DALLAS (AP) -- Hampton High graduate Chris Hanburger, a nine-time
linebacker for the Washington Redskins, was among seven people named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.
Also named were
, Richard Dent, Les Richter and Ed Sabol.
"It's wonderful. I am just overwhelmed. It's such a tremendous honor to be nominated, let alone get in," Hanburger said. "Have to think of all the men who played before me and all the men I played with."
Hanburger played for the Redskins from 1965 to 1978 and was a senior nominee.
He played for Hampton High School, then at the University of North Carolina.
Hanburger was picked by the Redskins in 18th round (245th player overall) in 1965
. He was Selected first-team All-
four times in a five-season span (1972-76) and was named All-
six times in seven seasons from 1970-76.
Sanders, the outstanding cornerback/kick returner and sometime wide receiver known as "Prime Time" with five teams, is a two-time
winner and Defensive Player of the Year in 1994.
Faulk won a Super Bowl with the 1999 Rams, was the 1994 Offensive Rookie of the Year, 2000 NFL MVP and a three-time Offensive Player of the Year (1999-2001).
Sharpe held league records for a tight end in receptions, yards and touchdowns when he retired in 2001.