Commentary: Pat Tillman died 10 years ago: Why isn’t he in Hall of Fame?

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  • 2020 Herriman, UT
    April 29, 2014 4:47 p.m.

    What he did on the field did not warrant the Hall of Fame. However, I would say walking away from a contract offer, worth millions of dollars, to do what he did, would be doing something, as a football player, that merits the hall of fame.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    April 29, 2014 2:32 p.m.


  • FT salt lake city, UT
    April 29, 2014 1:33 p.m.

    Tilman is a true patriot and America mourns his and many thousands of others who died serving our country after 9/11. I don't know if that makes him a Hall of Famer though. God Bless him and his family and all those that have served in the name of freedom.

  • Buffalo1 McLean, VA
    April 29, 2014 11:04 a.m.

    Pat Tillman was one of the select few players over the course of several wars that voluntarily gave up a life of wealth, fame, and comfort in order to go downrange for us all. In making the ultimate sacrifice, he entered a Hall of Fame greater than any the mere NFL could bestow. This Ranger already stands in the company of others such as Frank Merrill, James Rudder, Gary Gordon, Randy Shughart, and Gary Littrell, who among others are all heroes for the ages. What the NFL does or doesn't do in its petty and superficial failure to recognize him changes none of this. Lead The Way, CPL Tillman!

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    April 29, 2014 10:02 a.m.

    More importantly, do enough people know that Pat Tillman was used by the Bush Administration and the far right in the same way that Jessica Lynch was? His family said so and although he was a true patriot--I don't think George W would want to be left alone in a room with the Tillman family.

  • Hank Jr Draper, UT
    April 29, 2014 9:15 a.m.

    Simple, he wasn't that good to be in the NFL Hall of Fame. Take nothing away from Pat Tillman though, he was truly a hero and a patriot in my book.