Larry Brown was well ahead of the running back curve when he played for the Washington Redskins.
In Brown's first five seasons with Washington (1969-73), he rushed 1,250 times for 5,037 yards and 29 touchdowns. Brown won the NFL's rushing title in 1970, an NFL MVP award in 1972 and was instrumental in the Redskins' run (pun intended) to a Super Bowl that same year.
Brown's resume of work got him named as one of the 70 Greatest Redskins during the team's 70th anniversary celebration.
Those are all amazing accomplishments for one player, and yet Brown remains outside of the Pro Football Hall of Fame since being eligible for enshrinement 35 years ago.
Recently, Brown had a chance to chat with Rick Gosselin, from Talk of Fame Network, who opines about the Pro Football Hall of Fame and his mysterious omission from it.
"My understanding has always been that the Hall of Fame is based on your contribution to the game," Brown told Gosselin. "The fact that my number (43) has never been back on the field would indicate how much the Washington Redskins appreciated by performance on the field."