Monday Detroit Lions Trivia on Facebook

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on June 13, 2011 – 12:57 pm

Last week, the Detroit Lions asked:

Who is the only player in Detroit Lions history to return both an interception and a fumble for a touchdown in the same game?

There were a total of 1,672 votes on Facebook and 523 got the answer right: Hall of Fame CB Dick LeBeau.

LeBeau is one of only 12 players in NFL history and only player in Lions history to return a fumble and an interception for a touchdown in a single game. In a 37-23 win vs. Minnesota on December 9, 1962, LeBeau scooped up a fumble and returned it 26 yards for a score and then proceeded to pick off a pass and return it 31 yards for a touchdown against the Vikings.

Head to the Detroit Lions Facebook page ( to weigh in on this week’s trivia question!

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RB Mikel Leshoure Growing Up

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on June 9, 2011 – 11:35 am

Detroit traded back into the second round to draft Illinois RB Mikel Leshoure.

Here, take a look at videos he created prior to this year’s draft showcasing his life in Champaign, Illinois.

Family life and Growing up in Champaign
The Neighborhood
Prime Soul

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U.S. Men’s Soccer Team Practices at Lions’ Facility

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on June 6, 2011 – 4:45 pm

The U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team took to the Lions practice field on Sunday at the team’s practice facility in Allen Park. The U.S. team faces Canada in the CONCACAF Gold Cup Tuesday at Ford Field. Panama faces Guadeloupe at 6 pm followed by the U.S. match with Canada at 8 p.m.

Buy tickets!

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Former Lions’ FB and Hall of Famer John Henry Johnson Dies at 81

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on June 6, 2011 – 9:57 am

John Henry Johnson made a fast, but meaningful, stop in Detroit in the midst of his Hall of Fame career.

Johnson won his only NFL title during his first year in Detroit when he helped the Lions to a championship.

He was the team’s leading ground gainer during the regular season. He then chipped in with 40 yards on eight carries and had one catch for 16 yards in the Lions’ 59-14 blowout of the Cleveland Browns in the 1957 NFL Championship Game.

Read the full story on the Pro Football Hall of Fame website

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Where were you when Barry Sanders rushed for 2,000 yards?

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on June 2, 2011 – 10:59 am

Detroit Lions against the New York Jets at the Pontiac Silverdome, December 21, 1997. Barry Sanders needed 131 yards to reach 2,000.

It is one of the most memorable Detroit Lions’ games in recent history according to fans.

Where were you? What moment do you remember most?

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