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The former Chicago Bears linebacker is set to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, and he got to put on his iconic gold jacket a day early with the rest of his class. From the moment his professional football career began in 1996, Owens has been unapologetically honest, an attribute that most of the league at that time could not relate to.

"And when they ostracized me and tried to keep me from what I rightfully earned not once but twice, I remember the text, " Owens said, referring to his mother.

During his Hall of Fame acceptance speech at UT Chattanooga, Terrell Owens thanks his mom and his grandmother for their support. "I was not the biggest of guys growing up", he said. "All I wanted to do was play football". When he announced he'd give his Hall of Fame Speech at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, everyone knew his induction speech would be different. By holding his own ceremony, Owens heard short speeches from five coaches, including three former position coaches, with James Kirksey and Ray Sherman from the NFL.

So when the Vikings saw that Moss was still available when it came time for them to make the 21st overall pick in the 1998 draft, the team didn't even hesitate to make the selection.

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Owens had a remarkable 16-year career in the NFL.

"I love everything about football: the friendships, the coaches, the teachers, the challenges, the opportunity to excel". Who loved me for just being me. Speaking in front of a packed stadium, the 44-year-old went after the sportswriters who he blames for everything that took place.

Near the end of his speech, Owens got the crowd involved.

"He's always going to do it his way and what's beneficial to him and his family", Taylor said. Several fans even shouted words of encouragement on the multiple occasions where Owens was so overcome by emotion that he couldn't speak.

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