Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith: The Best of the Bests Enter NFL Hall of Fame

August 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

This is probably the best NFL Hall of Fame class of all-time.
The venerable Jerry Rice and the incomparable Emmitt Smith took their place in history.  By entering the Hall of Fame both officially put the finishing touches on two of the best careers of all time.
What Rice and Smith have accomplished in their careers is rather astonishing if you consider how they ascended to rank at the top of their class.
Rice went to Mississippi Valley State.  He posted unbelievable numbers in college from 1980-1984.  Rice had great hands and breakaway speed yet because he did his damage at a Division II school the pro scouts manufactured excuses about Rice’s ability. 
Surprisingly he was deemed too slow by scouts so he slipped to the No. 16 pick in the 1985 NFL draft.
Few thought Rice would turn into one of the greatest football players of all time let alone the hands-down best receiver of all-time.  But in the beginning only two people knew he ...

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