List of Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame includes players, coaches, and contributors (e.g., owners, general managers and team or league officials or other non-players) who have "made outstanding contributions to professional football". The charter class of seventeen was selected in 1963. [1]


Enshrinees are selected by a 48-person selection committee which meets each year at the time and location of the Super Bowl. Current rules of the committee stipulate that between four and eight individuals are selected each year. [2] Any person may nominate an individual to the hall, provided the nominee has been retired for at least five years. Not including the charter class, 76 players have been inducted in their first year of eligibility. [3]

In addition to the regular selection committee, which primarily focuses on contributions made over the past approximately thirty seasons, a nine-member seniors committee (which is a subset of the larger committee) submits two nominees each year whose contributions came prior to 1985. [2] These nominees are referred as "seniors nominees" (formerly "old-timer" nominees). [4]

In 2020, a special Blue-Ribbon Panel selected an additional 15 new members, known as the "Centennial Slate", to be inducted into the Hall of Fame to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Football League (NFL). [5]


All 32 active NFL teams have at least one player in the Hall of Fame who played for their team at some point in that player's career, with the Houston Texans (Ed Reed, class of 2019) and Jacksonville Jaguars (Tony Boselli, class of 2022) being the last two teams to gain representation. [6] Ray Guy was the first full-time punter inducted (class of 2014), while Devin Hester was the first primary return specialist (class of 2024). [7]

The hall is not officially affiliated with the National Football League (NFL), although, as of 2022, all but one enshrinee participated in the NFL for at least a portion of his career; the single exception being Billy Shaw. [8] Along with Shaw, there are 37 other inductees into the hall who spent all or part of their careers in the American Football League that merged with the NFL. Shaw was the only player not to make the formal transition to the NFL, as he had retired the year before the merger. [9] Three players, Red Grange, Ray Flaherty, Mike Michalske, played a portion of their career in the first American Football League from 1926. The second American Football League from 1936 only has one Hall of Fame member who has played in this league, Ken Strong; Strong is also one of two Hall of Famers (the other being Sid Luckman) to play in the American Association. Fifteen inductees spent some of their playing career in the All-America Football Conference during the late 1940s. Five players played some at least one year in the Ohio League, the predecessor to the NFL. Six players or coaches who spent part of their careers in the original incarnation of the United States Football League (USFL) have been inducted. [10] Two coaches (Marv Levy, [11] Bud Grant [12] ), one administrator (Jim Finks), and five players (Warren Moon, [13] Fred Biletnikoff, John Henry Johnson, Don Maynard, Arnie Weinmeister) who spent part of their careers in the Canadian Football League (CFL) have been inducted; three of which have been or are scheduled to be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame: Marv Levy, Warren Moon and Bud Grant. Four players, Larry Csonka, Leroy Kelly, Don Maynard, and Paul Warfield, played a portion of their career in the short-lived World Football League. Fritz Pollard is the only player to play in the Anthracite League's only season. One player (Kurt Warner) and one owner (Pat Bowlen) made significant contributions in the Arena Football League; Warner and Art McNally are also the only NFL Europe/World League alumni in the Hall. Terrell Owens played one season of professional football in the Indoor Football League and, after his induction, played in Fan Controlled Football. Bill Walsh and Ken Stabler each had one season of experience in the Continental Football League.

Each entry includes the year of induction (i.e., "class"), position(s) played, team(s) each was associated with, and tenures with each team. As some inductees were both players and coaches, the position indicated here is the position indicated on the Hall of Fame website. [14] The Pro Football Hall of Fame website does not include CFL, USFL, WFL, indoor football leagues, and other lesser known league teams. The Canadian Football League and the Arena Football League both have their own halls of fame. NFL, American Football League, All-America Football Conference, and Ohio League (listed as pre-NFL) teams are recognized in the Hall of Fame. The list is complete through the Class of 2024.

