64. London Fletcher

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64. London Fletcher
London Fletcher was a tackling machine that had accumulated over 2,000 Tackles in the National Football League. This is where Fletcher’s best chance for the Hall lies as he was only a four-time Pro Bowl selection, a number that right or wrong does matter. Fletcher, however, does hold a resume with all those tackles, longevity, a Super Bowl Ring with the Rams, and a reputation as a locker room leader and off-field good guy.

For our money, there is nobody more intriguing who was first eligible in 2019, and his overall resume is one of the most interesting ones on this list.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Tuesday, 01 January 2019
  • Position: Linebacker
  • Games Played: 256
  • Notable Statistics: 23 Interceptions
    168 Interception Return Yards
    2 Interception Return Touchdowns
    19 Forced Fumbles
    12 Fumble Recoveries
    43 Fumble Recovery Yards
    1 Fumble Recovery Touchdown
    39.0 Quarterback Sacks
    2,039 Combined Tackles
    1,384 Solo Tackles
    655 Assisted Tackles
    109 Tackles For Loss
    29 Quarterback Hits*
    12 Kick Returns
    188 Kick Return Yards
    138 Approximate Value

    9 Playoff Games
    1.5 Quarterback Sacks
    64 Combined Tackles
    41 Solo Tackles
    23 Assisted Tackles
    6 Tackles For Loss
    1 Quarterback Hit*

    *Quarterback Hits were not a statistic until the 2006 Season.
  • Played For: Buffalo Bills, St. Louis Rams, Washington Redskins
  • College: John Carroll
  • Drafted: Undrafted in 1998
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Super Bowl Rings (1) (Los Angeles Rams, XXXIV)
    Second Team All-Pro Selection (2) (2011 & 2012)
    Pro Bowl Selections (4) (2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012)
    Most Combined Tackles (1) (2011)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Interceptions (1) (2012)
    Top Ten Finishes: Solo Tackles (8) (2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2011)
    Top Ten Finishes: Combined Tackles (12) (2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012)
    Top Ten Finishes: Forced Fumbles (1) (2001)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 2.   Combined Tackles: 2,031
    2.   Solo Tackles: 1,380
    19. Games Started: 240
    42. Tackles for Loss: 109
    42. Games Played: 256
    82. Forced Fumbles: 19

Should London Fletcher be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 88.8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 7.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.8%
No opinion. - 0.9%
No way! - 0%
Last modified on Sunday, 20 March 2022 19:42

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0 #1 Brandon 2021-12-21 16:42
An unsung guy who definitely is getting robbed because he wasn't flashy. His stats compared well to Ray Lewis', who got in on his first year outside of Pro Bowls, where London was hurt because of his unsungness.

Also, London doesn't have the off the field issues that Ray Lewis has had with the murder and the subsequent vanishing of the suit he was wearing.
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