Smith, Rice lead 7 new football Hall of Famers - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Here’s how you stop Jerry Rice(notes) and Emmitt Smith: Put them in the Hall of Fame and watch them break down and cry.
The men who tore apart NFL defenses couldn’t handle the emotions Saturday when they were elected to the shrine along with five others.
Rice, the NFL’s career receiving and touchdowns leader, and Smith, the top rusher, were joined in the Hall by John Randle, Russ Grimm, Rickey Jackson, Floyd Little and Dick LeBeau. Little and LeBeau were elected as senior committee nominees.
Two other all-time top receivers, Cris Carter and Tim Brown(notes), weren’t elected. Carter, in his third year of eligibility, stands third in career receptions with 1,101, while Brown, in his first year on the ballot, made 1,094.