Hall of Very Good

Begun in 2002, the Hall of Very Good seeks to honor outstanding players and coaches who are not in the Hall of Fame.



The PFRA officially supports four candidates for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Lavvie Dilweg, Duke Slater, Mac Speedie, and Al Wistert.

Fact Sheets:

Lavvie Dilweg
Duke Slater
Mac Speedie
Al Wistert

Hall of Very Good

Name Position Class Teams
Frankie Albert QB 2007 1946-52 San Francisco 49ers
Alan Ameche FB 2015 1955-60 Baltimore Colts
Ken Anderson QB 2011 1971-86 Cincinnati Bengals
Bruno Banducci G 2009 1944-45 Philadelphia Eagles, 1946-54 San Francisco 49ers
Erich Barnes DB 2013 1958-60 Chicago Bears, 1961-64 New York Giants, 1965-71 Cleveland Browns
Dick Barwegen G 2008 1947 New York Yankees, 1948-49 Baltimore Colts, 1950-52 Chicago Bears, 1953-54 Baltimore Colts
Maxie Baughan LB 2005 1960-65 Philadelphia Eagles, 1966-70 Los Angeles Rams, 1974 Washington Redskins
Jim Benton E 2005 1938-42 Cleveland Rams, 1943 Chicago Bears, 1944-47 Cleveland Rams
Bill Bergey LB 2012 1969-73 Cincinnati Bengals, 1974-80 Philadelphia Eagles
Cliff Branch WR 2011 1972-85 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Robert Brazile LB 2010 1975-84 Houston Oilers
Gene Brito DE 2004 1951-58 Washington Redskins, 1959-60 Los Angeles Rams
John Brodie QB 2004 1957-73 San Francisco 49ers
Larry Brown RB 2014 1969-76 Washington Redskins
Roger Brown DT 2007 1960-66 Detroit Lions, 1967-69 Los Angeles Rams
Timmy Brown RB 2007 1959 Green Bay Packers, 1960-67 Philadelphia Eagles, 1968 Baltimore Colts
Ed Budde G 2010 1963-76 Kansas City Chiefs
Jack Butler* DB 2004 1951-59 Pittsburgh Steelers
Gino Cappelletti E-K 2003 1960-70 Boston Patriots
Rick Casares FB 2015 1955-64 Chicago Bears, 1965 Washington Redskins, 1966 Miami Dolphins
Harold Charmichael WR 2009 1971-83 Philadelphia Eagles, 1984 Dallas Cowboys
Blanton Collier Coach 2009 1946-53/1962 Assistant Coach Cleveland Browns, 1963-70 Head Coach Cleveland Browns
Gary Collins WR/P 2016 1962-71 Cleveland Browns
Charlie Conerly QB 2006 1948-61 New York Giants
Don Coryell Coach 2010 1972-77 Head Coach St. Louis Cardinals, 1978-86 Head Coach San Diego Chargers
Nolan Cromwell DB 2014 1977-87 Los Angeles Rams
Curley Culp* DT 2012 1968-74 Kansas City Chiefs, 1974-80 Houston Oilers, 1980-81 Detroit Lions
Mike Curtis LB 2013 1965-75 Baltimore Colts, 1976 Seattle Seahawks, 1977-78 Washington Redskins
Bobby Dillon DB 2011 1952-59 Green Bay Packers
Lavvie Dilweg E 2005 1926 Milwaukee Badgers, 1927-34 Green Bay Packers
Boyd Dowler WR 2009 1959-69 Green Bay Packers, 1971 Washington Redskins
Kenny Easley S 2012 1981-87 Seattle Seahawks
Carl Eller* DE 2003 1964-78 Minnesota Vikings, 1979 Seattle Seahawks
Ox Emerson C-G-LB 2010 1931-33 Portsmouth Spartans, 1934-37 Detroit Lions, 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers
Pat Fischer DB 2003 1961-67 St. Louis Cardinals, 1968-77 Washington Redskins
Chuck Foreman RB 2010 1973-79 Minnesota Vikings, 1980 New England Patriots
Bill Forester LB/MG 2015 1953-63 Green Bay Packers
Benny Friedman* TB 2003 1927 Cleveland Bulldogs, 1928 Detroit Wolverines, 1929-31 New York Giants, 1932-34 Brooklyn Dodgers
Roman Gabriel QB 2013 1962-72 Los Angeles Rams, 1973-77 Philadelphia Eagles
Bob Gain T-MG-E 2010 1952/1954-64 Cleveland Browns
