Football greats among nominees for Pro Football Hall

Three football legends have been included in the Class of 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame list of modern-day nominees. If you usually placed your Football betting on betway88, you must have heard of these great players. Casey Hampton, Priest Holmes, and Eric Metcalf are the football legends that made the list. 

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Casey Hampton

Hampton is a decorated football player that managed to achieve a lot during his career. The Texas-born Hampton made it to the first-team All-American twice. He was also named the 2000 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year during his time at UT. Between 1998 and 2000, Hampton emerged as the All-Big 12 performer three times.

Pundits on Betway88 would love Hampton for his achievements on the pitch. He made history by becoming the first defensive lineman to lead the team in tackles in successive seasons. He made 101 tackles as a junior and 78 as a senior. Hampton’s 54 career tackles puts him at position 54 in school history.

Some of his accolades include six division titles with the Steelers. He was also in the Super Bowl teams, where he emerged champion in Super Bowl XL and XLIII. His career tally for tackles stands at 403, with 272 being solo. In 2014 he was enshrined to the Texas Athletics Hall of Honor. 

Priest Holmes

Holmes hails from San Antonio. His achievements saw him rank 25th in the school’s all-time rushing list. In his first-ever Big 12 Championship, he put in an impressive performance against third-placed and Champion twice, Nebraska. In the memorable game, Holmes managed three touchdowns and 120 yards. A severe knee injury saw him miss out on the 1995 season on the back of winning the Sun Super Bowl MVP honors. In the victory, he rushed 161 yards and managed four touchdowns.

After that, Holmes moved from the Forty Acres to Baltimore as a free agent back in 1997. While at the Kansas City Chiefs, he managed to be a Pro Bowl running back three times. In the 11 seasons he spent at the NFL, Holmes rushed for 8,172 yards and 72 TDs.

His other accolades include winning the Super Bowl XXXV while at the Ravens. He also made it to the All-Pro selection three times from 2001 to 2003. In 2006, he was enshrined in the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame. Later in 2007, Holmes was inducted into the Texas Athletics Hall of Honor.