Another year, another list for the ages. On the eve of Super Bowl 52 between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class has been officially announced.
Eight individuals received the nod. Among them is Terrell Owens, everybody's favorite diva weapon who did just about anything to tick those around him off. This, his third ballot, finally turned out to be the charm.
The full 2018 class:
- Ray Lewis, MLB, Baltimore Ravens
- Randy Moss, WR, Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots, Tennessee Titans, San Francisco 49ers
- Terrell Owens, WR, San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals
- Brian Urlacher, MLB, Chicago Bears
- Brian Dawkins, S, Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos
- Robert Brazile, LB, Houston Oilers
- Jerry Kramer, G, Green Bay Packers
- Bobby Beathard, Front Office, Washington Redskins, Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers
Robert Brazile and Jerry Kramer were elected through the senior committee. Bobby Beathard gets in via the contributor committee.
Ray Lewis gets in on his first try. The first-ballot Hall of Famer finished his career with two Super Bowl rings and the distinction as, arguably, the greatest middle linebacker of all-time.
Randy Moss also skated in on wheels as his play over the course of a 14-year NFL career forever put his name next to the tag of playmaker. Finishing with 982 receptions, 15,292 yards and 156 touchdowns, Moss is one of the most prolific offensive players ever born.
As previously mentioned, Terrell Owens finally gets in on the third attempt. His stats never held him back. It was the other stuff. Owens ranks eighth all-time in receptions (1,078), second in receiving yards (15,934), and third in receiving touchdowns (153).
Brian Urlacher helped bring the Monsters of the Midway back to life, enjoying a 13-year career, all with the Chicago Bears. Brian Dawkins was one of the most feared hitters in the game while linebacker Robert Brazile and Jerry Kramer get in by way of the senior committee.
Bobby Beathard is most known for helping put together the perfect Miami Dolphins team and then running the Washington Redskins during the 1980s. He won a total of four Super Bowls from the front office.
The eight men will officially be enshrined in Canton this summer.