Former Rams star Isaac Bruce elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Former Rams star wide receiver Isaac Bruce was one of five NFL greats elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Bruce was selected in his sixth year of eligibility and joins former Rams teammates Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk and Orlando Pace from the “Greatest Show on Turf” team in the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

In a message posted on Twitter Bruce said, “God is good and gracious to me. Tonight we rejoice in His faithfulness. St. Louis we headed to Canton.”

One of the other four players elected was defensive back Steve Atwater, who played high school football at Lutheran North in St. Louis before starring for the Denver Broncos.

The other three players elected by a special committee vote were guard Steve Hutchinson, running back Edgerrin James and safety Troy Polamalu.

Bruce was one of the stars of the Rams’ Super Bowl championship team in 1999. In the Super Bowl he had six catches for 162 yards, including the game-winning 73-yard score in the 23-16 win over Tennessee.

Bruce played for the Rams from 1994 through 2007 before finishing his career with the 49ers. He was selected to four Pro Bowls and retired as the Rams’ career leader in receptions, receiving yards and most yards from scrimmage. He had eight 1,000-yard seasons and finished his career with 1,024 receptions for 15,208 yards, second all time, and 91 touchdowns.

The enshrinement activities in Canton will be held from Aug. 6-9.

Photo by AP courtesy of KSDK Sports

 

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