Randle, Smith to receive Hall of Fame rings

Randle, Smith to receive Hall of Fame rings

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The Hall of Fame ring is the final of three iconic symbols that represent an individual’s enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. On Sunday, John Randle and Emmitt Smith will be honored in Minnesota and Dallas respectively where they will receive their rings during special ceremonies.

Randle will be honored at halftime of the Minnesota Vikings game against the Green Bay Packers while Smith will be the center of attention as the Dallas Cowboys host the Detroit Lions.

Randle and Smith are the last two members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010 to receive their rings. Russ Grimm, Dick LeBeau, Floyd Little, Rickey Jackson, and Jerry Rice were all honored earlier in the season.

Aside from the ring, the other two symbols of membership into pro football’s most elite club are the gold Hall of Fame jacket and the bronze bust. Randle and Smith received their gold jackets at the annual Enshrinees Dinner held in Canton on the eve of the August 7 enshrinement. The busts were unveiled during the Enshrinement ceremony.

All three of the iconic symbols representing the two football greats’ enshrinement will be showcased during Sunday's presentations. Randle and Smith will take the field in their gold jackets and the bronze busts will be on display at the ceremonies at Mall of America Field at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome and Cowboys Stadium. It marks a rare time that a bronze bust is displayed outside of the Hall of Fame in Canton.

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