Class of 2013

02/02/2013

The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee held its annual selection meeting today and elected seven individuals to the Class of 2013. Bringing the total number of members in the Hall of Fame to 280 are guard/tackle Larry Allen, wide receiver Cris Carter, defensive tackle Curley Culp, tackle Jonathan Ogden, coach Bill Parcells, linebacker Dave Robinson, and defensive tackle Warren Sapp.

Today’s annual selection meeting was held in New Orleans, La., site of Super Bowl XLVII. The newest members of the Hall of Fame were selected from a list of 17 finalists who had been determined earlier by the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee.

Allen, a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Teams of the 1990s and 2000s, earned first-team All-Pro honors seven straight times. In all, he played 14 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers.

Carter amassed 1,101 catches for 13,899 yards and 130 touchdowns during his 16-season NFL career. He recorded eight straight 1,000-yard seasons and had 42 career games with 100 or more receiving yards.

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Culp was a defensive stalwart for 14 seasons, most notably with the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Oilers. A six-time Pro Bowler, he was named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year by NEA in 1975 after helping lead Houston to its first winning season in eight years.

Ogden, the first-ever draft pick of the Baltimore Ravens, excelled for 12 seasons. A strong pass protector and run blocker, he was named All-Pro six times, voted to 11 Pro Bowls and selected to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s.

Parcells turned around the fortunes of four franchises and remains the only coach ever to lead four different teams to the playoffs. Overall, he won 183 games that include victories in two Super Bowls.

Robinson, a vital cog in Vince Lombardi’s tough Green Bay Packers defenses, earned first-team All-NFL acclaim three times and was voted to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1960s. He intercepted 27 passes in his 12-season career.

Sapp recorded 96.5 sacks in his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders. He was named All-Pro four times, voted to seven Pro Bowls, and was selected to the NFL’s All-Decade Teams of the 1990s and 2000s.

Allen, Carter, Culp, Ogden, Parcells, Robinson, and Sapp will be formally enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. The Enshrinement Ceremony takes place at Fawcett Stadium in Canton and will be televised live by both NFL Network and ESPN.

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PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2013

 

LARRY ALLEN

Guard/Tackle … 6-3, 325 … Sonoma State, Butte Junior College (CA) … 1994-2005 Dallas Cowboys, 2006-07 San Francisco 49ers … 14 seasons, 203 games … Selected by Cowboys in 2nd round (46th player overall) of 1994 draft … Versatile, played every position on offensive line except center during 12 seasons with Dallas … Led way in second season for Emmitt Smith who set Cowboys’ franchise record with 1,773 yards … Started at right guard in two NFC championship games and Super Bowl XXX victory … Named NFL Alumni’s Offensive Lineman of the Year in 1997 and the NFL Players Association NFC Lineman of the Year twice (1996-97) … Named first-team All-Pro seven straight years … First-team All-NFC six times, second-team once … Moved to tackle late in 1997 and entire 1998 season, earned All-Pro honors at position … Signed as free agent with San Francisco in 1996 … First season with 49ers led way for Frank Gore who set team single-season rushing record (1,695 yards) … Elected to 11 Pro Bowls … Named to NFL All-Decade Teams of 1990s and 2000s … Born November 27, 1971 in Los Angeles, California. BIO>>>


CRIS CARTER

Wide Receiver … 6-3, 202 … Ohio State … 1987-89 Philadelphia Eagles, 1990-2001 Minnesota Vikings, 2002 Miami Dolphins … 16 seasons, 234 games … Selected by Philadelphia in the 4th round of the 1987 Supplemental Draft … First reception as a pro was a 22-yard touchdown catch … Durable; he played a full 16-game season in 13 of his 16 seasons … In 2000, became only the second player in NFL history to catch 1,000 career passes … Recorded 1,000 receiving yards in a season eight straight years … Broke the 100-yard receiving plateau 42 times during his career … Ranked second on the NFL's all-time list for total receptions (1,101) and receiving touchdowns (130) at retirement … His 130 TD receptions came from 13 different passers … Caught 70-plus passes in 10 seasons … His 122 receptions in 1994 was a then-NFL single-season-record … Named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s and received the 1999 NFL Man of the Year Award … In 2002, returned to the field when he joined the Miami Dolphins in midseason when injuries decimated team’s receiving corps … Was first- or second-team All-Pro 1994, 1995, and 1999 … Selected to play in eight Pro Bowls (1994-2001) … Born November 25, 1965, in Troy, Ohio. BIO>>>
 

