Former offensive lineman Stanfel enters Hall

Dick Stanfel, a star on the offensive line for two teams in the 1950s, has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Stanfel, who died last year at age 87, helped the Detroit Lions win the NFL title in 1952 and ’53.  He earned All-Pro honors five times in his seven-season career, four years with Detroit and three with Washington, before retiring at 31 and going into coaching.

A seniors committee nominee, Stanfel was considered one of the most technically sound blockers of his day, someone Hall of Famer Mike Ditka called "a hell of a football player."

He was presented for induction by Hall of Fame coach Marv Levy.