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Top Ten Tips For Making Football Hall Of Fame

Published at 02/03/2012 06:29:30


The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio is known for recognizing and honoring professional football's pioneers as well as the game's greatest players, coaches, and other legends. Only the best of the best make it to the football hall of fame, and it takes a lot to be counted among the ranks of the greatest. From Jim Thorpe to Jim Brown, from Dan Fouts to Dan Marino, everyone always remembers a hall of famer. Voting takes place every year for the football hall of fame and is conducted by fans and regulated by the hall. A commemoration ceremony takes place at the football hall in Canton to honor each year's inductees, who are inducted with a plaque honoring their achievments inside the hall. All inductees who are still alive at the time of the induction ceremony typically give a speech in which they reflect on their accomplishments and their career, thanking their coaches, their families, their teammates, and often God as well.

If you play football and someday dream of being honored as an inductee at the pro football hall of fame, you can follow some tips to try to make it. However, don't be discouraged if you don't make it to the hall. Remember that only the absolute best of the best are the ones that make it in, but you can still make your mark if you work hard and practice, playing the game at your absolute best. 


The Pro Football Hall of Fame opened in Canton, Ohio in 1963 with 17 original inductees. Since then, dozens of players have been added to the rosters of the football hall, and all have been honored for their achievments in one of America's most beloved games. In addition to featuring the plaques of all the great athletes, the football hall is also a tourist attraction, containing a great deal of artifacts and other memorabilia for fans to enjoy. Even non football fans who travel to the football hall of fame can have a good time and find something interesting to enjoy as they spend the day there. The hall has also experienced several substantial expansions since it first opened and began to grow accordingly. 


As previously mentioned above, the football hall of fame houses a great deal of artifacts and attractions for fans of the game to enjoy. There is also a movie theater for fans to enjoy videos of old football games and highlight reels. In addition, the football hall hosts the football hall of game each year at Fawcett Stadium next door. 

Tips and comments

To be one of the best of the best and someday be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, there are certain things a player must do. It will not be easy and may even take a bit of luck, but anything is possible with hard work and perseverance. 

1. Break records. To reach the football hall of fame, you must break records of hall of famers before you. By breaking significant records such as most touchdowns scored, most tackles, and most yards run, you can most assuredly find yourself inducted into the football hall of fame. 

2. Be a beloved player. Fans always remember not only the great ones, but the charismatic ones. Set a great example for others both on the field and off. Fans will remember this when it comes time for voting. 

3. Win a Super Bowl (or five). While not a requirement for the football hall, it always helps to do well in the postseason, particularly in the world's biggest game, the Super Bowl. 

4. Play well. This goes without saying, but you must play well to make it in.

5. Be a starter. 

6. Work hard at all times. 

7. Show up early for practice and stay late. Make yourself stand out above the rest of the players on your team.

8. Be a team player. 

9. Do everything you can to learn as much about the game as possible. Study films of hall of famers. Try to imitate their moves and analyze everything you can about how they played. 

10. Reach for the stars.