CURLEY CULP

Defensive Tackle … 6-2, 265 … Arizona State … 1968-1974 Kansas City Chiefs, 1974-1980 Houston Oilers, 1980-81 Detroit Lions … 14 seasons, 179 games … Selected in 2nd round (31st player overall) in 1968 draft by Denver Broncos … Denver attempted to switch him to offense before trading him to Chiefs during training camp … Fit in perfectly with Chiefs’ dominating defense … Member of team’s Super Bowl IV championship team in second season, … Started at left defensive tackle in Super Bowl win over Vikings and registered three tackles, one assisted tackle … Dealt to Houston Oilers in blockbuster trade during 1974 season … Key veteran leader with 11.5 sacks to help Oilers to 10-4-0 record in his first full season with club … Winning record in ’75 was Oilers first winning season in eight years and just second in 13 seasons …. Named NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year by Newspaper Enterprise Association, 1975 … Culp led defense that helped Oilers earn back-to-back appearances in AFC championship game, 1978-79 … Named All-Pro, 1975 … All-Pro Second Team 1971, 1977, 1978, and 1979 …. First- or second-team All-AFC five times … Elected to six Pro Bowls … Born March 10, 1946 in Yuma, Arizona. BIO>>>
 

JONATHAN OGDEN

Tackle … 6-9, 345 … UCLA … 1996-2007 Baltimore Ravens … 12 seasons, 177 games … First-ever draft pick by Ravens … Taken in 1st round (4th player overall) in 1996 draft … Won Outland Trophy Award as top lineman in college … Instant starter for Baltimore, earned All-Rookie honors … Leader of offensive line that helped Ravens amass more than 5,000 yards of offense in back-to-back seasons, 1996-97 … Noted as strong pass protector as well as effective run blocker … Led way for running back Jamal Lewis who became fifth player in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards in a season, 2003 … Key blocker for Lewis’ then-record 295 rushing yards versus Cleveland Browns, Sept. 14, 2003 … Started at left tackle in Ravens’ 16-3 win over Oakland Raiders in 2000 AFC Championship Game and 34-7 victory over New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV … NFL Alumni’s NFL Offensive Lineman of the Year, 2002 … Named All-Pro in 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2006 … Earned All-AFC honors nine times … Voted to 11 Pro Bowls … Selected to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of 2000s … Born July 31, 1974 in Washington, D.C. BIO>>>
 

BILL PARCELLS

Coach … Colgate, Wichita State … 1983-1990 New York Giants, 1993-1996 New England Patriots, 1997-99 New York Jets, 2003-06 Dallas Cowboys … 19 seasons, 303 games … Regular season record: 172-130-1 … Postseason record: 11-8 … Overall record: 183-138-1 … Parcells reversed the fortunes of four NFL teams … After a 3-12-1 season (1983), he took Giants to playoffs twice as Wild Card … In 1986 led Giants to 14-2 record and defeated Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXI … Led Giants to NFC Eastern Division title in 1989 … In 1990 won second world championship with dramatic victory over Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXV … Left coaching for two years, returning in 1993 with New England Patriots … Within two years led Patriots to playoffs after seven-year absence … Two years later, 11-5 Patriots were AFC representative in Super Bowl XXXI … In 1997 took over 1-15 New York Jets and led them to 9-7 record in 1997, 12-4 record and AFC championship game in 1998 for the best two-year turnaround of a 1-15 team in NFL history … Coached Dallas Cowboys from 2003 until 2006 … Became first coach to coach four different teams into the playoffs when his 10-6 Cowboys played in the 2003 Wild Card Game … NFL Coach of the Year 1986, 1994 … Born August 22, 1941 in Englewood, New Jersey. BIO>>>
 

