Ex-Redskin great, Hampton High grad Chris Hanburger is named to Pro Football Hall of Fame

DALLAS (AP) -- Hampton High graduate Chris Hanburger, a nine-time

Pro Bowl

linebacker for the Washington Redskins, was among seven people named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Also named were

Deion Sanders


Marshall Faulk


Shannon Sharpe

, 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

NFL Draft

. 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

Super Bowl

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.


defensive end Dent was the MVP of the 1986 Super Bowl and finished with 137 1/2 career sacks.