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Arizona Cardinal great Kurt Warner inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame

Aug 5, 2017, 8:52 PM | Updated: 10:05 pm
Former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner speaks next to a bust of him during inductions at the Pro Footba...

Former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner speaks next to a bust of him during inductions at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

(AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday.

He was presented by his wife, Brenda.

Warner’s speech (you can watch the full speech here) ran through his entire life of playing football, giving him an opportunity to thank each key person in his journey to getting his gold jacket, such as family members, former teammates and coaches.

Warner began his speech going through his early years playing football, including in high school when he had hopes of playing wide receiver and when he was learning how to get hit in the pocket.

That included the tale of his time spent working in a grocery store, including crazy conversations with a cereal box that had Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino on it.

Warner credits his children as his “greatest motivators” as he continued to wait for the right opportunity.

“I hope this inspires you,” Warner said to his kids.

Warner said his time playing in the Arena Football League re-invigorated his passion for football.

“It made me fall in love with the sport all over again,” Warner said.

Warner’s journey then took him to NFL Europe, which eventually got him to the St. Louis Rams for a tryout.

He then ran through former coaches that played a significant role in his time playing in the NFL, including former Cardinals coaches Dennis Green, Ken Whisenhunt and Todd Haley. He asked former teammates in attendance to stand, which included Larry Fitzgerald, Calais Campbell and Aeneas Williams.

He began to end his speech urging those listening to take advantage of every moment like he tried to.

“Don’t miss your moments,” Warner said. “Your moments to be impacted and your moments to impact.”

Warner’s mark in the league can be seen in the record books. He’s one of only nine players in the history of the NFL to win two or more AP MVP awards, he was the fastest quarterback in league history to throw for 10,000 yards and is the only player to ever throw for over 14,000 yards with two different NFL franchises.

While Warner’s Super Bowl ring came with the St. Louis Rams, his postseason highs statistically over the course of his careers with both franchises came in Arizona. In six career playoff games with the Cardinals, Warner had a 71 percent completion percentage and threw for 16 touchdowns and just four interceptions.

When looking at the most memorable games in franchise history, Warner covers most of the terrain. His 2009 postseason performance against the Green Bay Packers saw Warner throw more touchdowns (five) than incompletions (four). The year before in the Super Bowl, he posted a 31-of-43 line for 377 yards, three touchdowns and one interception against the Pittsburgh Steelers, who had the NFL’s top-ranked pass defense that season.

He will always be remembered as one of the most prolific quarterbacks in the game’s history. Prior to Tom Brady’s 466 yards in this past Super Bowl, Warner’s 414 passing yards in Super Bowl XXXIV were the most ever in the Super Bowl and his 377 in Super Bowl XLIII and 365 in Super Bowl XXXVI were second and third on the list.

Warner has maintained those high yardage numbers with efficiency, finishing his career with a 65.5 percent completion percentage, the fourth-highest in league history.

