Warner’s rags-to-riches tale takes him to Hall of Fame. – California News

Warner’s rags-to-riches tale takes him to Hall of Fame. – California News

The latest from the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions (all times local):

11:45 p.m.

The rags-to-riches tale of Kurt Warner has taken him to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The quarterback who went from grocery store worker to winning two NFL MVP awards and one league title, reinvigorating two moribund franchises along the way, was inducted into the shrine Saturday night.

“People say Hollywood couldn’t have written it any better,” Warner said. “After this, they don’t have a chance.”

Warner was an afterthought with the St. Louis Rams, an obscure backup. When starter Trent Green tore up his knee in a preseason game, coach Dick Vermeil turned to the untested Warner. A few months later, both were hoisting the Lombardi Trophy and Warner was the Super Bowl MVP.

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