The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017 will enshrined Saturday, Aug. 5, in Canton, Ohio. Enshrinement Week will feature a number of events for fans and inductees, including autograph sessions, photo opportunities with the Gold Jackets and a parade.
The week will also include the annual Hall of Fame Game.
2017 NFL Hall of Fame Game
The Pro Football Hall of Fame weekend kicks off with the Hall of Fame Game. The Dallas Cowboys will face the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, Aug. 3, in the 2017 NFL Hall of Fame Game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.
The game will be televised on NBC starting at 8 p.m. ET. Coverage is also available to stream on the NBC Sports app or NBCSports.com.
2017 Hall of Fame inductees
The Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony will take place Aug. 5 starting at 7 p.m. ET. The ceremony will be broadcast on NFL Network.
The Class of 2017 consists of Morten Andersen (kicker), Terrell Davis (running back), Kenny Easley (safety), Jerry Jones (owner, president and general manager), Jason Taylor (defensive end), LaDainian Tomlinson (running back) and Kurt Warner (quarterback).
Andersen set NFL records for career points (2,544), most field goals (565) and games played (382). He became the first player in NFL history to make three field goals of 50 yards or more in a single game. At the time of his retirement in 2007, after 25 seasons in the league, Andersen's 40 field goals of 50-plus yards were the most in NFL history.
Davis spent seven seasons (1995-2001) with the Broncos. As a rookie, he rushed for 1,117 yards and added a career-high 49 receptions for 367 yards. In 1998, he became the fourth runner in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards in a season, finishing with 2,008. He led the NFL with 21 rushing TDs that year in helping lead Denver to a second consecutive Super Bowl victory.
Easley, a three-time consensus All-American at UCLA, made an immediate impact in the NFL after he was drafted fourth overall by the Seahawks in 1981. Easley was NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and had become the leader of Seattle's defense from his safety position by the time the Seahawks reached their first AFC championship game in 1983. He was named Defensive Player of the Year in 1984 after recording a league-high and career-best 10 interceptions.
Jones bought the Cowboys in 1989 and restored a winning tradition to the franchise. He became the first owner in league history to win three Super Bowls in the first seven years of ownership. Dallas has advanced to the postseason 13 times under Jones. A leader in marketing, Jones' vision has shaped and inspired the Cowboys' most recent project, "The Star," the crown jewel of sports facilities.
Taylor registered double-digit sack totals six times over an eight-year span from 2000-07. He led the NFL with a career-high 18.5 sacks in 2002 and recorded more sacks than any other NFL player from 2000-11. He also recorded a league-tying 29 opponents' fumbles recovered in his career.
Selected fifth overall by the Chargers in the 2001 draft, Tomlinson racked up 1,236 yards and 10 touchdowns rushing as a rookie. He rushed for 1,000 or more yards in each of his first eight NFL seasons and scored 10 or more rushing TDs in each of his nine seasons with the Chargers. Tomlinson set an NFL record by scoring a rushing touchdown in 18 consecutive games from 2004-05. He is fifth on the NFL's career rushing list with 13,684 yards.
Warner went from being undrafted to being a two-time NFL MVP (1999 and 2001 with the Rams). He was named Super Bowl XXXIV MVP and set a Super Bowl record with 414 passing yards. Warner was the first quarterback to throw for 300 yards or more in three Super Bowls.