Pro Football Hall of Fame 2017-11-13T18:13:27+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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