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

This is a list of inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame that 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, with 58 having played for, coached, or contributed to a team from the North division of the American Football Conference (Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, and Pittsburgh Steelers). [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. 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).[4]

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[5] to credit the Hall of Famers with stars.
  • The statistical and biographical information came from the NFL Hall of Fame website.[6]

Baltimore Ravens

Hall of Famers with a 20px made the Major Part of their Primary Contribution to the Ravens
Baltimore Ravens
Inductee Class Position Seasons Major part of Primary Contribution[5]
Newsome, OzzieOzzie Newsome 1999 General Manager 2002–present Cleveland Browns as a Tight End
Ogden, JonathanJonathan Ogden 2013 Offensive Tackle 1996–2007 20px Taken in 1st round (4th player overall) in 1996, Eleven-time Pro Bowl selection, nine-time All-Pro. Super Bowl XXXV champion. 2000's All-Decade Team. Strong pass protector and effective run blocker. NFL Alumni’s NFL Offensive Lineman of the Year, 2002
Sanders, DeionDeion Sanders 2011 Cornerback, Kick Returner 2004–2005 Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys
Sharpe, ShannonShannon Sharpe 2011 Tight End 2000–2001 Denver Broncos
Singletary, MikeMike Singletary 1998 Linebackers Coach 2003–2004 Chicago Bears as a Middle Linebacker
Woodson, RodRod Woodson 2009 Cornerback, Safety,
Kick Returner
1998–2001 Pittsburgh Steelers

Cincinnati Bengals

Hall of Famers with a 20px made the Major Part of their Primary Contribution to the Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
Inductee Class Position Seasons Major part of Primary Contribution[5]
Brown, PaulPaul Brown 1967 Team owner / GM
Cleveland Browns as a Coach
Gregg, ForrestForrest Gregg 1977 Coach 1980–83 Green Bay Packers as an Offensive Lineman
Joiner, CharlieCharlie Joiner 1996 Wide Receiver 1972–1975 San Diego Chargers
LeBeau, DickDick LeBeau 2010 Coach 2000–2002 Detroit Lions as a Cornerback
Muñoz, AnthonyAnthony Muñoz 1998 Offensive Tackle 1980–1992 20px All-Pro 11 consecutive years, 1981-1991. Elected to 11 straight Pro Bowls. Offensive Lineman of the Year 1981, 1987, 1988. Selected to NFL's 75th Anniversary All-Time Team.
  • All Career Highlights listed at the Pro Football Hall of Fame website.[5]

