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Montclair football’s all-time greatest player to be posthumously enshrined on August 6

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True to his inspirational words, former Montclair player Sam Mills, who at 5-foot-9 was once considered too small to play linebacker, “kept pounding” throughout his college and professional football careers, and on August 6, 2022, his name and legacy will join other all-time greats when he is posthumously enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The Red Hawk community is excited to follow the events of the week in Canton, Ohio, which kick off with the Hall of Fame game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Las Vegas Raiders on Thursday, August 4, as well as a “Fun Fest” all weekend. On Saturday, August 6, the day begins with a morning parade for the Hall of Fame Class of 2022 and about 100 returning Hall of Famers. The enshrinement ceremony begins at noon with Emmy Award-winning actor, writer and producer Keegan-Michael Key serving as a speaker and ceremony host. The day ends with a concert featuring the rock band Journey.

Tickets to the events can be found, along with more information, at the Hall of Fame website. The ceremony is nationally televised by NFL Network and ESPN.

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, you can read more about Sam Mills’ legacy in Montclair magazine.