NFL Legend Shaun O'Hara


By Jamir Howerton, Director of Activation of National PFHOF Programs & Producer of Hall of Fame Productions​

This week on the Mission podcast, the Pro Football Hall of Fame Production Team hosted another New York Giants legend, three-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion Shaun O’Hara.

O’Hara, who can be seen and heard regularly on ESPN Radio and the NFL Network, stopped by to give us his insight on how his former New York Giants team is handling league requirements related to the COVID-19 pandemic and other precautions the club is taking to keep its players and staff safe.

“If I was on a team right now, I would be calling every one of my teammates and I would say, ‘Listen, you are safer coming to work than you are going to the grocery store.’ Everybody in this building is getting tested, and they are getting tested for four days before they are allowed to come in this building on a regular basis,” said O’Hara, a center for the Giants for seven seasons.

“One of the safest places to work right now is an NFL building!” exclaimed O’Hara.  

Also, O’Hara shared with the Mission about his time with the Cleveland Browns, growing up a Browns fan living in Medina, Ohio, and how he prepared for life after football. 

“The NFL does a great job with player programs for both current players and former players,” he said. “One of the things they started doing was Broadcast Bootcamp, at the NFL Films facility. In 2010, I said, ‘You know what? I want to take four days out of my time off and I want to go to the NFL Films complex and do this.’ And it was great!

“I got a chance to go into the studio and do a studio show. I got a chance to call a game and I came away from that experience saying I really love this, and this is what I want to do.”  

Click here to listen to the full episode