“The Hangman” Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

The man known as "The Hangman" now has a new title: Hall of Famer.

Washington Redskin Chris Hanburger was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.

The fierce linebacker spent all 14 seasons with the burgundy and gold, and played in nine Pro Bowls.

He got his nickname from using clothesline tackles that were eventually outlawed by the NFL.

Hanburger was ecstatic to find out he'll be enshrined with the greatest who ever played the game.

"It's wonderful. I am just overwhelmed. It's such a tremendous honor to be nominated, let alone get in. I have to think of all the men who played before me and all the men I played with."

Hanburger goes in with some pretty good company. 

Joining him were Shannon Sharpe, Deion Sanders, Marshall Faulk, Richard Dent, Les Richter, and Ed Sabol.

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