George Young finally getting what he deserves
The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced that former New York Giants’ general manager George Young will be inducted into the hall during the weekend of the 2021 NFL Draft, which is two weeks away from now.
Below is the statement that the Pro Football Hall of Fame has released:
The Pro Football Hall of Fame will celebrate the careers and contributions of nine men – members of either the Centennial Class of 2020 or the Class of 2021 – during a 90-minute special that will air Saturday, May 1 on NFL Network and Tuesday, May 4 on ESPN2.
Those to be honored posthumously during “Hall of Famer Forever: Enshrinement Special” are Centennial Class of 2020 members Bobby Dillon, Winston Hill, Alex Karras, Steve Sabol, Duke Slater, Mac Speedie, Ed Sprinkle and George Young, as well as Bill Nunn from the Class of 2021.
Dillon, Hill, Karras, Nunn, Sabol, Slater, Speedie, Sprinkle and Young also will be recognized this summer during their respective Enshrinements – the Centennial Class of 2020 on Saturday, Aug. 7 and the Class of 2021 on Sunday, Aug. 8.
Young did a masterful job of getting the Giants back on a winning track as their GM from 1979-1997 while putting together rosters that helped them both Super Bowl XXI and Super Bowl XXV.
Young was also an assistant coach for the Baltimore Colts from 1968-74 and won an NFL Championship with them. He was also the Director of Player Personnel with the Miami Dolphins before being hired by the Giants.
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