Rivers named to Senior Bowl Hall of Fame

St. Michael Catholic head football coach was recently inducted to AL Sports HOF

By Cole McNanna
Sports Editor
cole@gulfcoastmedia.com
Posted 6/8/22

Philip Rivers received another call to the hall as he was announced as a member of the Senior Bowl's 2022 Hall of Fame class in April. He will be inducted during a June 26 ceremony alongside Kevin Faulk, Von Miller, Dak Prescott and Patrick Willis.

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Rivers named to Senior Bowl Hall of Fame

St. Michael Catholic head football coach was recently inducted to AL Sports HOF

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Philip Rivers received another call to the hall as he was announced as a member of the Senior Bowl's 2022 Hall of Fame class in April. He will be inducted during a June 26 ceremony alongside Kevin Faulk, Von Miller, Dak Prescott and Patrick Willis.

Rivers — the current head football coach at St. Michael Catholic High School in Fairhope — was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of fame May 7.

The Senior Bowl, hosted annually in Mobile, invites top NFL draft prospects to broadcast their skills and meet with coaches through a week of practice which culminates in a full-speed game.

In a news release, Rivers was quoted saying the Chargers' coaching staff coached the team he was on, and he felt that helped the familiarity which ultimately brought Rivers to San Diego at first.

"I felt like they already had an interest in me but getting to be on that team with those coaches, them being able to see me work day-to-day, being in the huddle and in the meeting room was a huge benefit to me," Rivers said. "They were able to feel confident and ultimately made that trade to have me become a Charger and be a Charger for 16 years."

He said he has many fond memories of his 2004 Senior Bowl, including a link to the Cardinals he coaches every day.

"I had a lot of teammates that I ended up following and keeping up with because I played with them in that game. It is ironic now that I am back here in Mobile and Baldwin County — Saint Michael, the high school I coach for, plays in the same stadium in Fairhope where we practiced during Senior Bowl week," Rivers said. "It was a special week — I remember winning the MVP and enjoying that time with my wife. I am very excited to go into the Senior Bowl Hall of Fame, and this is a heck of a class with a lot of guys I've competed against over the years, so this is certainly an honor I'm thankful for."

Rivers was a four-year starter for the North Carolina State Wolfpack before his Senior Bowl led him to be traded to the Chargers on draft day. In the NFL, he started 240 of 244 games throughout his 17-year career that ended with the Indianapolis Colts.

He holds 21 of the Chargers' franchise records including the most fourth-quarter comebacks, most consecutive starts as a quarterback (224), most pass completions (4,908) and most passing touchdowns (397).

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