Presenters

Presenters

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Class of 2015

Jerome Bettis - John Bettis III, Jerome’s brother
Tim Brown - Donald Kelly, Tim's brother
Charles Haley - Edward DeBartolo, Jr., former San Francisco 49ers owner
Bill Polian - Marv Levy, Hall of Fame coach
Junior Seau - Sydney Seau, Junior's daughter
Will Shields - Adrian Lunsford, friend
Mick Tingelhoff - Fran Tarkenton, Mick's teammate & HOF quarterback
Ron Wolf - Eliot Wolf, Ron's son

Class of 2014  

Derrick Brooks - Decalon Brooks, Derrick’s son
Ray Guy - John Madden, Ray’s former head coach
Claude Humphrey - Cheyenne Humphrey-Robinson, Claude’s daughter
Walter Jones - Walterius Jones, Walter’s son
Andre Reed - Marv Levy, Andre’s former head coach
Michael Strahan - Jay Glazer, Michael’s friend and colleague
Aeneas Williams - Lawrence Williams, Aeneas’s father

Class of 2013  

Larry Allen - Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys Owner, President and General Manager
Cris Carter - Duron Carter, Cris’ son
Curley Culp - Chad Culp, Curley’s son
Jonathan Ogden - Ozzie Newsome, Baltimore Ravens Executive Vice President/General Manager
Bill Parcells - George Martin, former New York Giants player
Dave Robinson - David Robinson, Dave’s son
Warren Sapp - Mercedes Sapp, Warren’s daughter

Class of 2012

Jack Butler - John Butler, Jack's son
Dermontti Dawson - Steve Parker, Dermontti's high school football coach
Chris Doleman - Evan Doleman, Chris’ son
Cortez Kennedy - Dixie Fraley Keller, widow of Cortez's former agent Robert Fraley
Curtis Martin - Bill Parcells, Curtis' former coach
Willie Roaf - Clifton Roaf, Willie's father
 

Class of 2011

Richard Dent - Joe Gilliam, former Tennessee State coach
Marshall Faulk - Rocky Arceneaux, Faulk’s agent
Chris Hanburger - Chris Hanburger, Hanburger’s son
Les Richter - enshrined posthumously. Represented by his son Jon Richter.
Ed Sabol - Steve Sabol, Ed’s son
Deion Sanders - Eugene Parker, Deion’s agent
Shannon Sharpe - Sterling Sharpe, Shannon’s brother & former Green Bay Packers wide receiver

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Class of 2010

Russ Grimm - Joe Bugel, former Washington Redskins assistant coach
Rickey Jackson  - Tom Benson, New Orleans Saints Owner/President
Dick LeBeau  - Bob LeBeau, Dick's brother
Floyd Little  - Marc Little, Floyd's son
John Randle - John Teerlinck, former Minnesota Vikings defensive line coach
Jerry Rice -  Eddie DeBartolo Jr., former San Francisco 49ers owner
Emmitt Smith  - Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys Owner, President, and General Manager
 

Class of 2009

Bob Hayes* - Roger Staubach, Hall of Fame teammate
Randall McDaniel - O.K. Fulton, McDaniel’s high school athletic director & asst. principal
Bruce Smith - Ted Cottrell, former Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator
Derrick Thomas* - Carl Peterson, former Kansas City Chiefs President
Ralph Wilson, Jr. - Chris Berman, ESPN personality
Rod Woodson - Tracy Foster, friend & business associate
* Deceased at time of enshrinement (Hayes represented by his son Bob Hayes, Jr.; and Thomas represented by his son Derrion Thomas).
 

Class of 2008

Fred Dean - Eddie DeBartolo Jr., former San Francisco 49ers owner
Darrell Green - Jared Green, Darrell’s son
Art Monk - James Monk, Jr., Art’s son
Emmitt Thomas - DerekThomas, Emmitt’s son
Andre Tippett - Robert Kraft, New England Patriots Chairman & CEO
Gary Zimmerman - Pat Bowlen, Denver Broncos President & CEO

