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Terrell Owens on Hall team: 'It won't be the Niners'

In a vacuum, Owens would appear to be a definite shoe-in, ranking second only to Jerry Rice with 15,934 career yards and third with 153 touchdowns.


Kahron Spearman


Per a TMZ Sports video, former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens wouldn't want to enter the Hall of Fame as a member of the San Francisco 49ers, declaring so with specific explanation (h/t Bleacher Report.)

The NFL will announce the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees Saturday night in Minneapolis just ahead of Super Bowl LII.  

Answering a question from TMZ Sports about which team he would choose to go in with, Owens replied: "It won't be the Niners."

(About his Hall of Fame snubs) I feel more disrespect than disappointed. And I've always said, too, that when you align your expectations with reality, you'll never be disappointed. So I think in terms of my body of work and what I've done for the game, that speaks loudly for itself. But in terms of bringing up all these other narratives as for why I'm not in the [Hall of Fame] as far as character issues ... it doesn't add up.

After being drafted in the third round of the 1996 draft, out of Tennessee-Chattanooga, Owens recorded 592 receptions for 8,572 yards and 81 touchdowns while earning three All-Pro selections.

His time in San Francisco included some iconic performances and much controversy, which following him to additional All-Pro/Pro Bowl seasons in Philadelphia and Dallas.

He ranks second, only to the legendary Jerry Rice, on the NFL's all-time receiving yards list with 15,934 yards, and third all-time with 153 touchdowns.

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