Hanson, Dibble and Brandstatter to join Michigan Sports Hall of Fame

Posted Feb 28, 2014

Former Lions kicker Jason Hanson, former receiver Dorne Dibble and current color analyst Jim Brandstatter will be inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame Friday night

Former Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson and receiver Dorne Dibble, along with current Lions color analyst Jim Brandstatter, will be inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame tonight.

Jason HansonK Jason Hanson (Photo: Gavin Smith)

Hanson, who joined the Lions’ “Ring of Honor” this past season, became the first NFL player to play 300 games with one franchise, finishing with 327.

He made a record 52 field goals from at least 50 yards and is third on the NFL career-scoring list at 2,150 points and third in field goals with 495.

Hanson retired after the 2012 season and is the only player with 2,000 points for one franchise.

Dibble tied Doak Walker’s record for the most touchdown receptions by a rookie with six in 1951 and he helped the Lions win NFL Championships in 1953 and 1957.

Dibble had 146 career receptions for 2,552 yards (17.5 average) and 19 touchdowns.

Brandstatter has been the color analyst for the Detroit Lions since 1987. A former All Big Ten offensive tackle at the University of Michigan, Brandstatter is also the color analyst for the Wolverine's football radiobroadcast on Saturday.

Soccer star Alexi Lalas, former Red Wings great Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Catholic Central football coach Tom Mach and eight-time MLB All-Star John Smoltz will also be inducted tonight.