Hometown Hall of Famers Program

The Pro Football Hall of Fame and Ford Motor Company are partners in the Hometown Hall of Famers™ a national program that honors the hometown roots of the sport's greatest players with special ceremonies and plaque dedication events in local communities.

"Honoring the hometowns that helped create the foundation for Hall of Famers' pathway to the Hall will be truly special as these plaques will live forever in their hometown communities," said George Veras, Pro Football Hall of Fame Enterprises president and CEO. "The Hall of Fame is pleased that Ford Motor Company has recognized the significance of this program and given all of us - the players, their communities and the Pro Football Hall of Fame - a chance to celebrate the hometown stories of these legendary professional football players."

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has hosted 99 plaque ceremonies around the country since the fall of 2011, will honor another eight Hall of Famers in their hometowns in the fall of 2016.

Following each presentation, the plaques will live permanently at a designated local venue in the Hall of Famer's hometown community.  In addition to the plaque, each community will receive two commemorative Hometown Hall of Famer™ road signs to proudly display in their hometowns.

A look back at Hometown Hall of Famers™ programs in 2016 and 2015:

Dan Dierdorf - Nov. 19, 2016 (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Mich.)

Edward J. DeBartolo, Jr. - Oct. 12, 2016 (Cardinal Mooney High School - Youngstown, Ohio)

Kevin Greene - Oct. 3, 2016 (Granite City High School - Granite City, Ill)

Ken Stabler - August 19, 2016 (Foley High School - Foley, Ala) | Story

Brett Favre - August 16, 2016 (Hancock High School - Kiln, Miss) | Story

Charles Haley - June 3, 2016 (William Campbell High School - Naruna, Va.)

Art Monk - May 19, 2016 (White Plains High School - White Plains, NY) | Story

 

Roger Wehrli - May 12, 2016 (King City High School - King City, Mo.)

Fran Tarkenton - May 10, 2016 (Clarke Central High School - Athens, Ga.) | Story

Ronnie Lott - May 9, 2016 (Eisenhower High School - Rialto, Cali.)

Jim Langer - April 28, 2016 (Royalton High School - Little Falls, Minn.) | Story

 

Derrick Brooks - Dec. 7, 2015 (Booker T. Washington High School - Pensacola, Fla.) | Story

Dan Marino - Dec. 1, 2015 (Central Catholic High School - Pittsburgh, PA.) | Story

Joe Greene - Nov. 10, 2015 (Temple High School - Temple, Texas) | Story

Tim Brown - Nov. 6, 2015 (Woodrow Wilson High School - Dallas, Texas) | Story

Michael Irvin - Oct. 30, 2015 (St. Thomas Aquinas High School - Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) | Story

Jerome Bettis - Sept. 29, 2015 (Renaissance High School - Detroit, Mich.) | Story


 

2013
Dec. 19 – Jackie Slater (Jackson, Miss)
Dec. 5 – Dave Robinson (Moorestown, N.J.)
Nov. 25 – Larry Csonka (Stow, Ohio)
Nov. 22 – Wellington Mara (New York, N.Y.)
Nov. 14 - Jerry Rice (Crawford, Miss)
Nov. 5 - Terry Bradshaw (Shreveport, La.)
Nov. 1 – Bobby Bell (Shelby, N.C.)
Oct. 31 – Charlie Sanders (Greensboro, N.C.)
Oct. 9 – Tom Landry (Mission, Texas)
Oct. 4 – Chuck Bednarik (Bethlehem, Pa.)
Oct. 4 – Jim Kelly (Karns City, Pa.)
Oct. 2 – Vince Lombardi (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Sept. 25 – Deacon Jones (Eatonville, Fla.)
Sept. 24 – Emmitt Smith (Pensacola, Fla.)
Sept. 20 – Jonathan Ogden (Washington, D.C.)
May 13 - Reggie White (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
May 7 - Cris Carter (Middletown, Ohio)
May 6 - Dave Wilcox (Vale, Ore.)
May 3 - Arnie Herber (Green Bay, Wis.)
May 2 - Earl "Curly" Lambeau (Green Bay, Wis.)
May 1 - Bud Grant (Superior, Wis.)
April 29 - Jim Brown (Manhasset, N.Y.)
April 25 - Jan Stenerud (Bozeman, Mont.)
April 23 - Dan Fouts (San Francisco, Calif.)
April 18 - Lenny Moore (Reading, Pa.)
April 16 - Billy Shaw (Vicksburg, Miss)
April 10 - Earl Campbell (Tyler, Texas)
April 9 - Doak Walker (Dallas, Texas)
April 8 - Forrest Gregg (Sulphur Springs, Texas)
March 27 - Richard Dent (Atlanta, Ga.)
March 26 - Rayfield Wright (Griffin, Ga.)
March 19 - George Allen (Detroit, Mich.)
March 13 - Rickey Jackson (Pahokee, Fla.)
March 7 - Jim Taylor (Baton Rouge, La.)
March 5 - Carl Eller (Winston-Salem, N.C.)
Feb. 27 - Willie Roaf (Pine Bluff, Ark.)
Feb. 26 - Bobby Mitchell (Hot Springs, Ark.)
Feb. 20 - Dick LeBeau (London, Ohio)

