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This is a list of American football players who have played for the Detroit Lions, as well as the Portsmouth Spartans (1930-33), in the National Football League (NFL). It includes players that have played at least one match in the NFL regular season. The Detroit Lions franchise was originally founded in Portsmouth, Ohio as the Portsmouth Spartans. In 1934, the franchise moved to Detroit and changed their name to the Lions, which was a play off of the Detroit Tigers baseball team.


Contents: Top · 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A[]

  • Kevin Abrams
  • Ernie Adams
  • Blue Adams
  • Abraham Addams
  • Dave Ahrens
  • Anthony Aiello
  • Ikaika Alama-Francis
  • Grady Alderman
  • Allen Aldridge
  • Bruce Alexander
  • Gerald Alexander
  • Stephen Alexander
  • Mike Alford
  • Jimmy Allen
  • Nate Allen
  • Kurt Allerman
  • Stanley Andersen
  • Courtney Anderson
  • Gary Anderson
  • Gary Anderson
  • Scotty Anderson
  • Eric Andolsek
  • Charley Ane
  • Leo Araguz
  • Anthony Arena
  • Jim Arnold
  • John Arnold
  • Richard Ashcom
  • George Atkins
  • James Atkins
  • Alexander Atty
  • James Austin

B[]

  • Jeff Backus
  • Boss Bailey
  • Byron Bailey
  • Robert Bailey
  • Al Baker
  • John Baker, Jr.
  • Karl Baldischwiler
  • Johnny Baldwin
  • Jerry Ball
  • Larry Ball
  • Reggie Ball
  • Vince Banonis
  • Bradford Banta
  • Lem Barney
  • Terry Barr
  • Scott Barrows
  • Idrees Bashir
  • Mike Bass
  • Charlie Batch
  • Mario Bates
  • Stan Batinski
  • Tony Beckham
  • Tom E. Beer
  • Alexander F. Bell
  • Anthony Bell
  • Bob Bell
  • Marcus Bell
  • Tatum Bell
  • Ronald Bellamy
  • Tommy Bennett
  • Chuck Bernard
  • Matt Bernstein
  • Ed Berrang
  • Connie Mack Berry
  • Eric Beverly
  • Les Bingaman
  • Bennie Blades
  • Greg Blue
  • Matt Blundin
  • Dré Bly
  • Shaun Bodiford
  • Patrick Body
  • Russ Bolinger
  • Cloyce Box
  • Stephen Boyd
  • Corey Bradford
  • Jon Bradley
  • Luther Bradley
  • Charlie Bradshaw
  • Carl Brettschneider
  • Mike Brim
  • Lou Brock Jr.
  • Barrett Brooks
  • Kevin Brooks
  • Michael Brooks
  • Mark Brown
  • Corwin Brown
  • J. B. Brown
  • Lomas Brown
  • Ray Brown
  • Reggie Brown
  • Roger Brown
  • Anthony Bryant
  • Fernando Bryant
  • Shawn Bryson
  • Daniel Bullocks
  • Dan Bunz
  • Sam Busich
  • Dexter Bussey
  • Paul Butcher Sr.
  • Kelly Butler

C[]

  • Ernie Caddel
  • Brian Calhoun
  • Bill Callihan
  • Dan Campbell
  • Stan Campbell
  • Anthony Cannon
  • David Capelli
  • Lloyd Cardwell
  • Lew Carpenter
  • Mark Carrier
  • Darren Carrington
  • Anthony Carter
  • Marty Carter
  • Pat Carter
  • Stoney Case
  • Chris Cash
  • Aveion Cason
  • Howard "Hopalong" Cassady
  • Toby Caston
  • Jeff Chadwick
  • Ike Charlton
  • Raphel Cherry
  • Frank Christensen
  • George Christensen
  • Jack Christiansen
  • Chris Claiborne
  • Dutch Clark
  • Jessie Clark
  • Robert Clark
  • Willie Clay
  • Ollie Cline
  • Garry Cobb
  • Avon Cobourne
  • Shaun Cody
  • Michael Cofer
  • Gail Cogdill
  • Tommy Colella
  • Andre Collins
  • Harry Colon
  • Mike Compton
  • Jack Concannon
  • Scott Conover
  • George Cooper
  • Chip Cox
  • Lou Creekmur
  • Ray Crockett
  • Gene Cronin
  • Larry Croom
  • Germane Crowell
  • Curley Culp
  • Donté Curry

D[]

