2004 All Star East


Larry Gibson


6’ 195 lbs.

High School Coach: Brian Flint

High School, Class: Riverview, B

College: Saginaw Valley State University


Larry was a four-year varsity starter in placekicking and punting. During those four years he earned the respect of his teammates, coaches, and community for his exceptional talent. Larry set the high school record for longest field goal at 51 yards his senior year, breaking his junior year record of 48 yards. He made 95 of 97 extra points; setting a MHSAA record for consecutive extra points in a career at 67 in his junior year. His punting avenge has gone from 32.2 yards freshmen year to 39.7 yards in his senior year. Larry received many awards from MVP of Special Teams from his coaches to All Huron, All West Detroit News, All West Detroit Free Press, All Metro, All State for Class B and Division 4, and Special Mention by the Associated Press.


Larry also played four years of varsity tennis, three years as a starter. As a sophomore he played third team doubles, as a junior second team doubles and as a senior first team doubles with good friend Brian Bortner. Larry achieved second team All Huron League at second team double, his junior year.


“There are many people I want to thank for all their support, encouragement and guidance which enabled me to achieve my goals in high school. First is my family, Mom and Rick, Dad, Samantha, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Second are my coaches: Brian Flint, Jeff Orto, Donald Lessner, Michael Lantzy and all my other coaches who have coached me through the years. Third are all my teachers who recognized my potential, especially, Libby Christensen and Lisa Zoltowski. Lastly I thank all of the Riverview football fans cheering for me.”



All Huron League 2nd Team Placekicker, 2000

All Huron League 1st Team Placekicker, 2001, 2002 & 2003

All Huron League 1st Team Punter, 2002, 2003

All West 2nd Team, Detroit News and Detroit Free Press, 2002

All West 1st Team, Detroit News and Detroit Free Press, 2001, 2003

All Metro Honorable Mention, Detroit News, 2001, 2002

All Metro 2nd Team, Detroit News, 2003

All State Class B Honorable Mention, Detroit News, 2001, 2002

All State Class B, Detroit News, 2003

All State Honorable Mention Division 4,