A recent addition to the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Youth/Educational Program is the Heart of a Hall of Famer series. This program provides students the opportunity to learn first-hand what it took beyond athletic ability for legendary Heroes of the Game to achieve success on and off the football field with a focus on positive character qualities.

Live interaction with a Hall of Fame player is provided to students through video conferencing. While some programs originate from Canton, Ohio, others originate in the community of the featured Hall of Famer and then broadcast to schools across the country. The series is designed for grades 4th-12th and are free of charge.

The Heart of a Hall of Famer series has featured an impressive lineup of speakers connecting from locations across the country. Some past participants and locations have included: 

Jerry Rice (Palo Alto, CA)
Warren Moon (Bellevue, WA)
Emmitt Smith (Dallas, TX)
Thurman Thomas (Buffalo, NY)
Rod Woodson (Alameda, CA)

Hall of Famer Date Time(s) Session Type
Charlie Sanders
Sept. 23, 2014 Noon - 1 PM VC software
Bob Brown
Oct. 1, 2014 Noon - 1 PM VC software
Dan Hampton
Oct. 9, 2014 Noon - 1 PM VC software
Joe DeLamielleure
Oct. 13, 2014 Noon - 1 PM VC software
Jim Otto
Oct. 22, 2014 Noon - 1 PM VC software
Alan Page
Oct. 27, 2014 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM VC software
Harry Carson
Oct. 28, 2014 9:45 AM - 11 AM & 11:45 AM - 1 PM Live Audience & VC software
*Mike Haynes
Nov. 4, 2014 Noon - 1 PM VC software
Ted Hendricks
Feb. 10, 2015 Noon - 1 PM VC software

All times ET
*College level program


For more information about an upcoming broadcast please contact Education@ProFootballHOF.com