Maurice Pearson (Manager of Player & Alumni Relations - Club Staff)
Maurice Pearson, known affectionately by "Moe" to his colleagues and friends, is a true example of commitment to service, not only to the United States Military, but to all who have the privilege of spending time with him. Moe was a Specialist/E-4, defending the United States against foreign and domestic threats - actively serving overseas from 2000-2003. During his time in the U.S. Army, Moe earned Overseas Medals, an Army Commendation Medal, combat patches for service in hostile combat zones and two Bronze Star Medals. His campaigns of service included Operation Enduring Freedom in Pakistan and Afghanistan & Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq. Moe is certified as a combat lifesaver and is trained in defusing hostile situations. During his time in the service, he commanded soldiers in groups of 50-100. Moe was quickly hired to work as a Security Assistant for the Lions, going above and beyond to serve as a bright and positive presence for anyone he met, while taking on all tasks required of his job. Anyone who saw Moe at the Training Facility could truly say he was a joy to be around. He knows everyone by name and never forgot to greet them all with a smile and often a hug. While in his role as Security Assistant, Moe never hesitated to volunteer for community events and volunteer projects, supporting the community relations team and Detroit Lions Foundation. In 2021, in large part due to his strong relationships with the players and football staff along with his commitment to making a difference, Moe was hired as Manager of Player and Alumni Relations, furthering his career in making an impact. So far in his role, he has approached each project, interaction and encounter with positivity, resilience and an attitude of service. He is highly respected in the office, locker room and community. We are so proud to nominate Moe for the 2021 Salute to Service Award and are thankful for his contributions to our country and organization.