Jimmy Johnson selected Jason Taylor in 1997, and now, Jason Taylor is selecting Jimmy Johnson.
Taylor tweeted Monday that Johnson will be his presenter at the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony on Aug. 5 in Canton, Ohio.
Johnson, then coaching the Dolphins, drafted Taylor with the 73rd overall pick in the third round in ’97.
Taylor called Johnson “the guy that believed in me from Day 1. He took a chance on an undersized defensive end and never looked back. He gave me the opportunity of a lifetime.”
Responding on Twitter, Johnson called Taylor “1 of the most talented players I ever recruited or coached..He made plays that WON games!”
Taylor made it clear on Twitter that it wasn’t an easy choice.
“From the moment I found out I was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, everybody’s been asking me the same question: Who’s going to be your presenter?” Taylor said. “I really took my time with this decision. But the more I thought about it, the same name always goes to the top of the list.”
Tickets for the Enshrinement Ceremony are $40, $55, $65, $75, $99 and $175. Premium seats are $90; club seats are $175. Tickets may be purchased at www.ProFootballHOF.com/tickets or by calling 844-4HOFTIX (844-446-3849).
Taylor will be honored along with Morten Andersen, Terrell Davis, Kenny Easley, Jerry Jones, LaDainian Tomlinson and Kurt Warner.
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