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Detroit Lions wide receiver Travis Fulgham (14) during practice at the Detroit Lions training facility Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 in Allen Park, Mich. (Detroit Lions via AP)

Detroit Lions Legends are former Lions players who engage in the community and strive to be a positive example for those around them. Legends are involved in a variety of community service projects throughout the year, as well as many of their own charitable initiatives.

Peer Pride

Peer Pride

The first of its kind, the Peer Pride program was created to engage, reconnect, and provide peer support for transitioning Lions Legends. Peer Pride captains, who are former Lions players themselves, have been trained in outreach and mental health awareness to help players deal with the isolation they sometimes feel as they leave the NFL. Captains make monthly calls to former players, offer a shoulder to lean on, and continue to promote emotional wellbeing during and after a career in professional football. To continue their own learning, captains engage in trainings on mental health and emotional connection to further improve their conversations with fellow alumni.

Homecoming

Homecoming

An annual tradition, Lions Legends gathered at MGM Grand Detroit for a weekend of reminiscing, laughter, service and football. The former players enjoyed a welcome reception at Top Golf, a visit to practice at the training facility, a service project packing food at Forgotten Harvest, and a special dinner at Ford Field. Some Legends hadn't seen their teammates in years, making for special connections and stories about their time together.

The weekend culminated at the game on Sunday, particularly special as the Lions announced their All-Time Team at halftime in recognition of the NFL's 100th Anniversary. The 39 former & current players selected to the team were chosen by fan voting, team executives, select media members and contributions from the Detroit Lions Legends Community. Announced on the field to a roaring crowd, seventeen of the players were honored in person for their contributions to the organization, community and game of football.

Service Projects

Service Projects

Throughout the year, Legends give back to their community through their own charitable initiatives, in addition to volunteering as a group. During Homecoming Weekend, more than 50 Legends & their spouses visited Forgotten Harvest to pack non-perishable snacks for those in need. In addition, during an Away Trip to Chicago, Lions and Bears Legends teamed up to workout alongside local veterans and come together for a huddle discussion around mental fitness and overcoming adversity. With busy post-football lives and families of their own, this outstanding group of men never fails to lend a helping hand and give their time.