It took Terrell Davis until his 11th year of eligibility to get into the Hall of Fame. Broncos fans also believe team owner Pat Bowlen has waited too long.
To that end, Davis used part of his 27-minute induction speech to campaign for Bowlen’s induction next year.
“Now, Mr. B is at home right now fighting a courageous battle against Alzheimer’s,” Davis said. “A few weeks from now, the Hall of Fame selection committee will be voting on a contributor category. Let’s make sure that this champion is enshrined in 2018.”
Davis, the Broncos’ all-time leading rusher with 7,607 yards, played only seven seasons. That’s why his wait was longer than he, the Broncos and Broncos fans wanted.
While Davis was grateful he finally got the call, it was merely another hurdle in his life. He recalled suffering from migraine headaches for most of his life, but what changed his life was “staring down the barrel of a shotgun.”
Football provided Davis way out.
Davis thanked all those who helped him get where he is, but saved his parents for last. He credited them for getting him where he stood Saturday night.
“I don’t know how you did it, mom,” Davis said. “You clothed us; you fed us; and you never left anybody behind. You taught me responsibility
Article source: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/08/05/terrell-davis-does-pops-proud-earning-hall-induction-in-11th-year-of-eligibility/
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