Cleveland Browns

Hall of Famers with a 20px made the Major Part of their Primary Contribution To The Browns
Cleveland Browns
Inductee Class Position Seasons Major part of Primary Contribution[5]
Atkins, DougDoug Atkins 1982 Defensive End 1953–1954 Chicago Bears
Brown, JimJim Brown 1971 Running Back 1957–1965 20px Led NFL rushers eight years. All-NFL eight of nine years. NFL's Most Valuable Player, 1957, 1958, 1965. Rookie of the Year, 1957. Played in nine straight Pro Bowls. 756 points scored
Brown, PaulPaul Brown 1967 Coach
General Manager
1946–1962 20px Organized Browns in AAFC, 1946. Built Cleveland dynasty with 167-53-8 record, four AAFC titles, three NFL titles, only one losing season in 17 years
Davis, WillieWillie Davis 1981 Defensive End 1958–1959 Green Bay Packers
Dawson, LenLen Dawson 1987 Quarterback 1960–1961 Kansas City Chiefs
DeLamielleure, JoeJoe DeLamielleure 2003 Offensive Guard 1980–1984 20px Won All-Rookie honors. Played in 185 consecutive games, All-Pro 1975 through 1980.
Also had major impact for the Buffalo Bills
Ford, LenLen Ford 1976 Defensive End 1950–1957 20px All-NFL honors five times, 1951-1955. Played in four Pro Bowls. Recovered 20 opponents' fumbles in career. In the 1954 NFL championship game against Detroit, he intercepted two passes as the Browns beat the Lions, 56-10.
Gatski, FrankFrank Gatski 1985 Offensive Lineman 1946–1956 20px Played in 11 championship games in 12 years with his teams winning eight times. All-NFL four years. Played in 1956 Pro Bowl. Never missed a game or practice in high school, college or pro football.
Graham, OttoOtto Graham 1965 Quarterback 1946–1955 20px Led Browns to 10 division or league crowns in 10 years. Best AAFC passer four years, NFL two years. All-league nine of 10 years. Had three TDs running, three TDs passing in 1954 NFL title game. Career passes for 23,584 yards, 174 TDs. Scored 276 points on 46 TDs.
Gregg, ForrestForrest Gregg 1977 Coach 1975–1977 Green Bay Packers as an Offensive Lineman
Groza, LouLou Groza 1974 Offensive Tackle
20px Last of "original" Browns to retire. All-NFL tackle six years. NFL Player of Year, 1954. Nine Pro Bowls. Last-second field goal won 1950 NFL title game. Scored 1,608 points in 21 years. Played in four AAFC, nine NFL title games.
Hickerson, GeneGene Hickerson 2007 Guard 1958–1973 20px Lead blocker for three Hall of Fame running backs – Jim Brown, Bobby Mitchell, and Leroy Kelly. All-NFL five consecutive seasons, 1966-1970. Six straight Pro Bowls
Jordan, HenryHenry Jordan 1995 Defensive Lineman 1957–1958 Green Bay Packers
Kelly, LeroyLeroy Kelly 1994 Running Back 1964–1973 20px 1,000-yard rusher first three years after becoming regular in 1966. Won NFL rushing titles, 1967, 1968. Two-time punt return champion: 1965, 1971. All-NFL five years, Six Pro Bowls.
Lavelli, DanteDante Lavelli 1975 Wide Receiver 1946–1956 20px Top AAFC receiver as rookie, scored winning TD in title game, 1946. Caught 11 passes in 1950 NFL championship. All-AAFC, 1946-1947. All-NFL, 1951, 1953. Had record 24 catches in six NFL title games.
McCormack, MikeMike McCormack 1984 Offensive Tackle 1954–1962 20px Played in first of six Pro Bowls as a rookie. Stole ball to set up key Browns TD, 1954 NFL title game.
McDonald, TommyTommy McDonald 1998 Wide Receiver 1968 Philadelphia Eagles
Mitchell, BobbyBobby Mitchell 1983 Flanker/ Running Back 1958–1961 20px 14,078 combined net yards. Scored 91 touchdowns, caught 521 passes, 8 kick return TDs. All-NFL three times. Played in four Pro Bowl games.
Also had major impact for the Washington Redskins
Motley, MarionMarion Motley 1968 Fullback 1946–1953 20px All-time AAFC rushing champ. NFL rushing title, 1950. All-AAFC four years, All-NFL in 1950. Played in 1951 Pro Bowl.
Newsome, OzzieOzzie Newsome 1999 Tight End 1978–1990 20px Nicknamed “Wizard of Oz". Retired as all-time leading tight end receiver, fourth among all receivers. Caught pass in 150 consecutive games. All-Pro, 1979, 1984. Three Pro Bowls
Noll, ChuckChuck Noll 1993 Guard / Linebacker 1953–1959 Pittsburgh Steelers as a Coach
Shula, DonDon Shula 1997 Defensive Back 1951–1952 Miami Dolphins as a Coach
Warfield, PaulPaul Warfield 1983 Wide Receiver 1964–1969
20px Fast, precise pattern runner, sure-handed, excellent blocker. Caught 427 passes for 8,565 yards, 85 touchdowns. 20.1-yard per catch average. All-NFL six years. Eight Pro Bowls.
Also had major impact with the Miami Dolphins
Willis, BillBill Willis 1977 Defensive Guard 1946–1953 20px His 1946 contract permanently broke pro football's "color barrier”a full year in advance of Jackie Robinson. Touchdown-saving tackle against Giants in 1950 NFL title game. All-AAFC three years. All-NFL, 1950-1953. Three NFL Pro Bowls
  • All Career Highlights listed at the Pro Football Hall of Fame website.[5]

