Listen to what other people have said about inducting legendary Washington Redskins wide receiver Art Monk into the Pro Football Hall of Fame:
Joe Gibbs, Hall of Fame inductee
"He was big, he was strong, and he was intelligent. He had everything."
"I can't see how a receiver could be more valuable to a team."
"There was never a classier player in this franchise's history, or in league history, than Art Monk. You always knew the team would be getting Art Monk's best effort day in and day out."
Bill Parcells, 1995
"Monk is headed to Canton downhill on roller skates"
"Art was Jerry Rice before Jerry Rice was."
"Spend a day with Art Monk, and your life will improve by 10%"
Ronnie Lott, HOF inductee
"Art Monk was an example for Jerry Rice. That's what Jerry always told me."
"There's nothing negative to say. He has the numbers, the catches, the championships."
"You have a Hall of Fame for all it represents. I know he represents all that it's about. Integrity, love and passion for the game, community, what he gave back. Look how he conducted himself. Nobody I know deserves it more."
"Quiet about his work, very loud with his results"
"He's more than just his receptions. Few players have been able to achieve what he's achieved."
Thomas Loverro, Washington Times
"He embodied the old school, and for that alone he should be enshrined so that when a father takes his son through the Hall of Fame, he can say, "Son, here is a man who once caught 106 passes in a season when no one was catching 100 passes. Here was a man who caught a pass in 183 straight games. And not once did he ever pull a cell phone out to make a call after any of those catches."
Bill Polian, President Indianapolis Colts
"I believe he's a Hall of Famer. I was a pro scout when he was playing, so it was my job to know who those guys were. I would put Art in that category, but apparently there are a lot of Hall of Fame voters who don't feel Art Monk was in that category. It's hard for me to believe they ever saw him play."