NFL team owner Jerry Jones poses with a bust of himself during an induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner delivers his speech during inductions at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard) Former NFL quarter Kurt Warner, left, watches as his wife and presenter, Brenda Warner, kisses a bust of him before his speech during inductions at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard) Former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner speaks next to a bust of him during inductions at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) Former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner speaks next to a bust of him during inductions at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wears custom shoes during inductions at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. The shoes were given to him by Phil Knight. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) Former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner speaks next to a bust of him during inductions at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) Former NFL player Morten Andersen delivers his speech during an induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard) Former NFL player Morten Andersen delivers his speech during an induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard) Jason Taylor, right, laughs with his presenter, former coach Jimmy Johnson, as they pose with Taylor's bust during inductions the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017,in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Former NFL player Morten Andersen poses with his bust during inductions at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Former NFL player Morten Andersen, right, poses with a bust of himself and presenter and son Sebastian Andersen during an induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Saturday, August 5, 2017 in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Former NFL placekicker Morten Andersen poses with his bust during inductions at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Former NFL player Terrell Davis speaks near a bust of himself during an induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) Terrell Davis kisses a bust of him before his speech during inductions at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard) Former NFL player Terrell Davis salutes as he delivers his speech during an induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard) Terrell Davis poses with a bust of him during inductions at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Terrell Davis, right, poses with his bust and with presenter and agent Neil Schwartz, during inductions at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Terrell Davis salutes his bust during inductions at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Terrell Davis kisses a bust of him during inductions at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) LaDainian Tomlinson speaks next to a bust of him at the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) Terrell Davis, center, poses with a bust of himself and former Denver Bronco teammates, from left, John Elway, Willie Brown, Shannon Sharpe, andGary Zimmerman, during inductions at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) LaDainian Tomlinson delivers his speech during inductions at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard) LaDainian Tomlinson delivers his speech during inductions at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard) LaDainian Tomlinson delivers his speech at the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard) Former NFL player LaDainian Tomlinson poses with a bust of himself during an induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) LaDainian Tomlinson, right, and presenter and former teammate Lorenzo Neal pose with a bust of Tomlinson during inductions at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones speaks next to his bust during inductions at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones delivers his speech during inductions at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard) Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones delivers his speech during inductions at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard) Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones delivers his speech during inductions at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard) Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones speaks next to a bust of him during inductions at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Former NFL player Kenny Easley speaks next a bust of himself during an induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) Kenny Easley delivers his speech during his induction at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard) Kenny Easley delivers his speech during his induction at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard) Kenny Easley poses with his but during an induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) Former NFL player Kenny Easley, right, poses with his bust and his presenter and high school coach, Tommy Rhodes, during his induction at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Kenny Easley, left, unveils his bust with his presenter. Tommy Rhodes. during inductions at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug.5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard) Jason Taylor speaks during his induction at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Former NFL player Kenny Easley poses with a bust of himself during an induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) Jason Taylor delivers his speech as he inducted  at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard) Jason Taylor wipes a tear from his eye as he delivers his speech at his induction, at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard) Former NFL player Jason Taylor poses with a bust of himself during an induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Jason Taylor poses with his bust, during his induction at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Jason Taylor, right, poses with his bust and his presenter, former coach Jimmy Johnson, during inductions at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Jason Taylor kisses a bust of him during inductions at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Paul Anka, front left, and Warren Buffet sing a parody of "I Did it My Way" to recently elected members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Kurt Warner, Terrell Davis, Morten Andersen, Jason Taylor, Jerry Jones, Kenny Easley and LaDainian Tomlinson, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 in Canton, Ohio. (Bob Rossiter/The Canton Repository via AP) The 2017 Class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame pose during the Enshrinee's Gold Jacket Dinner, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. From left to right, are: Kurt Warner, Terrell Davis, Jason Taylor, Jerry Jones, LaDainian Tomlinson, Morten Andersen and Kenny Easley. (Bob Rossiter/The Canton Repository via AP) Kenny Easley waves to the crowd after receiving his gold jacket during the Pro Football Hall of Fame dinner at Canton Memorial Civic Center in Canton, Ohio, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. (Scott Heckel/The Canton Repository via AP) Morten Andersen waves to the crowd after receiving his gold jacket during the Pro Football Hall of Fame dinner at Canton Memorial Civic Center in Canton, Ohio, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. (Scott Heckel/The Canton Repository via AP) Jason Taylor waves to the crowd after receiving his gold jacket during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner at the Canton Memorial Civic Center in Canton, Ohio, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. (Scott Heckel/The Canton Repository via AP) Gene Jones helps her husband, Jerry Jones, with his gold jacket during the Pro Football Hall of Fame dinner at Canton Memorial Civic Center in Canton, Ohio, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. (Scott Heckel/The Canton Repository via AP) Jerry Jones waves to the crowd after receiving his gold jacket during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner at the Canton Memorial Civic Center in Canton, Ohio, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. (Scott Heckel/The Canton Repository via AP) LaDainian Tomlinson waves to the crowd after receiving his gold jacket during the Pro Football Hall of Fame dinner at Canton Memorial Civic Center in Canton, Ohio, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. (Scott Heckel/The Canton Repository via AP) Terrell Davis waves to the crowd after receiving his gold jacket during the Pro Football Hall of Fame dinner at Canton Memorial Civic Center in Canton, Ohio, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. (Scott Heckel/The Canton Repository via AP) Tears run down the face of LaDainian Tomlinson as he reacts to the crowd after receiving his gold jacket during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner at the Canton Memorial Civic Center in Canton, Ohio, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. (Scott Heckel/The Canton Repository via AP) Brenda, left, and Kurt Warner wave to the crowd after Kurt received his gold jacket during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner at the Canton Memorial Civic Center in Canton, Ohio, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. (Scott Heckel/The Canton Repository via AP) Mick Fanning, left, speaks to the crowd during his induction ceremony into the Surfers' Hall of Fame in Huntington Beach, Calif., Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. (Nick Agro/The Orange County Register via AP) Bethany Hamilton carves her name into the concrete in front of Huntington Surf and Sport as part of her induction into the Surfers' Hall of Fame in Huntington Beach, Calif., Friday, Aug. 4, 2017.  Hamilton lost her arm in a shark attack in 2003. (Nick Agro/The Orange County Register via AP) Bethany Hamilton prepares to leave her footprints in the concrete in front of Huntington Surf and Sport as part of her induction into the Surfers' Hall of Fame in Huntington Beach, Calif., Friday, Aug. 4, 2017.  Hamilton was bitten by a shark in 2003. (Nick Agro/The Orange County Register via AP) David Baker, president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, applauds as LaDainian Tomlinson receives his gold jacket from his presenter, Lorenzo Neal, at the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinees' dinner, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (Bob Rossiter/The Canton Repository via AP) NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and David Baker, president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, applaud as Kurt Warner receives his gold jacket from his wife and presenter, Brenda Warner, at the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinees' dinner, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (Bob Rossiter/The Canton Repository via AP) NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and David Baker, president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, applaud as Terrell Davis receives his gold jacket from his presenter, Neil Schwartz, at the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinees' dinner, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (Bob Rossiter/The Canton Repository via AP) Bethany Hamilton leaves her handprint in the concrete in front of Huntington Surf and Sport as part of her induction into the Surfers' Hall of Fame in Huntington Beach, Calif., Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. The surfer was bitten by a shark in 2003. (Nick Agro/The Orange County Register via AP) Pastor Sumo Sato helps host the induction ceremony for the Surfers' Hall of Fame in Huntington Beach, Calif., Friday, Aug. 4, 2017.  (Nick Agro/The Orange County Register via AP) NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and David Baker, president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, applaud as Jason Taylor receives his gold jacket from presenter, Jimmy Johnson, at the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinees' dinner, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (Bob Rossiter/The Canton Repository via AP) NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and David Baker, president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, applaud as Morten Andersen receives his gold jacket from his son and presenter, Sebastian Andersen, at the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinees' dinner, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (Bob Rossiter/The Canton Repository via AP) NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and David Baker, president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, applaud as Kenny Easley receives his gold jacket from his son Kendrick Easley at the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinees' dinner, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (Bob Rossiter/The Canton Repository via AP) Surfers' Hall of Fame inductees Bethany Hamilton and Mick Fanning pose in Huntington Beach, Calif., Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. (Nick Agro/The Orange County Register via AP) Mick Fanning mugs to the cameras after leaving handprints at the Surfers' Hall of Fame in Huntington Beach, Calif., Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. (Nick Agro/The Orange County Register via AP)

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