Tori runs viral 40-yard dash in heels at the combine

While covering the 2017 NFL Combine for, Tori filmed a promo video for the Lions’ combine coverage by running the 40-yard dash in the fan zone. Dressed in her work clothes and heels, the video was originally just meant to draw viewers in to the Lions site, but with a time under six seconds, its reach turned out to be much wider. The clip went viral and was featured on ESPN,

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Tori covers the 2017 Pro Bowl in Orlando, Florida

Tori traveled to the Pro Bowl as a one-man band to cover current Lions kicker and former UCF Knight Matt Prater’s trip back to his college town of Orlando to compete in the NFL’s all-star game. She shot, edited and produced six videos during the weekend to highlight his trip, including this behind the scenes look at the 2017 Pro Bowl. The complete list of links to her Pro Bowl videos can be found below:

Pro Bowl 1 on 1 with Lions’

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Carpool Karaoke with Lions punter Sam Martin

After some inspiration from The Late Late Show’s James Corden and his “Carpool Karaoke” feature, Tori Petry shows her personality and jams out on the ride to work with Lions punter Sam Martin.

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Tori’s highlights playing women’s tackle football

Outside of her job as a multimedia journalist for the Detroit Lions, Tori stays close to the football field. In order to deepen her knowledge on the game even further, Tori plays cornerback for the Detroit Dark Angels in the WFA, the women’s full-pads, full-tackle football league that built players like former NFL coach, Dr. Jen Welter. This is a short compilation of highlights from her 2016 season.

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Lions’ Anthony Zettel returns to his Michigan hometown

Tori shot, edited, and produced this feature with Lions rookie Anthony Zettel. She went with Zettel to his hometown of West Branch, Michigan to take fans on a tour of his family restaurant and meet the people of Ogemaw County.

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2015 Lions feature reporting

One of Tori’s roles on is sitting down with players and coaches to tell their stories with in-depth features.


The Washburns: Father and son on the field


Joe Marciano: Special teams ‘fireball’


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Exclusive interviews

Often, when breaking news happens for the Lions, Tori is the first to get exclusive interviews with players, coaches and personnel. The following videos are exclusive interviews from breaking news events throughout the Lions’ 2015 offseason.


James Ihedigbo on returning for OTAs after holdout


Rashean Mathis on re-signing with the Lions


Tyrunn Walker on signing with the Lions


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