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Kurt Warner on Hall of Fame induction: "It's humbling"

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Canton, Ohio (KWWL) -

Kurt Warner took a minute out of his very busy Hall of Fame weekend schedule to talk with KWWL about the honor of being inducted into the pro football Hall of Fame.

"It's humbling," he said. "Such an honor, and you just hope you can do it justice with the speech that you give, the way you carry yourself. You hope you can inspire other people to be able to chase after their dream, whatever that is. Whether that's one day, like a little kid like I was that wants to be here in Canton, and being in the NFL Hall of Fame, or if it's some other field where they want to chase after being the best they can be," Warner said.

Warner's path to Canton has been anything but conventional.  He didn't start until his senior year at UNI, and was cut by the Green Bay Packers after he went undrafted. 

But he eventually landed in the NFL, where he led the Rams to a Super Bowl victory in 2009 and another appearance, and eventually led the Arizona Cardinals to a Super Bowl appearance as well.

He acknowledged that unusual journey on Thursday.

"For so long, you always say that the quickest way between two points is a straight line, and for the longest I wanted that straight line journey. I wanted the scholarship to college and playing in college, and drafted number one and play 15 years with one team and get to the Hall. And when it's all said and done, I'm look back and I go, I'm so glad my path was so crooked, because I covered so much ground," Warner said.

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