NFL Hall of Fame Quiz

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Starry-eyed players all yearn for the NFL Hall of Fame. How much do you know about this gallery of gridiron greatness? Find out by taking this quiz!!!

Where is the Pro Football Hall of Fame (HOF) located?

About 400,000 people live in the Canton metro area, which is near Akron.

What color is the jacket awarded to Hall of Famers when they are inducted?

Each member of the Hall of Fame is given a gold blazer.

Who selects the players who are inducted into the HOF?

A few dozen members of the media vote for their choices each year. One media member from each team's city is allowed to vote.

How many years must a player or coach have been retired before they are eligible for the Hall of Fame?

After a player or coach is retired for five years, anyone — including fans — can nominate them for Hall of Fame consideration.

In what year was the HOF established?

The HOF was established in 1963. Its mission is to, "honor the heroes of the game, preserve its history, promote its values and celebrate excellence."

Which college has produced the greatest number of Hall of Famers?

Notre Dame leads the way with 13 Hall of Fame players, as of 2016. That list includes players like Tim Brown, Jerome Bettis and Joe Montana.

Which of these longtime NFL coaches is NOT in the Hall of Fame?

On average, a coach is inducted into the HOF every other year. As of 2016, there are 23 inducted coaches.

Which of these Hall of Fame quarterbacks never won a Super Bowl title?

As of 2016, 25 modern-era QBs have been inducted into the HOF, including Steve Young, Bob Griese and Len Dawson.

Which school produced Hall of Famers like Marcus Allen, Frank Gifford and Ronnie Lott?

As of 2016, 12 former USC Trojans are in the Hall of Fame.

Which NFL team has the most HOF inductees?

The Bears are fertile grounds for Hall of Famers — as of 2016, 32 Bears players have been voted into the Hall.

Al Davis made it into the HOF for his accomplishments as what?

Davis was head coach of the Raiders in the 60s and then became a flashy, controversial team owner.

How many players were inducted in the Hall's first class?

There were 17 players inducted in the first year, far more than most years.

Are there more offensive linemen or defensive linemen in the HOF?

As of 2016, there are 44 offensive linemen in the Hall, and 37 defensive linemen.

How many Cincinnati Bengals players have been inducted into the Hall?

As of 2016, the Bengals have been home to just two Hall of Famers — Charlie Joiner and Anthony Munoz.

Jan Stenerud was the first player at which position to be named to the HOF?

Stenerud was the first full-time placekicker to be named to the HOF. He had a soccer-style kicking technique that he honed during his formative years in Norway.

To be inducted, a person must receive what percentage of the selection committee’s final vote?

You need a very solid vote count to make it into the HOF -- at least 80 percent of the selection committee must vote for you in order to finalize your induction.

Which Green Bay Packers legend — whom the team’s stadium is named after — was part of the first HOF class?

Green Bay is one of the NFL’s most cherished franchises for a reason — the team has been home to more than 20 Hall of Famers.

Which of these former No. 1 overall draft picks is also a Hall of Famer?

As of 2016, 12 No. 1 draft picks are also a part of the HOF. That list includes names like John Elway, Paul Hornung and O.J. Simpson.

How many NFL teams have NO Hall of Fame inductees?

There are only two of the NFL's 32 teams who can't claim a Hall of Fame player.

Which two teams do NOT have a Hall of Fame inductee to their credit?

The Jaguars and Texans are the only teams without an inductee. They are relatively new franchises that started in 1995 and 2002, respectively.

George Halas, one of the charter inductees in 1963, owned and coached what NFL team?

As owner and coach of the Bears, Halas won eight titles.

Who is the only player inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame?

Moon, who starred for the Edmonton Eskimos for six years, also played in the NFL from 1984 to 2000. He threw 291 touchdowns in his NFL career.

Which of these former Kansas City Chiefs greats is in the Hall of Fame?

As of 2016, nine Chiefs have been inducted into the Hall.

In what year was a punter finally inducted into the HOF?

It took roughly half a century for a punter to make the HOF. It was a Ray Guy, who played for the Raiders in the 70s and 80s.

Harry Carson and Ray Nitschke both played what position and made it into the HOF?

Both were linebackers. As of 2016, there are 27 linebackers in the HOF.

Who is the only Hall of Famer to have played his entire career with the Baltimore Ravens?

Ogden, a dominant offensive lineman, played with the Ravens from 1996 through 2007. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013.

Mike Ditka won a Super Bowl as a coach, but he’s in the Hall of Fame for his playing career at what position?

As of 2016, there are only eight tight ends in the HOF, including Ditka.

On which day each year does the selection committee elect new members to the HOF?

The committee gathers each year to elect new Hall of Famers on “Selection Saturday,” in the city where the Super Bowl is hosted.

In what month is the annual Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony held?

The ceremony is part of a long weekend full of activities in Canton, which also includes a parade and a preseason game.

As of 2016, how many players have been inducted into the HOF?

In the Hall's 53 years, 303 players have been inducted. That's an average of fewer than six players per season.

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