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Detroit Lions to induct Lomas Brown, former All-Pro tackle, into Pride of the Lions

Detroit Lions surprise former player Lomas Brown with induction into the Pride of the Lions during preseason game.

During the second quarter of the preseason game between the Detroit Lions and the New York Giants at Ford Field, fans were in for a pleasant surprise. Not only were they treated to an exciting game, but they also witnessed a special tribute to one of the Lions' all-time great players, Lomas Brown.

In a moment that caught everyone off guard, the Lions showcased a tribute video honoring Brown's induction into the team's prestigious Pride of the Lions. This honor is reserved for the greatest players in the franchise's history, and Brown's inclusion is well-deserved.

The official induction ceremony will take place during halftime of the Lions' homecoming game on October 30th against the Las Vegas Raiders, which also happens to be a Monday Night Football game. Brown, who was doing play-by-play commentary in the press box at the time, had no idea about his induction until the video played. His reaction was one of pure joy and gratitude.

Rod Wood, the President and CEO of the Detroit Lions, expressed his pride in inducting Brown into the Pride of the Lions. He acknowledged Brown's significant contributions to the team's success in the 90s and his remarkable NFL career. Wood also highlighted Brown's positive presence within the organization and the community, emphasizing his role as a bridge between the fans, Lions Legends, and the team's history and future.

With his induction, Brown becomes the 20th player to join the esteemed Pride of the Lions. This is yet another accolade to add to his already illustrious career with the franchise, as he is already a member of the 75th-anniversary team and the All-Time team.

Out of his impressive 18 seasons in the NFL, Brown spent 11 of them with the Lions. While winning a Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in his final season is undoubtedly a significant achievement, his greatest personal accomplishments were with the Lions. He received five All-Pro selections and earned six consecutive Pro Bowl appearances (seven if we include his time with the Arizona Cardinals).

The most recent inductee prior to Brown was former linebacker Chris Spielman in 2021. The Pride of the Lions also includes legendary players such as Roger Brown, Alex Karras, Herman Moore, Lem Barney, Jack Christiansen, Dutch Clark, Lou Creekmur, Jason Hansen, Dick "Night Train" Lane, Yale Lary, Bobby Layne, Dick LeBeau, Charlie Sanders, Joe Schmidt, Dick Stanfel, Doak Walker, Alex Wojciechowicz, and the iconic Barry Sanders, who will have a statue reveal at Ford Field before the home opener.

Brown was selected by the Lions as the sixth overall pick in the 1985 NFL draft.

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