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List of American Football Conference South 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 29 having coached, played for or contributed to the Indianapolis Colts or the Tennessee Titans. The Houston Texans and the Jacksonville Jaguars, the most recently founded teams in the division, do not have any Hall of Fame inductees.[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 eight 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

Team Enshrinees
Houston 0
Indianapolis 17
Jacksonville 0
Tennessee 13
Total AFC South
Enshrinees
30
  • 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]

Houston Texans

Hall of Famers with a 20px made the Major Part of their Primary Contribution to the Texans
Houston Texans
Inductee Class Position Seasons Major part of Primary Contribution[6]
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Indianapolis Colts

Team Names
Baltimore Colts Indianapolis Colts
1953–1983 1984–present
Left Column Color
= With the Baltimore Colts
= With the Indianapolis Colts
Hall of Famers with a 20px made the Major Part of their Primary Contribution to the Colts
Indianapolis Colts
Inductee Class Position Seasons Major part of Primary Contribution[6]
Berry, RaymondRaymond Berry 1973 Wide Receiver 1955–1967 20px Great pass-catch team with Johnny Unitas. Caught then-record 631 passes for 9,275 yards, 68 touchdowns. All-NFL in 1958, 1959, 1960. Voted to six Pro Bowl games. Set NFL title game record with 12 catches for 178 yards in 1958 overtime game.
Dent, RichardRichard Dent 2011 Defensive End 1996 Chicago Bears
Dickerson, EricEric Dickerson 1999 Running Back 1987–1991 20px Rushed for NFL-record 2,105 yards, 1984. Gained 1,800 or more rushing yards three of first four seasons. Retired as the second all-time leading rusher with 13,259 yards on 2,996 carries. Six Pro Bowls. NFL Rushing leader three times with Rams, once with Colts.
Also had major impact for the Los Angeles Rams
Donovan, ArtArt Donovan 1968 Defensive Tackle 1953–1961 20px First Colt to enter Hall of Fame. Began NFL play as 26-year-old rookie in 1950. All-NFL, 1954 through 1958 - Five Pro Bowls. Son of famous boxing referee of same name. Played at Boston College after World War II Marines duty.
Ewbank, WeebWeeb Ewbank 1978 Coach 1954–1962 20px Only coach to win world championships in both NFL, AFL. His 1958, 1959 Colts won NFL titles, 1968 Jets AFL, Super Bowl III titles. Great ability to judge, young talent. Coached 130 career wins.
Also had major impact for the New York Jets
Faulk, MarshallMarshall Faulk 2011 Running Back 1994–1998 St. Louis Rams
Hendricks, TedTed Hendricks 1990 Linebacker 1969–1973 20px Played in 215 straight games. Eight Pro Bowls, seven AFC title games, four Super Bowls - All-AFC seven times, All-NFC once. Career record: 25 blocked field goals or PATs, 26 interceptions, 16 opponents' fumble recoveries, four safeties.
Also had major impact for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Mackey, JohnJohn Mackey 1992 Tight End 1963–1971 20px Runaway speed, excellent blocker, ability to avoid tackles. Scored six TDs over 50 yards, 1966. In Super Bowl V, caught deflected pass for 75-yard TD. Career record: 331 catches, 5,236 yards, 38 TDs - Second tight end voted into Hall. Three-time All-NFL, Five Pro Bowls.
Marchetti, GinoGino Marchetti 1972 Defensive End 1953–1964
1966
20px Voted top defensive end of NFL's first 50 years. Selected for then-record 11 straight Pro Bowls. All-NFL nine years, 1956-1964. Known for his pass rushing.
McCormack, Mike Mike McCormack 1984 Coach 1980–1981 Cleveland Browns as an Offensive Tackle
Moore, LennyLenny Moore 1975 Running Back 1956–1967 20px No. 1 draft choice, 1956. Rookie of Year, 1956. Started as a flanker, moved to running back in 1961. Scored touchdowns in record 18 straight games, 1963-1965 - 12,451 combined net yards, 5,174 yards rushing, 363 receptions for 6,039 yards, 113 TDs, 678 points. All-NFL five years. Seven Pro Bowls. NFL Player of the Year and Comeback Player of Year, 1964.
Noll, ChuckChuck Noll 1993 Def. Backfield Coach 1966–1968 Pittsburgh Steelers as a Coach
Parker, JimJim Parker 1973 Offensive Guard 1957–1967 20px First full-time offensive lineman named to Hall of Fame. His specialty was protecting quarterback. All-NFL eight straight years, 1958-1965. Played half of 11-year career at tackle, half at guard. Eight Pro Bowl games. No. 1 draft choice in 1957. Outland Trophy winner at Ohio State.
Perry, JoeJoe Perry 1969 Running Back 1961–1962 San Francisco 49ers
Polian, BillBill Polian 2015 Team President

General Manager
1998–2011

1998–2008
20px Turned fortunes around of three different teams with a combined eight 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 Buffalo Bills
Shula, DonDon Shula 1997 Defensive Back
Coach
1953–1956
1963–1969
Miami Dolphins as a Coach
Unitas, JohnnyJohnny Unitas 1979 Quarterback 1956–1972 20px Cut by 1955 Steelers, free agent with 1956 Colts, soon became Colts superstar. Led Colts to 1958, 1959 NFL championships, Super Bowl V win. All-NFL six seasons, Player of Year three times . In 10 Pro Bowls (and 3 MVP awards). Threw at least one TD pass in 47 straight games. 26 games over 300 yards passing.
  • All Career Highlights listed at the Pro Football Hall of Fame website.[6]
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Jacksonville Jaguars

