U / T
Class of 1967
Career games played
Time NFL champion
"I used my pride, instead of my mind. I thought I was so big I couldn’t be replaced. Nobody’s that big, not in football, not in anything.”
|Additional Career Statistics: Receiving: 1-9; Kicking: 0-2 FG; 28-31 XP; Kickoff Returns: 1-0; Interceptions: 1-55|
Full Name: Joseph Lee Stydahar
Birthdate: March 17, 1912
Birthplace: Kaylor, Pa.
High School: Shinnston (W. Va.)
Enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame: Aug. 5, 1967
Pro Career: 9 seasons, 84 games
Uniform Number: 13, 18
Pro Football Hall of Fame
August 5, 1967
My dear friends, let me thank those responsible for bestowing upon me this wonderful honor. I want to assure you that I will proudly wear this fine beautiful ring for the rest of my life. I'd also like to thank Dick McCann, and his wonderful staff here at the Hall of Fame for arranging such a fine weekend for me and my family.
I also like to thank Ray Johnson and Dick Logan who have been our wonderful escorts for the past four days. We came to Canton two days early to enjoy Cantonian hospitality and I want you to know we surely got it.
I want to thank the people at Brookside Country Club who allowed us, me and my family to use their place as our home. I want to thank you fine Cantonians again for a wonderful weekend, something we'll cherish for the rest of our lives.
I want to thank Dr. Danny Fortmann, my teammate, friend, and his wife Mary, who made the long trip here from California to sponsor me.
And lastly, I want to thank my wonderful family, relatives, brothers and sisters and friends from my dear state, West Virginia, who came here to help share this wonderful day. Thank you very kindly.