Class of 2007  

Gene Hickerson - Bobby Franklin, Former Teammate
Michael Irvin - Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys Owner, President, and General Manager
Bruce Matthews - Mike Munchak, Former Teammate, Hall of Famer Class of 2001
Charlie Sanders - William Clay Ford, Detroit Lions Owner and Chariman
Thurman Thomas - Marv Levy, Former Coach, Hall of Fame Class of 2001
Roger Wehrli - Larry Wilson, Former Teammate, Hall of Fame Class of 1978

Class of 2006

Troy Aikman - Norv Turner, Former Dallas Cowboys Assistant Coach and Longtime NFL Head Coach
Harry Carson - Donald Carson, Harry's son
John Madden - Al Davis, Owner, Oakland Raiders and Hall of Fame Class of 1992
Warren Moon - Leigh Steinberg, Sports Agent and Longtime Friend
Reggie White* - Jeremy White, Reggie's Son
Rayfield Wright - L.J. "Stan" Lomax, Former Head Coach at Fort Valley (GA) State University
*Deceased at time of enshrinement

Class of 2005

Benny Friedman* - Don Pierson, sportswriter, Chicago Tribune
Dan Marino - Daniel Marino, Dan’s son
Fritz Pollard* - Fritz Pollard, III
Steve Young - LeGrande “Grit” Young, Steve’s father
* Deceased at time of enshrinement (Friedman represented by his nephew, David Friedman; Pollard represented by his grandson, Steven Towns.)

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Jim Kelly stands with his presenter, Hall of Fame coach Marv Levy.

Class of 2004  

Bob Brown - Robert Brown, Jr., Bob’s son
Carl Eller - Regis Eller, Carl's son
John Elway - Jessica Elway, John's daughter
Barry Sanders - William Sanders, Barry's father  

Class of 2003  

Marcus Allen - Harold “Red” Allen, Marcus’ father
Elvin Bethea - Hornsby Howell, college coach
Joe DeLamielleure - Larry Felser, sportswriter, Buffalo News
James Lofton - David Lofton, James’ son|
Hank Stram - Len Dawson, Hall of Fame player

Class of 2002  

George Allen* - Deacon Jones, Hall of Fame player
Dave Casper - John Madden, Former Raiders’ head coach
Dan Hampton - Ed O’Bradovich, Former Chicago Bears player
Jim Kelly - Marv Levy, Hall of Fame coach
John Stallworth - John Stallworth, Jr., John’s son
* Deceased at time of enshrinement (Allen represented by his son, Senator George Allen, Jr.)

Class of 2001  

Nick Buoniconti - Marc Buoniconti, Nick’s son
Marv Levy - Bill Polian, Former Bills’ GM
Mike Munchak - Bruce Matthews, Former Oilers’ teammate
Jackie Slater - John Robinson, Former Rams’ Head Coach
Lynn Swann - John Stallworth, Former Steelers’ teammate
Ron Yary - John Michels, Former Vikings’ assistant coach
Jack Youngblood - Merlin Olsen, Former Rams’ HOF teammate

Class of 2000  

Howie Long - Earl Leggett, Former Raiders’ def. line coach
Ronnie Lott - Roy Lott, Ronnie’s father
Joe Montana - Eddie DeBartolo, Jr., Former 49ers owner
Dan Rooney - Joe Greene, Steelers’ Hall of Famer
Dave Wilcox - Mike Giddings, Former 49ers linebacker coach

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Class of 1999  

Eric Dickerson - Jackie Slater, Former Rams’ team mate
Tom Mack - Ken Iman, Former Rams’ team mate
Ozzie Newsome - Calvin Hill, Former Browns’ team mate
Billy Shaw - Ed Abramoski, Retired Buffalo Bills’ trainer
Lawrence Taylor - Lawrence Taylor, Jr., Lawrence’s son

Class of 1998  

Paul Krause - Jerry Burns, Former Vikings Head Coach and Krause’s college coach at Iowa
Tommy McDonald - Ray Didinger, Philadelphia sports writer
Anthony Muñoz - Michael Muñoz, Anthony’s son
Mike Singletary - Kim Singletary, Mike’s wife
Dwight Stephenson - Don Shula, Hall of Fame coach

 

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Wellington Mara served as Frank Gifford's presenter in 1977.  Thirty years later Gifford returned the favor and presented the famed New York Giants owner.

