I have seen and talked to a lot on NFL people from the league. Commissioner Roger Goodell, Ray Anderson (NFL VP of Football Operations), and Mike Pierella (Head of the NFL Officials) are some of the big names.
After the dinner I was lucky to first run into Jan Stenerud the only kicker to date that has been inducted in the Hall of Fame. Jan and I worked the River Falls Kicking Camp together for about three years in the late 1970's.
Later in the evening I ran into Warren Moon. Warren was one of the quarterbacks when I was the Special Teams Coordinator with the Minnesota Vikings. Warren is now announcing for the Seattle Seahawks.
Next, I ran into Willie Brown and Fred Biletnikoff (Oakland Raiders) Hall of Fame players. Willie and I coached together at Long Beach State for Hall of Fame Coach George Allen. Willie later became Head Coach at Long Beach State. He presently is coaching with the Raiders.
Next, I ran into Paul Krause, Minnesota Viking Hall of Fame Safety. I met Paul when I was coaching for the Vikings. We have played several rounds of golf together back in Minnesota. It was good seeing and talking to Paul.
Willie Brown - Hall of Fame Corner Back (Raiders)
Fred Biletnikoff - Hall of Fame Receiver (Raiders)
Paul Krause - Hall of Fame Safety (Vikings)
Marv Levy - Hall of Fame Coach
Hall of Famers - Troy Aikman and John Maddan
Emmitt Thomas - Hall of Fame Defensive Back (Chiefs)
2009 Hall of Fame Class on Stage
At the end of the ceremony each PRO Football Hall of Fame inductee was give his yellow Hall of Fame sport coat to put on in front of the crowd. In the photo above Randall Mc Daniel (Vikings) has just received his new Hall of Fame jacket and is wearing it proudly.
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