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

This is a list of inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame who were at one point part of teams in the National Football Conference (NFC) West. Inductees into the Hall of Fame 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,[1] with 80 having been part of an NFC West team, either the Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, and / or St. Louis Rams.

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.[2] 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.

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[3] to credit the Hall of Famers with stars.
  • The statistical and biographical information came from the NFL Hall of Fame website.[4]

Arizona Cardinals

Team Names
Chicago Cardinals 0 Card-Pitt0 0 St. Louis Cardinals 0 0 Phoenix Cardinals 0 0Arizona Cardinals0
1920–1943, 1945–1959 1944 1960–1987 1988–1993 1994–present
Left Column Color
= With the Chicago Cardinals
= With the St. Louis Cardinals
= With the St. Louis and Phoenix Cardinals
= With the Phoenix and Arizona Cardinals
= With the Arizona Cardinals
Hall of Famers with a 20px made the Major Part of their Primary Contribution
To The Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
Inductee Class Position Seasons Major part of Primary Contribution[3]
Bidwill, CharlesCharles Bidwill 1967 Team owner 1933–1947 15px Financial help saved Bears' ownership for George Halas, 1932 - Built famous "Dream Backfield" but died before it could bring him a Cardinals championship. [5]
Chamberlin, GuyGuy Chamberlin 1965 End & Coach 1927–1928 Canton Bulldogs, Frankford Yellow Jackets
Conzelman, JimmyJimmy Conzelman 1964 Coach 1940–1942,
20px Coached Cardinals to 1947 NFL Championship, 1948 division crowns - Player-coach of four NFL teams in the 1920s, including 1928 champion Providence. - Player-coach-owner of Detroit team, 1925-1926
Dierdorf, DanDan Dierdorf 1996 Offensive Tackle 1971–1983 20px Equally effective as passing, rushing blocker. . .Right tackle who anchored line that led NFL three years, NFC five years in fewest sacks allowed. . . All-Pro five years - Six Pro Bowls. . .Named best blocker three years by NFL Players Association.
Driscoll, John "Paddy"John "Paddy" Driscoll 1965 Quarterback
20px Triple-threat on offense, excellent on defense, Dropkicked record four field goals one game, Dropkicked 50-yard field goal.
Also had major impact for the Chicago Bears
Kiesling, WaltWalt Kiesling 1966 Offensive Line
Defensive Line

Pittsburgh Steelers
Lambeau, CurlyEarl "Curly" Lambeau 1963 Coach 1950–1951 Green Bay Packers
Lane, Dick "Night Train"Dick "Night Train" Lane 1974 Cornerback 1954–1959 20px Set NFL interception record (14) as rookie, 1952 - All-NFL six years - Seven Pro Bowls - Selected all-time NFL cornerback, 1969 - Career interception record: 68 for 1,207 yards, five TDs
Also had major impact with the Detroit Lions
Matson, OllieOllie Matson 1972 Running Back 1952,
20px U.S. Olympic medal winner in track, 1952 All-NFL five years, 1952, 1954-1957 - Traded to Rams for nine players, 1959 ... Career: 12,884 combined net yards, 438 points, nine TDs on punt, kickoff returns - Elected to six Pro Bowl games
Also had major impact with the Los Angeles Rams
Maynard, DonDon Maynard 1987 Wide Receiver 1973 New York Jets
Nevers, ErnieErnie Nevers 1963 Fullback
1930–1931, 1939
20px Scored record 40 points in one game against Bears, 1929 - Iron man, playing 1714 of 1740 minutes in 29-game 1926 season - All-league all five NFL seasons
Smith, EmmittEmmitt Smith 2010 Running Back 2003–2004 Dallas Cowboys
Smith, JackieJackie Smith 1994 Tight End 1963–1977 20px Played in five Pro Bowls, 1967-1971. . . All-NFL, 1967, 1969 - Had 40 or more catches seven seasons - Leading tight end receiver at retirement with 480 receptions, 7,918 yards, 40 TDs - Played in Super Bowl XIII with Cowboys
Stydahar, JoeJoe Stydahar 1967 Coach 1953–1954 Chicago Bears as an Offensive Tackle
Thorpe, JimJim Thorpe 1963 Running Back 1928 Canton Bulldogs
1920 -1st NFL President
Trippi, CharleyCharley Trippi 1968 Running Back 1947–1955 20px Part of Cards' famed "Dream Backfield". Scored two TDs in 1947 NFL title win. All-NFL, 1948. Played halfback five years, quarterback two years, defense two years.
Wehrli, RogerRoger Wehrli 2007 Cornerback 1969–1982 20px Led or tied for lead in interceptions for Cardinals four times. - 40 career interceptions, recovered franchise record-tying 19 fumbles. NFL's All-Decade Team of 1970s - All-Pro and All-NFC five times - Seven Pro Bowls.
Williams, AeneasAeneas Williams 2014 Cornerback 1991–2000 20px 3rd round pick, 1991; Played cornerback for 12 seasons before switching to safety; Named to Pro Bowl seven times as CB, once as S; First interception was in NFL debut; Five or more interceptions in a season six times; Career 55 interceptions for 807 yards, 9 TDs; Then-record 104-yard fumble return vs. Redskins, 2000; NFL's All-Decade Team 1990s [6]
Wilson, LarryLarry Wilson 1978 Safety
General Manager
20px Became NFL's top free safety, made "safety blitz" famous - All-NFL six times - Eight Pro Bowl games. . .Had steals in seven straight games, led NFL interceptors, 1966. - Had 52 career interceptions.
  • All Career Highlights listed at the Pro Football Hall of Fame website.[3]

