DENVER (CBS4) – The wait continues for fans of Pat Bowlen who are hoping the Denver Broncos owner will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Each year the hall considers candidates for its contributor category. This year Bobby Beathard, a general manager for many different teams, was announced as the choice for the category.
Within minutes of the hall sending out a tweet about the news, Broncos fans responded with comments like An absolute disgrace that Pat Bowlen was not selected. It shouldn’t have even been close (Mike Middleton) and How can you continue to deny Mr Bowlen’s rightful spot in Canton. His impact & success over the decades can’t be ignored (AK).
Bowlen oversaw team operations for the Broncos for 30 years before Alzheimer’s Disease forced him to step back. He and his family still own the team but it is run by President Joe Ellis and General Manager John Elway. During his tenure as an active owner, Bowlen helped shape the future of professional football as a member of the NFL’s most powerful committees.
“Let’s just say if I spoke better Japanese I wouldn’t be here,” Davis told the Associated Press. “I’m telling you, I was this close to walking out of there because I looked at everything around me and I just had no shot of making the team. I was a sixth-round draft pick, I was seventh on the depth chart, I wasn’t getting any reps in practice, I had my coach constantly on me. And it just didn’t feel like there was any way of me making the team.” PHOTO GALLERY: Terrell Davis: Hall Of Fame NFL Career One big hit on special teams, though, changed all of that, and launched a special career unlike any other.While his career may have been short, Davis is the only running back to win back-to-back Super Bowl titles, an MVP trophy, a Super Bowl MVP honor, a 2,000-yard season, and seven consecutive playoff wins in which he ran for 100 yards or more. Davis was selected as a Hall of Fame inductee in February after several years of eligibility. The moment he learned he got the call to the Hall was priceless, as a Davis and a room full of family and friends couldn’t stop cheering. The honors of who will present Davis go to his agent Neil Schwartz. “I chose him, really for a simple reason, before I got drafted, before I signed an agent out of the University of Georgia, we met in a diner in New York, and we had this long talk,” Davis said. “It was probably around 8 o’clock in the evening. We shut the diner down around three in the morning. We had a very candid conversation. It was very honest, very open. When we left that diner, he looked at me and said, ‘I want you to promise me one thing.” And I said, ‘What is that?’ He said, ‘When you make it to Canton, I want to present you.’ I said, ‘Wow.” And so I took that as this man having all the confidence in the world in me, and I hadn’t even played a down in the NFL. I said ‘OK, when it happens I’ll let you present me.’ So now he’s presenting me.” RELATED: Terrell Davis Poses For Hall Of Fame Bust Alongside Davis on Saturday, kicker Morten Andersen, safety Kenny Easley, owner Jerry Jones, defensive end Jason Taylor, running back LaDainian Tomlinson, and quarterback Kurt Warner will also be inducted. Davis joins four other Broncos in the Hall: John Elway, Gary Zimmerman, Floyd Little, and Shannon Sharpe. LINK: The Pro Football Hall Of Fame’s Class Of 2017 Induction Ceremony Details
DENVER (CBS4)– Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame next month and he’s obviously pretty excited because he showed off is gold jacket.
“The baby’s here,” he said in the video posted by the Hall of Fame. “This doesn’t come in the mail often. That’s pretty sweet.”
Davis and the rest of this year’s class of players will be enshrined Aug. 5 in Canton, Ohio.
He joins John Elway, Shannon Sharpe, Floyd Little and Gary Zimmerman in the hall.
CANTON, Ohio (CBS4) – Former Broncos running back Terrell Davis revealed who will present him when he’s inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August.
Davis was selected as a hall of fame inductee in February, but before he even played a down in the NFL at least one person knew he’d make it to Canton.
Agent Neil Schwartz, Davis says in his announcement, asked that he, before the two even…
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – Former Broncos running back Terrell Davis is going to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
He got the call for the hall Saturday night.
The moment he received it, a knock, rather, is priceless.
The Broncos tweeted out the short clip Tuesday, titling it “The moment you realize you’re a Hall of Famer.”
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