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Notable Pro Football Hall of Fame Members: 1970s

By Allie Shriver

Being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame is the highest of honors in football. While we wait to hear who will be inducted in 2017, we’re continuing our series on notable players drafted by decade. Today’s decade? The 1970s.  


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Pittsburgh Steelers- Number 1 Draft Pick in 1970
HOF Class of 1989


Louisiana Tech

Notable Information-

               Led Steelers to 8 Straight AFC Central Titles

               Four Super Bowl Titles

               Held Super Bowl Records: 9 Touchdowns, 932 Passing Yards


               Super Bowl XII & XIV MVP

               NFL MVP in 1978



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Buffalo Bills- Number 1 Draft Pick in 1973

HOF Class of 2003


Michigan State- All-American

Notable Information-

               Played 185 consecutive games

               Lead blocker on the Bills’ famed “Electric Company” Offensive line


               Six Pro Bowls

               1970’s All-Decade Team

               All-Pro and All-AFC 1975-1980


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Chicago Bears- Number 1 Draft Pick 1975

HOF Class of 1993

Running Back

Jackson State

Notable Information-

               Retired as All-Time leader in rushing yards

               125 touchdowns

               77 games with over 100 rushing yards

               Super Bowl XX Winner


               Nine Pro Bowls

               All-Pro seven times


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Chicago Bears- Number 1 Draft Pick in 1979

HOF Class of 2002

Defensive Tackle/Defensive End

Arkansas- All-American

Notable Information-

               70 tackles, 2 fumble recoveries, 3 defended passes, and 2 sacks in his rookie season

               Winner of Super Bowl XX


               Four Pro Bowls

               All-Pro six times


Each of these men has impacted the game of football in ways they could never imagine. They each continue to give back to the NFL community in different ways. Terry Bradshaw remains one of the most relevant names in the game as a co-host of Fox NFL Sundays with fellow Hall of Famer, Michael Strahan. You can also catch Bradshaw staring as the hilarious dad in the 2006 rom-com Failure to Launch. Joe DeLamielleure maintained his presence in the football community assisting in the expansion of NFL to Europe. He and former college teammates have worked tirelessly to raise funds for “The City of the Children” orphanage in Mexico. You can meet DeLamielleure at our very own Hall of Fame Experiences Gold Jacket Club at this year’s Super Bowl in Houston, Texas. You can also meet another notable name on our list at our Gold Jacket Party ­–  Dan Hampton! Hampton hosts a weekly football radio show in Chicago, where he supports his former team. Walter Payton has sadly passed on but continues remain present through an award the NFL has named after him, the Walter Payton Man of the Year. This award is given to the player who goes above and beyond in his community, much like Payton did.


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