QOTW: Meeting a historical figure

November, 20, 2013
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ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- History has had some amazing, fascinating figures -- some who do good, some who do bad and some who have names that live on long after they have passed on.

So this week, we decided to ask some Detroit Lions who is the one person from history they would want to meet. Completely open-ended, so they could pick anyone they wanted.

This question also came to me randomly because of the 50th anniversary of the death of John F. Kennedy -- who is the person in history I would most like to meet.

Now on to the Lions answers:

DE Devin Taylor: I’d probably say Ben Franklin. He was actually a pretty creative guy, was an inventor of a lot of different things. So going back to see how his ideas created different things back than that we use today.

WR Kevin Ogletree: Probably be Abe Lincoln. He was under so much scrutiny from dealing with so much, from having basically two different countries. His resolve and honesty. I don’t know, I have a lot of respect for Abe and a lot of respect for American History in itself and it was always interesting growing up. And it would be really cool to see a 6-8 former president with a big beard. It’d just be cool.

RB Reggie Bush: Dead or alive? I would have to say Martin Luther King Jr. Just because of what he stood for, the type of man he was. I would have liked to have met him and what motivated him and just, kind of, learned about him as a person and who he was. I would have loved to have picked his brain and just sat with him, that would have been so cool. Such a rare opportunity.

DT Nick Fairley: I wouldn’t say a historical figure but a player I grew up watching was Reggie White and I always wanted to meet him. Growing up, I was always the big guy, on the line, defensive, offensive line. I watched him and that was one of my favorite players and I liked how he played the game. That was one player I always wanted to meet and I wasn't able to, but I watch his film.

LB Rocky McIntosh: Probably Julius Caesar. What he did in however many years of his reign, there’s not a lot of bad memories about him.

Reporter: Except getting killed.

McIntosh: By others. Others with jealousy and that tends to happen with people in power anyway. He did a lot of things with Romans during his time. Accomplished so much and just him as a leader, it was really astonishing.

DE Willie Young: Bernie Mac.

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