Pro Football Hall Of Fame Updates

Congratulations to Shannon Sharpe who is headed to Canton, Ohio, in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2011! Our goal is to get Terrell Davis, Randy Gradishar and Steve Atwater in next. Be sure to check out our YouTube video!

Rod Smith

In the 1994 NFL Draft, Rod Smith was selected by ... nobody. He went undrafted before signing on with the New England Patriots. Soon after being released by the Patriots he signed on with the Denver Broncos.

He would go on to break almost team every receiving record and re-write record books for undrafted players.

Through his thirteen years in the League, Smith had 1,000+ receiving yards eight times, two seasons of at least 100 receptions, and led the NFL in receptions in 2001. He won two Super Bowls with the team and had 5 catches for 152 yards (the fourth hightest Super Bowl total in the history of the game) and a 80-yard touchdown in Super Bowl XXXIII.

One of the most beloved Bronco players of all time, Smith was a 3-time Pro Bowl selection, 2-time All Pro choice, and 2-time Super Bowl Champion.

He finished his career with 849 receptions, nearly 20,000 all purpose yards and 70 touchdowns.

"It was never the stats with him," said Smith's agent, Boulder-based Tom Mills. "To Rod, stats were the by-product of everything else. We used to have bonuses in his contract based on individual performance. But Rod was like, 'I don't really care about that.' So we ended up setting up incentives triggered by team performance, by wins and playoff appearances. It was fitting because that's how he was motivated."
He will be eligible for the Hall Of Fame in the year 2013.

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