What Are Some Great Hall of Fame Speeches?


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Some great Hall of Fame speeches include Cris Carter's, Deion Sanders' and Shannon Sharpe's Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speeches. Then, there is also former NFL players Curtis Martin's and Derrick Brooks' speeches, considered to be two of the best professional football speeches ever, according to CBS Tampa Bay.

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After six years of waiting, Cris Carter was finally inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as one of the greatest wide receivers of all time. With tears in his eyes, Carter called his induction day the greatest day of his life and gave thanks to his teammates who made it all possible. Deion Sanders' speech is regarded as one of the greatest of all-time because of all the praise he emotionally gave to his mother, says CBS Tampa Bay.

Shannon Sharpe's Pro Football Hall of Fame speech also gave thanks to his family and is regarded as great because of the way he emphasized dedication, discipline and determination. Regarded as "must-see" by CBS, Curtis Martin's speech highlighted the former running back's struggles, as well as the inspiration coach Bill Parcells gave to him. And finally, with power and pride, Derrick Brooks gave one of the best Hall of Fame speeches ever, so much so that CBS ranks it number one among all Pro Football Hall of Fame talks.

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