Welcome to football immortality, Harold Carmichael.
A special Blue-Ribbon Panel comprised of many members of the overall Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee, Hall of Famers, coaches, football executives and several leading historians has scrutinized the merits of almost 300 candidates nominated for consideration as part of the Hall's special Centennial Class of 2020. He led the league in receptions and receiving yards in 1973 and was named NFL Man of the Year in 1980. He spent five years covering TCU athletics, which included two BCS bowls, two trips to the college World Series and the move to the Big 12. He was voted the 1980 NFL Man of the Year and selected to the 1970s All-Decade Team. He was the first player in NFL History, and one of only three players ever, to have 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in the same season.
"Harold has served as a role model, mentor, and friend to so many during his four-plus decades in Philadelphia as a player, executive, and ambassador", continued Lurie, via the Eagles official team website.
Every year as the pro Football Hall of Fame announces their annual inductees, Raider Nation waits patiently for the powers that be to make an educated and correct decision, to present the most deserving Raiders with the most prestigious of honors.
Harold Carmichael admitted that he knew about his induction for a couple weeks before the official announcement. The modern-era players, contributors and coaches will be inducted on Saturday, Aug. 8, while the 10 seniors will be enshrined during the Hall of Fame's Centennial Celebration Sept. 16-19.