NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Robert Brazile, an outside linebacker for the Houston Oilers from 1975 through 1984, was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018 Saturday night in Bloomington, Minn. He will be enshrined with Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, Brian Urlacher, Bobby Beathard and Jerry Kramer.
As is the annual custom, the Hall of Fame’s Board of Selectors met the day before the Super Bowl to decide the grouping of individuals that would receive this year’s honoring. The list of the 15 modern-era finalists was narrowed down from 10 and then five, in addition to the two seniors (Kramer and Brazile) and contributor (Beathard) nominees.
Nicknamed, “Dr. Doom,” Brazile was a seven-time Pro Bowler and made first-team All-Pro four times on top of that. He was a member of the NFL’s 1970s all-decade team and won the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award his first year in the League.
“Our entire family and our organization is so pleased and so proud of Robert Brazile’s selection to the Pro Football Hall of Fame—not just because he is a worthy player, but also because he is such a great individual,” Tennessee Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk said, per Jim Wyatt of the team’s official website. “Robert will finally get the recognition he has so long deserved and will take his place among the greatest defenders and tacklers in the history of professional football. We offer our warmest congratulations for the honor of his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and our appreciation for the contributions he made to Houston Oilers and to professional football.”
The group will be inducted at the Hall of Fame’s enshrinement ceremony August 4th in Canton, Ohio.