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Centennial Class revealed for Pro Football HOF

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Here is the complete list of inductees selected by the blue-ribbon panel as part of the 2020 Hall of Fame Class that consists of 10 seniors, three contributors and two coaches:

Coaches

Bill Cowher – 1992-2006 Pittsburgh Steelers
Jimmy Johnson – 1989-1993 Dallas Cowboys, 1996-99 Miami Dolphins

Contributors

Steve Sabol, Administrator/President – 1964-2012 NFL Films
Paul Tagliabue, Commissioner – 1989-2006 National Football League
George Young, Contributor/General Manager – 1968-1974 Baltimore Colts, 1975-78 Miami Dolphins, 1979-1997 New York Giants, 1998-2001 National Football League

Seniors

Harold Carmichael, WR – 1971-1983 Philadelphia Eagles, 1984 Dallas Cowboys
Jim Covert, T – 1983-1990 Chicago Bears
Bobby Dillon, S – 1952-59 Green Bay Packers
Cliff Harris, S – 1970-79 Dallas Cowboys
Winston Hill, T – 1963-1976 New York Jets, 1977 Los Angeles Rams
Alex Karras, DT – 1958-1962, 1964-1970 Detroit Lions
Donnie Shell, S – 1974-1987 Pittsburgh Steelers
Duke Slater, T – 1922 Milwaukee Badgers, 1922-25 Rock Island Independents, 1926-1931 Chicago Cardinals
Mac Speedie, E – 1946-1952 Cleveland Browns [AAFC/NFL]
Ed Sprinkle, DE/LB/E – 1944-1955 Chicago Bears

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Sucks for Cliff Branch. Thought he would make it over Harold Carmichael. No Jim Marshall either. Roger Craig is my guy, and it's a shame he got kicked to the curb once again. Everyone is deserving though.

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for way too long the HOF wasn't letting in enough players . At least these players are finally getting in, and they played in the era when football was a rough sport, much different than today. 

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Nice to see Steve Sabol get in.  His influence on the game was staggering.

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I just forgot Randy Gradishar was left out. How the hell did Jim Covert leapfrog him?

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1 minute ago, Ragnarok said:

Nice to see Steve Sabol get in.  His influence on the game was staggering.

him and his father work is the main reason why I'm into NFL histroy

watching NFL films growing up help turn me into a fan of the NFL and not just a  steelers fan

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13 minutes ago, Ragnarok said:

Nice to see Steve Sabol get in.  His influence on the game was staggering.

Agreed. Shame he's not around to see it. Great honor anyway, well deserved.  

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Donnie Shell was very deserving of the HOF.  5 Pro Bowls.  3 time 1st team all pro.  51 Ints as a SS.  One of the hardest tacklers I have ever seen.  And a UDFA from a time when drafts had 17 rounds.

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You can't beat guys named Mac Speedie and Ed Sprinkle.  Although when I see the name Mac Speedie, I immediately think of:

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So I know the two coach, am aware of the former commish and obviously Sabol, but Cliff Harris is the only player I think I've even heard of.

My newb is hanging out.

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So happy for Carmichael, wasn’t sure they’d ever fix that. He’s a great guy too. Within his era, where DBs could do whatever they wanted to, he was still so dominant even with the subpar QBs he had for more than half his career. He’s a guy that would’ve only done better in the decades since he hung it up. Which you can’t always say about the legacy players that are up for the HoF.

When you look at where he ranked when he left the game, he was at or near the top of every important receiving category. Each of his seasons and for his career.

Helped build an positional archetype.

 

Sabol should’ve gotten in the year he died.

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