St. Louis Rams

Team Names
Cleveland Rams Los Angeles Rams St. Louis Rams
1937–1945 1946–1994 1995–present
Left Column Color
= With the Cleveland Rams
= With the Cleveland Rams and Los Angeles Rams
= With the Los Angeles Rams
= With the Los Angeles Rams and St. Louis Rams
= With the St. Louis Rams
Hall of Famers with a 20px made the Major Part of their Primary Contribution to the Rams
St. Louis Rams
Inductee Class Position Seasons Major part of Primary Contribution[3]
Allen, GeorgeGeorge Allen 2002 Coach 1966–1970 20pxAt retirement he was 10th all-time in coaching victories. Record of 118-54-5. His motto was the "Future is Now" and made 131 trades in career. No losing season in 12 years as NFL head coach. Coach of the Year, 1967, 1971.
Also had major impact for the Washington Redskins
Bettis, JeromeJerome Bettis 2015 Running Back 1993–1995 Pittsburgh Steelers
Brown, BobBob "Boomer" Brown 2004 Offensive Tackle 1969–1970 Philadelphia Eagles
Clark, DutchDutch Clark 1963 Coach
General Manager
Detroit Lions as a Quarterback
Dickerson, EricEric Dickerson 1999 Running Back 1983–1987 20pxRams' first-round draft pick, second player overall, 1983 draft. Rushed for 2105 yards, 1984 and set a new NFL-rushing record. Gained over 1800 rushing yards in 3 of his first 4 seasons. At retirement was second all time leading rusher amassing 13259 yards on 2996 attempts. Selected to six Pro Bowls.
Also had major impact for the Indianapolis Colts
Faulk, MarshallMarshall Faulk 2011 Running back 1999–2005 20pxColts' first-round pick (second player overall), 1994. Rushed for 143 yards, scored three touchdowns in first rookie game. Rushed for 1,000 yards in seven of first eight seasons. Second player in NFL history to have 1,000-yard marks in both rushing and receiving in same season, 1999. That year also set then-record for yards from scrimmage (2,429). NFL MVP, 2000. First player ever to gain 2,000 yards from scrimmage four straight seasons (1998-2001).
Fears, TomTom Fears 1970 Offensive End 1948–1956 20pxLed NFL receivers first three seasons, 1948-1950. Best season: 84 catches, 1950. In 1950 division title game he had three TD receptions. His 73-yard catch won 1951 NFL title. Set a new record with 18 receptions in one game, 1950. All-NFL, 1949, 1950. Button-hook route was his specialty. Career stats: 400 catches for 5,397 yards, 38 TDs.
George, BillBill George 1974 Linebacker 1966 Chicago Bears
Gillman, SidSid Gillman 1983 Coach 1955–1959 Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers
Hirsch, ElroyElroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch 1968 Running Back
Wide Receiver
General Manager

