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Former Colts' RB Edgerrin James inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Former Colts running back Edgerrin James misses Hall of Fame cut
Posted at 5:21 PM, Feb 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-01 18:06:11-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Former Indianapolis Colts' running back Edgerrin James announced Saturday that he will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

James announced his induction to the Hall of Fame on Instagram.

This was the fourth time James was listed as a Hall of Fame finalist — now he'll finally be making his way to Canton, Ohio.

“Edgerrin James is one of the greatest players this league has ever seen and absolutely deserves this enshrinement in Canton,” Jim Irsay, Indianapolis Colts Owner and CEO, said. “Edge was the textbook definition of an every-down running back who could do it all, and we knew he was special from day one. He was one of the game’s most productive players and was an important part of Colts teams that produced one of the winningest stretches in NFL history. I know he helped put that shine back on the Horseshoe, and all of Colts Nation is extremely proud today.”

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James holds the Colts' record for career rushing yards (9,226), rushing touchdowns (64), rushing yards per game average (96.1), rushing yards in a single season (1,709 in 2000) and most seasons with 1,000 rushing yards (five).

James, who was named to the NFL's All-Decade Team of the 2000s, was inducted into the Colts' Ring of Honor in 2012.

Edgerrin James has been selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. pic.twitter.com/lcSyNmPyFO

— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) February 1, 2020

Former Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne did not make it into the 2020 Hall of Fame.

Joining James as modern-era players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2020 are safety Steve Atwater, wide receiver Isaac Bruce, guard Steve Hutchinson and safety Troy Polamalu.

The Class of 2020 will be formally enshrined in Canton on Saturday, Aug. 8.