On July 27, 1991 John Hannah was welcomed into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Hannah had an amazing career after being selected in the first round of the 1973 draft by the New England Patriots, where he remained for his entire13-season career.
From Alabama, the 225-pound left guard made an impact right out of the gate and started the first 13 games of his rookie season before being sidelined by a leg injury. In the next 12 years, Hannah became widely recognized as the premier guard of professional football. He was named All-Pro 10 straight years from 1976 through 1985. He won the NFL Players Association's Offensive Lineman of the Year award four straight years from 1978 through 1981. Hannah was named to nine Pro Bowls.
Despite the physical abuse his body took as the key component of the Patriots’ offensive line, Hannah only missed five out of 191 games in 13 years due to injury. During his tenure, New England had seven winning seasons and a 100-91-0 cumulative record.