Pro Football Hall of Fame welcomes 8 members
New members: The Pro Football Hall of Fame named its Class of 2022 on Thursday night. (George Gojkovich/Getty Images)CANTON, Ohio — Oakland Raiders wide receiver Cliff Branch, Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Tony Boselli and coach Dick Vermeil led a class of eight into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Thursday. >> Read more trending newsLeRoy Butler, Bryant Young, Sam Mills, Richard Seymour, and Art McNally also were inducted. The winners were announced live on “NFL Honors,” which aired on ABC. BREAKING: Eight enshrinees are headed to Canton this August as a part of the Hall of Fame Class of 2022More on the newest members ➡️ https://t.co/1VHxa5OwYG#PFHOF22 pic.twitter.com/FMNTPHSnZ7 — Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) February 11, 2022Branch enters the Hall as a seniors finalist, while Vermeil was named as a coach finalist and former referee McNally was the contributors finalist, ESPN reported.wftv.com
Steve Smith, Devin Hester top 122 nominees for Pro Football Hall of Fame
Nominated: Former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith is one of 10 first-timers on the Pro Football Hall of Fame ballot. (Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)CANTON, Ohio — The first-year nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022 contain some electric performers on offense and defense. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2022 nominees was just unveiled, and it features some notable first-time potential HOFers: Steve Smith, Anquan Boldin, Andre Johnson and Devin Hester. RT if you believe that Devin Hester belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021 will be inducted in Canton in August 2022.wftv.com
Ware, Mathis among 1st-year eligibles for Pro Football Hall
CANTON, Ohio — (AP) — Ten first-year eligible players, including defensive standouts DeMarcus Ware and Robert Mathis, and receivers Andre Johnson, Steve Smith and Anquan Boldin are among 122 nominees for the 2022 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Other first-year eligibles are kick returner Devin Hester; offensive linemen Jake Long and Nick Mangold; defensive lineman Vince Wilfork and defensive back Antonio Cromartie. The roster of nominees consists of 65 offensive players, 46 defensive players and 11 special teamers. Finalists from 2021 re-nominated for next year are wide receivers Reggie Wayne and Torry Holt; tackle Tony Boselli; defensive end Jared Allen; defensive tackle Richard Seymour; linebackers Sam Mills and Zach Thomas; and defensive backs Ronde Barber and LeRoy Butler. The coach finalist is Dick Vermeil, who won the Super Bowl in 2000 with the Rams.wftv.com
Fundraising goes on as Leah Still at 5 years cancer free
FILE - In this April 12, 2016, file photo, Devon Still and his fiancee, Asha Joyce, pose with their daughter, Leah, 5, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)Leah Still planned to celebrate five years cancer free with a dinner at her favorite steakhouse. Still was 4 years old when she was diagnosed with a rare cancer that affects primarily infants and young children. She was to mark five years of her cancer being in remission with an annual fundraising gala for the foundation that also was canceled because of the pandemic. The Rich Mauti Cancer Fund is dedicated to raising money for cancer research, education and screenings, with all funds to be used in Louisiana.