Class of 1997  

Mike Haynes -  Howard Slusher, Haynes’ former player agent
Wellington Mara -  Frank Gifford, Giants’ Hall of Famer
Don Shula -  David and Mike Shula, Don’s sons
Mike Webster -  Terry Bradshaw, Former Steelers’ teammate

Class of 1996  

Lou Creekmur - Doak Walker, Former Lions’ team mate
Dan Dierdorf - Jim Hanifan, Off. Line Coach, Head Coach
Joe Gibbs - Don Coryell, Former head coach
Charlie Joiner - Eddie Robinson, college coach at Grambling
Mel Renfro - Tom Landry, former Dallas HOF Head Coach

Class of 1995  

Jim Finks* - Edward W. McCaskey, Chairman of the Board, Chicago Bears
Henry Jordan* - Don Kovach, Long-Time Friend
Steve Largent - Gary Wright, VP/Administration, Public Relations-Seattle Seahawks
Lee Roy Selmon - Dewey Selmon, Lee Roy’s brother and Tampa Bay teammate
Kellen Winslow - Cornelius Perry, Winslow’s coach at East St. Louis, IL High School
* Deceased at time of enshrinement (Finks represented by his son, Jim Finks, Jr. and Jordan represented by his son, Henry Jordan, Jr.)

Class of 1994  

Tony Dorsett - Tom Landry, Dorsett’s HOF Coach with Dallas
Bud Grant - Sid Hartman, Sports Editor Minneapolis Star
Jimmy Johnson - Rafer Johnson, Jimmy’s Brother and Decathlon Gold Medalist, 1960 Olympics
Leroy Kelly - Chuck Heaton, Retired sports writer, Cleveland Plain Dealer
Jackie Smith - Mark Vittert, Long-Time Friend
Randy White - Ernie Stautner, Former Def. Coordinator, Dallas

 

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Tennessee Titans running back Jarrett Payton (right) presented his father, Walter, in 1993. 

Class of 1993  

Dan Fouts -  Don Coryell, Fouts’ Head Coach with Chargers
Larry Little -  Don Shula, Head Coach, Miami Dolphins
Chuck Noll -  Dan Rooney, President, Pittsburgh Steelers
Walter Payton -  Jarrett Payton, Walter’s son
Bill Walsh -  Edward J. DeBartolo, Jr. , Owner, 49ers

Class of 1992  

Lem Barney - Jim David, Former Defensive Coach, Lions
Al Davis - John Madden, Former Head Coach, Raiders
John Mackey - Jack Kemp, Former Pres., AFL Players Assoc.
John Riggins - Paul Tagliabue, NFL Commissioner

Class of 1991  

Earl Campbell - Bum Phillips, Campbell’s Head Coach with Oilers and Saints
John Hannah - Herb Hannah, John’s Father
Stan Jones - Bob Kilcullen, Former Bears Teammate
Tex Schramm - Pete Rozelle, Former NFL Commissioner
Jan Stenerud - Hank Stram, Stenerud’s Head Coach with Kansas City Chiefs

Class of 1990  

Buck Buchanan - Hank Stram, Buchanan’s Head Coach with Kansas Chiefs
Bob Griese - Don Shula, Head Coach, Miami Dolphins
Franco Harris - Lynn Swann, Former Steelers Teammate
Ted Hendricks - Al Davis, Pres. of the General Partner, Raiders
Jack Lambert - Dennis Fitzgerald, Lambert’s Asst. Coach at Kent State University and Pittsburgh Steelers
Tom Landry - Roger Staubach, Former HOF Cowboys QB
Bob St. Clair - Dave Beronio, columnist/ Illustrator, Vacaville (CA) Reporter

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Al Davis has served as presenter more than any other individual.  Davis has presented nine members of the Hall of Fame. Davis, himself, was enshrined in 1992.

