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UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 1, 2020

Safeties first: Troy Polamalu, State Atwater heading to Pro Football Hall of Fame

He grew his hair so long, it flowed out of his helmet and obscured the name on the back of his jersey. Didn’t matter. Everyone knew where to find Troy …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020

Matt Calkins: Does Seahawks coach Pete Carroll deserve Pro Football Hall of Fame call?

Few will dispute that Carroll is the most successful coach in the organization’s history. And given his consistency, it’s hard to argue that he isn’t one of the best coaches …


Bill Cowher elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame


Reggie Wayne, Troy Polamalu finalists for HOF 2020 in 1st year eligible

Reggie Wayne and Troy Polamalu are among 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s modern-day 2020 class.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Troy Polamalu, Reggie Wayne, Patrick Willis 1st year eligible for Hall of Fame

Safety Troy Polamalu, wide receiver Reggie Wayne and linebacker Patrick Willis are first-year eligible players among the 25 semifinalists of the modern era for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 3, 2019

Defensive backfield trio of Champ Bailey, Ty Law, Ed Reed inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame

Also inducted were Kevin Mawae, Pat Bowlen, Johnny Robinson and Gil Brandt.


Bart Starr remembered at memorial in his native Alabama

An event celebrating Starr’s legacy as a star of professional and college football was held Sunday afternoon at Samford University in suburban Birmingham, Alabama.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019

Slam dunk: Tony Gonzalez makes Pro Football Hall of Fame, along with Champ Bailey, Ed Reed, Ty Law

Towering tight end Tony Gonzalez is heading to the Hall of Fame, to be joined by three defensive backs who spent parts of their career trying to stop him. Champ …


Jim Taylor, fierce fullback for mighty Packers, dies at 83

Jim Taylor, the ferocious Hall of Fame fullback who embodied the Green Bay Packers’ unstoppable ground game during the Vince Lombardi era and helped the team win four NFL titles …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018

Terrell Owens enjoys his personal induction far from Canton

Terrell Owens came in wearing a suit spotted with the Pro Football Hall of Fame logo and swapped that out for the prized gold jacket. His bust? That remained 600 …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018

Ray Lewis urges togetherness and love in Hall of Fame speech

One of the great leaders football has seen, Ray Lewis used his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speech to call for more enlightened leadership in our country.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018

Idaho’s Jerry Kramer takes his place among pro football’s greatest

The long, long wait for Jerry Kramer has ended. At last, the star guard of the Green Bay Packers has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018

Idaho Vandals’ Jerry Kramer among those joining football’s most exclusive club

Joining the most exclusive club in football truly hit home Friday for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2018.


Pro Football Hall of Fame won’t acknowledge Terrell Owens at ceremonies, will mail him gold jacket

Terrell Owens spurned the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and now Canton is returning the favor.


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018

Terrell Owens says he will give HOF induction speech at Chattanooga

Terrell Owens has decided to celebrate his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame at Chattanooga, where he played college football.


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018

John Blanchette: Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Kramer returns to Sandpoint completely validated

Why Jerry Kramer had to wait more than half his life – 45 years – for a distinction that should have been pro forma will remain a mystery, though joining …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018

Linebackers, receivers headline 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame class

Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher terrorized opposing offenses from the middle of the field. Randy Moss and Terrell Owens did the same to defenses on the outside. The two hard-hitting …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018

Sandpoint High, University of Idaho standout Jerry Kramer elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

In his 11th time as a finalist, Sandpoint High and University of Idaho grad Jerry Kramer was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.


Pro Football Hall of Fame: As he so often did on the field, LaDainian Tomlinson stole the show

With a powerful speech calling for “Team America” to be a place for inclusion and opportunity, LaDainian Tomlinson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night. …


Hall of Famer Kenny Easley thankful for Seahawks owner Paul Allen, stands up for Black Lives Matter

Kenny Easley played seven incredible years as a safety for the Seattle Seahawks from 1981 to 1987 before a contentious ending to his career. On Saturday the five-time Pro Bowler …


Bob Condotta: Who will be the next Seahawks great to make the Hall of Fame?

On Saturday, Kenny Easley became the fourth player who spent his entire career with the Seahawks to be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


Hall-bound Kenny Easley set gold standard for Seahawks in secondary

The request given to Kenny Easley – to compare his game with current Seattle Seahawks Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor – was countered with a laugh and a request of …


LaDainian Tomlinson backs Terrell Owens for Hall of Fame

Count one of the newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, running back LaDainian Tomlinson, among those who feel wide receiver Terrell Owens should have a bust in …


Former Seahawks standout Kenny Easley part of 7-man Hall class

LaDainian Tomlinson, Terrell Davis and Kurt Warner headline the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame class, joined by former Seahawks standout Kenny Easley.


NFL notes: LT, Dawkins, Ward, Taylor make Hall of Fame semifinals

First-year eligibles LaDainian Tomlinson, Hines Ward, Jason Taylor and Brian Dawkins are among 26 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2017.


Brett Favre leads class of eight entering Pro Football Hall of Fame

They came in No. 4 jerseys and wearing cheeseheads. They chanted “Go Pack Go.”


Brett Favre wonders if he really belongs in Hall of Fame

Brett Favre seemed a bit surprised by the question.


Brett Favre, Ken Stabler lead Pro Football Hall of Fame class

Brett Favre and the late Ken Stabler, a pair of kindred-spirit QBs who each won a Super Bowl, were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.


Eight players to be enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame

CANTON, Ohio – Tim Brown kept doing the math as the years ticked by and the phone call from the Pro Football Hall of Fame never came. So did Charles …


Junior Seau, Kurt Warner, Orlando Pace first-time Hall eligibles

Late linebacker Junior Seau headlines a list of 18 finalists up for selection today for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Seau won Defensive Player of the Year for San …