LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 29: Pro Football Hall of Fame member Barry Sanders announces the Detroit Lions' 97th overall pick during round three of the 2022 NFL Draft on April 29, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders will be getting a statue at Ford Field. It’s a lLong overdue honor for many years.

The shock came after the 1999-2000 season when Sanders officially declared his departure from the NFL. We all were left wondering for years what the hell is going on. Then it hit me- it’s the Lions. I know there is a curse on the team. Just that we don’t know how to reverse or cancel the dark cloud that surrounds this team.

Barry was such a delight to watch. A 10-year career as the greatest running back in Lions history and one of the best the NFL has ever seen. I’m so happy I still have Barry’s rookie card. It’s a good thing we have hours of video footage of his amazing work.

Sanders NFL MVP (1997), NFL Offensive Player of the Year (1994, 1997), NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (1989), First-team All-Pro (1989–1991, 1994, 1995, 1997), nominated to the Pro Bowl in each of his 10 NFL seasons (1989–1998) and led the League in rushing yards four times (1990, 1994, 1996, 1997). I hope this bronze statue lives up to the man himself. Please don’t screw this up next year.

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These 5 Detroit Lions Players Are Getting National Attention

It’s been a two whole days since the Lions brought home an early season win for Detroit, and the buzz just hasn’t worn off. I mean, the excitement isn’t keeping me up at night or anything, but I’m still pumped, and everyone I know who is a Lions fan is also still buzzing with excitement.

Thanks to being showcased to the world on HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” there are plenty of Lions fans across America that are also pulling for us to win. Now, following Sunday’s win against the Washington Commanders, five Detroit Lions players are getting lots of praise in the national press. Check out the list below!

Oh, and please listen to the WRIF’s new podcast, “The Squad with Anne Erickson,” on Apple Podcasts HERE, Spotify HERE and below! This week’s guest is Jeremy Reisman of Pride of Detroit. Great guy!

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