The NFL has something special in store for this year’s Hall of Fame Game and it will begin before either team even touches the field.
Former Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos star DeMarcus Ware will be handed the microphone before the opening kickoff.
He won’t be giving a speech as the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced that Ware will sing the national anthem this year.
“This is breaking news. I will be singing the National Anthem,” Ware said on the unique honor in a video interview posted by the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday.
This year’s Hall of Fame game features the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns. No word on if Aaron Rodgers will be facing off against Deshaun Watson for this game yet.
The game is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 3. Ware and the rest of the Hall of Fame class will be enshrined on Aug. 5.
The 40-year-old retired pass rusher was announced as a member of the 2023 Pro Football Hall of Fame class in February.
He certainly earned his honor as he finished his career with 138.5 sacks, 171 tackles for loss, 35 forced fumbles, and nine Pro Bowl selections. He led the league in sacks during two of his 12 NFL seasons (2008, 2010).WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.