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List of American Football Conference West 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 57 having played for, coached, or contributed to the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, or San Diego Chargers.[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]

Denver Broncos

Hall of Famers with a 20px made the Major Part of their Primary Contribution
To The Broncos
Denver Broncos
Inductee Class Position Seasons Major part of Primary Contribution[6]
Brown, WillieWillie Brown 1984 Cornerback 1963–1966 Oakland Raiders
Dorsett, TonyTony Dorsett 1994 Running Back 1988 Dallas Cowboys
Elway, JohnJohn Elway 2004 Quarterback
General Manager
20px Led Denver to record 47 fourth quarter comebacks. NFL's Most Valuable Player, 1987. Named All-Pro, 1987 - Elected to nine Pro Bowls. Career stats: 51,475 yards, 300 touchdowns. Started five Super Bowls. Super Bowl XXXIII MVP.
Little, FloydFloyd Little 2010 Running Back 1967–1975 20px Led AFC in rushing, 1970; Broncos' first 1,000-yard rusher; won NFL rushing title, 1971. Named to Five AFL All-Star Games/Pro Bowls. All-AFL/NFL twice, All-AFC first- or second-team four straight years. Retired 7th all-time in rushing yards.
Sharpe, ShannonShannon Sharpe 2011 Tight End 1990–1999
20px At time of retirement, his 815 career receptions, 10,060 yards, 62 TDs were all NFL career records for a tight end. Selected to eight Pro Bowls. Important part of Broncos Super Bowl XXXII and XXXIII and Ravens Super Bowl XXXV championships
Zimmerman, GaryGary Zimmerman 2008 Offensive Tackle 1993–1997 20px Had streak of 169 consecutive starts. With Zimmerman blocking, Broncos led AFC in total combined yards, 1995 and NFL in 1996, 1997. Named to two NFL All-Decade Teams, 1980s, 1990s. Seven Pro Bowls
Also had major impact for the Minnesota Vikings
  • All Career Highlights listed at the Pro Football Hall of Fame website.[6]

Kansas City Chiefs

Team Names
0Dallas Texans (AFL)0 0 Kansas City Chiefs0
1960–1962 1963–present
Left Column Color
= With the Dallas Texans and Kansas City Chiefs
= With the Kansas City Chiefs

Hall of Famers with a 20px made the Major Part of their Primary Contribution to the Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
Inductee Class Position Seasons Major part of Primary Contribution[6]
Allen, MarcusMarcus Allen 2003 Running Back 1993–1997 Los Angeles Raiders
Bell, BobbyBobby Bell 1983 Linebacker/ Defensive End 1963–1974 20px Bidding war for him by AFL-NFL. All-AFL/AFC nine times. All-time AFL Defense 1969. Played in last six AFL All-Star games, first three AFC-NFC Pro Bowls. Nine career touchdowns, one on onside kickoff return, two on fumble returns. - 26 interceptions for 479 yards, six TDs.
Buchanan, BuckBuck Buchanan 1990 Defensive Tackle 1963–1975 20px First player selected in 1963 AFL Draft. Missed only one game in 13 years. Batted down 16 passes, 1967. Four-time All-AFL, All-AFC in 1970, 1971. Led Chiefs defense in Super Bowl I, IV - Six AFL All-Star games, two AFC-NFC Pro Bowls.
Culp, CurleyCurley Culp 2013 Defensive Tackle 1968–1974 20px Key member of KC defense that led team to Super Bowl IV win, 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 Houston Oilers
Dawson, LenLen Dawson 1987 Quarterback 1962–1975 20px Led 1962 Texans, 1966, 1969 Chiefs to AFL crowns. AFL Player of Year, 1962. Won four AFL passing titles. MVP, Super Bowl IV. Six AFL All-Star games, 1972 Pro Bowl.
Hunt, LamarLamar Hunt 1972 Team owner 1959–2006 20px After many attempts to gain NFL franchise, formed the rival American Football League, 1959. Founded Dallas Texans, 1960. His work helped provide AFL with stability during AFL-NFL war. Helped lead merger negotiations with NFL, 1966.
Lanier, WillieWillie Lanier 1986 Middle Linebacker 1967–1977 20px Anchor of Kansas City's great defense. Nicknamed "Contact" because of vicious tackling. Missed only one game his last 10 years. Intercepted 27 passes for 440 yards, two TDs. Best defensive player in Super Bowl IV upset. All-AFL/AFC eight times. Two AFL All-Star games, six AFC-NFC Pro Bowls.
Levy, MarvMarv Levy 2001 Coach 1978–1982 Buffalo Bills
Montana, JoeJoe Montana 2000 Quarterback 1993–1994 San Francisco 49ers
Moon, WarrenWarren Moon 2006 Quarterback 1999–2000 Houston Oilers
Polian, BillBill Polian 2015 Scout 1978–1982 Buffalo Bills, and Indianapolis Colts as General Manager
Roaf, WillieWillie Roaf 2012 Offensive Tackle 2002–2005 New Orleans Saints
Shields, WillWill Shields 2015 Offensive Guard 1993–2006 20px Chiefs 3rd round draft pick, 1993; In the lineup in his first NFL game, never missed a game in career; 224 games played, 223 starts -KC records; 12 straight Pro Bowls; First-Team All-Pro 1999, 2002, 2003; NFL's All-Decade Team of 2000s[8]
Stenerud, JanJan Stenerud 1991 Placekicker 1967–1979 20px First "pure" placekicker elected to Hall. Career totals: 1,699 points on 580 PATs, 373 field goals. Scored 100 or more points seven seasons. Three field goals in Super Bowl IV win. Six Pro Bowls. All-League six years. 17 field goals over 50 yards
Stram, HankHank Stram 2003 Coach 1960–1974 20px Won 1962, 1966, 1969 AFL championships. Coached Chiefs to two Super Bowl appearances. Won Super Bowl IV. Designed "two tight end offense" and "stack defense". AFL Coach of the Year, 1968.
Thomas, DerrickDerrick Thomas 2009 Linebacker 1989–1999 20px Defensive Rookie of the Year. Led NFL with team record 20 sacks with NFL record seven sacks in one game, 1990. Nine Pro Bowls. Recorded most sacks in NFL during 1990s. - 126.5 career sacks. All-NFL three times.
Thomas, EmmittEmmitt Thomas 2008 Cornerback 1966–1978 20px Club-record 58 career interceptions that ranks fourth all-time by pure cornerbacks. AFL leader with nine interceptions, 1969 plus three more interceptions during '69 playoffs including one in Super Bowl IV victory. - 12 interceptions, 1974. Five Pro Bowls. All-AFL/AFC five times. First- or second-team All-NFL 1971, 1974, 1975
Webster, MikeMike Webster 1997 Center 1989–1990 Pittsburgh Steelers
  • All Career Highlights listed at the Pro Football Hall of Fame website.[6]

