Eric Ebron will wear military-themed cleats this Sunday as a tribute to his father and grandfather who both served in the Marines.
Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron found a pretty cool way to honor his father and grandfather who both served in the military. This Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, he'll be wearing a custom pair of Nike cleats with his grandfather's name imprinted on the them.
Check it out:
Pretty good stuff.
Ebron's grandfather was U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Oling R. Jackson, who served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Jackson passed away in 2003.
Ebron has a history of using his cleats to show respect to important figures in his life. During training camp in August, he wore cleats with boxing gloves and a picture of Muhammad Ali to honor the late boxer after he passed away.
The Lions take on the Vikings at 1:00 p.m. E.T. and you can catch the game on Fox.