Originally published on Silver & Black Report on Jan. 9, 2013
Former Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tim Brown was named a finalist for the 2014 NFL Hall of Fame class by the NFL on Thursday.
Brown was named a finalist last year's class but ultimately lost out as Cris Carter was the only wide receiver to be inducted in 2013.
Though fellow wide receivers Andre Reed and Marvin Harrison have also been named finalists for 2014, Brown possesses the numbers to give him a good chance.
Brown, who was with the Raiders from 1988-2003, currently holds the fifth-most receptions in league history with 1,094 to go along with the fifth most receiving yards in league history with 14,934 yards. Brown also is tied for seventh most with 100 touchdown receptions. Brown also averaged 10.1 yards per punt return and added three punt returns for touchdowns. Making his feats even more impressive, Brown suffered a torn MCL and PCL in 1989, his second year in the league.
To put Browns' numbers into perspective, Hall of Famer Carter hauled in 1,101 receptions for 13,899 yards and 130 receiving touchdowns.
Brown does face tough competition once again this year in Reed and Harrison. Reed hauled in 951 receptions for 13,198 yards and 87 touchdown receptions. Harrison snatched 1,102 receptions for 14,580 yards and 128 touchdowns.