Seven NFL legends were inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame Saturday, August 7, at the 2010 NFL Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies in Canton, Ohio. Football stars Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith were two of the seven players to be inducted.
Defensive players Rickey Jackson, John Randel and Dick LeBeau were among the seven inducted into the 2010 Hall of Fame class. Offensive players that will join Emmitt Smith and Jerry Rice in the Hall of Fame are Russ Grimm and Floyd Little.
Jerry Rice was the all-time greatest wide receiver in NFL history, leaving the NFL in 2004 with 22,895 yards and 23,540 all purpose yards and 208 touchdowns. He played for the San Francisco 49ers from 1985-2000, the Oakland Raiders 2000-2004 and the Seattle Seahawks in 2004.
Running Back Emmitt Smith played for the Dallas Cowboys 1990-2002 and the Arizona Cardinals 2003-2004. Smith surpassed Walter Payton’s All-Time NFL Leading Rushing Record of 16,726 yards in October 2002 to become the All-Time leading rusher in NFL history. Smith ended with 18,355 yards in his NFL career.
Offensive Guard Russ Grimm, who played for the Washington Redskins from 1981-1991, played in four Super Bowls and five NFC Championship Games over his 10 year career.
John Randle, who had 139 sacks over his career, played Defensive Tackle for the Minnesota Vikings 1990-2000 and the Seattle Seahawks 2001-2003.
Rickey Jackson was a Linebacker that played for the New Orleans Saints 1981-1993 and the San Francisco 49ers 1994-1995.
Dick LeBeau, who played for the Detroit Lions from 1959 to 1972, had 62 interceptions and played in 171 consecutive NFL games. He is currently the defensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Floyd Little played for the Denver Broncos 1967-1975. Little rushed for over 6300 yards in his career and had over 2400 yards receiving.