Full list of Hall of Fame Class of 2017 presenters announced

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Two wives, two coaches, an agent, a son and a teammate will present the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017.

To most football fans, the best-known name of the presenters will be Lorenzo Neal, the former fullback who was chosen as LaDainian Tomlinson’s presenter. Neal blocked for Tomlinson in San Diego from 2003 to 2007.

Longtime NFL kicker Morten Andersen has chosen his son, Sebastian Andersen, as his presenter. Sebastian is a high school linebacker in Georgia.

Terrell Davis chose his longtime agent and friend Neil Schwartz as his presenter. Schwartz represented Davis throughout his NFL career.

Two players chose former coaches, with Kenny Easley choosing his high school coach Tommy Rhodes, and Jason Taylor choosing his Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson.

And two inductees chose their wives: Jerry Jones will be presented by Gene Jones, and Kurt Warner will be presented by Brenda Warner.

38 responses to “Full list of Hall of Fame Class of 2017 presenters announced

  1. Jerry Jones is un-dead and can’t be introduced by any other un-dead entity.
    I think he took a human bride…so she’s probably ok to present him. It’s in the HOF bylaws.

  2. I have nothing negative to say about this post. Congratulations to the inductees.

  3. So Jimmy Johnson will be a presenter but not to Jerry Jones…

    An awkward moment. Lol

  4. justtherealfacts says:
    Jul 5, 2017 2:13 PM

    If you induct Kurt Warner in to the hof then you are really starting to lower the bar. He is one of those players that should have almost made it.

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    I’m one of the first to complain about all the really great but now HOF worthy players in the HOF. I’m not a Rams or Cardinals fan but his various accomplishments make him worthy.

  5. What? Your wife, Jerruh? Were the strippers from the Cowboys Party Bus already booked?

  6. Serious question:

    Did Kurt Warner’s story of overcoming adversity help him get into the HOF?…and, if so…should it have? If he was just a regular guy who hopped around as an NFL back-up who had success late in his career…would he be a HOF’er?

  7. why is jerry jones in the hall of fame?

    because he bought the cowboys? we all know
    jimmy johnson was responsible for their early
    90s run

    dungy, bettis and jerry
    jones?

    pathetic

  8. why is jerry jones in the hall of fame?

    because he bought the cowboys? we all know
    jimmy johnson was responsible for their early
    90s run
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    Forget the Cowboys. It’s as a contributor. The marketing he did for the league, and how much he contributed to all the team’s future success (think $$$). I’m a Cowboys fan, and don’t really care for him, but I can see why the NFL as a whole does.

  9. Complain all you want about who is/isn’t in the hall, but does anyone else feel like the golden era of the NFL is so far back? Favre, Harrison, Tomlinson, Warner… The final nail in the coffin is gonna be when Peyton and Brady put those gold jackets on…

  10. A few years after Brady and Belicheck retire, the hall of fame hallways will need to be lengthened to allow for a lengthy number of asterisks on their name plates.

  11. Forget the Cowboys. It’s as a contributor. The marketing he did for the league, and how much he contributed to all the team’s future success (think $$$). I’m a Cowboys fan, and don’t really care for him, but I can see why the NFL as a whole does.

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    dude, he did not build the brand

    he may have hired jimmy johnson, but once
    he realized he was not getting credit, he has demolished
    your franchise

    the hype for no reason, that surrounds your teams
    is comical

    you’re one step removed from being the jets of
    the nfc

  12. The only reason Jerry Jones is going to be in the HOF is because of Jimmy Johnson. And everybody who will be in Canton that weekend will know this, including Jimmy Johnson and Jerry Jones. Thank you Jason Taylor for creating an uncomfortable situation that everybody will greatly enjoy except Jerry.

  13. Schwartz should enjoy the experience, because he won’t be presenting Revis ..for a couple of reasons.

  14. Look at Kurt Warner from 2002-2006 and tell me he belongs in the HOF?

    Name another HOF QB who fell off a cliff like that in the middle of his career?!

  15. dude, he did not build the brand

    he may have hired jimmy johnson, but once
    he realized he was not getting credit, he has demolished
    your franchise

    the hype for no reason, that surrounds your teams
    is comical

    you’re one step removed from being the jets of
    the nfc
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    Now I will troll. You didn’t read my comment. It’s NOT about the brand or Cowboys. 80% of the voters disagree with you. I know from your screen name you have cheating on the brain, but this seems legit. Also, they are a few more wins and rings from the Jets right now. Go hate somewhere else and pray Brady never retires.

  16. If you induct Kurt Warner in to the hof then you are really starting to lower the bar. He is one of those players that should have almost made it.

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    Davis & Taylor both belong in that group too.

  17. That’s one way out of the doghouse.

    If he’s in this deep I bet he shows up with her name tattooed on his forearm. Or possibly diagonally across his face.

  18. It’s nice to see everyone already planning Brady’s immense wing of the future Tom Brady Pro Football Hall of Fame. But remember, he won’t be eligible until 5 years after retirement, which will likely be in the 2030s. For example, did you know that the side of Brady’s 5th SB ring refers to him as a 5x SB MVP, even though he does not have 5 SB MVPs? Yet.

  19. Kurt Warner took two teams to three Super Bowls. Both teams not known for perennial success and were not contenders when he took over. He won one and was ahead when he walked off the field in the two others throwing for over 365 yds each time. That puts him an elite group. His quick release was ridiculously fast. His rags to riches story also earns him some points.

  20. TD had a longer career than Gale Sayers and no one would ever say Sayers doesn’t belong. The Broncos won 2 Super Bowls on his back. He belongs there. End of story.

  21. Really looking forward to seeing this group go in. Jerry Jones is one the all time great owners. He won super bowls with two different coaches, and he’s got the Cowboys right up near the top again. Kurt Warner was the best QB in the league when he was healthy. Ladanian Tomlinson is right below Walter Payton (in my book). He’s really close to the top five RBs of all time. I guess Terrell Davis had a couple awesome years. Personally, I’d put Bo Jackson in ahead of him, but I have no complaints.

  22. Kenny Easley goes in ?? No intent to disrespect what he did because he was a monster, helluva DB. But considering lost games due to injuries, he only played the equal to 6 seasons.

    Same with T Davis. He had 3 good years and 1 spectacular year in the 98 season.

    As much as I don’t like the guy, T.O. has better statistics.
    It’s supposed to be about the player, not the personality.

  23. Kurt Warner seasonal averages from 2002-2006;

    1588 yards, 5 tds, 6 ints, 82.1 QB rating

    5 seasons, 31 starts, only 8 wins as a starter.

    What an absolute joke.

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