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HOF 2014: Strahan expects emotions to flow during induction ceremony

  • FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2008, file photo, New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan celebrates after the Giants defeated the New England Patriots 17-14 in the Super Bowl XLII football game in Glendale, Ariz. While Strahan was a game-changer on the field, he was making his mark elsewhere with his gregarious personality, gap-toothed smile and willingness to step out of his comfort zone. He became a regular in commercials,  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2008, file photo, New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan celebrates after the Giants defeated the New England Patriots 17-14 in the Super Bowl XLII football game in Glendale, Ariz. While Strahan was a game-changer on the field, he was making his mark elsewhere with his gregarious personality, gap-toothed smile and willingness to step out of his comfort zone. He became a regular in commercials, (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Sept. 26, 1999 file photo, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed makes his 900th career reception with Philadelphia Eagles corner back Bobby Taylor defending during the game at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y. Reed awaits induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend, and says the eight-year wait didn't feel that long.  (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File) NO SALES MAGS OUT

    FILE - In this Sept. 26, 1999 file photo, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed makes his 900th career reception with Philadelphia Eagles corner back Bobby Taylor defending during the game at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y. Reed awaits induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend, and says the eight-year wait didn't feel that long. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File) NO SALES MAGS OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Jan. 25, 1981 file photo, Oakland Raiders punter Ray Guy kicks against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XV in New Orleans. Those anxious seconds for punt returners awaiting his booming kicks were nothing compared to the more than two decades Guy had to endure before finally getting the call that he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/File)

    FILE - In this Jan. 25, 1981 file photo, Oakland Raiders punter Ray Guy kicks against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XV in New Orleans. Those anxious seconds for punt returners awaiting his booming kicks were nothing compared to the more than two decades Guy had to endure before finally getting the call that he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/File)  (The Associated Press)

Michael Strahan is pleased to know he is scheduled to go last during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.

That means the former New York Giants star pass-rusher won't be the first to break down in tears once the 2014 seven-member class is inducted Saturday.

If that's the case, Andre Reed might not make it through Friday. The former Buffalo Bills receiver was having trouble keeping his emotions in check after meeting former teammate, quarterback Jim Kelly, who is battling cancer.

There'll be plenty of emotions given the varied backgrounds of the inductees.

The group includes linebacker Derrick Brooks, offensive tackle Walter Jones, defensive back Aeneas Williams and punter Ray Guy. And also defensive end Claude Humphrey, who retired after the 1981 season.

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