Who says players in the trenches don’t get the credit they deserve?
Seven-time Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis and seven-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Dwight Freeney headline the list of nine first-year eligible players for the 2023 Pro Football Hall of Fame class.
Joining Revis and Freeney as first-year hopefuls seeking induction in Canton are offensive tackle Joe Thomas, running back Chris Johnson, offensive lineman Jahri Evans, linebackers NaVorro Bowman and James Harrison, safety Kam Chancellor and punter Shane Lechler.
A total of 129 players from the modern-era were announced as nominees for the upcoming class.
All nine of the players who were nominated in their first year of eligibility earned All-Pro honors during their NFL careers, with some even earning a nod on an All-Decade team.
Here’s a look at each of the first-year eligible nominees.
Chris Johnson, Running Back
Teams: Tennessee Titans (2008-13), New York Jets (2014), Arizona Cardinals (2015-17)
Career stats: 9,651 rushing yards, 55 rushing touchdowns, 307 receptions, 2,255 receiving yards, nine receiving touchdowns.
Accolades: NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2009), rushing yards leader (2009), first-team All-Pro (2009), three-time Pro Bowler (2008-10).
Fun facts: Johnson is the only player in NFL history with a touchdown of 50 yards, 60 yards and 90 yards in one game (2009 vs Texans). He is also the only player in NFL history to top 2,500 yards from scrimmage in a single season (2,509 in 2009).
Jahri Evans, Guard
Teams: New Orleans Saints (2006-15 and 2016), Seattle Seahawks (2016), Green Bay Packers (2017)
Career stats: Started all 183 games he played in.
Accolades: Super Bowl champion (XLIV), NFL 2010s All-Decade Team, four-time first-team All-Pro (2009–2012), second-team All-Pro (2013), six-time Pro Bowler (2009–2014).
Fun facts: Evans is one of just three offensive guards who started playing in 2000 or later to make at least four first-team All-Pros (Zack Martin, Steve Hutchinson). His…
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Publish date : 2022-09-21 17:12:24
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