List of National Football Conference North Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees
This is a list of inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame who at one point played for, coached, or owned teams in the National Football Conference (NFC) North. These include players, coaches, and contributors (e.g., owners and team or league officials) who have "made outstanding contributions to professional football". As of 2014, 287 individuals have been enshrined, with 93 having been part of an NFC North team, either the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, or Minnesota Vikings. Additionally,the Bears have the most Hall of Fame enshrinees of any team, with 32.
Enshrinees are selected by a 44-person Selection Committee which meets each year at the time and location of the Super Bowl. Current rules of the committee stipulate that between four and seven individuals are selected each year. Any person may nominate an individual to the hall, provided the nominee has not played or coached for at least five seasons prior to the nomination. Not including the charter class, 69 players have been inducted in their first year of eligibility.
In addition to the regular Selection Committee, which primarily focuses on contributions made over the past approximately thirty seasons, a nine-member Seniors Committee (which is a subset of the larger committee) submits two nominees each year whose contributions came prior to 1985. These nominees are referred as "Seniors nominees" (formerly "old-timer" nominees).
Hall of Famers by team
Tables updated through the Class of 2014
- Hall of Famers who made the major part of their primary contribution for any club have a bronze star in the right column.
- Hall of Famers who spent only a minor portion of their career with a club are listed without the star, and the team list where they made their major contribution is linked in the column.
- These tables use the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinees by Team list to credit the Hall of Famers with stars.
- The statistical and biographical information came from the NFL Hall of Fame website.
- The list is complete up to the 2014 Hall of Fame class.
The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team based in Chicago, Illinois. They are one of two remaining charter members of NFL, founded in 1919 by the A.E. Staley Company as the Decatur Staleys and based in Chicago since 1922. The Bears organization has become one of the most successful professional football teams, having won a total of nine professional American football championships—eight NFL Championships and one Super Bowl—second most in the NFL, behind the Green Bay Packers. The franchise has recorded 18 NFL divisional titles, four NFL conference championships, and the most regular season and overall victories of any NFL franchise. Since the charter induction class of 1963, that included 3 Bears, another 29 individuals who have played, coached, or held an administrative position for the Bears have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Bears hold the record for the most individuals enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Of the 32 inductees, 27 made their primary contribution to football with the Bears, while the other five contributed only a minor portion (3 seasons or less) of their career with the Bears or Staleys. Of the original 17 individuals inducted in 1963, three spent a majority of their careers with the Chicago Bears. This includes the founder, long time owner, and head coach George Halas, long time halfback and two-way player Bronko Nagurski, and the "Galloping Ghost" Red Grange. The first few years of the Hall of Fame's existence saw 16 Bear players enshrined. Jim Finks was enshrined due to his contributions to the team as a general manager, not a player. Mike Ditka was inducted into the Hall of Fame while serving as the team's head coach. The most recent Bear to be inducted was Richard Dent in 2011.
|Decatur Staleys||Chicago Staleys||Chicago Bears|
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|Inductee||Class||Position||Seasons||Major part of Primary Contribution|
|Atkins, DougDoug Atkins||1982||Defensive End||1955–1966||Leader of powerful Bears defensive units for 12 years, would leapfrog blockers to get at the passer.|
|Blanda, GeorgeGeorge Blanda||1981||Quarterback/ Kicker||1949–1958|| Played for 26 seasons, 340-game career, at retirement was longest ever. Player till age 48. 236 passing touchdowns, scored an incredible 2002 points, oldest QB to play in title game.
