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Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014 Spotlight: Claude Humphrey

Jaclyn Harris

By Jaclyn Harris

April 2, 2014

Being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame is no easy feat. From the selection process, to the amount of nominees, to what deems someone worthy, only the very best of the best can join this elite group. As the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival is on the horizon, it only seems right to walk back through the accomplishments of this year’s class.

We’re taking a look at why the Class of 2014 has been decided as Hall of Fame worthy, and what they have done to contribute to NFL football! In this edition, the spotlight is shining on Claude Humphrey!

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Meet Claude Humphrey

• Third overall pick in the 1968 NFL Draft, taken by the Atlanta Falcons

• Earned NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors 

• Credited with 122 career sacks (although sacks were not considered a stat until after his retirement)

• Led both the Falcons and the Eagles in sacks for nine of his 13 seasons in the NFL

• Earned All-Pro honors and earned first- or second-team All-NFL eight times

• Named first or second-team All-NFC seven times

• Selected to play in six Pro Bowls

• Only missed two games in his first seven seasons in the NFL, but missed an entire season in 1975 due to a knee injury that most believed would be career-ending

• In his 1976 season with the Falcons, he had a career-best of 15 sacks and was voted the team’s MVP

• He was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in 1979, for two fourth-round Draft picks

• Recorded 14.5 sacks in 1980 for a team-high that was instrumental to the Eagles Super Bowl appearance and NFC Champions title

• Other notable stats include two interceptions, a fumble recovery for the touchdown and two safeties

See Claude Humphrey Join Football’s Elites at the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival!

With so much talent, including Claude Humphrey, being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this August, Canton, Ohio is the place to be! With Official Ticket Packages you can gain exclusive access to seeing the Class of 2014 don their Gold Jackets, reveal their bronze busts and take their place among the NFL’s elite!

Not to mention, you’ll be invited to walk the hallowed halls of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, receive access to Official NFL tailgates, and prime seats to the Hall of Fame Game between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Giants! You can even meet members of the Class of 2014, like Claude Humphrey, and others already inducted in the Hall of Fame!

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Don’t miss this unique opportunity to be a part of this emotional experience! Get more information on how you can attend the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival today! Call 1-877-611-3947 or visit our website for more information.


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