ESPN’s Pro Football Hall of Fame Coverage Culminates with Enshrinement Ceremony on August 4 at 7 p.m. ET

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ESPN’s Pro Football Hall of Fame Coverage Culminates with Enshrinement Ceremony on August 4 at 7 p.m. ET

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ESPN will highlight the events surrounding the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Weekend, culminating with a live telecast of the Enshrinement Ceremony on Saturday, August 4, at 7 p.m. ET. ESPN NFL analyst Randy Moss is part of the Hall of Fame’s class of 2018.

Longtime NFL host Trey Wingo of ESPN Radio’s Golic and Wingo will once again anchor ESPN’s coverage from Canton, Ohio, with three-time Super Bowl champion Darren Woodson and senior NFL Insider and 2016 Dick McCann Award winner Chris Mortensen. ESPN’s Chris Berman will return for his 19th year as the Hall of Fame’s Master of Ceremony, and national correspondent Sal Paolantonio will conduct interviews for SportsCenter.

In addition to Moss, the 2018 Hall of Fame class includes: Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Ray Lewis, Terrell Owens and Brian Urlacher.

ESPN has televised the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony since 1995.

Randy Moss on The Adam Schefter Podcast
NFL Insider Adam Schefter talks with his ESPN colleague and 2018 Hall of Fame enshrinee Randy Moss in the latest edition of The Adam Schefter Podcast – available in the ESPN App, at the ESPN PodCenter and via the Apple iTunes store. To listen.

NFL Live
Leading up to Hall of Fame Weekend, ESPN’s weekday NFL studio show NFL Live (1:30 p.m. ET) will run soundtracks from NFL Films highlighting five of the 2018 enshrinees. Schedule:

  • Monday: Brian Dawkins
  • Tuesday: Brian Urlacher (NFL Live begins at 1 p.m. ET)
  • Wednesday: Terrell Owens
  • Thursday: Randy Moss
  • Friday: Ray Lewis

E:60 Follows the Creation of Randy Moss’ Hall of Fame Bust in “Sculpted by Blair Buswell”
Sunday, August 5, at 9 a.m. ET on ESPN
Hall of Famer Steve Young pairs up with E:60 to tell the story of sculptor Blair Buswell as E:60 follows the creation of the bust for 2018 Hall of Fame enshrinee Randy Moss. Buswell’s Hall of Fame journey kicked off when he was a back-up running back at Brigham Young University. Since 1983, Buswell has sculpted bronze busts for nearly one third of the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees, including Young, his former college teammate. Follow along as Young shares Buswell’s story and Moss takes viewers behind the scenes of the making of his Hall of Fame bust from start to finish.

ESPN.com
NFL Nation reporter Jamison Hensley will report from Canton while other ESPN.com writers provide coverage leading up to and surrounding Pro Football Hall of Fame Weekend. Highlights:

  • Tim McManus: Oral history on Brian Dawkins’ most memorable play.
  • Nick Wagoner: Five most memorable plays for Terrell Owens (Tuesday).
  • Vaughn McClure: Oral history on Brian Urlacher’s most memorable play (Wednesday). McClure will also cover Owens’ speech at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
  • Hensley: Oral history on Ray Lewis’ most memorable play (Thursday).
  • Courtney Cronin: Five most memorable plays for Randy Moss (Friday).
  • Rob Demovsky: Oral history on Jerry Kramer’s most memorable play (Saturday).
  • ESPN panel: Setting 10 fringe Hall of Fame debates (Thursday).
  • Jeff Legwold: An early look at the potential 2019 HOF class (Friday).
  • In addition, ESPN.com will feature a live page with the best quotes and moments of the night from the induction speeches, as well as photos and videos of the scene in Canton.

ESPN will also highlight the 2018 Hall of Fame class with presentations of Super Bowl Highlights, the NFL’s Greatest Games and more. Schedule:

Date Time (ET) Show Network
Sat, Aug 4 10:00 a.m. 30 for 30: Rand University ESPN2
1 p.m. Super Bowl XXXV Highlights ESPN2
1:30 p.m. NFL’s Greatest Games: 1998 NFC Wild Card Round ESPN2
3 p.m. NFL’s Greatest Games: Super Bowl XLVII ESPN2
7 p.m. 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony ESPN
Sun, Aug 5 2 a.m. NFL’s Greatest Games: 2002 NFL Wild Card Round ESPN2
3:30 a.m. Super Bowl XXXV Highlights ESPN2
4 a.m. NFL’s Greatest Games: Super Bowl XLVII ESPN2
5 a.m. 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony (encore) ESPN2
9 a.m. E:60’s Sculpted by Blair Buswell ESPN
4 p.m. 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony (encore) ESPN

 

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Allie Stoneberg

I advance ESPN’s communications and publicity efforts for NFL studio programming, Monday Night Football, the NFL Draft and our coverage of the Canadian Football League and the Arena Football League. I enjoy meeting journalists in person at games and events and delight in showing them around our Bristol, Conn., campus.
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