DAVE ROBINSON

Linebacker … 6-3, 245 … Penn State … 1963-1972 Green Bay Packers, 1973-74 Washington Redskins … 12 seasons, 155 games … Selected in 1st round (14th player overall) by Packers in 1963 NFL Draft … Chosen in 3rd round (17th player overall) by San Diego Chargers in AFL Draft … Signed with Green Bay and quickly built reputation as big-play performer on Vince Lombardi-coached Packers dynasty … Started at left outside linebacker in three straight NFL championship wins, 1965-67 … Starting OLB in Packers victories in Super Bowls I and II … Recorded two tackles, five assisted tackles, one fumble recovery and pass defensed in Green Bay’s 33-14 win over Oakland Raiders, Super Bowl II … Rebounded from Achilles tendon injury in 1970 to regain form as one of game’s finest linebackers … Intercepted 27 passes which he returned for 449 yards in career … Lone interception return for touchdown came in first season with Washington … Named All-Pro second-team in 1968 and 1969 … First-team All-NFL selection three straight seasons, 1967-69 … Elected to three Pro Bowls … Named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1960s … Born May 3, 1941 in Mt. Holly, New Jersey. BIO>>>
 

WARREN SAPP

Defensive Tackle … 6-2, 300 … Miami (FL) … 1995-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2004-07 Oakland Raiders … 13 seasons, 198 games … Selected in first round (12th player overall) by Tampa Bay in 1995 NFL Draft … Instant starter … Named to All-Rookie Team, 1995 … Amassed 96.5 career sacks despite playing on interior of defensive line … Recorded double-digit sack totals four times … Had more than one sack in a game 23 times … Named 1999 NFL Defensive Player of the Year after helping lead Tampa Bay to first division title in 18 years … Registered 12.5 sacks, 54 tackles, three forced fumbles, and recovered two fumbles, 1999 … Recorded career-high 16.5 sacks, 2000 … Started in two NFC championship games, one Super Bowl … Recorded two tackles, one sack, two passes defensed, and forced fumble in Bucs’ 48-21 win over Raiders, Super Bowl XXXVII … Additional career statistics include four interceptions, two touchdown receptions … First-team All-Pro four straight times (1999-2002) … Second-team All-NFL in 1997, 1998 … All-NFC five times … Selected to seven Pro Bowls … Named to NFL’s All-Decade Teams of the 1990s, 2000s … Born December 19, 1972 in Orlando, Florida. BIO>>>


Recent Comments
  • Rob Wilson - November 24 2013 07:56 PM

    I believe that the Hall of Fame Committee did a good job overall with the selections they made. However, Andre Reed getting snubbed again makes me very disappointed. He is extremely deserving with all his stats and what he did during the Buffalo Bills Super Bowl years. They did something that will never be repeated with four Super Bowl appearances. True they lost all four championships but they would not have been in any of those games without Andre Reeds contributions at wide receiver. He is truly deserving so please committee do what is right and give him the honor he deserves. Select him next year so he can join team mates Kelly, Smith, and Thomas.

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  • Bob - November 16 2013 07:46 PM

    What about Ken Stabler ? How long does it take?

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  • Kevin C - August 04 2013 09:23 PM

    Gary Hogeboom!!!

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  • oldrb - August 03 2013 11:17 AM

    For 3 years until the knee injury Terrell Davis was the best running back in the league. Erik Williams was a beast and often humiliated DE s opposite him...until the car accident diminished his abilities. 5 years in the league should count for TD considering his performance in 3 of those years. Anyone watching film on Williams in those first 3-4 years will scratch their head on why he is not in yet either. Both players were not one year wonders. Consider an all-time team not biased by tenure (past one or two yrs). Williams is in the top 3 at RT. And TD is arguably top 15

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  • Justin Pisciotta - July 25 2013 02:11 PM

    Most dominate offensive lineman to ever play the game of football. Larry helped make Emmitt, Troy, and Irvin all Hall of Fame players. Now its your turn big fella. Congratulations! Go Cowboys!

