Gutierrez Inducted into the Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
The enshrinement ceremony, which honored Gutierrez and five other individuals for their contributions to the profound legacy of athletic achievement in the Greater Lansing area, took place at the Lansing Center.
A graduate of Charlotte High School, where he received all-state honors in football and wrestling, Gutierrez was a three-year starting offensive lineman for CMU, earning First Team All-MAC recognition in 1995. He was also a key member of Central Michigan’s 1994 MAC Championship team.
Signed as an NFL free agent by the Cincinnati Bengals in 1996, Gutierrez went on to have a distinguished 10-year professional career with three different teams. He played in a total of 117 NFL games, including 112 straight, not missing a single contest between the 1999 and 2005 seasons.
Gutierrez was also a 2007 inductee into the Central Michigan Athletics Hall of Fame.
Gutierrez has served as color commentator for Chippewa football radio broadcasts on the Central Michigan IMG Sports Network since 2009.