Pro Football Hall of Fame
The voters for enshrinement to the Pro Football Hall of Fame corrected one of their most glaring oversights. Gene Hickerson was finally elected to the Hall of Fame today. In his long career for the Cleveland Browns, Hickerson opened holes for three Hall of Fame running backs to run to glory through. Jim Brown, Leroy Kelly and Bobby Mitchell all benefited from Hickerson's great blocking and it is about time his performance was recognized in Canton, Ohio.
Congratulations to Mr. Hickerson and the other selectees for enshrinement. Joining Hickerson as 2007 selectees are Bruce Matthews, Michael Irvin (?), Thurman Thomas, Roger Wehrli and Charlie Sanders. Offensive linemen are only noticed when the referee say "Holding number 74" so it was good to see Bruce Matthews joining Hickerson in this group.