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Sport Eagles' Harold Carmichael, NFL Films' Steve Sabol among latest inductees named to Pro Football Hall of Fame

16:28  15 january  2020
16:28  15 january  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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The trio was the first named in a Wednesday morning HOF announcement on the NFL Network. They were followed by the induction of NFL Films’ Steve Sabol, pioneer Duke Slater and the Chicago Bears’ Ed Sprinkle.

Carmichael played 13 of his 14 NFL seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles (1971-1983), where as a receiver he helped lead the team to their first Super Bowl appearance. Carmichael was one of the NFL's first great big receivers, as the 6-foot-8, 225-pounder caught at least one pass in a then-record 127 straight games, made first- or second-team All-Pro four times and was on the NFL's All-Decade Team of the 1970s.

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Chicago’s Covert was a premier left tackle in the 1980s, a two-time first-team All-Pro and All-Decade player for the 1980s who was a stalwart on one of the greatest teams of all time, the 1985 Bears.

Hill was a premier offensive tackle for the New York Jets (1963-1976), a tremendous pass protector at left and right tackle. He was elected to eight AFL all-star games/Pro Bowls. He blocked for Joe Namath, pro football's first 4,000-yard passer.

Sabol joins his father, Ed, in the Hall of Fame as the driving forces behind NFL Films, which won over 100 Emmys under his leadership and brought millions of new viewers to the game.

Slater, an African-American pioneer in the early years of the NFL, starred as a two-way lineman for 10 seasons in the 1920s. He blocked for several Hall of Famers (including Fritz Pollard and Jim Thorpe), was named All-NFL four times and went on to become the second African-American judge in Chicago history.

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Sprinkle, one of the hardest hitters of his era, was an elite pass rusher at a time when sacks were not recorded. He was named to four Pro Bowls and named to the All-Decade Team of the 1940s.

This group joins Super Bowl-winning head coaches Jimmy Johnson and Bill Cowher, who each earned induction this past weekend. They each were notified via surprise on-air announcements on the respective networks they work at as analysts.

“This was the most thorough vetting of candidates in the Hall’s history and it needed to be,” said longtime Hall of Fame selector Rick Gosselin, who is also a member of the 48-person selection committee. “Our charge was to scour 100 years of professional football and find the most deserving candidates who have slipped through the cracks. All 38 finalists for the centennial slate were Hall of Fame worthy but we could only choose 15."

Five more men will be inducted into the Class of 2020 through the normal annual process, as the 48-person selection committee will meet a day before the Super Bowl to select five inductees from a list of 15 finalists that includes Troy Polamalu and Reggie Wayne.

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