Mayor Booker to Commemorate NFL Great Andre Tippett’s Return Home to Newark
NFL Hall of Fame Inductee Andre Tippett will lead this year’s African American Heritage Parade.
His induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August will make Tippett the first athlete ever from the City of Newark to receive such an accolade. He is the Patriots’ second player to be inducted into this national shrine.
“Andre is a pioneer, a leader and a role model for young people across our great city,” said Mayor Booker. “His stirring manifestation of personal excellence on and off the field is truly an inspiration for future generations, and we are proud to join him in celebrating his triumphant return home to Newark.”
“We are so proud to have Andre come home to celebrate his Hall of Fame honor with us”, stated Newark Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Marion A. Bolden. “We are even more delighted that he is a product of Newark Public Schools and chose to celebrate this milestone with our students and this great city.”