Paul Tagliabue to be Honored in Green Bay on Dec. 12 During Bears vs. Packers Game

Paul Tagliabue to be Honored in Green Bay on Dec. 12 During Bears vs. Packers Game

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame and Kay® Jewelers, the Official Provider of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence, will honor Centennial Class of 2020 member and former NFL Commissioner PAUL TAGLIABUE at a special halftime ceremony Sunday, Dec. 12 in Green Bay, Wisc.

During the matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears, Tagliabue will be presented his Ring of Excellence at the historic Lambeau Field. Retired Hall of Fame President & Executive Director David Baker will be on hand for the ceremony. The game is scheduled to kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET for “Sunday Night Football.”

The Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence is one of three iconic symbols, along with the Hall of Fame Gold Jacket, created by Haggar, and the Bronzed Bust, that represent the elite status of being a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Each living Enshrinee from the Centennial Class of 2020 received his Hall of Fame Gold Jacket and unveiled his Bronzed Bust during the 2021 Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls in early August.

All three representations of membership in sports’ most exclusive club will be displayed during the special presentation for fans to pay tribute to Tagliabue. 


The Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence is created by Kay® Jewelers. The spectacular Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence is set in 14K gold with a total diamond weight of 1.75 carats. However, it is much more than a beautiful piece of jewelry. Intricate details on the ring reflect the special significance of enshrinement.

  • The outer diamonds create a “stadium” effect surrounding the football-shaped diamond center.
  • The vibrant blue gemstone was selected both for appearance and meaning, as blue is often associated with confidence, power and integrity – all traits of these incredible legendary football icons.
  • Tagliabue’s Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence is customized to reflect his unique career. A likeness of his Bronzed Bust, along with “Commissioner” and “1989-2006” (his years as Commissioner of the NFL) appear on one side, while “Tagliabue,” the Pro Football Hall of Fame logo and “Class of 2020” are included on the other.
  • Additionally, a special arbormark (or engraving) appears on the inside of the ring – 345 – which is his Enshrinee number.


(30) – Bobby Beathard, Bert Bell, Charles Bidwill, Pat Bowlen, Gil Brandt, Joe Carr, Al Davis, Edward J. DeBartolo Jr., Jim Finks, George Halas, Lamar Hunt, Jerry Jones, Curly Lambeau, Tim Mara, Wellington Mara, George Preston Marshall, Bill Nunn, Bill Polian, Hugh “Shorty” Ray, Dan Reeves, Art Rooney, Dan Rooney, Pete Rozelle, Ed Sabol, Steve Sabol, Tex Schramm, PAUL TAGLIABUE, Ralph Wilson Jr., Ron Wolf, George Young

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