There are some huge stars among the 27 modern-era Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalists.
The list includes first-time nominees Randy Moss, Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher.
Other huge names are Jimmy Johnson, Hines Ward, Edgerrin James, and of course Terrell Owens who is in his third year of Hall of Fame eligibility.
— Pro Football HOF (@ProFootballHOF) November 22, 2017
There will probably be no question asked more about the upcoming Hall of Fame class than will Owens finally secure enough votes to take his rightful place among the greatest players to ever play professional football.
Owens spent 15 seasons in the NFL, and during that span played for the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals. With the 49ers, Eagles and Cowboys he was arguably the best wide receiver in the NFL. He caught 10 or more touchdown passes eight times, and was a first-team All-Pro five times.
His career concluded following the 2010 season. He has the second-most receiving yards in NFL history, third-most receiving touchdowns and eighth-most receptions. However, Owens made some enemies during his career because of some of his comments, and for not always being perceived as a team player.
This has potential to be one of the most star-studded classes to ever be inducted into the Hall of Fame, but that will only happen if the right players are voted in. Moss is another player who wasn’t always the most beloved player by the media during his career.
There can’t be a museum with the best players in the history of professional football without Owens and Moss.