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Detroit Lions 1979 Roster

The 1979 Detroit Lions Roster consisted of 64 players that included 4 quarterbacks, 7 running backs, 6 wide receivers, 5 tight ends, 10 Offensive Linemen, 8 Defensive Linemen, 8 linebackers, 13 defensive backs, 1 kicker and 2 punters. They were outscored by their opponents by 146 points (219 points for and 365 points against) which led to their 2 - 14 record. View all of the players on the 1979 Lions roster.

Detroit Lions 1979 Roster

   Coach: Monte Clark
OFFENSEIVE PLAYERS DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
Player Pos Jersey Career Year*
Jerry Golsteyn qb 4
Scott Hunter qb 8
Jeff Komlo qb 1
Joe Reed qb 9
Dexter Bussey rb 6
Ken Callicutt rb 2
Lawrence Gaines rb 4
Rick Kane rb 3
Horace King rb 5
Bo Robinson rb 1
Leonard Thompson rb 5
John Arnold wr 1
Luther Blue wr 3
Freddie Scott wr 6
Gene Washington wr 10
Robert Woods wr 2
**David Hill te 4
Ulysses Norris te 1
Dave Washington te 10
Karl Baldischwiler ol 2
Russ Bolinger ol 3
Karl Chandler ol 6
Keith Dorney ol 1
Homer Elias ol 2
Amos Fowler ol 2
Dennis Franks ol 4
Don Morrison ol 9
Wally Pesuit ol 5
Larry Tearry ol 2
Player Pos Jersey Career Year*
**Al Baker dl 2
Cleveland Elam dl 5
Doug English dl 5
Dave Gallagher dl 5
Bill Gay dl 2
Dave Pureifory dl 9
Ken Sanders dl 8
Jon Brooks lb 1
Garry Cobb lb 1
Eddie Cole lb 1
Ken Fantetti lb 1
James Harrell lb 1
Ed O'Neil lb 6
Charlie Weaver lb 9
Jimmy Allen db 6
Nate Allen db 10
Luther Bradley db 2
Ken Ellis db 11
James Hunter db 4
Ernie Jackson db 8
Doug Jones db 6
Tony Leonard db 5
Eddie Lewis db 5
Dave Parkin db 1
Don Patterson db 1
Jimmy Stewart db 2
Walt Williams db 3
Special Team Players
Player Pos Jersey Career Year*
Benny Ricardo k 4
Tom Skladany p 2
Larry Swider p 2
*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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