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Colts Great Edgerrin James Named As A Pro Football Hall of Fame Finalist

2005 AFC Div Playoff: Pittsburgh Steelers at Indianapolis Colts Photo by Bob Leverone/Sporting News via Getty Images

For the second time, Edgerrin James, the greatest running back in Colts history, has been named one of the 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018. He has the distinction of being the only running back to advance as a finalist in the 2018 class. The Hall of Fame Selection Committee will meet February 3, 2018, to elect the five players who will be formally enshrined in Canton.

James was statistically incredible, playing 11 seasons in total. He spent 7 of those with Indianapolis, and over the course of his career, amassed 12,246 rushing yards, 15.610 yards from scrimmage, and was named to 4 Pro Bowls.

Part of the “triplets” with Manning and Harrison, James made his mark on the franchise and the fanbase. “Edge” leads the Colts franchise in career rushing yards (9,226), rushing touchdowns (64), rushing yards per game average (96.1), rushing yards in a single season (1,709 in 2000) and most seasons with 1,000+ rushing yards (5).

Is this the year that James makes the cut and finds his way into the hall of fame? To be elected a player must receive a minimum vote of 80 percent during the selection meeting, and Harrison had to wait his turn before getting in last year himself. He would certainly be deserving of the honor, but only time will tell if this is his year.

The list of finalists is as follows: