Michigan State University standout Wide Receiver and Detroit native Tony Lippett is preparing for a day he will never forget, the NFL Draft. The draft begins on April 30, 2015 and Lippett will be in his hometown as he prepares for where he will be next.
During the week of the draft, Tony visited his former elementary school, Duffield Elementary, which is now Detroit Public Schools’ Bunche Preparatory Academy, 2715 Macomb St., on Tuesday, April 28. While onsite, Lippett spoke to students and had a day of football fun back at his old stomping grounds.
Lippett paid a visit to each classroom at Bunche and picked the “Best Decorated” rooms showcasing their favorite NFL team that they think Tony will be drafted to, or Michigan State themed decorations.
The first place classroom won a lunchtime party from Happy’s Pizza, which included a pizza and breadsticks lunch, autographed photos and goodie bags to take home. The second place classroom enjoyed autographed photos from Lippett for the students. Happy’s Pizza also provided each student in the school specialty coupon cards to take home to their families.
“I’m really excited about the opportunity to be in the NFL and this is a big week for myself and my family. However, I really wanted to come back to the place where it all started and have a fun day with the kids,” says Lippett.
Tony Lippett graduated from Crockett High School and went on to become a standout receiver at Michigan State University. While at MSU, he won the Rose Bowl and Cotton Bowl before graduating and heading for the NFL Draft in 2015.