|Bob Lilly during his Enshrinement.
Thirty years ago, the man they called "Mr. Cowboy," Bob Lilly stood on the front steps of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and delivered his enshrinement speech. This August he'll be on the grand enshrinement stage inside Pro Football Hall of Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium.
Lilly is one of more than 80 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame who are expected to return for August's Enshrinement Festival. In what has become one of the great traditions in sports, these football legends come back to Canton each summer to welcome the newest class of enshrinees.
The Class of 2010 – Russ Grimm, Rickey Jackson, Dick LeBeau, Floyd Little, John Randle, Jerry Rice, and Emmitt Smith – will be formally enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. ET.
Lilly, who will travel to Canton with his wife Ann, celebrates the 30th anniversary of his induction in 1980. "I've been thinking about that this year. I realize how old I am and I can't believe it. It seems like it was only yesterday."
Tickets remain for the enshrinement ceremony. The Enshrinement will also be broadcast live by the NFL Network and ESPN.
Here is the list of the Hall of Famers attending the 2010 Enshrinement Festival. (as of Aug. 06, 2010; 7:55 a.m.)
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Bob St. Clair
Ralph Wilson, Jr.