Two key members of the Greatest Show on Turf have once again been named semifinalists for the NFL Hall of Fame’s yearly inductions. The NFL narrowed down their list of 108 players down to 27, and Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt made the cut. This is each player’s fourth straight year making it as a semifinalist. Other notable semifinalists include Ray Lewis, Brian Urlacher, Randy Moss, and Ronde Barber, to name a few.
Both Bruce and Holt were integral members to the St. Louis Rams 1999 run to the Super Bowl. ’99 was Holt’s rookie year; he hauled in 52 catches for 788 yards and six touchdowns. Holt also hauled in one of Kurt Warner’s two touchdown passes in Super Bowl XXXIV. Bruce had a sensational season in 1999, catching 77 passes for 1,165 yards and 12 touchdowns. Bruce also had 13 receptions for 317 yards and three touchdowns in the postseason, including a 73-yard touchdown catch which ended up being the game winning touchdown in the Rams 23-16 victory over the Tennessee Titans in the Super Bowl.
Here is how both Bruce and Holt rank in the NFL all-time receiving stats:
There are already three members from the 1999 Super Bowl winning St. Louis Rams in the Hall of Fame. Those include Super Bowl XXXIV MVP Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk, and Orlando Pace. Warner was inducted last year, Pace the year before, and then Faulk back in 2011. Bruce and Holt could make five, if they are inducted.
On paper, Bruce has a better chance than Holt, but both are utterly deserving. In the brief 21 seasons of St. Louis Rams football, Bruce and Holt were both captivating players on the team, and both have been inducted into the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame earlier in their lives. Both are deserving, and St. Louis would love to see them both rightfully inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.