Enshrinement Week is back with yet more players, coaches and contributors entering the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Though this year’s enshrinement ceremony won’t include the pure volume of players as it did in 2021 (which included not only that year’s class but also the 2020 class), it still features a sizable group of people who earned their busts in Canton.
This year’s class will feature six players, one coach and a contributor, bringing the total number to eight. That group includes one of the NFL’s premier defensive linemen of the early 2000s; the player credited with inventing the Lambeau Leap; the first player in Jaguars franchise history to receive a gold jacket; and a two-time Sporting News Coach of the Year.
The Sporting News has everything you need to watch the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony, including what players, coach and contributor will be honored this year:
When is the NFL’s Hall of Fame ceremony for 2022?
- Date: Saturday, Aug. 6
- Time: Noon ET
The Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony for the Class of 2022 will begin at noon ET on Saturday, Aug. 6, when eight new members will enter the Hall.
What channel is the Hall of Fame ceremony?
- TV channels: NFL Network, ESPN
- Live stream: NFL app | NFL Watch | ESPN App | Watch ESPN | fuboTV
The 2022 enshrinement ceremony for the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be broadcast on NFL Network and ESPN. Chris Berman will host the event, while comedian Keegan Michael-Key will provide entertainment for the audience in attendance.
Anyone who wants to stream the event can do so on the NFL or ESPN apps; Watch NFL or Watch ESPN; or fuboTV, which offers a free trial.
Who is in the Hall of Fame Class of 2022?
As in 2021, the Hall of Fame will enshrine eight new members: six players, one coach and a contributor.
Former Patriots and Raiders defensive lineman Richard Seymour, former Packers safety LeRoy Butler — credited with inventing the Lambeau Leap — and Tony Boselli, the first Jaguars first player to be inducted — are the headliners among the players.
Former 49ers defensive lineman Bryant Young is also in the group, as are linebacker Sam Mills and wide receiver Cliff Branch, each of whom will be enshrined posthumously.
Dick Vermeil, the Sporting News Coach of the Year in 1979 and 1999 and the winning coach of Super Bowl 34, will be enshrined as a coach. Art McNally, who worked nine years as a field judge and referee before becoming the NFL’s director of officiating in 1968, will be the first official enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Here’s a look at the players, coach and contributor who will be immortalized in Canton, Ohio:
|Richard Seymour||Defensive tackle/end||Patriots, Raiders|
|Sam Mills||Linebacker||Saints, Panthers|
|Tony Boselli||Offensive tackle||Jaguars|
|Cliff Branch||Wide receiver||Raiders|
|Bryant Young||Defensive tackle/end||49ers|
|Dick Vermeil||Coach||Eagles, Rams, Chiefs|