Sam Bradford's record-setting performance in 2010 is now a part of the Hall of Fame’s vast collection. On Friday, his jersey from the regular season finale against the Seattle Seahawks arrived in Canton. Bradford wore the jersey on Jan. 2, 2011 during the Week 17 contest in which he set new NFL rookie passing marks for completions (354) and attempts (590). The game capped a remarkable year by the first player selected in last April’s draft. Bradford became the only rookie quarterback picked No. 1 overall in the draft to win four of his first five starts at home since the common draft began in 1967.
These are the pants worn by Vikings quarterback Brett Favre when he made the final start of his consecutive start streak. Accopanying the pants is the Weekly De-Activation Report that was filed to the NFL thus ending Favre's consecutive start streak.
The reverse side of the ball used for the opening kickoff of the New meadowlands Stadium.
The New York Giants faced the Carolina Panthers on Sept. 12, 2010 in the first regular season NFL game played as the New Meadowlands Stadium. The Panthers won the coin toss and elected to receive the football. This is the football kicked by the Giants' Lawrence Tynes on the opening kickoff. New York won the game, 31-18.
Houston Texans rookie RB Arian Foster wore this jersey when he rushed for a franchise record 231 yards and scored 3 TDs in his team’s 34-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sept. 12, 2010. He became the first player in NFL history to rush for 200 yards and three touchdowns on Kickoff Weekend.
This bronze maquette of Johnny Unitas is an exact replica of the statue "Golden Arm" that stands outside M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD. The Maquette was personally donated to the museum by the artist, Fred Kail, in Sept., 2010.
These are the gloves and jersey worn by Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin on Sept. 26, 2010 in his team’s 24-17 win over the Cleveland Browns. Boldin had eight catches for 142 yards and 3 TDs on the day. In doing so, he reached the 600-reception mark of his career in fewer games than any player in history. Boldin needed just 98 games to amass 606 career catches.
The jersey worn by Anquan Boldin on Sun. Sept. 26, 2010.
Gloves worn by Anquan Boldin on Sun. Sept. 26, 2010.
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens passed Isaac Bruce for second place on the all-time receiving yardage list during Week 4 action. Owens, now in his 15th NFL season, is second to only Hall of Famer Jerry Rice in career receiving yards. Below is the ball Owens caught when he moved into second place.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre became the first player in National Football League history to throw for more than 70,000 yards when he completed a 22-yard pass to Percy Harvin in the third quarter of a game against the New York Jets on Oct. 11, 2010. This is the ball from Favre’s milestone throw that day.
The football from the Indianapolis Colts snap on their first offensive series against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Oct. 3, 2010 is now part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's collection. Also delivered along with the ball to the Hall of Fame yesterday were the jerseys worn by Peyton Manning and center Jeff Saturday in the game. That's because Manning and Saturday started their 158th game together during the Week 4 matchup at EverBank Field in Jacksonville. No quarterback-center combination since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger has started more games than the Colts duo. The previous mark had been held by Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly and his center Kent Hull who started 157 games together as members of the Buffalo Bills.
New England Patriots WR Randy Moss wore these gloves on Sept. 19, 2010 when he made a one-handed grab in the endzone against the New York Jets to record his 150th career TD reception.
Washington Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall tied an NFL record during Week 7 action when he intercepted four passes in a game against the Chicago Bears. This is the jersey worn by Hall on that historic day.
DeAngelo Hall presented the Hall of Fame with his jersey and a game ball from the hsitoric afternoon.
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Mike Thomas caught a desperation "Hail Mary" pass thrown by quarterback David Garrard on the final play of regulation on Sunday. Thomas alertly hauled in the ball after it had been batted away by the Houston Texans secondary to give Jacksonville the exhilarating win. The play marked just the fourth time in NFL history that a game ended with a go-ahead touchdown catch of at least 50 yards with no time remaining on the clock.
The football caught by Mike Thomas.
This is the jersey worn by Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick when he led the Eagles to a dominating 59-28 win over division rival Washington Redskins dfuring Week 10. He threw for 333 yards and 4 touchdowns and rushed for 80 yards and scored a pair of TDs. In doing so, he became first player to pass for 300 yards, rush for 50 yards, throw four touchdown passes, and rush for two scores in the same NFL game. He is also the first player ever to have three TD passes and two rushing touchdowns in the first half of a game.
The Dallas Cowboys Jason Witten reached the 600-catch mark of his career faster than any tight end in the history of the National Football League. He hauled in the milestone reception in his 125th career game. This is the ball he caught and the jersey he wore on that day.