After a week of speculation the Pro Football Hall of Fame finally announced their 2011 list of inductees. Former Jets running back Curtis Martin, who was one of fifteen modern era finalists, made the first cut down to 10 nominees, but in the end did not garner enough votes for induction into the legendary hall. The 2011 list of inductees are: Deion Sanders, Marshall Faulk, Shannon Sharpe, Richard Dent, Ed Sabol, Les Richter, and Chris Hanburger.
Following the announcement by the Pro Football Hall of Fame Curtis Martin offered the following statement:
“I think the voting committee did a great job selecting the 2011 class. If I were a part of the committee I can’t say that I would have voted any differently. I’m not being modest at all, but I truly don’t feel that there’s anyone in this year’s class that I should have bested in the voting process. Of course I would have loved to get in this year but, number one the inductees truly deserved it, number two there’s always next year! I thank you all for the recognition and congratulations to this year’s inductees!”
Based on the fact that Martin made the cut down to 10 finalists, I think there is a pretty good chance the star running back gets the nod next year.
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