The New Pro Football Hall Of Fame Class Has Been Announced And It’s Loaded

The New Pro Football Hall Of Fame Class Has Been Announced And It's Loaded

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the premier place to honor the game of professional football. The museum, which opened 50 years ago in Canton, Ohio, is a who’s who of professional football in America.

The first Hall of Fame class all the way back in 1963 featured some of the game’s early greats. Players like Bronco Nagurski, Sammy Baugh and Jim Thorpe were included, while giants of the game like Curly Lambeau and Tim Mara also had their busts in Canton.

Since then, 362 players have been enshrined with the greatest honor one can have in pro football. Players ranging from Ray Guy to Peyton Manning to Lawrence Taylor have made it in. And, coaches like Vince Lombardi, Don Shula, and John Madden also have busts.

At Thursday night’s NFL Honors Ceremony, a new class of inductees were announced. And, you will recognize a lot of these names.

Wow. As someone born in the mid-1990s, these names being in the Hall of Fame makes me feel old. I owned some of these players’ jerseys growing up.

By the way, the best player in this class is Joe Thomas. The former Brown has a serious argument to be considered the best offensive tackle in the history of football. He played 11 seasons for the Browns, was 6-time first team All-Pro and two-time second team All-Pro. He was an all-around stud, and until his final season, he never missed a single snap.

I could write about all the

players in the class, but google exists and I love Joe Thomas.

Congrats to all inductees.

Garrett Carr
Garrett Carr is a recent graduate of Penn State University. He lives and dies Penn State football, wrestling, and the New York Mets.