Raiders’ legends get inducted next month
Raiders legends Tom Flores and Charles Woodson aren’t officially members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame quite yet, but they are already being honored in the Canton, Ohio, museum.
The Hall of Fame announced on Friday that the eight-member class of 2021 — which also includes Alan Faneca, Calvin Johnson, John Lynch, Peyton Manning, Bill Nunn and Drew Pearson — now have their locker exhibit open to prepare for their Aug. 8 induction. The class was elected in February.
According to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, here is a sampling of the artifacts being showcased in both Flores’ and Woodson’s lockers:
- Super Bowl XV film canister from the Oakland Raiders’ victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Jan. 25, 1981.
- Plaque from LULAC (Language of United Latin American Citizens) recognizing Flores as the first minority NFL head coach to win a Super Bowl.
- 1954 H.M. Ginsburg, MD Award for Outstanding Back Trophy.
- Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers jerseys and helmets.
- Game-worn cleats from 2015 when Woodson intercepted his 65th pass.
- 1998 NFL Draft card.
Awesome. Meet you in Canton!
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