Also had major impact for the Oilers and Raiders
|Butkus, DickDick Butkus||1979||Linebacker||1965–1973||6 yrs All-NFL teams, 8 Pro-Bowls, NFL record 25 opponents fumbles recovered, NFL's 75th Anniversary Team|
|Guy Chamberlin||1965||Offensive End
|1920–1921||Canton Bulldogs, Frankford Yellow Jackets|
|George Connor||1975||Offensive Tackle, Defensive Tackle, Linebacker||1948–1955||All-NFL at three positions - offensive tackle, defensive tackle, linebacker, 4 Pro Bowls, Two-way player entire career|
|Conzelman, JimmyJimmy Conzelman||1964||Quarterback||1920||Chicago Cardinals|
|Dent, RichardRichard Dent||2011||Defensive End||1983–1993
|137.5 career sacks, Recorded double-digit sacks eight seasons, Led NFC with team record 17.5 sacks, 1984. Super Bowl XX MVP|
|Ditka, MikeMike Ditka||1988||Tight End
|First tight end elected to Hall, Big-play star of Bears' 1963 title team, Rookie of the year, 1961, 427 receptions, 5,812 yards, 43 TDs - Coached 1985 Super Bowl champs|
|Driscoll, John "Paddy"John "Paddy" Driscoll||1965||Quarterback
| Triple-threat on offense, excellent on defense, Dropkicked record four field goals one game, Dropkicked 50-yard field goal. Coached in 1956 Championship game. Coaching record 14-9-1
Also had major impact for the Chicago Cardinals
|Finks, JimJim Finks||1995||Team administrator||1974–1982|| Developed Vikings, Bears, Saints - all teams with losing records - into winners,
Drafted 19 of 22 starters for Super Bowl XX.
Also had major impact with the Saints and Vikings.
|Fortmann, DanDan Fortmann||1965||Offensive Guard
|1936–1943||Was youngest starter in NFL at 20, First or second-team All-NFL every season of his career|
|Bill George||1974||Middle Linebacker||1952–1965||Called Bears' defensive signals eight years, All-NFL eight years, Played in eight straight Pro Bowls, 1955-1962|
|Harold "Red" Grange||1963||Running Back
|Three-time All-American, 1923-1925, nicknamed "Galloping Ghost" for his running style. Made a game saving touchdown stopping tackle in 1933 NFL Championship Game in the final seconds|
|Halas, GeorgeGeorge Halas||1963||Team owner
Coach (40 seasons)
|Founded Decatur Staleys, attended league organizational meeting in 1920. Only person associated with NFL throughout first 50 years. Coached Bears for 40 seasons and six NFL titles. Record mark of 324 coaching wins stood for nearly three decades. Played end for nine seasons|
|Hampton, DanDan Hampton||2002||Defensive Tackle/ End||1979–1990||Elected to four Pro Bowls, second Bear to play in three different decades|
|Healey, EdEd Healey||1964||Offensive Tackle
|1922–1927||Sold to Bears for $100, 1922 - first player sale in NFL, All-League 5 times|
|Bill Hewitt||1971||Offensive End
|1932–1936||Refused to wear a helmet till his final season. First to be named All-NFL with two teams - 1933, 1934, 1936 Bears, 1937 Eagles|
|Stan Jones||1991||Offensive Lineman||1954–1965||All-NFL, 1955, 1956, 1959, 1960, Played in seven straight Pro Bowls, 1956-1962. Starter for 1963 Championship team|
|Kiesling, WaltWalt Kiesling||1966||Offensive Line
|Layne, BobbyBobby Layne||1967||Quarterback/ Placekicker||1948||Detroit Lions, Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Luckman, SidSid Luckman||1965||Quarterback||1939–1950||QB for 1940 Title game (73-0 vs Redskins), 5 TD passes in 1943 title game, All-NFL team 5 times, MVP 1943, Career passing: 14,686 yards, 137 TDs, 4 NFL Titles|
|Lyman, William R.William R. Lyman||1964||Offensive Line
|Started on four title teams: 1922-1923 Canton, 1924 Cleveland, 1933 Bears. Possibly invented the constant shifting by defensive players before each play.|
|McAfee, GeorgeGeorge McAfee||1966||Running Back, Kick Return Specialist, Defensive Back||1940–1941
