Latest Pro Football Hall of Fame News

Howley, Klecko, Riley finalists for Pro Football HOF

Aug. 17, 2022 14:30 PM EDT

Super Bowl MVP Chuck Howley and All-Pro defenders Joe Klecko and Ken Riley are finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2023. The defenders who starred in the 1960s, 70s and 80s were announced as the three senior candidates for next year's Hall of Fame class from a...

Len Dawson, MVP of Chiefs' first Super Bowl win, in hospice

Aug. 12, 2022 22:18 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Len Dawson, the 87-year-old Hall of Fame quarterback who led the Kansas City Chiefs to their first Super Bowl title, has entered hospice care in Kansas City. KMBC-TV, the Kansas City station where Dawson began his broadcasting career in 1966, confirmed...

Tony Boselli becomes 1st Jaguars player in Hall of Fame

Aug. 06, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Tony Boselli looked out at all the teal-colored jerseys in the crowd and screamed: “Duuuuval!” Finally, the Jacksonville Jaguars have a player in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Boselli, the first pick in Jaguars history, was among eight...

Pro Football Hall of Fame recognizes women's impact

Aug. 05, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A 15-year-old boy made his way through the the Pro Football Hall of Fame museum on Friday, checking out the memorabilia and bronze busts before stopping to take a picture of Jen Welter’s blue-and-pink jersey to send to his younger sister. “She will love...

Cliff Branch's speed led to Hall of Fame after long wait

Aug. 04, 2022 02:59 AM EDT

Cliff Branch was the epitome of what Al Davis coveted in a receiver during his decades running the Raiders. Branch arrived in Oakland with the game-breaking speed needed to fuel the Raiders' vertical offense and as soon as he learned to harness that speed and develop reliable hands,...

A gentle giant: 49ers' Bryant Young heads to Hall of Fame

Aug. 03, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

Bryant Young straddled the classic football divide between discipline and ferocity more adeptly than just about any player of his generation. For every minute of a 14-year NFL career spent entirely with the San Francisco 49ers, Young was a model teammate and a soft-spoken leader who...

Early titles with Patriots lead to Hall of Fame for Seymour

Aug. 03, 2022 01:38 AM EDT

Richard Seymour was winning Super Bowls with the New England Patriots before, as he put it, Tom Brady was Tom Brady. The defensive lineman's early success — three championships in his first four seasons — is as good a starting point as any for how Seymour ended up in the Pro...

Dick Vermeil is as much Philly as the cheesesteak and Rocky

Aug. 02, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Revered in Philadelphia, Dick Vermeil quit coaching and left town before returning to the NFL and completing his Hall of Fame resume in other cities. Vermeil won a Super Bowl with the St. Louis Rams and later coached the Kansas City Chiefs. But Philly is home...

Art McNally set to become 1st NFL official in Hall of Fame

Aug. 02, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

Hall of Fame coach John Madden always believed that the busts of the football greats in Canton, Ohio, talked to each other every night once the building was empty. If those busts ever wanted to play an actual game of football, they now finally have all the necessary characters. ...

Mom's lessons of pluck, preparation served LeRoy Butler well

Aug. 01, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

Growing up in a rough-and-tumble Jacksonville housing project, LeRoy Butler wore hand-me-down clothes, what he calls his “Forrest Gump” leg braces and a constant smile. His grandmother, Rosa Lee Durham, used to tell him that his gift from God was his uncanny ability to “ignore...