Pro Football Hall of Fame2017-11-13T18:13:27+00:00

There are 29 members of the 267 inductees in the National Football League Hall of Fame from Historically-Black Colleges and Universities.
Marion Motley (Class of ‘68) was the second African American inducted into the hall behind Emlen Tunnell (Class of ‘67). Buck Buchanan was the first of the Grambling clan to enter the NFL and the last inductees are in the 2014 class.


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Lem Barney
Jackson State
Detroit Lions
Class of 1992


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Elvin Bethea

No. Carolina A&T
Houston Oilers
Class of  2003


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Mel Blount

Southern
Pittsburgh Steelers
Class of  1989


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Roosevelt Brown

Morgan State
New York Giants
Class of  1975


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Willie Brown

Grambling State
Denver Broncos
Class of  1984

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Junious "Buck" Buchanan

Grambling State
Kansas City Chiefs 
Class of 1990

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Harry Carson

South Carolina State
New York Giants  
Class of 2006

Willie Davis, Grambling State, Cleveland Browns '81

Willie Davis

Grambling State
Cleveland Browns
Class of 1981

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Richard Dent

Tennessee State
Chicago Bears
Class of  2011

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Len Ford

Morgan State/Mich
Los Angeles Dons
Class of  1976

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Bob Hayes

Florida A&M
Dallas Cowboys
Class of  2009

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Ken Houston

Prairie View A&M
Houston Oilers
Class of  1986

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Claude Humphrey

Tennessee State
Atlanta Falcons
Class of 2014

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Charlie Joiner

Grambling State
Houston Oilers
Class of  1996

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Deacon Jones

Miss. Industrial
Los Angeles Rams
Class of  1980

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Leroy Kelly

Morgan State
Cleveland Browns
Class of  1994

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Willie Lanier

Morgan State
Kansas City Chiefs
Class of  1986

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Larry Little

Bethune-Cookman
San Diego Chargers
Class of  1993

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Marion Motley

SC State/Nevada
Cleveland Browns
Class of 1968

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Walter Payton
Jackson state
Chicago Bears
Class of 1993

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Jerry Rice

Mississippi Valley
San Francisco 49ers
Class of 2010

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Shannon Sharpe

Savannah State
Denver Broncos
Class of 2011

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Art Shell

Morgan State
Oakland Raiders
Class of 1989

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Jackie Slater

Jackson State
Los Angeles Rams
Class of  2001

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John Stallworth

Alabama A&M
Pittsburgh Steelers
Class of 2002

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Michael Strachan

Texas Southern
New York Giants
Class of 2014

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Emmitt Thomas

Bishop College
Pittsburgh Steelers
Class of  2008

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Rayfield Wright

Fort Valley State
Dallas Cowboys
Class of  2006

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Aeneas Williams

Southern
Arizona Cardinals
Class of 2014

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