I would like to publicly thank all my family, friends and supporters for the Pro Football Hall of Fame celebration events that occurred last weekend in Chattanooga. Especially, those who attended the induction ceremony at McKenzie Arena. Wow! Thank you so much to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for everything their staff and student athletes did to help prepare for and make last weekend such a huge success, it was amazing! Being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame is an extremely special and extraordinary honor and I am truly blessed to have received that honor at the place where my football career really began. I will cherish that moment forever.
The weekend was one of the greatest honors of my life. All of you made the weekend for me that much sweeter. I could not be more thankful, grateful, blessed and honored for the overwhelming support you all showed me. For the people that weren’t able to attend, you truly missed out on something special. Sharing it with my family, friends, former coaches and teammates who came to support me and the fans who showed up to fill the arena….this was for you.
This is the beginning of my new chapter and I thank all of those who have helped and supported me on this journey and those of you who will continue to support me in the next chapter. Keep that popcorn ready because it’s only going to get better! Please remember to always stay strong, believe in yourself and BE YOU!