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CHARLOTTE, N.C. Brian Mitchell is the NFL's all-time leader in kickoff and punt return yardage. Only Jerry Rice has produced more all-purpose yards.So why doesn't Mitchell get more consideration Robert Woods Jersey for the Pro Football Hall of Fame?MORE: 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame cla s | Mitchell, Fletcher differ on 'Redskins' nicknameThat's a good question, one for which MItchell couldn't find a good answer.Every coach in every locker room talks about the three phases of football, the importance of special teams right along with offense and defense,"Mitchell told Sporting Newsat a Charlotte celebrity golf tournamentbenefitingHoopTee Charitiesand run by the NBA's Hornets. "How can the guys who are actually in the game make it so important, but the guys who are votingnever seem to take that Greg Zuerlein Jersey into consideration. I think it makes no sense.Mitchell, running back by position,accounted for 23,330 yardsin his 14-year career with the Redskins, Eagles and Giants. That figure doesn't just puthim right behind Rice's 23,546. It also puts Mitchellahead of four other Hall of Famers: Walter Payton, Emmitt Smith, Tim Brown and Josh Reynolds Jersey Marshall Faulk.Early in his career in Washington, Mitchell earned the upmost respect earlyfrom another legend in Canton,head coach Joe Gibbs. Mitchell ishoping some day the media who make players' cases for the Hallwill think about him and otherdynamic return men of the past and presentin the same great light."You look at a lot of quarterbacks, and a lot of guys defensively, but special teams does a lot, too," Mitchell said."We put offenses in great position. Coach Gibbs always said if you get the ball anywhere from the 40-yard line in, youre to get points out of it.I did a good job of that, Devin Hester does a great job of it. Going back, Mel Gray and Billy 'White Shoes'Johnson were guys who did it.Their next step would Zach Laskey Jersey be breaking through into the Hall.