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List of National Football Conference South Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees

This is a list of inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame who at one point played for, coached, or owned teams in the National Football Conference (NFC) South. These include players, coaches, and contributors (e.g., owners and team or league officials) who have "made outstanding contributions to professional football". As of 2015, 295 individuals have been enshrined, with 24 having been part of an NFC South team, either the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, or Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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.[1] 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.[1] These nominees are referred as "Seniors nominees" (formerly "old-timer" nominees).[2]

Hall of Famers by team

Tables updated through the Class of 2015

Team Enshrinees
Atlanta 6
Carolina 2
New Orleans 9
Tampa Bay 7
Total NFC South
Enshrinees
24
  • 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[3] to credit the Hall of Famers with stars.
  • The statistical and biographical information came from the NFL Hall of Fame website.[4]

Atlanta Falcons

Hall of Famers with a 20px made the Major Part of their Primary Contribution to the Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
Inductee Class Position Seasons Major part of Primary Contribution[3]
Dickerson, EricEric Dickerson 1999 Running Back 1993 Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts
Doleman, ChrisChris Doleman 2012 Defensive End
Linebacker
1994–1995 Minnesota Vikings
HumphreyClaude Humphrey 2014 Defensive End 1968–1974
1976–1978
20px Falcons’ first-round pick (3rd player overall), 1968 draft, 11.5 sacks as rookie, Defensive Rookie of the Year, First-team All-Pro five times, Made six Pro Bowls, 1980 Eagles Defensive star, recorded team-high 14.5 sacks to help advance to Super Bowl XV; Career stats: 122 sacks, two interceptions, a fumble recovery for TD, and two safeties.
McDonald, TommyTommy McDonald 1998 Wide Receiver 1967 Philadelphia Eagles
Sanders, DeionDeion Sanders 2011 Cornerback
Kick Returner
1989–1993 20px Career TDs: six on punt returns, three on kickoff returns, nine on interceptions, one fumble recovery; and three receiving. 53 career interceptions. All-Decade Team of 1990s as both cornerback, punt returner. First-team All-Pro nine times … Eight Pro Bowls
Also had major impact with Dallas Cowboys
Van Brocklin, NormNorm Van Brocklin 1971 Coach
General Manager
1968–1974
1970–1974
Los Angeles Rams as a Quarterback
  • All Career Highlights listed at the Pro Football Hall of Fame website.[3]

Carolina Panthers

Hall of Famers with a 20px made the Major Part of their Primary Contribution to the Panthers
Carolina Panthers
Inductee Class Position Seasons Major part of Primary Contribution[3]
Polian, BillBill Polian 2015 General Manager 1995–1997 Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts
White, ReggieReggie White 2006 Defensive End/ Tackle 2000 Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles

New Orleans Saints

Hall of Famers with a 20px made the Major Part of their Primary Contribution to New Orleans
New Orleans Saints
Inductee Class Position Seasons Major part of Primary Contribution[3]
Atkins, DougDoug Atkins 1982 Defensive End 1967–1969 Chicago Bears
Campbell, EarlEarl Campbell 1991 Running Back 1984–1985 Houston Oilers
Ditka, MikeMike Ditka 1988 Coach 1997–1999 Chicago Bears as a Tight End
Fears, TomTom Fears 1995 Coach 1967–1970 Los Angeles Rams as a Wide Receiver
Finks, JimJim Finks 1995 Team administrator 1986–1992 20px Developed Vikings, Bears, Saints - all teams with losing records - into winners, Drafted 19 of 22 starters for Super Bowl XX.
Also had major impact with the Bears and Vikings.
Jackson, RickeyRickey Jackson 2010 Linebacker 1981–1993 File:StarIconBronze.png Saints rookie record eight sacks and was leading tackler, 1981. Six double-digit sack totals in career. Six Pro Bowls. His 128 career sacks does not include rookie total since sack did not become official statistic until 1982
Roaf, WillieWillie Roaf 2012 Offensive Tackle 1993–2001 File:StarIconBronze.png Saints' first-round pick, and first offensive lineman selected in 1993 draft. Never missed an offensive snap when he started at right tackle as rookie. Switched to left tackle, 1994. Played in 11 Pro Bowls. First-team All-Pro seven times (four times with New Orleans, three with Kansas City). All-Decade Team of the 1990s and 2000s.
Stram, HankHank Stram 2003 Coach
General Manager
1976–1977
1977
Kansas City Chiefs
Taylor, JimJim Taylor 1976 Fullback 1967 Green Bay Packers
  • All Career Highlights listed at the Pro Football Hall of Fame website.[3]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Hall of Famers with a 20px made the Major Part of their Primary Contribution to the Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Inductee Class Position Seasons Major part of Primary Contribution[3]
BrooksDerrick Brooks 2014 Linebacker 1995–2008 File:StarIconBronze.png Selected in 1st round (28th player overall); Never missed game in career (224 straight); Elected to 11 Pro Bowls; NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year, 2002; Helped make Tampa Bay top defense in NFL twice, NFC five times; All-Pro six times, All-NFC eight times; In the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s [5]
Brown, TimTim Brown 2015 Wide Receiver 2004 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders
McDaniel, RandallRandall McDaniel 2009 Offensive Guard 2000–2001 Minnesota Vikings
Sapp, WarrenWarren Sapp 2013 Defensive Tackle 1995–2003 File:StarIconBronze.pngDrafted in 1st round (12th player overall) in 1995, Made 96.5 career sacks, 1999 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Started in two NFC championship games, one Super Bowl with two tackles, one sack, two passes defensed, and forced fumble in Bucs’ 48-21 win over Raiders, All-Pro four straight times (1999-2002), Seven Pro Bowls, NFL’s All-Decade Teams of the 1990s, 2000s.
Selmon, Lee RoyLee Roy Selmon 1995 Defensive End 1976–1984 File:StarIconBronze.png First-ever draft pick of Buccaneers, 1976. Soon was among the best NFL defenders. Important member of Tampa Bay's NFC Central division champs, 1979, 1981. All-Pro 1979, 1980, 1982. Voted to six Pro Bowls. Defensive Lineman of Year, 1979. Career records: 78 1/2 sacks, 380 quarterback pressures, forced 28 1/2 fumbles, recovered 10.
Wolf, RonRon Wolf 2015 General Manager 1976–1978 Green Bay Packers
Young, SteveSteve Young 2005 Quarterback 1985–1986 San Francisco 49ers
  • All Career Highlights listed at the Pro Football Hall of Fame website.[3]

See also

All Team Lists

Lists of Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees by team
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New York Jets Pittsburgh Steelers Tennessee Titans San Diego Chargers
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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

References

  1. ^ a b "Selection Process". ProFootballHallofFame.com. Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Senior Nominees, 1972–2010". ProFootballHallofFame.com. Retrieved 22 January 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Members by Team List". ProFootballHallofFame.com. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/
  5. ^ "Brooks Hall of Fame page". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 

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