Generally, non Quarterbacks don’t have spectacular seasons in their 30’s, but Henry Ellard
did. In fact, he really didn’t become a star in the National Football League until he turned 27.
The first few years of Henry Ellard’s career was fairly nondescript, but he would then see his number called more often and he responded with seven seasons of 1,000 yards or more. He became the Rams go to receiver and would perform the same duty as a Washington Redskin. He excelled as a brilliant route runner, but his talents often went unnoticed in the era of Jerry Rice.
What also hurts his Hall of Fame candidacy is that for all the yards he tabulated through passes, his touchdown tally is relatively low. Without that sexy statistic and with only three Pro Bowl berths, this could explain why someone who accumulated so many yards has not been given serious consideration for enshrinement.
Should Henry Ellard be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put him in! - 62%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 30%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5%