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20. Edgerrin James
In 1999, the Indianapolis Colts were criticized for selecting Edgerrin James fourth in the draft when Ricky Williams was still available. That criticism ended as soon as they saw him play.

In his first year, James was the NFL’s leading rusher and was a First Team All Pro. He would again win the rushing title in his second season, though injuries would start to creep in. He would not win another rushing title, however he would have another five seasons hitting the 1,000 Yard mark, two of which netted him a Pro Bowl appearance. James rushed for a total of 12,246 and had another 3,364 Yards from 433 Receptions.

Overall he had 91 Touchdowns and was part of the NFL 2000’s All Decade Team though what works against him is that the Colts won the Super Bowl the year after he left. Still, we think he has an excellent shot at the Hall of Fame and should be able to add that accolade along with being in the Colts Ring of Honor.

Should Edgerrin James be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely, put him in! - 9.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 2.3%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Immokalee, Florida, U.S.A.
  • Position: Running Back
  • Played For: Arizona Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks
  • College: Miami
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 4th Overall in 1999
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (1999)
    Pro Bowl Selections (4) (1999, 2000, 2004 & 2005)
    First Team All-Pro (1) (1999)
    Second Team All-Pro (2) (2000 & 2004)
    NFL 2000’s All-Decade Team
    Most Rushing Yards (2) (1999 & 2000)
    Most Touchdowns (1) (1999)
    Most Yards from Scrimmage (1) (1999)
    Highest Approximate Value (1) (2004)
    Super Bowl Rings (None)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Yards (5) (1999, 2000, 2004, 2005 & 2007)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Touchdowns (4) (1999, 2000, 2003 & 2005)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Yards per Game (7) (1999, 2000, 2003, 2004 & 2005)
    Top Ten Finishes: Touchdowns (4) (1999, 2000, 2003 & 2005)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards From Scrimmage (4) (1999, 2000, 2004 & 2005)
    Top Ten Finishes: All Purpose Yards (4) (1999, 2000, 2004 & 2005)
    Top Ten Finishes: Approximate Value (4) (1999, 2000, 2004 & 2005)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 8.     Rushing Attempts: 3,028
    13.   Rushing Yards: 12,246
    13.   Rushing Yards/Game: 82.7
    15.   Yards From Scrimmage: 15,610
    20.   Rushing Touchdowns: 80
    27.   All-Purpose Yards: 15,610
    31.   Touchdowns: 91
  • Years Nominated for the Hall of Fame: 2016, 2018 & 2019

Should Edgerrin James be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely, put him in! - 9.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 2.3%
Last modified on Thursday, 24 October 2019 18:27

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