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28. Deron Cherry

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28. Deron Cherry
Usually Punters don’t have much of a Hall of Fame shot.  Good thing for Deron Cherry that he focused on being a Safety.  Better thing for the Kansas City Chiefs as Cherry became one of the best at that position.

Using his athletic gifts, Deron Cherry emerged as a top defensive star in the NFL.  Once he became a star, he was among the leagues most consistent players.  Although he never led the league in interceptions, Cherry was a very good open field tackler and was rarely beat one on one.  For his efforts, Cherry was a six time Pro Bowl Selection and was named to the NFL All Decade Team for the 1980’s.

Although Cherry did have many picks, he was never really close to leading the league in this sexy statistic.  Had he done so, is it possible that he might have at least been a Finalist once or twice?

Should Deron Cherry be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 88.9%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 6.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.8%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 1.4%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Riverdale, New Jersey, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Thursday, 01 January 1998
  • Position: Free Safety
  • Played For: Kansas City Chiefs
  • College: Rutgers
  • Drafted: Undrafted in 1981
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Pro Bowl Selections (6) (1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987 & 1988)
    First Team All Pro Selection (3) (1984, 1986 & 1988)
    Second Team All Pro Selection (2) (1991 & 1993)
    Most Interception Return Yards (1) (1993)
    NFL 1980’s All Decade Team
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Interceptions (5) (1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 & 1988)
    Top Ten Finishes: Interception Return Yards (1984 & 1986)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 35.  Interceptions: 50
    53.  Interception Return Yards: 688

Should Deron Cherry be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 88.9%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 6.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.8%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 1.4%

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