Champ Bailey, Tony Gonzalez Enter Pro Football Hall Of Fame

Aug 5, 2019

Two former NFL players with ties to Georgia were inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame over the weekend in Canton, Ohio.

Champ Bailey, a native of Folkston, Georgia, was one of the best defenders in the league before his retirement in 2013.

 

Bailey, who played his college ball at the University of Georgia, had 52 interceptions during his pro career, most of them as a member of the Denver Broncos. 

 

Former Atlanta Falcons' star Tony Gonzalez also entered the Hall of Fame on Saturday.

 

Gonzalez, who spent 12 years with the Kansas City Chiefs, played his final five seasons in Atlanta.

 

His highlights as a Falcon include a trip to the NFC Championship game in 2013, where the team came up just short against the San Fransisco 49ers.

 

"Tony G" has the second most catches in NFL history, only behind fellow Hall of Famer Jerry Rice.