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Linebacker Andre Tippett: In the words of...

Originally Published: August 1, 2008
By Chris Conetzkey

Teammate Steve Nelson Nelson, a three-time Pro Bowl linebacker who played on the left side with Tippett, on how his teammate's knowledge of martial arts helped make him a dominant defender:

"Oh, he was a black belt, I don't know what discipline, but he was the real deal. He was just a nightmare matchup for an offensive lineman because of his quickness ... Put together all that ability with his desire to be the best, that is why he made as many plays as he did. I think he ...

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