|Pioneered use of low-cut shoes. Scored 234 points, 5,313 combined net yards, intercepted 25 passes in eight seasons. NFL punt return champ, 1948. Held career punt return average record - 12.78 yards on 112 punt returns|
|Musso, GeorgeGeorge Musso||1982||Offensive Line
|1933–1944||First to win All-NFL at two positions - tackle (1935), guard (1937). Captained Bears nine seasons. Played in seven NFL championship games. As a collegian,played against two future Presidents of the United States, Ronald Reagan, a guard at Eureka College and Michigan center, Gerald Ford.|
|Nagurski, BronkoBronko Nagurski||1963||Fullback
|Gained 4031 yards in 9 seasons, 6 time All-NFL. His two TD passes clinched Bears' 1933 title win. After five-year retirement, helped 1943 Bears to NFL title.|
|Page, AlanAlan Page||1988||Defensive Tackle||1978–1981||Minnesota Vikings|
|Payton, WalterWalter Payton||1993||Running Back||1975–1987||Retired as all-time leader in rushing, combined net yards. Career stats: 16,726 yards, 110 TDs rushing; 492 receptions for 4,538 yards; 21,803 combined net yards, 125 touchdowns. All-Pro seven times. Played in nine Pro Bowls. Held single-game rushing record of 275 yards. Had 77 games over 100 yards rushing|
|Sayers, GaleGale Sayers||1977||Running Back||1965–1971||Rookie record 22 TDs. Led NFL rushers, 1966, 1969. Named all-time NFL halfback, 1969. All-NFL five straight years. Player of Game in three Pro Bowls. NFL lifetime kickoff return leader|
|Singletary, MikeMike Singletary||1998||Middle Linebacker||1981–1992||1488 tackles (885 solo), 51 passes defensed, 12 fumble recoveries, 7 interceptions. All-Pro eight times, 1983-1989, 1991 All-NFC selection nine straight years, 1983-1991. Ten consecutive Pro Bowls. Defensive Player of the Year, 1985, 1988|
|Stydahar, JoeJoe Stydahar||1967||Offensive Tackle
|Played on five divisional and three NFL championship teams. All-NFL five straight years, 1936-1940. Often played without helmet early in career.|
|Trafton, GeorgeGeorge Trafton||1964||Center
|1920–1932||First Center ever for the team, One of the first centers to rove on defense and the first on offense to center the football with only one hand.|
|Turner, BulldogBulldog Turner||1966||Linebacker
|1940–1952||Rookie starter at age of 20. Led NFL with eight interceptions, 1942. Stole 17 passes in career. All-NFL seven times. Four NFL championship teams. Intercepted four passes in five NFL title games|
The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit, Michigan. Originally based in Portsmouth, Ohio and called the Portsmouth Spartans, the team began play in 1929 as an independent professional team, before joining the NFL for the 1930 season. Despite success within the NFL, they could not survive in Portsmouth, then the NFL's smallest city. The team was purchased and moved to Detroit for the 1934 season. The Lions have won four NFL Championships, tied for 9th overall in total championships amongst all 32 active NFL franchises; although the last was in 1957, which gives the club the second-longest NFL championship drought behind the Arizona Cardinals. The Lions are the only franchise to have gone winless since the move to sixteen season games in 1978, going 0-16 during the 2008 NFL season. They are also one of four current teams to have never played in the Super Bowl. Since the charter induction class of 1963, that included 1 Lion, another 18 individuals who have played, coached, or held an administrative position for the Lions have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Of the 19 inductees, 14 made their primary contribution to football with the Lions, while the other five contributed only a minor portion (3 seasons or less) of their career with the Lions or Spartans. The most recent Lion to be inducted was Curley Culp in 2013, although Culp played only five games for the Lions in the final two seasons of his career.
