Latest Pro Football Hall of Fame News

Hall of Fame cornerback Willie Brown dies at age 78

Oct. 22, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

Willie Brown established the bump-and-run style of defense the Raiders used for decades, provided the iconic play in Oakland's first Super Bowl title, and impacted nearly every player who suited up for the team over the past half-century. Brown was the consummate Raider. The Hall of Fame cornerback who helped...

Broncos' puzzle-solving Anderson now Rubik's Cube ambassador

Oct. 18, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

Calvin Anderson has a puzzling talent that goes beyond blocking big defensive lineman. The Denver Broncos rookie offensive tackle has a knack for quickly solving a Rubik's Cube, even if it's behind his back or blindfolded. He's so good, in fact, that Rubik's Cube signed him this week as a brand ambassador...

NFL owners agree to invest in Hall of Fame project

Oct. 18, 2019 6:52 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The NFL says team owners have given the OK to invest up to $10 million in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Village in Canton. A spokesman for the league says the decision came at the NFL owners' meetings this week in Florida. Hall of Fame officials are planning a multi-year development at...

The Latest: Cincinnati, Miami now NFL's only winless teams

Oct. 14, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

The Latest on the NFL's Week 6 (all times EDT): ___ 7:25 p.m. The NFL is down to just a pair of winless teams with the New York Jets and Washington Redskins finally getting their first victories of the season. Washington won the battle of winless teams by edging Miami 17-16 with the Redskins smothering a 2-point...

Denver's defense leads Broncos past Titans 16-0

Oct. 13, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — On a day the Denver Broncos honored their past, their current roster put on a good, old-fashioned defensive destruction of the Tennessee Titans. The Broncos (2-4) blasted their way to seven sacks and three interceptions while sending Marcus Mariota to the bench and then stifling his backup,...

A look at the NFL in the fabulous 1950s

Oct. 11, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

FRANCHISES: In 1950 the NFL merged with the All-America Football Conference and the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Colts joined the league. Also, the New York Bulldogs became the New York Yanks, but folded after the 1951 season. The Dallas Texans played their only season in the NFL in 1952...

Remembering Nick: Miami Project gala to honor Buoniconti

Oct. 4, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

Pro Football Hall of Famer Ed Reed and such sports stars as Dwyane Wade, Wladimir Klitschko, Chase Utley, Matt Biondi, Christian Vieri, Amy Van Dyken-Rouen and Meghan Duggan will be honored by The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis on Monday night at the organization's annual gala. The night really will be...

NFL reaches West Coast, is fairly stable despite war in '40s

Oct. 4, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

A look at the NFL's third decade, the 1940s: FRANCHISES The NFL reached the West Coast for the first time when the defending champion Cleveland Rams moved to Los Angeles for the 1946 season. After stabilizing for the first time in the late 1930s, the league was mostly unchanged in its third decade except for...

NFL at 100: Chargers' Benirschke thankful for second chances

Sep. 24, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Decades later, Rolf Benirschke still gets emotional discussing his second chances. As he reminisces about an epic playoff game between his San Diego Chargers and the Miami Dolphins, Benirschke can't help but recall his health scare in 1979, when he became so critically ill with ulcerative...

A look at the first decade of the NFL, the 1920s

Sep. 20, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

A look at the NFL's first decade, the 1920s: FRANCHISES: The first season, 1920, the American Professional Football Association had 14 teams, including two Tigers (Cleveland and Chicago). The Akron Pros, Decatur Staleys (later the Chicago Bears), Buffalo All-Americans, Chicago Cardinals, Rock Island Independents,...