Former Tennessee Titans center Kevin Mawae will be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year.
One of the great centers to ever play the game of football, former Tennessee Titans center Kevin Mawae is set to be enshrined in Canton on August 3rd at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Enshrinement Ceremony.
Mawae and seven others will be given the biggest honor in football, with their names being forever etched into history in Canton, Ohio.
Here’s the full list of inductees in the order in which they will speak, per Jeremy Bergman of NFL.com:
"1. Gil Brandt (Presenter: Jerry Jones, Cowboys owner)2. Johnny Robinson (Presenter: Bob Thompson, Johnny’s stepson)3. Kevin Mawae (Presenter: Tracy Mawae, Kevin’s wife)4. Pat Bowlen (Presenter: Steve “Greek” Antonopulos, longtime Broncos trainer)5. Ty Law (Presenter: Byron Washington, Law’s friend)6. Ed Reed (Presenter: Edward Reed, Sr., Ed’s father)7, Champ Bailey (Presenter: Jack Reale, Bailey’s agent)8. Tony Gonzalez (Presenter: Dennis Allen, Gonzalez’s cousin and best friend)"
Mawae will have his special moment third, and his wife, Tracy, will be the presenter. She is the fifth-ever wife to present a Hall of Fame inductee. The great Tony Gonzalez is set to close out the night as the final speaker.
Mawae played 16 seasons in the NFL after being drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in 1994 as the 36th overall pick (second round) out of LSU. Mawae spent four years of his career with the Seahawks.
After leaving Seattle, Mawae made quite the name for himself with the New York Jets, where he spent the next eight years of his career. Mawae would go on to become an elite center in the NFL, making the Pro Bowl every year from 1999 through 2004. He was named a First-Team All-Pro in 1999 and 2001.
Mawae and the Jets decided to part ways following a 2005 season in which he played in just six games. He went on to sign with the Tennessee Titans in 2006 and finished his four-year tenure with his last team strong.
At the age of 37 in 2008 and in his third year with Tennessee, Mawae proved how great he still was by being named a First-Team All Pro and Pro Bowler once again. He was able to follow that year up with another Pro Bowl appearance in his 16th and final season in 2009.
Mawae was a legend not just for his talent, but for his longevity as well. This honor is well-deserved and we couldn’t be happier to see him going into the Hall of Fame.
Congratulations, Kevin Mawae!