Lions will honor Dick LeBeau on Sunday
By CARLOS MONARREZ
FREE PRESS SPORTS WRITER
The Detroit Lions will honor Hall of Fame cornerback Dick LeBeau with a ceremony during the team’s annual alumni day at halftime Sunday against the St. Louis Rams at Ford Field.
LeBeau, a cornerback with the Lions in 1959-72 and now Pittsburgh’s defensive coordinator, will be inducted into the team’s Pride of the Lions, which honors the team’s greatest players.
The Steelers have a bye this week, and LeBeau is scheduled to attend the ceremony. Stephen A. Perry, president and executive director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, also will present LeBeau with his Hall of Fame ring at halftime.
LeBeau was inducted at Canton this summer.
Lion Dick LeBeau ( 44) clutches the parka of teammate Joe Schmidt in the final moments of a victory over the Green Bay Packers on Nov. 8, 1965, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. (AP)