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Terrell Owens not selected for 2016 induction into Pro Football Hall of Fame

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The former 49ers wide receiver will have to wait to get into Canton.

And that's that. Terrell Owens, known to San Francisco 49er fans around the world for "The Catch II" among other things, will not be part of the 2016 class in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The wide receiver confirmed the news on Twitter.

Owens was drafted by the 49ers in the 3rd round of the 1996 NFL draft and after a hopeful rookie campaign, made a name for himself in the 1997 season when the 49ers lost Jerry Rice to a torn ACL. From there Owen's antics on and off the field made him a household name and very polarizing figure in football.

After leaving the 49ers, Owens got around the league, making stops in Philadelphia, Dallas, Buffalo, Cincinnati and...uh... Seattle. He even had a brief stint in the Indoor Football League. He finished up his NFL career with the distinction of being the only NFL player to have at least a touchdown against all 32 NFL teams, to go along with career totals of 1,078 receptions for 15,934 yards.

Off the field, Terrell Owens has made appearances in a wide variety of shows from Celebrity Apprentice to Dr. Phil.

This all may be a blessing in disguise for Owens who stated in 2015 he was not retired and planning an NFL comeback. Considering this statement was over a year ago, his career may be locked down now.

Do you think they should have voted T.O. into the Hall?