Pro Football Hall of Fame

Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees

abeasley@miamiherald.comAugust 4, 2013 

LARRY ALLEN

•  Position: Guard/tackle.

•  NFL career: 1994-2005 Dallas Cowboys, 2006-07 San Francisco 49ers.

•  College: Sonoma State, Butte Junior College (Calif.).

•  Notable: A second-round pick of the Cowboys in 1994, Allen played in 203 games over the next 14 seasons (91 percent). ... Played every position on offensive line except center during 12 seasons with the Cowboys. ... Won a Super Bowl with the Cowboys in 1995, starting at right guard. … A two-time NFL Players Association NFC Lineman of the Year (1996-97), Allen was a first-team All-Pro in seven consecutive seasons. … In his second season, helped pave the way for Emmitt Smith’s 1,773 rushing yards, a franchise record. ... With the Niners, was moved to tackle late in the 1997 season, and would go on to earn All-Pro honors at that position. ... Elected to 11 Pro Bowls and named to the NFL All-Decade teams of 1990s and 2000s.

CRIS CARTER

•  Position: Wide receiver.

•  NFL career: 1987-89 Philadelphia Eagles, 1990-2001 Minnesota Vikings, 2002 Miami Dolphins.

College: Ohio State.

•  Notable: A consistently great wideout, Carter ranks ninth on the league’s all-time receiving yards list (13,899) and fourth in career catches (1,101). ... His 130 career touchdown receptions came from 13 passers. … In 10 of his 16 seasons, Carter caught 70 or more passes. … His 122 receptions in 1994 was at the time an NFL single-season-record. … Named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s and received 1999 NFL Man of the Year Award. … Had actually retired after the 2001 season, but was convinced by Dan Marino to return to the game midway through the next season to help the Dolphins. ... Caught eight passes for 66 yards and a TD for Miami. ... Serves as wide receivers coach at Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas.

CURLY CULP

•  Position: Defensive tackle.

•  NFL career: 1968-74 Kansas City Chiefs, 1974-80 Houston Oilers, 1980-81 Detroit Lions.

•  College: Arizona State.

•  Notable: The six-time Pro Bowler was either a first or second-team All-Pro five times in a nine-year stretch during the 1970s. ... Originally drafted by the Broncos in 1968; Denver tried to have him play offensive line before ultimately trading him to the Chiefs. ... In just his second season with Kansas City, won a Super Bowl over Vikings as the starting left defensive tackle. He registered three tackles, one assisted tackle in the game. ... Traded again during the 1974 season to the Houston Oilers, finishing with 11.5 sacks to help Oilers to 10-4-0 record in his first full season with club. … The Culp-led defense helped Oilers earn back-to-back appearances in AFC Championship Game (1978-79). ... Was a heavyweight national championship wrestler in college.

JONATHAN OGDEN

•  Position: Offensive tackle.

•  NFL career: 1996-2007 Baltimore Ravens.

•  College: UCLA.

•  Notable: The first player selected by the Ravens (fourth overall) after the franchise’s move from Baltimore. ... Ogden becomes the first Hall of Famer to play most or all of his career with the Ravens. ... After beginning his career at guard, moved to tackle in his second season, leading the Ravens’ offensive line for the next decade. … Leader of offensive line that helped offense amass more than 5,000 yards in back-to-back seasons, 1996-97. ... Was NFL Alumni’s NFL Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2002 and a six-time All-Pro. … Selected to 11 Pro Bowls and to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of 2000s. … Led way for running back Jamal Lewis who in 2003 became fifth player in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards in a season. … Started at left tackle in Ravens’ 34-7 win over the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV.

BILL PARCELLS

•  Position: Coach.

•  NFL career: 1983-90 New York Giants, 1993-96 New England Patriots, 1997-99 New York Jets, 2003-06 Dallas Cowboys.

•  College: Colgate, Wichita State.

•  Notable: One of the greatest turnaround artists in league history, Parcells reversed the fortunes of four teams as a coach, and a fifth (the Dolphins) as an executive. ... A two-time Super Bowl champion (1986, 1990, both with the Giants). ... Parcells also directed the Patriots to the Super Bowl. ... Amassed a career regular season record of 172-130-1, and went 11-8 in the playoffs. ... After retiring from coaching after the 2006 season, Parcells took over as the Dolphins’ vice president of football operations in early 2008. ... After inheriting a roster that went 1-15 the year before, Parcells oversaw one of the greatest single-season turnarounds in league history. ... The 2008 Dolphins went 11-5, winning the AFC East.

DAVE ROBINSON

•  Position: Linebacker.

NFL career: 1963-72 Green Bay Packers, 1973-74 Washington Redskins.

•  College: Penn State.

•  Notable: Taken in both the NFL and AFL drafts, Robinson elected to sign with the Packers. ... Quickly emerged as a big-play threat on Vince Lombardi’s defense. … Started at left outside linebacker in three consecutive NFL championship wins (1965-67) and was part of the first two Super Bowl championship teams. … Recorded two tackles, five assisted tackles, a fumble recovery and a pass deflection in Green Bay’s 33-14 victory against Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl II. … Intercepted 27 passes during his career, which he returned for a total of 449 yards. … Named All-Pro second-team in 1968 and 1969. … First-team All-NFL selection for three consecutive seasons, 1967-69. … Named to three Pro Bowls. … Was a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1960s.

WARREN SAPP

•  Position: Defensive tackle.

NFL career: 1995-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2004-07 Oakland Raiders.

•  College: University of Miami.

•  Notable: A dominant force on the interior defensive line, Sapp amassed 96.5 sacks throughout the course of his 13-year career. ... A native of Central Florida, Sapp was drafted by the in-state Buccaneers with the 12th pick in 1995, and became an instant starter. ... A first-team All-Pro four consecutive times (1999-2002), Sapp was selected to seven Pro Bowls. … Named to NFL’s All-Decade teams of the 1990s, 2000s. ... Had more than one sack in a game 23 times. ... Played in two NFC Championship Games, helping the Buccaneers win their only Super Bowl in the 2002 season. ... Won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy as the nation’s best collegiate defensive player in 1994. ... Was integral part of the Hurricanes’ 1991 national championship team.

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