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Pro Football Hall of Fame - Canton, Oh. - Ceremony - Aug. 7, 2010 (7 p.m., ESPN)
Hall of Fame Game - Cowboys vs. Bengals, Aug. 8, 8 p.m.
Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith Head NFL Hall Inductees
Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith were both mid first round selections who performed Pro Bowl levels throughout their long NFL careers. Today, Rice and Smith will be inducted together into the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio ranking as the top performers at their positions over their pro careers.
Rice and Smith broke numerous NFL records and established themselves as the top receiver and top rusher in league history. They were automatic incucees in this years' talented HOF class. Rice and Smith each won three Super Bowls and was the MVP in one of their teams wins. Smith was also the 1993 league MVP.
Rice became the NFL's career receiving and TDs leader while Smith earned the leagues' all time top rusher. They will be joined in the Hall by John Randle, Russ Grimm, Rickey Jackson, Floyd Little and Dick LeBeau. Little and LeBeau were elected as senior committee nominees.
Seven New Hall of Fame Players
Russ Grimm - Guard - 6'3" 275 lbs.
Career: 1981-1991 Washington Redskins - 11 seasons, 140 games
Rickey Jackson - Linebacker - 6'2" 245 lbs.
Career: 1981-1993 NO Saints, 1994-95 SF 49ers - 15 seasons, 227 games
Dick LeBeau - Cornerback - 6'1" 185 lbs.
Career: 1959-1972 Detroit Lions - 14 seasons, 185 games
Floyd Little - Running Back - 5'10" 200 lbs.
Career: 1967-1975 Denver Broncos - 9 seasons, 117 games
John Randle - Defensive Tackle - 6'1" 280 lbs.
Career: 1990-2000 Minnesota Vikings - 2001-03 Seahawks. 14 seasons, 219 games
Jerry Rice - Wide Receiver - 6'2" 200 lbs.
Career: 1985-2000 SF 49ers, 2001-04 Raiders, 2004 Seahawks. 20 seasons, 303 games.
Emmitt Smith - Running Back - 5'9" 210 lbs.
Career: 1990-2002 Dallas Cowboys, 2003-04 Cardinals. 15 seasons, 226 games.