Class of 1989  

Mel Blount -  Dan Rooney, President, Pittsburgh Steelers
Terry Bradshaw -  Verne Lunquist , CBS Announcer
Art Shell -  Al Davis, Managing General Partner, Los Angeles Raiders
Willie Wood -  Phil Bengston, Wood’s Head Coach with Green Bay Packers

Class of 1988  

Fred Biletnikoff - Al Davis, Managing General Partner, Raiders
Mike Ditka - Ed O’Bradovich, Former Bears Teammate
Jack Ham - Joe Paterno, Head Football Coach, Penn State
Alan Page - Willarene Beasley, North Community High School Principal, Minneapolis

Class of 1987  

Larry Csonka - Don Shula, Head Coach, Miami Dolphins
Len Dawson - Hank Stram, Dawson’s Head Coach with K.C.
Joe Greene - Chuck Noll, Head Coach, Pittsburgh Steelers
John Henry Johnson - Arthur J. Rooney, Chairman of the Board, Pittsburgh Steelers & HOFer
Jim Langer - Don Shula, Head Coach, Miami Dolphins
Don Maynard - Joe Namath, Former Jets Teammate
Gene Upshaw - Al Davis, Managing General Partner, Raiders

Class of 1986  

Paul Hornung - Max McGee, Former Packers Teammate
Ken Houston - Wally Lemm, Houston’s Head Coach with Oilers
Willie Lanier - Lamar Hunt, Owner, Chiefs
Fran Tarkenton - Max Winter, President, Vikings
Doak Walker - Bobby Layne, Former Lions Teammate

Class of 1985  

Frank Gatski - Abe Gibron, Former Browns Teammate
Joe Namath - Larry Bruno, Namath’s Coach at Beaver Falls HS
Pete Rozelle - Tex Schramm, President and GM, Cowboys
O.J. Simpson - Lou Saban, Simpson’s Head Coach with Bills
Roger Staubach - Tom Landry, Head Coach, Cowboys

Class of 1984  

Willie Brown - Al Davis, Managing General Partner, Raiders
Mike McCormack - Paul Brown, McCormack’s Head Coach with Browns
Charley Taylor - Tom Skinner, Long-Time Advisor and Friend
Arnie Weinmeister - Hon. John A. Cherberg, Lt. Governor, State of Washington and Weinmeister’s Coach at the University of Washington

 

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Hall of Fame coach Hank Stram (right) served as presenter for the Kansas City Chiefs great, Bobby Bell.

Class of 1983  

Bobby Bell -  Hank Stram, Bell’s Head Coach with Chiefs
Sid Gillman -  Joe Madro, Long-Time Coaching Associate
Sonny Jurgensen -  Edward Bennett Williams, President, Redskins
Bobby Mitchell -  Edward Bennett Williams, President, Redskins
Paul Warfield -  Gene Slaughter - Warfield’s Coach at Harding HS

Class of 1982  

Doug Atkins - Edward W. McCaskey, Vice President, Bears
Sam Huff - Tom Landry, Head Coach, Cowboys and Huff’s Defensive Coach with Giants
George Musso - George Halas, CEO, Bears and Musso’s First NFL Coach
Merlin Olsen - Tony Knap, Olsen’s Coach at Utah State

Class of 1981  

"Red" Badgro - Mel Hein, Former Giants Teammate
Willie Davis - Eddie Robinson, Davis’ Coach at Grambling
George Blanda - Al Davis , Managing General Partner, Raiders
Jim Ringo - Willard “Whiz” Rinehart, Ringo’s Coach at Phillipsburgh (NJ) H.S.

Class of 1980  

Herb Adderley - Willie Davis, Former Packers Teammate
"Deacon" Jones - George Allen, Jones’ Head Coach with Rams and Redskins
Bob Lilly - Tom Landry, Lilly’s Head Coach with Cowboys
Jim Otto - Al Davis, Managing General Partner, Raiders

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Class of 1979  

Dick Butkus - Pete Elliott, Butkus’ college coach
Yale Lary - Buster Ramsey, Defensive Coach with Lions
Ron Mix - Joe Madro, Mix’s Off. Line Coach with Chargers
Johnny Unitas - Frank Gitschier, Unitas’ QB Coach at Louisville

Class of 1978  

Lance Alworth - Al Davis, Managing General Partner, Raiders and former Chargers End Coach
Weeb Ewbank - Paul Brown, General Manager, Bengals, Browns Coach Who Gave Ewbank His First Coaching Job
"Tuffy" Leemans - Peter Guzy , Former Coach at East H.S. (Superior, WI)
Ray Nitschke - Phil Bengston, Former Head Coach Packers and Defensive Coach Through Most of Nitschke’s NFL Career
Larry Wilson - Jack Curtice, A.D. at Santa Barbara and Wilson’s College Coach at Utah

