Chesapeake's Easley enshrined in the Pro Football HOF

Kenny Easley's remarkable career was capped off with the ultimate prize of any former NFL great; an official induction into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame from Canton, Ohio. It happened Saturday night, and the Chesapeake native touched on everything from his love of the 757  and being inducted where he said, "This Hall of Fame induction is like fire that's been welled up in my bones." The former Oscar Smith High School star also discussed social injustices in the African-American community. "Black lives do matter," Easley said. "And all lives matter, too. But the carnage affecting young black men today from random violence to police shootings across this nation has to stop. We've got to stand up as a country, as black Americans, and fight the good fight to protect our youth and our American constitutional right not to die while driving or walking the streets black in America. It has to stop. And we can do it."


The man considered by many as the original "Enforcer", was a 4th overall pick in the 1981 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks out of UCLA. In his 7 seasons, Easley was a 5-time Pro Bowler and was the NFL Defensive Player of The Year in 1984 and was named to the 1980's All-Decade Team. He had 32 interceptions from 1981-1987.

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