Former NFL Star Andre Rison Spotted At Michigan Sports Hall of Fame Induction (Photos)

Lance Martinez of My Detroit Sports provides this original photo of former star NFL wide receiver Andre Rison, during his induction into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. This recent event took place at the Fisher Music Center in Detroit. Many other prominent Michigan athletic figures were also inducted including former Tigers manager Jim Leyland and Fab 5 legends Jalen Rose and Jimmy King.

Rison, a Flint, Michigan product, played college football at Michigan State, 54 miles southwest of Flint Northwestern High School, Rison’s alma mater.

The now 50-year-old WR played in the NFL from 1989-2000. Despite taking the field for seven teams, his best years came with the Falcons from 1990-1994, and 1996, when Rison joined the Packers late in the season and later picked up a Super Bowl ring with Brett Favre as his quarterback. In Super Bowl XXXI, Rison caught the first touchdown of the franchise’s 35-21 victory over the Patriots.

All told, Rison put together a very good NFL career, posting 84 touchdowns, 743 receptions and 10,205 receiving yards.

After retiring from the NFL, the five-time Pro Bowler returned to football for one season, winning the 1994 Grey Cup with the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts.