Mose Rison
Position: Wide Receivers
Alma Mater: Central Michigan
Graduating Year: 1978
Experience: 2 Years
Phone: (989) 774-3896
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Mose Rison
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 02/17/2012

Mose Rison, a member of Central Michigan’s 1974 Division II national championship team and former assistant coach, is in his second season as the Chippewas’ receivers coach.

In 2012, the CMU receivers excelled under Rison’s guidance, combining for 166 receptions for 2,407 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Cody Wilson cemented his status as one of the greatest receivers in program history with a standout senior season. The Third Team All-MAC selection and 2012 Kurt Dobronski Award winner led the team with 74 receptions and ranked second in receiving yards (840) and receiving yards per game (64.6), recording five 100-yard receiving games. Wilson finished his career catching a pass in 42 consecutive games and ranks third all-time in receptions (230) and fifth in in receiving yards (2,729). In his final game in the maroon and gold, he fittingly caught the game-winning touchdown pass in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.

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Titus Davis built on his standout freshman campaign, reaffirming his status as one of the MAC’s most dangerous offensive threats in his sophomore season. Despite missing time due to injury, Davis led the team with 860 receiving yards, eight receiving touchdowns, and a 71.7 receiving yards per game average, earning Second Team All-MAC honors. His eight scores equaled his total from 2011 and rank tied for sixth on the CMU single season charts while his yardage total has him just outside the top 10 in the Chippewas’ record book. Davis’ 20.0 yards per reception average led the MAC and ranked No. 1 in the nation among receivers with more than 40 catches. Versus Western Michigan, he put together one of the greatest single game receiving performances in program history, catching 10 passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns. In that game, he accounted for 41 percent of CMU’s offense and totaled the third highest receiving yards all-time. With 16 receiving touchdowns in just 24 career games, Davis ranks tied for sixth in the CMU record book.

Redshirt freshman Andrew Flory burst onto the scene in 2012, demonstrating a knack for big plays at key times. Filling in for an injured Titus Davis versus Eastern Michigan, Flory caught a decisive nine passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns in the win. In the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, he hauled in first quarter touchdown receptions of 69 and 29 yards to give CMU an early lead.

A native of Flint, Mich., Rison was a four-year letterman (1974-77) who still ranks 10th in school history with 2,838 career rushing yards. He was CMU’s Most Valuable Player and an All-Mid-American Conference first team selection after rushing for 1,241 yards and scoring 12 touchdowns (11 rushing, one kickoff return) in 1977.

Rison’s coaching career began at CMU, where he coached receivers and directed the special teams from 1981-88. He spent two seasons at Navy (1989- 90) and five at Rutgers (1991-95) before a six-year run at Stanford (1996-2001) that included a Pac-10 Conference championship in 1999 and trip to the Rose Bowl.

Rison spent two seasons in the National Football League, coaching the New York Jets’ receivers in 2001 and 2002. He was part of a staff that helped lead the Jets to the AFC Wild Card in 2001 and an AFC East championship in 2002.

In 2006, Rison was named assistant head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at North Carolina Central. While mentoring a freshman quarterback, he helped install a new offensive system that produced a school- record 30.9 points per game as the Eagles finished 11-1 and won the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association title.

Rison was named head coach in 2007 and led NCCU’s transition from NCAA Division II to the Football Championship Subdivision level. He was 16-22 in three and a half seasons as NCCU’s head coach.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from CMU in 1978 and master’s degree in 1983.

Rison and his wife, Marilynn, have two daughters, Dominique and Tara.

The Rison File

1981-88   Central Michigan   Receivers/Special Teams Coordinator  
1988   Detroit Lions   Summer Internship  
1989-90   Navy   Receivers  
1991-95   Rutgers   Receivers/Tight Ends  
1993   New York Jets   Summer Internship  
1996-2001   Stanford   Receivers  
1999   Chicago Bears   Summer Internship  
2000   Baltimore Ravens   Summer Internship  
2001-02   New York Jets   Receivers  
2003   Arizona   Receivers/Passing Game Coordinator  
2004   Livingstone   Offensive Coordinator  
2005   Davidson   Quarterbacks/Receivers/Passing Game Coordinator  
2006   North Carolina Central   Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks  
2007-10   North Carolina Central   Head Coach (16-22 overall)  
2012   Central Michigan   Receivers