MORE THAN 100 “GOLD JACKETS” COMING HOME TO CANTON

The seven newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame won’t be alone on stage on Saturday, Aug. 2. Joining the Class of 2014 – Derrick Brooks, Ray Guy, Claude Humphrey, Walter Jones, Andre Reed, Michael Strahan, and Aeneas Williams – on the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Enshrinement stage will be more than 100 Gold Jackets (returning Hall of Famers).

“This is a wonderfully spectacular tradition, one of the greatest in all of sports,” Hall of Fame President David Baker stated. “Nowhere can fans see so many of the greatest Heroes of the Game in one place at one time. There’s no better way to kick off the NFL’s 95th season.“

Fans converging on Canton, Ohio for the 2014 Enshrinement Festival will marvel at the site of the NFL’s greatest legends as they parade out to welcome the newest class into pro football’s most exclusive club.

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The roster of returning Gold Jackets includes all-time greats like quarterbacks Warren Moon, Jim Kelly, Troy Aikman, and Terry Bradshaw; running backs Gale Sayers, Emmitt Smith, Earl Campbell, and Thurman Thomas; defensive tackles Joe Greene and Warren Sapp and defensive ends Jack Youngblood, Bruce Smith, and Howie Long. Other defensive stars attending include linebackers Willie Lanier, Ted Hendricks, and Harry Carson and defensive backs Mel Blount and Ken Houston.

Seats are still available for the Enshrinement of the Class of 2014 (Derrick Brooks, Ray Guy, Claude Humphrey, Walter Jones, Andre Reed, Michael Strahan, and Aeneas Williams) on Saturday, Aug. 2 and the NFL/Hall of Fame Game (New York Giants vs. Buffalo Bills) on Sunday, Aug. 3. Tickets>>>
“The only people who truly know what it feels like to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame is a Hall of Famer,” stated Lanier from the Class of 1986. “Your family, your friends, your former teammates, your owners, all can congratulate and acknowledge you but they don’t have the essence or understanding for what it felt like, the anxiety you went through, the feeling you had when your presenter’s comments ended and in that next few seconds you’re going to have to summon up all of your life into a capsule of time that might be 10 or 15 minutes. And, you’re going to have to present it to the world to be memorialized from that point forward but understanding every minute that goes by you’ll never stand there again.

“The only people who know what that feels like are the ones who’ve been there,” Lanier continued. “So, that’s why I find it compelling to be present every year.”

The list goes on and on as others planning to attend the annual celebration include such players as wide receivers Cris Carter, Paul Warfield, and Michael Irvin; tight ends Mike Ditka and Charlie Sanders as well as offensive linemen Anthony Muñoz, Forrest Gregg, Jim Otto, Dwight Stephenson, John Hannah and Randall McDaniel.

“The reason that I like to come back to the Hall every summer is just to take it all in again, to bring back those memories of when I went in,” stated McDaniel from the Class of 2009 who starred for the Minnesota Vikings (1988-1999) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2000-01). “And, to be truthful, just to listen to the stories of those old timers that (came) before me. They tell the greatest stories.”

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“This is a second home for us all and it’s always great to come back,” McDaniel added.

Making his annual return to Canton will be halfback Charley Trippi, age 92, from the Hall of Fame’s Class of 1968 who starred with the Chicago Cardinals in the 1940s and ‘50s. Trippi is the second oldest living Hall of Famer behind NFL Films founder Ed Sabol, 97. On the opposite end of the spectrum is Jonathan Ogden who is the youngest member of the Hall of Fame. The Baltimore Ravens tackle, who was enshrined last summer, will celebrate his 40th birthday as he arrives in Canton Thursday, July 31 for the weekend celebration.