Oakland Raiders

Team Names
0Oakland Raiders0 0Los Angeles Raiders0 0Oakland Raiders0
1960–1981 1982–1994 1994–present
Left Column Color
= With the Oakland Raiders
= With the Los Angeles Raiders
= With the Los Angeles Raiders and Oakland Raiders
Hall of Famers with a 20px made the Major Part of their Primary Contribution
To The Raiders
Oakland Raiders
Inductee Class Position Seasons Major part of Primary Contribution[6]
Allen, MarcusMarcus Allen 2003 Running Back 1982–1992 20px Selected by Raiders in first round, 1982 draft. 1981 Heisman Trophy winner. NFL Rookie of the Year, 1982. NFL MVP in 1985, Super Bowl XVIII MVP. First player to rush for 10,000-plus yards and catch passes for 5,000 more. All-Pro 1982, 1985 Career totals: 12,243 yards rushing, 5,411 yards receiving, 145 TDs. Voted to six Pro Bowls.
Biletnikoff, FredFred Biletnikoff 1988 Wide Receiver 1965–1978 20px No. 2 draft pick, 1965. Had 40 or more catches 10 straight years. All-AFL/AFC four times. 1971 NFL receiving champion. Career: 589 receptions, 8,974 yards, 76 TDs. Played in two AFL All-Star games, four AFC-NFC Pro Bowls, eight AFL/AFC title games, two Super Bowls. MVP in Super Bowl XI.
Blanda, GeorgeGeorge Blanda 1981 Quarterback/ Kicker 1967–1975 20px Pro player in four decades. 26-season, 340-game career longest ever. Played till age 48. Last-minute winning plays in five straight 1970 games. 1961 AFL, 1970 AFC Player of the Year. Scored then-record 2,002 points. Held or tied 21 title game records, 16 regular-season records. Passed for 7 TDs one game, 36 in season, 1961. Career passing totals: 4,007 attempts, 26,920 yards, 236 TDs.
Also had major impact for the Bears and Oilers
Brown, Bob Bob (Boomer) Brown 2004 Offensive Tackle 1971–1973 Philadelphia Eagles
Brown, TimTim Brown 2015 Wide Receiver / Punt Returner 1988–1996 20px Heisman Trophy Winner; 1st round (6th player overall) of 1988 draft; At retirement held Raiders franchise records for receptions, receiving yards, and punt return yards and his 14,934 receiving yards were second-highest total in NFL history; 1,094 receptions were 3rd; and 100 touchdown catches were tied for 3rd; made Pro Bowl nine times [9]
Brown, WillieWillie Brown 1984 Cornerback 1967–1978 20px Undrafted, cut by Oilers, joined 1963 Broncos, All-AFL in second season. Traded to Raiders, 1967. All-AFL/AFC seven times. All-time AFL team, 1969. Played in five AFL All-Star games, four AFC-NFC Pro Bowls, nine AFL/AFC title games, two Super Bowls. Career totals: 54 interceptions, 472 yards, two TDs. In Super Bowl XI, scored on 75-yard interception.
Casper, DaveDave Casper 2002 Tight End 1974–1980
20px Second-round draft pick, 1974. Nicknamed“The Ghost". Starting tight end from the 1976 season, when he finished season with 53 catches for 691 yards, 10 touchdowns. All-Pro and All-AFC four consecutive years, 1976-1979. Excellent blocker as well as receiver. Voted to five Pro Bowls.
Davis, AlAl Davis 1992 Team owner
General Manager
20px As AFL commissioner, merger with NFL happened quickly, 1966. Davis' Raider teams had best record in pro sports, 1963-1991, and won Super Bowls XI, XV, XVIII. AFL Coach of the Year, 1963. Only person to work as personnel assistant, scout, assistant coach, head coach, general manager, commissioner, team owner/chief executive officer.
