PHOENIX, Ariz.– Former RaidersWR Tim Brownandcontributor Ron Wolf** were elected for enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2015, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Saturday at the Fourth Annual NFL Honors from Symphony Hall at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Ariz.
Brown and Wolf join Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams/Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jerome Bettis, Dallas Cowboys/San Francisco 49ers DE Charles Haley, Buffalo Bills/Carolina Panthers/Indianapolis Colts contributor Bill Polian, San Diego Chargers/Miami Dolphins/New England Patriots LB Junior Seau, Kansas City Chiefs G Will Shields and Minnesota Vikings C Mick Tingelhoff to make up the Class of 2015 that will be officially enshrined into the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on Aug. 8, 2015. With Brown and Wolf entering the Hall of Fame, an illustrious 24 Raiders have now been selected for induction into the Hall of Fame.
Tim Brown, who played for the Raiders from 1988-2003, was one of the most productive wide receivers in NFL history. He was originally selected by the Raiders in the first round (sixth overall) of the 1988 NFL Draft. Over his 17-year career, Brown played in 255 games with 202 starts, totaling 1,094 receptions for 14,934 yards (13.7 avg.) and 100 touchdowns, 50 rushes for 190 yards (3.8 avg.) and one touchdown, 162 punt returns for 3,320 yards (10.2 avg.) and three touchdowns, and 49 kick returns for 1,235 yards (25.2 avg.) and one touchdown. Brown ranks fifth in all-time receptions, sixth in all-time receiving yards, tied for seventh in all-time receiving touchdowns, fourth in all-time punt returns, sixth in all-time punt return yards and fifth in all-time all-purpose yards. He is also the Raiders' franchise leader with 240 games played.
For his career, Brown made nine Pro Bowl appearances and was named to the Associated Press All-Pro team in 1997. He is the only player in NFL history to record at least 75 receptions in 10 straight seasons (1993-2002), and he recorded at least 1,000 receiving yards in nine straight seasons (1993-2001).
Ron Wolf is recognized as one of the finest personnel men in NFL history. Wolf helped the Raiders win nine division titles, eight AFL/AFC championship games and three Super Bowls during his time with the Silver and Black. He also helped turn the Green Bay Packers into a dominant franchise, helping the team claim three straight NFC Central Division titles and back-to-back Super Bowl appearances, including a victory in Super Bowl XXXI. He was also the general manager of the expansion Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1976.