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Detroit Lions 1972 Roster

The 1972 Detroit Lions Roster consisted of 51 players that included 2 quarterbacks, 6 running backs, 4 wide receivers, 3 tight ends, 10 Offensive Linemen, 9 Defensive Linemen, 6 linebackers, 9 defensive backs, 1 kicker and 1 punter. The 1972 Lions sent 2 players to the Pro Bowl and finished the season with 4,304 total offensive yards gained compared to 4,350 total defensive yards allowed. They outscored their opponents by 49 points (339 points for and 290 points against) which led to their 8 - 5 - 1 record. View all of the players on the 1972 Lions roster.

Detroit Lions 1972 Roster

   Coach: Joe Schmidt
OFFENSEIVE PLAYERS DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
Player Pos Jersey Career Year*
Greg Landry qb 5
Bill Munson qb 9
Nick Eddy rb 4
Mel Farr rb 6
Steve Owens rb 3
Altie Taylor rb 4
Mickey Zofko rb 2
Al Barnes wr 2
Ron Jessie wr 2
Earl McCullouch wr 5
Larry Walton wr 4
Craig Cotton te 4
John Hilton te 8
Charlie Sanders te 5
Ed Flanagan ol 8
**Rocky Freitas ol 5
Frank Gallagher ol 6
Gene Hamlin ol 3
Gordon Jolley ol 1
Bob Kowalkowski ol 7
Rocky Rasley ol 3
Dave Thompson ol 2
Chuck Walton ol 6
Jim Yarbrough ol 4
Player Pos Jersey Career Year*
Bob Bell dl 2
John Gordon dl 1
Larry Hand dl 8
Jim Mitchell dl 3
Herb Orvis dl 1
Ken Sanders dl 1
Joe Schmiesing dl 5
Bob Tatarek dl 5
Larry Woods dl 2
Mike Lucci lb 11
Paul Naumoff lb 6
Rick Ogle lb 2
Wayne Walker lb 15
Charlie Weaver lb 2
Adrian Young lb 5
**Lem Barney db 6
Leon Jenkins db 1
Dick LeBeau db 14
Charlie Potts db 1
Al Randolph db 8
Wayne Rasmussen db 9
Rudy Redmond db 4
Bill Triplett db 10
Mike Weger db 6
Special Team Players
Player Pos Jersey Career Year*
Errol Mann k 5
Herman Weaver p 3
*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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