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189. Andre Rison

While it can be argued that Andre “Bad Moon” Rison will always be best known for his tumultuous relationship with Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes (she infamously burned his house down), we here at think of Rison as a flashy Wide Receiver who backed up his smack talk.

Rison had a good rookie season for the Indianapolis Colts, where he was named to the All-Rookie Team with an 820 Yard year.  That was his only year in Indianapolis as he was traded to the Atlanta Falcons for the first overall pick in the next draft.  The Colts chose Jeff George, who flamed out as an NFL Quarterback, but Rison's best days as a Wide Receiver were set to begin.

Rison went to four straight Pro Bowls with Atlanta, with the first of them seeing him named a First Team All-Pro.  Rison had four years with Atlanta, where he would accumulate over 1,000 Yards and would have four years with ten plus Touchdowns, one of which was a 15 TD year that saw him lead the NFL.  He would sign with the Cleveland Browns as a Free Agent, but he went into decline bouncing to four other teams (Green Bay, Jacksonville. Kansas City and Oakland).  One of those seasons in Kansas City saw him generate a fifth Pro Bowl and fifth 1,000 Yard Season in the NFL.

Rison likely could have played longer in the NFL, but he was viewed as too dramatic for the return.  He would play two more years in the CFL with the Toronto Argonauts and would win a Grey Cup there.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Flint, Michigan, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Sunday, 01 January 2006
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Games Played: 186
  • Notable Statistics: 743 Receptions
    10,205 Receiving Yards
    84 Receiving Touchdowns
    9 Rushing Attempts
    23 Rushing Yards
    4 Punt Returns
    30 Punt Return Yards
    8 Kick Returns
    150 Kick Return Yards
    99 Approximate Value

    8 Playoff Games
    29 Receptions
    415 Receiving Yards
    3 Receiving Touchdowns
  • Played For: Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers , Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders
  • College: Michigan State
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 22nd Overall in 1989
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Super Bowl Champion (1) (Green Bay Packers, XXXI)
    First Team All-Pro (1) (1990)
    Second Team All-Pro (3) (1991, 1992 & 1993)
    Pro Bowl (5) (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 & 1997)
    All-Rookie (1989)
    Most Receiving Touchdowns (1) (1993)

  • 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 per Game (3) (1990, 1992 & 1993)
    Top Ten Finishes: Touchdowns (3) (1991, 1992 & 1993)

  • Notable All Time Rankings: 20. Receiving Touchdowns: 84
    43. Receptions: 743
    48. Receiving Yards: 10,205
    54. Touchdowns: 84
    99. Yards From Scrimmage: 10,228

Should Andre Rison be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 60%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 13.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 26.7%
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