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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 gather together for a weekend of reminiscing, laughter, service and football. Some Legends haven't seen their teammates in years, often making for special connections and stories about their time together.

In 2020, Legends connected virtually from all over the country for video events focused on reminiscing, connecting and providing resources.

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. 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.