On Wednesday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced their 130 nominees for the 2021 class, including a pair of legendary Rams players in wide receiver Torry Holt and running back Steven Jackson. Holt is a former nominee while Jackson is among the 14 first-year candidates this year. For the entire list of nominees, you can find that here.
It should be noted that Holt was among the finalists last year, but wasn’t voted in among his former teammate Isaac Bruce.
Holt played for the Rams from 1999 to 2008 before playing one final season in Jacksonville. He totaled 12,660 receiving yards and 74 touchdowns with his best year coming in 200 when he recorded career-highs in receptions (117), receiving yards (1,696), and touchdowns (12).
Jackson played in St. Louis from 2004 to 2012 where he ran for 10,138 yards and 56 touchdowns. He recorded 1,000+ rushing yards in right-straight seasons from 2005-2012, including the 2006 season when he led the NFL in yards from scrimmage with 2,334.
Now for today’s links.
Torry Holt and Steven Jackson are nominees for this year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame class (The Rams Wire)
Tareq Rafiq reports on the Rams being better than expected (Ramblin’ Fan)
Paul Gutierrez writes about the first game at Las Vegas’ new ‘Death Star’ stadium (ESPN)
ESPN Staff ranks the best stadiums in the NFL (ESPN)
Darrelle Revis tells a crazy story about former HC Rex Ryan (Bleacher Report)
The NFL announced the latest Hall of Fame nominees for the 2021 class (Bleacher Report)
Start ‘em and Sit ‘em for fantasy week two (CBS Sports)
CB Richard Sherman is headed to the IR (Pro Football Talk)