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Tony Dungy and his 2016 classmates enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Tony Dungy and his 2016 classmates enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame

A trail blazer and Super Bowl winner, Tony Dungy now is a Hall of Famer. 

The first black coach to win an NFL championship and a mentor to dozens of players and fellow coaches, Dungy was inducted Saturday night into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 

And instead of concentrating on his role as a pioneer, he paid homage to those before him in a poignant and sometimes enthralling speech. 

“Many of them never got the chance to move up the coaching ladder like I did, but they were so important to the progress in this league,” Dungy said of the 10 African-American coaches in the NFL when he broke in as a player in 1977. “They were role models and...

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