Reiff expresses his excitement of being a Lion to his hometown paper

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on April 27, 2012 – 3:42 pm

Newest Detroit Lion Riley Reiff told his local paper, The Daily Republic, that he was most comfortable experiencing the draft from the comfort of his own home.

Reported Luke Hagen, “Within minutes of Reiff’s selection, Lions head coach Jim Schwartz called Reiff for congratulations.

“He said ‘I’m happy that you’re a Lion,’ and I told him the same,’ Reiff said.”

Reiff also mentioned the mentoring he’s received from fellow-Iowa Hawkeye and first-round selection Chad Greenway and how fitting it is that he’s already driving a Ford F-150.

“‘I just put new tires on it,’ (he said) with a chuckle.”

Fans can read more from this story on The Daily Republic.


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5 Responses to “Reiff expresses his excitement of being a Lion to his hometown paper”

  1. By jordan on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    why dint we try to move up and get won of the better db in this draft???? I thought for sure we wood of addressed that issue first .

  2. By Joe Hotham on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    Congrats Riley! Looking foward to seeing you go to work in blue brudda! We have plenty of Fords and fishing areas here in Michigan my man to make you feel at home away from home (I bet you a quarter of your contract that you’ll fall in love w/the “mitten”). GREAT pick for the Lions org, ability and character. Good luck w/the next step in your career bro and welcome to the “D”!

  3. By LIONNUTS on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    This kid better work his tail off and protect Stafford. Matt is our future, and we can’t afford to lose him for even one game.

  4. By edy on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Reiff was a good pick. Protect the franchise!

  5. By Detroit Lions Junkie on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Detroit is just as excited to have you young man!!!!!

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