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Introducing Hall of Famer, Jackie Slater

Jacob Ray Youth & Education Manager, Pro Football Hall of Fame Published 31 Jan 2020

The Pro Football Hall of Fame will once again offer its highly popular Heart of a Hall of Famer series, powered by Extreme Networks, on Tuesday, February 11th at 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET with Gold Jacket and Rams’ legend Jackie Slater. The program provides students the opportunity to learn first-hand what it took beyond the athletic ability to achieve success on and off the field.

Jackie Slater, a veteran of twenty National Football League seasons, was like the Energizer Battery bunny that “just kept going and going and going.” Drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the third round of the 1976 NFL Draft, Slater is tied for third all-time for the most seasons played in the history of the league. His 259 regular-season games played were the most ever by an offensive lineman when he retired, and his 20 seasons with one team was an NFL record.

The 6-4, 277-pound tackle went on to become the mainstay of the Rams’ offensive line. Slater was a first- or second-team all-pro selection following five different seasons and a first- or second-team All-NFC choice, seven times. A popular player is known for his work ethic and leadership skills, Slater earned seven Pro Bowl berths. His first selection followed the 1983 season and then was chosen in consecutive years from 1985 through 1990. A veteran of 18 playoff games, including Super Bowl XIV, Slater was a model of consistent superlative play and was widely regarded as one of the game’s premier linemen.

Any school can connect to the Heart of a Hall of Famer program via a PC/MAC/IOS/Android device or a traditional video conferencing system. There are limited interactive and video conferencing system spots are available and the first 7 schools to register will receive those spots. If you register and are not one of the first 7 schools, you can still be part of the program – just as a “view only” school. You will still be able to access the chat function to possibly ask Mr. Slater a question. The session is available to grades 4th-12th and is free of charge, thanks to our sponsors at Extreme Networks! For more information or to register, please contact our Education Department at or visit

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