Former Spartan Football star, T.J. Duckett, will join seven others to form the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2018 induction class.

Duckett is most known for his standout career at Michigan State were he rushed for 3,379 yards in three seasons.

He also helped the Spartans to victories in the Florida Citrus Bowl and the Silicon Valley Football Classic alongside teammate Charles Rogers.

In high school at Loy Norrix in Kalamazoo, Duckett received All-American honors.

The Atlanta Falcons drafted Duckett in the first round with the 18th overall pick of the 2002 NFL Draft.

Duckett played seven seasons in the NFL, including one season with the Detroit Lions in 2007.

The class also includes former Lion Robert Porcher and former US Women's National Team co-captain Kate Sobrero-Markgraf.

Basketball stars B.J. Armstrong and Daedra Charles-Furlow also join Duckett in the class. Charles-Furlow passed away in April.

Basketball coach Charlie Coles and football star Cullen Finnerty are also posthumously honored.

Detroit Free Press writer Mick McCabe also will be inducted for an award-winning writing career that spans close to 50 years.

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