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  • KRISTEN - May 11 2013 08:05 AM

    I agree with putting in Bud Adams in the hall of fame-without the AFL we would not have the NFL of today. But I feel too you need to add Steve Tasker-he changed the way special teams plays and is defended against. The team played on and games won should not matter-- the judging should be individual accomplishments and the player's lasting impact on the game. Just look at the biggest attended HOF enshrine ceremonies. They were all years a Buffalo Bill was inducted. That says something love them or hate them. And without Ralph Wilson the NFL would not have made it to wear it is today and the NFL history will be forever indebted to his love of football. He thinks of all teams not just the Bills.

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  • BBN - April 02 2013 09:56 AM

    Frank Minnifield should be on this list! Can we get Mighty Minni in the Hall of Fame?

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  • bachslunch - February 15 2013 12:03 PM

    First, congratulations to all the new members -- a very good class, and nice job by the voting committee. No complaints about whether the five Modern Era players were deserving or not -- they were. And yes, that includes Warren Sapp and Bill Parcells. Not to worry, Michael Strahan gets in soon enough (likely next year) and Jerome Bettis, Charles Haley, Andre Reed, and Tim Brown will be elected sooner or later. Patience, please. Folks, anyone mentioned who is now Senior-eligible (Guy, Greenwood, Russell, R. Brown, Kramer, Nobis, Humphrey, Collins, Kuechenberg, Gradishar, Riley, Branch) needs to be nominated specially via that route like Culp and D. Robinson were this year -- they can't get elected as regular candidates anymore. Chances are good both Ed DeBartolo and Art Modell have too much baggage to be voted in, and I doubt Jesse Tuggle, Don Coryell, or Mike Kenn get in given past voting patterns. Jack, no idea which "Dave Henderson" you think belongs in the PFHoF. Mike M., Michael Irvin was not "first ballot," and one thing that probably helped him get elected sooner than Cris Carter was that he retired during a window when there wasn't as much WR competition -- happens sometimes -- and regardless, both are HoF deserving.

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  • Paul E. Mitchell - February 11 2013 04:50 PM

    Outstanding class!!! Next yr i expect bettis,tim brown andre reed straham and charles haley and tony dungy :)))

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  • jim - February 07 2013 01:54 PM

    Gary collins no. 86 with the browns back in the 60's should receive a brake, by the hall. He was a star in the big game in 64 catching 3 touch downs

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  • Brandon - February 07 2013 09:05 AM

    I think when you are the best at your position you should be in the Hall. What about kickers like Ray Guy and Morten Anderson? Some coaches even say games are won and lost on special teams. If it affects the game that much shouldn't some of the best get in?

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  • Bob - February 05 2013 09:41 PM

    Michael Strahan should be in there.

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  • P.b - February 05 2013 04:59 PM

    No way sapp should be in the hall of fame!!!!!

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  • Daniel P - February 04 2013 09:40 PM

    The '70s Steelers have several members inducted in the HOF but not all that are deserving. That's because everyone that is deserving would be mainly the entire first string of the offense and defense. That aside, I am still waiting on some deserving players who were special team specialists to make the Hall. Tasker, your day will come. As for Sapp, Carter, Strahan, et. al., there are many more players who should have a place in the Hall. Does anyone remember Claude Humphrey, Tommy Nobis, LC Greenwood, and the like? They have been waiting and waiting, but they are falling off the list as time goes by and the older generation either goes senile or dies off. It's kind of sad that the ones who went before are forgotten by this generation.

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  • Jason - February 03 2013 06:40 PM

    I do agree with Cris Carter... All he did was catch touchdowns....

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  • Jason - February 03 2013 06:38 PM

    Bettis?

