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Canton, Ohio

Posted Sunday December 19th 2021

December 6, 1959:
The Canton Repository, a newspaper in Canton, Ohio, called for city officials to lobby the National Football League to create a football hall of fame in the community.

The city had played an instrumental role in creating professional football:

  • On September 17, 1920, the American Professional Football Association (APFA) formed in the city. This organization eventually became the National Football League.
  • The Canton Bulldogs was an early powerhouse in the league, and it actually was the first team to win two championships in the APFA.
Because of this history, Canton residents actively supported the city's efforts in securing the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

1961:
Canton officials formally proposed their city as site for the hall of fame

  • To help convince NFL officials to locate the hall of fame in Canton, city officials donated several acres of land on Canton's north side to the project.
  • Local residents also raised almost 400,000 dollars to help construct the hall of fame.
The NFL quickly agreed to the city's proposal.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame formally opened on September 7, 1963

Initially the museum consisted of two buildings, but in 1971, 1978, and 1995, the Pro Football Hall of Fame experienced several expansions. As of 2007, the museum consisted of five buildings, covering 83,000 square feet. Nearly 200,000 people visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame each year.

https://ohiohistorycentral.org/w/Pro_Football_Hall_of_Fame

Pro Football Hall of Fame on Google Maps
Canton is a little south of Akron which is a little south of Cleveland
(1 hour drive from Cleveland to Canton)
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pro+Football+Hall+of+Fame

Pro Football Hall of Fame Entrance
Entrance to the Hall of Fame

From its humble beginnings in 1963 to the present day, the Pro Football Hall of Fame has grown in both size and stature. Recognized worldwide as America's premier sports Hall of Fame, it is doubtful that even the most optimistic of those who led the drive to bring the Hall of Fame to Canton, Ohio, could have envisioned the successes it would realize.

An exhilarating museum and attraction, the Hall of Fame pays tribute to the talents and triumphs of pro football's greatest legends. Chronicled within the walls of the Hall of Fame are the stories and circumstances of play that bring to life words such as courage, dedication, vision, fair play, integrity and excellence.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame works collaboratively with the pro football family: the National Football League, the 32 NFL clubs and other entities. The cooperative efforts of all of these organizations have contributed greatly to the overall success of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In turn, the Hall strives to serve as the best historical showplace and repository for the sport of professional football.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has welcomed more than 10 million fans. Each year, visitors travel from each of the 50 states and from upward of 70 foreign countries to tour the Hall of Fame.

https://www.profootballhof.com/about

The Vince Lombardi Trophy
The Vince Lombardi Trophy

The Gridiron Mothership:
The heart and soul of the Pro Fooball Hall of Fame is of course the legends inducted over the years. So any trip here should start with a visit to the Hall of Fame Gallery, home to the bronze busts of all 300+ (and counting!) players, coaches and contributors who have been enshrined since the charter members were inducted in 1963.

In 2003, the Hall added interactive touch-screen kiosks for each player, which provide more information than any plaque ever could. In 2019, the Talking Bronzed Busts of John Madden and Michael Strahan debuted, powered by artificial intelligence and augmented reality, allowing guests to have a conversation with the legends' busts in real time.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is home to the most comprehensive collection of football memorabilia anywhere in the U.S. The game balls. The jerseys. The hand-written documents. The hunk of turf saved by the star player (Franco Harris) of your team's (Cleveland Browns) most bitter rivals (Pittsburgh Steelers) from one of their most famous wins (Immaculate Reception). Sigh. Go anyway. This place is awesome.

https://www.thisiscleveland.com/things-to-do/major-attractions/pro-football-hall-of-fame

Wide Receiver Legends t-shirt
Hall of fame Legends T-Shirts

Raiders Legends t-shirt Raiders Legends t-shirt

Ten of the Super Bowl Rings:

