Today’s trivia is a straightforward one: only one team in NFL history has fielded 11 players who are currently members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Can you name that team?
Some runners up:
- The 1953 Cleveland Browns had a HOF head coach in Paul Brown, and nine HOF players in Doug Atkins, Len Ford, Frank Gatski, Otto Graham, Lou Groza, Dante Lavelli, Marion Motley, Chuck Noll, and Bill Willis.
- The ’71 Cowboys had Tom Landry and nine Hall of Fame players, too: Adderley and Gregg, along with Lance Alworth, Mike Ditka, Bob Hayes, Bob Lilly, Mel Renfro, Roger Staubach, Rayfield Wright. That’s a pretty fascinating group of players, as the first four are hardly remembered as Cowboys.
- For an incredible eight consecutive years, the Steelers had nine Hall of Fame players and Chuck Noll. Beginning in 1974 and ending in ’81, Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Greene, Jack Ham, Franco Harris, Jack Lambert, John Stallworth, Lynn Swann, and Mike Webster were on the team every year.
No other team has had more than eight Hall of Fame players.