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Urlacher nominated for Hall of Fame

The Other Steve Smith Could Be Most Underqualified Pro Football HOF Nominee Ever The 'other' Steve Smith was nominated for the Hall of Fame, and it's probably a mistake
Lucas Bell | 17 September, 2017, 00:59

Former Michigan offensive lineman Steve Hutchinson and ex-Detroit Lions defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch are among 11 first-year eligible nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2018.

When you think of Steve Smith, the first football player that nearly surely comes to mind is the former Carolina Panthers wide receiver who made five Pro Bowls and racked up 1,000-yard seasons like nothing.

Former Giants wide receiver Steve Smith (l.) is Hall of Fame eligible, but many are confusing him with Steve Smith Sr (r.). He hit the ground running for the Minnesota Vikings with one of the most impressive rookie seasons in league history, leading the NFL in TD receptions for the first of five times in his career. The only actual preliminary requirement is that the player or coach must have been retired for five years.

Hutchinson, Moss, Lewis and Urlacher are virtual locks to be semifinalists, as are returning nominees Terrell Owens and Ty Law (Michigan). By years, he's eligible, having been retired for at least five seasons, but his 2,641 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns say otherwise. Download our Lions Xtra app for free on Apple and Android!

Not the Steve Smith who won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants during the 2007-08 campaign.

Although, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame rules, nominations can be made by anyone of "any qualified person who has been connected with pro football in any capacity simply by writing to the Pro Football Hall of Fame".

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Knifeman tries to slit soldier's throat on Paris metro
On Aug. 9 six soldiers in Levallois, outside Paris , were hurt when a driver deliberately rammed into them, authorities said. The man reportedly shouted references to the Islamic State group while attacking the soldier and was quickly arrested.

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Mawae was a finalist past year and seemingly has gained traction in his bid for induction.

During those golden Redskins years, Petitbon was the team's defensive coordinator.

From the initial list of Modern Era nominees, the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee will choose 25 semifinalists, who will be announced in late November. The finalists will consist of 15 Modern-Era finalists, the recently named Senior Finalists, Robert Brazile and Jerry Kramer, and the Contributor Finalist, Bobby Beathard.

The voting for the Class of 2017 will be conducted at the 48-member Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee's annual meeting, which will be held in Minneapolis on February 3, the day before Super Bowl LII. His best seasons were with the Titans, when he collected 38 ½ of his 58 career sacks and earned his three Pro Bowl invitations.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2018 will be formally enshrined into Canton in August.

Wide receivers: Isaac Bruce, Donald Driver, Henry Ellard, Torry Holt, Chad Johnson, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, Sterling Sharp, Jimmy Smith, Rod Smith, Steve Smith, John Taylor, Hines Ward. Jacoby has the resume: Three Super Bowl rings, four Pro Bowl selections and member of the NFL's all-decade team of the 1980s.

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