Pro Football Hall of Fame
Super Bowl Rings:
Superbowl I
Jan. 15, 1967
Super Bowl I Ring Green Bay Packers
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Green Bay 35, Kansas City 10
Superbowl VI
Jan. 16, 1972
Super Bowl VI Ring Dallas Cowboys
Tulane Stadium (New Orleans)
Dallas 24, Miami 3
Superbowl XII
Jan. 15, 1978
Super Bowl XII Ring Dallas Cowboys
Superdome (New Orleans)
Dallas 27, Denver 10
Superbowl XIX
Jan. 20, 1985
Super Bowl XIX Ring San Francisco 49ers
Stanford (Calif.) Stadium
San Francisco 38, Miami 16
Superbowl XX
Jan. 26, 1986
Super Bowl XX Ring Chicago Bears
Superdome (New Orleans)
Chicago 46, New England 10
Superbowl XXVII
Jan. 31, 1993
Super Bowl XXVII Ring Dallas Cowboys
Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.)
Dallas 52, Buffalo 17
Superbowl XXVIII
Jan. 30, 1994
Super Bowl XXVIII Ring Dallas Cowboys
Georgia Dome (Atlanta)
Dallas 30, Buffalo 13
Superbowl XLIII
Feb. 1, 2009
Super Bowl XLIII Ring Pittsburgh Steelers
Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Fla.)
Pittsburgh 27, Arizona 23
Superbowl XLV
Feb. 6, 2011
Super Bowl XLV Ring Green Bay Packers
Cowboys Stadium (Arlington, Texas)
Green Bay 31, Pittsburgh 25
Superbowl XLVIII
Feb. 2, 2014
Super Bowl XLVIII Ring Seattle Seahawks
MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, N.J.)
Seattle 43, Denver 8

Aaron Rodgers Hall of Fame
2014 MVP Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers became just the ninth player in history to win multiple MVP awards. The quarterback, who passed for 4,381 yards, led the NFL in touchdown-to-interception ratio (38 TDs, 5 INTs), finished second in passer rating (112.2) and yards per attempt (8.43), and third in touch-down passes.

Welcome to Mister Rodgers Neighborhood tshirt

Haggar Gold Jacket
Haggar Gold Jacket
The Haggar Gold Jacket that Hall of Fame inductees receive during Enshrinement Week presented by Johnson Controls is one of the most recognizable items in the football world. When a former player, coach or contributor walk into a room wearing a Haggar Gold Jacket, everybody knows that the person wearing it is an NFL legend.

A Haggar Gold Jacket isn't just any old sport coat. Haggar is the Official Maker of the Hall of Fame Gold Jacket and the men who have one of these jackets are extraordinary. So, it makes sense that the iconic Gold Jacket is so unique!

  • Custom interior lining
  • Custom interior woven label including the enshrinee's name, class year and induction number
  • Hall of Fame crest is placed on the outer left side of the jacket
  • Made of hopsack wool
  • Features custom Pro Football Hall of Fame buttons
  • Each jacket comes in a custom box, deigned to resemble a football stadium, with an official Pro Football Hall of Fame garment bag
The iconic Jacket was intentionally chosen to be gold. The color represents that those who receive the jacket are the "gold standard" in the game of football.

https://hofexperiences.com/blog/what-is-the-haggar-gold-jacket

Enshrinement Festival
Enshrinement Festival:
Four straight days of events in Canton including a Fashion Show, Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Ceremony, Enshrinees' Roundtable, The Canton Repository Grand Parade, and a Concert for Legends (2021 was Brad Paisley and Lynyrd Skynyrd).