Hall of Famers with a 20px made the Major Part of their Primary Contribution To The Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
Inductee Class Position Seasons Major part of Primary Contribution[6]
none

Tennessee Titans

Team Names
Houston Oilers Tennessee Oilers Tennessee Titans
1960–1996 1997–1998 1999–present
Left Column Color
= With the Houston Oilers
= With the Houston Oilers, Tennessee Oilers and Tennessee Titans
= With the Houston Oilers and Tennessee Titans
Hall of Famers with a 20px made the Major Part of their Primary Contribution
To The Oilers / Titans
Tennessee Titans
Inductee Class Position Seasons Major part of Primary Contribution[6]
Baugh, SammySammy Baugh 1963 Coach 1964 Washington Redskins as a Quarterback
Bethea, ElvinElvin Bethea 2003 Defensive End 1968–1983 20px Oilers' third-round draft pick, 1968. Unofficial 105-career sack total still ranks as team best, so does his unofficial 16 sacks in 1973. Voted to play in eight Pro Bowls. When Elvin retired, he owned three team records relating to service: most seasons (16), most career regular season games played (210), most consecutive regular season games played (135). All-AFC and All-Pro (second team) four times.
Blanda, GeorgeGeorge Blanda 1981 Quarterback/ Kicker 1960–1966 20px Played pro football for 26 years. Oldest person to play in an NFL game: 48 years, 109 days. First player ever to score over 2,000 points. Had 4th quarter game saving drives in five straight 1970 games. Played in every AFL game his team played in for ten years. Passed for 7 TDs one game, 36 in season, 1961. 1961 AFL, 1970 AFC Player of the Year. Career passing totals: 4,007 attempts, 26,920 yards, 236 TDs.
Also had major impact for the Bears and Raiders
Campbell, EarlEarl Campbell 1991 Running Back 1978–1984 20px First player chosen in 1978 NFL Draft. Player of Year, NFL rushing champion, All-Pro, Pro Bowl choice, 1978, 1979, 1980. Season high 1,934 yards rushing with four 200-yard rushing games, 1980. Career totals: 9,407 yards, 74 TDs rushing, 121 receptions, 806 yards. Played in five Pro Bowls.
Casper, DaveDave Casper 2002 Tight End 1980–1983 Oakland / Los Angeles Raiders
Culp, CurleyCurley Culp 2013 Defensive Tackle 1974–1980 20px Five-time Pro Bowl selection, three-time All-Pro. 1969 AFL All-Star, Leader of 1975 Oilers to help team to first winning season in eight years and just second in 13 seasons, NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year and first-team All-Pro, 1975, First- or second-team All-AFC five times, Six Pro Bowls.
Also had major impact for the Kansas City Chiefs
Gillman, SidSid Gillman 1983 Coach / GM 1973–1974 Los Angeles / San Diego Chargers
Houston, KenKen Houston 1986 Safety 1967–1972 20px Slipped to the ninth-round pick, 1967 draft. Later was traded to Redskins for five players, 1973. Named NFL's premier strong safety of the 1970s. Had 49 interceptions for 898 yards, nine TDs. Had scores on blocked FG, fumble, and punt return. Played in two AFL All-Star games, 10 Pro Bowls. All-Pro or All-AFC/NFC eight of nine years, 1971-1979.
Also had major impact for the Washington Redskins
Johnson, John HenryJohn Henry Johnson 1987 Fullback 1966 Pittsburgh Steelers
Joiner, CharlieCharlie Joiner 1996 Wide Receiver 1969–1972 San Diego Chargers
Matthews, BruceBruce Matthews 2007 Offensive Line 1983–2001 20px Houston's first round pick, 1983. At his retirement, Matthews had played in more games (296) than any positional player in NFL history. Did play at every position on offensive line. Went to a record-tying 14 consecutive Pro Bowl teams (9 at guard, 5 at center), 1988-2001. Chosen as guard on NFL's All-Decade Team of the 1990s.
Moon, WarrenWarren Moon 2006 Quarterback 1984–1993 20px Began pro career with CFL's Edmonton Eskimos, winning five straight Grey Cups. Joined with NFL's Houston Oilers, 1984. 17-season NFL career completing 3,988 of 6,823 passes for 49,325 yards, 291 touchdowns, 233 interceptions. His nine 3,000-yard passing seasons was third in league history. Voted to nine Pro Bowls. Also had four 4,000-yard passing seasons. First or second team All-AFC 1988, 1989, 1990. All-Pro, 1990.
Munchak, MikeMike Munchak 2001 Offensive Guard
Coach
1982–1993
2011–2013
20px Oilers' first-round draft pick, and first offensive lineman selected (eighth player overall), 1982. Named starting left guard, rookie season. Named first- or second-team All-Pro ten times. Handled pass or run blocking equally well. Voted to nine Pro Bowls. All-AFC seven times.
  • All Career Highlights listed at the Pro Football Hall of Fame website.[6]
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References

  1. ^ "History of the Pro Football Hall of Fame". ProFootballHallofFame.com. Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "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 "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. 

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