Sheila Ford Hamp gets game ball from Lions: 'We're trying to give her some more'


The Lions presented Sheila Ford Hamp with the game ball from their Week 3 victory over the Cardinals at practice on Friday -- Hamp's first win as team owner.

"I feel like that was pretty special for her," said wide receiver Kenny Golladay, who played a big part in the win with a touchdown catch late in the second half. "She can put that ball with her name on it in the house somewhere. I think that was a big deal."

Hamp took over as the Lions' principal owner in June after her mother, Martha Ford, stepped down. Her first win took longer than she would have liked, and she's still searching for her second. The 1-3 Lions take on the Jaguars on Sunday.

Hamp was presented the game ball surrounded by the players and coaches before the Lions broke into individual drills. Running back Kerryon Johnson said it was "very meaningful to her, based on what I saw."

"But she’s just like us: she wants more, we want more and we’re trying to give her as many footballs as she can handle," Johnson went on. "It seems like we played Arizona three months ago now, just because of the bye week and the games in between.

"So we’re just trying to stack them up, stack them up and give her some more.”