  • More than 4,500 volunteers help the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Pro Football Hall of Fame plan and stage exciting events over a two and a half week period, for the enjoyment of nearly 700,000 people.
  • More than 350 meetings are held by the Enshrinement Festival's committees and sub-committees. Committee sizes range from 15 to 190 volunteer members.
  • Just one example of volunteer commitment is reflected by the Communications Committee members who volunteer nearly 700 man hours of service.
  • An estimated 225 volunteers from 35 different Emergency Medical Services agencies expended more than 2,276 hours and treated approximately 300 patients.
  • The EMS committee typically uses more than 2,550 pounds of ice just to provide 9,100 cold towels and 10,200 cups of cool water to event guests and participants.
  • An additional 85,000 pounds of ice are utilized by other outdoor events for food and beverage service.
  • The Canton Repository Grand Parade is widely broadcast on Fox Sports Net Ohio, along with extensive local and regional cable coverage.
  • Nearly 1,600 gallons of propane are used to refuel the 65 hot air balloons that participate in the Balloon Classic & Fireworks, and more than $25,000 spent to house and feed the pilots during their three-day stay in Stark County.

https://www.profootballhoffestival.com

Pro Football Hall of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame for professional American football, located in Canton, Ohio.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame:
  • Opened in 1963
  • The Hall of Fame enshrines exceptional figures in the sport of professional football including:
    • Players
    • Coaches
    • Franchise owners
    • Front-office personnel
  • As of the Class of 2020, there are a total of 346 members of the Hall of Fame

Members are referred to as "Gold Jackets" due to the distinctive gold jackets they receive during the induction ceremony

  • Between four and eight new inductees are normally enshrined every year

For the 2020 class, an additional 15 members, known as the "Centennial Slate", were inducted into the Hall of Fame to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the NFL.

  • The city of Canton successfully lobbied the NFL to have the Hall of Fame built and has cited three reasons:
    1. The NFL was founded in Canton on September 17, 1920
    2. The now-defunct Canton Bulldogs were a successful pro football team and the NFL's first repeat champion (in 1922 and 1923)
    3. The Canton community held a fundraising effort that garnered nearly $400,000 to get the Hall of Fame built
  • Groundbreaking for the building was held on August 11, 1962
  • The original building contained just two rooms, and 19,000 square feet (1,800 m2) of interior space
  • April 1970 ground was broken for the first of many expansions and was completed in May 1971. The size was increased to 34,000 square feet by adding another room. The pro shop opened with this expansion.
  • November 1977 work began on another expansion project it was completed in November 1978. Enlarging the gift shop and research library, while doubling the size of the theater. The total size of the hall was now 50,500 square feet, more than 2.5 times the original size.
  • July 1993 the Hall then announced yet another expansion and adding a fifth room it was completed in October 1995. The building's size was increased to 82,307 square feet. The most notable addition was the GameDay Stadium, which shows an NFL Films production on a 20-by-42-foot Cinemascope screen
  • 2013 the Hall of Fame completed its largest expansion and renovation to date, and now consists of 118,000 square feet
Hall of Fame Village, an estimated $900 million expansion project adjacent to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has completed Phase I of construction; preparations for beginning Phase II are currently underway.

Selection process:
Enshrinees are selected by a 48-person committee, largely made up of media members, officially known as the Selection Committee. Each city that has a current NFL team sends one representative from the local media to the committee; a city with more than one franchise sends one representative for each franchise.

There are also 15 at-large delegates, including one representative from the Pro Football Writers Association. Except for the PFWA representative, who is appointed to a two-year term, all other appointments are open-ended, and terminated only by death, incapacitation, retirement, or resignation.

Eligibility:
To be eligible for the nominating process, a player or coach must have been retired for at least five years; any other contributor such as a team owner or executive can be voted in at any time.

Nomination:
Fans may nominate any player, coach or contributor by simply writing via letter or email to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Selection Committee is then polled three times by mail (once in March, once in September, and once in October) to eventually narrow the list to 25 semifinalists. In November, the committee then selects 15 finalists by mail balloting.

A Seniors and Contributors Committee, subcommittees of the overall Selection Committee, nominate Seniors (those players who completed their careers more than 25 years ago) and Contributors (individuals who made contributions to the game in areas other than playing or coaching). The Seniors Committee and Contributors Committee add one or two finalist(s) on alternating years, which makes a final ballot of 18 finalists under consideration by the full committee each year.

