The Cleveland Browns have selected two of the greatest players in NFL history, the NFL announced Tuesday.
Rashard Mendenhall was inducted into the league’s Hall of Fame, joining his brother, Charles, who won the league MVP award in 1970 and the Pro Football Hall of Famer in 1972.
Charles Mendenhal, Jr. became the first player to be selected for the Hall of Science, which is an honorary posthumous award.
Charles played a key role in the development of modern football and was the architect of the game’s modern-day regulations and rules.
Charles is also the only player inducted to the Pro Bowl.
Ricky Williams and Charles Mendenhals, Jr., won the Super Bowls MVPs, Super Bowl titles and Super Bowl rings in 1991 and 1993.
Rick Williams played three seasons for the Browns in the 1970s.
Charles and Ricky Williams, Jr.’s teams finished in the top three in total yards in the NFL in 1970, 1970, 1971 and 1971.
Charles, Ricky and Charles’ sons, Ricky Williams III and Ricky Mendenhalls III, also played for the Cleveland Browns.
Ricks’ son, Ricky Mendeshl, who was a quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals, retired in 2007.
Charles is the fifth member of the Mendenhill family to be inducted.
The first was Rashard Mendel, Sr., in 1962, who died in 2011.
The Mendenhills were among the first Browns to embrace the football spirit, winning six of their first seven seasons.
The Browns also won a Super Bowl in 1958 and were one of only two teams to make it to the Superbowl in both 1957 and 1962.
Rams coach Jeff Fisher, who coached the Mendesls for five seasons in the 1960s, called Charles Mendell, Sr. a “good friend” and a “great teammate.”
Charles Mendell and Ricky are the only Browns to be named to the Hall.
The Browns are now in their 17th season in the league, which began in 1946.
The franchise is now 12-11 overall, 12-6 in the AFC North, 2-1 in the playoffs.