Canton is set to introduce seven more members to the exclusive club. The 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern, and will be simulcast on ESPN and NFL Network.
The ceremony comes two days after the Hall of Fame game between the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals.
Here’s the details for the hall of fame ceremony.
Date: August 5, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. Eastern
Location: Canton, Ohio
TV Channel: NFL Network and ESPN
Hall of Fame Preview: Both NFL Network and ESPN will broadcast the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony. While both broadcasts begin at 7 p.m. Eastern, NFL Network will start their preview of the festivities live from Canton beginning at 4 p.m. Eastern.
The Hall of Fame will make seven new additions tonight. Morten Anderson, Terrell Davis, Kenny Easley, Jerry Jones, Jason Taylor, LaDainian Tomlinson and Kurt Warner are all receiving gold jackets. Jones is the lone non-NFL player to make the list as the longtime Dallas Cowboys owner, but did play college football at Arkansas. Jones will be introduced by his wife, Gene Jones.
Former Chargers teammate Lorenzo Neal will introduce Tomlinson. Anderson will be introduced by his son, Sebastian Anderson. Agent Neil Schwartz will introduce Davis. Easley will be introduced by his high school coach, Tommy Rhodes. Legendary coach Jimmy Johnson will introduce Taylor. Johnson coached Taylor during his stint with the Dolphins. Brenda Warner will introduce her husband.
It is a diverse group of inductees with two former quarterbacks, two running backs, a defensive lineman, kicker and owner. Davis and Tomlinson will be two of the most recognizable figures in the group. Davis rushed for 7,607 yards and 60 touchdowns in his seven seasons with the Broncos. Tomlinson rushed for 13,684 yards and 145 touchdowns in 11 NFL seasons.