Class of 1977  

Frank Gifford - Wellington T. Mara, President, Giants
Forrest Gregg - Mrs. Marie Lombardi , Widow of Vince Lombardi
Gale Sayers - George Halas, Chairman of the Board, Bears
Bart Starr - Bill Moseley, Former Coach at Lanier HS
Bill Willis - Paul Brown, General Manager, Bengals and Willis’ coach at Ohio State and Browns

Class of 1976  

Ray Flaherty - James R. Barber, Former Redskins Player
Len Ford* - Theodore W. McIntyre, Ford’s Coach at Armstrong H.S.
Jim Taylor - Marie Lombardi, Widow of Vince Lombardi
* Deceased at time of enshrinement (Ford represented by his daughter, Debbie Ford).

Class of 1975  

Roosevelt Brown - Talmadge L. Hill, Brown’s Coach at Morgan St.
George Connor - George Halas, Connor’s Coach with Bears
Dante Lavelli - Paul Brown, Lavelli’s Coach with Browns
Lenny Moore - Andy Stopper, Moore’s Coach at Reading H.S.

Class of 1974  

Tony Canadeo - Richard O. Bourguignon, VP, Packers
Bill George - Edward W. McCaskey, VP/Treasurer, Bears
Lou Groza - Paul Brown, Head Coach/GM, Bengals and Groza’s Coach with Browns
"Night Train" Lane - W.E. Pigford, Lane’s Coach at Anderson H.S.

 

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Jim Parker chose his former college coach, Woody Hayes, as his presenter.

Class of 1973  

Raymond Berry -  Weeb Ewbank, Head Coach/GM, Jets and Berry’s Coach with Colts
Jim Parker -  W.W. (Woody) Hayes, Head Football Coach, Ohio State
Joe Schmidt -  William Clay Ford, Owner/Pres. Lions

Class of 1972  

Lamar Hunt - William H. Sullivan, Jr., President, Patriots
Gino Marchetti - Carroll D. Rosenbloom, Owner, Rams and former owner of Colts
Ollie Matson - Joseph L. Kuharich, Matson’s Coach, at Univ. of San Francisco, Cardinals, and Eagles
"Ace" Parker - Jack White, GM, 49ers

Class of 1971  

Jim Brown - Ken Molloy, Manhasset, LI, Attorney and Long-Time Associate
Bill Hewitt* - Upton Bell, GM, Patriots
"Bruiser" Kinard - Jack White, GM, 49ers
Vince Lombardi* - Wellington T. Mara, President, Giants
Andy Robustelli - J. Walter Kennedy, Commissioner, NBA
Y.A. Tittle - Wellington T. Mara, President, Giants
Norm Van Brocklin - Rankin M. Smith, Chairman of the Board, Falcons
* Deceased at time of enshrinement (Hewitt was represented by his daughter, Mary Ellen Cocozza; Lombardi was represented by his son, Vince, Jr.)

Class of 1970  

Jack Christiansen - Buddy Parker, Former Lions Coach
Tom Fears - Harold “Hal” Dean, Former Rams Teammate
Hugh McElhenny - Louis G. Spadia, President, 49ers
Pete Pihos - Howard Brown, Former Teammate at Indiana

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Class of 1969  

"Turk" Edwards - Mel Hein, Former Teammate at Washington St.
"Greasy" Neale - Chuck Bednarik - Former Eagles player
Leo Nomellini - Mrs. Victor Morabito, Co-Owner, 49ers
Joe Perry - Mrs. Tony Morabito, Co-Owner, 49ers
Ernie Stautner - Art Rooney, President, Steelers

Class of 1968  

Cliff Battles - Edward Bennett Williams, President, Redskins
Art Donovan - Jim Mutscheller, Former Colts Teammate
Elroy Hirsch - Hamp Pool, Former Coach, Rams
Wayne Millner - Ray Flaherty, Former Coach, Redskins
Marion Motley - Bill Willis, Former Browns Teammate
Charley Trippi - Paul Shebby, Former High School Coach
Alex Wojciechowicz - Earle “Greasy” Neale, Former Eagles Coach

