McElhenny è morto a giugno 17 di cause naturali, disse la Sala.
“Hugh McElhenny was a threat in all phases of the game offensively — affrettandosi, pass receiving and as a kick and punt returner,” Hall of Fame president Jim Porter said in a statement. “His all-around talent — obvious to pro football scouts when Hugh was still a teenager — will be celebrated and preserved forever in Canton.”
McElhenny was enshrined into the Hall of Fame in 1970.
,” McElhenny was a two-time first-team All-Pro and six-time Pro Bowler over the course of his 13-year career playing in la NFL for the 49ers
, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants and Detroit Lions
McElhenny, the ninth pick in the 1952 draft out of the University of Washington, was named Rookie of the Year and an All-Pro in his first season.
Si è ritirato dopo il 1964 season and at the time was one of only three players with more than 11,000 all-purpose yards (11,375). He worked as an analyst on the 49ers radio broadcasts for six years.
The 49ers retired his uniform number 39 nel 1971.