Kirk Gibson Makes NFF HOF Ballot

The National Football Foundation released their ballot of former college greats for possible induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. Kirk Gibson made the list for 2011.

Kirk Gibson, former Michigan State great former Major League Baseball standout got his start in Green & White on the gridiron playing for Denny Stolz and Darryl Rogers. During his Spartan career, Gibson earned First-Team All-Big Ten and First-Team All-America honors during his senior season.

After his college career, Gibson made the choice to play professional baseball over football and ended up playing 17 years with the Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Kansas City Royals, and Pittsburgh Pirates, winning World Series Championships with Detroit (1984), and Los Angeles (1988). Most people outside of Michigan State know Gibson more for his key homerun against Oakland during the 1988 World Series.

During his Spartan football career, Gibson left Michigan State as the programs all-time leader in receptions (112), receiving yards (2,347), and touchdown receptions (24). Gibson's 21.0 yards per catch still ranks at the top of Michigan State's all-time list.

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