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  • Dave Pike - February 03 2013 04:53 PM

    I can't deny the Browns most recent owner Lerner may have been the most ineffective in NFL history, so even though Modell looked good by comparison he was still incompetent. Over the years the inside story in Cleveland was Modell's ego kept getting in the way, to the detriment of the team. It's why he couldn't coexist with Paul Brown & seemed reluctant to hire any similar strong personalities for GM or coach with proven track records. Modell always had to have his finger in the pie, which many insiders attributed to be the real reason for all the horrible drafts & mostly weak teams, along with numerous other head-scratching moves. His football management & business management were equally miserable. Once Modell got to Baltimore, his age & health concerns forced him to put his ego aside & let his football people finally run things without his interference. The following is not just my opinion, but a statement of fact. In Modell's last 30 years with Cleveland he drafted a total of only ONE Hall-of-Famer (ironically it was Ozzie Newsome). Once Modell got out of the way in Baltimore & let Newsome & his football staff run things, Ozzie will have MORE Hall-of-Famers in his very first draft alone than Modell had drafted in the previous 30 years! Bottom line, the prevailing opinion from the old-timers in Cleveland is Modell's meddling was at the core of the Browns struggles.

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  • robert lee - February 03 2013 03:14 PM

    what a joke, no eddie debatelo, and michael strahan, the only one i agree with was bill parcells. as for lc greenwood he should of been elected years ago.

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  • jim north - February 03 2013 02:56 PM

    Jessie Tuggle,Tommy Nobis,Claude Humphrey,Mike Kenn

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  • JohnB - February 03 2013 02:30 PM

    Hey! My last comment was reported! Is that bad? Not sure of the rules here. Hope I didn't offend...well more that one of you all anywho. Here's more comments that will get me turned in! How is Ray Guy not getting a sniff for the Hall? Greatest punter ever...once hit the ceiling/roof in the Astrodome! Saw a comment that mentioned that Michael Strahan is the all time Playoff sack leader (9 1/2) I'm sure that because Sack wasn't an offical stat until 1982 (I think) The NFL.com site (Super Bowl Records section) says the all time SB record for sacks in a game is Reggie White and Darnell Dockett w/3. LC Greenwood sacked Roger Staubach 3 times in SB 10 (I think Dwight White got 3 as well). Just sayin. Still don't think Sapp is 1st ballot guy. Where are Bob Kuechenberg...Randy Gradishar...Ken Riley...Cliff Branch...sorry...I'm rambling!

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  • Brad - February 03 2013 02:14 PM

    Snub? When you discuss snub, only two words. Jerry Kramer.

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  • JohnB - February 03 2013 02:14 PM

    Hey! My last comment was reported! Is that bad? Not sure of the rules here. Hope I didn't offend...well more that one of you all anywho. Here's more comments that will get me turned in! How is Ray Guy not getting a sniff for the Hall? Greatest punter ever...once hit the ceiling/roof in the Astrodome! Saw a comment that mentioned that Michael Strahan is the all time Playoff sack leader (9 1/2) I'm sure that because Sack wasn't an offical stat until 1982 (I think) The NFL.com site (Super Bowl Records section) says the all time SB record for sacks in a game is Reggie White and Darnell Dockett w/3. LC Greenwood sacked Roger Staubach 3 times in SB 10 (I think Dwight White got 3 as well). Just sayin. Still don't think Sapp is 1st ballot guy. Where are Bob Kuechenberg...Randy Gradishar...Ken Riley...Cliff Branch...sorry...I'm rambling!

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  • edward gifford - February 03 2013 01:04 PM

    bud addams owner of the houston oilers / tennessee oilers/ tennessee titans and one of the original AFL founders nad has contributed many charities both in houston and in tennessee he needs to be enshrined in canton ohio

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  • Roger Brown - February 03 2013 11:42 AM

    I Vote for Me, Roger Brown, A Member of the Orig. Fearsome Foursome , Detroit Lions 1960-66 And The LARams 1967 _ 69, Put me in. Roger.

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  • Brian - February 03 2013 11:24 AM

    Dave Pike you are correct. Since Modell left you guys have been the model of a competent team. Keep dreaming and hating!

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  • Brian - February 03 2013 11:06 AM

    Dave Pike you are correct. Since Modell left you guys have been the model of a competent team. Keep dreaming and hating!

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  • ReggieB - February 03 2013 11:00 AM

    Warren Sapp ahead of Michael Strahan and Art Modell?.Voting should be based on merit and not like and dislike for players eligible for the hall.

