Lemuel "Lem" Barney

College Career

Jackson State (1963-1967)

• Co-holder of school single season interception record (11)

• Held school career interception record (26)

• Jackson State Sports Hall of Fame (’83)


Pro Football Career

Detroit Lions (1967-1978)

• Rookie of the Year (’67)

• Most Valuable Player (’67, ‘68)

• 7-time Pro Bowl selection

• 3-time All-Pro selection

• Lions all-time interception return yardage leader (1,051 yards)

• 56 career interceptions (number 2 in Lion history)

• Outstanding Young Man of America (’69, ‘73, ‘81)

• Detroit Lions Hall of Fame (’80)

• Michigan Sports Hall of Fame (’85)

• Pro Football Hall of Fame (’92)


Did You Know?

Lem Barney appeared in two movies, “The Black Six” and “Paper Lion”.


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