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T.O.'s uphill climb to HOF consideration

Owens has the numbers, but crowded WR field could affect induction

Originally Published: March 9, 2009
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Terrell Owens has put up Hall of Fame numbers in his NFL career, but that doesn't guarantee first-ballot acceptance into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

This has nothing to do with Owens' internal struggles with quarterbacks or his troubles in the locker room. Voting rules in the Hall of Fame prohibit balloters from considering off-the-field issues. Unlike HOFs in other sports, voters in the Pro Football Hall of Fame may judge only what a player does on the field.

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