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Monday, August 4, 2003


HALL OF FAME
CLASS OF 2003
Marcus Allen -- RB
1982-97, Raiders and Chiefs
12,243 yds. rushing/145 TDs

Elvin Bethea -- DE
1968-83, Houston Oilers
210 games played

Joe DeLamielleure -- OG
1973-85, Bills and Browns
185 games played


James Lofton -- WR
1978-93: Packers, Raiders, Bills, Rams, Eagles
764 rec., 14,004 yds.

Hank Stram -- coach
1960-74: Dallas Texans/K.C. Chiefs
1976-77: N.O. Saints
131-97-10 (regular season)

SCHEDULE
Hall of Fame Game
Chiefs vs. Packers
Mon., Aug. 4, 9 p.m. ET (ABC)

Marcus Allen
Marcus Allen rushed for 12,243 yards during his career.
 
Memorable Moments
There were very few dry eyes during the induction ceremonies for Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2003 on Sunday. Former coach Hank Stram, who has multiple health problems, had the day's most emotional speech, despite it being pre-recorded.  
• Bios of Hall of Fame inductees
• Profiles: Allen | Lofton | Bethea | Stram | DeLamielleure



More Coverage on Canton
Clayton: Who's next?
John Elway and Barry Sanders will head next year's Pro Football Hall of Fame class.
Pasquarelli: Drawn out process
For 4½ hours the selection committe debated the merits of this year's Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists.
Allen specialized in turning nothing into something
Marcus Allen routinely turned short-yardage plays into big gainers as he did against the Redskins in Super Bowl XVIII.
Lofton intense, but a gentleman on the field
James Lofton excelled in Green Bay and Oakland before playing on three Super Bowl teams with the Bills.
Stram finally acknowledged for AFL dominance
In 15 seasons, Hank Stram coached the Chiefs franchise to three AFL titles and two Super Bowl appearances.
Bethea waited long time for call from HOF
Even though he doubted that he would ever get in, former Oilers DE Elvin Bethea is headed to the Hall of Fame.
Ratto: Rocky road
Marcus Allen's relationship with the Raiders remains rocky to this day.
Pro Football Hall of Fame bios
Bios for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2003.