5 years retired
the player has to be retired for five years, before being eligible for Hall of Fame.
A player is eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame after being retired for five years.
A player must be retired for 5 years before becoming eligible for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The only restriction to be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame is that a player and coach must have been retired at least five years before he can be considered. Emmitt Smith retired on Feb 3rd 2005. I believe he will be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010.
As a player or coach (as of 2007) you have to be retired for five years before you are eligible for induction into the NFL Hall of Fame.
Daniel Francis Fouts was inducted into the The Pro Football Hall of Fame 1993. Fouts is now a retired Hall of Fame American Football Quaterback that played during the 1970's and 1980's.
No, you have to be retired to be in the Hall of Fame, therefor not being paid.
Yes, if you are referring to a particular hall of fame, such as, "We visited the National Football League Hall of Fame." No, when referring to a generic or unspecified hall of fame, such as, "He is in the hall of fame," or "He is in the football hall of fame."