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Ray Lewis, Randy Moss and Brian Urlacher highlight Hall of Fame class

05 August, 2018, 20:10 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
  • Pompei Just like in his Bears career Brian Urlacher was fast and thoughtful in his HOF speech

Brian Urlacher has become a record-28th Chicago Bear inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Maybe nothing sums up Owen's career better than his impromptu reaction to a fan who yelled out "I love you" during his Hall of Fame acceptance speech on Saturday, via ESPN.

The former wide receiver's speech lasted thirty-nine minutes, where he thanked his mother for her support and even addressed a fan who shouted out "I love you, T.O". And with his heart on his sleeve, he shared all the pain that he overcame in his personal life.

Unlike other members of this year's Hall of Fame class, Owens spoke from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, instead of Canton, Ohio. From the moment his professional football career began in 1996, Owens has been unapologetically honest, an attribute that most of the league at that time could not relate to.

Terrell Owens had almost everyone in McKenzie Arena standing by the end of his Hall of Fame speech. "Whether it's three years or 45 years, you should get what you rightfully earned".

Owens' speech at his alma mater reiterated why he chose to skip the Hall of Fame festivities.

Near the end of his speech, Owens got the crowd involved. "I've already reached out to you guys individually, and I expressed, and I will express it again, my utmost respect for each of you and for what we have accomplished". The late Dennis Green, who was Moss's first coach with the Vikings, and was the one who took a chance on him in 1998 with the 18th-overall pick. Owens only trails the great Jerry Rice (22,895), his former teammate with the San Francisco 49ers. They were going to mail it to him Saturday. During the evening, he wore a tie that had the names of several people stitched in. Kept out of Canton for the first two years of his eligibility, one of the game's best ever receivers finally made it in this time around.

Missing the Hall of Fame's other seven inductees and all the pageantry of Canton was no loss for Davis.

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