Sunday is the Detroit Lions’ annual alumni day, and the team plans to honor one of its greats during halftime of its game with the St. Louis Rams. Dick LeBeau, who played defensive back for the Lions from 1959-72, will be inducted into the Pride of the Lions, a display which honors the team’s greatest players.
Currently the defensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers, LeBeau is the Lions’ all-time leader in interceptions with 62. He also holds the NFL record for most games played by a cornerback with 171.
With the Steelers on a bye this week, LeBeau will be in Detroit for the ceremony and will be presented with his Hall of Fame ring. LeBeau was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this past August. He’s the 18th member of the Lions to earn Hall of Fame honors.
Lebeau will be the 13th player named to the Pride of the Lions, which inducted its first 12 players last year.