Former Broncos running back Terrell Davis elected into Pro Football Hall of Fame

HOUSTON — Terrell Davis became the fifth Broncos player to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame after voting was announced Saturday night.

The running back is a former NFL MVP, Super Bowl MVP and two-time Super Bowl champion. He’ll be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August.

“I am trying to process it all. I’ve been smiling all day long,” he said. “I’ve been trying to see and collect my thoughts about how I actually feel about it. I am obviously excited, and the process is not over. I’m still making sure they can’t take it away.

“I’m going to make sure everything is official and then we will celebrate. I think looking back on my career, I’ve always felt that it was satisfying the work I put in. I was satisfied with the Super Bowl rings and helping the team accomplish some great things.”

Davis was the fourth running back to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a single season in 1998.

He is the Broncos all-time leading rusher with 7,607 yards and 60 touchdowns during his career from 1995 to 2001.

Former Broncos players Brian Dawkins and John Lynch were also among the Hall of Fame finalists this year, but they did not get enough votes.

Despite having three Super Bowl titles and eight title-game appearances, there are only four players in the Hall of Fame who played the bulk of their careers in Denver: Quarterback John Elway, offensive tackle Gary Zimmerman, running back Floyd Little and tight end Shannon Sharpe.

“I think this is always the last stop,” Davis said. “It wasn’t something that I had. I didn’t have it as a goal, to be in the Hall of Fame, but you certainly now know the resume is complete when you have that stamp of HOF on your resume.

“There is nothing else you can do now. I couldn’t play to make it, so now you have to wait for other people to say whether you were worthy or not, and they have, thankfully. They were able to come back and say, ‘Yeah, he’s worthy of being a Hall of Famer,’ and I am grateful for that. Now it’s complete.”