2012
Dec. 14 - Lynn Swann (San Mateo, Calif.)
Dec. 4 - Marv Levy (Chicago, Ill.)
Nov. 30 - Franco Harris (Mount Holly, N.J.)
Nov. 15 - James Lofton (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Nov. 14 - Anthony Muñoz (Ontario, Calif.)
Nov. 13 - Warren Moon (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Nov. 9 - Frank Gifford (Bakersfield, Calif.)
Nov. 2 - Dan Dierdorf (Canton, Ohio)
Nov. 1 - Steve Largent (Warr Acres, Okla.)
Oct. 30 - Troy Aikman (Henryetta, Okla.)
Oct. 24 - Art Rooney (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Oct. 23 - Paul Warfield (Warren, Ohio)
Oct. 22 - Tom Mack (Cleveland Heights, Ohio)
Oct. 19 - Alan Page (Canton, Ohio)
Oct. 17 - Marshall Faulk (New Orleans, La.)
Oct. 16 - John Stallworth (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
Oct. 12 - John Riggins (Centralia, Kan.)
Oct. 10 - Bruce Smith (Norfolk, Va.)
Oct. 9 - Willie Lanier (Richmond, Va.)
Oct. 3 - Mike Haynes (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Oct. 1 - Mel Blount (Lyons, Ga.)
Sept. 27 - Joe DeLamielleure (Center Line, Mich.) 
Sept. 25 - Fred Biletnikoff (Erie, Pa.)
Sept. 14 - Raymond Berry (Paris, Texas) 
Sept. 10 - Eric Dickerson (Sealy, Texas)
May 17 - Ozzie Newsome (Leighton, Ala.)
May 15 - Darrell Green (Houston, Texas)
May 14 - Thurman Thomas (Houston, Texas)
May 2 - Floyd Little (New Haven, Conn.)
May 1 - Nick Buoniconti (Springfield, Mass.)
April 26 - Bob Griese (Evansville, Ind.)
April 25 - Rod Woodson (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
April 19 - Len Dawson (Alliance, Ohio)
April 16 - Paul Brown (Massillon, Ohio)
April 6 - Art Shell (North Charleston, S.C.)
April 5 - Harry Carson (Florence, S.C.)
April 3 - Mel Renfro (Portland, Ore.)
March 29 - Larry Wilson (Rigby, Idaho)
March 22 - Randall McDaniel (Avondale, Ariz.)
March 20 - Tommy McDonald (Albuquerque, N.M.)
March 13 - Paul Hornung (Louisville, Ky.)
March 12 - Sam Huff (Farmington, W.Va.)
March 6 - Marcus Allen (San Diego, Calif.)

2011
Dec. 9 – Kellen Winslow (East St. Louis, Ill.)
Dec. 6 – George Halas (Chicago, Ill.)
Nov. 16 – Bart Starr (Montgomery, Ala.)
Nov. 4 – Roger Staubach (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Nov. 1 – Walter Payton (Columbia, Miss.)
Oct. 27 – Barry Sanders (Wichita, Kan.) |
Oct. 18 – Sonny Jurgensen (Wilmington, N.C.)
Sept. 10 – Joe Namath (Beaver Falls, Pa.)
Sept. 7 – Howie Long (Charlestown, Mass.)