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Yes, there can.

“In all due respect, Mr. President,” LeBeau added, “this business is a whole lot bigger.”

Randle couldn’t agree more. In a short but thorough thank-you speech, Randle admitted, “I am so humbled by this incredible honor which I never thought was possible. I’m a smalltown kid whose dream came true.”

Randle made six straight All-Pro teams (1993-98) and was chosen for seven Pro Bowls. He had a league-high 15 1/2 sacks in 1997.

Undrafted out of Texas A&I in 1990, Randle became known for a combination of speed and power. He made the other NFL teams pay for that draft oversight by averaging 11 1/2 sacks over a nine-year span with Minnesota.

Randle thanked the Vikings, “a team that believed in me and gave me a chance to play defensive line when most teams thought I was undersized” at 6-foot-1, 278 pounds.

Grimm would be considered undersized today at 273 pounds. It hardly mattered how big he was from 1981-91, when Grimm led the Hogs and helped the Redskins win three Super Bowls. He is the first member of that memorable line to make the hall.

“It’s a privilege to play in the NFL,” said Grimm, now the assistant head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. “It’s been a privilege to coach in the NFL. It’s an honor to be selected here in Canton.

“Growing up, I dreamed of playing college football. In college, I dreamed of playing pro football. When I was in the NFL I dreamed of winning Super Bowls.

“But I never dreamed I would be standing here today.”

At left guard, Grimm was a powerful run blocker and an often-impenetrable pass protector who was chosen for the league’s all-decade team of the 1980s.

He called the Hogs “a group of guys that grew together, worked together, rose families together” and said he would have their names embroidered on the inside of his gold Hall of Fame jacket.

“I think I deserve to be up here,” Jackson said. “Football always has been my life. I see that in these guys up here (onstage), how they carried themselves. They set the standard.”

Jackson then implored the league and players to avoid any labor stoppages.

“We really got to keep football going,” he said. “To the NFL, you’ve got to take the game and make sure to keep it going.”