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Elected in 1st year of eligibility**Elected 1st year as a finalist ^
but not first year of eligibility [15] [16]
Seventeen charter members §Fifteen Centennial Slate members † [17]
Biographies and statistics can be referenced at the Hall of Fame web site. [18]
Herb Adderley 1980Cornerback Green Bay Packers 19611969
Dallas Cowboys 19701972
Troy Aikman **2006Quarterback Dallas Cowboys 19892000
George Allen [3] 2002Coach Los Angeles Rams 19661970
Washington Redskins 19711977
General Manager19711977
Larry Allen **2013Guard/Tackle Dallas Cowboys 1994–2005
San Francisco 49ers 2006–2007
Marcus Allen ** [4] 2003Running back Los Angeles Raiders 19821992
Kansas City Chiefs 19931997
Lance Alworth **1978Wide receiver San Diego Chargers19621970
Dallas Cowboys 19711972
Morten Andersen 2017Placekicker New Orleans Saints 19821994
Atlanta Falcons 19952000
New York Giants 2001
Kansas City Chiefs 20022003
Minnesota Vikings 2004
Doug Atkins 1982Defensive end Cleveland Browns 19531954
Chicago Bears 19551966
New Orleans Saints 19671969
Steve Atwater 2020SafetyDenver Broncos19891998
New York Jets1999
Red Badgro ^ [3] 1981End
Pre-Modern Era:
Two-Way Performer
New York Yankees (NFL) 19271928
New York Giants 19301935
Brooklyn Dodgers 1936
Champ Bailey **2019CornerbackWashington Redskins19992003
Denver Broncos20042013
Ronde Barber 2023Cornerback / Safety Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19972012
Lem Barney 1992Cornerback Detroit Lions 19671977
Cliff Battles 1968Halfback Boston Braves/
Boston Redskins/
Washington Redskins
Sammy Baugh §1963Quarterback
Two-Way Performer
Washington Redskins 19371952
Defensive back
Two-Way Performer
Bobby Beathard ^2018Personnel administratorKansas City Chiefs1963, 19661967
Atlanta Falcons19681971
Miami Dolphins19721977
General ManagerWashington Redskins19781989
San Diego Chargers19902000
Chuck Bednarik **1967Center
Two-Way Performer
Philadelphia Eagles 19491962
Two-Way Performer
Bert Bell §1963Team owner / Founder Philadelphia Eagles 19331940
Pittsburgh Steelers 1941
Team co-owner19411946
NFL Commissionern/a19461959
Bobby Bell ^1983Linebacker/ Defensive end Kansas City Chiefs 19631974
Raymond Berry **1973Wide receiver Baltimore Colts 19551967
Elvin Bethea ^2003Defensive end Houston Oilers 19681983
Jerome Bettis 2015Running back Los Angeles/ St. Louis Rams 19931995
Pittsburgh Steelers 19962005
Charles Bidwill 1967Team owner Chicago Cardinals 19331946
Fred Biletnikoff 1988Wide receiver Oakland Raiders 19651978
George Blanda **1981Quarterback / Placekicker Chicago Bears 19491958
Baltimore Colts
(1950 Colts folded)
Houston Oilers 19601966
Oakland Raiders 19671975
Mel Blount **1989Cornerback Pittsburgh Steelers 19701983
Tony Boselli 2022Offensive Tackle Jacksonville Jaguars 19952001
Pat Bowlen ^2019Team ownerDenver Broncos19842019
Terry Bradshaw **1989Quarterback Pittsburgh Steelers 19701983
Cliff Branch [3] 2022Wide receiver Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders 19721985
Gil Brandt ^2019VP of Player PersonnelDallas Cowboys19601988
Robert Brazile ^ [3] 2018Linebacker Houston Oilers 19751984
Derrick Brooks **2014Linebacker Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19952008
Bob Brown [3] 2004Offensive tackle Philadelphia Eagles 19641968
Los Angeles Rams 19691970
Oakland Raiders 19711973
Jim Brown **1971Fullback Cleveland Browns 19571965
Paul Brown 1967Coach / General Manager Cleveland Browns (AAFC/ NFL)19461962
Cincinnati Bengals 19681975
Team owner / General Manager19681991
Rosey Brown 1975Offensive tackle New York Giants 19531965
Tim Brown [4] 2015Wide receiver / Punt returner Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders 19882003
Wide receiver Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2004
Willie Brown **1984Cornerback Denver Broncos 19631966
Oakland Raiders 19671978
Isaac Bruce 2020Wide receiver Los Angeles/ St. Louis Rams 19942007
San Francisco 49ers20082009
Buck Buchanan 1990Defensive tackle Kansas City Chiefs 19631975
Nick Buoniconti ^ [3] 2001Linebacker Boston Patriots 19621968
Miami Dolphins 19691974, 1976
Dick Butkus **1979Linebacker Chicago Bears 19651973
Jack Butler ^ [3] 2012Cornerback Pittsburgh Steelers 19511959
LeRoy Butler 2022Safety Green Bay Packers 19902001
Earl Campbell ** [4] 1991Running back Houston Oilers 19781984
New Orleans Saints 19841985
Tony Canadeo [3] 1974Halfback Green Bay Packers 19411944,
Harold Carmichael [3] 2020Wide receiverPhiladelphia Eagles19711983
Dallas Cowboys 1984
Joseph Carr §1963Team owner Columbus Panhandles 1904, 1907–1922
NFL co-organizern/a1920
NFL President n/a19211939
Harry Carson 2006Linebacker New York Giants 19761988
Cris Carter 2013Wide receiver Philadelphia Eagles 1987–1989
Minnesota Vikings 1990–2001
Miami Dolphins 2002
Dave Casper 2002Tight end Oakland/ Los Angeles Raiders 19741980, 1984
Houston Oilers 19801983
Minnesota Vikings 1983
Guy Chamberlin 1965End
Pre-Modern Era:
Two-Way Performer
Canton Bulldogs
Decatur Staleys/
Chicago Staleys
Coach/ End
Pre-Modern Era:
Two-Way Performer
Canton Bulldogs 19221923
Cleveland Bulldogs 1924
Frankford Yellow Jackets 19251926
Chicago Cardinals 1927
Jack Christiansen ^1970Safety/ Kick Returner Detroit Lions 19511958
Dutch Clark §1963Running back Portsmouth Spartans/
Detroit Lions
George Connor 1975Linebacker Chicago Bears 19481955
Jimmy Conzelman 1964Quarterback Decatur Staleys 1920
Quarterback/ Coach Rock Island Independents 19211922
Milwaukee Badgers 19221923
Team owner/Quarterback/ Coach Detroit Panthers 19251926
Quarterback/ Coach Providence Steam Roller 19271929
Chicago Cardinals 19401942,
Don Coryell 2023CoachSt. Louis Cardinals19731977
San Diego Chargers19781986
Jim Covert [3] 2020Offensive TackleChicago Bears19831990
Bill Cowher 2020CoachPittsburgh Steelers19922006
Lou Creekmur [3] 1996Offensive tackle/ Guard Detroit Lions 19501959
Larry Csonka 1987Fullback Miami Dolphins 19681974, 1979
New York Giants 19761978
Curley Culp ^ [3] 2013Defensive tackle Kansas City Chiefs 1968–1974
Houston Oilers 1974–1980
Detroit Lions 1980–1981
Al Davis 1992Coach Oakland Raiders 19631965
General Manager Oakland/ Los Angeles Raiders 19632011
Team owner19662011
AFL Commissioner n/a 1966
Terrell Davis 2017Running Back Denver Broncos 19952001
Willie Davis 1981Defensive end Cleveland Browns 19581959