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  • Thomas Cahill - February 03 2013 10:51 AM

    I agree with Debbie. Andre Reed snubbed again. How can you be a semi-finalist and passed over seven times. Is it because you are from a small market and don't have national name recognition. He has all the stats. He set all kinds of records during his playing years with the Buffalo Bills and was a key offensive player along with Kelly and Thomas in achieving four straight years to the Super Bowl. You will never see this happen again. And yet Andre is still not in the Hall with his fellow teammates. What a shame. In my opinion instead of calling it the Hall of Fame, it should be called the Hall of Shame. Selection Committee get your act together.

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  • Shalom - February 03 2013 10:34 AM

    Tim Brown snubbed again how can this continue to happen, CC is a great choice but his biggest critic was his first head coach Buddy Ryan. He had an amazing career for a guy who in Buddy Ryan's words "only catches touchdown passes" which is the reason Ryan had him traded. Tim on the other hand is the oldest player to return a punt return for a touchdown and was a dual threat for most of his career with 10 different quarterbacks. CC had the consistency at the QB position.

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  • cantonbrownsfan - February 03 2013 09:30 AM

    As a "local to Canton Browns fan" I can say I'm very pleased with the results of the HOF voting, it means I can continue to visit the hall. Had the wrong Sap been voted in, I would have never set foot inside that football shaped dome ever again!

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  • Kim - February 03 2013 09:08 AM

    Thank you selection committee for NOT putting Art Modell in the HOF. At least for this round. He was a sorry excuse for a business man. Anyone who looks at his entire life/career understands he does NOT deserve it. Ever.

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  • Brian - February 03 2013 08:44 AM

    What a shame that the HOF vote is becoming as useless as the Pro Bowl. Art Modell should be in, no questions asked!

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  • Lisa - February 03 2013 08:25 AM

    No Michael Strahan? Are you kidding me?! Unbelievable! You guys are ridiculous. With his record he should have gone in the Hall the first time around. How do you ignore his records? 141 1/2 career sacks, single season record 22 1/2, and most sacks in playoff history 9 1/2 While the others are deserving as well, how do you ignore these numbers. You guys are a joke. And I am not even a Giants fan!

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  • Rick James - February 03 2013 07:09 AM

    Bettis didn't get in? Are you kidding me? But Sapp got in? Sapp??????????? Really? Sapp???????????????? Over "The Bus"??????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Really?

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  • jcjacks6772 - February 02 2013 11:16 PM

    1 player, 5 rings. When we you stop playing politics and start looking at what a player or coach has actually accomplished in his career?

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  • Chet - February 02 2013 10:42 PM

    PUT CORYELL IN THE HALL OF FAME

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  • Mike Moore - February 02 2013 09:32 PM

    I think the HOF should be ashamed of themselves when they vote Michael irvin in on a first ballot and Chris Carter has to wait? Seriously? Bettis should be in and do not forget about Curtis Martin who rushed for more yards than Bettis did. I agree that Andre Reed should be in. not sure what to think about the whole Warren Sapp thing. i am a fan of Sapp but first ballot? I think the first ballot thing is a crock anyway, you are a hall of famer or you are not. one more thing, why was Troy Aikman a first ballot? He should be lucky to be talked about. Who cares about the rings, this should be about individual not team performance.

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  • L. & D. - February 02 2013 09:18 PM

    Should have picked Jerome Bettis but before that L.C. Greenwood and Andy Russell.

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  • GARY - February 02 2013 08:44 PM

    I THINK THE VOTERS DID AN AWSOME JOB SELECTING THE 7 GOING INTO THE HOF, THOSE THAT DIDNT MAKE IT IM SURE THEY WILL GET IN. ONCE AGAIN GOOD JOB TO THE VOTERS

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  • Dave Pike - February 02 2013 07:58 PM

    Kudos to voters! Rational thought prevailed. The HOF is for greatness, not controversy. Modell should NEVER NEVER NEVER EVER get in! Not just the move but he was a terrible owner! All you have to do is study his actions during his 30-some years in Cleveland....incompetence. Also he actually had less to do with the network contracts than he got credit for. He should never again even be nominated. For the future Strahan & the Bus should make it, while the other WR's should have their day.

