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Also unsurprising: Randy Moss joined him.
It is obviously an honor to be elected to the Hall of Fame, whether it be in year one or twenty.
Not making it this year?
Ray Lewis, Brian Urlacher, Brian Dawkins, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, Bobby Beathard, Jerry Kramer and Robert Brazile are the new inductees.
"John Lynch is one of the best football players I've ever played against", said Indianapolis/Denver quarterback Peyton Manning, himself a sure-fire first-ballot Hall-of-Famer. Moss, Jerry Rice and Terrell Owens are the only players to rank in the top five in National Football League history in receiving yards, touchdown receptions and 100-yard games. Lewis was a two-time Defensive Player of the Year, a Super Bowl MVP and a 13-time Pro Bowler.
However, he's now contending with a strong group of first-year eligible players. After all, Ray Lewis was being investigated for murder at one point and ended up pleading guilty for obstruction of justice. Lewis was also fined $250,000 by the NFL. Moss had nine, including the incredible 2007 season with New England, where he posted an NFL-record 23 scores.
He caught nine passes for 122 yards, a near-miracle given that he was basically playing on one loeg. He immediately made an impact and had a late-career renaissance with the Broncos, earning a second-team All-Pro selection and a Pro Bowl nod for his 2009 performance.
Owens' on-field credentials made him appear like a lock for Canton, with 1,078 career receptions, 15,934 yards and 156 touchdowns in his 16-year career. The six-time Pro Bowler and five-time All-Pro ranks second in National Football League history with 15,934 receiving yards and third with 153 touchdown catches on 1,078 receptions. It was nearly explicitly as a result of Owens's behavior outside the lines. He also played with San Francisco, Philadelphia, Buffalo and Cincinnati during his career. In a 46-36 victory over Dallas on Thanksgiving Day of that season, Moss caught three passes, all going for touchdowns, and had 163 receiving yards. He finished with eight seasons with at least 1,200 yards receiving and seven with at least 70 catches. However, Urlacher garnered the support needed to get a gold jacket on his first attempt. For his first six years, Boselli was a three-time All-Pro and a five-time Pro Bowl selection.
Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher terrorized opposing offenses from the middle of the field.
After being selected with the 61st pick in the 1996 NFL Draft, the former Clemson Tiger quickly became the Eagles' starting free safety, a position he held for the next decade plus, and revolutionized the position at the NFL level. "I watched Steve Largent, and I don't think I can say enough good words about Jerry Rice and what he meant to the game".
Economists believe the loss of manufacturing jobs has more to do with automation and globalization than specific trade deals. Moreover, it's an open question how much credit a president , especially in his first year, can take for the economy.
The Redskins had the option of either franchise tagging Cousins again - this time for $34.5m - or committing to a long-term deal. That's plenty for a team that needs only a few pieces and better injury luck to make a playoff run in 2018.
That top-seeded team lost in the region finals to Syracuse, 68-62, after blowing a 16-point lead in the second half. State in Chapel Hill, the first time both programs dropped a game at home on the same day since February of 1973.
Talks to renegotiate NAFTA - in effect since 1994 between the U.S., Mexico and Canada - are now in their sixth round. Union leaders hope the complaint will help push the USA toward stronger labor laws as NAFTA negotiations continue.
After all, USA appliances tend to be more expensive, because we tend to pay our workers more than Chinese and Korean companies. The only difference is that while Obama's tariffs were focused on China specifically, Trump's apply to all foreign producers.
Twelve North Korean female ice hockey players crossed the border last week to join their counterparts in the South. Ji has told his story in speeches and in videos distributed by human rights groups around the world.
Foles labeled Smith as a player who "can turn a locker room around", calling him "one of the most athletic guys" in the NFL . A number of teams, including the Jets , Broncos , Browns, Dolphins, Cardinals, Bills etc. are all potential landing spots.
Trump, who is due to make his own speech on Friday, argues that a strong US economy is a boon to the wider world. But the president, in a gathering dominated by the rich, is in a comfort zone underscored by his own wealth.
The two front-runners in the Republican gubernatorial primary race in Michigan, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and Lt. Andrea Munford with the steadfast leadership of Chief (Jim) Dunlap", Simon said. "With change comes pushback".
McMaster confirmed in the phone conversation that the USA would not give weapons to the YPG militia, the statement said. The Kurds in Afrin were not involved in fighting IS and have not received American help, United States officials say.
Pettapiece echoed that sentiment, stating, "As MPP, my top priority will continue to be the people I am privileged to represent". Brown said he has instructed his lawyers to ensure that the allegations are addressed in court.
UT Medical Center reports 6 flu deaths in January
As flu cases rise across Michigan, Oakland County health officials are calling on residents to get vaccinated. The same virus was the dominant flu bug last winter, when the flu season wasn't as bad.
When and where to watch Union Budget 2018 Live
It is also suggested that the Rs1.5 lakh ceiling for deduction for principal repayment of housing loan in Section 80C be raised. Otherwise, as it stands now, the deduction is insignificant, especially when clubbed with other tax-saving instruments.
Huddersfield 0-3 Liverpool: Reds stars rated and slated
Huddersfield have now lost four league games in a row and are being dragged ever further into the mire of a relegation battle. He added that the win was exactly the reaction he was hoping for from his team, after losing two consecutive games.
San Jose to host 2019 NHL All-Star game
While Bettman trumpeted the ability to "share NHL hockey with our fans overseas" he seemed nonplussed about skipping the Olympics. Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon are eight and nine points back of Nikita Kucherov, respectively, for the overall scoring lead.
Swedish player takes 1-shot lead
Tiger Woods was everywhere but the fairway and putted for birdie on only half of his holes. His play from tee to green may have been "gross" (Woods' word ), but it was also tidy.
#SAvIND: India win toss, will bat first in third Test
Because we gave South Africa a total and forced them to play their best cricket to go for it. "I think we bowled really well". Brief scores: India first innings: 45/2 (Virat Kohli 24 batting; Vernon Philander 1/1) vs South Africa at lunch on Day 1.