Champion graduate and Hall of Fame inductee Randy Gradishar has selected former teammate Tom Jackson has is presenter at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony in August.

The seven members of the Class of 2024,  DWIGHT FREENEYRANDY GRADISHARDEVIN HESTERANDRE JOHNSONSTEVE McMICHAELJULIUS PEPPERS and PATRICK WILLIS – have selected who will present them as they are enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this August.

The official role of the presenter is to introduce the enshrinee via video and join them on stage to unveil their Bronze Bust.

The presenters for the Class of 2024 include:


  • Freeney – Jim Irsay, Indianapolis Colts owner & CEO
  • Gradishar – Tom Jackson, former Denver Broncos teammate
  • Hester – Juanita Brown, mother
  • Johnson – Gary Kubiak, former Houston Texans head coach
  • McMichael – Jarrett Payton, longtime friend and sports anchor
  • Peppers – Carl Carey, longtime friend, mentor and agent
  • Willis – Ernicka Willis, sister


Irsay will be serving as a presenter for the third time, having previously presented Marvin Harrison in 2016 and Edgerrin James in 2020.


Payton presented his father, Walter Payton, for enshrinement with the Class of 1993.


Ernicka Willis becomes only the second sister to serve as a presenter, joining Elaine Anderson. She presented Cliff Branch, who was enshrined posthumously, in 2022.