3rd time's a charm: Former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner selected to Hall of Fame

Posted at 5:57 PM, Feb 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-04 20:31:03-05

After a pair of near misses, Arizona Cardinals quarterback was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on his third try.

Warner, who played for the Cardinals from 2005-09 and guided them to Super Bowl XLIII, was picked for the Hall after coming just short of the necessary votes in each of the last two years.

Warner is a two-time NFL Most Valuable Player. He guided the then-St. Louis Rams to their one and only Super Bowl championship in 1999 and was named Super Bowl XXXIV MVP.

Warner threw 100 regular-season touchdown passes for the Cardinals and threw 11 TDs in four playoff games in the 2008 playoffs when he led the Cards to their only Super Bowl appearance.

Warner will be the second undrafted quarterback (Warren Moon) and the third undrafted player since 1970 to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He is also the first NFL Europe player to be selected.

Running backs Terrell Davis and LaDanian Tomlinson, defensive end Jason Taylor, kicker Morten Andersen, safety Kenny Easley and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones are also part of the 2017 Hall of Fame class.