» James has advanced to the finalist round now for the fourth time in five years. Since 1970, more than 89 percent of all Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists have eventually been selected for induction, the PFHOF tweeted last year.
The greatest running back in Colts franchise history, James, who spent the first seven seasons of his 11-year NFL career in Indianapolis, was named to four Pro Bowls and rushed for 12,246 yards, which ranks 13th on the all-time list. His 15,610 total yards from scrimmage ranks 11th all-time among running backs, and is more than Hall of Fame backs Eric Dickerson, Jerome Bettis and Jim Brown.
James sits atop the Colts’ record books 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 (five).
James, who was named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s, was inducted into the Colts’ Ring of Honor in 2012.