ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos will induct longtime cornerback and new Hall of Fame member Champ Bailey into the team's Ring of Fame.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Alabama A&M and Morehouse College will play Labor Day weekend at the campus of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the first Black College Hall of Fame Classic.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Dick Ebersol has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award, which is presented annually by the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A poem that hung in Kevin Mawae's locker is among more than 200 items he's donated to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, with many to be displayed this summer as part of an exhibit...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Gino Marchetti, a Hall of Fame defensive end who helped the Baltimore Colts win consecutive NFL championships in the late 1950s, has died.
The humble Hupmobile lends support in start of NFL
So there they were, 15 men ready to launch the 10 charter teams of the National Football League in 1920. They gathered in Ralph Hay's car showroom in Canton, Ohio , and got down to...
PHOENIX (AP) — Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi, Mark and Lenny Wilf have donated $1 million to the Pro Football Hall of Fame through their foundation.
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Broncos, Falcons to open preseason in Hall of Fame game
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos will play in the Hall of Fame game Aug. 1 to open the preseason.
Each team will be making its fourth appearance in the preseason...
Imagine Dragons to perform at Pro Football Hall of Fame
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Imagine Dragons will perform at the Pro Football Hall of Fame to help kick off the NFL's 100th season.
The Hall announced Tuesday that the alternative-rock band will headline the Concert for Legends on Aug. 4.
Previous featured acts for the concert include Aerosmith, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith and Maroon 5.
Strong field of DBs and OLs for Hall of Fame election
ATLANTA (AP) — In the past decade, four defensive backs from the modern era have made the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
On Saturday, five of them are up for consideration.
Cornerback Champ Bailey and safety Ed Reed are in their first year of eligibility. Cornerback Ty Law and safeties John Lynch and Steve Atwater each have been this route before and fallen short.
Hall of Fame historian Joe Horrigan to retire
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Joe Horrigan, perhaps the most knowledgeable historian in the sport, is retiring as executive director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame on June 1.
Horrigan has spent 42 years at the hall, and this summer will release his book on the NFL's first 100 years: "NFL Century: The Rise of America's Greatest Sports League." The league begins its 100th regular season in September.
Former Dolphins guard Bob Kuechenberg dies at age 71
MIAMI (AP) — Former Miami Dolphins guard Bob Kuechenberg, a six-time Pro Bowl selection and member of the only NFL team to achieve a perfect season, died at age 71.
His death Saturday was confirmed by the Dolphins, who had no further details.
Hall of Fame to do sign language tours for hearing impaired
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame will begin offering American sign language tours for deaf or hard of hearing people.
As a part of the hall's effort to be more inclusive, an ASL interpreter will be on hand for tours on the first and third Saturday of each month beginning Jan. 19.
Gonzalez, Reed, Bailey 1st-time eligible finalists for hall
First-time eligibles Tony Gonzalez, Ed Reed and Champ Bailey are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2019.
Longtime Chargers, NFL writer Jerry Magee dies at age 90
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jerry Magee, who was honored at the Pro Football Hall of Fame with the Dick McCann Memorial Award by the Professional Football Writers of America in 1987, has died. He was 90.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that Magee died Wednesday following a long illness. Magee worked for the Union and then the Union-Tribune for 52 years.
Hall of Fame President David Baker gets 5-year extension
David Baker is remaining president and CEO of the Pro Football Hall of Fame under a five-year extension and will take the role of chairman of Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village.
Baker will oversee the $889 million mixed-use development project underway around the Hall of Fame's campus in Canton, Ohio. He began running the hall in 2014.
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Former Disney executive tasked to lead Hall of Fame village
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Ohio has hired a former Disney executive to develop a village that includes sports venues and a hotel.
HS football in Mexico City to include college choices
The first high school all-star game to be played outside the United States will take place Dec. 22 in Mexico City, three days after many of the players involved will reveal which colleges they will attend.
Gonzalez, Reed, Bailey among 25 Hall of Fame semifinalists
First-year eligible Tony Gonzalez, Ed Reed and Champ Bailey are among 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
In all, 13 defensive players, nine on offense and three coaches — Jimmy Johnson, Tom Flores and Don Coryell — made the cut.
Making it to the semifinals for the first time, although previously eligible, are Flores and linebacker Zach Thomas.
Already finalists for the hall are contributors Gil Brandt and Pat Bowlen, and senior committee nominee Johnny Robinson.
