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The Best Detroit Lions Tight Ends Of All Time

Updated August 23, 2019 884 votes 160 voters 4.8k views40 items

List RulesVote up the players who had the most success playing tight end for the Lions

The Detroit Lions have had some great tight ends throughout the franchise’s history. This list of past Lions tight ends features former greats, current impact players, and even future stars. As the tight end position increasingly becomes more of a focal point in the offensive schemes of today, one can only imagine what this list could look like in years down the road. No matter what happens in the evolution of this position, these Detroit tight ends have left a legacy for this that can’t be taken away. 

Great Detroit Lions players such as Charlie Sanders, Jim Gibbons, and Brandon Pettigrew have gone down as some of the best tight ends in franchise history.

So who is the greatest tight end in Detroit Lions history? Which of these tight ends has left a lasting legacy in the Motor City? Vote below for who you think is the best Detroit Lions tight end of all time!

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  • Charlie Sanders1
    73
    14

    Charlie Sanders

    1968-1977

    Lions stats: 128 games played,  336 receptions, 4,817 yards, 31 TDs

  • Jim Gibbons2

    1958-1968

    Lions stats: 140 games played, 287 receptions, 3,561 yards, 20 TDs

  • David Sloan3
    34
    10

    David Sloan

    1995-2001

    Lions stats: 90 games played, 180 receptions, 2,024 yards, 15 TDs

  • David Hill4
    27
    12

    David Hill

    1976-1982

    Lions stats: 100 games played, 245 receptions, 3,054 yards, 23 TDs

  • Brandon Pettigrew5

    2009-2015

    Lions stats: 93 games played, 301 receptions, 2,965 yards, 17 TDs

  • Tony Scheffler6
    27
    16

    Tony Scheffler

    2010-2013

    Lions stats: 50 games played, 120 receptions, 1,311 yards, 8 TDs

  • Ron Kramer7

    1965-1967

    Lions stats: 39 games played, 59 receptions, 678 yards, 1 TD

  • Joseph Fauria8
    24
    20

    Joseph Fauria

    2013-2014

    Lions stats: 23 games played, 24 receptions, 281 yards, 8 TDs

  • Pete Metzelaars9

    1996-1997

    Lions stats: 31 games played, 34 receptions, 290 yards, 0 TDs

  • Darren Fells10

    2017

    Lions stats: 16 games played, 17 receptions, 177 yards, 3 TDs

  • Will Heller11
    9
    6

    Will Heller

    2009-2012

    Lions stats: 64 games played, 56 receptions, 525 yards, 5 TDs

  • Levine Toilolo12

    2018

    Lions stats: 16 games played, 21 receptions, 263 yards, 1 TD

  • Rob Rubick13

    1982-1988

    Lions stats: 88 games played, 44 receptions, 511 yards, 3 TDs

  • Dan Campbell14

    2006-2008

    Lions stats: 19 games played, 23 receptions, 330 yards, 4 TDs

  • David Lewis15
    9
    8

    David Lewis

    1984-1986

    Lions stats: 42 games played, 54 receptions, 678 yards, 7 TDs

  • Casey Fitzsimmons16

    2003-2009

    Lions stats: 99 games played, 88 receptions, 677 yards, 5 TDs

  • Walter Rasby17
    5
    4

    Walter Rasby

    1998-2000

    Lions stats: 48 games played, 28 receptions, 216 yards, 3 TDs

  • Mark Lewis18
    5
    4

    Mark Lewis

    1987-1988

    Lions stats: 12 games played, 3 receptions, 32 yards, 1 TD

  • Mikhael Ricks19
    8
    8

    Mikhael Ricks

    2002-2003

    Lions stats: 30 games played, 64 receptions, 773 yards, 5 TDs

  • Ron Hall20

    1994-1995

    Lions stats: 19 games played, 21 receptions, 187 yards, 0 TDs

  • Eric Ebron21
    35
    47

    Eric Ebron

    2014-2018

    Lions stats: 56 games played, 186 receptions, 2,070 yards, 11 TDs

  • Marcus Pollard22

    2005-2006

    Lions stats: 31 games played, 58 receptions, 616 yards, 3 TDs

  • Ulysses Norris23
    6
    7

    Ulysses Norris

    1979-1983

    Lions stats: 68 games played, 41 receptions, 510 yards, 8 TDs

  • Jimmie Giles24

    1986-1987

    Lions stats: 13 games played, 25 receptions, 260 yards, 3 TDs

  • Pat Carter25
    0
    5

    Pat Carter

    1988

    Lions stats: 15 games played, 13 receptions, 145 yards, 0 TDs