Measurement Monday Class of 2018
It has been less than 48 hours since Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens and Brian Urlacher heard a thumping rap of knuckles on their hotel room doors in Minneapolis. Their lives will forever be changed after hearing the booming voice of Pro Football Hall of Fame President David Baker saying “You Are Going to Canton!”
These eight men and their legacies of excellence are forever immortalized with the greatest players, coaches and contributors of all-time. Their selection into the Pro Football Hall of Fame elevates the elite number of Hall of Fame members to 318.
The men who make up the Class of 2018 will now be looked at, not only as the greatest players, coaches and contributors the game has ever seen, but they will be revered in a way that they now have a new responsibility and mission that can change people’s lives. To lead, to inspire and to shine the light that is on them back to the many people throughout the world that look to them for leadership.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018 was crowned Saturday night during the nationally televised “NFL Honors” show in front of millions of viewers. They were then whisked off stage to a national press conference.
While Sunday was game day for the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles, the newly elected Class was in demand completing a number of press appearances. They were then introduced on the field during Super Bowl LII, watched the game in a luxury suite, while getting acquainted with new teammates from the greatest team they will ever be a part of. It’s a Nirvana like dream world, but the memories created this weekend will last forever.
"Measurement Monday," when all the focus is on orienting the newest class and their families to how their lives will change in both the long- and short-term. Gold Jackets will be on hand to help the new class get ready for their grand coronation. The Hall of Famers will share intimate testimonies of what it means to be a part of this exclusive and prestigious football fraternity and be given a "gameplan" to prepare for Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls, in Canton, Ohio this August.
The 2018 Class will enjoy a welcome breakfast hosted by the President & CEO of the Pro Football Hall of Fame David Baker and his wife Colleen.
After the warm welcome, the members of the Class of 2018 will be greeted by NFL Network for more media availability. Then it’s time to be measured for the three iconic symbols that embody the essence of a Hall of Famer, the Bronze Bust, Haggar Gold Jacket, and the Kay Jewelers Ring of Excellence.
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Each class member will have a 360-degree photograph taken of their head and their skulls, jaws, ears, neck, forehead, nose and chin measured with a caliper for precision that would only otherwise be used to outfit a “NASA” helmet if they were being sent to outer space!
While Dorothy had her yellow brick road to Oz, this golden road leads to Canton for these special men who make up the Class of 2018, and the memories that will be created throughout their road to immortality will never be forgotten.
HOF Productions will conduct an exclusive one-on-one interview with each member of the Class of 2018. These interviews will air on the new Hall of Fame Channel the week of Monday, Feb. 12.
2018 NFL Draft - 1st Round Order
The first round will start on Thursday, April 26 in Arlington, Texas with the second and third rounds on Friday, April 27 followed by rounds four through seven on Saturday, April 28.
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