Green Bay Packers 19601969
Brian Dawkins 2018SafetyPhiladelphia Eagles19962008
Denver Broncos20092011
Dermontti Dawson 2012Center Pittsburgh Steelers 19882000
Len Dawson 1987Quarterback Pittsburgh Steelers 19571959
Cleveland Browns 19601961
Dallas Texans (AFL)/
Kansas City Chiefs
Fred Dean 2008Defensive end San Diego Chargers19751981
San Francisco 49ers 19811985
Edward J. DeBartolo, Jr. 2016Team owner San Francisco 49ers 19772000
Joe DeLamielleure ^2003Guard Buffalo Bills 19731979, 1985
Cleveland Browns 19801984
Richard Dent 2011Defensive end Chicago Bears 19831993, 1995
San Francisco 49ers 1994
Indianapolis Colts 1996
Philadelphia Eagles 1997
Eric Dickerson **1999Running back Los Angeles Rams 19831987
Indianapolis Colts 19871991
Los Angeles Raiders 1992
Atlanta Falcons 1993
Dan Dierdorf 1996Offensive tackleSt. Louis Cardinals19711983
Bobby Dillon [3] 2020Defensive BackGreen Bay Packers19521959
Mike Ditka 1988Tight end Chicago Bears 19611966
Philadelphia Eagles 19671968
Dallas Cowboys 19691972
Chris Doleman 2012Defensive end/ Linebacker Minnesota Vikings 19851993, 1999
Atlanta Falcons 19941995
San Francisco 49ers 19961998
Art Donovan 1968Defensive tackle Baltimore Colts
(1950 Colts folded)
New York Yanks 1951
Dallas Texans (NFL) 1952
Baltimore Colts 19531961
Tony Dorsett ** [4] 1994Running back Dallas Cowboys 19771987
Denver Broncos 1988
John "Paddy" Driscoll 1965Quarterback Hammond Pros
Decatur Staleys 1920
Racine/ Chicago Cardinals 19201925
Chicago Bears 19261929
Bill Dudley 1966Halfback Pittsburgh Steelers 1942, 19451946
Detroit Lions 19471949
Washington Redskins 19501951, 1953
Tony Dungy 2016Coach Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19962001
Indianapolis Colts 20022008
Kenny Easley ^ [3] 2017SafetySeattle Seahawks19811987
Albert Glen "Turk" Edwards 1969Tackle
Pre-Modern Era:
Two-Way Performer
Boston Braves/
Boston Redskins/
Washington Redskins
Carl Eller 2004Defensive end Minnesota Vikings 19641978
Seattle Seahawks 1979
John Elway **2004Quarterback Denver Broncos 19831998
Weeb Ewbank 1978Coach Baltimore Colts 19541962
Coach / General Manager New York Jets 19631973
Alan Faneca 2021Guard Pittsburgh Steelers 19982007
New York Jets 20082009
Arizona Cardinals 2010
Marshall Faulk **2011Running back Indianapolis Colts 19941998
St. Louis Rams 19992005
Brett Favre **2016Quarterback Atlanta Falcons 1991
Green Bay Packers 19922007
New York Jets 2008
Minnesota Vikings 20092010
Tom Fears ^1970Wide receiver Los Angeles Rams 19481956
Jim Finks ^1995Team administrator Minnesota Vikings 19641973
Chicago Bears 19741982
New Orleans Saints 19861992
Ray Flaherty ^ [3] 1976Offensive End New York Yankees (NFL) 19271928
New York Giants 19281929,
Coach Boston/Washington Redskins 19361942
New York Yankees (AAFC)19461948
Chicago Hornets (AAFC)1949
Tom Flores 2021Coach Oakland/ Los Angeles Raiders 19791987
Seattle Seahawks 19921994
Len Ford 1976Defensive end Los Angeles Dons (AAFC)19481949
Cleveland Browns 19501957
Green Bay Packers 1958
Dan Fortmann 1965Guard
Pre-Modern Era:
Two-Way Performer
Chicago Bears 19361943
Dan Fouts **1993Quarterback San Diego Chargers19731987
Dwight Freeney 2024Defensive end Indianapolis Colts 20022012
San Diego Chargers 20132014
Arizona Cardinals 2015
Atlanta Falcons 2016
Seattle Seahawks 2017
Detroit Lions 2017
Benny Friedman ^ [3] 2005Quarterback Cleveland Bulldogs 1927
Detroit Wolverines 1928
New York Giants 19291931
Brooklyn Dodgers 19321934
Frank Gatski [3] 1985Center Cleveland Browns (AAFC/ NFL)19461956
Detroit Lions 1957
Bill George 1974Linebacker Chicago Bears 19521965
Los Angeles Rams 1966
Joe Gibbs ^1996Coach Washington Redskins 19811992,
Frank Gifford 1977Halfback / Flanker New York Giants 19521960,
Sid Gillman 1983Coach Los Angeles Rams 19551959
Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers19601969, 1971
General Manager19601970
Coach / General Manager Houston Oilers 19731974
Tony Gonzalez **2019Tight endKansas City Chiefs19972008
Atlanta Falcons20092013
Randy Gradishar 2024Linebacker Denver Broncos 19741983
Otto Graham 1965Quarterback Cleveland Browns (AAFC/ NFL)19461955
Harold "Red" Grange §1963Halfback Chicago Bears 1925, 19291934
New York Yankees (AFL I)1926
New York Yankees (NFL) 1927
Bud Grant 1994Coach Minnesota Vikings 19671983, 1985
Darrell Green **2008Cornerback Washington Redskins 19832002
Joe Greene **1987Defensive tackle Pittsburgh Steelers 19691981
Kevin Greene 2016Linebacker Los Angeles Rams 19851992
Pittsburgh Steelers 19931995
Carolina Panthers 1996, 19981999
San Francisco 49ers 1997
Forrest Gregg **1977Offensive tackle / Guard Green Bay Packers 1956, 19581970
Dallas Cowboys 1971
Bob Griese 1990Quarterback Miami Dolphins 19671980
Russ Grimm 2010Guard Washington Redskins 19811991
Lou Groza 1974Offensive tackle / Kicker Cleveland Browns (AAFC/ NFL)19461959,
Ray Guy [3] 2014Punter Oakland/ Los Angeles Raiders 19731986
Joe Guyon 1966Halfback Canton Bulldogs 19191920
Washington Senators 1921
Cleveland Indians 1921
Oorang Indians 19221923
Rock Island Independents 1924
Kansas City Cowboys 19241925
New York Giants 1927
George Halas §1963NFL co-organizern/a1920
Team owner Decatur Staleys/
Chicago Staleys/
Chicago Bears
Offensive End
Two-Way Performer
Defensive end
Two-Way Performer
Charles Haley 2015Defensive end/ Linebacker San Francisco 49ers 19861991, 19981999
Defensive end Dallas Cowboys 19921996
Jack Ham **1988Outside Linebacker Pittsburgh Steelers 19711982
Dan Hampton 2002Defensive tackle/ End Chicago Bears 19791990
Chris Hanburger ^ [3] 2011Linebacker Washington Redskins 19651978
John Hannah **1991Guard New England Patriots 19731985
Cliff Harris [3] 2020Free Safety Dallas Cowboys 19701979
Franco Harris **1990Running back Pittsburgh Steelers 19721983
Seattle Seahawks 1984
Marvin Harrison 2016Wide receiver Indianapolis Colts 19962008
Bob Hayes [3] 2009Wide receiver Dallas Cowboys 19651974
San Francisco 49ers 1975
Mike Haynes 1997Cornerback New England Patriots 19761982
Los Angeles Raiders 19831989
Ed Healey 1964Tackle
Pre-Modern Era:
Two-Way Performer
Rock Island Independents 19201922
Chicago Bears 19221927
Mel Hein §1963Center
Pre-Modern Era:
Two-Way Performer
New York Giants 19311945
Ted Hendricks 1990Linebacker Baltimore Colts 19691973
Green Bay Packers 1974
Oakland/ Los Angeles Raiders 19751983
Pete Henry §1963Tackle
Pre-Modern Era:
Two-Way Performer

