Brandon Pettigrew is the third-leading receiver among tight ends in the NFL and he has had the most productive season any tight end has had in Lions history, surpassing the marks set by Hall-of-Famer Charlie Sanders.
Yet, he wasn’t even among the top five in the Pro Bowl selection process. Dallas’ Jason Witten and Atlanta’s Tony Gonzalez will represent the NFC in Honolulu. San Francisco’s Vernon Davis, Washington’s Chris Cooley and New Orleans’ Jeremy Shockey were all on the list before Pettigrew.
Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.