NFL: Richard Seymour, Dick Vermeil and Tony Boselli wear gold Pro Football Hall of Fame jackets

Richard Seymour, Dick Vermeil and Tony Boselli don gold Pro Football Hall of Fame jackets as the Class of 2022 attend the NFL’s annual dinner ahead of the official dedication ceremony

  • The NFL Enshrinees Gold Jacket dinner was held on Friday as part of Hall of Fame week
  • Inductees received gold jackets ahead of Saturday’s official ceremony
  • The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place Saturday at 12 p.m. ET

On Friday night, the NFL hosted its Pro Football Hall of Fame Gold Jacket Dinner in Canton, Ohio.

The annual dinner is held as part of NFL Hall of Fame week and gives those in attendance the chance to see the current year’s class receive their gold jackets before the week’s official enshrinement ceremony. -end.

This year’s class of inductees includes Richard Seymour, Tony Boselli, LeRoy Butler, Sam Mills, Dick Vermeil and Bryant Young.

Left to right are: Bryant Young, Dick Vermeil, Tony Boselli, Richard Seymour, a photo of Sam Mills held by his widow Melanie Mills, a photo of Cliff Branch held by his sister Elaine Anderson, Leroy Butler, and a photo of Art McNally held by his grandchildren Connor and Shannon McNally

Left to right are: Bryant Young, Dick Vermeil, Tony Boselli, Richard Seymour, a photo of Sam Mills held by his widow Melanie Mills, a photo of Cliff Branch held by his sister Elaine Anderson, Leroy Butler, and a photo of Art McNally held by his grandchildren Connor and Shannon McNally

Bryant Young, Dick Vermeil, Tony Boselli and Richard Seymour pose at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinees Gold Jacket Dinner

Bryant Young, Dick Vermeil, Tony Boselli and Richard Seymour pose at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinees Gold Jacket Dinner

Seymour, who is also the youngest member of the class, is the name most young fans will remember playing most recently in 2012 for the then Oakland Raiders. During his career, Seymour won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots among a host of other accolades.

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Dick Vermeil is the only member of the class to have coached after serving as the head coach of the Eagles, Rams and Chiefs throughout a long career that also included success in the college game with UCLA.

Branch and Mills died in 2019 and 2005 respectively. Customary honors were given to relatives.

Former Patriots and Raiders defensive lineman Richard Seymour receives his gold jacket

Former Patriots and Raiders defensive lineman Richard Seymour receives his gold jacket

Former NFL coach Dick Vermeil points to the crowd after receiving his gold jacket on Friday

Former NFL coach Dick Vermeil points to the crowd after receiving his gold jacket on Friday

Art Mcnally spent nine years on the pitch as an official before becoming the league’s officials supervisor in 1968.

He held this role until 1991, remaining involved in the game until 2015 and becoming known as the “Father of Modern Officiating”.

McNally, 97, is the first field official to be inducted into the Hall. However, he was not present at the event.

Tony Boselli smiles after receiving a gold jacket at the Pro Football Hall of Fame dinner

Tony Boselli smiles after receiving a gold jacket at the Pro Football Hall of Fame dinner

LeRoy Butler salutes after receiving his wife Genesis Jordan's gold jacket in Canton, Ohio

LeRoy Butler salutes after receiving his wife Genesis Jordan’s gold jacket in Canton, Ohio

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