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Saving the best for last: Dick Vermeil named closing speaker at Hall of Fame Enshrinement

Dick Vermeil
Dick Vermeil

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced that former Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Dick Vermeil (1976-1982) will be the closing speaker for the Class of 2022 Enshrinement on Saturday, August 6, in Canton, Ohio. 

Vermeil will be honored for his impactful career as an NFL coach and broadcaster, alongside seven other enshrinees. 

They are scheduled to be recognized in the following order: 

  1. LeRoy Butler
  2. Sam Mills
  3. Richard Seymour
  4. Art McNally
  5. Tony Boselli
  6. Bryant Young
  7. Cliff Branch
  8. Dick Vermeil

During his tenure in Philadelphia, Vermeil led the club to historic success.

Prior to his arrival in 1976, the Eagles had missed the playoffs for 15 consecutive seasons, but it took just three seasons with Vermeil at the helm for the Eagles to elevate from a team that could not finish above .500 to one that saw postseason play for the first time since winning the 1960 NFL Championship Game.

Vermeil's robust resume spans across the league, finishing with 126 career wins through 15 seasons coaching the Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs, and St. Louis Rams. He officially retired in 2005 with three division titles, one Super Bowl victory, years of expert analysis for CBS and NBC broadcasts, and a reputation of excellence in tow. 

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