February 11, 2015

CANTON, Ohio (AP) The Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers will open the 2015 NFL preseason in the Hall of Fame game.

The game will be Sunday, Aug. 9 and televised by NBC.

The teams will close out the enshrinement weekend a day after two of their former players will be enshrined into the Hall of Fame.

Steelers running back Jerome Bettis and Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff are among the eight-man class recently elected to the Hall.

Bettis played 10 of his 13 seasons in the NFL with the Steelers. A six-time Pro Bowl pick, he had 13,662 yards rushing.

Tingelhoff joined the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 1962 and established himself as a leader of Minnesota's offensive line. Tingelhoff never missed a game during his 17-season career.

Other members of the Hall of Fame class are wide receiver/returner Tim Brown, defensive end/linebacker Charles Haley, contributor Bill Polian, linebacker Junior Seau, guard Will Shields and contributor Ron Wolf.

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