Yale Lary

Defensive Back

Yale Lary

11 seasons
50 interceptions
3 punting crowns
5 All-NFL selections
9 Pro Bowls

11

seasons

50

interceptions

3

punting crowns

5

All-NFL selections

9

Pro Bowls
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Money is important without a doubt, but everything is relative. I happened to like the era in which I played. I liked the close knit family atmosphere of the Detroit Lions. There were only 33 players then and we felt like a family, from the front office down. That aspect of the game has changed and I’m not sure I like it.”

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(Texas A&M)...5'11'', 185...Robert Yale Lary. . .Major contributor to three Lions championships. . . 11-year fixture at right safety, exceptional punter, long-distance threat on kick returns. . .Lifetime marks show 50 interceptions, 44.3-yard punting average, three NFL punting crowns, three TDs on punt returns. . .All-NFL five years. . .In nine Pro Bowls. . .Third-round pick, 1952. . . Career interrupted by army service. . .Born November 24, 1930, in Fort Worth, Texas.