For Thanksgiving Devon and his teammates Matthew Stafford, Jarrad David and Danny Amendola partnered with Ford to surprise the Detroit Boxing Gym with new equipment, a car to get kids to and from program and tickets to a game. The Detroit Boxing Gym is a non profit organization in Detroit thats a safe haven for kids to go after school and get school work done as well as learn boxing and other leadership skills that is applicable in all areas of life.

Devon partners with Hungry Howies on his off day (cheat day) to deliver pizza to Detroit Lions fans and decided to sit down and have dinner with family. Devon also surprised the family with field passes and tickets to the game!

Devon received the 2019 Detroit Public Safety Award from the Detroit Public Safety Foundation on behalf of the Detroit Lions organization. The Lions organization received this award because of the social justice initiative that the players created in 2018. Devon was chosen to be apart of the social justice leadership committee which ultimately raised $600,000 that was allocated to select non profit organizations in the metro Detroit area.

 

Although the money raised was very necessary, Devon is most proud of the amount of time he and his teammates spent in the Detroit community and hopes that their efforts begin to make a difference in the city.