Locker Special Exhibit Focuses on Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021


CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Pro Football Hall of Fame opened an exhibit of Class 2021 lockers, focusing on the eight inductees: Alan Faneca, Tom Flores, Calvin Johnson, John Lynch, Peyton Manning, Bill Nunn, Drew Pearson and Charles Woodson.

The collection includes soccer balls, shirts, awards, film boxes and playbooks. Here are some of the artifacts, which reflect career milestones:

Fanéca: Super Bowl XL uniform and locker nameplate, a football from his childhood used to play wrestling with his father, handwritten notebook.

Floras: Super Bowl XV film box of Oakland’s 1981 victory over Philadelphia, League of United Latin American Citizens plaque recognizing Flores as the first minority NFL head coach to win a Super Bowl.

Johnson: Detroit Lions jersey, helmet and shoes; Georgia Tech jersey; Sandy Creek High School Helmet, Georgia.

Lynch: 2003 Pro Bowl locker nameplate, his copy of the Tampa Bay Super Bowl XXXVII game plan.

Workforce: Indianapolis and Denver jerseys and helmets plus Super Bowl XLI and 50 hats and playbooks.

Nun: Briefcase, stopwatch, binoculars, albums from 1964-65.

Pearson: Game ball commemorating Pearson’s 366th reception in the 1980 Dallas Cardinals game against St. Louis, tanned shoe.

Woodson: Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers jerseys and helmets, 1998 NFL draft card, studs worn by the game when he intercepted his 65th pass.

Flores is inducted as a coach and Nunn is inducted as a contributor.

Items from the 2020 Centennial Promotion also remain on display. Because last year’s dedication was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 and 2021 classes will be inducted on the following days in August.

The Hall of Fame has brought other recent updates to the museum, including:

• “The Season in Review” exhibit with artifacts telling how the Covid pandemic affected the NFL.

• Recognition of the Black College Football Hall of Fame classes of 2020 and 2021.

• 2020 NFL MVP display in honor of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

The room is at 2121 George Halas Dr. NW, Canton.

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