NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE HALL of FAME2018-02-20T23:05:51+00:00

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE HALL OF FAME

There Pro Football Hall of Fame roster now stands at 318, and with the addition of  Robert Brazile, there are 30  inductees from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Brazile joins fellow Jackson State alums- Lem Barney (Class of ‘92), Walter Payton (Class of 93), and Jackie Slater (Class of 2001). The Morgan State Bears leads the list with five inductees, followed by Grambling State(4), Jackson State (4); South Carolina State (3); Tennessee State and Southern with 2 each. There are 10 others with one member. 

Class of 2018: Bobby Beathard (Contributor), Rober Brazile (linebacker), Brain Dawkins (Safety), Jerry Kramer (Guard), Ray Lewis (linebacker), Randy Moss (wide receiver), Terrell Owens (wide receiver), Brian Urlacher (linebacker)

LEM BARNEY
Jackson State
Defensive Back
Detroit Lions
Class of 1992

ELVIN BETHEA
North Carolina A&T
Defensive End
Houston Oilers
Class of 2003

Mel Blount, Southern

MEL BLOUNT
Southern
Defensive Back
Pittsburgh Steelers
Class of 1989

ROOSEVELT BROWN
Morgan State
Offensive Tackle
New York Giants
Class of 1975

WILLIE BROWN
Grambling State
Corner Back
Grambling State
Class of 1984

JUNIOUS “Buck” BUCHANAN
Grambling State
Defensive Tackle
Kansas City Chiefs
Class of 1990

HARRY CARSON
South Carolina State
Linebacker
New York Giants
Class of 2006 

WILLIE DAVIS
Grambling State
Defensive End
Cleveland Browns
Class of 1981

Richard Dent, Tennessee State

RICHARD DENT
Tennessee State
Defensive End
Chicago Bears
Class of 2011

LEN FORD
Morgan State/Michigan
Defensive End
LA Dons/Cleveland Browns
Class of 1976

BOB HAYES
Florida A&M
Wide Receiver
Dallas Cowboys
Class of 2009

KEN HOUSTON
Prairie View A&M
Safety
Houston Oilers
Class of 1986

CLAUDE HUMPHREY
Tennessee State
Defensive End
Atlanta Falcons
Class of 2014

Charlie Joiner, Gambling State

CHARLIE JOINER
Grambling State
Wide Receiver
Houston Oilers
Class of 1996

DAVID “Deacon” JONES
SC State/Miss. Industrial
Defensive End
Los Angeles Rams
Class of 1980

LEROY KELLY
Morgan State
Halfback
Cleveland Browns
Class of 1994

WILLIE LANIER
Morgan State
Linebacker
Kansas City Chiefs
Class of 1986

LARRY LITTLE
Bethune Cookman
Offensive Guard
San Diego/Miami Dolphins
Class of 1993

MARION MOTLEY
SC State/Nevada
Fullback/Linebacker
Cleveland Browns
Class of 1968

WALTER PAYTON
Jackson State
Halfback
Chicago Bears
Class of 1993

JERRY RICE
Mississippi Valley State
Wide Receiver
San Francisco 49ers
Class of 2010

SHANNON SHARPE
Savannah State
Tight End
Denver Broncos
Class of 2011

ART SHELL
Morgan State
Offensive Guard
Oakland Raiders
Class of 1989

JACKIE SLATER
Jackson State
Offensive Guard
Los Angeles Raiders
Class of 2001

JOHN STALLWORTH
Alabama A&M
Wide Receiver
Pittsburgh Steelers
Class of 2002

MICHAEL STRACHAN
Texas Southern
Defensive End
New York Giants
Class of 2014

EMMITT THOMAS
Bishop College
Defensive Back
Pittsburgh Steelers
Class of 2008

RAYFIELD WRIGHT
Fort  Valley State
Offensive Tackle
Dallas Cowboys
Class of 2006

AENEAS WILLIAMS
Southern
Defensive Back
Arizona Cardinals
Class of 2014

ROBERT BRAZILE
Jackson State 
Linebacker
Houston Oilers
Class of 2018

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