T.O.'s 1,000th catch opens Hall of Fame discussion

December 28, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
For all of Terrell Owens' self-promoting bluster, highlight reel catches and prolific numbers, the one topic that doesn't interest the Bills receiver is whether he will one day land in the Pro Football Hall of Fame."Dude," T.O. likes to say, "that's not what I play for."

Maybe not.

Now that Owens achieved a significant milestone in his 14th NFL season by becoming the sixth player to reach 1,000 catches on Sunday, it's as good a time as any to start the discussion. And there's at least one hall of famer, defensive back Ronnie Lott, who believes Owens' bust will one day join his in Canton, Ohio.

Lott described the receiver's body of work as "spectacular" in suggesting it's a matter of when and not if Owens is inducted.