Terrell Owens: Hall of Fame doesn't mean that much to me

Former NFL receiver Terrell Owens says being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame doesn’t mean much to him.
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Former NFL receiver Terrell Owens says a possible induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame doesn’t mean much to him.

Owens is eligible for induction into the Hall of Fame next year after playing his last NFL game in 2010 with the Cincinnati Bengals.

"I can't wrap my head around that whole process because it really, literally, doesn't mean that much to me," Owens said on The Rich Eisen Show. "I understand what I've done on the field and it's probably well deserving of [the Hall], but I'm being honest, it really doesn't bother me whether I get in or not."

Owens is a five-time first-team AP All-Pro selection and six-time Pro Bowl selection. He finished with 1,078 catches for 15,934 yards, which is second-most all time, and 153 receiving touchdowns, third all time. He spent his 15 NFL seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills and Bengals.

Owens told Eisen last month that has not officially retired from football and could play "at least 75 percent" of a game. 

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Owens said that he played the game because of his competitive nature, not to rack up accolades, like a Hall of Fame induction. 

"I guess [being in the Hall] from a standpoint of a legacy or what my kids can really see what I've done, the body of work and appreciate it, then yeah, and my family," Owens said. "But me, personally, it really doesn't do anything for me because I never played the game for that. I played it because I was competitive. I played it to the point that I realized my talent and I became pretty good at it."

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