  • Ken Dallafior
  • Gary Danielson
  • James David
  • A. J. Davis
  • Ben Davis
  • Buster Davis
  • Eric Davis
  • Frank Davis
  • Glenn "Jeep" Davis
  • James Davis
  • Mike Dawson
  • Tony Daykin
  • Bill DeCorrevont
  • Bob DeFruiter
  • Marcus Demps
  • Rick DeMulling
  • Jerry DePoyster
  • John Deraney
  • Chuck DeShane
  • Ty Detmer
  • Jared DeVries
  • Dorne Dibble
  • Kori Dickerson
  • Chris Dieterich
  • Don Doll
  • Jim Doran
  • Keith Dorney
  • Bob Dove
  • D. J. Dozier
  • Shane Dronett
  • Reuben Droughns
  • Eddie Drummond
  • T. J. Duckett
  • Bill Dudley

E[]

  • Blaine Earon
  • Harry Ebding
  • Nick Eddy
  • Dovonte Edwards
  • Kalimba Edwards
  • Stan Edwards
  • Troy Edwards
  • Joe Ehrmann
  • Edmund Eiden
  • Cleveland Elam
  • Donnie Elder
  • Homer Elias
  • Gary Ellerson
  • Devale Ellis
  • Ken Ellis
  • Lawrence Ellis
  • Luther Elliss
  • Bert Emanuel
  • Robert Emerick
  • Ox Emerson
  • Paul Engebretson
  • Greg Engle
  • Doug English
  • Fred Enke
  • Russell Erxleben
  • Doug Evans
  • Leon Evans
  • Murray Evans
  • Dick Evey

F[]

  • Terry Fair
  • Mike Fanning
  • Ken Fantetti
  • Andy Farkas
  • Mel Farr
  • Mike Farr
  • Miller Farr
  • Joe Ferguson
  • Keith Ferguson
  • Jason Fife
  • Travis Fisher
  • Bill Fisk
  • Casey FitzSimmons
  • Dick Flanagan
  • Ed Flanagan
  • Jamar Fletcher
  • Roman Fortin
  • George Foster
  • Amos Fowler
  • Vernon Fox
  • Bill Fralic
  • Eric Frampton
  • Dennis Franklin
  • Todd Franz
  • Rob Fredrickson
  • Rockne Freitas
  • Gus Frerotte
  • William Frizzell
  • Steve Furness
  • Mike Furrey

G[]

  • Bob Gagliano
  • Frank Gallagher
  • Billy Gambrell
  • Jeff Garcia
  • Olandis Gary
  • Frank Gatski
  • William Gay
  • Gene Gedman
  • Jim Gibbons
  • Aaron Gibson
  • Dennis Gibson
  • Jimmie Giles
  • Sloko Gill
  • Harry Gilmer
  • Earl Girard
  • Bill Glass
  • Kevin Glover
  • Jerry Golsteyn
  • John Gonzaga
  • Jeff Gooch
  • André Goodman
  • Lamar Gordon
  • John Gordy
  • Kent Graham
  • Mel Gray
  • Don Greco
  • Barrett Green
  • Curtis Green
  • Donnie Green
  • Jacquez Green
  • Willie Green
  • John Greene
  • Donovan Greer
  • Terry Greer
  • James Griffin
  • Matt Grootegoed
  • Brock Gutierrez
  • Ace Gutowsky

H[]

  • Elmer Hackney
  • Az-Zahir Hakim
  • James Hall
  • Ron Hall
  • Tom Hall
  • Ty Hallock
  • Paris Hamilton
  • Gene Hamlin
  • Larry Hand
  • Charles Hanneman (End)
  • Jason Hanson
  • Jim Harbaugh
  • Pat Harder
  • Jim Hardy
  • Dwayne Harper
  • James Harrell
  • Joey Harrington
  • Claude Harriott
  • Arlen Harris
  • Clark Harris
  • Corey Harris
  • Marcus Harris
  • Nick Harris
  • Leon Hart
  • Jeff Hartings
  • George Hekkers
  • Jack Helms
  • John Henderson
  • Ralph Heywood
  • Donnie Hickman
  • LaMarcus Hicks
  • Wally Hilgenberg
  • Rusty Hilger
  • David Hill
  • Greg Hill
  • Harlon Hill
  • J. D. Hill
  • Jimmy Hill
  • Rod Hill
  • John Hilton
  • Eric Hipple
  • Robert Hoernschemeyer
  • Darius Holland
  • Vernon Holland
  • John Hollar
  • Rodney Holman
  • Earl Holmes
  • Jerry Holmes
  • Terrence Holt
  • Mitch Hoopes
  • Tyrone Hopson
  • Desmond Howard
  • Marv Hubbard
  • Chuck Hughes
  • James Hunter
  • Scott Hunter
  • Richard Huntley

