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Don Coryell Elected to NFL Hall of Fame

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On Thursday night Don Coryell was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2023. The announcement was made during the 12 annual NFL Honors as part of Super Bowl week.

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“Don Coryell was a leader, an innovator and truly deserving of enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame,” Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill said in a press release. “His impact on the sport was profound, particularly in revolutionizing the passing game that is so prolific today.

“As head coach, he led one of the most successful and exciting periods of Cardinals football. Coach Coryell will always have a special place in our organization’s history and now he will forever have a place in Canton among the game’s all-time greats as well.”

Coryell coached the Cardinals from 1973-1977; while coaching the Cardinals, he posted a 70-42-1 record. He coached the Cardinals to the playoffs twice in five seasons. Coryell won two division titles and Coach of the Year in 1974 with the Cardinals. The former head coach finished with a 111-83-1 record.

Coreyll passed away in 2010 at the age of 85.

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