Lyrics to Gridiron Heroes
The Lions fight song, entitled “Gridiron Heroes” dates back to the late 1930’s. When the team become a part of Detroit, owner G.A. Richards called for a fight song. Wayne State University director of bands Graham T. Overgard, who was also the Lions director of entertainment, penned the lyrics and music to “Gridiron Heroes-The Victory Song of the Detroit Lions”.
Still one of the oldest team fight songs in the NFL, Gridiron Heroes is still played after every Lions score. The tradition has been carried over to Ford Field where boisterous fans are singing along after the home team scores.
Joe szenderski says
Looking for sheet music for , Grid Iron Heroes and The Victors. I play the violin. Can you help me ? Went to my first Lions game in 1957 at the age of 6.
Thank you for commenting and sorry for the late response. I’ll look into this for you. At the time of the post I couldn’t find it, otherwise I would have posted links to it. I vaguely remember seeing it somewhere though and will continue my hunt. Have you tried contacting the Detroit Lions?