Ex-Eagles Brian Dawkins and Terrell Owens and former Steelers Hines Ward and Alan Faneca are Hall of Fame semifinalists
Former Philadelphia Eagles Brian Dawkins and Terrell Owens and ex-Pittsburgh Steelers Alan Faneca and Hines Ward are among the 27 Modern-Era semifinalists to be considered for membership to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018.
Owens and Faneca are both semifinalists for the third time, while it’s the second time for Dawkins and Ward.
The 2018 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame from NFL.com
Dawkins, Owens and Faneca were all finalists last season.
Here’s a look at their credentials.
Dawkins, a safety who played for the Eagles from 1996-2008 before finishing his career with Denver (2009-11), was an eight-time Pro Bowl player, as reported by Philadelphia Eagles.com.
He was a members of the NFL’s All-Decade team of the 2000s and was voted All-Pro five times.
His 183 games and 34 interceptions with the Eagles are franchise records.
In 224 NFL games, he had 37 interceptions and returned two of those picks for touchdowns. He forced 36 fumbles, recovered 19 fumbles and took two of those for scores.
He recorded 895 tackles, including 26 sacks.
Brian Dawkins’s stats via pro-football-reference.com
Owens, who played for the Eagles during the 2004 and 2005 seasons, also played for San Francisco, Dallas, Buffalo and Cincinnati during a career that lasted from 1996-2003.
The wideout caught 1,078 passes totaling 15,934 yards and 153 touchdowns.
Terrell Owens’ stats via pro-football-reference.com
A two-time semifinalist, Ward spent his entire 14-year career (1998-2011) with the Steelers. He was part of three Steelers Super Bowl teams, including two championship clubs.
He was the MVP of Super Bowl XL (Steelers beat the Seahawks 21-10) and his 88 postseason catches is second to only Jerry Rice (151), according to ESPN.com.
In 217 games, the wide receiver made 1,000 receptions for 12,083 and 85 touchdowns.
Hines Ward’s stats via pro-football-reference.com
A guard, Faneca played for the Steelers from 1998 through 2007 before playing two years with the New York Giants and finishing his career with Arizona in 2010.
He was a member of the 2005 Steelers team that beat the Seahawks in the Super Bowl.
He played in 206 NFL games, 201 of them starts. He started every game (144) the last nine games of his career.
Alan Faneca’s stats via pro-football-reference.com
The Hall of Fame list will be cut from 27 to 15 in January and the 2018 inductees will be announced the day before the Super Bowl.