Tim Brown, the greatest receiver in Raiders history, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame almost four months ago back in early August.
But Sunday, he was able to celebrate his well-deserved enshrinement with Raider Nation in Oakland. At halftime of Sunday’s game against the Chiefs, a special ceremony was held at O.Co Coliseum, where Brown received his Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence.
Brown, who played with the Raiders from 1988 until 2003 before spending one year with the Buccaneers, is eighth in NFL history with 100 receiving touchdowns, sixth with 14,934 career receiving yards and fifth in receptions with 1,094. While with the Raiders, Brown posted nine straight seasons with 1,000-plus receiving yards, earning nine Pro Bowl nods and a pair of First-Team All-Pro honors. He helped Oakland to an AFC Championship in 2002 and was named to the NFL’s 1990s All-Decade Team.
After twice being named a finalist for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Brown finally was selected for induction in January. Now he has a new piece of jewelry to bring out on special occasions.
“It’s something you need to wear every once in awhile,” Brown said of the ring, via Yahoo! Sports. “My good friend Andre Reed brought his out to a golf tournament and lost it. It took 40 guys two hours to find it. I won’t be taking it to a golf tournament anytime soon. But certainly I’m looking forward to wearing it and displaying it when necessary.”