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...