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Encyclopedia > NFL Hall of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is actually the National Football League's Hall of Fame. The building opened in Canton, Ohio, United States, on September 7, 1963, with 17 charter inductees. Through 2004, all but one of the inductees played some part of their pro career in the NFL. That one was Buffalo Bills guard Billy Shaw, who played his entire career in the American Football League.


Inductees into the hall of fame are listed below. Each entry includes the year of induction and the span of time spent with the team. When a person significantly contributed to more than one club, he is listed repeatedly (e.g., George Blanda is listed with the Chicago Bears, Houston Oilers (now the Tennessee Titans) and Oakland Raiders).

Contents

Inductees by team

Arizona Cardinals

(Chicago Cardinals – 1920-1959; St. Louis Cardinals – 1960-1987; Phoenix Cardinals – 1988-1993)

  • Charles Bidwell (1967) – 1933-1947
  • Jimmy Conzelman (1964) – 1940-1942, 1946-1948
  • Dan Dierdorf (1996) – 1971-1983
  • John "Paddy" Driscoll (1965) – 1920-1925
  • Dick "Night Train" Lane (1974) – 1954-1959
  • Ollie Matson (1972) – 1952, 1954-1958
  • Ernie Nevers (1963) – 1929-1931
  • Jackie Smith (1994) – 1963-1977
  • Charley Trippi (1968) – 1947-1955
  • Larry Wilson (1978) – 1960-1972

Buffalo Bills

Chicago Bears

(Decatur Staleys – 1920; Chicago Staleys – 1921)

  • Doug Atkins (1982) – 1955-1966
  • George Blanda (1981) – 1949-1958
  • Dick Butkus (1979) – 1965-1973
  • George Connor (1975) – 1948-1955
  • Mike Ditka (1988) – 1961-1966
  • John "Paddy" Driscoll (1965) – 1920, 1926-29, 1956-57
  • Jim Finks (1995) – 1974-1982
  • Dan Fortmann (1965) – 1936-1943
  • Bill George (1974) – 1952-1965
  • Harold "Red" Grange (1963) – 1925, 1929-1934
  • George Halas (1963) – 1920-1983
  • Dan Hampton (2002) – 1979-1990
  • Ed Healey (1964) – 1922-1927
  • Bill Hewitt (1971) – 1932-1936
  • Stan Jones (1991) – 1954-1965
  • Sid Luckman (1965) – 1939-1950
  • William Roy "Link" Lyman (1964) – 1926-1928, 1930-1931, 1933-1934
  • George McAfee (1966) – 1940-1941, 1945-1950
  • George Musso (1982) – 1933-1944
  • Bronko Nagurski (1963) – 1930-1937, 1943
  • Walter Payton (1993) – 1975-1987
  • Gale Sayers (1977) – 1965-1971
  • Mike Singletary (1998) – 1981-1992
  • Joe Stydahar (1967) – 1936-1942, 1945-1946
  • George Trafton (1964) – 1920-1932
  • Clyde "Bulldog" Turner (1966) – 1940-1952

Cincinnati Bengals

Cleveland Browns

Dallas Cowboys

Denver Broncos

Detroit Lions

(Portsmouth Spartans – 1930-1933)

  • Lem Barney (1992) – 1967-1977
  • Jack Christiansen (1970) – 1951-1958
  • Earl "Dutch" Clark (1963) – 1931-1932, 1934-1938
  • Lou Creekmur (1996) – 1950-1959
  • Bill Dudley (1966) – 1947-1949
  • Dick "Night Train" Lane (1974) – 1960-1965
  • Yale Lary (1979) – 1952-1953 – 1956-1964
  • Bobby Layne (1967) – 1950-1958
  • Barry Sanders (2004) – 1989-1998
  • Joe Schmidt (1973) – 1953-1965
  • Doak Walker (1986) – 1950-1955
  • Alex Wojciechowicz (1968) – 1938-1946

Green Bay Packers

  • Herb Adderly (1980) – 1961-1969
  • Tony Canadeo (1974) – 1941-1944, 1946-1952
  • Willie Davis (1981) – 1960-1969
  • Forrest Gregg (1977) – 1956, 1958-1970
  • Arnie Herber (1966) – 1930-1940
  • Clarke Hinkle (1964) – 1932-1941
  • Paul Hornung (1986) – 1957-1962, 1964-1966
  • Cal Hubbard (1963) – 1929-1933, 1935
  • Don Hutson (1963) – 1935-1945
  • Henry Jordan (1995) – 1959-1969
  • Earl "Curly" Lambeau (1963)- 1919-1949
  • James Lofton (2003) – 1978-1986
  • Vince Lombardi (1971) – 1959-1968
  • John (Blood) McNally (1963) -1929-1933, 1935-1936
  • Mike Michalske (1964) – 1929-1935, 1937
  • Ray Nitschke (1978) – 1958-1972
  • Jim Ringo (1981) – 1953-1963
  • Bart Starr (1977) – 1956-1971
  • Jim Taylor (1976) – 1958-1966
  • Willie Wood (1989) – 1960-1971

