The 2022 College Football Hall of Fame Class will be officially inducted on December 6, 2022, during the 64th National Football Foundation Annual Awards Dinner, and will be forever memorialized at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. The induction ceremony will be presented by actor John Larroquette and televised on ESPN.
The College Football Hall of Fame was founded in 1946 by William C. Hamilton, then president of the American Football Coaches Association. It is located just outside of Atlanta in downtown Atlanta (a short drive from all major colleges and universities in the area). The museum is free to visit with no admission fees. It is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except for Thanksgiving and Christmas days when it is closed.
There are currently four classes of players eligible for election to the College Football Hall of Fame: (1) seniors, (2) members of the 1960s All-America Team, (3) members of the 1970s All-America Team, and (4) coaches. Voters can vote for up to 10 individuals from each class; voters may only select one player from each university.
The National Football Foundation (NFF) established the Hall in 1951 to honor college football players and coaches. The Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame debuted in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, in August 2014. The facility is located at the intersection of Peachtree Street and Auburn Avenue across from the new stadium of the same name.
To be considered for enshrinement, a player must have been accorded posthumous eligibility by at least one national selector. A coach can be voted in if he has been deceased for more than 50 years since the end of the last season he coached. If there are not enough eligible candidates, those who did not make it this year will be skipped and held over for next year's class.
There are two ways to be nominated for the College Football Hall of Fame: through the NFF or through another organization that selects its own individuals. A total of eight players and three coaches are chosen annually by the NFF. The other groups that select players include the Maxwell Club of New York City, the Pro Football Writers Association, and the United States Sports Academy. Coaches can be nominated by their schools or their conferences.
Over a 24-hour span, 28 former players, coaches, and contributors were formally inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. A day after the 20-member 2020 class was immortalized, the eight-member 2021 class received their gold jackets, bronze busts, and an eternal place in Canton, Ohio.
The number of people who have been enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame is 29. The first player to be enshrined was Paul Hornung, who was selected in 1963. Charles Haley was chosen in 1983; he's now considered by many to be one of the best defensive ends of all time. John Hannah, Tony Dorsett, Mike Haynes, Rod Woodson, Bruce Smith, and Kevin Greene were selected in their first years as candidates.
The last player to be drafted but not played in any regular season games was Dave Robinson, who was picked up by the Cincinnati Bengals in 1989. He died just three months later at the age of 38. Robinson's death was reported by multiple sources including ESPN, which said he had tested positive for cocaine use. His death was also confirmed by his family.
Robinson was the first player chosen in the supplemental draft. All picks in this round went to the expansion teams. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took Robinson with their first pick (third overall). He lasted only three seasons in Tampa before dying at age 38. The Pittsburgh Steelers took him with their second selection (seventh overall).
The NFL, American Football League, AAFC, and Ohio League (listed as pre-NFL) clubs are all inducted. The list is comprehensive to the first half of the class of 2021. (elected in 2020 but part of the 2021 class; there was no 2020 class because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic). Sorting Suggestions: Click on the column header to sort by that value.
The Hall of Fame class of 2016 was the first since the modern era began in 1969 to not include a player from every team in the league. The only class in recent years to include more than two players from one team was the 2015 class. That year's voters chose five players from the New England Patriots and four from the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Inductees are selected by the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) and the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). A total of 5 to 10 candidates are recommended for election each year by committees composed of BBWAA members and FWAA members who cover football. Candidates must be retired for at least three years to be considered for induction. Voters can vote for up to 10 individuals per class.
The Hall of Fame class of 2017 had 13 voters from BBWAA and 12 from FWAA. The class was criticized for lacking any first-ballot choices despite having many notable players.
The Centennial Class of 2020 gets inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. CANTON, Ohio (AP) — After waiting decades for the call from the Pro Football Hall of Fame, some had to wait an extra year for the event because of the COVID-19 epidemic. The Class of 2020 was announced Saturday night during a special online ceremony hosted by NFL Network. The class will be enshrined in August at a special virtual enshrinement ceremony.
There has been talk about possibly adding a Football Hall of Fame to match the Baseball Hall of Fame in downtown St. Louis. If it were to happen, it could likely be done in either Chicago or Detroit since both have strong football histories and seem like good candidates for such a thing.
The current players that are eligible for the Hall of Fame include those who have been retired for three years but not yet eligible, current coaches, executives, and scouts. The final five spots per year are filled with individuals who have excelled on the field during the previous season.
Football fans can vote for their favorite players annually until the end of September. The top five contenders will then make it into the next year's class.
Predicting the 2022 Pro Football Hall of Fame class Mike Tanier provides early predictions on who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, as part of the class of 2022.
Canton, Ohio, is home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for three main reasons: (1) On September 17, 1920, the American Professional Football Association, subsequently called the National Football League, was created in Canton;
Why Canton as the location for the Hall of Fame? Canton, Ohio, is home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for three main reasons: (1) On September 17, 1920, the American Professional Football Association, subsequently called the National Football League, was created in Canton;