|Portsmouth Spartans||Detroit Lions|
|Inductee||Class||Position||Seasons||Major part of Primary Contribution|
|Barney, LemLem Barney||1992||Cornerback||1967–1977||NFL interception leader, defensive Rookie of Year, 1967 - Returned kicks, emergency punter - 56 interceptions, 1,077 return yards and 1,312 yards on punt returns, 1,274 yards on kickoff returns. Scored 11 career touchdowns. Seven Pro Bowls, All-NFL/NFC four times.|
|Christiansen, JackJack Christiansen||1970||Safety
|1951–1958||Left safety on three championship teams. All-NFL six straight years, 1952-1957. Five Pro Bowls. Also a return specialist. NFL interception leader, 1953, 1957. Career record: 46 interceptions for 717 yards, three TDs - 85 punt returns for 1,084 yards, eight TDs.|
|Clark, DutchDutch Clark||1963||Quarterback
Coach / GM
|Did not play till 2 years out of Colorado College. Called signals, played tailback, Outstanding team leader. NFL's last dropkicking specialist. All-NFL six of seven years. NFL scoring champ three years. Led Lions to 1935 NFL title. Scored 368 points on 42 TDs, 71 PATs, 15 FGs. Player-coach final two seasons.|
|Creekmur, LouLou Creekmur||1996||Offensive Lineman||1950–1959||Primarily an offensive lineman, used on defense in short-yardage situations. Played in 165 straight games ( preseason, regular season and playoffs), 1950-1958. All-NFL 6 times. Eight Pro Bowls, twice as guard, six times as tackle. Played on three Lions NFL championship teams.|
|Culp, CurleyCurley Culp||2013||Defensive Tackle||1980–1981||Kansas City Chiefs, Houston Oilers|
|Dudley, BillBill Dudley||1966||Running Back||1947–1949|| Won "triple crown" (NFL rushing, interception, punt return titles), 1946. Most Valuable Player, 1946. All-NFL 1942, 1946. Scored 478 points, had 23 interceptions in career. Nicknamed "Bullet Bill,”
Also had major impact for the Redskins and Steelers
|Gatski, FrankFrank Gatski||1985||Offensive Lineman||1957||Cleveland Browns|
|Johnson, John HenryJohn Henry Johnson||1987||Fullback||1957–1959||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Dick "Night Train" Lane||1974||Cornerback||1960–1965|| Set NFL interception record (14) as rookie, 1952. All-NFL six years. Seven Pro Bowls. Voted All-time NFL cornerback, 1969. Career interception record - 68 for 1,207 yards, five TDs.
Also had major impact with the Chicago Cardinals
|Lary, YaleYale Lary||1979||Safety
|Helped win three Lions championships with defense and punting. 11-years at right safety, exceptional punter, kick return threat for long distance. Career 50 interceptions, 44.3-yard punting average, three NFL punting titles. In nine Pro Bowls.|
|Layne, BobbyBobby Layne||1967||Quarterback
|1950–1958|| Led Lions to four divisional, three NFL titles in the 1950s. Last-second TD pass won 1953 NFL title game. All-NFL, 1952, 1956. NFL scoring champ, 1956. Career record - 1,814 completions, 26,768 yards, 196 TDs; 2,451 yards rushing; 372 points scored.
Also had major impact for the Pittsburgh Steelers
|LeBeau, DickDick LeBeau||2010||Cornerback||1959–1972||12 straight seasons with three or more interceptions. Voted to three consecutive Pro Bowls. All-NFL second-team four times. NFC-leading nine interceptions, 1970. - 62 career interceptions for 762 yards and three touchdowns, ranked third all-time at retirement.|
|Matson, OllieOllie Matson||1972||Running Back||1963||Chicago Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams|
|McElhenny, HughHugh McElhenny||1970||Running Back||1964||San Francisco 49ers|
|Sanders, BarryBarry Sanders||2004||Running Back||1989–1998||First player to rush for 1,000 yards his first 10 seasons. NFL rushing leader four times. MVP, 1997. Record 14 straight 100-yard games, 1997. Career rushing record: 15,269 yards, 99 TDs. Selected to 10 Pro Bowls.|
|Sanders, CharlieCharlie Sanders||2007||Tight End||1968–1977||Seven Pro Bowls. All-NFL three straight seasons. - 30 or more receptions seven times, 500-plus receiving yards six seasons. Lions' all-time reception leader (336) at time of retirement. NFL's All-Decade Team of the 1970s.|
