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79.  Chuck Foreman
Chuck Foreman was called the “Spin Doctor”, but it was not due to his ability to spin his words.  It was due to the way that he could spin his body around would be tacklers.

When people think of the Minnesota Vikings of the 1970’s, they recall the Purple People Eaters and the scrambling of Fran Tarkenton.  They should also remember the offensive exploits of Chuck Foreman who twice led the National Football League in Touchdowns.  He may have been a Running Back, but he was used often for his receiving skills and actually was the league leader in that category in 1975.

The career numbers of Chuck Foreman may not seem like a lot now, but they were quite good for the era he played in.  He did make the Minnesota Viking Ring of Honor, but reaching the NFL version of that accolade may continue to prove difficult.

Should Chuck Foreman be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 79.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 9.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5.7%
No opinion. - 1.1%
No way! - 4.5%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Frederick, Maryland, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Tuesday, 01 January 1985
  • Position: Running Back
  • Played For: Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots
  • College: Miami (FL)
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 12th Overall in 1973
  • Major Accolades and Awards: AP Offensive Rookie of the Year (1973)
    Pro Bowl Selections (5) (1973, 1974, 1975, 1976 & 1977)
    First Team All-Pro Selection (1) (1975)
    Second Team All-Pro Selection (2) (1974 & 1976)
    Most Receptions (1) (1975)
    Most Touchdowns (2) (1975 & 1977)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Approximate Value (3) (1974, 1975 & 1976)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Attempts (4) (1974, 1975, 1976 & 1977)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Yards (3) (1975, 1976 & 1977)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Touchdowns (4) (1974, 1975, 1976, 1977)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Yards/Game (4) (1992, 1993, 1995 & 1996)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receptions (4) (1974, 1975, 1976 & 1978)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Touchdowns (2) (1974 & 1975)
    Top Ten Finishes: Touchdowns (4) (1974, 1975, 1976 & 1977)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points Scored (3) (11974, 1975 & 1976)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards from Scrimmage (4) (1974, 1975, 1976 & 1997)
    Top Ten Finishes: All-Purpose Yards (4) (1974, 1975, 1976 & 1977)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 66.   Rushing Touchdowns: 53
    73.   Touchdowns: 76
    74.   Rushing Attempts: 1,556
    93.   Rushing Yards: 5,950

Should Chuck Foreman be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 79.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 9.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5.7%
No opinion. - 1.1%
No way! - 4.5%
Last modified on Thursday, 09 May 2019 05:16

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