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Nine New Members of HOF to be Enshrined as Part of NFL 2021 Draft Weekend

Nine New Members of HOF to be Enshrined as Part of NFL 2021 Draft Weekend

04/15/2021
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The Pro Football Hall of Fame will celebrate the careers and contributions of nine men – members of either the Centennial Class of 2020 or the Class of 2021 – during a 90-minute special that will air Saturday, May 1 on NFL Network and Tuesday, May 4 on ESPN2.

Those to be honored posthumously during “Hall of Famer Forever: Enshrinement Special” are 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.

The show will feature an exclusive video montage of each enshrinee and the unveiling of his Bronzed Bust in Canton. After the show, the families of each enshrinee will place the Bronzed Bust on display in the Hall of Fame Gallery inside the Museum. Many special guests and dignitaries, including NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, will be in attendance to honor these heroes of the game.

“From its inception, the Centennial Class of 2020 has been unique. A special Blue-Ribbon Panel elected a 20-person class to commemorate the founding of the National Football League, with enshrinees dating to the earliest eras of pro football,” said David Baker, President & CEO of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. “To recognize eight members of this class, along with trailblazer Bill Nunn from the Class of 2021, in this special way brings us great excitement and great joy. We will honor these men and their contributions to the Game in May and again in August as part of the ‘Greatest Gathering in Football.’”

“Hall of Famer Forever: Enshrinement Special” will be recorded Wednesday, April 28 – the eve of the 2021 NFL Draft, which will be held in Cleveland.

“Honoring the legacies of these newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in conjunction with the NFL Draft reminds us that the players of today stand on the shoulders of those who came before them,” Baker said. “Every player chosen on Draft Weekend can look to these nine men – Legends who form a line reaching back to the NFL’s earliest years – and learn important lessons about commitment, courage and excellence to help him in his own journey.”

Dillion, Hill, Karras, Nunn, Sabol, Slater, Speedie, Sprinkle and Young also will be recognized this summer during their respective Enshrinements – the Centennial Class of 2020 on Saturday, Aug. 7 and the Class of 2021 on Sunday, Aug. 8.

Hall of Fame Productions will co-produce “Hall of Famer Forever: Enshrinement Special” with its media partners.

NFL Network will broadcast the show 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. May 4.

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