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Mel Gray To Talk Of Fame Network: Brian Mitchell Should Be In HOF


As a three-time All-Pro selection with nine career return touchdowns, Mel Gray knows a thing or two about being a kick/punt returner. He joined the Talk Of Fame Network to talk about returning and highlighted a player who has an even better resume as a returner: former Washington Redskins standout Brian Mitchell.

Mitchell, who played with the Redskins for 10 years, totaled 13 return touchdowns – nine of which came on punts – in his 14-year career. He led the NFL in all-purpose yards four times, and three times set the pace in punt return touchdowns. Mitchell holds the NFL records for career punt-return yards, kickoff-return yards and total return yards.

Gray believes that should give Mitchell consideration to be a member of the NFL's Hall of Fame.

"If I were to choose one, other than myself," said Gray, who is also not a member of the Hall, "it would probably be Brian Mitchell because he did it consistently, like I did, (and) he made the plays in moments when it was needed."

For more of Gray's conversation on Talk Of Fame Network, check it out here.

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