|Schmidt, JoeJoe Schmidt||1973||Linebacker
|Became a master of new middle linebacking position as it evolved in the 1950s. All-NFL ten years. Pro Bowl ten straight years, 1955-1964. Team captain nine years. Selected the "Greatest Lion Ever" at the NFL's 50th anniversary. Coaching record 43-35-7.|
|Walker, DoakDoak Walker||1986||Running Back
|1950–1955||1948 Heisman Trophy winner. Big role in Lions' successes, early 1950s. - 67-yard run for winning TD in 1952 title game. Rushed, passed, caught passes, returned punts and kickoffs, punted, placekicked and played defense if needed. Two NFL scoring titles. All-NFL five years - Five Pro Bowls.|
|Wojciechowicz, AlexAlex Wojciechowicz||1968||Center/ Linebacker||1938–1946||Two-time Fordham All-American, center of "Seven Blocks of Granite" line. Lions' No. 1 draft pick, 1938. "Iron man" for 8 1/2 years with Lions. 7 Interceptions in 1944 season. Known for very wide center stance. Nineteen lifetime interceptions.|
Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. They are the third-oldest franchise in the NFL, founded in 1919 by coach, player, and future Hall of Fame inductee Curly Lambeau and sports and telegraph editor George Whitney Calhoun. The Packers organization has become one of the most successful professional football teams, having won a total of 13 professional American football championships—nine NFL Championships and four Super Bowls—the most in the NFL. The franchise has recorded 18 NFL divisional titles, eight NFL conference championships, and the second most regular season and overall victories of any NFL franchise, behind the Chicago Bears. In addition to the Packers that were part of the charter class of 1963, an additional 23 individuals who have played or coached for the Packers have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Of the 27 inductees, 22 made their primary contribution to football with the Packers, while the other five only contributed a minor portion of their career to the Packers. Of the original 17 individuals inducted in 1963, four spent the major part of their career with the Green Bay Packers. This includes the founder Curly Lambeau, the NFL's all-time offensive tackle Cal Hubbard, the 1941 and 1942 Most Valuable Player Don Hutson, and 1931 All-NFL player John (Blood) McNally. The first two decades of the Hall of Fame's existence saw 17 Packers enshrined, including the only inductee who was not a player for the Packers, Vince Lombardi. Coaching the Packers from 1959 to 1967, Lombardi led the team to five NFL Championships, also won the first two Super Bowls, and earned an overall winning percentage of .754. The most recent Packer to be inducted was Dave Robinson, a 3 time All-Pro linebacker. Robinson started as outside linebacker for 3 straight NFL championship wins and Super Bowls I and II.
|Inductee||Class||Position||Seasons||Major part of Primary Contribution|
|Green Bay Packers|
|Adderley, HerbHerb Adderley||1981||Cornerback||1961–1969||Played in five NFL, two NFC title games, four Super Bowls. Made 60-yard TD interception in Super Bowl II. All-NFL five times, Five Pro Bowls, Career record: 48 interceptions for 1,046 yards, 7 TDs; 120 kickoff returns for 3,080 yards, 2 TDs.|
|Canadeo, TonyTony Canadeo||1974||Running Back,
Punter, Kick Returns
|Two-way player. Averaged 75 yards offense in 116 NFL games. Packers leading receiver, 1943. Third back to pass 1,000-yard mark in one season, 1949. All-NFL, 1943, 1949.|
|Willie Davis||1981||Defensive End||1960–1969||Played Army football prior to joining 1958 Browns. Defensive standout after 1960 trade to Green Bay, All-NFL five seasons. In five Pro Bowls, six NFL title games, two Super Bowls. Never missed a game in 12-year, 162 game career,|
|Ford, LenLen Ford||1976||Defensive End||1958||Cleveland Browns|
|Gregg, ForrestForrest Gregg||1977||Offensive Tackle
|Lombardi called him "best player I ever coached". Played in 188 straight games, 1956-1971. All-NFL eight straight years, 1960-1967. Nine Pro Bowls. Played on seven NFL championship teams, including three Super Bowl winners. 1976 Coach of the Year.|
