1970 Lions

Lost Division Championship

League Note
The AFL and NFL were officially merged into a single league and renamed the AFC and NFC. Although the leagues agreed upon the merger and played in the Superbowl since 1966, this marked the beginning of single league, which included integration of regular season schedules.

Head Coach
Joe Schmidt
General Manager
Russ Thomas
Team Owner
William Clay Ford Sr.
Stadium
Attendance
401,200 total
57,314 per game

1970 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
1 19 Steve Owens / RB
2 45 Ray Parson / DT
3 71 Jim Mitchell / DE
5 123 Bob Parker / G
6 149 Tony Terry / DT