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Inducted October 25, 1981
Mel Renfro

Mel Renfro, Defensive Back from the University of Oregon, was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2nd round of the 1964 NFL Draft. Mel was a running back in college, but slipped in the draft because of an injury to his hand. He returned kicks and punts for the Cowboys during his first few seasons, leading the league his rookie season in both categories. Eventually coach Landry moved Mel to the defensive side of the ball, and the rest as they say is history. Mel Renfro played in 10 Pro Bowls, was elected All-Pro five times, and finished his career as the Cowboys all-time leader in interceptions with 52. He also helped the Cowboys win two Super Bowls and four NFC Championships in his 14 year NFL career. Mel was elected into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor in 1981, and elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996.

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