Bryant Young is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2022. His son Colby died of cancer in October of last year. Colby's favorite number, according to his father, was 22.
Young said that he would enter the Hall as a member of the '22'. There is a new year, "2022." There are 22 words.
Young's voice broke even more when he spoke about how he handled the news that his son's cancer had spread after being told that the treatments were no longer working.
The crowd gave Young a standing reception.
Young said that Colby knew where things were going. He wasn't afraid of dying as much as he was worried about death. It would be painful. He would be remembered.
Colby, you are in our hearts. We will always talk to you.
The most moving moment of the day was Young's speech Among the other people who joined Young in the Hall were a wide receiver, an offensive tackle, a safety, an official, and a coach.
Young was a member of the All-Decade team of the 1990s and was a four-time Pro Bowler. He came back from a broken leg to lead the 49ers with 11 sacks and 20 quarterback pressures.
He was a five-time Pro Bowler, a three-time All-Pro and a member of the NFL's All-Decade Team before his career was cut short by a shoulder injury. He is the first player in franchise history to be elected to the Hall of Fame.
He summed it up with the first four words of his speech.
Is that correct? It is an honor to be the first Jacksonville Jaguar to be accepted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Branch was a member of the Oakland/ Los Angeles Raiders and won three Super Bowls. He was an All-Pro three times and a four-time Pro Bowler. His sister, Elaine Anderson, spoke on his behalf and said she felt his brother was here in spirit.
She said that today is sad because they don't have our beloved Clifford anymore. There is a sweet spirit in this place. His enshrining would not be missed. Al Davis and John Madden are seated next to 21.
He was a four-time Pro Bowler and four-time All-Pro during his time in Green Bay. The Lambeau Leap is one of the most famous touchdown celebrations in the history of the NFL.
A lot of doors open up when you play for the Packers. All doors are open if you win a Superbowl. Football heaven will open up when you become a member of the Hall of Fame.
He is the first official to be in the hall. The league's Manhattan command center is named after him after he introduced the instant replay system in the NFL.
"Doing the job and hopefully nobody's going to even know you were alive is the greatest thing I need for an official," he said. With a heavy dose of common sense, makes the calls the right way.
After playing in the USFL, Mills joined the New Orleans Saints. Mills made five Pro Bowls and was named All- Pro three times, despite being only 5-foot-9. Two years after he was diagnosed with cancer, Mills passed away.
Melanie Mills said that her husband's motto of " Keep Pounding" was something that he lived off the field as well.
Melanie Mills said that he was more than just a football player. He was a leader who kept pounding no matter what the odds were.
Everyone, keep pounding. Sam wants you to do that.
New England and the Raiders were Seymour's two previous teams. He was a member of the All-Pro team three times. He was a member of the All-Decade Team of the 2000s.
"I am overwhelmed with humility, not because of what this moment says about me, but what this moment says about us and what we can do together," Seymour said. I'm overwhelmed with gratitude because I didn't have anyone to help me. We did not. None of us were able to. You can judge a man by the company he keeps, according to them. I can't think of a better person than you.
It's a great honor to have my name in the Hall of Fame.
Louis Rams to a Super Bowl title, was named the NFL coach of the year twice by The Sporting News and once by The Associated Press.
The man with the sleeves on had the longest speech of the day. He spoke for more than 20 minutes and thanked many people.
He wanted to go through everyone.
The only thing that will make him feel better is seeing the coaches in the hall of fame.
He said that they would do the same if he deserved it.