2020 Hall of Fame Enshrinee Capsules

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MIAMI (AP) — A capsule look at those enshrined to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday:

Steve Atwater

1989-1998 Denver Broncos, 1999 New York Jets. ... 11 seasons, 167 games.

Drafted in first round (20th overall) in 1989 draft. ... Made immediate impact as rookie in 1989 as Denver led NFL in fewest points allowed, had AFC's best record and earned a berth in Super Bowl 24. ... Chosen to NFL All-Rookie Team. ... Noted for hard hitting and devastating tackling ... Broncos' leading tackler in 1993 and 1995. ... Led Broncos in interceptions three seasons and interception return yardage four times. ... Career-high five interceptions, 1991. ... Made 24 career picks returned for 408 yards and one TD. ... Totaled more than 1,000 career tackles. ... Elected to eight Pro Bowls over nine-season span. ... Voted All-Pro in 1991, 1992; second-team All-Pro, 1990, 1996. ... All-AFC six times. ... Started at free safety in four AFC championship games and three Super Bowls. ... Voted to the NFL's All-Decade Team of the 1990s.


Isaac Bruce

1994-2007 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams; 2008-09 San Francisco 49ers ... 16 seasons, 223 games.

Selected in second round, 33rd overall, by Los Angeles Rams in 1994. ... First career catch was 34-yard touchdown play. ... Breakout year in second season with career-high 119 catches for 1,781 yards and 13 TDs. ... First player in NFL history with three straight games with 170 or more receiving yards (181 vs. Colts, 191 vs. Falcons, 173 vs. 49ers) in 1995. ... Had first of three career 200-yard games in 1995 season finale. ... Led NFL in receiving yards (1,338) in 1996. ... Key offensive threat for "Greatest Show on Turf." ... Started in two NFL championship games and two Super Bowls. ... Made six catches for 162 yards, including 73-yard, winning touchdown reception in Rams' 23-16 Super Bowl victory in 2000. ... Retired as Rams' all-time leader in catches, receiving yards, and most yards from scrimmage. ... Voted All-Pro in 1999. ... Voted to four Pro Bowls (1997, 2000, 2001, 2002). ... Twelve seasons with 50 or more catches. ... Had eight 1,000-yard seasons. ... Career numbers include 1,024 receptions for 15,208 yards (second most at time), and 91 touchdowns.


Steve Hutchinson

2001-05 Seattle Seahawks, 2006-2011 Minnesota Vikings, 2012 Tennessee Titans. ... 12 seasons, 169 games.

Drafted by Seahawks in first Round (17th overall) in 2001. ... Named to NFL's All-Rookie team. ... Key component of the offensive line that led Seattle to three straight playoff appearances (2003-05). ... Paved way for NFL MVP Shaun Alexander who gained team record 1,880 yards and NFL record 28 touchdowns in 2005. ... Started at left guard in Seahawks' 34-14 win over Carolina Panthers in 2005 NFC Championship Game to earn franchise's first Super Bowl berth. ... Signed as free agent with Vikings in 2006. ... Led way for Adrian Peterson to become first Vikings player to lead NFL in rushing after racking up franchise record 1,760 yards in 2008. ... Veteran leader who helped Vikings to back-to-back division titles in 2008-09. ... Named All-Pro six times (twice with Seattle, four times with Minnesota). ... Voted to seven consecutive Pro Bowls. ... Twice chosen as NFL Alumni Offensive Lineman of the Year (2006, 2009). ... Named to NFL All-Decade Team of the 2000s.


Edgerrin James

1999-2005 Indianapolis, 2006-08 Arizona, 2009 Seattle. ... 11 seasons, 148 games.

Selected in the first round (fourth overall) of the 1999 draft by Colts ... Had a powerful running style and versatility. ... NFL's Rookie of the Year in 1999 ... Captured NFL rushing titles first two seasons (1,553 yards in 1999 and career-best 1,709 yards in 2000) and scored 13 rushing TDs in each season ... Also caught 62 passes and 4 TDs as rookie and career-high 63 receptions and 5 TDs in second season ... Key player in Colts offense that resulted in four division titles and six seasons with 10 or more wins ... Won fifth division title with 2008 Cardinals ... Started in two conference championship games (one with Indianapolis and one with Arizona) and Super Bowl XLIII ... Eclipsed 1,000 yards in a season seven times; topped 1,500 four times. ... Career total: 12,246 yards on 3,028 carries and 80 TDs ... Added 433 catches for 3,364 yards and 11 TDs ... All-Pro three times (1999-2000 and 2004) ... All-AFC four times (1999-2000, 2004-05) ... Voted to four Pro Bowls ... Selected to NFL's All-Decade Team of 2000s.


Troy Polamalu

2003-2014 Pittsburgh Steelers. ... 12 seasons, 158 games.

First year eligible. ... Drafted in first round (16th overall) in 2003. ... Made huge impact with tenacious play en route to becoming premier safety of his era. ... Defensive leader that guided Steelers to seven playoff appearances, five division titles and two Super Bowl championships in his career. ... Started at strong safety in four AFC championship games and three Super Bowls. ... Strong performance in 2008 AFC Championship Game with 40-yard pick-six late in the game to propel Steelers to Super Bowl in addition to three tackles. ... Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year in 2010 when he intercepted seven passes for 101 yards and one TD. ... Career numbers include 32 interceptions for 398 yards and three TDs. ... Also scored two touchdowns on fumble recoveries. ... First-Team All-Pro four times and Second-Team All-Pro twice. ... Voted to eight Pro Bowls. ... Named to NFL<s All-Decade Team of the 2000s.

The Associated Press

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