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Class of 2001
An emotional Nick Buoniconti says he would trade it all to see his son Marc walk again.
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Lynn Swann says his Steeler teammates helped get him the gold jacket.
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Thursday, September 6, 2001


 

HALL OF FAME
CLASS OF 2001
Nick Buoniconti - LB
Patriots 1962-1968
Dolphins 1969-1974, '76
32 Career interceptions
8 Pro Bowls


Marv Levy - Coach
Chiefs 1978-1982
Bills 1986-1997
154-120-0, (.562)
4 time AFC Champions
Coach of the Year -1988


Mike Munchak - Guard
Oilers 1982-1993
159 games played
9 Pro Bowls


Jackie Slater - Tackle
Rams 1976-1995
259 games played
7 Pro Bowls


Lynn Swann - WR
Steelers 1974-1982
336 rec./5,462 yds/51 tds
4 Super Bowls, MVP-SB X
3 Pro Bowls


Ron Yary - Tackle
Vikings 1968-1981
Rams 1981-1982
207 games played
Played in 4 Super Bowls
7 Pro Bowls


Jack Youngblood - DE
Rams 1971-1984
202 games played
Played in Super Bowl XIV
7 Pro Bowls

Class of 2001
Munchak, Buoniconti, Slater, Swann, Yary, Youngblood, Levy.
 
Finally!

Even though the Class of 2001 may not be the most glamorous of all time, the seven newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame took their rightful place alongside the game's greats on Saturday. For all, the honor was long overdue, writes ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli.  
• Pasquarelli: These seven deserve a Hall call soon
• Garber: Winning isn't everything to Levy
• The Class of 2001 | Fouts: Swann deserving



More Coverage on Canton
Meet the Hall of Fame Class of 2001
Pro Football Weekly's Joel Buchsbaum assesses the Hall of Fame Class for 2001.
Winning isn't everything for Levy
A history teacher turned coach, Marv Levy learned from the past, but he won't let four Super Bowl losses define him.
Swann finally catches up to Hall of Fame
It was a long wait, but wide receiver Lynn Swann is finally joining other Steelers greats in the Hall of Fame.
Buoniconti finally getting ultimate recognition
A member of Miami's "No Name Defense," Nick Buoniconti will have his name called at the Hall of Fame.
Matchup with Reggie White made Slater a star
Jackie Slater proved he was worthy of Canton when he manhandled the great Reggie White one day.
Yary returns to football as Hall of Famer
Ron Yary's football life will come full circle when he is inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Munchak's pleasant surprise
The Hall didn't call Mike Munchak, so he was shocked to hear his name announced on TV.
Wait is over for Youngblood
It took 13 years of eligibility for induction to the Hall, but Jack Youngblood is finally Canton-bound.


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