The nine-hour assembly resulted in a choosing of 8 people to a Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015. Raising a sum series of members in a Hall of Fame to 295 are using behind Jerome Bettis, far-reaching receiver/returner Tim Brown, defensive end/linebacker Charles Haley, writer Bill Polian, linebacker Junior Seau, ensure Will Shields, core Mick Tingelhoff, and writer Ron Wolf.
Belichick had pronounced on Thursday that the choosing of Seau was a no-brainer and that “it’s apparently got to happen” for a male who spent many of his career with a Chargers, before relocating onto Miami and New England. Seau starred for 20 NFL seasons during that time he dynamic himself as one a excellent linebackers in fasten history. Named first-team All-Pro 8 times, he was comparison to 12 Pro Bowls and named NFL Defensive Player of a Year in 1992. His final 4 seasons were spent underneath Belichick with a Patriots from 2006-09.
“This is a outrageous respect for a family. It is really with a complicated heart that we am usurpation this since he should be here,” son Tyler Seau said, referring to his father’s self-murder in 2012. “He is here with us right now, and he is fasten this family and group that everybody is articulate about, though we consider family is even stronger. Emotionally, it is tough since we are blank a outrageous part, though we are staying clever and this is a blessing. We are shamed to be a partial of this family.”
The annual preference assembly was hold inside a Super Bowl XLIX Media Center in downtown Phoenix and capped a year-round preference process. The newly inaugurated Hall of Famers were selected from a list of 18 finalists who had been dynamic progressing by a Pro Football Hall of Fame‘s Selection Committee.