Voting Procedure:
The Selection Committee then meets on "Selection Saturday", the day before each Super Bowl game to elect a new class. To be elected, a finalist must receive at least 80% support from the Board. At least four, but no more than eight, candidates are elected annually.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro_Football_Hall_of_Fame

American Gridiron Football
Timeline:
https://www.profootballhof.com/football history/history of football
1869 Rutgers and Princeton played a college soccer football game, the first ever, November 6. The game used modified London Football Association rules. During the next seven years, rugby gained favor with the major eastern schools over soccer, and modern football began to develop from rugby.
1869First ever college soccer football game
1876First rules for American Football are written
1892Pudge Heffelfinger becomes the first person to be paid to play football
1893First pro football contract
1895First football player to turn pro
1896The first completely professional team
1897Professionals only
1898Touchdown points increased to five points
1899Origins of Arizona Cardinals
1900First known individual club owner
1902The first World Series of Pro Football is played
1903The second and last World Series of Pro Football
1904Field goal points decreased to four points
1905Canton AC becomes a professional team
1906The forward pass is legalized
1909Field goal decreased to three points
1912Touchdown increased to six points
1913Jim Thorpe plays for the Pine Village Pros in Indiana
1915Jim Thorpe signed to Canton AC for 250 a game
1916Canton AC wins the Ohio league championship
1917Canton AC wins the Ohio champion league again
1919Green Bay Packers is organized
1920American Professional Football conference is formed
1921The Decatur Stales claim the APFA championship
1922American Professional Football Association changes name to National Football League
1923For the first time all of the franchises considered to be part of the NFL fielded teams
1924Cleveland Bulldogs win the NFL title
1925The NFL establishes a 16 player limit
1926The American Football League is born
1927The NFL drops from 22 to 12 teams
1928The NFL is reduced to only 10 teams
1929The NFL adds the field judge as a 4th official
1930The NFL gains credibility and public recognition
1931The NFL decreases to 10 teams
1932NFL membership drops to 8 teams
1933The NFL changes several rules to serve its needs and style of play
1934The first NFL game is broadcast nationally
1935The NFL proposes to hold an annual draft of college players beginning in 1936
1936First year in which all member teams play the same number of games
1937Los Angeles Bulldogs win the AFL title
1938The pro bowl game between the NFL champion and a team of Pro All Stars is established
1939 The New York Giants defeated the Pro All Stars 13 to 10 in the first Pro Bowl, at Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, January 15.
1939First televised game
A six team rival league, the third to call itself the American Football League, was formed in 1940, and the Columbus Bullies won its championship.
1940The first championship broadcast on network radio
1941The first commissioner of the NFL

Elmer Layden was named the first Commissioner of the NFL, March 1

1942Players depart for service in World War II
1943The NFL adopts free substitution
1944Coaching from the bench is legalized
1945The inbound lines are moved closer to the center of the field
1946The first African Americans are signed to play in the NFL

Halfback Kenny Washington (March 21) and end Woody Strode (May 7) signed with the Los Angeles Rams to become the first African-Americans to play in the NFL in the modern era.

1947The NFL adds a fifth official
1948First modern helmet emblems in pro football are painted
1949For the first time the NFL has two 1,000 yard rushers in the same season

Steve Van Buren of Philadelphia and Tony Canadeo of Green Bay

1950The Los Angeles Rams become the first team to have all of its game televised
1951The NFL championship game is televised coast to coast for the first time
1952The single wing formation is abandoned
1953The largest trade in league history

A Baltimore group headed by Carroll Rosenbloom was granted a franchise and was awarded the holdings of the defunct Dallas organization, January 23. The team, named the Colts, put together the largest trade in league history, acquiring 10 players from Cleveland in exchange for five.

1954The first player to gain 1,000 yards rushing in consecutive seasons

Fullback Joe Perry of the 49ers became the first player in league history to gain 1,000 yards rushing in consecutive seasons.

