Latest Pro Football Hall of Fame News

Hugh McElhenny, Hall of Fame halfback with 49ers, dies at 93

Jun. 23, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

Hugh McElhenny, the elusive Hall of Fame halfback who starred in the San Francisco 49ers' “Million Dollar Backfield” in the mid-1950s, has died. He was 93. The Pro Football Hall of Fame said Thursday that McEhlenny died of natural causes June 17 at his home in Nevada, and that...

Levy set to be inducted into CFL Hall of Fame

Jun. 16, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

Marv Levy is poised to join a very select pro football group. On Friday night, the former Buffalo Bills and Montreal Alouettes head coach will be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. He’ll become just the third person to be in both the Canadian and Pro...

Hall of Fame rift? Bruce Smith says he, Boselli are 'cool'

Jun. 16, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Bruce Smith never had a problem with Tony Boselli, and can’t wait for the left tackle to join him as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It’s another story for some of Boselli’s supporters, and the claims they made in making the case for the...

Browns learn of 'forgotten' players at Hall of Fame tour

Jun. 15, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns went on a field trip to explore their football roots, including some deep ones nearly forgotten. Hoping to connect his team to its storied past, Cleveland coach Kevin Stefanski took minicamp on the road Wednesday with a trip south to Canton...

Howard Katz honored with Rozelle Radio-TV Award

Jun. 02, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Howard Katz, who has been involved with NFL media for nearly two decades and has helped drive the popularity of the league to new heights, was selected Thursday as the recipient of the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award. The Pro Football Hall of Fame presents...

'Forgotten Four' to be honored during Hall of Fame week

May. 26, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The four men who smashed the race barrier in professional football in 1946 have been selected to share the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Ralph Hay Pioneer Award. The Canton, Ohio,-based organization announced Thursday that Kenny Washington, Woody Strode and Hall...

Anthony Munoz hired as Hall of Fame relationship officer

May. 12, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame has hired Anthony Muñoz as its first Chief Football Relationship Officer. The hall said Thursday that the 1998 inductee will engage with current and prospective business partners and sponsors; be involved in philanthropic efforts...

USA Today's Jarrett Bell wins writers' award for service

May. 11, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

USA Today sports writer/columnist Jarrett Bell has won the Bill Nunn Jr. Award for journalistic contributions while covering pro football. Bell, who has covered the NFL since 1981 and has been with USA Today since 1993, was selected by the Professional Football Writers of America. He...

Pro Football Hall of Fame expands opportunities for seniors

Apr. 21, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Senior candidates will have more opportunities to be selected for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the next three years. The hall's Board of Trustees on Thursday approved several changes to the bylaws governing the selection of Hall of Fame enshrinees. In the...

Hall of Fame five-time Super Bowl OT Rayfield Wright dies

Apr. 07, 2022 22:29 PM EDT

Rayfield Wright, the Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive tackle nicknamed “Big Cat” who went to five Super Bowls in his 13 NFL seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, died Thursday. He was 76. Wright's family confirmed his death Thursday to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which said...