Updated 04:24 PM EST, Sun, Jan 16, 2022

Eight Legends Enshrined in 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Eight legends of the NFL were enshrined into the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Six players and two general managers wore the gold jacket and received the highest honor anyone can have in the sport of American Football.

Ron Wolf and Bill Polian were two general managers entering the hall as contributors. Wolf is the former general manager of Green Bay Packers responsible for the emergence of the Packers in the 90s, culminating in a Super Bowl win in 1996. He also acquired legends Reggie White and Brett Favre. Polian, on the other hand was the man who drafted future Hall of Famer, Peyton Manning. That selection and partnership won the 2006 Super Bowl for the Indiannapolis Colts.

Mick Tingelhoff waited 32 years to be inducted. The Minnesota Viking legend did not say a word, instead Hall of Fame teammate Fran Tarkenton spoke for his long time protector. Will Shields of the Kansas City Chiefs was next to be inducted, one of the most underrated but the most consistent offensive guard throughout his career.

Five-time Super Bowl Champion, Charles Haley was one of the best defensive end of his era. His induction has been long overdue, retiring in 1999. He went to the Pro Bowl five times as a member of the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys. During his speech, Haley dropped some profanity.

17-year veteran, Tim Brown was also inducted this year. He led fans to a "Raiders" chant during his speech. Playing for the Oakland Raiders all those years, Brown called out all the 20 quarterbacks he played with. He's ranked in the all time receiving yards, receptions and receiving touchdowns.

Linebacker Junior Seau was elected in his first year of eligibily and enshrined posthumously. Junior was a Pro Bowler for 12 straight years from 1991-2002, all for the San Diego Chargers. It was a happy yet sad moment. Seau committed suicide in 2012 and his family sued the NFL after. Her daughter Sydney was not given a full speech on his father's behalf at the ceremony due to the Hall of Fame rules about players inducted posthumously. She spoke more during his dad's video tribute.

As per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, Sydney said to her father, "You gave us your heart. I know at times it seems like everything you accomplish in life wasn't enough. You were more than just enough. You were everything. My buddy, you are a light."

Jerome Bettis was the last to be inducted, representing the the Pittsburgh Steelers. The running back spoke about how his daughter helped him in pursuing a Super Bowl championship. In 2005, he won the Super Bowl to end a legendary career. 

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