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Lions notes: Stephen Tulloch is doing incredible charity work in his post-NFL career

Stephen Tulloch is a great person.

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  • A few days ago, we pointed out how Stephen Tulloch joined several other NFL players, past and present, to help build homes and schools in Haiti. It appears, Tulloch is far from done with his philanthropic efforts. Tulloch is now in Jamaica working with the charity Helping Hands in Jamaica to help build schools for children in need:

In his retirement press conference from April, Tulloch emphasized how much more to life there is than his playing career. “It’s not all about the accolades and your statistics, it’s about the impact you have on people’s lives,” Tulloch said.

Edit: Per their Instagram accounts, both Josh Bynes and Tahir Whitehead are also in Jamaica with Tulloch.

  • Lions rookies have stayed around Detroit for an extra week as part of the Lions’ rookie transition program. One perk for the players was to visit United Sound, what many consider to be the birthplace of Motown Music. Rookie receiver Dontez Ford laid down a few lines at the historic studio:

Watch the entire thing here.

  • Happy Birthday to former Lions fullback, and facemask destroyer, Cory Schlesinger:

  • Calvin Johnson had the fourth-best season for a wide receiver of the past 30 years, according to Football Outsiders (ESPN Insider required). His 2011 season, where he pulled in 96 catches for 1,680 yards and 16 touchdowns, wasn’t even his best statistical season, but because he did it on fewer targets, it was considered more impressive by Football Outsiders’ metrics.

Interestingly enough, no Barry Sanders season landed in the top 10 among running back performances in the past 30 years. UPDATE: Apparently, Sanders landed just inside the top 20:

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