Kenny Easley woke up in a sweat. It was 4:30 a.m. in a Houston hotel room on Selection Saturday for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The former UCLA safety already knew.
He was in.
Easley, UCLA’s legendary safety who still holds the school’s all-time interceptions record, will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 5 in Canton, Ohio. It’s been 30 years since Easley’s NFL career ended prematurely due to a kidney ailment, and after he was never considered for the Hall as a Modern Era player, the hard-hitting safety from Virginia finally made the cut as a Senior Member this year.
After the long wait, the dream Easley had in that Houston hotel room put him at ease. Continue reading “Kenny Easley prepares to enter Pro Football Hall of Fame” »