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Hanson, Johnson, Stafford, Tulloch, Vanden Bosch and Wendling named 2012 captains

Posted Sep 4, 2012

The Detroit Lions 2012 team captains are K Jason Hanson (special teams), WR Calvin Johnson (offense), QB Matthew Stafford (offense), LB Stephen Tulloch (defense) DE Kyle Vanden Bosch (defense) and S John Wendling (special teams). Team captains are determined based on player vote.

  • • Johnson, Hanson, Stafford, Tulloch, Vanden Bosch and Wendling will wear a team captain patch that includes a block “C” on the right shoulder of their game jerseys.
  • • Hanson, who is now in his 21st NFL season, was voted team captain for the sixth-straight season (2007-12). Hanson will wear a gold “C” patch signifying four-or-more years as a team captain for the Lions.
  • • This is Stafford's third year serving as team captain.
  • • Vanden Bosch will serve as a team captain for the sixth straight-year, including three-straight with the Lions. He has been named a team captain each year since joining the club in 2010. He also served as a team captain with the Tennessee Titans from 2007-09.
  • • The 2012 season marks the second time in Tulloch’s career he was named team captain and first with the Lions. He was a team captain with the Tennessee Titans in 2010.
  • • Johnson and Wendling are team captains for the first time in their careers.
  • • This is the seventh-straight year the Lions selected team’s captains for the entire season. Prior to the launch of the NFL’s initiative, the team captains in 2006 were recognized with a gold “C” on their practice jersey.

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