HOUSTON – Former 49ers wide receiver Terrell Owens, who ranks second all-time in receiving yards behind former teammate Jerry Rice, will be kept out of the Pro Football Hall of Fame for at least another year, he said.
Owens announced on Twitter he did not receive the necessary votes Saturday to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his second year of eligibility.
Owens wrote on Twitter:
Unfortunately I DID NOT MAKE IT again this year. Thanks to ALL my fans & supporters. #FlawedProcess
Earlier Owens wrote:
When you align expectations with reality you will never be disappointed. To my family,fans & friends I'm a Hall Of Famer. #FlawedProcess
Owens, who spent the first eight seasons of his 15-year NFL career with the 49ers, was named to six Pro Bowls during his career. He was a five-time first-team All-Pro and was an All-Decade selection for the 2000s. He ranks second in league history with 15,934 receiving yards; third with 153 receiving touchdowns; fifth in overall touchdowns; and eighth with 1,078 career receptions.