Many years ago during an academic symposium hosted by the Pro Football Hall of Fame one of the presenters, a professor from Wright State University, gave his concise definition of history. "History is one damn thing after another!" he exclaimed.
Well, that pretty much defines what we do here at the Hall of Fame. Evidence of this can be found in the tasks completed by our curatorial staff who yesterday afternoon placed a number of new mementos on display. These artifacts are representative of the NFL's history yet all of them are recent additions to our collection since Kickoff Weekend in September.
History is made each and every week in the NFL and it's always fun to quickly share pieces of memorabilia from these moments with visitors to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Swing by Canton for a visit and you'll not only see a football from the 1890s, a complete uniform from 1902, Otto Graham's jersey and Jack Lambert's shoes but you'll see the Indianapolis Colts jerseys of Peyton Manning and Jeff Saturday when they started their record 158th game together in Week 4. You'll also see the gloves and jersey from Baltimore Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin who on September 26 became the fastest player in NFL history for reach 600 career catches. Our curator and his staff also placed on display the footballs from milestones by Brett Favre and Terrell Owens from the first six weeks of the season. They also put the jersey from Buffalo's Fred Jackson on exhibit yesterday. Last season, the Bills' running back became the first player in NFL history to rush for 1,000 yards and have 1,000 yards in kickoff returns in the same year.
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