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NFL lineman Fisher to be CMU's homecoming grand marshal


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Chuck Miller/Staff Photographer Senior offensive linemen Eric Fisher attempts to block Akron defensive linemen Alfonso Horner as senior quarterback Ryan Radcliff attempts a pass during Saturday's game against the Akron Zips. The Chippewas won the game 35-14.

Former first overall pick in the NFL Draft Eric Fisher will be Central Michigan's 2016 homecoming grand marshal.

Homecoming is Oct. 8, when CMU hosts Ball State. Fisher's team — the Kansas City Chiefs — don't have a game that weekend.

"When I received the call from Coach Bono and he told me I was selected to be grand marshal, I thought it was a huge honor," Fisher said to Central Michigan University's official website. "It seems every year my bye week lands on an away game for CMU so I haven't been able to attend a game in such a long time. So not only do I get to come back for a game, but on top of that it's the homecoming game. It will be a special day!"

The 6-foot-7, 315-pound offensive lineman was the first player from the Mid-American Conference to be drafted first overall to the NFL when he went to the Chiefs in 2013. He has started in 13 or more games in all three seasons. His contract with Kansas City, which is worth a guaranteed $22 million, expires after this season.

Fisher played 42 games at CMU, starting 32 times. In his senior season, the offensive line allowed 15 sacks. 

The Rochester native is one of two Chippewas to be drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft in program history, joining Joe Staley, who was taken 28th in 2007.

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