Atlanta (CNN)If the knock came on their Atlanta hotel room doors, then they would know: They had been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
"It caught me off guard when they say the knock is going to be a big, boisterous knock; they weren't lying," said Kevin Mawae, who played center for three NFL teams. "It was thunderous. I was supposed to have my wife record the emotion, but I threw my phone across the room, and I think I had a higher vertical today than I did at the draft. It's overwhelming. It really is."