The Pro Football Hall of Fame will induct seven new members Saturday night with a class that is headlined by LaDainian Tomlinson, Kurt Warner and Jerry Jones.
Speeches on Saturday night will begin at 7 p.m. ET with Kenny Easley, a former Seattle Seahawks safety who earned five trips to the Pro Bowl between 1982 and 1987. He’ll be followed by former Miami Dolphins pass rusher Jason Taylor, Saints and Falcons kicker Morten Andersen, and Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis.
The night will finish with Tomlinson, Jones and Warner.
Each inductee will first be introduced by a presenter before giving a speech of their own. In 2016, Brett Favre took the most time with a speech that lasted about 36 minutes, while Marvin Harrisonbreezed through his in about 11 minutes.
With seven inductees and seven introductions, it might be a late night in Canton, Ohio. But we’ll be keeping track of all the best moments as they happen right here:
Jones hasn’t spoken yet, but already gave us a highlight with some gold sneakers to match his new jacket.
Jerry Jones’ Hall of Fame sneakers
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First up is Easley, who played seven seasons for the Seattle Seahawks — including a Defensive Player of the Year performance in 1984 — before kidney problems forced a premature retirement.
Easley gave shoutouts to the many players — Jack Tatum, Steve Atwater, and several others — that haven’t made it in the Hall of Fame yet, but are still hopeful for a spot in the future.
He threw in a subtle plug of his book that hasn’t yet been published. Don’t knock the hustle.
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Kurt Warner’s family was close to missing his Hall of Fame party, but the Cardinals owner came to the rescue with a private jet.
Tom Brady’s induction in the Hall of Fame is still several years away, but he helped convince voters that it was time to induct Jason Taylor.
Kenny Easley didn’t play long, but he was an enforcer in the Seattle Seahawks secondary and earned his place in Canton.