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Detroit Lions 1978 Roster

The 1978 Detroit Lions Roster consisted of 63 players that included 3 quarterbacks, 7 running backs, 7 wide receivers, 3 tight ends, 15 Offensive Linemen, 10 Defensive Linemen, 6 linebackers, 10 defensive backs, 1 kicker and 1 punter. The 1978 Lions sent 3 players to the Pro Bowl and finished the season with 4,909 total offensive yards gained compared to 4,965 total defensive yards allowed. They were outscored by their opponents by 10 points (290 points for and 300 points against) which led to their 7 - 9 record. View all of the players on the 1978 Lions roster.

Detroit Lions 1978 Roster

   Coach: Monte Clark
OFFENSEIVE PLAYERS DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
Player Pos Jersey Career Year*
Gary Danielson qb 3
Greg Landry qb 11
Joe Reed qb 8
Andy Bolton rb 4
Dexter Bussey rb 5
Ken Callicutt rb 1
Lawrence Gaines rb 3
Rick Kane rb 2
Horace King rb 4
Leonard Thompson rb 4
Luther Blue wr 2
Ray Jarvis wr 8
Willie McGee wr 6
Freddie Scott wr 5
Jesse Thompson wr 1
Gene Washington wr 1
**David Hill te 3
Dave Washington te 9
Gary Anderson ol 3
Karl Baldischwiler ol 1
Lynn Boden ol 4
Willie Brock ol 1
Karl Chandler ol 5
Bill Cooke ol 4
Homer Elias ol 1
Bill Fifer ol 2
Amos Fowler ol 1
Donnie Green ol 8
Donnie Hickman ol 2
Mike Montler ol 10
Brad Oates ol 3
John Sokolosky ol 1
Larry Tearry ol 1
Player Pos Jersey Career Year*
**Al Baker dl 1
**Doug English dl 4
Dave Gallagher dl 4
Bill Gay dl 1
Dan Gray dl 1
Ernie Price dl 6
Dave Pureifory dl 8
Ken Sanders dl 7
John Woodcock dl 3
Tony Daykin lb 2
Dan Dickel lb 5
Paul Naumoff lb 12
Ed O'Neil lb 5
Charlie Weaver lb 8
Jimmy Allen db 5
Luther Bradley db 1
Mike Burns db 2
James Hunter db 3
Tony Leonard db 4
Reggie Pinkney db 2
Bruce Rhodes db 2
Tony Sumler db 1
Nat Terry db 2
Walt Williams db 2
Special Team Players
Player Pos Jersey Career Year*
Benny Ricardo k 3
Tom Skladany p 1
*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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