The great NFL Hall of Fame just got…greater. Welcome the Class of 2010. Men who played on both sides of the football and who have trophies, records, rings and pains to prove they deserve to be in the hallowed halls in Canton, Ohio.

Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smitt, John Randle, Russ Grimm, Rickey Jackson, Floyd Little and Dick LeBeau – men we all know and loved watching play the game of professional football.

Rice, the perfect receiver for the West Coast offense, played 20 seasons for San Francisco, Oakland and Seattle. He made 1,549 catches for 22,895 yards, had 14 1,000-yard seasons and scored 208 touchdowns. Click on Jerry’s photo to watch his announcement video.

Smith, among the most durable running backs, rushed for 18,355 yards and 164 touchdowns for Dallas and Arizona. Click on Emmitt’s photo to watch his announcement video.

“This is almost perfect,” Smith said. “I don’t think even Steven Spielberg could have written a script this nice. So many people said I could not do it. I believed in that little giant inside of me that said I can.”

Added Rice, standing shoulder to shoulder with Smith: “It’s just like playing in that big game, this is something you think about, and it is happening. I never thought I would go in …. with this guy here.”

Congratulations !