Owens isn’t concerned about Hall of Fame
Former NFL star Terrell Owens is not the type to fade into the background. But when it comes to getting inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2016, he’s says he doesn’t really care.
“I can’t wrapmy head around that whole process, because it really, literally, doesn’t mean that much to me,” Owens told “The Rich Eisen Show” (via NFL.com) on Thursday. “I understand what I’ve done on the field, and it’s probably well deserving of [the Hall of Fame], but I’m being honest. It really doesn’t bother me whether I get in or not.”
The five-time all-pro’s stats speak as highly of his skills as he does. He accumulated 15,934 receiving yards and 153 touchdowns in his 15-season NFL career, which puts him in second and third place, respectively, in the league record books, according to ProFootballReference.com.
Hall of Famer Jerry Rice is the only player to have more receiving yards (22,895) than Owens, and Rice and Randy Moss are ahead of Owens in receiving touchdowns (197 and 156, respectively).
Owens’s stats beat out Hall of Famers Cris Carter, Tim Brown, Steve Largent and many more, which would seem to make a good case that he belongs.
“I guess [being in the Hall] from a standpoint of a legacy or whatmy kids can really see what I’ve done, the body of work and appreciate it, then yeah, andmy family,” said Owens, 41. “But me, personally, it really doesn’t do anything for me because I never played the game for that. I played it because I was competitive. I played it to the point that I realized my talent and I became pretty good at it. That wasmy motivation. I wanted to win at all costs.”