Indianapolis Colts

(Baltimore Colts – 1953-1983)

Kansas City Chiefs

(Dallas Texans – 1960-1962)

Miami Dolphins

Minnesota Vikings

New England Patriots

(Boston Patriots – 1960-1970)

New Orleans Saints

New York Giants

  • Morris "Red" Badgro (1981) – 1930-1935
  • Roosevelt Brown (1975) – 1953-1965
  • Benny Friedman (2005) – 1929-1931
  • Frank Gifford (1977) – 1952-1960, 1962-1964
  • Mel Hein (1963) – 1931-1945
  • Sam Huff (1982) – 1956-1963
  • Alphonse "Tuffy" Leemans (1978) – 1936-1943
  • Tim Mara (1963) – 1925-1959
  • Wellington Mara (1997) – 1937-present
  • Steve Owen (1966) – 1926-1953
  • Andy Robustelli (1971) – 1956-1964
  • Ken Strong (1967) – 1933-1935, 1939, 1944-1947
  • Fran Tarkenton (1986) – 1967-1971
  • Lawrence Taylor (1999) – 1981-1993
  • Y.A. Tittle (1971) – 1961-1964
  • Emlen Tunnell (1967) – 1948-1958
  • Arnie Weinmeister (1984) – 1950-1953

New York Jets

(New York Titans – 1960-1962)

Oakland Raiders

(Los Angeles Raiders – 1982-1994)

Philadelphia Eagles

Pittsburgh Steelers

(Pittsburgh Pirates – 1933-1940)

St. Louis Rams

(Cleveland Rams – 1937-1945; Los Angeles Rams – 1946-1994)

San Diego Chargers

(Los Angeles Chargers – 1960)

San Francisco 49ers

  • Jimmy Johnson (1994) – 1961-1976
  • Ronnie Lott (2000) – 1981-1990
  • Hugh McElhenny (1970) – 1952-1960
  • Joe Montana (2000) – 1979-1992
  • Leo Nomellini (1969) – 1950-1963
  • Joe Perry (1969) – 1948-1960, 1963
  • Bob St. Clair (1990) – 1953-1963
  • Y.A. Tittle (1971) – 1951-1960
  • Bill Walsh (1993) – 1979-1988
  • Dave Wilcox (2000) – 1964-1974
  • Steve Young (2005) – 1987-1999

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Lee Roy Selmon (1995) – 1976-1984
  • Steve Young (2005) – 1985-1986

Tennessee Titans

(Houston Oilers – 1960-1996; Tennessee Oilers – 1997-1998)

Washington Redskins

(Boston Braves – 1932; Boston Redskins – 1933-1936)

  • George Allen (2002) – 1971-77
  • Cliff Battles (1968) – 1932-1937
  • Sammy Baugh (1963) – 1937-1952
  • Bill Dudley (1966) – 1950-1951 – 1953
  • Albert Glen "Turk" Edwards (1969) – 1932-1940
  • Ray Flaherty (1976) – 1936-1942
  • Joe Gibbs (1996) – 1981-1992; 2004-
  • Ken Houston (1986) – 1973-1980
  • Sam Huff (1982) – 1964-1967 – 1969
  • Sonny Jurgensen (1983) – 1964-1974
  • George Preston Marshall (1963) – 1932-1969
  • Wayne Millner (1968) – 1936-1941, 1945
  • Bobby Mitchell (1983) – 1962-1968
  • John Riggins (1992) – 1976-1979, 1981-1985
  • Charley Taylor (1984) – 1964-1975, 1977

Defunct clubs

Akron Pros 1920-1925

Brooklyn Dodgers 1930-1944

  • Benny Friedman (2005) – 1932-1934
  • Frank "Bruiser" Kinard (1971) – 1938-1944
  • Clarence "Ace" Parker (1972) – 1937-1941

Canton Bulldogs 1920-1923

  • Guy Chamberlin (1965) – 1922-1923
  • Joe Guyon (1966) – 1920
  • Wilbur "Pete" Henry (1963) – 1920-1923
  • William Roy "Link" Lyman (1964) – 1922-1923
  • Jim Thorpe (1963) – 1920

Chicago Black Hawks

Cleveland Bulldogs

Detroit Wolverines 1928

Gilberton Cadamounts

Hammond Pros 1920-1926

Houston Gamblers (USFL) 1984-1986

Los Angeles Express (USFL) 1984-1986

  • Steve Young (2005) – 1984-1985

Milwaukee Badgers 1922-1926

Providence Steam Roller 1925-1931

See also

External link

  • Pro Football Hall of Fame (http://www.profootballhof.com/)

 
 

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