Best of Yesterday and Today
Hall of Famers Mel Renfro and Lee Roy Selmon along with current Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defensive tackle Anthony McFarland were on hand as the 2004 Best of Yesterday and Today autograph series wrapped up on Saturday.
|Renfro signed hundreds of items for fans on hand for the Best of Yesterday and Today finale on May 29.|
The three football personalities greeted hundreds of visitors who ventured to the Hall. McFarland, Renfro, and Selmon signed autographs for three hours from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Hall's NFL Films Theater.
|Selmon (left) and McFarland posed next to the Bucs exhibit in the Enshrinee Mementos Room.|
Selmon was the first ever draft pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and after an illustrious career with the Bucs, he became the first member of the franchise to be inducted into the Hall of Fame (1995). A three-time All-NFL pick, Selmon was named the NFL Defensive Lineman of the Year in 1979.
The Best of Yesterday and Today series has taken place during the month of May for the past nine years. In addition to McFarland, Renfro and Selmon, the 2004 Best of Yesterday and Today series has included appearances by Hall of Famers Lem Barney, Elvin Bethea, Joe DeLamielleure, Billy Shaw, and Jack Youngblood; and current NFL players Mike Doss (Colts), Jeff Garcia (Browns), and Kenny Peterson (Packers).
2004 Best of Yesterday Lineup
May 1 - Lem Barney and Jack Youngblood
May 8 - Elvin Bethea, Mike Doss, and Kenny Peterson
May 22 - Joe DeLamielleure, Jeff Garcia, and Billy Shaw
May 29 - Anthony McFarland, Mel Renfro, and Lee Roy Selmon
2004 Student Art Contest
Approximately 3,500 fourth and fifth graders participated in the Hall's Student Art Contest. The entries are placed in local hotels to greet visitors attending the HOF Festival in August.
HOF TV: Jeff Garcia
Cleveland Browns QB Jeff Garcia expects good things in Cleveland. He also remembers an awesome experience of visiting the Hall.