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Bryant Young delivers emotional message to his son Colby, who died of cancer, during Hall of Fame speech

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One day full of memories for some of the best NFL players of all time, San Francisco 49ers guard Bryant Young gave fans a moment they’ll never forget. Young dedicated part of his Hall of Fame speech to his son Colby, who died of cancer in 2016.

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Young began a sincere and emotional message by stating that he mentioned all of his children except for one. He then shared Colby’s story and explained why remembering Colby was so important the day Young was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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Young said that Colby started having headaches at the age of 13. Doctors discovered a tumor removed, which turned out to be cancerous. Young talked about Colby’s heart and his determination after that operation. Colby’s cancer returned a year later. He died in October 2016.

Young said that Colby wanted to know if he would be remembered after his death. Young said the family “reassured Colby that we would keep his memory alive and continue to say his name.” Young then approached Colby directly. Breaking into tears, Young said, “Colby, you live in our hearts. We will always say your name.”

Fans cheered and cheered for Young after he delivered the message.

Eight people entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday

Young was one of six players inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Tony Boselli, Cliff Branch, Leroy Butler, Sam Mills and Richard Seymour were the other five players who made it to the Hall. Boselli became the first member of the Jacksonville Jaguars to receive this honor.

Seymour, a longtime member of the New England Patriots, found a way to play a prank on Tom Brady during his speech.

Louis Rams coach Dick Vermeil and longtime NFL official Art McNally were also named Saturday. Vermeil immediately turned his attention to his players when given the opportunity to perform in front of a crowd.

This story will be updated.

Bryant Young at the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony.
Bryant Young spoke about his son Colby, who died of cancer at age 15, at a Hall of Fame ceremony on Saturday. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images)


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