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The Pro Football Hall of Fame committee last night announced the six players headed to Canton this summer.
Pittsburgh native Curtis Martin, the NFL’s fourth all-time leading rusher, got the nod in his second year of eligibility.
Joining him are Seahawks defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy, Steelers center Dermontti Dawson, offensive tackle Willie Roaf (Saints and Chiefs), and defensive end and linebacker Chris Doleman (Vikings, Falcons, and 49ers). The senior committee elected Steelers defensive back Jack Butler.
Learn more about each of these players’ many accomplishments below. But first, a few words and a poll about some notable snubs.
Cris Carter, at one of his 8 Pro Bowls. (Wikipedia)
Notable Hall of Fame Snubs
Vikings great Cris Carter, who ended his career second all-time in receptions and receiving touchdowns, will have to wait, again. This is the fifth year that Carter has been a finalist but has not been elected.
Others notable omissions include:
Receiver Tim Brown, who is f...
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By Mike McDermottCurtis Martin, whose career began with three consecutive 1,000-plus yard seasons in New England, has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Former Louisiana Tech offensive lineman Willie Roaf has been named to the 2012 enshrinement class into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 2012 induction ceremony will have a New England flavor this year. Running back Curtis Martin, who was drafted and played three years with the Patriots ,was among five modern-era players selected yesterday.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Curtis Martin has gone from the mean streets of Pittsburgh to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The star running back, who played 11 seasons with the Patriots and Jets, was one of six players elected Saturday to the shrine. Martin once disliked playing the game, but used it to escape a neighborhood where his grandmother was murdered. "When I get awarded something...
Six new members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame were selected today in Indianapolis: Jack Butler, Dermontti Dawson, Chris Doleman, Cortez Kennedy, Curtis Martin and Willie Roaf. The 44-member selection committee’s voting process starts with 15 modern-era candidates and two seniors candidates and then eliminates five modern-era candidates at a time until they’re ready…
Former Vikings Cris Carter and Chris Doleman are hoping to hear their names called for the Hall of Fame Saturday after being finalists before, only to be disappointed after the vote.
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The pass-rush specialist will be a part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2012 class. Another ex-Viking, Cris Carter, did not get in.
He’s In. About Time!
We asked for it to happen a few weeks ago on our Seahawks blog. Now it has come true!
The Pro football Hall of Fame came calling today, and former Seattle Seahawks great Cortez Kennedy proudly answered that call. I hope the Hall has a size 60 gold men’s jacket ready!
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