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  • Brian - February 02 2013 07:46 PM

    What a shame that the HOF vote is becoming as useless as the Pro Bowl. Art Modell should be in, no questions asked!

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  • The Undertaker - February 02 2013 07:32 PM

    Good to see Carter make it - he belongs as does Andre Reed. Larry Allen & Jonathon Ogden are no-brainers. Sapp ahead of Charles Haley ? Really ?

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  • George Allen - February 02 2013 07:28 PM

    Haley has 5 Superbowl Rings who has more that tells you something he should be there.

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  • Jack - February 02 2013 07:07 PM

    Good class. Like most, I wonder about Warren Sapp. However, he was a great player. I just contemplate whether he did it long enough and his last few years were less than Hall of Fame. I would like to see Andre Reed in. Let's make a push for him next year. I wouldn't mind seeing L.C. Greenwood in. Dave Henderson is a good selection. Some great players get overshadowed on the great Lombardi teams. Parcells is a great coach and I can't make sense of some of the poor comments I see here. Lastly, good to see some linemen selected this year as well! Last lastly, Cris Carter is more than deserving. I especially am impressed by the leadership he provided to players after a rough start with Philly. They are Hall of Famers, but people as well! Thanks to this class for all the great memories!!!!!

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  • Steve the Yankee - February 02 2013 06:50 PM

    Great selections. Coach Parcells was a big part of turning around the Patriots fortunes in the 90's and this and other accomplishments definately qualify him for the HOF. Congratuations to all the Inductees.

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  • Mike Ehlenbeck - February 02 2013 06:43 PM

    Michael Strahan deserved to get in more than Warren Sapp due to the fact that he made the NFL's Top 100 List of All-Time and Sapp didn't. If you don't remember the list, I'll run through it one time for everyone. And you can decide if all these names deserve to get in. Keep in mind, some of these guys are still playing. 1. Jerry Rice (Class of 2010) 2. Jim Brown (Class of 1971) 3. Lawrence Taylor (Class of 1999) 4. Joe Montana (Class of 2000) 5. Walter Payton (Class of 1993) 6. Johnny Unitas (Class of 1979) 7. Reggie White (Class of 2006) 8. Peyton Manning 9. Don Hutson (Class of 1963) 10. Dick Butkus (Class of 1979) 11. Ronnie Lott (Class of 2000) 12. Anthony Munoz (Class of 1998) 13. Mean Joe Greene (Class of 1987) 14. Sammy Baugh (Class of 1963) 15. Deacon Jones (Class of 1980) 16. Otto Graham (Class of 1965) 17. Barry Sanders (Class of 2004) 18. Ray Lewis 19. Bronko Nagurski (Class of 1963) 20. Brett Favre 21. Tom Brady 22. Gale Sayers (Class of 1977) 23. John Elway (Class of 2004) 24. John Hannah (Class of 1991) 25. Dan Marino (Class of 2005) 26. Bob Lilly (Class of 1980) 27. Merlin Olsen (Class of 1982) 28. Emmitt Smith (Class of 2010) 29. Jack Lambert (Class of 1990) 30. Dick (Night Train) Lane (Class of 1974) 31. Bruce Smith (Class of 2009) 32. Jim Parker (Class of 1973) 33. Sid Luckman (Class of 1965) 34. Deion Sanders (Class of 2011) 35. Chuck Bednarik (Class of 1967) 36. Raymond Berry (Class of 1973) 37. Jim Thorpe (Class of 1963) 38. Lance Alworth (Class of 1978) 39. Gino Marchetti (Class of 1972) 40. O.J. Simpson (Class of 1985) 41. Rod Woodson (Class of 2009) 42. John Mackey (Class of 1992) 43. Alan Page (Class of 1988) 44. Mel Blount (Class of 1989) 45. Tony Gonzalez 46. Roger Staubach (Class of 1985) 47. Ray Nitschke (Class of 1978) 48. Red Grange (Class of 1963) 49. Mike Haynes (Class of 1997) 50. Terry Bradshaw (Class of 1989) 51. Bart Starr (Class of 1977) 52. Eric Dickerson (Class of 1999) 53. Willie Lanier (Class of 1986) 54. Forrest Gregg (Class of 1977) 55. Earl Campbell (Class of 1991) 56. Gene Upshaw (Class of 1987) 57. Mike Singletary (Class of 1998) 58. Steve Van Buren (Class of 1965) 59. Mike Ditka (Class of 1988) 60. Jack Ham (Class of 1988) 61. LaDainian Tomlinson 62. Randy White (Class of 1994) 63. Jim Otto (Class of 1980) 64. Herb Adderley (Class of 1980) 65. Randy Moss 66. Willie Brown (Class of 1984) 67. Kellen Winslow (Class of 1995) 68. Mike Webster (Class of 1997) 69. Bobby Bell (Class of 1983) 70. Marshall Faulk (Class of 2011) 71. Paul Warfield (Class of 1983) 72. Jonathan Ogden (Class of 2013) 73. Ozzie Newsome (Class of 1999) 74. Marion Motley (Class of 1968) 75. Darrell Green (Class of 2008) 76. Art Shell (Class of 1989) 77. Tony Dorsett (Class of 1994) 78. Bruce Matthews (Class of 2007) 79. Emlen Tunnell (Class of 1967) 80. Troy Aikman (Class of 2006) 81. Steve Young (Class of 2005) 82. Ted Hendricks (Class of 1990) 83. Norm Van Brocklin (Class of 1971) 84. Joe Schmidt (Class of 1973) 85. Marcus Allen (Class of 2003) 86. Willie Davis (Class of 1981) 87. Elroy (Crazy Legs) Hirsch (Class of 1968) 88. Ed Reed 89. Ernie Nevers (Class of 1963) 90. Kurt Warner 91. Fran Tarkenton (Class of 1986) 92. Michael Irvin (Class of 2007) 93. Sam Huff (Class of 1982) 94. Lenny Moore (Class of 1975) 95. Larry Allen (Class of 2013) 96. Mel Hein (Class of 1963) 97. Derrick Brooks 98. Lee Roy Selmon (Class of 1995) 99. Michael Strahan 100. Joe Namath (Class of 1985)