|Hendricks, TedTed Hendricks||1990||Linebacker||1974||Baltimore Colts, Oakland/ Los Angeles Raiders|
|Herber, ArnieArnie Herber||1966||Quarterback||1930–1940||Joined Packers as 20 year-old rookie and threw TD pass first pro game. Accurate long passer. First great pass-catch combo with Don Hutson. NFL passing leader, 1932, 1934, 1936. QB for four Packers title teams. Came out of retirement to lead 1944 Giants to NFL Eastern title.|
|Hinkle, ClarkeClarke Hinkle||1964||Fullback
|1932–1941||Fullback on offense, linebacker on defense. Also passed, punted, placekicked, caught passes. All-NFL four years. Averaged 40.8 yards punting. Top NFL scorer, 1938.|
|Hornung, PaulPaul Hornung||1986||Halfback
|Heisman Trophy winner, All-America at Notre Dame. Best in red zone. NFL Player of Year, 1960, 1961. Led scorers three years. NFL record 176 points, 1960. Record 19 points in 1961 NFL title game.|
|Hubbard, CalCal Hubbard||1963||Offensive Tackle
|Rookie star with Giants' defensive team, 1927. Played end with Giants, and tackle with Packers. Played for Packers' champions, 1929-1931. Back-up lineman on defense. All-NFL six years, 1928-1933. Voted NFL's all-time offensive tackle, 1969|
|Hutson, DonDon Hutson||1963||Wide Receiver||1935–1945||NFL's first "super end", also placekicked, played safety. Receiving leader eight years. Highest scorer five times. All-NFL nine years. MVP 1941, 1942. Career 488 catches for 7,991 yards, 99 TDs, 811 points. Held 18 major NFL records at time of retirement. Voted NFL's all-time end, 1969.|
|Jordan, HenryHenry Jordan||1995||Defensive Lineman||1959–1969||11-years at right defensive tackle. Specialty was pressuring quarterback. Missed only two games first 12 seasons. All-NFL six times. Four Pro Bowls, seven NFL title games, Super Bowls I, II.|
|Kiesling, WaltWalt Kiesling||1966||Offensive Lineman||1935–1936||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Earl "Curly" Lambeau||1963||Team Founder
|Founded pre-NFL Packers in 1919. Coach-general manager for Packers until 1949. Kept pro football alive in Green Bay. First coach to make forward pass a large part of the offense. 33-year NFL coaching record of 229-134-22. Six championships in Green Bay. Played halfback for 11 years.|
|Lofton, JamesJames Lofton||2003||Wide Receiver||1978–1986||More than 50 receptions in a season nine times. First NFL player to score a touchdown in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. - 16 seasons, 764 passes for 14,004 yards, which was the NFL record at the time of his retirement. All-Pro four times, All-NFC three times, Eight Pro Bowls.|
|Lombardi, VinceVince Lombardi||1971||Coach
|Began head coaching career at age 45. Turned Green Bay into winner in two seasons. NFL Man of the Decade in the 1960s. Packer record was 89-29-4, Five NFL titles, won first two Super Bowls. Led 1969 Redskins to first winning record in 14 years. Never had a losing season.|
|John "Blood" McNally||1963||Fullback
|Used "Johnny Blood" alias from Valentino movie title, "Blood and Sand". Deceptive speed, good hands pass catcher. 49 TDs, 297 points in 14 seasons with five NFL teams. All-NFL, 1931. Second-team All-NFL, 1929, 1930. Pittsburgh player-coach in 1937-1938.|
|Michalske, MikeMike Michalske||1964||Offensive Guard
|Developed idea of using fullbacks at guard to capitalize on size & speed. Anchor for Packers championship lines, 1929, 1930, 1931. Two way 60 minute player. Specialty was blitzing on defense. All-NFL, 1927–32, 1934, 1935. First guard elected to Hall of Fame.|
|Nitschke, RayRay Nitschke||1978||Middle Linebacker||1958–1972||First Green Bay defender from the 1960s to be elected. Named NFL's all-time top linebacker, 1969. All-NFL three years. 25 career interceptions. MVP in 1962 NFL title game.|
|Ringo, JimJim Ringo||1981||Center||1953–1963||All-Pro before Packers dynasty years. All-NFL seven times. 10 Pro Bowls, three NFL championship games. Great down-field blocker, pass protector. Started in then-record 182 straight games, 1954-1967, playing through many injuries.|
