1972 Lions

Missed Playoffs

League Note
Beginning in 1972, the NFL counted tie games as half a win and half a loss for the purposes of calculating winning percentage. In prior years, tie games were disregarded.

Head Coach
Joe Schmidt
General Manager
Russ Thomas
Team Owner
William Clay Ford Sr.
Stadium
Attendance
380,213 total
54,316 per game

1972 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
1 16 Herb Orvis / DE
3 65 Ken Sandeers / DE
6 145 Charles Potts / DB
7 172 Charles Stoudmire / WR
8 197 Henry Stuckey / DB