1955The sudden death overtime rule is used for the first time in a pre season game
1956The NFL players association is founded
1957Pete Rozelle is named general manager of the Rams
1958Bonus selection in the draft is eliminated
By 1959 there were seven franchises.
1959Lamar Hunt forms the American Football League
1960The AFL and NFL agree to not tamper with players contracts
1961First player to move deliberately from one league to another

End Willard Dewveall of the Bears played out his option and joined the Oilers, becoming the first player to move deliberately from one league to the other, January 14.

1962Both leagues prohibited grabbing any player's face mask
The Pro Football Hall of Fame was dedicated at Canton, Ohio, September 7 1963.
1963The Pro Football Hall of Fame opens
1964The first soccer style kicker in pro football

Pete Gogolak of Cornell signed a contract with Buffalo, becoming the first soccer-style kicker in pro football.

1965The NFL adds a sixth official
1966Congress approves the AFL / NFL merger
1967An AFL team defeats an NFL team for the first time
Green Bay defeated Oakland 33 - 14 in Super Bowl II at Miami, January 14. The game had the first $3 million gate in pro football history.
1968The first NFL team to play its home games in a domed stadium

The Oilers left Rice Stadium for the Astrodome and became the first NFL team to play its home games in a domed stadium.

1969An AFL team wins the Super Bowl for the first time

An AFL team won the Super Bowl for the first time, as the Jets defeated the Colts 16-7 at Miami, January 12 in Super Bowl III.

1970The Super Bowl Trophy is renamed the Vince Lombardi Trophy
1971The first AFC NFC Pro Bowl
1972National District Attorneys Association and Professional Leagues oppose legalization of gambling on professional team sports
1973The first perfect record regular season and postseason mark in NFL history

Miami defeated Washington 14-7 in Super Bowl VII at Los Angeles, completing a 17-0 season, the first perfect-record regular-season and postseason mark in NFL history, January 14.

1974Sweeping rules changes are adopted to add action and tempo to games
1975Referees are equipped with wireless microphones
1976The Cowboys become the first wild card team to play in the Super Bowl
1977Rules changes are adopted to open up the passing game and to cut down on injuries
1978A seventh official is added to the officiating crew
1979NFL rules changes emphasize additional player safety
In 1980 Pittsburgh defeated the Los Angeles Rams 31 - 19 in Super Bowl XIV at Pasadena to become the first team to win four Super Bowls, January 20. The game was viewed in a record 35,330,000 homes.
1980The first team to win four super bowls

Pittsburgh

1981The first wild card team to win a super bowl

Oakland defeated Philadelphia 27-10 in Super Bowl XV at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, to become the first wild-card team to win a Super Bowl, January 25.

1982The NFLPA goes on strike
1983The Super Bowl becomes one of the top ten live programs in television history
1984Wellington Mara is named president of the NFC
1985Super Bowl XIX becomes the most viewed live event in history
1986The first wild card team to win three consecutive games on the road

The Patriots

1987The first contract with a cable network
1988The first African American referee in NFL history

Johnny Grier became the first African-American referee in NFL history, September 4.

1989Long time NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle retires
1990The Super Bowl most valuable player trophy is renamed the Pete Rozelle Trophy
1991The NFL launches the World League of American Football
1992The use in officiating of a limited system of instant replay is not approved for the first time in six years
1993NFL Enterprises is born
1994The NFL launches NFL Sunday Ticket
1995The first major sports league to establish a site on the internet
1996NFL total paid attendance for all games reach a record level for the seventh consecutive year
1997Rules governing cross ownership are modified
1998The NFL reaches agreement on record eight year television contracts with four networks
By 1999 the game was viewed by 127.5 million viewers, the sixth most watched program in U.S. television history, January 31.
1999NFL paid attendance is the highest in league history

Paid attendance for all NFL games increased in 1999 for the third year in a row and was the highest ever in the 80 year history of the league. It marked the first time in league history that the 20-million paid attendance mark was reached for all games in a season, March 27.

