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List of American Football Conference East Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees

The list of inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame includes players, coaches, and contributors (e.g., owners and team or league officials) who have "made outstanding contributions to professional football". The "charter" class of seventeen was selected in 1963.[1] As of 2015, 295 individuals have been enshrined.[2] Of these, 38 have played for, coached, or contributed to the Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, or New York Jets.[2]

Enshrinees are selected by a 44-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 seven individuals are selected each year.[3] Any person may nominate an individual to the hall, provided the nominee has not played or coached for at least five seasons prior to the nomination. Not including the charter class, 69 players have been inducted in their first year of eligibility.[4]

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.[3] These nominees are referred as "Seniors nominees" (formerly "old-timer" nominees).[5]

Hall of Famers by team

Tables updated through the Class of 2015


  • Hall of Famers who made the major part of their primary contribution for any club have a bronze star in the right column. 20px
  • Hall of Famers who spent only a minor portion of their career with a club are listed without the star, and the team list where they made their major contribution is linked in the column.
  • These tables use the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinees by Team list[6] to credit the Hall of Famers with stars.
  • The statistical and biographical information came from the NFL Hall of Fame website.[7]

Buffalo Bills

Hall of Famers with a 20px made the Major Part of their Primary Contribution to the Bills
Buffalo Bills
Inductee Class Position Seasons Major part of Primary Contribution[6]
DeLamielleure, JoeJoe DeLamielleure 2003 Offensive Guard 1973–1979
1985
20px Part of the Electric Company offensive line who turned the Juice loose ('OJ' Simpson). Played in 185 consecutive games. Six Pro Bowls.
Also had major impact for the Cleveland Browns
Kelly, JimJim Kelly 2002 Quarterback 1986–1996 20px 4 Consecutive AFC Championships and Super Bowls, Master of "No-Huddle" offense
LeBeau, DickDick LeBeau 2010 Asst. Head Coach 2003 Detroit Lions as a Cornerback
Levy, MarvMarv Levy 2001 Coach
General Manager
1986–1997
2006–2007
20px Designed high-powered “No-Huddle" offense, four consecutive Super Bowl appearances, 1988 NFL Coach of the Year, AFC Coach of the Year 1988, 1993, 1995
Lofton, JamesJames Lofton 2003 Wide Receiver 1989–1992 Green Bay Packers
Polian, BillBill Polian 2015 Personnel Director

General Manager
1984

1985–1992
20px Turned fortunes around of three different teams with eight combined championship games, five Super Bowls appearances; Guided Buffalo to four straight division titles, three Super Bowl berths; Led Carolina to NFC championship in just second season; Colts GM for eight division titles, two Super Bowl appearances and Super Bowl XLI win; Named NFL’s Executive of Year by The Sporting News six times [8]
Also had major impact for the Indianapolis Colts
Reed, AndreAndre Reed 2014 Wide Receiver 1985–1999 20px Fourth round pick by Buffalo, 1985; His 941 career receptions are third all-time at the time of his retirement; 13,198 career receiving yards; Known for his “yards after catch,”; His 13 seasons with 50-plus receptions second only to Jerry Rice; All-AFC four times; Seven Pro Bowls [9]
Ringo, JimJim Ringo 1981 Coach
Off. Coordinator
1976–1977
1985–1988
Green Bay Packers as a Center
Shaw, BillyBilly Shaw 1999 Offensive Guard 1961–1969 20px 8 AFL All-Star games - All Time AFL Team
Simpson, O. J.O. J. Simpson 1985 Running Back 1969–1977 20px First 2000 yard rushing season, 3 Player of the year awards
Smith, BruceBruce Smith 2009 Defensive End 1985–1999 20px NFL's all-time career sack leader (200), 13 seasons with 10 or more sacks (NFL record)
Thomas, ThurmanThurman Thomas 2007 Running Back 1988–1999 20px His ability to catch the ball as well as run with it was a key ingredient to the Bills' "No-Huddle" offensive attack, 5 straight Pro-Bowls
Wilson, RalphRalph Wilson 2009 Team owner 1959–2014 20px Original owner in the American Football League - known among NFL owners as "the voice of reason,”for his ability to tackle some of the NFL's toughest issues.
  • All Career Highlights listed at the Pro Football Hall of Fame website.[6]
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Miami Dolphins