Pittsburgh Steelers

Team Names
Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Steelers Steagles Card-Pitt
1933–1939 1940–1942 1945–present 1943 1944
Left Column Color
= With the Pittsburgh Pirates
= With the Pittsburgh Pirates, Steagles, Card-Pitt, and Steelers
= With the Steagles, Card-Pitt, and Pittsburgh Steelers
= With the Pittsburgh Steelers
Hall of Famers with a 20px made the Major Part of their Primary Contribution To The Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
Inductee Class Position Seasons Major part of Primary Contribution[5]
Bell, BertBert Bell 1963 Team co-owner
Philadelphia Eagles Founder
NFL Commissioner
Bettis, JeromeJerome Bettis 2015 Running Back 1996–2005 20px Rams 1st round pick (10th player overall) in 1993 and was Rookie of Year; Leading rusher for Steelers eight times; Eight 1,000-plus yard seasons tied for third-best at retirement; 13,662 career rushing yards was fifth all-time; Six Pro Bowls
Blount, MelMel Blount 1989 Cornerback 1970–1983 20px All-Pro four years. NFL defensive MVP, 1975. Played in four Super Bowls, five Pro Bowls, 200 of 201 regular-season games. Career totals: 13 opponents' fumble recoveries, 57 interceptions, 736 yards. Had key interception in Super Bowl IX
Bradshaw, TerryTerry Bradshaw 1989 Quarterback 1970–1983 20px First pick, 1970 draft. NFL MVP, 1978. Eight AFC Central, four Super Bowl titles - MVP in Super Bowls XIII, XIV - Super Bowl records: nine TDs, 932 yards; post-season records: 30 TDs, 3,833 yards.
Butler , JackJack Butler 2012 Cornerback 1951–1959 20px Free agent, 1951. Intercepted five passes as rookie. Record-tying four interceptions vs. Redskins, Dec. 13, 1953. Set then record with two interception returns for TDs, 1954. NFL's second all-time leading interceptor at retirement. Voted to four Pro Bowls. All-NFL three straight seasons. NFL's All-Decade Team of the 1950s
Dawson, DermonttiDermontti Dawson 2012 Center 1988–2000 20px Replaced Hall of Fame center Mike Webster. Named Co-AFC Offensive Lineman of the Year by NFL Players Association, 1993. Played in 170 consecutive games. First-team All-Pro six consecutive years (1993-1998) - Played in seven consecutive Pro Bowls (1993–99)
Dawson, LenLen Dawson 1987 Quarterback 1957–1959 Kansas City Chiefs
Dudley, BillBill Dudley 1966 Running Back 1942,
20px Number 1 draft pick, 1942. "Offense, Defense, Special Teams Triple crown" (NFL rushing, interception, punt return titles), 1946. Most Valuable Player, 1946. All-NFL, 1942, 1946. Gained 8,217 combined net yards, scored 478 points, 23 interceptions.
Also had major impact for the Lions and Redskins
Finks, JimJim Finks 1995 Quarterback
Defensive Back
1949–1955 Team administrator with Vikings, Bears, Saints
Greene , JoeJoe Greene 1987 Defensive Tackle 1969–1981 20px NFL Defensive Player of Year, 1972, 1974 - All-Pro or All-AFC nine years - Four Super Bowls, six AFC title games, 10 Pro Bowls
Ham, JackJack Ham 1988 Linebacker 1971–1982 20px Earned starting left linebacker job as rookie. Career record: 25 1/2 sacks, 21 opponents' fumbles recovered, 32 interceptions. Many big plays on defense. All-AFC or All-Pro seven years, 1973-1979. Eight straight Pro Bowls.
Harris, FrancoFranco Harris 1990 Running Back 1972–1983 20px No. 1 draft pick, 1972. Big-back for Steelers offense. Powerful work horse. All-Pro, 1977, All-AFC three times. Voted to nine Pro Bowls. MVP in Super Bowl IX. Rushed for 1,000 yards in eight seasons, 100 yards, 47 games. In 19 post-season games he ran for 1,556 yards, including record 354 in Super Bowls. 100 career TDs and 14,622 combined yards.
Hubbard, CalCal Hubbard 1963 Offensive Lineman 1936 Green Bay Packers
Johnson, John HenryJohn Henry Johnson 1987 Fullback 1960–1965 20px Steelers' No. 2 draft pick, 1953. With McElhenny Perry, and Tittle he completed "Million Dollar Backfield", in San Francisco. Excellent blocker, hard to tackle runner. Had his best years in Pittsburgh, 1,000 yards rushing in 1962, 1964. Career totals - 6,803 yards rushing with 48 TDs, 1,478 yds receiving and 7 TDs.
Kiesling, WaltWalt Kiesling 1966 Guard/Def. Lineman