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Updated 7/30/14
Marcus Allen
Lem Barney
Bobby Bell
Elvin Bethea
Fred Biletnikoff
Mel Blount
Terry Bradshaw
Bob Brown
Jim Brown
Willie Brown
Nick Buoniconti
Earl Campbell
Harry Carson
Cris Carter
Dave Casper
Curley Culp
Willie Davis
Dermontti Dawson
Fred Dean
Joe DeLamielleure
Richard Dent
Eric Dickerson
Dan Dierdorf
Mike Ditka
Chris Doleman
Carl Eller
Marshall Faulk
Dan Fouts
Joe Greene
Forrest Gregg
Bob Griese
Chris Hanburger
John Hannah
Franco Harris
Mike Haynes
Ted Hendricks
Paul Hornung
Ken Houston
Sam Huff
Michael Irvin
Rickey Jackson
Jimmy Johnson
Charlie Joiner
Sonny Jurgensen
Jim Kelly
Leroy Kelly
Cortez Kennedy
Paul Krause
Jim Langer
Willie Lanier
Steve Largent
Marv Levy
Floyd Little
Larry Little
James Lofton
Howie Long
Ronnie Lott
Tom Mack
John Madden
Dan Marino
Curtis Martin
Randall McDaniel
Warren Moon
Lenny Moore
Anthony Muñoz
Jonathan Ogden
Jim Otto
John Randle
Mel Renfro
Willie Roaf
Dave Robinson
Dan Rooney
Bob St. Clair
Charlie Sanders
Deion Sanders
Warren Sapp
Gale Sayers
Shannon Sharpe
Billy Shaw
Art Shell
Jackie Slater
Bruce Smith
Emmitt Smith
Jackie Smith
Jan Stenerud
Dwight Stephenson
Lynn Swann
Charley Taylor
Lawrence Taylor
Thurman Thomas
Andre Tippett
Charley Trippi
Paul Warfield
Roger Wehrli
Dave Wilcox
Larry Wilson
Rayfield Wright
Steve Young
Jack Youngblood


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Teams


Arizona Cardinals

Dan Dierdorf, Jackie Smith, Charley Trippi, Roger Wehrli, Larry Wilson

 

Atlanta Falcons

Deion Sanders


Baltimore Ravens

Jonathan Ogden


Buffalo Bills

Joe Delamielleure, Jim Kelly , Marv Levy, Billy Shaw, Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas


Chicago Bears

Richard Dent, Mike Ditka, Gale Sayers


Cincinnati Bengals

Anthony Muñoz


Cleveland Browns

Jim Brown, Joe Delamielleure, Leroy Kelly, Paul Warfield


Dallas Cowboys

Michael Irvin, Mel Renfro, Deion Sanders, Emmitt Smith, Rayfield Wright


Denver Broncos

Floyd Little, Shannon Sharpe


Detroit Lions

Lem Barney, Charlie Sanders


Green Bay Packers

Willie Davis, Forrest Gregg, Paul Hornung, James Lofton, Dave Robinson


Indianapolis Colts

Eric Dickerson, Marshall Faulk, Ted Hendricks, Lenny Moore


Kansas City Chiefs

Bobby Bell, Curley Culp, Willie Lanier, Jan Stenerud


Miami Dolphins

Nick Buoniconti, Bob Griese, Jim Langer, Larry Little, Dan Marino, Dwight Stephenson, Paul Warfield


Minnesota Vikings

Cris Carter, Chris Doleman, Carl Eller, Paul Krause, Randall McDaniel, John Randle


New England Patriots

Nick Buoniconti, John Hannah, Mike Haynes, Andre Tippett


New Orleans Saints

Rickey Jackson, Willie Roaf


New York Giants

Harry Carson, Sam Huff, Lawrence Taylor


New York Jets

Curtis Martin


Oakland Raiders

Marcus Allen, Fred Biletnikoff, Willie Brown, Dave Casper, Mike Haynes, Ted Hendricks, Howie Long, John Madden, Jim Otto, Art Shell


Philadelphia Eagles

Bob Brown, Sonny Jurgensen


Pittsburgh Steelers

Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw, Dermontti Dawson, Joe Greene, Franco Harris, Dan Rooney, Lynn Swann


St. Louis Rams

Eric Dickerson, Marshall Faulk, Tom Mack, Jackie Slater, Jack Youngblood


San Diego Chargers

Fred Dean, Dan Fouts, Charlie Joiner


San Francisco 49ers

Fred Dean, Jimmy Johnson, Ronnie Lott, Bob St. Clair, Dave Wilcox, Steve Young


Seattle Seahawks

Cortez Kennedy, Steve Largent


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Warren Sapp


Tennessee Titans

Elvin Bethea, Earl Campbell, Curley Culp, Ken Houston, Warren Moon


Washington Redskins

Chris Hanburger, Ken Houston, Sonny Jurgensen, Charley Taylor

 

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Position


Quarterbacks

Terry Bradshaw, Dan Fouts, Bob Griese, Sonny Jurgensen, Jim Kelly, Dan Marino, Warren Moon, Charley Trippi, Steve Young


