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2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame class announced

Randy Moss, Ray Lewis, and Brian Urlacher get into the Hall on their first year on the ballot. Wide receiver Terrell Owens finally enters on his third try.


Kahron Spearman


Randy Moss, Ray Lewis, and Brian Urlacher headline the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame class, reaching the honor in their first go on the ballot.

A former Baltimore Ravens great, Lewis is evidently the most decorated player of the class, with 13 Pro Bowls, a two Defensive Player of the Year awards, and a Super Bowl MVP in two wins.

Wide receiver Terrell Owens finally enters the Hall on his third try. He currently sitting eighth all-time in receptions (1,078), second in receiving yards (15,935) and third in receiving touchdowns (153.)

I've been going a long time. And now I can finally rest. I want to go fishing with a cigar now and just sit back. I don't want to work out every day now. Growing up as a child, I know what [a Hall of Fame middle linebacker] looked like -- Mike Singletary, Dick Butkus. Who dreams of being in that category, sitting with those guys?

Ray Lewis
Hall of Fame linebacker

Aside from Jerry Rice, Moss was arguably the most dominant receiver in league history. He retired second all-time in receiving yards and touchdowns, which was accomplished even with a couple lost seasons in Oakland and sometimes controversial behavior.

There has to be a particular satisfaction for former safety Brian Dawkins, who played 13 of his 16 seasons for the Eagles - winners of Super Bowl LII. He was a nine-time Pro Bowl selection, a hard-hitter with the ability to play in the box or out in space.

Defensive lineman Robert Brazile and former Packer legend Jerry Kramer, member of the NFL's 50th-anniversary team, earned entry via the senior committee. 

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