Rice And Smith Lead Latest Class Into Hall Of Fame

As expected, wide receiver Jerry Rice and running back Emmitt Smith were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Linebacker Ricky Jackson will join them in Canton, along with defensive tackle John Randle, guard Russ Grimm, running back Floyd Little and longtime coach Dick LeBeau.

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