Latest Pro Football Hall of Fame News

Thomas, Revis, Freeney headline 1st time Hall candidates

Sep. 20, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

Six-time All-Pro offensive lineman Joe Thomas, shutdown cornerback Darrelle Revis and speedy pass rusher Dwight Freeney headline the list of nine first-year eligible players picked among the 129 nominees for the 2023 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The other first-year...

Ernie Zampese of 'Air Coryell' Chargers, Cowboys, dies at 86

Aug. 29, 2022 19:41 PM EDT

Ernie Zampese, one of the architects of the Dan Fouts-led “Air Coryell” offense with the San Diego Chargers and Troy Aikman's play-caller for the last of the Dallas Cowboys' three Super Bowl titles in the 1990s, has died. He was 86. The Washington Commanders announced the death...

Hall of Fame Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson dies at 87

Aug. 24, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Whether it was in the huddle during the early days of the AFL or behind the microphone as the NFL grew into the behemoth it is today, Len Dawson carried himself with an unmistakable swagger and self-assurance that earned him the well-worn nickname “Lenny the Cool.” ...

Reaction to the death of Hall of Fame QB Len Dawson

Aug. 24, 2022 13:39 PM EDT

Reaction to the death of Hall of Fame quarterback and broadcaster Len Dawson: "With wife Linda at his side, it is with much sadness that we inform you of the passing of our beloved Len Dawson. He was a wonderful husband, father, brother and friend. Len was always grateful and many...

Innovative coach Don Coryell picked as HOF finalist

Aug. 24, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

Innovative offensive coach Don Coryell, who helped usher in the modern passing game to the NFL, was picked as a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2023. The former Chargers and Cardinals coach was announced Wednesday as the candidate from a group of 12 coaches...

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,...