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A Look at the 2013 NFL Hall of Fame Class

Posted by: Princeton Group | Posted on: July 3rd, 2013 | 0 Comments

In just a few short weeks, the seven men shown above will join 273 of football’s greatest in the ultimate honor – induction into the NFL Hall of Fame.  The 2013 class was chosen in February by the 44-person selection committee that meets annually to choose former players, coaches, and/or contributors who have “made outstanding contributions to professional football.”

Bill Parcells (Coach) – Coach Parcells aka “The Big Tuna” retired in 2006 after 22 seasons of NFL coaching. During those 22 years Parcells coached for the New York Giants, New England Patriots, New York Jets, and Dallas Cowboys. He led his teams to a total of 10 playoff appearances, 2 Super Bowl titles, and 173 wins.

Chris Carter (Wide Receiver) – A 16 year veteran in the NFL, Carter was finally chosen for the HOF after being a finalist five previous years! In his career with the Philadelphia Eagles (3 years) , Minnesota Vikings (12 years), and Miami Dolphins (1 year) Carter tallied 1,101 receptions and 130 touchdown receptions.

Curley Culp (Defensive Tackle) – Culp played in the American Football League from 1968-1969 and for the NFL from 1970-1981. He was a Pro Bowl selection five years, a member of the Super Bowl IV championship Kansas City Chiefs, and the 1975 NEA Defensive Player of the Year. He was selected into the NFL Hall of Fame as part of the senior class voting process.

Dave Robinson (Linebacker) – Like Culp, Robinson was selected into the HOF as a part of the senior class voting process, and he too played in both the AFL and NFL during his career. Robinson was a 3 time NFL Champion and 2 time Super Bowl Champion with the Green Bay Packers. Dave Robinson is also a current member of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.

Larry Allen (Guard) – Larry Allen played 14 years in the NFL, 12 of which were with the Dallas Cowboys. The dynamic guard was selected to 11 Pro Bowls and was a member of the Super Bowl XXX Champion team. Allen earned the honor of being chosen to both the 1990’s and 2000’s NFL All Decade Teams. Larry Allen was inducted as a 2013 NFL Hall of Famer in his first time on the ballot.

Jonathan Ogden (Offensive Tackle) – After being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1012 for his career at UCLA, Ogden is keeping his streak alive with a 2013 induction into the NFL HOF! Jonathan Ogden earned this honor after 14 seasons in the NFL including 11 Pro Bowl selections, a Super Bowl ring, and various other defensive honors.

Warren Sapp (Defensive Tackle) – Sapp retired from the NFL in 2007 after 13 seasons ( 9 with Tampa Bay & 4 with Oakland). In his career, Warren Sapp was a seven time Pro Bowl selection, 1999 Defensive Player of the Year, and recorded an impressive 96.5 sacs – 2nd highest in the league for a defenseman.