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|Famous People from Lubbock County Texas
Eric Hipple was born in Lubbock Texas September 16, 1957. He is an author and former professional football player. He played for the Detroit Lions from 1980 to 1989. In his book, Real Men Do Cry, Hipple discusses his career with the Lions and his bouts with depression. In 2009, Hipple disarmed a man wielding a knife in an action Detroit police say may have saved the lives of many people.
Hipple's son died by suicide when he was 15 years old, which is why he is so dedicated to talking and teaching about the subject. Hipple is involved in educating people about the dangers of depression. He travels the country and gives speeches to High Schools, Youth Groups, U.S. Military and Corporations on suicide prevention and mental Illness. In this role, he is the Outreach Coordinator of the Depression Center of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.