2024 Pro Football Hall of Fame class: Julius Peppers, Devin Hester, Steve McMichael lead star-studded class
The newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame were revealed Thursday night at NFL Honors. These players will join the hundreds who are already immortalized in Canton, Ohio.
The latest inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame were announced at NFL Honors, and they will soon join the elite group of players who are immortalized in Canton, Ohio. These players have left a lasting impact on the game and will be honored with bronze busts and gold jackets this summer.
Dwight Freeney, known for his devastating spin move, recorded 125.5 career sacks and won a Super Bowl with the 2006 Colts. Andre Johnson, considered the greatest offensive player in Texans history, made seven Pro Bowl appearances and led the NFL in receiving twice. Devin Hester, widely regarded as the greatest returner in NFL history, scored 19 kick/punt return touchdowns during his 11-year career, including a memorable opening kickoff return for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLI.
Randy Gradishar, a key player in the Broncos' "Orange Crush" defense, led the team to its first AFC championship in 1977. Patrick Willis, a dominant linebacker, earned seven Pro Bowl selections, five All-Pro honors, and a spot on the Hall of Fame All-2000s Team during his eight-year career. Steve McMichael, known for his longevity and impact on the Bears' defense, played in 227 games and recorded 95 career sacks, ranking fourth all-time for defensive tackles. Julius Peppers, a fearsome defensive end, was named to two Hall of Fame All-Decade teams and consistently terrorized opposing quarterbacks from 2002 to 2018.
These players have left an indelible mark on the game of football and will be forever remembered as they take their place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.