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After a couple of snubs, Terrell Owens will finally be inducted into the to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of its 2018 class. The longtime NFL wide receiver will be joined by Randy Moss, Ray Lewis, Brian Dawkins, Brian Urlacher, Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, and Jerry Kramer.
Owens shared the news via Instagram on Saturday along with a congratulatory message to his fellow inductees.
Owens became eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2016 but was unable to garner enough votes. Though many people predicted 2017 would be his year, the former 49ers, Eagles, and Cowboys receiver failed to get the support once again. It was a controversial snub that was believed to have been based more on his off-field “antics” than his performance on the field. Yes, he had demonstrated some pretty ostentatious behavior throughout his 15-year career; however, you can’t deny the man had serious skills. Before he stepped away from the game in 2010, he had become a six-time Pro Bowler and five-time first-team All-Pro selection. Owens also boasts 1,078 receptions, 15,934 receiving yards, and 153 receiving touchdowns in 219 games.
After failing to make the Hall of Fame Class of 2017, Owens expressed his disappointment in a series of now-deleted tweets, writing: “Unfortunately I DID NOT MAKE IT again this year. Thanks to ALL my fans & supporters. #FlawedProcess” and “HOF is a total joke. Honestly, doesn't mean anything to me to get in beyond this point.”
We had a feeling it still means something to you, Owens. Can't wait for your induction speech in Canton.