NFL Hall Of Fame Game
You know the NFL season is ready to kick off when we start talking about the NFL Hall of Fame Game.
As the first exhibition game of the NFL season, this year’s Hall of Fame Game features the Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans. It is likely the first chance Bills fans will get to see newly acquired wide receiver Terrell Owens in action on the football field and that has fans and teammates excited.
“[Terrell Owens] is a dynamic weapon,” Bills running back Fred Jackson told the Globe and Mail. “He has always been a playmaker and he has always made plays wherever he's been, so he's going to take a lot of pressure off of the other guys on the field that are on offence for us. We are excited about what he brings to the table and we're looking forward to the opportunity to play with him.”
As part of the Hall of Fame Game, six players will be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. Probably the most notable of these players is longtime Pittsburg Steelers cornerback Rod Woodson. He is only one of 20 defensive backs ever inducted into the Hall of Fame. Woodson had 71 interceptions, 12 touchdowns and more than 1000 career tackles in his career.
” It is so surreal,” Woodson told the USA Today. “Pro Football has been going on for about 120 years and there is 200 some odd individuals in the Pro Football Hall of Fame including our class. That's incredible and I'm one of those 200 odd guys.”
Five other players will be inducted to the NFL Hall of Fame this weekend, including Buffalo Bill defensive end Bruce Smith, the NFL’s all-time sack leader. Also included are wide receiver Bob Hayes, guard Randall McDaniel, NFL owner Ralph Wilson, and linebacker Derrick Thomas.