I[]

  • LeRoy Irvin
  • Sedrick Irvin
  • Ralph Isselhardt
  • Bob Ivory
  • Chidi Iwuoma
  • George Izo

J[]

  • Ernie Jackson
  • Tyoka Jackson
  • Garry James
  • John James
  • Tommy James
  • George Jamison
  • Ray Jarvis
  • Dick Jauron
  • Shawn Jefferson
  • Greg Jeffries
  • Ken Jenkins
  • Leon Jenkins
  • Melvin Jenkins
  • Ron Jessie
  • John Jett
  • Andre Johnson
  • Calvin Johnson
  • Jimmie Johnson
  • John Henry Johnson
  • Kevin Johnson
  • Kyle Johnson
  • Levi Johnson
  • Mike Johnson
  • Pepper Johnson
  • Richard Johnson
  • Gordon Jolley
  • David Jones
  • James Jones (RB)
  • James Jones (DL)
  • Kevin Jones
  • Matt Joyce
  • Steve Junker

K[]

  • Vyto Kab
  • Rick Kane
  • Carl Karilivacz
  • Rich Karlis
  • Alex Karras
  • Theodore Karras
  • Kevin Kasper
  • Jim Kearney
  • Kenoy Kennedy
  • Greg Kent
  • John Kidd
  • Horace King
  • Matt Kinzer
  • David Kircus
  • Travis Kirschke
  • Jon Kitna
  • Ed Klewicki
  • Jeff Komlo
  • David Kopay
  • Joe Kopcha
  • Kyle Kosier
  • Mike Kostiuk
  • Bob Kowalkowski
  • Scott Kowalkowski
  • Erik Kramer
  • Ron Kramer
  • Dave Krieg
  • Clint Kriewaldt
  • Joe Krol
  • Ray Krouse
  • Bert Kuczynski

L[]

  • Antwan Lake
  • Greg Landry
  • Dick Lane
  • Bill Larson
  • Yale Lary
  • Jim Laslavic
  • Donald Laster
  • Burton Lawless
  • Bobby Layne
  • Dick LeBeau
  • Gary Lee
  • Larry Lee
  • Teddy Lehman
  • Paris Lenon
  • Alex Lewis
  • Danny Lewis
  • Jeremy Lincoln
  • Augie Lio
  • David Little
  • Chris Liwienski
  • Dave Lloyd
  • Antonio London
  • Chuck Long
  • Joe Don Looney
  • Gary Lowe
  • Mike Lucci
  • Roy Lumpkin
  • David Lutz
  • Todd Lyght

M[]

  • Milton Mack
  • Elmer Madarik
  • Dante Magnani
  • Bruce Maher
  • Gil Mains
  • Don Majkowski
  • Bill Malinchak
  • Pete Mandley
  • Bob Mann
  • Errol Mann
  • Brock Marion
  • Amos Marsh
  • Jim Martin
  • Robbie Martin
  • Glenn Martínez
  • Robert Massey
  • Riley Matheson
  • Trevor Matich
  • Ollie Matson
  • Aubrey Matthews
  • Vernon Maxwell
  • Vince Mazza
  • Reese McCall
  • Dee McCann
  • Willie McClung
  • Darris McCord
  • Josh McCown
  • Mike McCoy
  • Earl McCullouch
  • Les McDonald
  • Mike McDonald
  • Shaun McDonald
  • Stockar McDougle
  • Hugh McElhenny
  • Jon McGraw
  • Thurman "Fum" McGraw
  • Lynn McGruder
  • Sean McHugh
  • Don McIlhenny
  • Bill McKalip
  • Dennis McKnight
  • Tim McKyer
  • Mike McMahon
  • Ryan McNeil
  • Bruce McNorton
  • R. W. McQuarters
  • Leland D. Melvin
  • John Mendenhall
  • Pete Metzelaars
  • Brandon Middleton
  • Dave Middleton
  • Steve Mike-Mayer
  • Glyn Milburn
  • Joe Milinichik
  • Bob Miller
  • Chris Miller
  • Rick Mirer
  • Jim Mitchell
  • Pete Mitchell
  • Scott Mitchell
  • Shirdonya Mitchell
  • Alex Molden
  • Greg Montgomery
  • Wilbert Montgomery
  • Mike Montler
  • Derrick Moore
  • Herman Moore
  • Langston Moore
  • Earl Morrall
  • Jon Morris
  • Don Morrison
  • Johnnie Morton
  • Jim Moscrip
  • Zefross Moss
  • Don Muhlbach
  • Edwin Mulitalo
  • Bill Munson
  • Matt Murphy
  • Eddie Murray

