Former NFL receiver Andre Rison still considers himself to be the greatest wideout to ever play the game.
And he’ll tell anyone who’ll listen — even if it’s a sparse audience of youngsters who have paid to attend his football camp.
Per the Altoona (Pa.) Mirror, roughly 10 to 20 kids have signed up for the two-day camp to be held later this week by Rison, in conjunction with former Michigan State teammate and NFL running back Lorenzo White.
The event takes place at the satellite campus of the University of Pittsburgh, in Johnstown.
On the first day of the camp, Rison won’t say anything about his on-field exploits. On day two, he’ll show them his highlight reel.
“That’s when I really let them know, in my eyes, I was the best to ever play the game,” Rison said.
Frankly, we don’t know what’s more sad — a guy like Uncle Rico from Napoleon Dynamite who thinks he was a break or two away from making it as a pro athlete (and who buys a time machine on the Internet in the hopes of getting there) or a guy like Rison, who simply can’t move on beyond a good career that he believes to have been much better than it really was.
Rison spent 12 seasons in the NFL, appearing on seven different teams: the Colts, Falcons, Browns, Jaguars, Packers, Chiefs, and Raiders. He last played in 2000.