Six named to Hall's Class of 2006!
The six-man class was elected by the Hall of Fame’s 39-member Selection Committee who met today in Detroit, Michigan. The newest members of the Hall were selected from a list of 15 finalists that had been determined earlier by the committee.
Carson made his presence felt during his 13 seasons as a linebacker with the New York Giants. Voted to nine Pro Bowls, he recovered 14 fumbles during his career that spanned from 1976 to 1988.
Madden was hired as head coach of the Oakland Raiders at age 32. Over the next 10 seasons he compiled a .759 regular season winning percentage, the highest in NFL history of any coach with 100 career wins.
White, nicknamed “The Minister of Defense,” amassed 198 career sacks with the Eagles, Packers and Panthers. He was named to the 1980s and 1990s All-Decade Teams, the 75th Anniversary Team, and selected to 13 Pro Bowls.
Wright, a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1970s, was voted to six Pro Bowls, played in eight championship games and five Super Bowls during his 13-season career with the Cowboys.
The 2006 class will increase to 235 the number of all-time greats permanently honored in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Formal enshrinement ceremonies will be held in Canton, home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, during the weekend of August 5-6, 2006. The annual AFC-NFC Hall of Fame Game will be played that weekend as well.