Tommy McDonald, speedy Hall of Fame receiver, dies at 84
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tommy McDonald, the small, speedy and sure-handed receiver who teamed with quarterback Norm Van Brocklin to help the Philadelphia Eagles win the 1960 NFL championship, has died. He was 84.
His death was announced Monday by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Details were not disclosed.
Bears honor Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher
CHICAGO (AP) — Brian Urlacher finally got a chance to say goodbye, and he tackled the opportunity the same way he played for 13 seasons.
Urlacher was honored by the Chicago Bears at halftime of their 24-17 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night, after he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer. He got his Ring of Excellence from Bears owner Virginia McCaskey, and the team also presented Urlacher and his family with a statue of the All-Pro linebacker.
Gonzalez, Reed, Fletcher, Bailey 1st-year HOF nominees
Tony Gonzalez, the most accomplished tight end in NFL history, Ed Reed, Champ Bailey and London Fletcher are first-year eligible players among the 102 modern-era nominees for the class of 2019 for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Broncos owner Pat Bowlen one step from Hall of Fame
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Pat Bowlen's nomination for the Pro Football Hall of Fame is a jolt of good news for a franchise that's had little to cheer in the 30 months since winning Super Bowl 50.
Peyton Manning retired. Gary Kubiak resigned. Paxton Lynch flopped.
The Broncos have lost 18 times over the last two seasons and went 5-11 in coach Vance Joseph's first year in 2017.
Gil Brandt, Pat Bowlen nominated for Hall of Fame
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Gil Brandt and Pat Bowlen have been nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame as contributors to the game.
Johnny Robinson selected Hall of Fame’s Seniors Finalist
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Former Kansas City Chiefs safety Johnny Robinson has been selected as the Seniors Finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2019.
Robinson was picked by the Hall of Fame's Seniors Committee on Friday.
Robinson played 12 seasons for the Dallas-Kansas City franchise from 1960 to 1971, starting as a first-round pick in the American Football League's first draft
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Hall of Famer Favre visits Clemson, speaks to players
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson got another five-star quarterback on campus — Pro Football Hall of Famer Brett Favre.
Favre spent Wednesday visiting the Tigers, speaking with players and watching practice.
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said he and Favre had recently become friendly and when Swinney asked Favre to visit, the one-time Green Bay Super Bowl champion accepted.
Favre surprised the players in their morning meeting, then spent time talking to them about life, the game and his 20-year NFL career.
Randy Moss brings Hall of Fame jacket to West Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia native Randy Moss arrived at a mall not far from his hometown to show off his Pro Football Hall of Fame jacket and meet fans.
Hundreds of people arrived at the Charleston Town Center mall on Sunday to greet Moss and get his autograph, a day after his enshrinement in the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
Moss grew up in Rand and attended the former DuPont High School. He left Marshall University after his sophomore season in 1997 to enter the NFL draft.
LOVINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Residents of the southeastern New Mexico city of Lovington are celebrating the induction of Brian Urlacher into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Urlacher starred at Lovington High School and the University of New Mexico before embarking on a 13-year NFL career with the Chicago Bears.
The Bears won four division titles and one conference championship with Urlacher, their career tackles leader who also had 41 1/2 sacks and 22 interceptions.
Lewis urges togetherness and love in Hall of Fame speech
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — One of the great leaders football has seen, Ray Lewis used his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speech to call for more enlightened leadership in the United States.
The last of the seven members of the class of 2018 on hand to be enshrined, Lewis eschewed notes and the lectern, instead strolling along the stage and passionately urging his listeners to come together.
The Latest: Fiery Ray Lewis enters Hall of Fame
The latest on Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions Saturday in Canton, Ohio, and Terrell Owens' separate celebration in Chattanooga, Tennessee (all times local):
With a passionate 33-minute speech in which he strolled around the stage, ad libbed, praised and joked, spoke of sacrifice, love, glory and overcoming the odds, Ray Lewis entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Terrell Owens came in wearing a suit spotted with the Pro Football Hall of Fame logo and swapped that out for the prized gold jacket.
His bust? That remained 600 miles away in Canton, Ohio, along with the seven other members of this year's Hall of Fame class, leaving the stage at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga all alone to Owens.
And yes, the man known as T.O. later brought out a big bucket of popcorn.
Seven members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2018 will be on hand Saturday night in Canton, Ohio, for the induction festivities, along with more than 20,000 fans.
About 600 miles away in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the eighth new Hall of Famer, Terrell Owens, will be doing his own thing. Again.