N[]

  • Richard Nardi
  • Paul Naumoff
  • Reed Nelson
  • Robert Nelson
  • Mark Nichols
  • Jim Ninowski
  • Bob Niziolek
  • Niko Noga
  • Ben Noll
  • John Noppenberg
  • Reino Nori
  • Ulysses Norris
  • Doug Nott
  • Tom Nowatzke

O[]

  • Brad Oates
  • Duncan Obee
  • Jim O'Brien
  • William O'Brien
  • Phil Odle
  • Anthony Office
  • Rick Ogle
  • Chris Oldham
  • Ray Oldham
  • Mitchell Olenski
  • Brock Olivo
  • Johnny Olszewski
  • Ed O'Neil
  • Bill O'Neil
  • Kevin O'Neill
  • Edward Opalewski
  • Dan Orlovsky
  • Greg Orton
  • Herb Orvis
  • J. T. O'Sullivan
  • Don Overton
  • Dan Owens
  • John Owens
  • Steve Owens

P[]

  • Tony Paige
  • Paul Palmer
  • Don Panciera
  • Buddy Parker
  • Willie Parker
  • Eddie Payton
  • Dave Pearson
  • Rodney Peete
  • Brett Perriman
  • Gerry Perry
  • Lawrence Pete
  • Stephen Peterman
  • Nick Pietrosante
  • John Pingel
  • Cleveland Pinkney
  • Artose Pinner
  • Milt Plum
  • Marcus Pollard
  • Robert Porcher
  • Daryl Porter
  • Ron Powlus
  • Matt Prater
  • Merv Pregulman
  • Glenn Presnell
  • Kelvin Pritchett
  • Cory Procter
  • Etric Pruitt
  • Alfred Pupunu
  • Dave Pureifory
  • Jim Pyne

Q[]

  • Jerry Quaerna
  • Bill Quinlan

R[]

  • Warren Rabb
  • Mike Rabold
  • Wali Rainer
  • Dominic Raiola
  • Manuel Ramirez
  • Derrick Ramsey
  • Al Randolph
  • Walter Rasby
  • Rocky Rasley
  • Wayne Rasmussen
  • Cory Redding
  • Joe Reed
  • Frank Reich
  • Jerry Reichow
  • Bob Reynolds
  • Alan Ricard
  • Benny Ricardo
  • Jim Ricca
  • Matthew Rice
  • David Richards
  • Ray Richards
  • Mikhael Ricks
  • Dick Rifenburg
  • Lee Riley
  • Ron Rivers
  • Joe Robb
  • Ray Roberts
  • Marcus Robinson
  • Ramzee Robinson
  • Shelton Robinson
  • Mark Rodenhauser
  • Charles Rogers
  • Shaun Rogers
  • Juan Roque
  • Tobin Rote
  • Mike Roussos
  • Mark Royals
  • Rob Rubick
  • Cliff Russell
  • Matt Russell
  • Lou Rymkus

S[]

  • Blaine Saipaia
  • Dan Saleaumua
  • Harvey Salem
  • John Sanchez
  • Barry Sanders
  • Charlie Sanders
  • Eric Sanders
  • Ken Sanders
  • Don Sasa
  • Bill Saul
  • Cory Sauter
  • Cory Schlesinger
  • Joe Schmidt
  • John Schneller
  • Bill Schroeder
  • Kurt Schulz
  • Stuart Schweigert
  • Clyde Scott
  • Freddie Scott
  • Jonathan Scott
  • Tracy Scroggins
  • Tony Semple
  • Harley Sewell
  • Bill Shepherd
  • Edell Shepherd
  • Roger Shoals
  • Jack Simmons
  • Dave Simonson
  • Ken Simonton
  • Billy Sims
  • Ernie Sims
  • Frank Sinkwich
  • Tom Skladany
  • David Sloan
  • Bob Smith
  • Bobby Smith
  • Corey Smith
  • Harry Smith
  • J.D. Smith
  • Keith Smith
  • Otis Smith
  • Paul Smith
  • Ricky Smith
  • Wayne Smith
  • Bob Sneddon
  • Joe Soboleski
  • Salomon Solano
  • Alonzo Spellman
  • Ollie Spencer
  • Paul Spicer
  • Chris Spielman
  • Marc Spindler
  • Ed Stacco
  • Brenden Stai
  • Luke Staley
  • Dick Stanfel
  • Walter Stanley
  • Drew Stanton
  • Stephen Starring
  • Jim Steffen
  • James Stewart
  • Ryan Stewart
  • Bill Stits
  • Barry Stokes
  • Dick Stovall
  • Troy Stradford
  • Tom Strauthers
  • Tai Streets
  • Pat Studstill
  • John Dickson Stufflebeem
  • Leo Sugar
  • Ivory Sully
  • Ian Sunter
  • Bill Swancutt
  • Karl Sweetan
  • Bill Swiacki
  • Larry Swider
  • Pat Swilling
  • Reggie Swinton
  • Rudy Sylvan

