The Pro Football Hall of Fame had their gold jacket evening on Thursday, where this year’s class of inductees received the gold jackes they can wear forever as Hall of Famers. Former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo was among those, and there are some great pictures and videos from the evening as he continued his move toward football immortality.
DeBartolo made his way to the stage, and as he was walking up, Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young made sure to get a picture:
#welcometo2016 pic.twitter.com/0NJdoH69VL— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) August 5, 2016
That was followed by his daughter helping him put on the jacket. Nancy Gay was at the event and got this video:
You wear it well, Eddie DeBartolo ! #49ers @ProFootballHall @49ers pic.twitter.com/D95iwbTeR3— Nancy Gay (@nancygay) August 5, 2016
And of course, DeBartolo had a chance to react to finally getting that gold jacket. He will be back on Saturday giving his speech at the induction ceremony.
.@49ers Edward J. DeBartolo Jr. reacts to getting his gold jacket #PFHOF16 pic.twitter.com/hjULjPmLOY— Pro Football HOF (@ProFootballHOF) August 5, 2016