ALLEN PARK, Mich. - You know you're a fishing fanatic when that's your sack dance in the NFL.
Detroit Lions defensive end Willie Young put his creative celebration on display during last year's Monday Night game against the Chicago Bears. After throwing quarterback Jay Cutler to the ground, Young went into a fly-fishing routine that ended with him pretending to reel in a catch and then showing it off to the crowd at Ford Field.
"It was something me, my dad and my brother always joked about," said Young, an avid fisherman who grew up in Palm Beach, Fla. "That's what I do for my leisure time so I figured why not bring it out and have some fun with it?"
Young, a seventh-round pick by the Lions in 2010, is entering his third season in the NFL. He's hoping to do that fly-fishing dance even more this year.
Young, who played in college at North Carolina State, appeared in only two games for the Lions as a rookie but he started to make a bigger contribution last season. He finished with...