20pxOn College All-Star team that upset of Rams, 1946. Was key part of Rams' innovative "three-end" offense, 1949. NFL receiving and scoring leader 1951. That year 10 of 17 TD catches were long-distance "bombs". Had sprinter speed. Named all-time NFL flanker, 1969. Career stats: 387 catches for 7,029 yards, 60 TDs; 399 points scored.
Jones, DeaconDavid "Deacon" Jones 1980 Defensive End 1961–1971 20pxNot drafted till 14th-round, 1961. Part of the new move for fast and mobile defensive linemen. Known for clean, hard-hitting play. He coined the term quarterback "sacks". Unanimous all-league six straight years, 1965-1970. Voted to eight Pro Bowls. NFL Defensive Player of Year, 1967-1968.
Lane, Dick "Night Train"Dick "Night Train" Lane 1974 Cornerback 1952–1953 Chicago Cardinals, Detroit Lions
Lofton, JamesJames Lofton 2003 Wide Receiver 1993 Green Bay Packers
Mack, TomTom Mack 1999 Guard 1966–1978 20pxRams' first round draft pick, second player overall in 1966 draft. Was one of only two rookies on team that year, and earned starting role as rookie. Kept starting left guard position for next 13 seasons. Iron man, never missed a game during 184-game career. Elected to 11 Pro Bowls. All-NFL five times.
Matson, OllieOllie Matson 1972 Running Back 1959–1962 20pxWon Olympic medal winner in track, 1952. No. 1 draft pick, 1952. All-NFL five years, 1952, 1954-1957. Rams traded nine players for him, 1959. Career stats: 12,884 combined net yards, 5,173 yards rushing, 222 receptions, 438 points, nine TDs on punt, kickoff returns.
Also had major impact with the Chicago Cardinals
McDonald, TommyTommy McDonald 1998 Wide Receiver 1965–1966 Philadelphia Eagles
Namath, JoeJoe Namath 1985 Quarterback 1977 New York Jets
Olsen, MerlinMerlin Olsen 1982 Defensive Tackle 1962–1976 20pxAll-America, Outland Trophy winner. Rams' No. 1 draft pick, 1962. Leader of famous "Fearsome Foursome" defensive line. All-NFL, 1964, 1966-1970. Rookie of Year, 1962. Selected to Rams' all-time team, 1970. Played in 208 games, last 198 in a row.
Reeves, DanDan Reeves 1967 Team owner 1941–1971 20pxMoved Rams to Los Angeles, 1946 and opened up West Coast to major sports. Experimented in game TV and help development of modern NFL policies. First post-war NFL owner to sign an African-American (Kenny Washington), 1946. Had first full-time scouting staff. Started free football for kids attendance program at Rams games.
Richter, LesLes Richter 2011 Linebacker
1954–1962 20pxSecond player picked overall, 1952 draft. The Rams traded 11 players to trade up for him. Richter had a punishing style of play. Voted to eight straight Pro Bowls. First- or second-team All-NFL each season, 1955-1960. Played also at center and placekicker early in career. Led Rams in scoring, 1955 and 1956.
Robustelli, AndyAndy Robustelli 1971 Defensive End 1951–1955 New York Giants
Rozelle, PetePete Rozelle 1985 General Manager 1957–1959 NFL Commissioner
Schramm, TexTex Schramm 1991 Team administrator 1947–1956 Dallas Cowboys
Slater, JackieJackie Slater 2001 Offensive Tackle 1976–1995 20pxThird-round draft pick, 1976. Career lasted 20 seasons, 259 games. At retirement was tied for third most seasons played and most ever by offensive lineman. He blocked for seven different 1,000-yard rushers. First- or second- team All-Pro five times. Was in seven Pro Bowls.
Stydahar, JoeJoe Stydahar 1967 Coach 1950–1952 Chicago Bears as an Offensive Tackle
Van Brocklin, NormNorm Van Brocklin 1971 Quarterback 1949–1957 20pxRams' No. 4 draft pick, 1949. NFL in passing leader three years, punting twice. His 73-yard pass won the Rams 1951 championship. Passed for 554 yards one game, 1951. Career stats: 1,553 completions for 23,611 yards, 173 TDs. Quarterback for Eagles 1960 NFL title. NFL's Most Valuable Player, 1960. Voted to nine Pro Bowl games.
Waterfield, BobBob Waterfield 1965 Quarterback
20pxNFL's Most Valuable Player as rookie, 1945. His Two TD passes helped earn Rams' 1945 title win. NFL passing champ twice. All-NFL three years. Career stats - 11,849 yards, 97 TDs passing; 573 points on 13 TDs, 315 PATs, 60 FGs; 42.4-yard punting average. Played defense as well his first four years.
Williams, AeneasAeneas Williams 2014 Cornerback/ Safety 2001–2004 Arizona Cardinals [6]
Yary, RonRon Yary 2001 Offensive Tackle 1982 Minnesota Vikings
Youngblood, JackJack Youngblood 2001 Defensive End 1971–1984 20pxRams' No. 1 draft pick, 1971. Was starting left defensive end, 1973. Very durable, played in team-record 201 consecutive games. Played every defensive down in title game, Super Bowl XIV despite a fractured left fibula from 1979 first-round playoff. Was in five NFC championship games. All-Pro five times. Voted to seven straight Pro Bowls.
  • All Career Highlights listed at the Pro Football Hall of Fame website.[3]

