Detroit Lions Ironmen 2

11:51 PM 10 Sep 2013

Playing in the NFL is a brutal business and the average player’s career expectancy is still under debate. As close as I can determine from research the average player’s career expectancy is somewhere in the neighborhood of 3 1/2 – 6 years long. To be classified as an NFL Ironman a player must put together a run of consecutive games played or consecutive games started. Below are lists of our Detroit Lions Ironmen.

All research was conducted on 9-10-13 and these findings will change with the passing of each game from here on out.

Consecutive Regular Season Games Played,
Active Players Only

david-akersjpg-655c183e4a28f1feK David Akers
Height: 5-10
Weight: 200
Age: 38
College: Louisville
Hometown: Lexington, KY
Experience: 14
Teams: WAS, PHI, SF, DET
Total Games Played: 222

122 consecutive games played – Akers ranks 2nd amongst active kickers (Rob Bironas TEN is 1st with 129 consecutive games played)

Stephen TullochLB Stephen Tulloch
Height: 5-11
Weight: 240
Age: 28
College: North Carolina State
Hometown: Miami, FL
Experience: 8
Teams: TEN, DET
Total Games Played: 113

113 consecutive games played – Tulloch ranks 2nd amongst active linebackers (London Fletcher WAS is 1st with 241 consecutive games played)

WendlingS John Wendling
Height: 6-1
Weight: 222
Age: 30
College: Wyoming
Hometown: Rock Springs, WY
Experience: 7
Teams: BUF, DET
Total Games Played: 95

95 consecutive games played – Wendling ranks 2nd amongst active safeties (Michael Griffin TEN is 1st with 97 consecutive games played)

RaiolaC Dominic Raiola
Height: 6-1
Weight: 295
Age: 34
College: Nebraska
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
Experience: 13
Teams: DET
Total Games Played: 189

69 consecutive games played – Raiola ranks 4th amongst active centers (Chris Myers HST is 1st with 122 consecutive games played)

Dylan_GandyG Dylan Gandy
Height: 6-3
Weight: 295
Age: 31
College: Texas Tech
Hometown: Harlingen, Texas
Experience: 9
Teams: IND, OAK, DEN, DET
Total Games Played: 106

60 consecutive games played – Gandy ranks 6th amongst active guards (Daryn Colledge HST and Jahri Evans NO are tied for 1st with 113 consecutive games played each)

Consecutive Regular Season Games Started,
Active Players Only

5C Dominic Raiola
Height: 6-1
Weight: 295
Age: 34
College: Nebraska
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
Experience: 13
Teams: DET
Total Games Played: 189

69 consecutive games started – Raiola ranks 4th amongst active centers (Chris Myers HST is 1st with 97 consecutive games started)

Rob SimsG Rob Sims
Height: 6-3
Weight: 312
Age: 29
College: Ohio State
Hometown: Macedonia, OH
Experience: 8
Teams: SEA, DET
Total Games Played: 94

59 consecutive games started – Sims ranks 5th amongst active guards (Jahri Evans NO is 1st with 113 consecutive games started)

Glover+Quin+6fu7337pU23mS Glover Quin
Height: 6-0
Weight: 207
Age: 27
College: New Mexico
Hometown: McComb, MS
Experience: 5
Teams: HOU, DET
Total Games Played: 64

53 consecutive games started – Quin ranks 5th amongst active safeties (Antoine Bethea IND is 1st with 81 consecutive games started)

Atlanta Falcons v Detroit LionsWR Calvin Johnson
Height: 6-5
Weight: 236
Age: 27
College: Georgia Tech
Hometown: Tyrone, GA
Experience: 7
Teams: DET
Total Games Played: 93

33 consecutive games started – Johnson ranks 5th amongst active wide receivers (Larry Fitzgerald ARZ is 1st with 46 consecutive games started)

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Detroit LionsRB Reggie Bush
Height: 6-0
Weight: 203
Age: 28
College: USC
Hometown: Spring Valley, CA
Experience: 8
Teams: NO, MIA, DET
Total Games Played: 92

17 consecutive games started – Bush ranks 5th amongst active running backs (Ray Rice BLT is 1st with 42 consecutive games started)

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