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William Clay Ford Sr

DEARB0RN, MI - JUNE 16: Bill Ford, Jr. (L), chairman and CEO of Ford Motor Co., and his father, William Clay Ford Sr., retired vice chairman of Ford's board of directors, attend the automaker's 48th annual shareholders meeting in this handout photo by Ford June 16, 2003 in Dearborn, Michigan. (Photo by Getty Images)

Lions Give Game Ball From Season’s First Win To Martha Ford And Her Children

“We just felt it was kind of to honor Mr. Ford in his passing,” Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said.

CBS Detroit–09/09/2014

DEARB0RN, MI - JUNE 16: Bill Ford, Jr. (L), chairman and CEO of Ford Motor Co., and his father, William Clay Ford Sr., retired vice chairman of Ford's board of directors, attend the automaker's 48th annual shareholders meeting in this handout photo by Ford June 16, 2003 in Dearborn, Michigan. (Photo by Getty Images)

ESPYS ‘In Memoriam’ Tribute Leaves Out William Clay Ford Sr.

Lions sideline reporter Tony Ortiz was baffled by the omission of Ford, and so were others, who expressed their surprise on Twitter.

CBS Detroit–07/17/2014

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 30: Jason Hanson #4 of the Detroit Lions kicks an extra point during the third quarter of the game against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on December 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Bears defeted the Lions 26-24.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Jason Hanson: ‘I Never Once Thought That Mr. Ford Had Let Us Down’

Hanson said the Fords have done what it takes to win but that the people underneath them have been disappointing to them.

CBS Detroit–03/10/2014

WILMINGTON, DE - MAY 09: Chairman of the Board William Ford addresses shareholders at the Ford 58th Annual Meeting of Shareholders at the Hotel DuPont on May 9, 2013 in Wilmington, Delaware. Ford Motor Co. has named a new lead independent director of its board, Ellen R. Marram, replacing Irvine O. Hockaday Jr., who stepped down. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Martha Ford Takes Over Lions Ownership; Bill Ford Jr. Remains Vice Chairman

The Detroit Lions will stay in the Ford family.

CBS Detroit–03/10/2014

CANTON, OH - AUGUST 04: Charlie Sanders (L) and Detroit Lions owner William Clay Ford, Sr. unveil Sanders' bust during the Class of 2007 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony August 4, 2007 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Hall Of Famer Charlie Sanders To William Clay Ford Sr. Critics: ‘They Can Turn In Their Tickets’

Sanders said Ford desired a championship just as much as fans. “It’s what he wanted more than anything in the world.”

CBS Detroit–03/10/2014

The Detroit Lions team owner William Clay Ford  (Photo by Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)

Ford Motor Company Releases Statement On Death Of William Clay Ford, Sr.

William Clay Ford, who helped steer Ford Motor Company into the modern era as an employee, director and influential member of the Ford family, died this morning at his home from pneumonia.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/09/2014

Bill Ford, Jr. (L), chairman and CEO of Ford Motor Co., and his father, William Clay Ford Sr., retired vice chairman of Ford's board of directors attend the automaker's 48th annual shareholders meeting in this handout photo by Ford June 16, 2003 in Dearborn, Michigan. (Photo by Getty Images)

Owner Goes All Out To Keep Johnson

Say what you want about Lions owner William Clay Ford, Sr., but the man appreciates a special talent.

97.1 The Ticket–03/16/2012

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