Running Backs

Marcus Allen, Jim Brown, Earl Campbell, Eric Dickerson, Marshall Faulk, Franco Harris, Paul Hornung, Leroy Kelly, Floyd Little, Curtis Martin, Lenny Moore, Gale Sayers, Emmitt Smith, Thurman Thomas, Charley Trippi


Wide Receivers

Fred Biletnikoff, Cris Carter, Michael Irvin, Charlie Joiner, Steve Largent, James Lofton, Lynn Swann, Charley Taylor, Paul Warfield


Tight Ends

Dave Casper, Mike Ditka, Charlie Sanders, Shannon Sharpe, Jackie Smith


Tackles

Bob Brown, Dan Dierdorf, Forrest Gregg, Anthony Muñoz, Jonathan Ogden, Willie Roaf, Bob St. Clair, Art Shell, Jackie Slater, Rayfield Wright


Centers

Dermontti Dawson, Jim Langer, Jim Otto, Dwight Stephenson


Guards

Joe DeLamielleure, Forrest Gregg, John Hannah, Larry Little, Tom Mack, Randall McDaniel, Billy Shaw


Defensive Tackles

Curley Culp, Joe Greene, Cortez Kennedy, John Randle, Warren Sapp


Defensive Ends

Bobby Bell, Elvin Bethea, Willie Davis, Fred Dean, Richard Dent, Chris Doleman, Carl Eller, Howie Long, Bruce Smith, Jack Youngblood


Linebackers

Bobby Bell, Nick Buoniconti, Harry Carson, Chris Doleman, Chris Hanburger, Ted Hendricks, Sam Huff, Rickey Jackson, Willie Lanier, Dave Robinson, Lawrence Taylor, Andre Tippett, Dave Wilcox


Defensive Backs

Lem Barney, Mel Blount, Willie Brown, Ken Houston, Jimmy Johnson, Paul Krause, Ronnie Lott, Mel Renfro, Deion Sanders, Roger Wehrli, Larry Wilson


Coaches

Marv Levy, John Madden


Contributor

Dan Rooney


Kicker

Jan Stenerud


Year of Induction

1968

Charley Trippi

 

1971

Jim Brown


1975

Lenny Moore


1977

Forrest Gregg
Gale Sayers


1978

Larry Wilson


1980

Jim Otto


1981

Willie Davis

 

1982

Sam Huff


1983

Bobby Bell
Sonny Jurgensen
Paul Warfield


1984

Willie Brown
Charley Taylor


1986

Paul Hornung
Ken Houston
Willie Lanier


1987

Joe Greene
Jim Langer


1988

Fred Biletnikoff
Mike Ditka


1989

Mel Blount
Terry Bradshaw
Art Shell


1990

Bob Griese
Franco Harris
Ted Hendricks
Bob St. Clair


1991

Earl Campbell
John Hannah
Jan Stenerud


1992

Lem Barney


1993

Dan Fouts
Larry Little


1994

Jimmy Johnson
Leroy Kelly
Jackie Smith


1995

Steve Largent


1996

Dan Dierdorf
Charlie Joiner
Mel Renfro

 

1997

Mike Haynes


1998

Paul Krause
Anthony Muñoz
Dwight Stephenson


1999

Eric Dickerson
Tom Mack
Billy Shaw
Lawrence Taylor


2000

Howie Long
Ronnie Lott
Dan Rooney
Emmitt Smith
Dave Wilcox


2001

Nick Buonconti
Marv Levy
Jackie Slater
Lynn Swann
Jack Youngblood


2002

David Casper
Jim Kelly


2003

Marcus Allen
Elvin Bethea
Joe DeLamiellueure
James Lofton


2004

Bob Brown, Carl Eller


2005

Dan Marino
Steve Young


2006

Harry Carson
John Madden
Warren Moon
Rayfield Wright


2007

Michael Irvin
Charlie Sanders
Thurman Thomas
Roger Wehrli


2008

Fred Dean
Andre Tippett


2009

Randall McDaniel
Bruce Smith


2010

Rickey Jackson
Floyd Little
John Randle
Emmitt Smith


2011

Richard Dent
Marshall Faulk
Chris Hanburger
Deion Sanders
Shannon Sharpe


2012

Dermontti Dawson
Chris Doleman
Cortez Kennedy
Curtis Martin
Willie Roaf


2013

Cris Carter
Curley Culp
Jonathan Ogden
David Robinson
Warren Sapp

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