Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021 revealed at ‘NFL Honors’

On the night before Super Bowl LV, which features one sure-fire Hall of Fame QB and another signal-caller 18 years his junior on pace for a place in Canton, the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021 was revealed at NFL Honors.

The rolling announcement of inductees took place over a two-hour window. Below are the names of the Class of 2021:

Peyton Manning: When the Hall of Fame Selection Committee met in January to nominate this year’s inductees, Colts beat writer Mike Chappell spent no more than 13 seconds pleading Manning’s case. And why not? What more do you say about the quarterback who’s accomplished everything? The No. 1 pick of the 1998 draft by the Colts, Manning “changed the skyline” in Indianapolis, as David Letterman once put it. The son of Archie and the brother of Eli made a name for himself as the ultimate field

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Charles Woodson elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021, Russell Wilson named Walter Payton Man of the Year

Former Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson became the first member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021 Saturday night.

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The Heisman Trophy winner from Michigan was announced early in the NFL Honors show on CBS. 

Woodson played in 254 games over 18 seasons, making sudden impact as the defensive rookie of the year for the Packers.   

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His 65 interceptions is tied for fifth in league history and includes at least one in each of his pro seasons. He led the NFL in interceptions twice, with nine in 2009 and seven in 2011.

Oakland Raiders free safety Charles Woodson after playing his final home in 2015

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Oakland Raiders free safety Charles Woodson after playing his final home in

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MasterClass Announces First-Ever Class on Holistic Fitness and Wellness

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — MasterClass, the streaming platform where anyone can learn from the world’s best across a wide range of subjects, today announced the expansion of its wellness category with certified personal trainer, celebrity fitness coach, Nike Master Trainer and founder of The Ocho System, Joe Holder who will teach fitness and wellness fundamentals. In his MasterClass, Holder goes deep into three pillars of wellness—physical movement, nutrition and mental fortitude—offering a foundational approach to health that will lead to successful habits. Holder’s class is now available exclusively on MasterClass, where subscribers get unlimited access to all 100+ instructors with an annual membership.

“Joe is recognized as one of the most influential individuals in the world of fitness and sport,” said David Rogier, founder and CEO of MasterClass. “His unique system transcends the focus on physical appearance and offers a more holistic approach to health.

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6 Midstate prospects to prioritize in 2022 class

Clark Lea and his new Vanderbilt football coaching staff have about 10 months to catch up in recruiting for some prized Midstate prospects.

The 2021 signing class, which wrapped up Wednesday, was assembled by Derek Mason, who was fired in November. Lea kept the class intact, but he has more work ahead.

The 2022 signing class will start inking national letters of intent in December, and Tennessee touts high school talent in the Commodores’ backyard.

Expect Lea’s staff to attack the Midstate in recruiting. Lea is a Nashville native and former player at Montgomery Bell Academy and Vanderbilt. And former recruiting guru Barton Simmons, who played with Lea at MBA, is Vanderbilt’s general manager/director of personnel.

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There’s stiff competition for Midstate players, so don’t count on Vanderbilt getting any of the top talent. But if Lea can

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