Joining football’s most exclusive club hits home
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Joining the most exclusive club in football truly hit home Friday for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2018.
Well, maybe not for the one guy missing, but certainly for Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, Brian Urlacher, Brian Dawkins, Robert Brazile, Jerry Kramer and Bobby Beathard.
Notes from the Pro Football Hall of Fame news conference
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Known as Weapon X when he was a dominant safety, Brian Dawkins recognizes it could have been Weapon P, as in Philadelphia.
Dawkins, who enters the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night, spent 13 seasons as the leader of the Eagles defense, the emotional center of a team that made four straight NFC championship games and one Super Bowl. The connection with Philly will never fade for a guy who grew up in Florida and attended Clemson.
T.O. ready for unconventional induction in Chattanooga
Leave it to Terrell Owens to choose to become the first person to celebrate being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame somewhere other than at the Canton, Ohio shrine.
Column: T.O. being T.O. in snub to Hall of Fame
Terrell Owens should have had a better excuse for blowing off his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
You know, like maybe he was going bowling.
That, at least, might have been understood in the tiny universe of T.O., the one the former wide receiver lives in and no one else seems to penetrate. Owens was so into bowling after his football career was over that he tried to go pro, only to be undone by slippery lane conditions.
Bears-Ravens open NFL preseason in Hall of Fame game
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher, two of the NFL's greatest linebackers, enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame this week. When their teams meet in Thursday night's preseason opener, the game could very well honor them by being a defensive battle.
On one hand, the Chicago Bears are installing a new offense under first-year coach Matt Nagy. On the other side, few if any of the Baltimore Ravens' starters at the offensive skill positions are likely to get much action.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bobby Beathard loathed first-round draft picks and reveled in taking chances on players from out-of-the-way colleges.
It was a formula that paid off with two victories in four trips to the Super Bowl as general manager of the Washington Redskins and San Diego Chargers.
He also loathes dressing up, meaning the gold blazer he'll wear when he's inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame won't get much use after Saturday night's ceremony.
Despite his decision to not attend Saturday's Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, Terrell Owens will be "honored" by the hall for his NFL career.
Hall President David Baker tells The Associated Press on Monday that the Canton, Ohio, shrine's mission statement begins with the goal "to honor the heroes of the game."
Terrell Owens has decided to celebrate his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame at Chattanooga, where he played college football.
The former NFL All-Pro receiver, who has said he was not attending the induction ceremony in Canton, Ohio, released a statement on Tuesday saying he would give his acceptance speech at his alma mater.
Terrell Owens always likes being the center of attention. His decision to skip the induction ceremony for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August will keep him far from the spotlight.
Owens was voted into the hall in February after being denied in his first two years of eligibility. His announcement Thursday is unprecedented by an enshrinee.
LAKE FOREST – Devin Hester is likely to become the first kick return specialist to earn a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, based strictly on his special-teams play.
Matt Forte playing for a team with arguably the greatest roster of running backs in NFL history became its second leading rusher and second in total yards from scrimmage behind only Walter Payton and with almost twice as many yards as legends Bronco Nagurski, Red Grange and Gale Sayers to name just a few.
Browns, Cleveland wait to see if draft number is called
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns get the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft this week. Next month, they hope to get the entire draft.
In partnership with the cities of Cleveland, Canton and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Browns are a finalist to host the 2019 or 2020 drafts. The league is also considering Denver; Kansas City, Missouri; Las Vegas; and Nashville, Tennessee.
Football great’s sister says street not a tribute to him
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The southeast street named for Pro Football Hall of Famer Alan Page has no road sign.
The road, which runs from Cherry Avenue SE to 17th Street SE, is bumpy and ends at a gate after meandering through Skyline Terrace Apartments.
Rock Hall’s new ‘Experience’ exhibit succeeds in creating more good memories (photos, review)
Rock Hall's new 'Experience' exhibit succeeds in creating more good memories (photos, review)
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Museums are odd, wonderful facilities. Whatever their focus, the aim is to connect us to the past.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is a atypical museum, though, with more in common with the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, or our own Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton than with the Louvre or the Smithsonian.
Wisner/Pilger & Norfolk High swimmer Jacobsen honored and signs with Wayne State VB
The Pro Football Hall of Fame and the United States Army announced the 25 high school student-athlete finalists for the U.S. Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence.
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth has hired a son of Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Don Shula as an assistant football coach.
The Valley News reported Thursday that David Shula has agreed to guide the Big Green's receivers for coach Buddy Teevens.