Randy Moss has landed among legends.
With Lewis being inducted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday night, it is only fitting that his better half on the football field should be joining him in short order.
Moss, who played primarily for the Minnesota Vikings and was a six-time Pro Bowler and four-time All-Pro, centered his speech on faith and family, and on his pride from being raised in Rand, W.Va.
Another first-year nominee, the 6-foot-4, 210-pound Moss brought the ideal combination of height, speed, soft hands and agility to Minnesota as the 21st overall draft pick in 1998 after a rocky college career.
"Bill George, Dick Butkus, Mike Singletary ... and now, I can barely say it, me", Urlacher said. When Phillips passed away in 2013, he left the belt buckle - which features gold lettering of the team's name and his name, along with a football and Phillips' signature cowboy hat - to Brazile.
In a press conference after his induction, Owens said that going to Canton would have just been uncomfortable for him, "I'm not going to do a dog-and-pony show and smile at the people's faces and be fake", Owens said.
"Where would we be without Dennis Green?!", Moss yelled to Vikings fans.
Owens, using the common theme "this is for you" while thanking his supporters, addressed about 3,000 family members, friends and fans inside McKenzie Arena. "This is for us". From beginning to end, the crowd was hanging on every word that came out of T.O.'s mouth during a mostly heartfelt speech.
But his most powerful tribute went to his mother, whom he credited for showing him what a hard work ethic was growing up.
"Kobe Bryant, thanks for showing me what passion and love for your craft looks like". "Because it doesn't take one of us".
"For her to understand what this jacket means to me ..." The two will be joined by Hall of Famers Michael Irvin, Kurt Warner, LaDainian Tomlinson, and Terrell Davis, as well as analyst and former coach Brian Billick, who coached both Lewis and Moss.
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Dawkins' speech bordered on dark in several spots as he was very open about his battles with depression, but he brought it home with grace in professing his confidence in a brighter tomorrow.
During his speech, Owens didn't waste any time talking about the snub. He and Brazile had wet eyes Friday night when they got their gold jackets at a dinner.