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!

Terrell Davis

Former NFL Running back Terrell Davis was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the sixth round (196th pick overall) of the 1995 NFL Draft out of Georgia.

In the history of Professional Football, only one back has won League MVP, Super Bowl MVP, rushed for 2,000 yards in a season, won back-to-back Super Bowls and rush for 100 yards in seven consecutive playoff games (every one of them his team winning).

That back was Terrell Davis.

And though his career was shortened due to injury, Davis was just as productive as some running backs that are in the Hall of Fame. As the Broncos Vice President of Corporate Communications Jim Saccomano notes;
Due to injuries, his career was limited, making the logical and frequently made comparison to Gale Sayers, The Kansas Comet, who went into the Hall of Fame after a career of just six years. Usually, it is presumed that the stats comparison favors Sayers, and TD is trying to catch Sayers.

Not so fast, says I. The comparison, I believe, actually favors the man not in the Hall, not the very popular and deserving Sayers.Terrell Davis, in his injury-reduced career, had more yards, more touchdowns, and more championships (Sayers had none), more 2,000-yard seasons (one to zero). Sayers in fact scored 22 touchdowns his rookie year and then averaged just six scored a season every year after that.
It should also be added that during the 1998 season, the Broncos would get so far ahead of teams that they would often pull Davis out of games, so as to not risk injuring him. Davis recalls one time being asked at halftime if he wanted to play in the second half of one game against the Philadelphia Eagles. In all, TD sat out eight quarters in '98 (the equivalent to two full games). It's hard to fathom what records he may have broken had he played through full games that season.

In seven years with Denver, Davis rushed 1,655 times for 7,607 yards and scored 65 all purpose touchdowns.

A member of the 1990's All Decade Team, Davis was a three-time Pro Bowl selection, three-time All Pro, two-time Super Bowl Champion, League MVP, Super Bowl MVP, and two-time offensive player of the year.

Davis was a complete back.

He was inducted into the Denver Broncos Ring Of Fame on September 23, 2007, in a home game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has been eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame since 2007 but is yet to get farther than being a semifinalists.

It's time to get Davis into Canton!


  1. Please put Terrell Davis in the HOF. In my opinion, he was the best to ever play his position. Although he missed 4 quarters because Coach Shanahan benched him because he led Denver to such a big lead, TD still ran for 2'008 yards in 1998. Imagine if he played those 4 quarters. Terrel would've at least ran for 2'208 yards. In Superbowl XXXII Davis had a migraine headache and still ran for 3 touchdowns and was still named MVP. I'm not taking anything away from Emmitt Smith, he was amazing, but TD would've broken his records if it weren't for that injury in 1999. Emmitt ran for 18355 yards in 15 years. In Davis' first 4 years, he ran for 6,400 yards with an average of 1,600 yards per season. If he kept that average for 15 seasons, he would've shattered Smith's record with 24,000 yards. Please, just get Terrell Davis in Canton.

  2. Terrell Davis is the first name I think of when it comes to the RB position. Please get him in the hall of fame.

  3. Terrell Davis deserves to be in HOF. I think that Denver Broncos owes the success of his two championships, in large part to TD.