Canton Bulldogs 19201923,
New York Giants 1927
Pottsville Maroons 19271928
Arnie Herber 1966Quarterback Green Bay Packers 19301940
New York Giants 19441945
Devin Hester 2024Wide receiver/Return specialist Chicago Bears 20062013
Atlanta Falcons 20142015
Baltimore Ravens 2016
Seattle Seahawks 2016
Bill Hewitt 1971End
Pre-Modern Era:
Two-Way Performer
Chicago Bears 19321936
Philadelphia Eagles 19371939, 1943
Gene Hickerson [3] 2007Guard Cleveland Browns 19581973
Winston Hill [3] 2020Offensive TackleNew York Jets19631976
Los Angeles Rams1977
Clarke Hinkle 1964Fullback
Two-Way Performer
Green Bay Packers 19321941
Two-Way Performer
Elroy (Crazylegs) Hirsch 1968Halfback Chicago Rockets (AAFC)19461948
Flanker / Halfback Los Angeles Rams 19491957
Paul Hornung [4] 1986Halfback/ Placekicker Green Bay Packers 19571962,
Ken Houston **1986Safety Houston Oilers 19671972
Washington Redskins 19731980
Chuck Howley ^ [3] 2023LinebackerChicago Bears19581959
Dallas Cowboys19611973
Cal Hubbard §1963Tackle
Pre-Modern Era:
Two-Way Performer
New York Giants 19271928, 1936
Green Bay Packers 19291933, 1935
Pittsburgh Pirates 1936
Sam Huff 1982Linebacker New York Giants 19561963
Washington Redskins 19641967, 1969
Claude Humphrey [3] 2014Defensive end Atlanta Falcons 19681974
Philadelphia Eagles 19791981
Lamar Hunt ^1972AFL Co-Foundern/a1959
Team ownerDallas Texans (AFL)/
Kansas City Chiefs
Steve Hutchinson 2020GuardSeattle Seahawks20012005
Minnesota Vikings20062011
Tennessee Titans2012
Don Hutson §1963Offensive End
Two-Way Performer
Green Bay Packers 19351945
Two-Way Performer
Michael Irvin 2007Wide receiver Dallas Cowboys 19881999
Rickey Jackson ^2010Linebacker/ Defensive end New Orleans Saints 19811993
San Francisco 49ers 1994–1995
Edgerrin James 2020Running BackIndianapolis Colts19992005
Arizona Cardinals20062008
Seattle Seahawks2009
Andre Johnson 2024Wide Receiver Houston Texans 20032014
Indianapolis Colts 2015
Tennessee Titans 2016
Calvin Johnson **2021Wide Receiver Detroit Lions 20072015
Jimmy Johnson ^1994Cornerback San Francisco 49ers 19611976
Jimmy Johnson 2020CoachDallas Cowboys19891993
Miami Dolphins19961999
John Henry Johnson [3] 1987Fullback San Francisco 49ers 19541956
Detroit Lions 19571959
Pittsburgh Steelers 19601965
Houston Oilers 1966
Charlie Joiner 1996Wide receiver Houston Oilers 19691972
Cincinnati Bengals 19721975
San Diego Chargers19761986
Deacon Jones **1980Defensive end Los Angeles Rams 19611971
San Diego Chargers19721973
Washington Redskins 1974
Jerry Jones ^2017Team owner, President, General ManagerDallas Cowboys1989present
Stan Jones ^ [3] 1991Offensive tackle / Guard Chicago Bears 19541962
Defensive tackle19621965
Washington Redskins 1966
Walter Jones **2014Offensive tackle Seattle Seahawks 19972008
Henry Jordan [3] 1995Defensive tackle Cleveland Browns 19571958
Green Bay Packers 19591969
Sonny Jurgensen 1983Quarterback Philadelphia Eagles 19571963
Washington Redskins 19641974
Alex Karras [3] 2020Defensive TackleDetroit Lions19581962
Jim Kelly **2002Quarterback Buffalo Bills 19861996
Leroy Kelly [3] 1994Running back Cleveland Browns 19641973
Cortez Kennedy 2012Defensive tackle Seattle Seahawks 19902000
Walt Kiesling 1966Guard
Pre-Modern Era:
Two-Way Performer
Duluth Eskimos 19261927
Pottsville Maroons 1928
Chicago Cardinals 19291933
Chicago Bears 1934
Green Bay Packers 19351936
Pittsburgh Pirates 19371938
Coach Pittsburgh Pirates/ Steelers 19391942
Steagles 1943
Card-Pitt 1944
Frank "Bruiser" Kinard 1971Tackle
Pre-Modern Era:
Two-Way Performer
Brooklyn Dodgers/ Tigers 19381944
New York Yankees (AAFC)19461947
Joe Klecko ^ [3] 2023Defensive End/ Defensive Tackle/ Nose TackleNew York Jets19771987
Indianapolis Colts1988
Jerry Kramer [3] 2018GuardGreen Bay Packers19581968
Paul Krause 1998Safety Washington Redskins 19641967
Minnesota Vikings 19681979
Earl "Curly" Lambeau §1963Founder Green Bay Packers 1919
General Manager19191949
Coach Chicago Cardinals 19501951
Washington Redskins 19521953
Jack Lambert **1990Middle Linebacker Pittsburgh Steelers 19741984
Tom Landry **1990Coach Dallas Cowboys 19601988
Dick "Night Train" Lane 1974Cornerback Los Angeles Rams 19521953
Chicago Cardinals 19541959
Detroit Lions 19601965
Jim Langer **1987Center Miami Dolphins 19701979
Minnesota Vikings 19801981
Willie Lanier 1986Middle Linebacker Kansas City Chiefs 19671977
Steve Largent **1995Wide receiver Seattle Seahawks 19761989
Yale Lary 1979Safety/ Punter Detroit Lions 19521953,
Dante Lavelli 1975Offensive End Cleveland Browns (AAFC/ NFL)19461956
Ty Law 2019CornerbackNew England Patriots19952004
New York Jets2005, 2008
Kansas City Chiefs20062007
Denver Broncos2009
Bobby Layne **1967Quarterback/ Placekicker Chicago Bears 1948
New York Bulldogs 1949
Detroit Lions 19501958
Pittsburgh Steelers 19581962
Dick LeBeau ^ [3] 2010Cornerback Detroit Lions 19591972
Alphonse "Tuffy" Leemans ^ [3] 1978Halfback/ Fullback New York Giants 19361943
Coach/ Halfback/ Fullback1943
Marv Levy 2001Coach Kansas City Chiefs 19781982
Buffalo Bills 19861997
Ray Lewis **2018Middle LinebackerBaltimore Ravens19962012
Bob Lilly **1980Defensive tackle Dallas Cowboys 19611974
Floyd Little ^ [3] 2010Running back Denver Broncos 19671975
Larry Little 1993Guard San Diego Chargers19671968
Miami Dolphins 19691980
James Lofton 2003Wide receiver Green Bay Packers 19781986
Los Angeles Raiders 19871988
Buffalo Bills 19891992
Los Angeles Rams 1993
Philadelphia Eagles 1993
Vince Lombardi ^1971General Manager Green Bay Packers 19591968
Washington Redskins 1969
Howie Long 2000Defensive end Oakland/ Los Angeles Raiders 19811993
Ronnie Lott **2000Cornerback/ Safety San Francisco 49ers 19811990
Los Angeles Raiders 19911992
New York Jets 19931994
Sid Luckman 1965Quarterback Chicago Bears 19391950
William R. Lyman 1964Tackle
Pre-Modern Era:
Two-Way Performer
Canton Bulldogs 192223, 1925
Cleveland Bulldogs 1924
Frankford Yellow Jackets 1925
Chicago Bears 19261934
John Lynch 2021Safety Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19932003
Denver Broncos 20042007
Tom Mack 1999Guard Los Angeles Rams 19661978
John Mackey 1992Tight end Baltimore Colts 19631971
San Diego Chargers1972
John Madden [3] 2006Coach Oakland Raiders 19691978
Peyton Manning **2021Quarterback Indianapolis Colts 19982011
Denver Broncos 20122015
Tim Mara §1963Team owner / Founder New York Giants 19251959
Wellington Mara 1997Team owner / Team Administrator New York Giants 19372005
Gino Marchetti **1972Defensive end Dallas Texans (NFL) 1952
Baltimore Colts 19531964, 1966
Dan Marino **2005Quarterback Miami Dolphins 19831999
George Preston Marshall §1963Team owner / Founder Boston Braves/
Boston Redskins/
Washington Redskins
Curtis Martin 2012Running back New England Patriots 19951997
New York Jets 19982005
Ollie Matson **1972Halfback Chicago Cardinals 1952, 19541958
Los Angeles Rams 19591962
Detroit Lions 1963
Philadelphia Eagles 19641966
Bruce Matthews **2007
  • Guard – 166 games
  • Center – 87 games
  • Tackle – 39 games
Houston Oilers/
Tennessee Oilers/
Tennessee Titans
Kevin Mawae 2019Center/GuardSeattle Seahawks19941997
New York Jets19982005
Tennessee Titans20062009
