Many mementos have been added to the Hall's collection this season.
Gary Zimmerman's shoes.
Gary Zimmerman's gloves.
Gary Zimmerman's shoulder pads.
Gary Zimmerman's 1996 Pro Bowl jersey.
Gary Zimmerman's helmet.
Class of 2008 Enshrinee Gary Zimmerman recently donated artifacts from his Hall of Fame career. The mementos include the helmet worn by Zimmerman during the 1994 NFL season, the jersey he wore during the 1996 Pro Bowl, as well as shoulder pads, shoes, and gloves.
Darrell Green's shoes.
Darrell Green's jersey.
Darrell Green's helmet.
Darrell Green, a member of the Class of 2008, donated artifacts to the Hall of Fame less than two weeks after delivering his enshrinement speech from the grand stage at Canton's Fawcett Stadium. The four-time champion of the NFL's Fastest Man competition donated artifacts from his 20-year career with the Washington Redskins.
Another look at Edgerrin James' milestone ball.
The ball carried by Edgerrin James.
The jersey worn by Edgerrin James.
This is the jersey worn by Edgerrin James and the ball he carried when he became the 14th player in National Football League history to eclipse the 15,000-yard mark in total yards from scrimmage. He reached the milestone during his team’s 31-10 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sept. 14, 2008 at University of Phoenix Stadium.
All NFL players wore this patch during kickoff weekend to commemorate the passing of Gene Upshaw. The longtime head of the players union, Hall of Famer Upshaw passed away on August 20, 2008.
The New York Jets patch commemorating the 40th Anniversary of their victory in Super Bowl III.
The Buffalo Bills are wearing this patch for their games in Toronto.
The Rams uniforms are adorned with this patch to honor their late owner Georgia Frontiere.
The Kansas City Chiefs wear this patch in honor of founder Lamar Hunt.
The Titans are celebrating their tenth anniversary in Tennessee.
The Colts opened Lucas Oil Stadium in 2008 and are celebrating 25 seasons in Indianapolis.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez caught this ball on October 5, 2008 to set the new record for receiving yards by a tight end. The record was previously held by Shannon Sharpe.
Kurt Warner of the Arizona Cardinals wore this jersey and threw this football when he reached the 40,000 passing yard mark as a pro QB. <p>He hit the yardage total, that includes his stats in the NFL, Arena Football League and NFL Europe, in a game against the New York Giants on Nov. 23, 2008.
This is the jersey worn by Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed and the football he intercepted and returned 108 yards for a TD against the Philadelphia Eagles on Nov. 23, 2008. <p>It is the longest interception return in NFL history, two yards longer than Reed's interception return against the Cleveland Browns in 2004.
On November 30, 2008 Minnesota QB Gus Frerotte found wide open Bernard Berrian for a 99-yard TD pass. Pictured are mementos from that historic play including Frerotte's jersey, Berrian's jersey as well as the ball caught by Berrian. <p>The completion marked just the 11th time in NFL history that a 99-yard TD pass has been completed.
The jersey worn by Gus Frerotte.
The ball caught by Bernard Berrian.
Bernard Berrian's jersey.
Saints kicker Garrett Hartley’s 30-yard field goal with 1:42 remaining in the first half of their game against the Packers put the NFL’s scoring total for Week 12 above 800 points. It was the first time in the 89-year history that a week’s scoring total eclipsed 800 points.
Another look at the ball.
Miami Dolphins' RB Ronnie Brown wore this jersey on Sept. 21, 2008 when he scored 5 TDs (four rushing and one passing). His four rushing TDs and his five total TDs are both team records.<p>He also became just the second player in NFL history, Hall of Famer Paddy Driscoll was the other, to have four touchdowns and throw a touchdown in the same game.
The shoe worn by Garrett Hartley.
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees became just the second player in NFL history to throw for 5,000 yards in a single season. This is the jersey Brees wore during Week 17 when he eclipsed the 5,000 yard mark.
Jason Hanson made history when he connected on a 51-yard field goal in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts. <p>The three-pointer marked an NFL record 41st career field goal of 50 yards or longer. The previous record holder was Morten Andersen who kicked 40 field goals of 50 or more yards during his career with the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings from 1982-2004, 2006-07.
The jersey and gloves worn by Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson in the 2008 regular season finale against the Chicago Bears arrived at the Pro Football Hall of Fame today. Johnson established a new NFL record when he recorded 10 catches or more in a game seven times during the '08 season. The ball he caught for his 10th catch against the Bears to set the new record was also sent to the Hall of Fame.
Days after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Thomas was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2009, the museum’s curator received a phone call from a fan in Fair Oaks, California.<p>Jurgen Reinhold called the Hall of Fame to share that he was interested in donating a football once signed by Thomas at the Pro Bowl. Reinhold is a big fan of the NFL’s All-Star game and recalls how he purchased the game-used football from the 1994 Pro Bowl and then had it signed by Thomas.