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99. Andre Rison

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Andre Rison
It is kind of sad that Andre Rison is best known for the time that his then girlfriend, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes burned down his mansion.  Of course, Rison always was always a controversial figure; he was also a damned good Wide Receiver.

Andre Rison had his best years in Atlanta where he was a Pro Bowl Selection four out of his five years there.  He was the Falcons best offensive weapon, leading the league in Touchdown Receptions in the 1993 season.  In fact, his first five years in the NFL were about as statistically good as any Wide Receiver had ever had.  After his stint, with Atlanta, Andre Rison was still putting up decent numbers, but controversy followed him everywhere.  He bounced from team to team and though still very good, he was seen by some as a journeyman.

Andre Rison has the stats to match up with other Hall of Fame inductees and prime candidates but it is very possible that his off field issues may bring his stock down to some of the voters.  He deserves a lot better than that.

The Bullet Points:

Country of Origin:
Flint, Michigan, U.S.A.

Eligible Since:

Wide Receiver

Played for:
Indianapolis Colts
Atlanta Falcons
Cleveland Browns
Jacksonville Jaguars
Green Bay Packers
Kansas City Chiefs
Oakland Raiders

Michigan State

1st Round, 22nd Pick in 1989

Major Accolades and Awards:
Pro Bowl Selections (5) (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 & 1997)
First Team All Pro Selections (1) (1990)
Second Team All Pro Selections (3) (1991. 1992 & 1993)
Most Receiving Touchdowns (1) (1993)
Super Bowl Rings (1) (Green Bay Packers, Super Bowl XXXI)

Other Points of Note:
Top Ten Finishes: Receptions (4) (1990, 1991, 1992 & 1993)
Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Yards (3) (1990, 1992 & 1993)
Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Touchdowns (5) (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 & 1994)
Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Yards/Game (3) (1990, 1992 & 1993)
Top Ten Finishes: Touchdowns (3) (1991, 1992 & 1993)

Notable All Time Rankings:
14.   Receiving Touchdowns: 84
29.   Receptions: 743
31.   Receiving Yards: 10,205
42.   Touchdowns: 84
73.   Yards from Scrimmage: 10,228
93.   Receiving Yards/Game: 54.9

Years Nominated for the Hall of Fame:

Should Andre Rison be in the Hall of Fame?

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Definitely put him in! - 0%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 50%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 16.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 33.3%
Last modified on Saturday, 27 April 2013 13:59
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+1 #1 Ziggy Koole -0001-11-29 19:00
In the words of Chad Ochocinco "Child please."An dre Rison and hall of fame should not be in the same sentence unless also accompanied by 'no' or 'not'.

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