Detroit Lions Tight End To Wear Cleats Honoring Veteran Family Members

Ford Springer | Reporter

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.

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.

Eric Ebron hurdles over a Green Bay Packer defenseman. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Eric Ebron hurdles over a Green Bay Packer defenseman. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

The former North Carolina standout will be wearing the Marine Corps cleats Sunday when they face off against the Vikings.

Ford Springer

Reporter

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