More Packer legends on board for NFL homecoming
Starr

Posted Jul 17, 2003


Two of the biggest Packer legends have joined the list of Pro Football Hall of Famers scheduled to attend the NFL Homecoming in Canton, Ohio Aug. 2-4.


Bart Starr and Paul Hornung have been added to this list of attendees, joining Willie Davis, Forrest Gregg Jim Ringo, Jim Taylor and James Lofton, who that weekend will become the 20th Packer enshrined in the Hall.

The list also includes several former Packers who are better known for their tenures with other teams: kicker Jan Stenerud, had a memorable Packer stint from 1980-83, Ted Hendricks famed for his play with the Raiders, played for the Packers in 1990.

The homecoming celebration, in honor of the Canton shrine's 40th anniversary, marks the second time in recent memory that all living members of the Hall of Fame have been invited to return for enshrinement ceremonies. Of the 144 living members, 113 are expected to attend so far.

The list also includes several former Packers who are better known for their tenures with other teams: kicker Jan Stenerud, had a memorable Packer stint from 1980-83, Ted Hendricks famed for his play with the Raiders, played for the Packers in 1990.

The complete list of luminaries includes such greats as Joe Namath, Dick Butkus, Lynn Swann, Gale Sayers, Alan Page, and Lawrence Taylor.

A few Hall-of-Fame reunion facts:

-Oldest attendee: 91-year-old Ace Parker

-Earliest class represented: Class of '65, Steve Van Buren.

-Earliest class with a suriving member: Class of '63, Sammy Baugh (unable to attend).

Most attendees planned: Oakland Raiders, 10.

Packer attendees planned: 7 (tied with Colts, Dolphins and Rams).

List of scheduled attendees as of July 15:

Marcus Allen - 2003

Lem Barney - 1992

Chuck Bednarik - 1967

Bobby Bell - 1983

Raymond Berry - 1973

Elvin Bethea - 2003

Fred Biletnikoff - 1988

George Blanda - 1981

Mel Blount - 1989

Roosevelt Brown - 1975

Willie Brown - 1984

Nick Buoniconti - 2001

Dick Butkus - 1979

Dave Casper - 2001

Lou Creekmur - 1996

Willie Davis - 1981

Len Dawson - 1987

Joe DeLamielleure - 2003

Eric Dickerson - 1999

Dan Dierdorf - 1996

Mike Ditka - 1988

Art Donovan - 1968

Tony Dorsett - 1994

Bill Dudley - 1966

Dan Fouts - 1993

Frank Gatski - 1985

Frank Gifford - 1977

Joe Greene - 1987

Forrest Gregg - 1977

Bob Griese - 1990

John Hannah - 1991

Mike Haynes - 1997

Ted Hendricks - 1990

Paul Hornung - 1986

Ken Houston - 1986

Sam Huff - 1982

Lamar Hunt - 1972

John Henry Johnson - 1987

Deacon Jones - 1980

Stan Jones - 1991

Sonny Jurgensen - 1983

Jim Kelly - 2002

Leroy Kelly - 1994

Paul Krause - 1998

Jim Langer - 1987

Willie Lanier - 1986

Steve Largent - 1995

Yale Lary - 1979

Dante Lavelli - 1975

Marv Levy - 2001

Bob Lilly - 1980

Larry Little - 1993

James Lofton - 2003

Howie Long - 2000

Ronnie Lott - 2000

Tom Mack - 1999

John Mackey - 1992

Wellington Mara - 1997

Gino Marchetti - 1972

Ollie Matson - 1972

Don Maynard - 1987

George McAfee - 1966

Mike McCormack - 1984

Tommy McDonald - 1998

Hugh McElhenny - 1970

Bobby Mitchell - 1983

Ron Mix - 1979

Lenny Moore - 1975

Mike Munchak - 2001

Anthony Muñoz - 1998

Joe Namath - 1985

Ozzie Newsome - 1999

Chuck Noll - 1993

Merlin Olsen - 1982

Alan Page - 1988

Ace Parker - 1972

Joe Perry - 1969

Pete Pihos - 1970

Mel Renfro - 1996

Jim Ringo - 1981

Andy Robustelli - 1971

Dan Rooney - 2000

Bob St. Clair - 1990

Gale Sayers - 1977

Joe Schmidt - 1973

Bill Shaw - 1999

Art Shell - 1989

Jackie Slater - 2001

John Stallworth - 2002

Don Shula - 1997

Jackie Smith - 1994

Bart Starr - 1977

Roger Staubach - 1985

Ernie Stautner - 1969

Jan Stenerud - 1991

Dwight Stephenson - 1998

Hank Stram - 2003

Lynn Swann - 2001

Charley Taylor - 1984

Jim Taylor - 1976

Lawrence Taylor - 1999

Charley Trippi - 1968

Gene Upshaw - 1987

Steve Van Buren - 1965

Bill Walsh - 1993

Paul Warfield - 1983

Randy White - 1994

Dave Wilcox - 2000

Bill Willis - 1977

Larry Wilson - 1978

Kellen Winslow - 1995

Ron Yary - 2001

Jack Youngblood - 2001



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