Don Maynard 1987Wide receiver New York Giants 1958
New York Titans/ Jets (AFL)19601972
St. Louis Cardinals1973
George McAfee 1966Halfback Chicago Bears 19401941,
Mike McCormack 1984Offensive tackle New York Yanks 1951
Defensive lineman Cleveland Browns 1954
Offensive tackle19551962
Randall McDaniel 2009Guard Minnesota Vikings 19881999
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20002001
Tommy McDonald [3] 1998Wide receiver Philadelphia Eagles 19571963
Dallas Cowboys 1964
Los Angeles Rams 19651966
Atlanta Falcons 1967
Cleveland Browns 1968
Hugh McElhenny **1970Halfback San Francisco 49ers 19521960
Minnesota Vikings 19611962
New York Giants 1963
Detroit Lions 1964
Steve McMichael 2024Defensive tackle New England Patriots 1980
Chicago Bears 19811993
Green Bay Packers 1994
Art McNally 2022Supervisor of officialsn/a19681990
John "Blood" McNally §1963Halfback Milwaukee Badgers 19251926
Duluth Eskimos 19261927
Pottsville Maroons 1928
Green Bay Packers 19291933,
Pittsburgh Pirates 1934, 19371938
Mike Michalske 1964Guard
Pre-Modern Era:
Two-Way Performer
New York Yankees (AFL I)1926
New York Yankees (NFL) 19271928
Green Bay Packers 19291935, 1937
Wayne Millner 1968Offensive End Boston/Washington Redskins 19361941, 1945
Coach / Offensive End1945
Sam Mills 2022Linebacker New Orleans Saints 19861994
Carolina Panthers 19951997
Bobby Mitchell ^1983Flanker/ Halfback/ Kickoff / Punt Returner Cleveland Browns 19581961
Washington Redskins 19621968
Ron Mix ^1979Offensive tackle Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers19601969
Oakland Raiders 1971
Art Monk 2008Wide receiver Washington Redskins 19801993
New York Jets 1994
Philadelphia Eagles 1995
Joe Montana **2000Quarterback San Francisco 49ers 19791992
Kansas City Chiefs 19931994
Warren Moon **2006Quarterback Houston Oilers 19841993
Minnesota Vikings 19941996
Seattle Seahawks 19971998
Kansas City Chiefs 19992000
Lenny Moore 1975Halfback Baltimore Colts 19561967
Randy Moss **2018Wide receiverMinnesota Vikings19982004, 2010
Oakland Raiders20052006
New England Patriots20072010
Tennessee Titans2010
San Francisco 49ers2012
Marion Motley 1968Fullback Cleveland Browns (AAFC/ NFL)19461953
Pittsburgh Steelers 1955
Mike Munchak 2001Guard Houston Oilers 19821993
Anthony Muñoz **1998Offensive tackle Cincinnati Bengals 19801992
George Musso ^ [3] 1982Tackle, Guard
Pre-Modern Era:
Two-Way Performer
Chicago Bears 19331944
Bronko Nagurski §1963Fullback
Two-Way Performer
Chicago Bears 19301937, 1943
Two-Way Performer
Joe Namath 1985Quarterback New York Jets 19651976
Los Angeles Rams 1977
Greasy Neale 1969Coach Philadelphia Eagles 19411950
Ernie Nevers §1963Fullback Duluth Eskimos 19261927
Fullback Chicago Cardinals 19291931
Ozzie Newsome 1999Tight end Cleveland Browns 19781990
Ray Nitschke **1978Middle Linebacker Green Bay Packers 19581972
Chuck Noll **1993Coach Pittsburgh Steelers 19691991
Leo Nomellini 1969Defensive tackle San Francisco 49ers 19501963
Bill Nunn ^2021Scout Pittsburgh Steelers 19682014
Jonathan Ogden **2013Offensive tackle Baltimore Ravens 1996–2007
Merlin Olsen **1982Defensive tackle Los Angeles Rams 19621976
Jim Otto **1980Center Oakland Raiders 19601974
Steve Owen 1966Tackle
Pre-Modern Era:
Two-Way Performer
Kansas City Cowboys 19241925
Cleveland Bulldogs 1925
New York Giants 19261931, 1933
Terrell Owens 2018Wide receiverSan Francisco 49ers19962003
Philadelphia Eagles20042005
Dallas Cowboys 20062008
Buffalo Bills2009
Cincinnati Bengals2010
Orlando Pace 2016Offensive tackle St. Louis Rams 19972008
Chicago Bears 2009
Alan Page 1988Defensive tackle Minnesota Vikings 19671978
Chicago Bears 19781981
Bill Parcells 2013Coach New York Giants 1983–1990
New England Patriots 1993–1996
New York Jets 1997–1999
Dallas Cowboys 2003–2006
Ace Parker ^ [3] 1972Quarterback Brooklyn Dodgers 19371941
Yanks 1945
New York Yankees (AAFC)1946
Jim Parker **1973Guard/Tackle Baltimore Colts 19571967
Walter Payton **1993Running back Chicago Bears 19751987
Drew Pearson [3] 2021Wide receiver Dallas Cowboys 19731983
Julius Peppers **2024Defensive EndCarolina Panthers20022009, 20172018
Chicago Bears20102013
Green Bay Packers20142016
Joe Perry 1969Fullback San Francisco 49ers (AAFC/NFL)19481960, 1963
Baltimore Colts 19611962
Pete Pihos ^1970End
Pre-Modern Era:
Two-Way Performer
Philadelphia Eagles 19471955
Troy Polamalu **2020Safety Pittsburgh Steelers 20032014
Bill Polian 2015General Manager Buffalo Bills 19861992
Carolina Panthers 19951997
Indianapolis Colts 19982008
Team President19982011
Fritz Pollard ^ [3] 2005Halfback Akron Pros/ Indians
(1919 pre-NFL)
Milwaukee Badgers 1922
Hammond Pros 1923, 1925
Providence Steam Roller 1925
Coach [5] Akron Pros [5] 1921
Hammond Pros 1925
John Randle 2010Defensive tackle Minnesota Vikings 19902000
Seattle Seahawks 20012003
Hugh "Shorty" Ray 1966Technical Advisor on Rules,
Supervisor of Officials
Andre Reed 2014Wide receiver Buffalo Bills 19851999
Washington Redskins 2000
Ed Reed **2019Free SafetyBaltimore Ravens20022012
New York Jets2013
Houston Texans2013
Dan Reeves 1967Team owner Cleveland/ Los Angeles Rams 19411971
Mel Renfro 1996Safety/ Cornerback Dallas Cowboys 19641977
Darrelle Revis **2023CornerbackNew York Jets20072012, 20152016
Tampa Bay Buccaneers2013
New England Patriots2014
Kansas City Chiefs2017
Jerry Rice **2010Wide receiver San Francisco 49ers 19852000
Oakland Raiders 20012004
Seattle Seahawks 2004
Les Richter ^ [3] 2011Linebacker/Center/Kicker Los Angeles Rams 19541962
John Riggins 1992Running back New York Jets 19711975
Washington Redskins 19761979,
Ken Riley ^ [3] 2023CornerbackCincinnati Bengals19691983
Jim Ringo 1981Center Green Bay Packers 19531963
Philadelphia Eagles 19641967
Willie Roaf 2012Offensive tackle New Orleans Saints 19932001
Kansas City Chiefs 20022005
Dave Robinson ^ [3] 2013Linebacker Green Bay Packers 1963–1972
Washington Redskins 1973–1974
Johnny Robinson 2019SafetyDallas Texans (AFL)/
Kansas City Chiefs
Andy Robustelli 1971Defensive end Los Angeles Rams 19511955
New York Giants 19561964
Art Rooney 1964Team owner / Founder Pittsburgh Pirates/ Steelers 19331988
Dan Rooney 2000Team owner Pittsburgh Steelers 19552017
Team administrator19552003
Pete Rozelle 1985General Manager Los Angeles Rams 19571959
NFL Commissionern/a19601989
Ed Sabol ^2011Founder of NFL Films n/a1964–1995
Steve Sabol 2020 NFL Films co-foundern/a1964–2012
Barry Sanders ** [4] 2004Running back Detroit Lions 19891998
Charlie Sanders ^ [3] 2007Tight end Detroit Lions 19681977
Deion Sanders **2011Cornerback/ Kick Returner Atlanta Falcons 19891993
San Francisco 49ers 1994
Dallas Cowboys 19951999
Washington Redskins 2000
Baltimore Ravens 20042005
Warren Sapp **2013Defensive tackle Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1995–2003
Oakland Raiders 2004–2007
Gale Sayers **1977Halfback Chicago Bears 19651971
Joe Schmidt 1973Linebacker Detroit Lions 19531965
Tex Schramm ^1991Team administrator Los Angeles Rams 19471956
Dallas Cowboys 19601989
Junior Seau 2015Linebacker San Diego Chargers19902002
Miami Dolphins 20032005
New England Patriots 20062009
Lee Roy Selmon ^1995Defensive end Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19761984
