This Week in NFL History (July 26 to August 1): Vince Lombardi, Jim Brown inducted into Hall of Fame

Welcome to This Week in NFL History! Every week, the Research team will spotlight the anniversaries of notable events and birthdays.

July 26

- Notable Birthdays: HOF Tommy McDonald, HOF Bob Waterfield & HOF Bob Lilly (82)

July 27

- RB Earl Campbell is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1991

  • 5-time Pro Bowl selection, 3-time 1st-Team All-Pro
  • 1979 MVP (Led the league with 1,697 rush yards & 19 rush TD)
  • 1979 Bert Bell Award winner (Player of the Year award)
  • Led the league in rushing in each of his first 3 seasons (1978-1980)

- In 2009, QB Michael Vick is reinstated to NFL with conditions after legal issues

  • Vick had an 8-3 record and make the Pro Bowl with the Eagles in 2010 in his first season as a starter after his return

- Notable Birthdays: TEN QB Ryan Tannehill (33), LAC C Corey Linsley (30) & IND LB Darius Leonard (26)

July 28

- NFL International Week features six 1990 playoff teams in nationally televised games in London, Berlin, and Tokyo in 1991

  • The games drew more than 150,000 fans

- The Chargers signed DE Joey Bosa to a 5-year, $135M contract extension in 2020

  • $27.0M average per year is most among all defensive players in NFL (3 Pro Bowl selections in last 4 seasons)
  • 47.5 career sacks (8th-most in NFL since 2016), 109 career QB hits (5th-most in NFL since 2016) & 68 career TFL (T-3rd-most in NFL since 2016)
  • 3rd overall pick by the Chargers in 2016 NFL Draft

- Notable Birthday: SF DC DeMeco Ryans (37)

July 29

- Joe Montana, Ronnie Lott & Howie Long inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000

  • These 3 players combined for 9 Super Bowls, 26 Pro Bowl Selections, 11 1st-Team All-Pro selections and 2 MVP Awards

- Notable Birthdays: HOF Tim Mara & DAL QB Dak Prescott (28)

July 30

- Bart Starr, Frank Gifford & Gale Sayers inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977

These 3 players combined for 2 Super Bowls, 6 NFL Championships, 16 Pro Bowl Selections, 10 1st-Team All-Pro selections and 1 MVP Award

July 31

- Jim Brown & Vince Lombardi inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971

  • Brown: 3-time NFL MVP (1957-1958 & 1965), 9-time Pro Bowl selection, 8-time 1st-Team All-Pro (Most among RBs) & 1964 NFL Champion
  • Lombardi: Head Coach of 5-time NFL Champion including Super Bowl I & II Champion Packers from 1959-1967, subsequently had the Super Bowl trophy renamed after him in 1970 (Won 5 Championships with GB: 1961, 1962 & 1965 NFL Champions as well as Super Bowls I & II)

- Walter Payton & Bill Walsh inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993

  • Payton: 1977 NFL MVP (Led NFL in rush yards & rush TD), 9-time Pro Bowl selection, 5-time 1st-Team All-Pro, Super Bowl XX Champion, 16,726 rush yards (2nd-most in NFL history) & 110 rush TD (5th-most in NFL history)
  • Walsh: Head Coach of 3-time Super Bowl Champion 49ers from 1979-1988 & 1981 AP Coach of the Year

- Notable Birthdays: HOF Kevin Greene, HOF Jonathan Ogden (47), LB DeMarcus Ware (39) & ARI WR A.J. Green (33)

August 1

- Notable Birthday: HOF Edgerrin James (43)

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