Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Announced

(Minneapolis, MN)  --  Ray Lewis, Terrell Owens and Randy Moss highlight the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018, which was announced Saturday.  Safety Brian Dawkins and linebacker Brian Urlacher were also voted into the Hall of Fame along Senior finalists Robert Brazile and Jerry Kramer.  Former general manager Bobby Beathard was voted in as a contributor.

The wait is over for Owens, who many felt was snubbed his first two years on the ballot.  Both he and Moss are ranked in the top-four in career receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.  Lewis was the only sure thing in his first year of eligibility after an illustrious career in Baltimore that produced two Super Bowl titles.  Urlacher commanded a Chicago Bears defense for most of his 13-year career, and Dawkins earned nine Pro Bowl nods in 16 seasons at safety.  Brazile made seven Pro Bowls at linebacker for the Houston Oilers in the 70's and 80's, and Kramer was one of the best blockers in his era as a guard for Green Bay from 1958-through-1968.  Beathard worked as a scout and executive for 38 seasons in the NFL and seven of his teams competed in Super Bowls, winning four. 

The class will be officially inducted into the Hall this August in Canton, Ohio.