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Emotional day at Pro Football Hall of Fame
Emotional day at Pro Football Hall of Fame

Linebacker Derrick Brooks opened the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony with a 24-minute speech that he called a "thank you letter." And defensive end Claude Humphrey followed by saying the 28-year wait to hear his name called was worth it. The ceremony kicked off with a pair of extremes Saturday night. It began with Brooks, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers star, who was selected for induction in his first year of eligibility, and followed by the 70-year-old Humphrey, who retired after the 1981 season. "Now they tell me I only had 10 minutes up here, but let me start off by telling you that I've waited 30 years to get to this podium, so don't rush me...

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