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Detroit Lions 1959 Roster

The 1959 Detroit Lions Roster consisted of 61 players that included 3 quarterbacks, 10 running backs, 3 wide receivers, 1 tight end, 13 Offensive Linemen, 15 Defensive Linemen, 6 linebackers, 9 defensive backs and 1 kicker. They were outscored by their opponents by 72 points (203 points for and 275 points against) which led to their 3 - 8 - 1 record. View all of the players on the 1959 Lions roster.

Detroit Lions 1959 Roster

   Coach: George Wilson
OFFENSEIVE PLAYERS DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
Player Pos Jersey Career Year*
Earl Morrall qb 5
Jerry Reichow qb 3
Tobin Rote qb 10
Terry Barr rb 3
Hopalong Cassady rb 4
John Henry Johnson rb 6
Dan Lewis rb 2
Dave Middleton rb 5
Nick Pietrosante rb 1
Ken Webb rb 2
Jim Gibbons te 2
Charlie Ane ol 7
Gene Cronin ol 4
John Gordy ol 2
Bob Grottkau ol 1
Mike Rabold ol 1
Ken Russell ol 3
Harley Sewell ol 7
Ollie Spencer ol 5
Jim Weatherall ol 5
Player Pos Jersey Career Year*
Gene Cook dl 1
Lou Creekmur dl 10
Jim Doran dl 9
Bill Glass dl 2
Steve Junker dl 2
Alex Karras dl 2
Gil Mains dl 7
Darris McCord dl 5
Ben Paolucci dl 1
Gerry Perry dl 5
Bob Long lb 5
Jim Martin lb 10
Joe Schmidt lb 7
Wayne Walker lb 2
Jim David db 8
Yale Lary db 6
Dick LeBeau db 1
Gary Lowe db 5
Jim Steffen db 1
Dave Whitsell 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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