Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be the same without the Macy’s Day Parade, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and — the Detroit Lions. The Lions have played at home on Thanksgiving Day since 1934, only pausing during World War II. This year the holiday game will have a decidedly UCF flavor both on and off the field.
Cornerback Mike Hughes, who helped UCF to an undefeated season in 2017 and was a first-round draft pick for UCF in 2018, joined the Lions as a free agent earlier this year. Fellow UCF alums Andre’ George ’19 and Ademi Smith ’20 won’t hit the gridiron