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By PFW staff

The Lions will honor Hall of Fame CB Dick LeBeau at halftime of this Sunday's game against the Rams. With the Steelers on bye, LeBeau, who is Pittsburgh's revered defensive coordinator, is available to travel to Detroit for the honor.

LeBeau will be inducted into the "Pride of the Lions," the Lions' permanent display at Ford Field honoring the greatest players in franchise history. He will be presented with his Hall of Fame ring by Stephen A. Perry, president/executive director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

"Dick is one of the greatest defensive players in the history of the Lions," team president Tom Lewand said. "He not only excelled as a cornerback but his durability at that position is nearly unmatched in league history. Dick was an invaluable contributor to some of the franchise's greatest defensive units that were put on the field during his career."

LeBeau is the Lions' all-time leader in interceptions and the NFL record holder for consecutive games played by a cornerback. He was enshrined as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2010.

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