Hey, did you hear the big news on Wednesday? Lions kicker Jason Hanson
finally decided to hang up his cleats and retire from the NFL. Hanson held that position with the franchise for 21 seasons. Which begs the question, “Just how old is this guy?” Since you’re asking, the two-time Pro Bowl kicker is 42 and will turn 43 in June. During his tenure, 106 different kickers have played at least one game in the regular season and postseason, according to STATS Inc.
The Lions spent a second-round pick on Hanson waaaaayyyyyy back in 1992, which got us wondering, what was going on back then? A 21-year career in the NFL is something to be proud of and below you’ll find some fun facts from the year 1992. We promise, this post is more than just old Seinfeld and Saved By The Bell clips.
The No. 1 overall pick in 1992 NFL Draft? The Colts drafted Steve Emtman.Who won the Super Bowl in 1992? Mark Rypien led the Redskins to the Lombardi Trophy.Who won the World Series in 1992? Pat Borders took home the MVP as the Blue Jays beat the Braves 4 games to 2.What were the biggest hit singles? Well, why don’t you grab your headphones, sit back and take in the year 1992. A little of Whitney Houston, Nirvana and Boyz II Men. What a treat.What was the No. 1 grossing movie? Aladdin. Admit it, you have the soundtrack.
What is Bryce Harper doing on this list? Oh, he was born in 1992. No big deal.