Ed "Pi Double i" Henderson
The 2019 Pro Hall of Fame Committee selected former Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams wide receiver Isaac Bruce as one of the 15 finalists for the 2019 class that will be announced one day before Super Bowl LIII. The committee unveiled its 15 modern-era finalists for the Class of 2019:
Steve Atwater (Safety) 1989-1998 Denver Broncos, 1999 New York Jets
Champ Bailey (Corner) 1999-2003 Washington Redskins, 2004-2013 Denver Broncos
Tony Boselli (Tackle) 1995-2001 Jacksonville Jaguars
Isaac Bruce (Receiver) 1994-2007 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 2008-09 San Francisco 49ers
Don Coryell (Coach) 1973-77 St. Louis Cardinals, 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers
Alan Faneca (Guard) 1998-2007 Pittsburgh Steelers, 2008-09 New York Jets, 2010 Arizona Cardinals
Tom Flores (Coach) 1979-1987 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-94 Seattle Seahawks
Tony Gonzalez (Tight End) 1997-2008 Kansas City Chiefs, 2009-2013 Atlanta Falcons
Steve Hutchinson (Guard) 2001-05 Seattle Seahawks, 2006-2011 Minnesota Vikings,
2012 Tennessee Titans
Edgerrin James (Running Back) 1999-2005 Indianapolis Colts, 2006-08 Arizona Cardinals,2009 Seattle Seahawks
Ty Law (Corner) 1995-2004 New England Patriots, 2005, 2008 New York Jets, 2006-07 Kansas City Chiefs, 2009 Denver Broncos
John Lynch (Safety) 1993-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2004-07 Denver Broncos
Kevin Mawae (Center) 1994-97 Seattle Seahawks, 1998-2005 New York Jets, 2006-09 Tennessee Titans
Ed Reed (Safety) 2002-2012 Baltimore Ravens, 2013 Houston Texans, 2013 New York Jets
Richard Seymour (DE/DT) 2001-08 New England Patriots, 2009-2012 Oakland Raiders
The Rams selected Bruce in the second round of the 1994 NFL Draft and played 14 seasons with the Rams and winning one Super Bowl. Mostly remembered by his game-winning catch in Super Bowl XXXIV against the Tennessee Titans, the instrumental leader of the "Greatest Show On Turf." (Watch Video)
The Rams released Bruce where he signed and played two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. However, the 49ers agreed to trade Bruce back to the Rams where he could retire as a Ram after 16 NFL seasons. In the 2010 NFL season, the Rams retired Bruce's #80 jersey that hung in the Edward Jones Dome rafters.
The former Rams great had an impressive career by establishing 1,024 receptions (11th NFL overall), 15,208 career receiving yards (5th NFL overall), and 91 receiving touchdowns (12th NFL overall), as each of those categories remain as Rams franchise records that stand today.
Bruce and former teammate Tory Holt seemed to have been overlooked the last couple of years, as Bruce gets one step closer toward induction. As the only receiver on the list of finalist let's assume that he will get his key to Canton on February 2, 2019.
Good luck to Isaac Bruce, as the cities of Los Angeles and St. Louis remain optimistic with nomination to his induction into the Hall of Fame. We all are rallying behind him 100% of becoming the 18th Ram player and coach to wear the Gold Jacket. Bruce played the game with passion and class and rarely disappointed the Fans when getting into the end zone. (Watch Video)
Isaac Bruce Memorable Playoff Touchdown