Owens spent just two of his 15 National Football League seasons in Philadelphia, but was an instrumental part of the team that won the NFC title in 2004.
In 228 regular-season games, Lewis racked up an astonishing 2,061 tackles, 41.5 sacks, 31 interceptions, 20 fumble recoveries and 19 forced fumbles.
Urlacher had also graciously allowed members of the Bears digital media team inside his room, and he opened an exclusive on-camera interview by sharing his thoughts about the news.
As great as Dawkins was on the field, his impact within the franchise continues to this day.
Dawkins, who now works in the Eagles' scouting department, was a second-round pick out of Clemson in 1996.
At Chattanooga, he was a prolific athlete who participated in three sports. For McDaniel, the pain of exclusion was even sharper; the season after he retired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in February 2002, they reached (and won) the Super Bowl for the only time in their existence.
Dawkins and Owens both played for the Eagles during their last Super Bowl appearance in 2005, also against the Patriots, in Super Bowl XXXIX.
And it was: David Baker, the executive director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, had arrived to tell the former Vigor High School standout that he'd been elected to the football shrine as a member of its Class of 2018.
Urlacher clearly is as deserving as Lewis and Moss, but because he has carried a much lower profile off the field and the committee rarely inducts multiple players at the same position in a single class, his and Owens' selections slightly were less certain.
Guard Alan Faneca is in his third year.
Hutchinson earned seven consecutive Pro Bowl berths and was Associated Press first-team All-Pro five times, including three with the Vikings.
"I'm excited", Urlacher said.
The Los Angeles Rams had an impressive showing, with running back Todd Gurley earning offensive player of the year, defensive tackle Aaron Donald winning defensive player of the year and Sean McVay named coach of the year. For the fifth year, he (along with fellow former Broncos safety Brian Dawkins) is among the 15 modern-era finalists and may become only the ninth true safety enshrined in Canton, Ohio. Senior finalists are determined by the Seniors Committee, which reviews the qualifications of those players whose careers ended more than 25 years ago.
"One minute, you feel really good about your chances", Hutchinson said.
Owens started his career in San Francisco and played eight years with the 49ers where he took over for Rice as the team's top receiver. If you can call it two seasons.
Owens was never on a Super Bowl-winning team. In 2007, Moss caught 98 passes for 1,493 yards, with an NFL-record 23 touchdown catches as a Patriot. John Lynch's Hall of Fame dream wasn't realized in 2018, but it is far from dead.