For the first time in a long time, Larchwood, I. A. native and Detroit Lions defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch heads into an upcoming season with great optimism. Nobody is happier for him than his hometown fans.
"It's nice that we are good," Vanden Bosch said. "Fans here are wanting to hop on the bandwagon and it feels nice."
After years of futility, the "Motor City" celebrated their first playoff appearance since 1999. The man with eight sacks last season says it will be a reoccurring theme.
"We are built to win, there are a lot of good things happening with this team," Vanden Bosch said.
However at 33-years of age and in the twilight of his 12-year career, he's hoping for a great season.
"We are as talented as any team in the league, we just need to show it on the field," Vanden Bosch said.
In an interesting twist, the Lions drafted Parkston, S.D. native Riley Reiff in this year's NFL draft. The West Lyon graduate is excited to add some local flavor to his team.
"We are from the same place, we have the same hobbies and we get along really well," Vanden Bosch said.
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