Hall of Famer Residency Program: Carl Eller

June 19, 2024 - June 22, 2024

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Hall of Famer Residency Program: Carl Eller

Guests never know who they might meet when they visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame — “Football Heaven” — in Canton.

In the Hall of Fame’s 61-year history, that maxim always has been true. Players, coaches and contributors who comprise the membership of the most elite team in sports visit their “second home” for such reasons as speaking engagements, educational programs and other appearances. Guests fortunate enough to cross paths with the Hall of Famers on those occasions take with them an added lifelong memory from their trip to Canton.

The frequency and consistency of those special encounters will rise to a new level in 2024, as the Hall of Fame recently announced the launching of an innovative “Hall of Famer Residency Program.”

The initiative will bring 28 enshrinees to Canton for several days each time on a near-weekly basis from early April through November. Much of the visiting enshrinee's time in Canton will be spent inside the museum, greeting guests and sharing his experiences and inspirational stories from the game with the fans who visit the Hall from across the country.

Class of 2004 member CARL ELLER, who recovered 23 fumbles during his career, will participate in the Residency Program in Canton June 19-22. 

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Details of Carl's residency are below (schedule subject to change):

Saturday, June 22

9:15 — 10:30 AM

A Hall of Fame greeting from a Hall of Famer!

Start your visit to the Pro Football Hall of Fame with Hall of Famer No. 223, Carl Eller, who will be greeting guests at they begin their visit to the Hall. Join in the fun and play the “Purple People Eaters Candy Jar Contest!”

11 — 11:30 AM

Museum Artifacts Experience

Join Carl in a special docent presentation in the Super Bowl Theater. The former "Viking Purple People Eater" will announce the winner of the “Purple People Eaters Candy Jar Contest.”

11:45 AM — 12:45 PM 

Join Carl Eller in the Hall of Fame Café

Take a well-deserved break from your visit and stop by the Hall of Fame Café on the lower level and visit with Carl.

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