2000Pro football's greatest reunion

More than 100 of the 136 living members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame gathered to celebrate Pro Football's Greatest Reunion in Canton, Ohio, July 28-31.

2001NFL owners unanimously approve a realignment plan for the league
2002The NFL and NFLPA announce the creation of USA Football
2003The NFL Network will be the first television programming service fully dedicated to the NFL and the sport of football, January 16.
2004All time paid attendance record for a second consecutive year
2005The NFL strengthens its steroids program
2006Commissioner Tagliabue announces his decision to retire
2007The first alliance to coordinate medical support services for former players is formed
2008The NFL established a new fan code of conduct to help support a positive fan environment at all NFL stadiums
2009New and expanded guidelines on return to play for players who sustain a concussion
2010A new neurological care program for retired players is announced
2011A new standardized sideline concussion assessment protocol is announced
2012NFL clubs extend commissioner Goodell's contract
2013The Baltimore Ravens won their second Super Bowl
2014The 2014 Pro Bowl introduced a new format for the NFL's All Star Game including a draft to determine rosters and major playing rules adjustments
2015The NFL and CBS agreed to continue a partnership
2016The transfer of the Rams from St. Louis to Los Angeles
2017Chargers exercised their option to move from San Diego to Los Angeles
2018The NFL announced a joint player and ownership committee focused on social justice

