Found December 09, 2011 on Lions Blog:
PLAYERS: Nate Burleson
TEAMS: Detroit Lions
Lions receiver Nate Burleson might have made NFL history. Burleson said he believes he is the first NFL player to list his elementary school in the taped introductions networks use on national broadcasts. In the introduction for NBC's Sunday night game at New Orleans, Burleson said: "Nate Burleson, Rainier View Elementary."

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