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  • LeSans L Alexander - February 02 2013 06:40 PM

    No Bus? Warren Sapp, hmmm! Unbelievable.

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  • Greg - February 02 2013 06:33 PM

    Jerome Bettis should have been a shoe in his first year, PERIOD. Warren Sapp a first year hall of famer??? PALEEEEEZZZZZ. Coments above about Andy Russell and L.C. Greenwood are dead on. You voters should be ashamed of yourselves.

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  • Debbie - February 02 2013 06:28 PM

    I can't believe Bill Parcells and Warren Sapp made it in before Andre Reed.......WOW. I feel bad for Andre...he should have made it in there last year and then again this year he is snubbed. Sure makes me wonder who was paid off. Hang in there Andre, you will get your day.

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  • scott "cujo" greenwell - February 02 2013 06:15 PM

    L.C. Greenwood is not in the Hall of Fame. You put Sapp in over Bus? You have made a joke of the whole process. Carter should have been a first year guy. I'll never visit your Hall again as your panel obviously does not understand football. Sapp a first-ticket? What a joke. Guess him working for NFL network had nothing to do with it.

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  • JohnB - February 02 2013 06:12 PM

    Nice class. Glad to see Cris Carter finally get the nod. Not sure about Warren Sapp. I know it will be an unpopular comment, but I didn't see him as Hall of Fame type...not first ballot anyway. For next year, hope to see Jerome Bettis get in. As for Michael Strahan...I don't think he should get in before they put L.C. Greenwood in...same position...Strahan benefits from pass happy league. How bout Andy Russell for Senior Nominee!! (Yes I'm a Steeler fan...sorry)

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  • James - February 02 2013 05:55 PM

    Bill Parcells should not have been entered. This is an embarassment. There will be some of us who pass by his head that say to everyone in the room, "what an embarrasment". He is an idiot and a poor coach. We all know it. It takes away from the shrine. Makes us believe in money. We eliminate his presence. A "non" applicable head.

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