Pro Football Hall of Fame
Hall of Famers by Year of Enshrinement:
https://www.profootballhof.com/heroes-of-the-game/years
1963:
  • Sammy Baugh
  • Bert Bell
  • Joe Carr
  • Earl (Dutch) Clark
  • Harold (Red) Grange
  • George Halas
  • Mel Hein
  • Wilbur (Pete) Henry
  • Robert (Cal) Hubbard
  • Don Hutson
  • Earl (Curly) Lambeau
  • Tim Mara
  • George Preston Marshall
  • John (Blood) McNally
  • Bronko Nagurski
  • Ernie Nevers
  • Jim Thorpe
1964:
  • Jimmy Conzelman
  • Ed Healey
  • Clarke Hinkle
  • William Roy (Link) Lyman
  • Mike Michalske
  • Art Rooney
  • George Trafton
1965:
  • Guy Chamberlin
  • John (Paddy) Driscoll
  • Dan Fortmann
  • Otto Graham
  • Sid Luckman
  • Steve Van Buren
  • Bob Waterfield
1966:
  • Bill Dudley
  • Joe Guyon
  • Arnie Herber
  • Walt Kiesling
  • George McAfee
  • Steve Owen
  • Hugh (Shorty) Ray
  • Clyde (Bulldog) Turner
1967:
  • Chuck Bednarik
  • Charles W. Bidwill, Sr.
  • Paul Brown
  • Bobby Layne
  • Dan Reeves
  • Ken Strong
  • Joe Stydahar
  • Emlen Tunnell
1968:
  • Cliff Battles
  • Art Donovan
  • Elroy (Crazylegs) Hirsch
  • Wayne Millner
  • Marion Motley
  • Charley Trippi
  • Alex Wojciechowicz
1969:
  • Albert Glen (Turk) Edwards
  • Earle (Greasy) Neale
  • Leo Nomellini
  • Joe Perry
  • Ernie Stautner
1970:
  • Jack Christiansen
  • Tom Fears
  • Hugh McElhenny
  • Pete Pihos
1971:
  • Jim Brown
  • Bill Hewitt
  • Frank (Bruiser) Kinard
  • Vince Lombardi
  • Andy Robustelli
  • Y.A. Tittle
  • Norm Van Brocklin
1972:
  • Lamar Hunt
  • Gino Marchetti
  • Ollie Matson
  • Clarence (Ace) Parker
1973:
  • Raymond Berry
  • Jim Parker
  • Joe Schmidt
1974:
  • Tony Canadeo
  • Bill George
  • Lou Groza
  • Dick (Night Train) Lane
1975:
  • Roosevelt Brown
  • George Connor
  • Dante Lavelli
  • Lenny Moore
1976:
  • Ray Flaherty
  • Len Ford
  • Jim Taylor
1977:
  • Frank Gifford
  • Forrest Gregg
  • Gale Sayers
  • Bart Starr
  • Bill Willis
1978:
  • Lance Alworth
  • Weeb Ewbank
  • Alphonse (Tuffy) Leemans
  • Ray Nitschke
  • Larry Wilson
1979:
  • Dick Butkus
  • Yale Lary
  • Ron Mix
  • Johnny Unitas
1980:
  • Herb Adderley
  • David (Deacon) Jones
  • Bob Lilly
  • Jim Otto
1981:
  • Morris (Red) Badgro
  • George Blanda
  • Willie Davis
  • Jim Ringo
1982:
  • Doug Atkins
  • Sam Huff
  • George Musso
  • Merlin Olsen
1983:
  • Bobby Bell
  • Sid Gillman
  • Sonny Jurgensen
  • Bobby Mitchell
  • Paul Warfield
1984:
  • Willie Brown
  • Mike McCormack
  • Charley Taylor
  • Arnie Weinmeister
1985:
  • Frank Gatski
  • Joe Namath
  • Pete Rozelle
  • O.J. Simpson
  • Roger Staubach
1986:
  • Paul Hornung
  • Ken Houston
  • Willie Lanier
  • Fran Tarkenton
  • Doak Walker
1987:
  • Larry Csonka
  • Len Dawson
  • Joe Greene
  • John Henry Johnson
  • Jim Langer
  • Don Maynard
  • Gene Upshaw
1988:
  • Fred Biletnikoff
  • Mike Ditka
  • Jack Ham
  • Alan Page
1989:
  • Mel Blount
  • Terry Bradshaw
  • Art Shell
  • Willie Wood
1990:
  • Junious (Buck) Buchanan
  • Bob Griese
  • Franco Harris
  • Ted Hendricks
  • Jack Lambert
  • Tom Landry
  • Bob St. Clair
1991:
  • Earl Campbell
  • John Hannah
  • Stan Jones
  • Tex Schramm
  • Jan Stenerud
1992:
  • Lem Barney
  • Al Davis
  • John Mackey
  • John Riggins
1993:
  • Dan Fouts
  • Larry Little
  • Chuck Noll
  • Walter Payton
  • Bill Walsh
1994:
  • Tony Dorsett
  • Bud Grant
  • Jimmy Johnson
  • Leroy Kelly
  • Jackie Smith
  • Randy White
