Celebrity sighting in the comics

Every once in a while, a cartoonist throws in a celebrity into their comic strip. The latest that I know of is yesterday’s Speedbump which featured Detroit Lions’ Jeff Backus.

The Detroit Free Press asked Speedbump creator Dave Coverly why Backus?

?I?m a huge Lions fan, and I live in Ann Arbor,? said Coverly, a Plainwell native and Eastern Michigan alumnus. ?So I just try to think of something a little personal to put in there sometimes.

?To me, Jeff Backus kind of epitomizes the Lions; he?s a good football player, but it just doesn?t always work out for him. Plus, linemen never seem to get the glory.?

You can see the comic over on GoComics.