San Francisco 49ers

Hall of Famers with a 20px made the Major Part of their Primary Contribution to San Francisco
San Francisco 49ers
Inductee Class Position Seasons Major part of Primary Contribution[3]
Allen, LarryLarry Allen 2013 Guard 2006–2007 Dallas Cowboys
Christiansen, JackJack Christiansen 1970 Coach 1963–1967 Detroit Lions as a Safety/Kick Returner
Dean, FredFred Dean 2008 Defensive End 1981–1985 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 Diego Chargers
Dent, RichardRichard Dent 2011 Defensive End 1994 Chicago Bears
Doleman, ChrisChris Doleman 2012 Defensive End/ Linebacker 1996–1998 Minnesota Vikings
Haley, CharlesCharles Haley 2015 Defensive End/ Linebacker 1986–1991, 1999 20px Selected by 49ers in 4th round, 1986; Only player to play on five winning Super Bowl teams;Led 49ers in sacks in each of first six seasons; Twice named NFC Defensive Player of the Year; Five Pro Bowls; Played on 10 division championship teams; Had six double-digit sack seasons; career total: 100.5
Also had major impact for the Dallas Cowboys
Hayes, BobBob Hayes 2009 Wide Receiver 1975 Dallas Cowboys
Jackson, RickeyRickey Jackson 2010 Linebacker 1994-1995 New Orleans Saints
Johnson, JimmyJimmy Johnson 1994 Cornerback 1961–1976 20pxNo. 1 draft pick, 1961. Played on offense, and safety. Moved to cornerback permanently, 1963. All-Pro four times. Selected to five Pro Bowls. Career record: 47 interceptions, 615 yards (49ers records at his retirement). Played in two NFC title games.
Johnson, John HenryJohn Henry Johnson 1987 Fullback 1954–1956 Pittsburgh Steelers
Lott, RonnieRonnie Lott 2000 Cornerback
1981–1990 20pxFirst round draft pick, 1981. Starter, left cornerback position as rookie. Moved to safety, 1985. All-Pro at three different positions (cornerback, free safety, strong safety). 100-plus tackles five seasons. Interceptions leader twice, 1986, 1991. Strong presence on defense during 49ers four Super Bowl seasons - 63 career interceptions for 730 yards, 5 TDs.
McElhenny, HughHugh McElhenny 1970 Running Back 1952–1960 20px49ers' No. 1 draft pick, 1952. Scored 40-yard TD on his first play. All-NFL, Rookie of Year honors. Six Pro Bowls. Made 11,375 combined net yards in 13 years. 5,281 yards rushing, 264 pass receptions, 360 points.
Montana, JoeJoe Montana 2000 Quarterback 1979–1992 20pxThird round draft pick, 1979. 31 come-from-behind victories. Four Super Bowl wins. Super Bowl MVP three times. Led 92-yard winning drive in closing seconds, Super Bowl XXIII. All-NFL three times, All-NFC five times. 8 Pro Bowls. Career statistics: 3,409 completions, 40,551 yards, 273 TDs, 92.3 passer rating.
Nomellini, LeoLeo Nomellini 1969 Defensive Tackle 1950–1963 20px49ers' first-ever NFL draft choice, 1950. Played every game for 14 seasons, 174 regular-season games. Two way player, defensive pass rusher, and crushing offensive blocker. Named NFL's all-time defensive tackle. All-NFL six times, two years on offense, four years on defense. 10 Pro Bowl games.
Perry, JoeJoe Perry 1969 Running Back 1948–1960, 1963 20pxSigned as free agent by 49ers. Very fast runner nicknamed "The Jet". First to gain over 1,000 yards two straight years, 1953-1954. - 12,532 career combined net yards, 9,723 yards rushing, 260 receptions, 513 points. Three Pro Bowls.
Rice, JerryJerry Rice 2010 Wide Receiver 1985–2000 20pxFirst round draft pick (16th player overall), 1985. Set then NFL record with 22 TD receptions, 1987. Receiving yards and touchdown receptions leader six times. Another record 1,848 yards receiving, 1995. At retirement had every major receiving mark including receptions (1,549); receiving yards (22,895); most 1,000-yard receiving seasons (14) - Record 208 total touchdowns; 23,546 combined net yards. Super Bowl XXIII MVP
Sanders, DeionDeion Sanders 2011 Cornerback
Kick Returner
1994 Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys
Simpson, O.J.O. J. Simpson 1985 Running Back 1978–1979 Buffalo Bills
Singletary, MikeMike Singletary 1998 Coach 2008–2010 Chicago Bears as a Linebacker
St. Clair, BobBob St. Clair 1990 Offensive Tackle 1953–1963 20pxThird-round draft pick, 1953. Loved to hit. Superb as both running, passing blocker. Also played on goal line defense, special teams. Blocked 10 field goals, 1956. All-NFL four years. 49ers team captain.
Tittle, Y.A.Y. A. Tittle 1971 Quarterback 1951–1960 20pxAAFC Rookie of Year, 1948. Career record: 2,427 completions, 33,070 yards, 242 TDs, 13 games over 300 yards passing. Threw 33 TD passes in 1962, 36 in 1963. NFL's Most Valuable Player, 1961, 1963. All-NFL, 1957, 1961, 1962, 1963. Seven Pro Bowls.
Also had major impact for the New York Giants
Walsh, BillBill Walsh 1993 Coach
General Manager
20pxCoached 49ers to three Super Bowl wins (XVI, XIX, XXIII) in 10 years. Installed and improved the West Coast offense. Overall record: 102-63-1. In just three years, earned first-ever NFL title. Six NFC Western division titles, three NFC championships. Coach of Year, 1981; NFC Coach of Year, 1984.
Wilcox, DaveDave Wilcox 2000 Linebacker 1964–1974 20pxThird round draft pick, 1964. Nicknamed “The Intimidator" for style of play. Probably the finest outside linebacker of his era. Very effective at keeping tight ends from getting off line. All-NFL five times. Named All-NFC three times. Seven Pro Bowls.
Woodson, RodRod Woodson 2009 Cornerback/ Safety
Kick Returner
1997 Pittsburgh Steelers
Young, SteveSteve Young 2005 Quarterback 1987–1999 20pxBucs' first round pick of 1984 supplemental draft. Traded to 49ers, 1987. Tied with Sammy Baugh as the only QBs to win six NFL passing titles. At retirement, owned the record 112.8 paser rating, 1994. Passed for 6 TDs, earned Most Valuable Player, Super Bowl XXIX. Statistics include 33,124 yards and 232 TDs passing, also rushed for 43 TDs. NFL MVP twice, seven Pro Bowls.
  • All Career Highlights listed at the Pro Football Hall of Fame website..[3]

