Detroit Lions Articles
Cloyce Box Biography
Cloyce Box played tight end (or in those days “end”) for the Detroit Lions from 1949 to 1954, missing the 1951 season. The former Marine was a 6-4 220 pound end and may have been ahead of his time. Box, who attended West Texas A&M during his college days was born on August 24, 1923 in Hamilton, Texas.
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Detroit Lions 2008 NFL Draft Grade
The Detroit Lions, believe it or not, finally had a good draft. Gosder Cherilus and Kevin Smith fill big holes on protecting the quarterback. Cherilus, a right tackle from Boston College, should start immediately and work well as a bookend with Backus on the left side.
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Super Rookie Calvin Johnson
On April 28th, 2007, the Detroit Lions took one of the most physically gifted athletes to enter the draft.  After wowing scouts, coaches, and fans alike at the Indianapolis Combine with an amazing 4.35 forty yard dash, people started noticing Calvin Johnson.  The 2006 Biletnikoff Award winner (given to the nation's top receiver) Calvin Johnson was selected second overall and joined the exceptional talents of Roy Williams and defensive back turned wide receiver Mike Furrey.
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The Detroit Lions New Home

Sitting on an approximately 25 acres at 2000 Brush St in Detroit, Michigan is the 500 million dollar home of the Detroit Lions.  Ford Field was built to replace the Pontiac Silverdome as the Lions’ home, and it was completed 32 months after initial construction began. It takes up an estimated 1.85 million square feet with four levels of suites, a level for club seating, and a ground level that is comprised of retail, restaurants, and lots of concessions.


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Mike Utley "Thumbs up"
Do you remember where you were or what you were doing on Sunday, November 17th, 1991?  For many of us, it's easy. It was a Sunday, and we were watching football like any other Sunday in November. If you were watching football, do you remember what happened that day?  Late in the fourth quarter in a game between the Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Rams, veteran Mike Utley attempted a pass block and went down with an injury that would change his life.
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Long Road to Detroit for Furrey

In 2000 as an undrafted free agent, Mike Furrey spent the training camp with the Indianapolis Colts.  When that didn't work out, Furrey moved on to Vince McMahon's crazy version of football, the XFL where Furrey played in nine games for the Las Vegas Outlaws and was third on that team in receptions.  2002 brought Mike to the AFL New York Dragons where he excelled and led the team with 74 catches and 27 touchdowns.  2003 was a nice call up from the Arena League to the St. Louis Rams where he made his first NFL catch on September 21, 2003 against Seattle on the road.


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