Cookie Gilchrist FB 2013 1956-57 Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 1958 Saskatchewan Roughriders, 1959-61 Toronto Argonauts, 1962-64 Buffalo Bills, 1965 Denver Broncos, 1966 Miami Dolphins, 1967 Denver Broncos
Gale Gillingham G 2016 1966-76 Green Bay Packers
Marshall Goldberg B 2007 1939-43/1946-48 Chicago Cardinals
Randy Gradishar LB 2008 1974-83 Denver Broncos
Larry Grantham LB 2014 1960-72 New York Titans/Jets
L.C. Greenwood DE 2012 1969-81 Pittsburgh Steelers
John Hadl QB 2006 1962-72 San Diego Chargers, 1973-74 Los Angeles Rams, 1974-75 Green Bay Packers, 1976-77 Houston Oilers
Chris Hanburger* LB 2004 1965-78 Washington Redskins
Pat Harder FB 2005 1946-50 Chicago Cardinals, 1951-53 Detroit Lions
Cliff Harris FS 2011 1970-79 Dallas Cowboys
Bob Hayes* SE-WR 2004 1965-74 Dallas Cowboys, 1975 San Francisco 49ers
Lester Hayes CB 2012 1977-86 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Charlie Hennigan WR 2014 1960-66 Houston Oilers
Gene Hickerson* G 2003 1958-60/1962-73 Cleveland Browns
Harlon Hill WR 2014 1954-61 Chicago Bears, 1962 Detroit Lions, 1962 Pittsburgh Steelers
Winston Hill OT 2014 1963-76 New York Jets, 1977 Los Angeles Rams
Bob Hoernschemeyer HB 2008 1946-47 Chicago Rockets, 1947-48 Brooklyn Dodgers, 1949 Chicago Hornets, 1950-55 Detroit Lions
Jim Lee Howell E-HC 2007 E 1937-42, E 1946-47, HC 1954-60 New York Giants
Chuck Howley LB 2006 1958-59 Chicago Bears, 1961-73 Dallas Cowboys
Billy Howton E 2004 1952-58 Green Bay Packers, 1959 Cleveland Browns, 1960-63 Dallas Cowboys
Claude Humphrey* DE 2009 1968-78 Atlanta Falcons, 1979-81 Philadelphia Eagles
Cecil Isbell TB 2008 1938-42 Green Bay Packers
Harold Jackson WR 2011 1968 Los Angeles Rams, 1969-72 Philadelphia Eagles, 1973-77 Los Angeles Rams, 1978-81 New England Patriots, 1982 Minnesota Vikings, 1983 Seattle Seahawks
Rich Jackson DE/LB 2015 1966 Oakland Raiders, 1967-72 Denver Broncos, 1972 Cleveland Browns
Alex Karras DT 2006 1958-62/1964-70 Detroit Lions
Jim Katcavage DE/T 2016 1956-68 New York Giants
Ken Kavanaugh E 2009 1940-41/1945-50 Chicago Bears
Jack Kemp QB 2012 1957 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1960-62 Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers, 1962-69 Buffalo Bills
Joe Klecko DL 2016 1977-87 New York Jets, 1988 Indianapolis Colts
Chuck Knox Head Coach 2015 1973-77 Los Angeles Rams, 1978-82 Buffalo Bills, 1983-91 Seattle Seahawks, 1992-94 Los Angeles Rams
Jerry Kramer G 2003 1958-68 Green Bay Packers
Bob Kuechenberg G-T 2013 1970-83 Miami Dolphins
George Kunz OT 2014 1969-74 Atlanta Falcons, 1975-80 Baltimore Colts
Daryl Lamonica QB 2013 1963-66 Buffalo Bills, 1967-74 Oakland Raiders, 1975 Southern California Sun
Verne Lewellen HB 2009 1924-27 Green Bay Packers, 1927 New York Yankees, 1928-32 Green Bay Packers
Eugene Lipscomb DT 2006 1953-55 Los Angeles Rams, 1956-60 Baltimore Colts, 1961-62 Pittsburgh Steelers
Floyd Little* RB 2005 1967-75 Denver Broncos
Jim Marshall DE 2004 1960 Cleveland Browns, 1961-79 Minnesota Vikings
Harvey Martin DE 2016 1973-83 Dallas Cowboys
Riley Matheson G-LB 2010 1939-42 Cleveland Rams, 1943 Detroit Lions, 1944-45 Cleveland Rams, 1946-47 Los Angeles Rams, 1948 San Francisco 49ers
Eddie Meador DB 2012 1959-70 Los Angeles Rams
Al Nesser G 2004 1920-25 Akron Pros, 1925 Cleveland Bulldogs, 1926 Akron Indians, 1926-28 New York Giants, 1931 Cleveland Indians
