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Nunn to be honored in HOF special

Bill Nunn, the legendary Steelers' scout and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021, will be honored posthumously during "Hall of Famer Forever: Enshrinement Special."

The special will air on NFL Network on Saturday, May 1, following the conclusion of the 2021 NFL Draft and will celebrate Nunn and eight others who are either members of the Centennial Class of 2020 or the Class of 2021.

Others being honored posthumously with Nunn are Bobby Dillon, Winston Hill, Alex Karras, Steve Sabol, Duke Slater, Mac Speedie, Ed Sprinkle and George Young.

The show will feature the unveiling of the bronzed bust in Canton for each of the enshrinees, and afterwards the families will place the bronzed bust on display in the Hall of Fame Gallery inside the Museum.

"From its inception, the Centennial Class of 2020 has been unique. A special Blue-Ribbon Panel elected a 20-person class to commemorate the founding of the National Football League, with enshrinees dating to the earliest eras of pro football," said David Baker, President & CEO of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. "To recognize eight members of this class, along with trailblazer Bill Nunn from the Class of 2021, in this special way brings us great excitement and great joy. We will honor these men and their contributions to the game in May and again in August as part of the 'Greatest Gathering in Football.'

"Honoring the legacies of these newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in conjunction with the NFL Draft reminds us that the players of today stand on the shoulders of those who came before them. Every player chosen on Draft Weekend can look to these nine men – Legends who form a line reaching back to the NFL's earliest years – and learn important lessons about commitment, courage and excellence to help him in his own journey."

The enshrinees will also be recognized this summer during their respective enshrinement days, including Nunn on Sunday, Aug. 8.

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