Sanders headlines this year's Hall of Fame class:
"Sanders burst on to the scene as the fifth overall selection in 1989, returning a punt 68 yards for a touchdown in his first game for the Atlanta Falcons, and did not stop entertaining for his highlight-filled 14-year career. A dynamic kick and punt returner, shutdown cornerback and later a wide receiver, Sanders returned six touchdowns on punt returns, three touchdowns on kick returns, nine touchdowns off interceptions and one fumble recovery for a touchdown. He added 60 receptions for 784 yards and three touchdowns during his career with the Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens. He finished his career with 53 interceptions, including five after coming out of a three-year retirement to play two seasons for the Ravens in 2004 and 2005.
Sanders, an NFL Network analyst, won two Super Bowls during his career, starting at cornerback for the 49ers' victory over the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX and in the Cowboys' win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XXX. His 1,331 interception return yards are second all-time, as is his nine interceptions returned for touchdowns. He was named Defensive Player of the year in 1994 after he recorded six interceptions, three of which he returned for touchdowns, and that year became the first player ever to have two 90-yard interception returns for touchdowns in the same season."