Pro Football Hall of Fame Choices: Lewis, Urlacher, Moss, Owens and Dawkins


Terrell Owens in a Super Bowl for a Philadelphia Eagles in 2005, when they mislaid to a Patriots. Owens held 9 passes for 122 yards in a diversion notwithstanding carrying recently undergone medicine for a damaged bone in his right leg and for a ripped ankle ligament. He done a Hall of Fame Saturday on his third try.

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MINNEAPOLIS — The hard-hitting linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher and a big-play receiver Randy Moss any done a Pro Football Hall of Fame on his initial try, while a receiver Terrell Owens got in on his third time on a ballot.

Safety Brian Dawkins, in his second year of eligibility, also was selected by a Hall of Fame electorate on Saturday.

Those 5 were a modern-day actor selections in an eight-person category that also enclosed a executive Bobby Beathard and dual nominees selected by a Seniors Committee, a former Green Bay Packers lineman Jerry Kramer and a former Houston Oilers linebacker Robert Brazile.

Lewis and Urlacher helped conclude a center linebacker position in their era. Lewis won dual Associated Press Defensive Player of a Year awards and one Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award for a Baltimore Ravens, and Urlacher won a Defensive Player of a Year award, too.


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Moss and Owens were dual of a many energetic receivers of their time, though also lightning rods given of a periodic inability to get along good with teammates and coaches. Each played for 5 teams in his career. Moss, who is fourth in career N.F.L. receiving yards, became a initial receiver given Jerry Rice to be selected for a Hall on his initial list appearance.

Owens finished No. 2 in career receiving yards — behind Rice, who was an Owens teammate with a San Francisco 49ers. His wait to be inaugurated to a Hall influenced adult concerns that he was being foul penalized for celebrity squabbles and impracticable touchdown celebrations.

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