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UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 3, 2019, 9:48 p.m.

Defensive backfield trio of Champ Bailey, Ty Law, Ed Reed inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame

Also inducted were Kevin Mawae, Pat Bowlen, Johnny Robinson and Gil Brandt.


Bart Starr remembered at memorial in his native Alabama

An event celebrating Starr’s legacy as a star of professional and college football was held Sunday afternoon at Samford University in suburban Birmingham, Alabama.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

Slam dunk: Tony Gonzalez makes Pro Football Hall of Fame, along with Champ Bailey, Ed Reed, Ty Law

Towering tight end Tony Gonzalez is heading to the Hall of Fame, to be joined by three defensive backs who spent parts of their career trying to stop him. Champ …


Jim Taylor, fierce fullback for mighty Packers, dies at 83

Jim Taylor, the ferocious Hall of Fame fullback who embodied the Green Bay Packers’ unstoppable ground game during the Vince Lombardi era and helped the team win four NFL titles …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Terrell Owens enjoys his personal induction far from Canton

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 …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 9 p.m.

Ray Lewis urges togetherness and love in Hall of Fame speech

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 our country.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 11:41 p.m.

Idaho’s Jerry Kramer takes his place among pro football’s greatest

The long, long wait for Jerry Kramer has ended. At last, the star guard of the Green Bay Packers has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 5:01 p.m.

Idaho Vandals’ Jerry Kramer among those joining football’s most exclusive club

Joining the most exclusive club in football truly hit home Friday for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2018.


Pro Football Hall of Fame won’t acknowledge Terrell Owens at ceremonies, will mail him gold jacket

Terrell Owens spurned the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and now Canton is returning the favor.


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 4:35 p.m.

Terrell Owens says he will give HOF induction speech at Chattanooga

Terrell Owens has decided to celebrate his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame at Chattanooga, where he played college football.


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 10:59 p.m.

John Blanchette: Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Kramer returns to Sandpoint completely validated

Why Jerry Kramer had to wait more than half his life – 45 years – for a distinction that should have been pro forma will remain a mystery, though joining …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 5:34 p.m.

Linebackers, receivers headline 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame class

Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher terrorized opposing offenses from the middle of the field. Randy Moss and Terrell Owens did the same to defenses on the outside. The two hard-hitting …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Sandpoint High, University of Idaho standout Jerry Kramer elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

In his 11th time as a finalist, Sandpoint High and University of Idaho grad Jerry Kramer was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.


Pro Football Hall of Fame: As he so often did on the field, LaDainian Tomlinson stole the show

With a powerful speech calling for “Team America” to be a place for inclusion and opportunity, LaDainian Tomlinson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night. …


Hall of Famer Kenny Easley thankful for Seahawks owner Paul Allen, stands up for Black Lives Matter

Kenny Easley played seven incredible years as a safety for the Seattle Seahawks from 1981 to 1987 before a contentious ending to his career. On Saturday the five-time Pro Bowler …


Bob Condotta: Who will be the next Seahawks great to make the Hall of Fame?

On Saturday, Kenny Easley became the fourth player who spent his entire career with the Seahawks to be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


Hall-bound Kenny Easley set gold standard for Seahawks in secondary

The request given to Kenny Easley – to compare his game with current Seattle Seahawks Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor – was countered with a laugh and a request of …


LaDainian Tomlinson backs Terrell Owens for Hall of Fame

Count one of the newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, running back LaDainian Tomlinson, among those who feel wide receiver Terrell Owens should have a bust in …


Former Seahawks standout Kenny Easley part of 7-man Hall class

LaDainian Tomlinson, Terrell Davis and Kurt Warner headline the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame class, joined by former Seahawks standout Kenny Easley.


NFL notes: LT, Dawkins, Ward, Taylor make Hall of Fame semifinals

First-year eligibles LaDainian Tomlinson, Hines Ward, Jason Taylor and Brian Dawkins are among 26 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2017.


Brett Favre leads class of eight entering Pro Football Hall of Fame

They came in No. 4 jerseys and wearing cheeseheads. They chanted “Go Pack Go.”


Brett Favre wonders if he really belongs in Hall of Fame

Brett Favre seemed a bit surprised by the question.


Brett Favre, Ken Stabler lead Pro Football Hall of Fame class

Brett Favre and the late Ken Stabler, a pair of kindred-spirit QBs who each won a Super Bowl, were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.


Eight players to be enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame

CANTON, Ohio – Tim Brown kept doing the math as the years ticked by and the phone call from the Pro Football Hall of Fame never came. So did Charles …


Junior Seau, Kurt Warner, Orlando Pace first-time Hall eligibles

Late linebacker Junior Seau headlines a list of 18 finalists up for selection today for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Seau won Defensive Player of the Year for San …


Walter Jones inducted into Hall of Fame on emotional night

CANTON, Ohio – After delivering an emotionally charged speech that brought both laughter and tears, receiver Andre Reed had one more thing to do to make his Pro Football Hall …


Six players and one coach inducted into Pro Football Hall

CANTON, Ohio – Forcefully and emotionally, Cris Carter summed up the 50th induction ceremony for the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night. The seventh and final inductee from …


Linemen finally get their moment

CANTON, Ohio – Willie Roaf was in an unfamiliar role – the center of attention in front of a large crowd, being singled out for something good. No, make that: …


Cortez Kennedy waits for the call

For the fourth time, Cortez Kennedy is a finalist for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This year’s class will be decided Saturday.


Sanders, Faulk lead seven elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

DALLAS – Deion Sanders always was Prime Time. Now he’s All Time. Sanders and Marshall Faulk led a class of seven voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on …