The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2010 has been announced and Tim Brown’s name is nowhere to be found.
It was always going to be an uphill battle for Brown to breakthrough in is first attempt at enshrinement. This was a top heavy class that includes the NFL’s all-time leaders in both rushing and receiving.
Former Raider Jerry Rice earned first ballot status, but that was a given. Despite being an integral part of the last Super Bowl team in Oakland, Rice will forever be remembered as a San Francisco 49er.
While he’ll have more chances in the future to see his bust unveiled at Canton, Brown is far from alone in being left on the outside looking in this time around. Cris Carter, Andre Reed and Shannon Sharpe were among the other finalists who did not make the cut.
Brown stands atop the record book as the Raiders’ all-time leader in most every receiving category and should eventually get his due.
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