Former Detroit Lions defensive tackle Doug English was one of eight athletes named to the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2015 induction class announced on Tuesday.
English played for the Lions from 1975 to 1985 after he was drafted in the second round out of Texas in 1975.
Along with Bubba Baker, English was a cornerstone of the “Silver Rush” defensive line.
English was a four-time Pro Bowl selection with 59 sacks in 131 career games. His best season was 1983 when he had 13 sacks and the Lions won the NFC Central division title with a 9-7 record.
He was a special selection by the Hall’s Legends Council.
Others inductees include: Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo, New York Yankees great Derek Jeter, Red Wings forward Sergei Fedorov, University of Michigan and Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin, NHL All-Star Mike Modano, four-time Olympian Sheila Taormina and bowler Aleta Sill.
The official induction is set for Feb. 12 at the Motor City Casino in Detroit.