Pro Football Hall of Fame unveils revamped Class of 2023 featured exhibit

Artifacts Published on : 6/9/2023

This year’s class exhibit has been unveiled inside the Pro Football Hall of Fame – with an elegant new design and a more prominent location that greets guests as soon as they enter the museum.

Nine individual, free-standing glass cases will feature special artifacts each member of the Class of 2023 (or his family) has selected from his personal collection of memorabilia to submit to the Hall to help tell the story of his journey to Canton as one of 371 players, coaches and contributors now part of the game’s most exclusive team.


A sampling of the personal artifacts on display include:

  • Children’s books Barber wrote with his twin brother, Tiki, and a jersey Rondé wore in his final season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when he finished his career as the only player in league history with at least 45 interceptions (47) and 25 sacks (28).
  • Notes Coryell used when he presented DAN FOUTS and JOE GIBBS for enshrinement and a trophy he received from the Pro Football Writers of America as NFC Coach of the Year in 1974.
  • A trophy Howley received as a member of the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor and a football from Super Bowl VI, a game in which he intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble as the Cowboys beat the Miami Dolphins 24-3.
  • A hat fans delivered to Canton in 2019 campaigning for Klecko’s election to the Hall of Fame and figurines representing the “New York Sack Exchange.”
  • Shoes Revis wore with the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl XLIX victory over the Seattle Seahawks and a helmet from his playing days at Aliquippa (Pa.) High School.
  • A helmet Riley wore as the Bengals transitioned from the “Bengals” block lettering to the tiger stripes and a letter from former Bengals coach and future Hall of Famer DICK LeBEAU expressing appreciation for Riley’s play.
  • Shoes that commemorate Joe Thomas’ NFL-record 10,363 consecutive snaps played and a guitar neck linked to his role as “Dawg Pound” captain for a game in 2022.
  • The helmet Zach Thomas wore at Texas Tech University and game notes he used in preparation for a game against the Dallas Cowboys in 2007.
  • Ware’s draft card as a first-round pick in 2005 and the shoes he wore Sept. 11, 2011, in remembrance of those who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Also part of the Class of 2023 Featured Exhibit are larger-than-life images of each class member and a video screen that will play footage from when each received a coveted “knock on the door” informing him of his election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Guests can view the cases any day this summer as part of their admission to the Hall, which is operating under summer hours – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. – through Labor Day. (Hours will adjust slightly during Enshrinement Weekend.

The Class of 2023 will be enshrined at noon Aug. 5 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton. Tickets for Enshrinement can be purchased here. VIP packages for specific events and the full weekend are available here.