1995:
  • Jim Finks
  • Henry Jordan
  • Steve Largent
  • Lee Roy Selmon
  • Kellen Winslow
1996:
  • Lou Creekmur
  • Dan Dierdorf
  • Joe Gibbs
  • Charlie Joiner
  • Mel Renfro
1997:
  • Mike Haynes
  • Wellington Mara
  • Don Shula
  • Mike Webster
1998:
  • Paul Krause
  • Tommy McDonald
  • Anthony Munoz
  • Mike Singletary
  • Dwight Stephenson
1999:
  • Eric Dickerson
  • Tom Mack
  • Ozzie Newsome
  • Billy Shaw
  • Lawrence Taylor
2000:
  • Howie Long
  • Ronnie Lott
  • Joe Montana
  • Dan Rooney
  • Dave Wilcox
2001:
  • Nick Buoniconti
  • Marv Levy
  • Mike Munchak
  • Jackie Slater
  • Lynn Swann
  • Ron Yary
  • Jack Youngblood
2002:
  • George Allen
  • Dave Casper
  • Dan Hampton
  • Jim Kelly
  • John Stallworth
2003:
  • Marcus Allen
  • Elvin Bethea
  • Joe DeLamielleure
  • James Lofton
  • Hank Stram
2004:
  • Bob (Boomer) Brown
  • Carl Eller
  • John Elway
  • Barry Sanders
2005:
  • Benny Friedman
  • Dan Marino
  • Fritz Pollard
  • Steve Young
2006:
  • Troy Aikman
  • Harry Carson
  • John Madden
  • Warren Moon
  • Reggie White
  • Rayfield Wright
2007:
  • Gene Hickerson
  • Michael Irvin
  • Bruce Matthews
  • Charlie Sanders
  • Thurman Thomas
  • Roger Wehrli
2008:
  • Fred Dean
  • Darrell Green
  • Art Monk
  • Emmitt Thomas
  • Andre Tippett
  • Gary Zimmerman
2009:
  • Bob Hayes
  • Randall McDaniel
  • Bruce Smith
  • Derrick Thomas
  • Ralph Wilson, Jr.
  • Rod Woodson
2010:
  • Russ Grimm
  • Rickey Jackson
  • Dick LeBeau
  • Floyd Little
  • John Randle
  • Jerry Rice
  • Emmitt Smith
2011:
  • Richard Dent
  • Marshall Faulk
  • Chris Hanburger
  • Les Richter
  • Ed Sabol
  • Deion Sanders
  • Shannon Sharpe
2012:
  • Jack Butler
  • Dermontti Dawson
  • Chris Doleman
  • Cortez Kennedy
  • Curtis Martin
  • Willie Roaf
2013:
  • Larry Allen
  • Cris Carter
  • Curley Culp
  • Jonathan Ogden
  • Bill Parcells
  • Dave Robinson
  • Warren Sapp
2014:
  • Derrick Brooks
  • Ray Guy
  • Claude Humphrey
  • Walter Jones
  • Andre Reed
  • Michael Strahan
  • Aeneas Williams
2015:
  • Jerome Bettis
  • Tim Brown
  • Charles Haley
  • Bill Polian
  • Junior Seau
  • Will Shields
  • Mick Tingelhoff
  • Ron Wolf
2016:
  • Edward DeBartolo, Jr.
  • Tony Dungy
  • Brett Favre
  • Kevin Greene
  • Marvin Harrison
  • Orlando Pace
  • Ken Stabler
  • Dick Stanfel
2017:
  • Morten Andersen
  • Terrell Davis
  • Kenny Easley
  • Jerry Jones
  • Jason Taylor
  • LaDainian Tomlinson
  • Kurt Warner
2018:
  • Bobby Beathard
  • Robert Brazile
  • Brian Dawkins
  • Jerry Kramer
  • Ray Lewis
  • Randy Moss
  • Terrell Owens
  • Brian Urlacher
2019:
  • Champ Bailey
  • Pat Bowlen
  • Gil Brandt
  • Tony Gonzalez
  • Ty Law
  • Kevin Mawae
  • Ed Reed
  • Johnny Robinson
2020:
  • Steve Atwater
  • Isaac Bruce
  • Harold Carmichael
  • Jimbo Covert
  • Bill Cowher
  • Bobby Dillon
  • Cliff Harris
  • Winston Hill
  • Steve Hutchinson
  • Edgerrin James
  • Jimmy Johnson
  • Alex Karras
  • Troy Polamalu
  • Steve Sabol
  • Donnie Shell
  • Duke Slater
  • Mac Speedie
  • Ed Sprinkle
  • Paul Tagliabue
  • George Young
2021:
  • Alan Faneca
  • Tom Flores
  • Calvin Johnson
  • John Lynch
  • Peyton Manning
  • Bill Nunn
  • Drew Pearson
  • Charles Woodson
2022:
  • Tony Boselli
  • Cliff Branch
  • LeRoy Butler
  • Art McNally
  • Sam Mills
  • Richard Seymour
  • Dick Vermeil
  • Bryant Young

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