On his third attempt, Buccaneers’ defensive back Rondé Barber got “The Knock” he’s been waiting for. Bucs’ great and fellow Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks delivered the news.
— Evan Closky (@ECloskyWTSP) February 10, 2023
“The Knock” explained via Yahoo Sports,
“With the help of NFL Network, which he said pays for the finalists to attend every year, they began the tradition that set up “The Knock.” The end result often includes cameras capturing grown men crying in a mixture of joy and relief, with their loved ones shouting and jumping behind them seconds after Baker’s knock. It’s all become widely beloved and good publicity for the Hall.”
Congratulations to Rondé Barber and his entire family!