Every year, many amazing athletes find their way into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. To be a member of this elite group is something many players strive for in their career. Yet, so many astonishing players have been surprisingly left out of this establishment. We take a look at 10 football stars who are still waiting for this true moment of glory.
1. Phil Simms
Quarterback Phil Simms led the New York Giants to two Super Bowl victories. While he now enjoys spending time breaking down the action on TV, he would probably feel a lot better doing it with a ring.
2. Jamal Lewis
As a Raven, Jamal Lewis won a Super Bowl ring and earned the title of NFL Offensive Player of the Year. In 2012, the franchise celebrated his efforts by sending him to the Baltimore Ravens Ring of Honor.
3. Alan Faneca
Guard Alan Faneca made his way to the Pro Bowl in nine straight seasons. In 2018, he was one of the semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, he was snubbed.
4. Edgerrin James
Running back Edgerrin James is one of the elite players to be included in the 10,000 Yards rushing club. He still holds several Colts records, including most career rushing yards and most career rushing touchdowns.
5. Isaac Bruce
Wide receiver Isaac Bruce was one of the Rams’ attractions as part of The Greatest Show on Turf. He’s ranked fifth in all-time career receiving yards.
6. John Lynch
John Lynch has seen every aspect of the NFL. After retiring from the field in 2008, the nine-time Pro Bowler became a commentator for NFL on Fox. In 2017, he jumped ship for his new job as GM of the San Francisco 49ers.
7. Ty Law
Cornerback Ty Law earned three Super Bowl rings during his time with the New England Patriots. While he was released by the team in 2005 over a financial dispute, he was inducted into their hall of fame in 2014.
8. Torry Holt
When Torry Holt retired in 2010, he left behind a string of records that won’t be broken anytime soon. The former Rams player was a semifinalist for the Hall of Fame on two occasions.
9. Simeon Rice
While he played for numerous teams, Simeon Rice brought a Super Bowl ring to the Buccaneers. Overall, he made it to three Pro Bowls and was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1996.