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Willson with Detroit after growing up across the border

When you play for the Detroit Lions, you can be from Canada and still be considered local.

Luke Willson, a tight end who signed with the Lions two months ago after five seasons with Seattle, is from Windsor, Ontario, right across the Detroit River from the Motor City. He grew up a Lions fan, although that's not his only motivation to play well after returning to the area.

"I was a big Barry Sanders guy. When I was a kid, it was kind of like the Herman Moore, Barry Sanders," Willson said this week. "I was a youngster, but I've always kind of, you know, liked the Lions growing up. But that being said I think it's important for me to establish a divide. Yeah...

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