|Dave Robinson||2013||Linebacker||1963–1972||Drafted in 1st round by Packers in NFL; 3rd round by Chargers in AFL, 1963, All-Pro three times. 1960's All-Decade Team, Started OLB in three straight NFL championship wins, 1965–67 and Super Bowl I and II victories, Intercepted 27 passes for 449 yards, 1 TD.|
|Starr, BartBart Starr||1977||Quarterback
|Pin point passer, poised team leader. His Packers won six division, five NFL, two Super Bowl titles. MVP, 1966. MVP in Super Bowls I, II. Three-time passing champion. Four Pro Bowls.|
|Stenerud, JanJan Stenerud||1991||Placekicker||1980–1983||Kansas City Chiefs|
|Jim Taylor||1976||Running Back||1958–1966||1,000-yard rusher five straight years, 1960-1964. Career total - Rushed for 8,597 yards, caught 225 passes, 10,539 combined net yards, 558 points. Led NFL rushers, scorers, record 19 TDs rushing, 1962. Famous for his "run to daylight" playing.|
|Tunnell, EmlenEmlen Tunnell||1967||Safety||1959–1961||New York Giants|
|White, ReggieReggie White||2006||Defensive End/ Tackle||1993–1998|| Recorded more sacks (124) than games played (121) in eight seasons with Eagles. Packers' all-time sack leader with 68.5. - 12 seasons with 10-plus sacks. NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1987, 1991, 1998. - 13 straight Pro Bowls.
Also had major impact with the Philadelphia Eagles
|Willie Wood||1989||Safety||1960–1971||Played in six NFL championship games, Super Bowls I, II. - Eight Pro Bowls. All-NFL six times. - 50-yard interception return a turning point play in Super Bowl I. Career record: 48 interceptions, 699 yards, 2 TDs; 187 punt returns, 1,391 yards, 2 TDs. Led NFL in punt returns (1961), interceptions (1962).|
The Minnesota Vikings are a professional American football team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings joined the NFL as an expansion team in 1960, and first took the field for the 1961 season. The Vikings have won one NFL Championship, in 1969, prior to the league's merger with the American Football League (AFL). Since the merger, they have qualified for the playoffs 25 times, third-most in the league. The team has played in four Super Bowls (IV, VIII, IX and XI), losing in each one. In addition, they have lost in their last five NFC Championship Game appearances since 1978. 18 individuals who have played, coached, or held an administrative position for the Vikings have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Of the 18 inductees, 12 made their primary contribution to football with the Vikings, while the other six contributed only a minor portion (3 seasons or less) of their career with the Vikings. The most recent Viking to be inducted was Cris Carter in 2013, a wide receiver with the Vikings for 12 seasons.
|Inductee||Class||Position||Seasons||Major part of Primary Contribution|
|Cris Carter||2013||Wide Receiver||1990–2001||Eight-time Pro Bowl selection, three-time All-Pro. 1990's All-Decade Team. Finished No. 2 in career receptions and touchdowns|
|Dave Casper||2002||Tight End||1983||Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders|
|Doleman, ChrisChris Doleman||2012||Defensive End
|Drafted as linebacker in 1st round by Vikings in 1985. Became starting defensive end late in second season. Team sack leader eight times. League leader with 21 sacks, 1989. Career sack total of 150.5 sacks was fourth best at retirement. Eight seasons with 10 or more sacks. Eight Pro Bowls Defensive Player of the year, 1992. Only missed 2 games in 15 years.|
|Eller, CarlCarl Eller||2004||Defensive End||1964–1978||Selected in 1st round of NFL draft by Minnesota and AFL draft by Buffalo, 1964. Left defensive end on the Vikings' "Purple People Eaters" defensive line. Great run stopper, awesome pass rusher. 44 sacks, 1975-1977 -Elected to six Pro Bowls.|
|Finks, JimJim Finks||1995||Team administrator||1964–1973|| Developed Vikings, Bears, Saints - all teams with losing records - into winners, Drafted 19 of 22 starters for Super Bowl XX.