Class of 1967  

Chuck Bednarik - Earle “Greasy” Neale, Former Eagles Coach
Charles Bidwill, Sr.* - Art Rooney , President, Steelers
Paul Brown - Otto Graham, Former Browns Quarterback
Bobby Layne - Buddy Parker, Former Lions & Steelers Coach
Daniel F. Reeves - Bob Waterfield, Former Rams Quarterback
Ken Strong - John “Chick” Meehan, Former Coach, NYU
Joe Stydahar - Dan Fortmann- - Former Bears Teammate
Emlen Tunnell - Father Benedict Dudley, Chaplain, Giants
* Deceased at time of enshrinement (Represented by his son, Charles Bidwill, Jr.)

Class of 1966  

Bill Dudley - Bob Waterfield, Hall of Fame play er
Joe Guyon - Jimmy Conzelman, Hall of Fame coach/player
Arnie Herber - Clarke Hinkle, Hall of Fame player
Walt Kiesling* - Justice Byron R. White, former NFL player
Steve Owen* - Mel Hein, Hall of Fame player
George McAfee - Dick Gallagher, former high school coach
"Shorty" Ray* - Dan Tehan, NFL official
"Bulldog" Turner - Ed Healey, Hall of Fame player
* Deceased at time of enshrinement (Kiesling represented by John Blood McNally; Owen represented by Jim Lee Howell; Ray represented by Hugh L. Ray)

 

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Paul Brown and Otto Graham led the Cleveland Browns to four consecutive AAFC championships.

Class of 1965  

Guy Chamberlin -  Wallace Elliott, member, Canton Bulldogs
"Paddy"Driscoll -  Jimmy Conzelman
Daniel Fortmann -  Andy Kerr, Colgate Head Coach
Otto Graham -  Paul Brown, Browns Coach
Sid Luckman -  Lou Little, Coach, Columbia University
Steve Van Buren -  Clarke Hinkle
Bob Waterfield -  Pat O’Brien, Actor

Class of 1964  

George Trafton - Ernie Nevers
Ed Healey - Harry Stuhldreher, Member of Notre Dame’s Four Horsemen
Jimmy Conzelman - Justice William O. Douglas, United States Supreme Court
"Link" Lyman - William E. Umstattd, Advisory Committe, Hall of Fame
Mike Michalske - L.C. “Cap” Timm, Professor, Iowa State
Clarke Hinkle - Bronko Nagurski
Art Rooney - Honorable David Lawrence, Special Asst. to the President

Class of 1963  

Sammy Baugh - Harry Stuhldreher, Member of Notre Dame’s Four Horsemen
Bert Bell* - David McDonald, President, United Steelworkers of America
Joe Carr* - Earl Schreiber, President, Pro Football Hall of Fame
Dutch Clark - Philip A. Hart, U.S. Senator, Michigan
"Red" Grange - Jimmy Conzelman
George Halas - David L. Lawrence, Special Asst. to President
Mel Hein - Frank T. Bow, Congressman, Canton
"Pete" Henry* - E.E. “Rip” Miller, U.S. Naval Academy
Cal Hubbard - Paul Kerr, President, Baseball Hall of Fame
Don Hutson - Dante Lavelli, Cleveland Browns
"Curly" Lambeau - Jimmy Crowley , Member of Notre Dame’s Four Horsemen
Tim Mara* - Arthur Daley, New York Times
George Preston Marshall** - Major General Harry W. Abendroth
"Blood"McNally - Justice Byron “Whizzer” White, United States Supreme Court
Bronko Nagurski - Don Miller, Member of Notre Dame’s Four Horsemen
Ernie Nevers - Elmer Layden, Member of Notre Dame’s Four Horsemen
Jim Thorpe* - Henry A. RoemerCla Chairman, Exec. Committee of Sharon Steel
* Deceased at time of enshrinement (Bell represented by Art Rooney; Carr represented by Dan Tehan; Henry represented by his former Canton Teammate Harry Robb; Mara represented by his son John V. Mara; Thorpe represented by Pete Calac, Thorpe’s former teammate with Carlisle Indians and Canton Bulldogs). ** Marshall represented by his friend Milton W. King.

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