Dickerson, EricEric Dickerson 1999 Running Back 1992 Los Angeles Rams
Guy, RayRay Guy 2014 Punter 1973–1986 20px First punter ever selected in first round (23rd player overall); Averaged under 40 yards only once in NFL career; Only three of 1,049 punts blocked; Career average of 42.4 yards; All-Pro six straight seasons, 1973-1978; All-AFC seven times; Seven Pro Bowls, seven AFC championship games, three Super Bowls[10]
Haynes, MikeMike Haynes 1997 Cornerback 1983–1989 20px Patriots’ No. 1 draft pick, first defensive back selected overall, 1976. Rookie season had eight interceptions, AFC-high 608 punt return yards. Career stats: 46 interceptions for 688 yards, two TDs; 112 punt returns for 1,168 yards, two TDs. In Super Bowl XVIII he started and intercepted pass. Named to nine Pro Bowls. All-Pro four times. All-AFC eight times.
Also had major impact for the New England Patriots
Hendricks, TedTed Hendricks 1990 Linebacker 1975–1983 20px No. 2 draft pick, 1969. Outstanding tackler, used height to great advantage. Played in 215 straight games, eight Pro Bowls, seven AFC title games, four Super Bowls. All-AFC seven times, Career record: 25 blocked field goals or PATs, 26 interceptions, 16 opponents' fumble recoveries, four safeties.
Also had major impact for the Baltimore Colts
Lofton, JamesJames Lofton 2003 Wide Receiver 1987–1988 Green Bay Packers
Long, HowieHowie Long 2000 Defensive End 1981–1993 20px Second round draft pick, 1981. Became starter in fifth game of second season. Recorded career best 13 sacks in 1983 including five in one game. All-Pro 1983, 1984, 1985. Career sack total of 84 does not include 7.5 recorded as a rookie before sack was official NFL stat. Named All-AFC four times, 1983-1986. Voted to eight Pro Bowls.
Lott, RonnieRonnie Lott 2000 Cornerback/ Safety 1991–1992 San Francisco 49ers
Madden, JohnJohn Madden 2006 Coach 1969–1978 20px One of youngest head coaches ever when Raiders hired him in 1969 at age 32. Regular season record: 103-32-7. Post-season record: 9-7. Career .759 winning percentage during regular season is highest ever among coaches with 100 career victories. AFL Coach of the Year, 1969. Never had a losing season. Led Raiders to Super Bowl XI win. Team won 17 straight games between 1976-1977 seasons, one short of NFL record at time.
Mix, RonRon Mix 1979 Offensive Tackle 1971 Los Angeles/ San Diego Chargers
Otto, JimJim Otto 1980 Center 1960–1974 20px Leader on Raiders' offensive line for 15 years. Great ball-snapper, super blocker, long range. Played 308 games through many injuries, including six AFL/AFC title games, and Super Bowl II, Voted all-league 12 straight years, 1960-1971, second-team All-NFL, 1972. AFL's only all-league center. All-time AFL team, 1969. All-AFC in 1970, 1971, 1972.
Rice, JerryJerry Rice 2010 Wide Receiver 2001–2004 San Francisco 49ers
Sapp, WarrenWarren Sapp 2013 Defensive Tackle 2004–2007 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Shell, ArtArt Shell 1989 Offensive Tackle

