The Retired Jersey Numbers Of The Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions belong in the list of the oldest franchises in the National Football League. They began play in 1930 in Detroit and have remained in the city ever since. Through the years, there have been good seasons and bad seasons, but Lions fans continue to show up either way to root their team on.

The Lions have had some great players over the years too. Many professional sports teams honor the best players to ever play for them, or those that have distinguished themselves in other ways, by retiring their jersey number so that no one will ever wear them again. Here is a look at what numbers the Detroit Lions have retired and who they were honoring when they did so.

#7 – Dutch Clark

#20 – Barry Sanders

#22 – Bobby Layne

#37 – Doak Walker

#56 – Joe Schmidt

#85 – Chuck Hughes

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