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Posted February 2, 2014 by Devon Watkis in Sports
 
 

Derrick Brooks and Michael Strahan members of 2014 Hall of Fame Class. [Video]

Out of the seven players inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame, two of the greats to ever play headlined this class of legends. Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks and former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan.

They will be joined by former Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Walter Jones and Ray Guy from the Oakland Raiders who is the first punter to ever be admitted into the Hall of Fame.

According to ESPN.com it took nine hours for the Hall of Fame selection board to make up this list.

Brooks who is one of the most respected players to ever grace the field was an 11 time pro bowler in his 14 seasons and won the defensive player of the year in 2002. The same year he helped lead the Buccaneers to win Superbowl XXXVIII were he returned an interception for a touchdown.

Strahan is a seven-time pro bowler and is 5th on the all time sack list with 141.5. His 2001 record for sacks in a season (22.5) still holds up to this day. Strahan also helped his giants win Super XLII against the then undefeated New England Patriots.

Strahan’s credentials were questioned earlier this week by Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp who believed that the only reason Strahan got into the Hall of Fame is because he is a media darling.

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