Derrick Mason had announced retirement from the NFL on Monday.
The former Michigan State Spartan leaves behind a storied career where he played 8 seasons for the Tennessee Titans, and 6 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. This year Mason played for both the New York Jets, and Houston Texans.
Mason was drafted in 1997, in the 4th round as the 98th overall by the Houston Oilers, who later became the Tennessee Titans.
In 8 seasons with the Titans, Mason had 4 seasons of over a 1,000 yards receiving,caught 37 touchdowns, while catching well over 60 balls in five different seasons.
The Detroit native then moved onto Baltimore where he became the franchise’s all time leading receiver.
In 6 seasons with the Ravens , Mason caught over 60 passes in every season, went over a 1,000 yards receiving 4 times, and caught 29 touchdowns. He was a two time pro-bowl selection and on two all-pro teams during his career.