Latest Pro Football Hall of Fame News

Pro Football Hall of Fame President David Baker retiring

Oct. 16, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Fame President David Baker has announced his retirement. Baker, 68, had served in the role of president and executive director since January 2014. Jim Porter, 57, the Hall’s chief marketing and communications officer since...

Broncos celebrating Mike Shanahan's coaching contributions

Oct. 15, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are celebrating Mike Shanahan's coaching contributions this weekend. The two-time Super Bowl winner who holds the franchise record with 146 victories between 1995 and 2008, including eight playoff wins, will go into the...

Ware, Mathis among 1st-year eligibles for Pro Football Hall

Sep. 22, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Ten first-year eligible players, including defensive standouts DeMarcus Ware and Robert Mathis, and receivers Andre Johnson, Steve Smith and Anquan Boldin are among 122 nominees for the 2022 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Other first-year...

Vikings ironman and Hall of Famer Mick Tingelhoff dies at 81

Sep. 11, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hall of Fame center Mick Tingelhoff, the ultimate ironman who started 240 consecutive games at a bruising position for the Minnesota Vikings and played in four Super Bowls, has died. He was 81. Undrafted in 1962, Tingelhoff played 17 years for the...

2020/2021 Hall of Fame inductees to get rings at stadiums

Sep. 09, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson and Steve Hutchinson, inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, will receive their rings of excellence in a pair of celebrations each this season. All 19 living members of the classes of 2020 and 2021 will...

Tagliabue memoir a strong look into the NFL's inner workings

Aug. 30, 2021 03:41 AM EDT

Paul Tagliabue left his job as commissioner of the NFL in 2006 and didn't get selected for the Pro Football Hall of Fame until last year. If that seems odd for a man who guided the NFL for 17 years and oversaw labor peace, expansion, new stadiums, huge increases in...

Branch, Vermeil selected as Hall of Fame finalists

Aug. 24, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

Three-time All-Pro receiver Cliff Branch and Super Bowl-winning coach Dick Vermeil are finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2022. Branch is the senior candidate and Vermeil is the nominee in the coaches category picked Tuesday by a five-person...

Peyton's Place is Hall of Fame, with Woodson, Megatron

Aug. 08, 2021 22:11 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Peyton's Place is now in Canton at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The only five-time NFL MVP and a two-time Super Bowl winner who left the game five years ago with a slew of passing records was enshrined Sunday night with other members of the class...

The Latest: Versatile DB Charles Woodson enters Hall of Fame

Aug. 08, 2021 21:45 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions: ___ For 18 seasons, whether playing cornerback or safety, Charles Woodson was as dependable as they come. And now he has been inducted into the Pro...

Hall of Fame class has something for everybody

Aug. 07, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — From bone-rattling tacklers Troy Polamalu, Steve Atwater and Cliff Harris to hard-charging runner Edgerrin James to the pass-catching brilliance of Isaac Bruce and Harold Carmichael, the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2020 has something for everyone. ...