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11. Dutch Clark
You definitely can’t go by the statistics on this one.
The first major star for the Detroit Lions (or the Portsmouth Spartans, which is where he began), Dutch Clark was the main Quarterback for the Lions' first Championship in 1935.  Like so many football players back then, Clark had many roles and he would record over 2,700 Yards Rushing with three seasons seeing him finish first in Rushing Touchdowns.  The versatile one also had another 341 Receiving Yards with a total of 42 TDs from scrimmage.  Clark would also serve as the Player/Coach for the Lions for two years and was an inaugural inductee for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  HIs number has also been long retired by the franchise.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Quarterback, Tail Back
  • Acquired: Signed prior to the 1931 Season.
  • Departed: Retired as a player after the 1938 Season.
  • Games Played: 75
  • Notable Statistics: 114 Pass Completions
    250 Passing Attempts
    45.6 Completion Percentage
    1,507 Passing Yards
    11 Touchdown Passes
    26 Interceptions
    40.3 Quarterback Rating
    606 Rushing Attempts
    2,772 Rushing Yards
    36 Rushing Touchdowns
    28 Receptions
    341 Receiving Yards
    6 Receiving Touchdowns
    15 Field Goals Made
    72 Extra Points Made
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NFL Champion (1935)
    First Team All Pro (1931, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936 & 1937)
    Most Rushing Touchdowns (1934, 1936 & 1937)
    Most Points Scored (1932, 1935 & 1936)
    Most Field Goals Made (1932)
    Most Extra Points Made (1932, 1935 & 1936)
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