"I can get up here and I see these guys around me, knowing that I think I deserve to be up here. I see the things that I did on the field. Football always been my life. I see that in these guys here, man. These Hall of Famers here, I just seeing how these guys carry themselves, the love they had for football. We need to keep football going. Can’t let football get away. I mean you can get where the product can be so good, you can lose sight and let it get away."
The above is an excerpt from Ricky Jackson’s speech during his induction into the pro football Hall of Fame this past Saturday.