T[]

  • Tyree Talton
  • Damon Tassos
  • Bob Tatarek
  • Terry Tautolo
  • Altie Taylor
  • Henry Taylor
  • Johnathan Taylor
  • Terry Taylor
  • Jim Teal
  • Larry Tearry
  • Garth Ten Napel
  • Derrick Tennell
  • Nat Terry
  • Larry Tharpe
  • Bob Thomas
  • Broderick Thomas
  • Calvin Thomas
  • Corey Thomas
  • Henry Thomas
  • Marvin Thomas
  • Russell Thomas
  • Jim Thomason
  • Bobby Thompson (DB)
  • Bobby Thompson (RB)
  • Dave Thompson
  • Jesse Thompson
  • Leonard Thompson
  • Marty Thompson
  • Robert Thompson
  • Vince Thompson
  • Josh Thornhill
  • Craphonso Thorpe
  • Jim Thrower
  • Owen Thuerk
  • Ed Tillison
  • Jim Todd
  • Stuart Tolle
  • Louis Tomasetti
  • Mike Tomczak
  • Anthony Tonelli
  • Ted Topor
  • LaVern Torgeson
  • Gino Torretta
  • Tom Tracy
  • Mack Travis
  • John Treadway
  • Ivan Trebotich
  • Stephen Trejo
  • Thomas Tressa
  • Bill Triplett
  • Wallace Triplett
  • John Tripson
  • Frank Tripucka
  • Eric Truvillion
  • John Tsoutsouvas
  • Rex Tucker
  • Tom Tuinei
  • Darrell Tully
  • Harold Turner
  • Vernon Turner
  • Tom Turnure
  • Maurice Tyler

U[]

  • Emil Uremovich
  • Mike Utley
  • Iheanyi Uwaezuoke

V[]

  • Courtney Van Buren
  • Doug Van Horn
  • Sean Vanhorse
  • Arthur Van Tone
  • Frederick Vanzo
  • Tommy Vardell
  • Larry Vargo
  • Charles Vaughan
  • Tom Vaughn
  • Ross Verba
  • Walter Vezmar
  • Scottie Vines

W[]

  • Sid Wagner
  • Bracy Walker
  • Brian Walker
  • Darnell Walker
  • Doak Walker
  • Doak Walker
  • Marquis Walker
  • Wayne Walker
  • Troy Walters
  • Chuck Walton
  • Larry Walton
  • Bill Ward
  • Andre Ware
  • Lamont Warren
  • Dave Washington
  • Gene Washington
  • Keith Washington
  • Bobby Watkins
  • Larry Watkins
  • Tommy Watkins
  • Joe Watt
  • Nate Wayne
  • Jim Weatherall
  • Charlie Weaver
  • Herman Weaver
  • Mike Weger
  • Herb Welch
  • Jim Welch
  • Mike Wells
  • Warren Wells
  • Charlie West
  • Bryant Westbrook
  • Bob Westfall
  • Chet Wetterlund
  • Byron White
  • Dewayne White
  • Sheldon White
  • Stan White
  • William White
  • Bob Whitlow
  • Dave Whitsell
  • Lloyd Wickett
  • Doug Widell
  • James Wilder
  • Dan Wilkinson
  • Brian Williams
  • Eric Williams
  • Jimmy Williams
  • Mike Williams
  • Roy Williams
  • Sam Williams
  • Stanley Wilson
  • John Witkowski
  • Alex Wojciechowicz
  • John Woodcock
  • Larry Woods
  • LeVar Woods
  • Damien Woody
  • Butch Woolfolk
  • Sam Wyche

X[]

Y[]

  • Jim Yarbrough
  • Garo Yepremian
  • Adrian Young
  • Dave Yovanovits
  • Walt Yowarsky

Z[]

  • Roger Zatkoff
  • Jerry Zawadzkas
  • Roy Zimmerman
  • Mickey Zofko
  • Anthony Zuzzio
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