Morning from a cold Australia,
Surfing through the sports channels I came across the Hall of Fame Induction for the NFL. This totally caught me off guard but reminded me it is almost that time. For my other favorite game to watch. I have no clue who is on the guest list today so I will be as surprised as you as introductions are made.
Andre Reed – Presented by Marv Levy 7 Pro bowls 88 – 94, most games for the Buffalo Bills. Selected by Buffalo in the 4th round, 86th player over all in the 1985 draft. 941 career receptions is still a Bills record and 266 more than number two on that list. He played in 7 consecutive Pro Bowls from 1989 to 1995. His home town is Allentown, Pennsylvania
Derrick Brooks – Presented by his son Decalon – 11 time Pro Bowl Selection, All Decades Team of 2000’s , played with Tampa Bay, played college ball at Florida State. Never missed a game in 14 seasons. He played his whole football career in the state of Florida.
Ray Guy – Presented by Coach John Madden.(Coached him from 73 – 78) The fist punter ever to enter the hall of fame, Led the NFL three times in punting. Had a punt to nail the score board in the Super Dome. Guy’s punts created the phrase “Hang Time”. 7 Pro Bowls, He was number 23 drafted and the first punter in 1973. Won 3 super bowls with the Raiders. Averaged 40 yards per punt in 13 of 14 season.
Claude Humphrey – Presented by Daughter Cheyenne Humphrey – Robinson. Played College ball at Tennessee State, was on the first Philadelphia Eagles team to reach the super bowl, drafted 3rd over all by Atlanta Falcons. 6 Pro Bowls.Lost his wife to Ovarian Cancer 18 months ago. Won the NFL Championship in 1980 with the Eagles. Coached my Dick Vermeil.
Walter Jones – Presented by his son, Walterius Jones. Played left Tackle for Florida State. His jersey number 71 retired by Seattle. He started in all 180 games, He made 9 pro bowl games. Led the scoring in 2005. On the All Decade Team of 2000’s
Michael Strahan – Presented by Jay Glazer. He was the second round 40th player drafted in the 1993 draft by the New York Giants, named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000’s. Played college football at Texas Southern. His final NFL game was in the Super Bowl XLII when New York slipped by the New England Patriots 17-14.
Aeneas Williams – Presented by his Dad, Lawrence Williams. Played college ball at Southern University.Played for St.Louis and Arizona. First four playoff games had 6 interceptions. All decade team for the 1990’s
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