Lem Barney

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Birthday
8, 1945
Birthplace
Gulfport, MS
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
8, 1945 (age 74)
Birthplace
Gulfport, MS

About

Hall of Fame cornerback for the Detroit Lions who made The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players in 1999. He was a 7-time Pro Bowl selection and recorded 56 interceptions in his 11 NFL seasons.

Before Fame

He joined the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity in college.

Trivia

He was a major character in George Plimpton's book 'Paper Lion.'

Family Life

Married his first wife in 1967 and got remarried thirty-two years later to Jacci Barney.

Associated With

Met and became good friends with singer Marvin Gaye when he tried out for the Lions.