Celebrate Excellence EVERYWHERE: Edition 13

The mission of the Pro Football Hall of Fame is to Honor the Heroes of the Game, Preserve its History, Promote its Values, Celebrate Excellence EVERYWHERE. Each Friday, features stories from the football world and beyond that illustrate the celebration of excellence!

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Bobby Bell - Class of 2015

Congratulations to Gold Jacket Bobby Bell who after leaving college to join the pro ranks more than 50 years ago, recently completed the hours needed to attain a degree in Parks and Recreation at the University of Minnesota. Bell, who is 74 years old, will receive his degree during graduation ceremonies next May.

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Detroit Lions Provide a HOME for the Holiday

The Detroit Lions, in partnership with Warrick Dunn Charities’ Homes for the Holidays, presented a brand new, fully furnished home to a family in Detroit last week.

The Harris family arrived at the home on Dec. 9 to a large crowd of Detroit Lions staff, volunteers, players, and alumni to welcome them. Lions players Andre Fuellen, Darryl Tapp, James Ihedigbo, Jordan Thompson, alumni Herman Moore and Gold Jacket Lem Barney presented the family with a check to use toward the down payment of their new home before handing over the keys.

The Browns not only Give Back they Bring Back

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Anthony Wagner has been serving in Afghanistan for the past nine months. Wagner worked with the Cleveland Browns Foundation for several months to set up a public reunion with his daughter Jaelyn, 9 and son Austin, 7 at last week's Browns game.

Curtis Martin Op-Ed

Check out this wonderful Op-Ed piece written by Gold Jacket Curtis Martin for The Hill. Martin, a member of the Class of 2012, has for many years talked about how the sport of football helped him achieve success off the field. Here the running back makes a strong point about the responsibilities associated with being a player in the National Football League.

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