Offensive Linemen, 8 Defensive Linemen, 11 linebackers, 15 defensive backs and 1 kicker. They were outscored by their opponents by 74 points (231 points for and 305 points against) which led to their 3 - 9 record. View all of the players on the 1947 Lions roster.

Detroit Lions 1947 Roster

   Coach: Gus Dorais
OFFENSEIVE PLAYERS DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
Player Pos Jersey Career Year*
Clyde LeForce qb 1
Roy Zimmerman qb 8
Bill Hillman rb 1
Elmer Madarik rb 3
Joe Margucci rb 1
Ken Reese rb 1
Bob Westfall rb 4
Stan Batinski ol 6
Ben Chase ol 1
Robert Derleth ol 1
Chuck DeShane ol 3
Jack Dugger ol 2
Leon Fichman ol 2
George Hekkers ol 3
Bob Ivory ol 1
Elmer Jones ol 2
Les Lear ol 4
Reed Nilsen ol 1
Mitch Olenski ol 2
Floyd Rhea ol 4
Cecil Souders ol 1
Ed Stacco ol 1
Frank Szymanski ol 3
Russ Thomas ol 2
Walt Vezmar ol 2
Bill Ward ol 3
Player Pos Jersey Career Year*
Ted Cremer dl 2
John Greene dl 4
Ralph Heywood dl 2
John Sanchez dl 3
Merv Pregulman lb 2
Dick Stovall lb 1
Steve Sucic lb 3
Bob Wiese lb 1
Camp Wilson lb 2
Ted Cook db 1
Bob DeFruiter db 4
Bill Dudley db 4
Tommy James db 1
Pete Kmetovic db 2
Kelley Mote db 1
Bill O'Brien db 1
Dave Ryan db 3
Joe Watt db 2
Special Team Players
Player Pos Jersey Career Year*
*denotes the number of years played in the NFL as of the year selected for the team.
**denotes the player played in the Pro Bowl.
 
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