Richard Seymour 2022Defensive end/ Tackle New England Patriots 20012008
Oakland Raiders 20092012
Shannon Sharpe 2011Tight end Denver Broncos 19901999,
Baltimore Ravens 20002001
Billy Shaw ^ [3] 1999Guard Buffalo Bills (AFL)19611969
Art Shell 1989Offensive tackle Oakland/ Los Angeles Raiders 19681982
Donnie Shell [3] 2020Defensive BackPittsburgh Steelers19741987
Will Shields 2015Guard Kansas City Chiefs 19932006
Don Shula **1997Coach Baltimore Colts 19631969
Miami Dolphins 19701995
O. J. Simpson ** [4] 1985Running back Buffalo Bills 19691977
San Francisco 49ers 19781979
Mike Singletary **1998Middle Linebacker Chicago Bears 19811992
Duke Slater [3] 2020Tackle
Pre-Modern Era:
Two-Way Performer
Milwaukee Badgers1922
Rock Island Independents19221925
Chicago Cardinals19261931
Jackie Slater **2001Offensive tackle Los Angeles/ St. Louis Rams 19761995
Bruce Smith **2009Defensive end Buffalo Bills 19851999
Washington Redskins 20002003
Emmitt Smith **2010Running back Dallas Cowboys 19902002
Arizona Cardinals 20032004
Jackie Smith 1994Tight endSt. Louis Cardinals19631977
Dallas Cowboys 1978
Mac Speedie [3] 2020EndCleveland Browns19461952
Ed Sprinkle [3] 2020End
Pre-Modern Era:
Two-Way Performer
Chicago Bears19441955
Bob St. Clair ^ [3] 1990Offensive tackle San Francisco 49ers 19531963
Ken Stabler [3] 2016Quarterback Oakland Raiders 19701979
Houston Oilers 19801981
New Orleans Saints 19821984
John Stallworth 2002Wide receiver Pittsburgh Steelers 19741987
Dick Stanfel [3] 2016Guard Detroit Lions 19521955
Washington Redskins 19561958
Bart Starr **1977Quarterback Green Bay Packers 19561971
Roger Staubach ** [4] 1985Quarterback Dallas Cowboys 19691979
Ernie Stautner 1969Defensive tackle Pittsburgh Steelers 19501963
Jan Stenerud **1991Placekicker Kansas City Chiefs 19671979
Green Bay Packers 19801983
Minnesota Vikings 19841985
Dwight Stephenson 1998Center Miami Dolphins 19801987
Michael Strahan 2014Defensive end New York Giants 19932007
Hank Stram ^ [3] 2003CoachDallas Texans (AFL)/
Kansas City Chiefs
New Orleans Saints 19761977
Ken Strong 1967Halfback / Placekicker Staten Island Stapletons 19291932
New York Giants 19331935, 1939
Halfback New York Yankees (AFL II)19361937
Joe Stydahar 1967Tackle
Pre-Modern Era:
Two-Way Performer
Chicago Bears 19361942,
Coach Los Angeles Rams 19501952
Chicago Cardinals 19531954
Lynn Swann 2001Wide receiver Pittsburgh Steelers 19741982
Paul Tagliabue 2020NFL Commissionern/a19892006
Fran Tarkenton 1986Quarterback Minnesota Vikings 19611966,
New York Giants 19671971
Charley Taylor 1984Wide receiver Washington Redskins 19641975, 1977
Jason Taylor **2017Defensive EndMiami Dolphins19972007, 2009, 2011
Washington Redskins2008
New York Jets2010
Jim Taylor 1976Fullback Green Bay Packers 19581966
New Orleans Saints 1967
Lawrence Taylor **1999Linebacker New York Giants 19811993
Derrick Thomas 2009Linebacker Kansas City Chiefs 19891999
Emmitt Thomas ^ [3] 2008Cornerback Kansas City Chiefs 19661978
Joe Thomas **2023Offensive TackleCleveland Browns20072017
Thurman Thomas 2007Running back Buffalo Bills 19881999
Miami Dolphins 2000
Zach Thomas 2023LinebackerMiami Dolphins19962007
Dallas Cowboys2008
Jim Thorpe §1963Halfback/Coach Canton Bulldogs
191517, 1919
1st NFL President n/a1920
Coach / Halfback Canton Bulldogs 1920
Cleveland Indians 1921
Oorang Indians 19221923
Halfback Rock Island Independents 19241925
New York Giants 1925
Canton Bulldogs 1926
Chicago Cardinals 1928
Mick Tingelhoff [3] 2015Center Minnesota Vikings 19621978
Andre Tippett 2008Linebacker New England Patriots 19821993
Y. A. Tittle 1971Quarterback Baltimore Colts (AAFC/ NFL)
(1947–50 Colts folded)
San Francisco 49ers 19511960
New York Giants 19611964
LaDainian Tomlinson **2017Running Back San Diego Chargers20012009
New York Jets20102011
George Trafton 1964Center
Pre-Modern Era:
Two-Way Performer
Decatur Staleys/
Chicago Staleys/
Chicago Bears
Charley Trippi 1968Halfback Chicago Cardinals 19471955
Emlen Tunnell 1967Safety New York Giants 19481958
Green Bay Packers 19591961
Bulldog Turner 1966Center
Pre-Modern Era:
Two-Way Performer
Chicago Bears 19401952
Johnny Unitas **1979Quarterback Baltimore Colts 19561972
San Diego Chargers1973
Gene Upshaw **1987Guard Oakland Raiders 19671981
Brian Urlacher **2018LinebackerChicago Bears20002012
Norm Van Brocklin 1971Quarterback Los Angeles Rams 19491957
Philadelphia Eagles 19581960
Steve Van Buren 1965Halfback Philadelphia Eagles 19441951
Dick Vermeil 2022Coach Philadelphia Eagles 19761982
St. Louis Rams 19971999
Kansas City Chiefs 20012005
Doak Walker [3] [4] 1986Halfback / Placekicker Detroit Lions 19501955
Bill Walsh 1993Coach San Francisco 49ers 19791988
DeMarcus Ware 2023Linebacker/ Defensive EndDallas Cowboys20052013
Denver Broncos20142016
Paul Warfield **1983Wide receiver Cleveland Browns 19641969,
Miami Dolphins 19701974
Kurt Warner 2017Quarterback St. Louis Rams 19982003
New York Giants 2004
Arizona Cardinals 20052009
Bob Waterfield 1965Quarterback Cleveland/ Los Angeles Rams 19451952
Mike Webster 1997Center Pittsburgh Steelers 19741988
Kansas City Chiefs 19891990
Roger Wehrli 2007CornerbackSt. Louis Cardinals19691982
Arnie Weinmeister ^ [3] 1984Defensive tackleNew York Yankees (AAFC)19481949
New York Giants 19501953
Randy White **1994Defensive tackle Dallas Cowboys 19751988
Reggie White **2006Defensive end/ Tackle Philadelphia Eagles 19851992
Green Bay Packers 19931998
Carolina Panthers 2000
Dave Wilcox ^ [3] 2000Linebacker San Francisco 49ers 19641974
Aeneas Williams 2014Cornerback Phoenix /Arizona Cardinals 19912000
St. Louis Rams 20012002
Bill Willis ^ [3] 1977Defensive Middle Guard Cleveland Browns (AAFC/ NFL)19461953
Patrick Willis 2024Linebacker San Francisco 49ers 20072014
Larry Wilson **1978SafetySt. Louis Cardinals19601972
Ralph C. Wilson 2009AFL Co-Foundern/a1959
Team owner / Founder Buffalo Bills (AFL/ NFL)19592014
Kellen Winslow 1995Tight end San Diego Chargers19791987
Alex Wojciechowicz 1968Center
Pre-Modern Era:
Two-Way Performer
Detroit Lions 19381946
Philadelphia Eagles 19461950
Ron Wolf 2015General Manager Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19761978
Green Bay Packers 19912001
Willie Wood 1989Safety Green Bay Packers 19601971
Charles Woodson ** [4] 2021Cornerback/ Safety Oakland Raiders 19982005, 20132015
Green Bay Packers 20062012
Rod Woodson **2009Cornerback/ Safety/ Kick Returner Pittsburgh Steelers 19871996
San Francisco 49ers 1997
Baltimore Ravens 19982001
Oakland Raiders 20022003
Rayfield Wright [3] 2006Offensive tackle Dallas Cowboys 19671979
Ron Yary 2001Offensive tackle Minnesota Vikings 19681981
Los Angeles Rams 1982
Bryant Young 2022Defensive end/ Tackle San Francisco 49ers 19942007
George Young 2020Director of player personnelMiami Dolphins19751978
General managerNew York Giants19791997
Senior vice president of football operationsn/a19982001
Steve Young **2005Quarterback Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19851986
San Francisco 49ers 19871999
Jack Youngblood 2001Defensive end Los Angeles Rams 19711984
Gary Zimmerman 2008Offensive tackle Minnesota Vikings 19861992
Denver Broncos 19931997