20px 34-year career as pro player, assistant coach, head coach. Two-way lineman with six NFL teams. Featured on Bears' unbeaten team, 1934. All-NFL, 1929, 1930, 1932. Also co-head coach of 1943 Steagles, 1944 Card-Pitt teams. Coached Steelers to first winning season, 1942.
Lambert, JackJack Lambert 1990 Middle Linebacker 1974–1984 20px Two-time NFL Defensive Player of Year - All-Pro eight times. Bone jarring tackles. Nine straight Pro Bowls, 1976-1984. Played in six AFC title games, four Super Bowls - 28 interceptions, 17 fumble recoveries .
Layne, BobbyBobby Layne 1967 Quarterback/ Placekicker 1958–1962 20px Sports Illustrated called him "The Toughest Quarterback Who Ever Lived." When teamed with Coach "Buddy" Parker, as QB and assistant coach, he led Steelers to some of the best seasons up to that time. Last-second TD pass won 1953 NFL title game for Lions. All-NFL, 1952, 1956 -NFL scoring champ, 1956 Career stats: 1,814 completions for 26,768 yards, 196 TDs; 2,451 yards rushing; 372 points scored.
Also had major impact for the Detroit Lions
LeBeau, DickDick LeBeau 2010 Def. Coordinator 1995–1999
Detroit Lions as a Cornerback
McNallyJohn "Blood" McNally 1963 Fullback 1934,
Green Bay Packers
Motley, MarionMarion Motley 1968 Fullback 1955 Cleveland Browns
Munchak, MikeMike Munchak 2001 Off. Line Coach 2014 Tennessee Titans as a Guard
Noll, ChuckChuck Noll 1993 Coach 1969–1991 20px Only coach to go 4-0 in Super Bowls. 23-year record: 209-156-1 in all games. Steelers had never won any title when he took over, 1969. Used good drafting to build up team. Won first-ever championship (AFC Central), 1972. Nine AFC Central titles. Guard-linebacker for Cleveland Browns, 1953-1959
Rooney, ArtArt Rooney 1964 Team owner
General Manager
20px Bought new Pittsburgh Pirates franchise for $2,500 in 1933. Owned team 42 years before first championship. His faith in pro football a sustained the league during the depression years. Signed the much sought after Whizzer White in 1938 for $15000, shocking the NFL
Rooney, DanDan Rooney 2000 Team owner 1955–present 20px 50-plus seasons with family-owned Steelers in many different positions. Appointed team president, 1975. Second father-son combination in the Hall of Fame. Team has won six Super Bowls including two after his induction.
Stallworth, JohnJohn Stallworth 2002 Wide Receiver 1974–1987 20px Six AFC championship games, four Super Bowls. Caught winning TD on 73-yard reception, Super Bowl XIV. All-Pro, 1979 - Four Pro Bowl games
Stautner, ErnieErnie Stautner 1969 Defensive Tackle 1950–1963 20px Number 2 draft pick, 1950. Played strong defense for 14 years. All-NFL, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1959. - Nine Pro Bowls - Best Lineman Award, 1957 - Career: recovered 23 opponents' fumbles, scored three safeties.
Swann, LynnLynn Swann 2001 Wide Receiver 1974–1982 20px First rd. draft pick, 1974. As rookie, caught game-winning touchdown in AFC championship. Starting receiver second season, with 11 touchdown receptions to lead NFL. MVP, Super Bowl X - All-Pro, 1975, 1977, 1978 -Three Pro Bowls. Amazing leaping ability when making catches.
Webster, MikeMike Webster 1997 Center 1974–1988 20px Not drafted till the 5th round. Did not miss a game for 10 consecutive years, 1976-1985. Missed only four games first 16 seasons. Started 150 consecutive games. Started in four Super Bowls, six AFC championship games. Played in nine Pro Bowls, Captain for 9 years.
Woodson, RodRod Woodson 2009 Cornerback/ Safety/ Kick Returner 1987–1996 20px 1st round draft pick, 1987. Defensive Player of the Year, 1993. Career 71 Interceptions. NFL’s all-time leader in interception return yardage (1,483) at retirement. 11 Pro Bowls. Selected to NFL’s 75th Anniversary Team and NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s.
  • All Career Highlights listed at the Pro Football Hall of Fame website.[5]

See also

All Team Lists

Lists of Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees by team
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Buffalo Bills Baltimore Ravens Houston Texans Denver Broncos
Miami Dolphins Cincinnati Bengals Indianapolis Colts Kansas City Chiefs
New England Patriots Cleveland Browns Jacksonville Jaguars Oakland Raiders
New York Jets Pittsburgh Steelers Tennessee Titans San Diego Chargers
East North South West
Dallas Cowboys Chicago Bears Atlanta Falcons Arizona Cardinals
New York Giants Detroit Lions Carolina Panthers St. Louis Rams
Philadelphia Eagles Green Bay Packers New Orleans Saints San Francisco 49ers
Washington Redskins Minnesota Vikings Tampa Bay Buccaneers Seattle Seahawks
Defunct NFL franchises


  1. ^ "History of the Pro Football Hall of Fame". Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinees". Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Selection Process". Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Senior Nominees, 1972–2013". Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "Members by Team List". Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
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