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95.  Henry Ellard
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! - 59%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 29.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 8.2%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 3.3%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Fresno, California, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Thursday, 01 January 2004
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Played For: Washington Redskins, New England Patriots, Los Angeles Rams
  • College: Fresno State
  • Drafted: 2nd Round, 32nd Overall in 1983
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Pro Bowl Selections (3) (1984, 1988 & 1989)
    First Team All Pro Selection (2) (1984 & 1988)
    Most Receiving Yards (1) (1988)
    Most Receiving Yards/Game (2) (1988 & 1989)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Receptions (2) (1988 & 1990)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Yards (4) (1988, 1989, 1990 & 1994)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Touchdowns (1) (1988)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Yards/Game (5) (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991 & 1994)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards from Scrimmage (3) (1988, 1990 & 1994)
    Top Ten Finishes: All-Purpose Yards (1) (1988)
    Top Ten Finishes: Punt Returns (1) (1985)
    Top Ten Finishes: Punt Return Yards (2) (1984 & 1985)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards per Punt Return (2) (1984 & 1985)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 14. Yards per Punt Return: 11.3
    15. Receiving Yards: 13,777
    24. All-Purpose Yards: 15,718
    32. Receptions: 814
    38. Yards From Scrimmage: 13,827
    58. Receiving Touchdowns: 65
    63. Receiving Yards per Game: 60.4
    73. Punt Return Yards: 1,527
    92. Games Started: 199

Should Henry Ellard be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 59%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 29.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 8.2%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 3.3%
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-6 #1 jimmy26 -0001-11-30 00:00
This is a joke! Once again showing why this list is invalid. Henry Ellard # 31 and Otis Taylor # 59. Absolute stupidity.
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