The NFL made an announcement to reveal this year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees for the class of 2018. Eight men were chosen to receive this prestigious award and they have a variety of backgrounds concerning the teams they played on and where they are friend. Here are this year’s inductees in no particular order.
Ray Lewis is a retired Baltimore Ravens linebacker that has grown to be quite a legendary figure in every football household. Over the course of a 17-year career with the Ravens he managed to have 228 regular-season contests, 2,055 tackles, over 41 sacks, 20 fumble recoveries, 19 forced fumbles and 31 interceptions. In fact, these stats have pushed him to be recognized as the third-best defensive player in NFL history and the ninth-best player in the NFL overall. To put the cherry on the cake, Lewis even made his last professional game on the field as s Super Bowl winner in 2013’s match against the San Francisco 49ers.
Another new Pro Football Hall of Famer and explosive playmaker for several NFL teams, Randy Moss, is also an extremely deserving man of this award. Even though he never won a Super Bowl, he got to play in two different ones over his 14-year career. Some of the teams that he played on included the Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, New England Patriots, Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings. In addition to being the 1998 Offensive Rookie of the Year, Moss also made it to six Pro Bowls and even earned the All-Pro First Team honors four times.He is currently tied for third place among wide receivers in NFL history along with Marvin Harrison.
Third time’s the charm, at least it is for Terrell Owens on his quest to be among the greatest in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Over his 15-year career in the NFL with several teams including the Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers, he managed to be in the Pro Bowl six times and on the First Team All-Pro five times. In professional football history, he ranks as the eighth all-time player for receptions, having a total of 1,078. In addition to that, he is ranked as second in receiving yards and third in receiving touchdowns.
Retired linebacker for the Chicago Bears Brian Urlacher is another great athlete to become a Hall of Famer this year. Over the course of his 13-year career, he earned a spot in the Pro Bowl eight times and was also the 2000 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. In addition to that, he was also the 2005 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, so he hit the ground running from the early years of his time in the professional league. He appeared in a total of 182 games where he retired as an athlete with 1,354 tackles, 41.5 sacks, 22 interceptions, 11 forced fumbles and 15 fumble recoveries.
Brian Dawkins spent 16 productive years in the NFL as a safety player and he has earned a spot in this Hall of Fame after only two years of being eligible for it. During his first 13 seasons he was on the roster of the Philadelphia Eagles before playing with the Denver Broncos for three years. In addition to that, he managed to make himself a Pro Bowler nine times over and four times as a First Team All-Pro player. By the time he retired he tallied up 1,131 career tackles, 26 sacks, 36 forced fumbles, 37 interceptions and 19 fumble recoveries in his career of 224 games.
Former linebacker for the Houston Oilers Robert Brazile is yet another great athlete to earn a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year. His entire decade-long career was spent with the Oilers and during that time he made it to the Pro Bowl as a player seven times and twice on the First Team All-Pro. Even though the Oilers never got to the Super Bowl, Brazile appeared in several playoff games and finished his career with 11 sacks, 14 fumble recoveries and 13 interceptions. In 1975, he was named the Defensive Rookie of the Year.
45 years after being eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Jerry Kramer is finally becoming a member this year. He spent all of his career of 11 years with the Green Bay Packers where he primarily played as a right guard and also played as a kicker during a few seasons. Kramer was a three-time Pro Bowl player and a five-time First Team All-Pro member as well. In addition to that, he is a five-time Super Bowl winner and even won the two very first championships with the Packers in 1967 and 1968.
Longtime NFL general manager Bobby Beathard made it into 2018’s Pro Football Hall of Fame due to his fantastic behind the scenes talent. He served as a scout for both the Kansas City Chiefs and the Atlanta Falcons, and took over as Miami’s direction of player personnel in 1972. Beathard’s squads won two Super Bowls in Miami and then in the late 70s’ he became the general manager for the Washington Redskins. Later on, he is the one who constructed the roster that reached the Super Bowl in January 1995 while he was the general manager for the San Diego Chargers too.
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