The first football hall of fame opened in Kings Island, OH in 1978.
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."
He must have become one, as it gets you fame and money.
Defensive tackle Bob Lilly, who played his entire career with the Dallas Cowboys (1961-74). He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980.
* Lance Lance Alworth became the first AFL player inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1978.
OJ Simpson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985, his first year of eligibility. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983.
There are many famous college football players who gained fame following their playing career. President Gerald Ford was an outstanding college football player.
There are various career milestones that every football player wishes to reach including college and moving into the pros. The college that has produced the most NFL Hall of Fame players is USC.