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This Lem Barney autograph is boldly signed in blue Sharpie pen on this Detroit Lions mini helmet and has been authenticated by one of the world's premier autograph authentication services - TriStar Authentication. This item comes with matching TriStar Certificate. _______________________________________________________________________

Lem Barney is a former American football player. A native of Gulfport, Mississippi, he played college football at Jackson State from 1964 to 1966. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL) and played for the Lions as a cornerback, return specialist, and punter from 1967 to 1977. He was selected as the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1967, played in seven Pro Bowls, and was selected as a first-team All-NFL player in 1968 and 1969. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1992. He has also been inducted into the Detroit Lions Hall of Fame, the Jackson State Sports Hall of Fame, the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.

Career highlights and awards
7× Pro Bowl (1967–1969, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976)
2× First-team All-Pro (1968, 1969)
NFL interceptions leader (1967)
NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year (1967)
1992 inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
97th on 1999 The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players