1 Selected in first year of eligibility [19]
2 Charter member [20]
3 Senior nominee [4]
4 Heisman Trophy Winner [21]
5 As head coach of the Akron Pros in 1921, Fritz Pollard became the first African American coach in NFL history. [22]

Inductees who have played for non-NFL teams

Through 2021, Billy Shaw is the only player in the Hall of Fame who has never played in the NFL; he played the entirety of his career with the Buffalo Bills in the AFL. While the hall recognizes NFL teams which had previously been in the AFL, AAFC, or been independent/Ohio League, other professional football league's franchises are not considered primary teams to the individuals who have contributed to them. Here is a list of individuals who have contributed to other professional leagues at some point in their career. As of 2022, four players have contributed to AFL I, one to AFL II, one to AFL III, three to the American Association, three to the Arena Football League, one to the Indoor Football League, eleven to the Canadian Football League, four to the World Football League, seven to the United States Football League, two to the Continental Football League, two for NFL Europe, one for the 1960s United Football League, one for Western Pennsylvania Professional Football Circuit, and eleven played for independent teams (several of which played in the NFL at some point). The Ohio League had five individuals contribute, the All-America Football Conference had fifteen, and the American Football League which merged with the NFL had thirty-nine Hall of Famers play for the league. Bill Polian founded the Alliance of American Football, but he was inducted into the hall in 2015 and the league started in 2019. As previously stated, for CFL stars, there is a corresponding Canadian Football Hall of Fame; only one player, Warren Moon, and two coaches, Bud Grant and Marv Levy, are enshrined in both halls. Again for the Arena Football League, there is also a corresponding Arena Football Hall of Fame; similarly, one player, Kurt Warner, has been enshrined into both halls. The Indoor Football League has also established a Hall of Fame, of which Terrell Owens played one season, thus no players have been inducted into both halls. Owens has also played in the Fan Controlled Football since 2022, five years after his enshrinement into the Hall.

(Note that this list only includes contributors in the same field for which they were inducted; thus, though Doak Walker and Steve Van Buren were inducted to the Hall of Fame as players, their coaching work in the Continental Football League is not counted here.)