Hall of Famers with a 20px made the Major Part of their Primary Contribution to the Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
Inductee Class Position Seasons Major part of Primary Contribution[6]
Buoniconti, NickNick Buoniconti 2001 Linebacker 1969–1974
1976
20px Thirteenth-round AFL draft pick, 1962 but made starting lineup with Patriots. Five AFL All-Star Games with Patriots, one with Dolphins. Two Pro Bowls after merger. Leader on Miami's "No-Name Defense". Played in three Super Bowls, including the "Perfect" 17-0 squad. First team All-AFL/AFC eight times. Named to All-Time AFL team, 1969.
Also had major impact for the Boston Patriots
Carter, CrisCris Carter 2013 Wide Receiver 2002 Minnesota Vikings
Csonka, LarryLarry Csonka 1987 Fullback 1968–1974
1979
20px No. 1 draft pick, 1968. Powerful runner. Only 21 fumbles in 1,891 carries. Over 1000 yards rushing three seasons. Four-time All-AFC, Five Pro Bowls. MVP in Super Bowl VIII. Made comeback with 1979 Dolphins.
Griese, BobBob Griese 1990 Quarterback 1967–1980 20px No. 1 draft pick, 1967. Led ball-control offense. Super Bowl VII win capped the "Perfect" season. QB for three AFC titles, also Super Bowl VIII win. NFL Player of the Year, 1971. All-Pro twice, All-AFC three times. Two AFL All-Star games, six AFC-NFC Pro Bowls. Career Record: 25,092 yards, 192 TDs, 77.1 rating passing; 994 yards, 7 TDs rushing
Langer, JimJim Langer 1987 Offensive Lineman 1970–1979 20px Signed as free agent, 1970. Played every offensive down in perfect 1972 season, and only had help on three of 500 blocking assignments. First-team All-Pro four times; All-AFC five straight years. Three AFC title games, three Super Bowls, six Pro Bowls
Little, LarryLarry Little 1993 Guard 1969–1980 20px Free-agent signee with 1967 Chargers. Traded to Miami, 1969. Won starting right guard job. Excellent as pulling guard on sweeps. Outstanding pass blocker. All-Pro six years. Five-time Pro Bowls. Started in three Super Bowls
Marino, DanDan Marino 2005 Quarterback 1983–1999 20px At retirement, was the most prolific passer in NFL history – Career statistics: 4,967 completions, 8,358 attempts for 61,361 yards, 420 touchdowns, all records at the time. First player ever to pass for 5,000 yards in a season. Had then-record 48 TDs, 1984. Thirteen 3,000-yard seasons. First or second team All-Pro eight times. Elected to nine Pro Bowls
Parcells, BillBill Parcells 2013 Executive Vice President of Football Operations 2008-2010 New York Giants as a Coach
Seau, JuniorJunior Seau 2015 Linebacker 2003–2005 San Diego Chargers
Shula, DonDon Shula 1997 Coach 1970–1995 20px Most wins of any coach in NFL history. Regular-season record: 328-156-6, .676. Overall record: 347-173-6, .665. First head coaching job at age 33. Seven straight winning seasons with Colts. Only 2 losing seasons in 26 years in Miami. Coached in six Super Bowls. Won Super Bowls VII, VIII. Coached only 17-0 perfect season in NFL history, 1972. Played seven season as defensive back/halfback with Browns, Colts, Redskins.
Stephenson, DwightDwight Stephenson 1998 Center 1980–1987 20px Great blocker with quick charge off snap. Best center of his time. All-Pro, All-AFC five straight years, 1983-1987. Five consecutive Pro Bowls. Starting center in Super Bowls XVII, XIX and 1982, 1984, 1985 AFC championship games. Dolphins’offensive captain.
Thomas, ThurmanThurman Thomas 2007 Running Back 2000 Buffalo Bills
Warfield, PaulPaul Warfield 1983 Wide Receiver 1970–1974 20px Cleveland star before 1970 trade to Miami. Opened up Dolphins ball control offense. Precise pattern runner, excellent blocker. Career 427 passes, 8,565 yards, 85 touchdowns. Amazing 20.1-yard per catch average. Elected to eight Pro Bowls.
Also had major impact with the Cleveland Browns
  • All Career Highlights listed at the Pro Football Hall of Fame website.[6]
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New England Patriots

Team Names
Boston Patriots New England Patriots
1960–1970 1971–present
Left Column Color
= With the Boston Patriots
= With the New England Patriots


Hall of Famers with a 20px made the Major Part of their Primary Contribution to the Patriots
New England Patriots
Inductee Class Position Seasons Major part of Primary Contribution[6]
Berry, RaymondRaymond Berry 1973 Coach 1984–1989 Baltimore Colts as a Wide Receiver
Buoniconti, NickNick Buoniconti 2001 Linebacker 1962–1968 20px Thirteenth-round AFL draft pick, 1962 but made starting lineup with Patriots. Big contributor to Pat's 1963 AFL Division title. Five AFL All-Star Games with Patriots, one with Dolphins. Two Pro Bowls after merger. Played in three Super Bowls, including the "Perfect" 17-0 squad. First team All-AFL/AFC eight times. Named to All-Time AFL team, 1969.
Also had major impact for the Miami Dolphins
Hannah, JohnJohn Hannah 1991 Offensive Guard 1973–1985 20px First-round draft pick, 1973. Played in spite of many injuries. Excellent pass protector, run blocker, and pulling guard on sweeps. All-Pro 10 years, 1976-1985. Four-time NFLPA Offensive Lineman of Year. Selected to nine Pro Bowls.
Haynes, MikeMike Haynes 1997 Cornerback 1976–1982 20px Patriots’ No. 1 draft pick and first defensive back selected overall, 1976. Eight interceptions in rookie season. Career stats: 46 interceptions for 688 yards, two TDs; 112 punt returns for 1,168 yards, two TDs. Super Bowl XVIII starter with 1 intercepted pass. Nine Pro Bowls. All-AFC eight times.
Also had major impact for the Los Angeles Raiders
Martin, CurtisCurtis Martin 2012 Running Back 1995–1997 New York Jets
Parcells, BillBill Parcells 2013 Linebackers Coach
Coach
1980
1993–1996
New York Giants
Ringo, JimJim Ringo 1981 Off. Coordinator 1979–1981 Green Bay Packers as a Center
Seau, JuniorJunior Seau 2015 Linebacker 2006–2009 San Diego Chargers
Tippett, AndreAndre Tippett 2008 Linebacker 1982–1993 20px Then team record 18.5 sacks, 1984. AFC Defensive Player of the Year during Patriots Super Bowl season with 16.5 sacks, 1985. 1987 AFC Sack leader,12.5 sacks. At time of retirement, held team marks for career sacks, sacks in a season, opponent fumbles recovered. NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1980s
  • All Career Highlights listed at the Pro Football Hall of Fame website.[6]
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New York Jets

