Reaching the National Football League is the dream of every youth football player to strap on a helmet, but precious few have the talent and perseverance to realize their aspirations. For those modern-day gladiators who manage to reach the pinacle of their profession, delighting fans with their athleticism and effort on Sundays, there is no greater honor than being permanently enshrined in the Pro Football Hall Of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
The well-rounded 2011 induction class includes some of the most mesmeric players of recent memory as well as the man largely responsible for the way that fans see the game today. Although the recently-concluded NFL Lockout forced the league to cancel the annual Hall of Fame Game, the Enshrinement Festival still figures to be a memorable event for those in attendance, especially the seven inductees.
Who is the most deserving new Hall of Famer in the Class of 2011? Who do you think doesn't quite measure up? Let us know by voting on the slides and commenting below.