The Lions introduced they are going to be inducting former linebacker Chris Spielman into their Ring of Honor.
When Spielman came upon, he was moved to tears. It was an emotional second for somebody who thought he was coming to the power to learn a teleprompter for a promo. As a substitute, nonetheless, he was studying his personal induction announcement. In case you have two minutes and 17 seconds to spare, seize some tissues and watch Spielman’s response.
Spielman spent eight seasons (1988-1994) as the guts and soul of the Lions protection. He racked up 1,138 tackles, changing into the all-time Lions chief in tackles, whereas garnering 4 pro-bowl nods. He was probably the most fearsome linebackers of the 90s, however off the sphere, Spielman handled extra heartache than anyone ought to need to.
“I used to be simply eager about Steph there for a second,” Spielman mentioned within the video.
Stefanie Spielman, Spielman’s spouse, was recognized with breast most cancers 4 occasions throughout their marriage. Spielman even took a season off in 1998 to be together with his spouse throughout her battle, shaving his head in solidarity along with her. The illness returned for a fifth time and Stefanie handed away on Nov. 19, 2009, whereas they have been actively elevating funds for breast most cancers analysis.
Spielman instantly eager about his late spouse after receiving the best accomplishment of his profession exhibits the form of man he’s. He’s at all times prioritized his household and continues to take action right now.