Terrell Davis is one step closer to Canton, Ohio.
The NFL announced that four former Denver Broncos players have made it to the semifinals of the Hall of Fame voting. Davis was joined by Steve Atwater, John Lynch, and Karl Mecklenburg as semifinalist of the Hall of Fame Class of 2014. Davis was a running back for the Broncos from 1995 up until his retirement in 2002 during a preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers. He made a statement when he joined the team by making a huge tackle on special teams during the preseason in his rookie year. Then, fans knew that Davis was going to be something special to the franchise. And that was no understatement.
He ended up rushing for over 7,000 yards in his career which included over 1,000 for his postseason career as well as 65 total touchdowns during the regular season and 12 for the postseason. Not to mention in 1998 he became a member of the 2,000 yard club when he rushed for 2,008 yards during the season. He was clearly the feature back for the Broncos during their rise among the NFL’s elite teams. He also won league MVP and Super Bowl MVP on his way to two Super Bowl wins.
I believe Davis has all the credentials to be enshrined into the Hall of Fame. While his career was cut short due to injuries what he has accomplished in his short time in the pros should be enough to give him that consideration. Looking at what I have listed above, not many players in the league could put up those numbers in the short amount of time that it took for him. To amass that many yards and touchdowns in just seven years is remarkable. Add an MVP season as well as two Super Bowl titles and that is an amazing career in my book. It will be interesting to see if it happens, but there is no doubt in my mind that Davis is more than deserving to be in the Hall of Fame in the near future.