The annual Battle Of The Gridiron last Saturday featured many notable Detroit Lions alumni who were in attendance to support the cause.
Many NFL enthusiasts remember Detroit Lions retiree wide receiver Herman Moore for his poise of the field, his tandem with Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders, and his dedication to being an offensive force for the beloved Lions’ franchise. Even post-career, Moore hasn’t shy away from remaining involved with the game of football.
Moore along with the NFL Alumni DET Chapter and associated with NFL Player Engagement put on the annual “Battle Of the Gridiron” over the weekend. While enjoying the physical activities of this football camp, attendees were given a leadership lecture, targeting football fundamentals, techniques, and life enrichment lessons valuable for players in grades 8-12.
The Michigan Elite Football Club took lead of the physical drills on the field and were accompanied by current NFL DET Alumni members and former players like Moore, Lomas Brown, Ron Rice and others. Campers received a complimentary lunch from Applebee’s and enjoyed autographed gifts courtesy of the Lions.
"“This camp provides a unique opportunity to bring a number of groups together for a morning of football with athletes in and around metro Detroit. Former NFL Players led the field instruction and life skills lectures, giving real life testimonies and guidance to the youth. It’s a great way to impart wisdom to aspiring athletes and give back.” – Ron Rice, NFL Alumni DET Chapter President"
As Lion fans prepare for another dramatic NFL season, the sociology of sports is built and sustained on the outreach efforts of community leaders and much honor goes to the NFL Alumni DET Chapter for their continuous contribution.
Special congratulations to the participants who won the competitions and their respective positions. Below is a list of the young men who came, saw, and conquered at this years event. For more information about the NFL Alumni DET and Lions’ affiliate outreach events visit nflalumnidet.org.