Team Names
New York Titans New York Jets
1960–62 1963–present
Left Column Color
= With the New York Titans
= With the New York Titans and New York Jets
= With the New York Jets
Hall of Famers with a 20px made the Major Part of their Primary Contribution to the Jets
New York Jets
Inductee Class Position Seasons Major part of Primary Contribution[6]
Baugh, SammySammy Baugh 1963 Coach 1960–1961 Washington Redskins as a Quarterback
Ewbank, WeebWeeb Ewbank 1978 Coach
General Manager
1963–1973 File:StarIconBronze.png Only coach to win world championships in both NFL, AFL. NFL title 1958, 1959 Colts. Then coached 1968 Jets AFL, Super Bowl III winner. First pro head coach job at age of 47. His winning formula was effective building programs and great quarterbacks. 130 career coaching wins.
Also had major impact for the Baltimore Colts
Lott, RonnieRonnie Lott 2000 Cornerback/ Safety 1993–1994 San Francisco 49ers
Martin, CurtisCurtis Martin 2012 Running Back 1998–2005 File:StarIconBronze.png AFC rushing leader as rookie. Second player in NFL to start career with 10 straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons. Team rushing leader every season. Career-high 1,697 yards, won NFL rushing title, 2004. His 14,101 rushing yards was fourth all-time at his retirement. Scored 90 rushing, 10 receiving TDs.
Maynard, DonDon Maynard 1987 Wide Receiver 1960–1972 File:StarIconBronze.png First player to sign with 1960 AFL Titans. Caught career-high 72 passes, 1960. Had over 50 catches, 1,000 yards receiving five different seasons. All-time AFL team, 1969. Three AFL All-Star games. Formed outstanding pass-catch duo with Joe Namath at QB. Career: 633 receptions for 11,834 yards, 18.7-yard average, 88 TDs, 532 points.
Monk, ArtArt Monk 2008 Wide Receiver 1994 Washington Redskins
Namath, JoeJoe Namath 1985 Quarterback 1965–1976 File:StarIconBronze.png $400,000 signing during NFL/AFL bidding wars, 1965 AFL New York Jets. Backed up his Super Bowl III "guarantee" of victory by leading a 16-7 upset of Colts. Career record - Passed for 27,663 yards, 173 TDs. First QB to pass more than 4,000 yards in one season. Three TD passes in 1968 AFL title game. Member of AFL all-time team. Was the 1968 AFL Player of Year. Four AFL All-Star games, one AFC-NFC Pro Bowl.
Parcells, BillBill Parcells 2013 Coach
General Manager
1997–1999
1997–2000
New York Giants as Coach
Riggins, JohnJohn Riggins 1992 Running Back 1971–1975 File:StarIconBronze.png No. 1 draft pick, 1971. A 1005 yard rusher for Jets, 1975. Rushed for 11,352 yards, 104 TDs; 2,090 yards receiving; 13,442 combined net yards, 116 TDs. Super Bowl XVII Most Valuable Player, 166 rushing yards, 43-yard winning touchdown. Five 1,000-yard rushing seasons. All-NFL, 1983.
Also had major impact for the Washington Redskins
Turner, BulldogBulldog Turner 1966 Coach 1962 Chicago Bears as a center
Wolf, RonRon Wolf 2015 Player Personnel Director 1990–1991 Green Bay Packers as General Manager
  • All Career Highlights listed at the Pro Football Hall of Fame website.[6]
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See also

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References

  1. ^ "History of the Pro Football Hall of Fame". ProFootballHallofFame.com. Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinees". Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Selection Process". ProFootballHallofFame.com. Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame Yearly Finalists". Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Senior Nominees, 1972–2010". ProFootballHallofFame.com. Retrieved 22 January 2010. [dead link]
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Members by Team List". ProFootballHallofFame.com. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  7. ^ http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/
  8. ^ "Polian hall of Fame page". Pro Football HOF. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Andre Reed Hall of Fame page". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 

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