Ted Nesser Head Coach/Center 2015 1920-21 Columbus Panhandles
Tommy Nobis LB 2005 1966-76 Atlanta Falcons
Buddy Parker Coach 2008 1949 Chicago Cardinals, 1951-56 Detroit Lions, 1957-64 Pittsburgh Steelers
Lemar Parrish DB 2013 1970-77 Cincinnati Bengals, 1978-81 Washington Redskins, 1982 Buffalo Bills
Jimmy Patton DB 2010 1956-66 New York Giants
Drew Pearson WR 2010 1973-83 Dallas Cowboys
Don Perkins RB 2016 1961-68 Dallas Cowboys
Glenn Presnell B 2007 1931-33 Portsmouth Spartans/1934-36 Detroit Lions
Duane Putnam G 2016 1952-59 and 1962 Los Angeles Rams, 1960 Dallas Cowboys, 1961 Cleveland Browns
Pete Retzlaff HB-E 2005 1956-66 Philadelphia Eagles
Ken Riley CB 2010 1969-83 Cincinnati Bengals
Isiah Robertson LB 2016 1971-78 Los Angeles Rams, 1979-82 Buffalo Bills
Dave Robinson* LB 2004 1963-72 Green Bay Packers, 1973-74 Washington Redskins
Johnny Robinson DB 2003 1960-62 Dallas Texans/1963-71 Kansas City Chiefs
Kyle Rote E-HB 2006 1951-61 New York Giants
Tobin Rote QB 2005 1950-56 Green Bay Packers, 1957-59 Detroit Lions, 1963-64 San Diego Chargers, 1966 Denver Broncos
Andy Russell LB 2011 1963-76 Pittsburgh Steelers
Lou Rymkus T 2005 1943 Washington Redskins, 1946-51 Cleveland Browns
Lou Saban Coach 2011 1960-61 Boston Patriots, 1962-65 Buffalo Bills, 1967-71 Denver Broncos, 1972-76 Buffalo Bills
Spec Sanders TB 2008 1946-48 New York Yankees, 1950 New York Yanks
Dick Schafrath T 2007 1959-71 Cleveland Browns
Jake Scott DB 2007 1970-75 Miami Dolphins, 1976-78 Washington Redskins
Tom Sestak DT 2011 1962-68 Buffalo Bills
Donnie Shell DB 2013 1974-87 Pittsburgh Steelers
Del Shofner E 2005 1957-60 Los Angeles Rams, 1961-67 New York Giants
Duke Slater T 2004 1922 Milwaukee Badgers, 1922-25 Rock Island Independents, 1926-31 Chicago Cardinals
Jerry Smith TE 2011 1965-77 Washington Redskins
Jim Ray Smith G 2008 1956-62 Cleveland Browns, 1963-64 Dallas Cowboys
Mac Speedie E 2003 1946-52 Cleveland Browns
Ed Sprinkle DE 2007 1944-55 Chicago Bears
Ken Stabler QB 2014 1970-79 Oakland Raiders, 1980-81 Houston Oilers, 1982-84 New Orleans Saints
Dick Stanfel G 2006 1952-55 Detroit Lions, 1956-58 Washington Redskins
Walt Sweeney G 2009 1963-73 San Diego Chargers, 1974-75 Washington Redskins
Otis Taylor WR 2006 1965-75 Kansas City Chiefs
Fuzzy Thurston G 2006 1958 Baltimore Colts, 1959-67 Green Bay Packers
Mick Tingelhoff* C 2003 1962-78 Minnesota Vikings
Deacon Dan Towler FB 2006 1950-55 Los Angeles Rams
Jim Tyrer T 2013 1961-73 Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs, 1974 Washington Redskins
Gene Washington WR/SE 2015 1969-77 San Francisco 49ers, 1979 Detroit Lions
Ray Wietecha C 2012 1953-62 New York Giants
Billy Wilson WR 2008 1951-60 San Francisco 49ers
Al Wistert T 2003 1943-51 Philadelphia Eagles
Louis Wright CB 2016 1975-86 Denver Broncos
Tank Younger HB-FB 2007 1949-57 Los Angeles Rams, 1958 Pittsburgh Steelers
Adolph Youngstrom G 2012 1920-25 Buffalo All-Americans/Bisons, 1921 Canton Bulldogs, 1925 Cleveland Bulldogs, 1926-27 Frankford Yellow Jackets

Class of
Entire Hall of Very Good
2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

*Voted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame after induction into the Hall of Very Good.

 
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