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Detroit Lions 1961 Roster

The 1961 Detroit Lions Roster consisted of 55 players that included 2 quarterbacks, 7 running backs, 5 wide receivers, 1 tight end, 12 Offensive Linemen, 11 Defensive Linemen, 7 linebackers, 8 defensive backs, 1 kicker and 1 punter. They outscored their opponents by 12 points (270 points for and 258 points against) which led to their 8 - 5 - 1 record. View all of the players on the 1961 Lions roster.

Detroit Lions 1961 Roster

   Coach: George Wilson
OFFENSEIVE PLAYERS DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
Player Pos Jersey Career Year*
Earl Morrall qb 7
Jim Ninowski qb 4
Terry Barr rb 5
Hopalong Cassady rb 6
Dan Lewis rb 4
Johnny Olszewski rb 9
Nick Pietrosante rb 3
Ken Webb rb 4
Gail Cogdill wr 2
Glenn Davis wr 2
Pat Studstill wr 1
Jim Gibbons te 4
John Gonzaga ol 6
John Gordy ol 4
Dan LaRose ol 1
Willie McClung ol 7
Dick Mills ol 1
Bob Scholtz ol 2
Harley Sewell ol 9
Ollie Spencer ol 7
Paul Ward ol 1
Bob Whitlow ol 3
Player Pos Jersey Career Year*
Roger Brown dl 2
Bill Glass dl 4
Alex Karras dl 4
Gil Mains dl 9
Darris McCord dl 7
Sam Williams dl 3
Carl Brettschneider lb 6
Jim Martin lb 12
Max Messner lb 2
Joe Schmidt lb 9
Wayne Walker lb 4
Night Train Lane db 10
Yale Lary db 8
Dick LeBeau db 3
Gary Lowe db 7
Bruce Maher db 2
Jim Steffen db 4
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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