Seattle Seahawks

Hall of Famers with a 20px made the Major Part of their Primary Contribution to the Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
Inductee Class Position Seasons Major part of Primary Contribution[3]
Eller, CarlCarl Eller 2004 Defensive End 1979 Minnesota Vikings
Harris, FrancoFranco Harris 1990 Running Back 1984 Pittsburgh Steelers
Jones, WalterWalter Jones 2014 Offensive Tackle 1991–2008 20px Selected in 1st round (6th player overall) in 1997; Became starting left tackle in rookie training camp; Consensus pick for multiple all-rookie teams; All-Pro six times; NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s [7]
Kennedy, CortezCortez Kennedy 2012 Defensive Tackle 1990–2000 20px1st-round draft pick (3rd player overall), 1990 NFL Draft. Played in 167 of possible 176 games, including streak of 116 straight games played. Established club record of 100 consecutive starts. First-team All-Rookie by PFWA. Seahawks record eight Pro Bowls (1992–97, 1999, 2000) - First-team (1992, 1993, 1994) or second-team (1991, 1996) All-Pro five times - NFL Defensive Player of the Year, 1992 - NFL's All-Decade Team of 1990s
Largent, SteveSteve Largent 1995 Wide Receiver 1976–89 20pxIn rookie year had 54 receptions. Had a reception in 177 straight games. Caught 70 or more passes six seasons, 50 or more 10 years. Career stats: 819 catches, 13,089 yards, 100 TDs. Led NFL in receiving yards, 1979, 1985. Selected for seven Pro Bowls. Missed only four games with injuries first 13 seasons.
McCormack, MikeMike McCormack 1984 Coach 1982 Cleveland Browns as an Offensive Tackle
Moon, WarrenWarren Moon 2006 Quarterback 1997–98 Houston Oilers
Randle, JohnJohn Randle 2010 Defensive Tackle 2001–03 Minnesota Vikings
Rice, JerryJerry Rice 2010 Wide Receiver 2004 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
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


  1. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinees". Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Selection Process". Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Members by Team List". Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Charles Bidwill Hall of Fame page". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Aeneas Williams Hall of Fame page". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Walter Jones Hall of Fame page". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 

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