Also had major impact with the Saints and Bears.
|Grant, BudBud Grant||1994||Coach||1967–1983
|Vikings record: 168-108-5. Coached Vikings to 11 divisional championships in 1968-1971, 1973-1978, 1981. Won 1969 NFL championship, NFC titles in 1973, 1974, 1976. Coached in 4 Super Bowls. Played in NBA, NFL, CFL before coaching career in Winnipeg.|
|Krause, PaulPaul Krause||1998||Safety||1968–1979||Led league with 12 interceptions in rookie year, named All-Pro. Retired as NFL all-time interception leader with 81. Played in eight Pro Bowls. All-NFL four times. Started at free safety in four Super Bowls, five NFL/NFC championship games.|
|Langer, JimJim Langer||1987||Offensive Lineman||1980–1981||Miami Dolphins|
|McDaniel, RandallRandall McDaniel||2009||Offensive Guard||1988–1999||Awarded all-rookie honors. Started 202 consecutive games. Started 13 straight playoff games for Vikings. Blocked for six 1,000-yard rushers and five 3,000-yard passers during career. Major part of offensive line of Vikings team that scored then-record 556 points, 1998. Named All-Pro nine consecutive times (1990–98) - Named to a record 12 consecutive Pro Bowls (1990-2001)|
|McElhenny, HughHugh McElhenny||1970||Running Back||1961–1962||San Francisco 49ers|
|Moon, WarrenWarren Moon||2006||Quarterback||1994–1996||Houston Oilers|
|Page, AlanAlan Page||1988||Defensive Tackle||1967–1978||First-round pick, 1967. Played in 238 straight games, including four Super Bowls. NFL MVP, 1971 - NFL Defensive Player of Year, 1971, 1973. Elected to nine straight Pro Bowls. Career record: 23 opponent fumble recoveries, 28 blocked kicks, 173 sacks|
|Randle, JohnJohn Randle||2010||Defensive Tackle||1990–2000||Undrafted free agent. - 137.5 career sacks. Eight consecutive seasons (1992–99) with 10-plus sacks and a ninth in 2001. Named first-team All-Pro/All-NFC six consecutive years (1993–98). Elected to seven Pro Bowls.|
|Stenerud, JanJan Stenerud||1991||Placekicker||1984–1985||Kansas City Chiefs|
|Tarkenton, FranFran Tarkenton||1986||Quarterback||1961–1966
| Threw four TD passes, first game, 1961. At retirement led lifetime passers in attempts (6,467), completions (3,686), yards (47,003), touchdowns (342). Known as a scrambler. Rushed for 3,674 yards, 32 TDs. Three Super Bowls with Vikings. Pro Bowl nine times.
Also had major impact for the New York Giants
|Norm Van Brocklin||1971||Coach||1961–1966||Los Angeles Rams as a Quarterback|
|Yary, RonRon Yary||2001||Offensive Tackle||1968–1981||First player selected overall, 1968 draft. Missed only two games in career due to injury. Became starter at right tackle in second season. Played in seven Pro Bowls. Started in four Super Bowls and five NFL/NFC championship games.|
|Zimmerman, GaryGary Zimmerman||2008||Offensive Tackle||1986–1992|| Streak of 169 consecutive starts. Led offensive line that helped Vikings lead NFC in rushing, 1991. With Zimmerman blocking, Broncos led AFC in total combined yards, 1995 and NFL in 1996, 1997. Selected to two NFL All-Decade Teams, 1980s, 1990s. Seven Pro Bowls.
Also had major impact for the Denver Broncos
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