NFL Hall of Fame

Did you know:  William (Pudge) Heffelfinger who played for Yale was paid $500 by the AAA to play in a game against the PAC.  His ledger of this event is considered to be pro footballs birth certificate. The hall of fame opened in 1963 with 17 inductees.  Canton why oh why Canton?  First American Professional Football Association was founded in Canton in 1920.   Also the Canton Bulldogs were two-time champion of the NFL in 1922 and 1923.

The teams with the most inductees as of  August 2020 are:

  1. Chicago Bears: 33
  2. Washington Redskins 31
  3. New York Giants 31
  4. Green Bay Packers: 30
  5. Los Angeles Rams: 30
  6. Pittsburgh Steelers: 27
  7. San Francisco 49ers 27
  8. Oakland Raiders: 26
  9. Dallas Cowboys: 24
  10. Philadelphia Eagles: 22

The Minnesota Vikings have 21 members of this elite group who at one point played for the Vikings or retired a Viking.

No. Name Position(s) Tenure Inducted
1 Warren Moon QB 1994–1996 2006
3 Jan Stenerud K 1984–1985 1991
4 Brett Favre QB 2009–2010 2016
7 Morten Andersen K 2004 2017
10 Fran Tarkenton QB 1961–1966 1972–1978 1986
22 Paul Krause S 1968–1979 1998
39 Hugh McElhenny RB 1961–1962 1970
44 Dave Casper TE 1983 2002
53 Mick Tingelhoff C 1962–1978 2015
56 Chris Doleman DE 1985–1993, 1999 2012
58 Jim Langer C 1980–1981 1987
64 Randall McDaniel G 1988–1999 2009
65 Gary Zimmerman OT 1986–1992 2008
73 Ron Yary OT 1968–1981 2001
76 Steve Hutchinson G 2006–2011 2020
80 Cris Carter WR 1990–2001 2013
81 Carl Eller DE 1964–1978 2004
84 Randy Moss WR 1998–2004, 2010 2018
88 Alan Page DT 1967–1978 1988
93 John Randle DT 1990–2000 2010

We also have 2 coaching staff inducted

Jim Finks General manager 1964–1973 1995
Bud Grant Head coach 1967–1983, 1985 1994

Find the full list of inductees.

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