Football: The Hall of Fame unveils the 2023 vintage
Young retirees like DeMarcus Ware and players who have had to wait decades like Chuck Howley will be inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 2023, according to the list unveiled Thursday night.
It's in his second year of eligibility that Ware, a defensive end who holds the Dallas Cowboys quarterback sack record, will make his debut in Canton. Having appeared in nine Pro Bowl games, he was also elected to the All-Star Team of the 2000s.
Offensive lineman Joe Thomas, who spent all 10 seasons of his career with the Cleveland Browns, didn't have to wait very long to join the Temple. Like cornerback Darrelle Revis, he was in his first year on the ballot.
Howley had to wait 45 years before he was called into the Hall of Fame. He became the first defensive player to be voted Most Valuable Player at the Super Bowl, in 1971.
Football players Rondé Barber, Joe Klecko, Ken Riley and Zach Thomas, along with coach Don Coryell are also part of the 2023 vintage. The induction ceremony will take place on August 5.