Coach, Los Angeles
Coach, Oakland

20px Number 3 draft pick, 1968. A premier offensive tackle. Great team player. Handled running, passing plays equally well. Super Bowl XI vs. Vikings star. All-Pro, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977. All-AFC six times. Played in 207 regular-season, 23 post-season games, eight Pro Bowls.
Upshaw, GeneGene Upshaw 1987 Offensive Guard 1967–1981 20px First who played guard only to be in Hall. Number 1 draft pick, 1967. Took over regular left guard job as rookie. Career of 307 games. Had size, speed, and leadership ability. Excelled at leading sweeps. Played in 10 AFL/AFC title games, three Super Bowls, seven Pro Bowls. All-NFL seven years, second-team All-NFL four other times.
Woodson, RodRod Woodson 2009 Cornerback/ Safety
Kick Returner
2002–2003 Pittsburgh Steelers
Wolf, RonRon Wolf 2015 Scout / Player Personnel Director 1963–1974
Green Bay Packers as General Manager
  • All Career Highlights listed at the Pro Football Hall of Fame website.[6]

San Diego Chargers

Team Names
0Los Angeles Chargers0 0San Diego Chargers0
1960 1961–present
Left Column Color
= With the Los Angeles Chargers and San Diego Chargers
= With the San Diego Chargers

Hall of Famers with a 20px made the Major Part of their Primary Contribution to the Chargers
San Diego Chargers
Inductee Class Position Seasons Major part of Primary Contribution[6]
Alworth, LanceLance Alworth 1978 Wide Receiver 1962–1970 20px First AFL player to be enshrined. Nicknamed Bambi because of his graceful, smooth, explosive moves. All-AFL seven times, 1963-1969 - AFL receiving leader 3 seasons. - Caught passes in 96 straight games - Scored first Dallas TD in Super Bowl VI win.
Dean, FredFred Dean 2008 Defensive End 1975–1981 20px Feared pass rusher. Career sack total near 100, but unofficial since sacks were not an official NFL statistic until 1982. - 17.5 sacks, 1983 - All-Pro in 1980, 1981, - Four Pro Bowls
Also had major impact for the San Francisco 49ers
Fouts, DanDan Fouts 1993 Quarterback 1973–1987 20px Third player ever to pass for more than 40,000 yards- Six-time Pro Bowler, three-time All-Pro - NFL Most Valuable Player, 1982 - AFC Player of Year, 1979, 1982- Career stats: 43,040 yards, 254 touchdowns passing; 476 yards, 13 TDs rushing 1979, 1982
Gillman, SidSid Gillman 1983 Coach

General Manager
20px Played in first College All-Star game, 1934. Authority on passing theories and tactics, 18-year pro record: 123-104-7. Won divisional titles in both NFL, AFL. Won 1963 AFL crown, five division titles in AFL's first six years. AFC Coach of the Year, 1974
Joiner, CharlieCharlie Joiner 1996 Wide Receiver 1976–1986 20px Played most games ever for wide receiver at time of retirement - 18 seasons, 239 games, Career record: 750 catches, 12,146 yards, 65 TDs - Key element in "Air Coryell" offense. - 50+ catches seven seasons - 100-yard receiver 29 games - Three Pro Bowls - Missed one game the last 13 years
Jones, DeaconDavid "Deacon" Jones 1980 Defensive End 1972–1973 Los Angeles Rams
Little, LarryLarry Little 1993 Guard 1967–1968 Miami Dolphins
Mackey, JohnJohn Mackey 1992 Tight End 1972 Baltimore Colts
Mix, RonRon Mix 1979 Offensive Tackle 1960–1969 20px Nicknamed "The Intellectual Assassin" - All-AFL tackle eight times, once as guard - Eight AFL All-Star, five AFL title games - Only two holding penalties in 10 years. Voted to AFL All Time team, 1969.
Noll, ChuckChuck Noll 1993 Defensive Assistant 1960–1965 Pittsburgh Steelers as a Coach
Seau, JuniorJunior Seau 2015 Linebacker 1990–2002 20px First round pick in 1990 NFL Draft; All-Pro eight times; Elected to 12 Pro Bowls; 56.5 career sacks, 18 interceptions; Made 10 or more tackles in a game 64 times; Defensive Player of the Year, 1992; NFL’s All-Decade Team of 1990s [11]
Unitas, JohnnyJohnny Unitas 1979 Quarterback 1973 Baltimore Colts
Winslow, KellenKellen Winslow 1995 Tight End 1979–1987 20px Best tight end of his era - Had 89 catches, 1980. - Two 88-reception seasons, 1981, 1983 - All-Pro, 1980, 1981, 1982 -Had 13 catches, blocked field goal in 1981 playoff win over Miami. - Five Pro Bowls.
  • All Career Highlights listed at the Pro Football Hall of Fame website.[6]

See also

All Team Lists

Lists of Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees by team
East North South West
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


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  2. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinees". Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Selection Process". Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame Yearly Finalists". Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Senior Nominees, 1972–2010". Retrieved 22 January 2010. [dead link]
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  8. ^ "Shields HOF Page". Pro Football HOF. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Tim Brown HOF Page". Pro Football HOF. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Guy Hall of Fame page". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "Seau HOF Page". Pro Football HOF. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 

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