Lions to honor William Clay Ford with jersey patch

Posted Jul 21, 2014

The Lions unveiled a patch that the team will wear this season in memory of William Clay Ford.

The Lions will wear a uniform patch this season to honor the memory of late team owner William Clay Ford, the team announced on Monday.

Senior writer Tim Twentyman tweeted an image of the patch, which can be seen below.

The patch will be on display when the team takes the field for its regular-season opener against the New York Giants on Sept. 8 at Ford Field. The patch will be debuted to a national audience as the team's opener will be broadcast on ESPN's Monday Night Football.

Mr. Ford passed away on March 9, 2014 at the age of 88. He purchased the Lions in November of 1963 and officially became sole owner of the team January 10, 1964.