We are 30 days away Michigan fans to the start of the 2016 season! Nike is officially back and the Jumpman era has begun with a bang! Players are pumped and looking great in the new gear!
As we continue our countdown, we look back at Andre Weathers. The Flint native played cornerback for the Wolverines from 1995 to 1998 and was part of the 1997 National Championship team. Below are his career highlights and achievements:
- He had a 43-yard interception run-back for the winning touchdown in a 20–14 victory over Ohio State.
- Weathers also had a key sack of Ryan Leaf in Michigan’s victory over Washington State in the 1998 Rose Bowl.
- In 1998, following Woodson’s departure, Weathers was the leader of a Michigan secondary that remained one of the best in college football.
- During his four-year career at Michigan, Weathers had 84 tackles and 5 interceptions.
- Weathers was selected by the New York Giants in the sixth round of the 1999 NFL Draft (205th overall pick).
- He signed with the Giants in July 1999.
- In that game, his first in the NFL, Weathers intercepted a pass off Trent Dilfer and returned it for the winning touchdown as the Giants defeated Buccaneers, 17–13.
- Weathers appeared in nine games for the Giants during the 1999 NFL season. However, he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a November 1999 game against the Indianapolis Colts.
- Weathers underwent knee surgery in November 1999.
- A rookie in 1999, Weathers showed plenty of promise before tearing his left ACL in the ninth game of the season. The Giants were cautious in bringing Weathers back, but he reinjured the same knee in the 24–7 victory over the Eagles, will again need surgery and faces another year-long rehab.
- Weathers attempted a comeback with the Giants in 2001, but did not make the team.
- He was released by the Giants in August 2001.
- After retiring from football, Weathers returned to his hometown, Flint, Michigan.
- He worked as a high school football coach at Flint Central High School and with the Genesee County Patriots semi-pro team.