Former San Francisco 49er Bryant Young's emotional tribute to his son highlights Hall of Fame induction

Former San Francisco 49er Bryant Young's emotional tribute to his son highlights Hall of Fame induction

| | CANTON, Ohio -- Being part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2022 holds a special -- and painful -- meaning for former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Bryant Young. It's an emotional reminder of his son Colby, who died of cancer on Oct. 11, 2016. Colby's favorite number, his dad said during his induction speech Saturday afternoon at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, was 22. "In this, my 10th year of eligibility, I enter the Hall as a member of this '22," Young said, his voice cracking. "2022. 22." Young's voice broke even more when he spoke about how his son, diagnosed at age 13 in 2014, bravely handled the news after being told in 2016 the cancer had spread and the treatments were …
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