Sapp, Allen, Ogden Highlight 2013 NFL HoF Class


Published on February 3 2013 7:56 am
Last Updated on February 3 2013 7:57 am
Written by Wayne Moran

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is welcoming a new class to Canton. Pro Football Hall of Fame Director Steve Perry announces the 2013 class.

Audio: Steve Perry announces the new class

The 2013 class is highlighted by offensive linemen Jonathan Ogden and Larry Allen. Ogden was the first-overall draft pick of the Baltimore Ravens, and led the offensive line from 1996 through 2007. He helped Baltimore to a win in Super Bowl 35. Allen played for the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers, winning a Super Bowl with the 'Boys in 1995. Former Eagles and Vikings wide receiver Cris Carter is also among the inductees. Carter was an eight-time Pro Bowler who caught nearly 14-thousand passes and 130 touchdowns. Warren Sapp is also headed to Canton. The former Buccaneers and Raiders defensive tackle was a seven-time Pro Bowler who had 96-and-a-half sacks in his career. Former Patriots, Giants, Jets and Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells was also inducted. Parcells led the Giants to a pair of Super Bowl wins and won nearly 57-percent of his regular season games.

The two senior committee nominees were also inducted. Curley Culp was a defensive lineman that played for the Kansas City Chiefs, Houston Oilers and Detroit Lions from 1968 through 1981. Dave Robinson was a linebacker and kicker for the Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins from 1963 through 1974. The new inductees were announced in New Orleans, one day ahead of Super Bowl 47.