Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrines Nine New Members


The Pro Football Hall of Fame added nine men to its list of legends Wednesday night with the enshrinements of players and contributors who had been elected posthumously to either the Centennial Class of 2020 or the Class of 2021.

Welcomed into the Hall in a special, first-of-its-kind event titled “Hall of Famer Forever: Enshrinement Special,” were Centennial Class of 2020 members BOBBY DILLON, WINSTON HILL, ALEX KARRAS, STEVE SABOL, DUKE SLATER, MAC SPEEDIE, ED SPRINKLE and GEORGE YOUNG, as well as BILL NUNN from the Class of 2021.


NFL Network and HOF Productions co-produced the event, held at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall in Canton. The 90-minute television special will air Saturday, May 1 on NFL Network and Tuesday, May 4 on ESPN2.

During the event Wednesday, each enshrinee was featured in an exclusive video montage. Family members then unveiled each Bronzed Bust, officially making each of the nine a member of the Hall forever.

After the show, members of the families placed the Bronzed Busts into position in the Hall of Fame Gallery inside the Museum. It marked the first time an enshrinee’s family had been given that honor.

Several special guests and dignitaries, including NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, were in attendance to honor these heroes of the game.

NFL Network will broadcast “Hall of Famer Forever: Enshrinement Special” immediately following its Day 3 coverage of the 2021 NFL Draft (estimated start time of 6:30 to 7 p.m.). Chris Rose and Steve Wyche will host the show.

ESPN2 will broadcast the show at 7 p.m. Tuesday.