DaRon Bland Reveals Memento He's Keeping From Record-Breaking Game

Dallas Cowboys cornerback DaRon Bland is keeping a special memento from his record-breaking game instead of giving it to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Nov 23, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys cornerback DaRon Bland (26) returns an
Nov 23, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys cornerback DaRon Bland (26) returns an / Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Cowboys cornerback DaRon Bland remains the talk of the league after entering the NFL record books on Thanksgiving. Unsurprisingly, everyone wants a piece of the playmaking CB now -- even the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which has requested some game-worn items from Bland's special day.

Though Bland agreed to part with a few things, there's one special memento he's not letting anyone else touch.

Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News reports Bland's gloves and his size-14 cleats are headed to the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. However, he's keeping the football. Gehlken notes the former fith-round pick held the ball throughout postgame activities, even answering questions from reporters while having it right by his side.

Honestly, good for Bland. He's earned the right to turn down anyone, even the Pro Football Hall of Fame, after making NFL history. It's no surprise he's willing to let his game-worn gloves and cleats go if it means he can hold onto the ball that broke the record.

Hopefully Bland will be able to add even more footballs to his collection over the final six games of the season. He'll get to face some of the league leaders in interceptions thrown to end the year, including Sam Howell (13), Josh Allen (12) and Tua Tagovailoa (11). That should lead to even more chances to take one to the house and pad his record.

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