Poll: Is Derrick Mason A Hall of Famer?


Derrick Mason has his name scattered throughout the NFL record books.

During his 15 years in the league, Mason caught more passes than any other player in Ravens' history, and he ranks 11th best in the NFL in total receptions (230).

Mason has 12,061 receiving yards (19th overall) and 66 receiving touchdowns (42nd overall) in his career.

He was also a star on special teams, as he is the only player in league history to collect at least 5,000 total return yards and 10,000 receiving yards.

So will those numbers be enough to get him into the Hall of Fame?

"I went out and I did my job. I hope the numbers speak for themselves," Mason said Monday during his retirement press conference. "Was I flashy? No. But I was hardworking. I went out and did what I was supposed to do.

"If you're just looking at the numbers, then I don't know, there might be an argument to make. If not, hey, everybody can't get in. You can't hang your hat on that, whether you get in or not."

Mason was sitting next to Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome during the press conference when he was asked if he thinks he will join Newsome in Canton. In Mason's mind, Newsome did much more to change the tight end position compared to what Mason did as a receiver.

"He revitalized that tight end position," Mason said. "I don't think I revitalized the wide receiver position by any means."

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