Harold "Red" Grange 1963Halfback AFL I New York Yankees*1926
Earl "Curly" Lambeau 1963FounderIndependent Green Bay Packers*1919
General Manager19191920
Ray Flaherty 1976Offensive End AFL I Los Angeles Wildcats 1926
Mike Michalske 1964Guard
Pre-Modern Era:
Two-Way Performer
AFL I New York Yankees*1926
Art Rooney 1964Owner / General Manager / Coach Western Pennsylvania Professional Football Circuit Hope-Harvey/ Majestic Radios/ J.P. Rooneys* (precursor to the Pittsburgh Steelers)19211932
Ken Strong 1967Halfback AFL II New York Yankees 19361937
American Association Jersey City Giants1938, 1940
Paul Brown 1967Coach / General Manager All-America Football Conference Cleveland Browns*19461949
Sid Luckman 1965Quarterback American Association Newark Bears [lower-alpha 1] 1939
George Halas 1963End
Pre-Modern Era:
Two-Way Performer
Independent Hammond All-Stars*1919
Chicago Stayms1920
John "Blood" McNally 1963Halfback AFL III Buffalo Indians 1941
Jim Thorpe 1963Halfback/Coach Ohio League (Pre-NFL) Canton Bulldogs*191517, 1919
Independent Tampa Cardinals 1926
Joseph Carr 1963CoachIndependent Columbus Panhandles*19011903
Ohio League (Pre-NFL)1904, 19071918
Team owner / General Manager1904, 19071919
Jimmy Conzelman 1964CoachIndependent St. Louis Gunners*1931
Guy Chamberlin 1965End
Pre-Modern Era:
Two-Way Performer
Ohio League (Pre-NFL) Canton Bulldogs*1919
John "Paddy" Driscoll 1965QuarterbackIndependent Hammond All-Stars/ Pros*1917, 1919
Otto Graham 1965Quarterback All-America Football Conference Cleveland Browns*19461949
Joe Guyon 1966Halfback Ohio League (Pre-NFL) Canton Bulldogs*1919
Independent Union Quakers of Philadelphia 1921
Steve Owen 1966Tackle
Pre-Modern Era:
Two-Way Performer
Independent Hartford Blues*1925
Coach Canadian Football League Toronto Argonauts 1959
Calgary Stampeders 1960
Saskatchewan Roughriders 19611962
United Football LeagueSyracuse Stormers1963
Elroy (Crazylegs) Hirsch 1968Halfback All-America Football Conference Chicago Rockets 19461948
Marion Motley 1968Fullback All-America Football Conference Cleveland Browns 19461949
Greasy Neale 1969Coach Ohio League (Pre-NFL) Dayton Triangles*1918
Independent Ironton Tanks 1930
Joe Perry 1969Fullback All-America Football Conference San Francisco 49ers*19481949
Frank "Bruiser" Kinard 1971Tackle
Pre-Modern Era:
Two-Way Performer
Independent/Military programFleet City Blue Jackets1945
All-America Football Conference New York Yankees 19461947
Vince Lombardi 1971GuardIndependent Wilmington Clippers 1937
American Association Brooklyn Eagles1938
Lamar Hunt 1972AFL Co-Founder AFL (Pre-merger)n/a1959
Team owner Dallas Texans/ Kansas City Chiefs*19591969
Ace Parker 1972Quarterback All-America Football Conference New York Yankees 1946
Lou Groza 1974Offensive tackle / Kicker All-America Football Conference Cleveland Browns*19461949
Dante Lavelli 1975Offensive End All-America Football Conference Cleveland Browns*19461949
Len Ford 1976Defensive end All-America Football Conference Los Angeles Dons 19481949
Bill Willis 1977Defensive Middle Guard All-America Football Conference Cleveland Browns*19461949
Lance Alworth 1978Flanker AFL (Pre-merger) San Diego Chargers*19621969
Weeb Ewbank 1978Coach AFL (Pre-merger) New York Jets*19631969
Ron Mix 1979Offensive tackle AFL (Pre-merger) Los Angeles/ San Diego Chargers*19601969
Jim Otto 1980Center AFL (Pre-merger) Oakland Raiders*19601969
George Blanda 1981Quarterback / Placekicker AFL (Pre-merger) Houston Oilers*19601966
Oakland Raiders 19671969
Bobby Bell 1983Linebacker/ Defensive end AFL (Pre-merger) Kansas City Chiefs*19631969
Sid Gillman 1983Coach / General Manager AFL (Pre-merger) Los Angeles/ San Diego Chargers*19601969
Paul Warfield 1983Wide receiver World Football League Memphis Southmen 1975
Willie Brown 1984Cornerback AFL (Pre-merger) Denver Broncos*19631966
Oakland Raiders*19671969
Arnie Weinmeister 1984Defensive tackle All-America Football Conference New York Yankees/ Brooklyn-New York Yankees 19481949
Canadian Football League BC Lions 19541955
Frank Gatski 1985Center All-America Football Conference Cleveland Browns*19461956
Joe Namath 1985Quarterback AFL (Pre-merger) New York Jets*19651969
O. J. Simpson 1985Running back AFL (Pre-merger) Buffalo Bills*1969
Ken Houston 1986Safety AFL (Pre-merger) Houston Oilers*19671969
Willie Lanier 1986Middle Linebacker AFL (Pre-merger) Kansas City Chiefs*19671969
Larry Csonka 1987Fullback AFL (Pre-merger) Miami Dolphins*19681969
World Football League Memphis Southmen 1975
Len Dawson 1987Quarterback AFL (Pre-merger) Dallas Texans/ Kansas City Chiefs*19621969
John Henry Johnson 1987Fullback Canadian Football League Calgary Stampeders 1953
AFL (Pre-merger) Houston Oilers*1966
Don Maynard 1987Wide receiver Canadian Football League Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1959
AFL (Pre-merger) New York Titans/ Jets*19601969
World Football League Houston Texans/ Shreveport Steamer 1974
Gene Upshaw 1987Guard AFL (Pre-merger) Oakland Raiders*19671969
Fred Biletnikoff 1988Wide receiver AFL (Pre-merger) Oakland Raiders*19651969
Canadian Football League Montreal Alouettes 1980
Art Shell 1989Offensive tackle AFL (Pre-merger) Oakland Raiders*19681969
Buck Buchanan 1990Defensive tackle AFL (Pre-merger) Kansas City Chiefs*19631969
Bob Griese 1990Quarterback AFL (Pre-merger) Miami Dolphins*19671969
Jan Stenerud 1991Placekicker AFL (Pre-merger) Kansas City Chiefs*19671969
Al Davis 1992Coach AFL (Pre-merger) Oakland Raiders*19631965
General Manager19631969
Team owner19661969
AFL Commissioner n/a 1966
Larry Little 1993Guard AFL (Pre-merger) San Diego Chargers*19671968
Miami Dolphins*1969
Bud Grant 1994Coach Canadian Football League Winnipeg Blue Bombers 19571966
Leroy Kelly 1994Running back World Football League Chicago Fire 1974
Jim Finks 1995Team administrator Canadian Football League Calgary Stampeders 19571964
Charlie Joiner 1996Wide receiver AFL (Pre-merger) Houston Oilers*1969
Billy Shaw 1999Guard AFL (Pre-merger) Buffalo Bills*19611969
Nick Buoniconti 2001Linebacker AFL (Pre-merger) Boston Patriots*19621968
Miami Dolphins*1969
Marv Levy 2001Coach Canadian Football League Montreal Alouettes 19731977
United States Football League Chicago Blitz 1984
George Allen 2002Coach United States Football League Chicago Blitz 1983
Arizona Wranglers 1984
Jim Kelly 2002Quarterback United States Football League Houston Gamblers 19841985
Elvin Bethea 2003Defensive end AFL (Pre-merger) Houston Oilers*19681969
Joe DeLamielleure 2003Guard Arena Football League Charlotte Rage 1992
Hank Stram 2003Coach AFL (Pre-merger) Dallas Texans/ Kansas City Chiefs*19601969
Fritz Pollard 2005HalfbackIndependent Union Club of Phoenixville 1920
Gilberton Catamounts 1924
Anthracite League 1925
CoachIndependent Chicago Black Hawks 1928
Steve Young 2005Quarterback United States Football League Los Angeles Express 19841985
John Madden 2006Coach AFL (Pre-merger) Oakland Raiders*1969
Warren Moon 2006Quarterback Canadian Football League Edmonton Eskimos 19781983
Reggie White 2006Defensive end United States Football League Memphis Showboats 19841985
Emmitt Thomas 2008Cornerback AFL (Pre-merger) Kansas City Chiefs*19661969
Gary Zimmerman 2008Offensive tackle United States Football League Los Angeles Express 19841985
Ralph C. Wilson 2009AFL Co-Founder AFL (Pre-merger)n/a1959
Team owner / Founder Buffalo Bills*19591969
Bill Walsh 1993Coach Continental Football League San Jose Apaches 1967
Curley Culp 2013Defensive tackle AFL (Pre-merger) Kansas City Chiefs*19681969
Ron Wolf 2015Personnel administrator AFL (Pre-merger) Oakland Raiders*19631969
Ken Stabler 2016Quarterback Continental Football League Spokane Shockers 1968
AFL (Pre-merger) Oakland Raiders*19681969
Kurt Warner 2017Quarterback Arena Football League Iowa Barnstormers 19951997
NFL Europe Amsterdam Admirals 1998
Bobby Beathard 2018Personnel administrator AFL (Pre-merger) Kansas City Chiefs*1963, 19661967
Terrell Owens 2018Wide Receiver Indoor Football League Allen Wranglers 2012
Fan Controlled Football FCF Zappers 2022
Knights of Degen2022present
Pat Bowlen 2019Team owner Arena Football League Colorado Crush 20032008
Johnny Robinson 2019Safety AFL (Pre-merger) Dallas Texans/ Kansas City Chiefs*19601969
Bill Polian 2015Personnel administrator Canadian Football League Montreal Alouettes
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
United States Football League Chicago Blitz 1984
Founder Alliance of American Football n/a2019
Winston Hill 2021Offensive Tackle AFL (Pre-merger) New York Jets*19631969
Duke Slater 2021Tackle
Pre-Modern Era:
Two-Way Performer
AFL I Rock Island Independents*1926
Mac Speedie 2021End All-America Football Conference Cleveland Browns*19461949
Canadian Football League Saskatchewan Roughriders 19531954
BC Lions 1955
Art McNally 2022Supervisor of Officiating World League n/a1991–1995

"*" indicates that a team had at one point in their existence participated in the NFL.

The following are current and defunct professional football leagues which as of 2020 have had no Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductees play for:


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