Hall of Fame goes long to preserve history

Hall of Fame goes long to preserve history

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame has recently acquired several new artifacts which represent a record “long” in National Football League history. Each of the objects from milestone moments in recent weeks will be placed on exhibit in the Hall of Fame’s Pro Football Today Gallery for all museum visitors to see.

The newly acquired “long” mementos include:

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The jersey worn by St. Louis Rams rookie linebacker Alec Ogletree when he had a 98-yard interception return for a touchdown during  the Rams’ 38-13 win at the Houston Texans on Oct. 13, 2013.

The pick-six tied the NFL record for the longest interception return touchdown in the regular season by a linebacker and is also the longest ever by a rookie linebacker. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Shelton Quarles first established the mark with his 98-yard interception return TD against the Green Bay Packers on Oct. 7, 2001.

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Pryor's touchdown scamper

The jersey worn by Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor when he rushed for 106 yards and one touchdown during the Raiders’ 21-18 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Oct. 27, 2013.

Pryor’s 93-yard rushing touchdown on the first play from scrimmage is the longest touchdown run by a quarterback in NFL history. Pryor also surpassed Bo Jackson (92 yards, Nov. 5, 1989) for the longest rushing touchdown by a Raiders player and the second longest offensive TD in team history.

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Patterson's return

The jersey and shoes worn by Minnesota Vikings rookie Cordarrelle Patterson when he set a new NFL record for longest kickoff return in NFL history (109 yards) on the opening kickoff against the Green Bay Packers on Oct. 27, 2013.

The wide receiver’s record return also tied the unbreakable mark for longest play in NFL history.

San Diego Chargers cornerback Antonio Cromartie returned a missed field goal 109 yards for a touchdown on Nov. 4, 2007 against the Vikings.

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