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2017 NFL Hall of Fame semi-finalists include Terrell Owens

The receiver played one year of a stellar career in Buffalo.

The list of 26 Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalists was released on Wednesday, and only one former Buffalo Bills player made the list: wide receiver Terrell Owens. Owens is among the group that will be cut down to 15 finalists, and then debated and voted on at the Super Bowl. He was not selected in his first year of eligibility in 2016.

Owens was a member of the Bills for only one season, but holds the record for longest reception in team history. Ryan Fitzpatrick connected with a 36-year old T.O. from his own end zone on a 98-yard catch and run. In that lone season, he caught 55 passes (the lowest number for a season where he played more than seven games) for 829 yards and five touchdowns, chipping in another score on the ground.

While Owens' career numbers clearly place him in the Hall of Fame, his candidacy is complicated by his enigmatic behavior and difficult relationships with coaches and teammates. He will likely be elected at some point, as the Hall of Fame committee has generally stuck to their "on the field" approach to a candidate's credentials.

The rest of the seminfalists are: K Morten Anderson, S Steve Atwater, OT Tony Boselli, WR Isaac Bruce, coach Don Coryell, RB Roger Craig, RB Terrell Davis, S Brian Dawkins, OG Alan Faneca, OL Chris Hinton, WR Torry Holt, OT Joe Jacoby, RB Edgerrin James, coach Jimmy Johnson, OT Mike Kenn, CB Ty Law, S John Lynch, LB Clay Matthews, OC Kevin Mawae, LB Karl Mecklenburg, DE Jason Taylor, RB LaDainian Tomlinson, WR Hines Ward, QB Kurt Warner, S Darren Woodson.