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Terrell Davis is finally headed to the Hall of Fame, what changed?

There are multiple reasons it came to fruition, it’s just awesome to finally say and see it.

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Good, TD is a hall of famer, morning, Broncos Country!

Let that sink in. Around 12 hours later, it still feels surreal. I’m over the moon the story I wrote could finally get published and not sit idle another year with doubt if it would ever run. I’m in the clouds my wife and I can make the trek in August to Canton, Ohio to see this event most of us wanted to see but weren’t sure it would happen.

Looks like the third time is the charm for Terrell Davis. This was the third time TD was a finalist for the Hall of Fame. So what changed? Why was this the year he finally got the votes from the 48-person selection committee?

If you ask Laurie Lattimore-Volkmann, who was the architect behind our 30 reasons in 30 days Davis is a hall of famer, a large part was us. As she said on Facebook, "It definitely got him over the top." I tend to think she’s right. Mile High Report has a lot of sway on stuff like this. But Andrew Mason and the Denver Broncos have more, and they pounded the table hard for him as well. I’d like to think our series had a hand in that.

The voters finally came around to the impact Davis had on the NFL. They realized even in his short career, he’s one of the greatest to ever put on a helmet and play the position. They realized you cannot tell the story of the NFL in the 1990s, or any period, without Davis. Broncos beat writer at ESPN, Jeff Legwold, deserves a lot of credit for that as well. He’s been dogged in his approach and preparation when it comes to his role in presenting Broncos. Legwold is a huge reason why Floyd Little got inducted in 2010.

Last but not least, Hall of Fame voter and ESPN analyst Jim Trotter, who gave Davis’ presentation on Saturday. I’m not certain on this, but you can bet Legwold had a hand in that. But the presentation was ultimately given by Trotter, and it’s damn fitting since he’s vouched for Davis for years. Trotter carries a lot of pull in that room and with him on Davis’ side it was only a matter of time.

It finally happened.

Davis is headed to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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