Detroit Lions Tight End To Wear Cleats Honoring Veteran Family Members
Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron will wear cleats designed to honor his father and grandfather, who both served in the United States Marine Corps, in their game against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday.
This Week I Will Be Wearing Cleats To Honor My Grandfather & Father. Grandfather Served In 3 Wars And Returned Home. They Called Him “Lucky” pic.twitter.com/C9gxMOGzAQ
— Eric Ebron (@Ebron85) November 4, 2016
Ebron’s grandfather served in World War II and the Korea and Vietnam Wars during his time as a sergeant in the Marine Corps. Ebron said in his tweet “they called him ‘Lucky'” because he returned home from all three wars.
The Lions tight end has been battling an ankle injury but returned to play in their game last week against the Houston Texans. Ebron recorded seven receptions for 79 yards on the game.
The former North Carolina standout will be wearing the Marine Corps cleats Sunday when they face off against the Vikings.