Pro Football Hall of Fame president David Baker is retiring from his position. This is effective immediately.
The news was announced Saturday morning. Baker, who has presided over the Hall of Fame since January of 2014, will now return home to California to spend time with family and work on other business ventures.
The Hall of Fame released a brief statement on a graphic to thank Baker for his service. The message reads, “Thank you for nearly 8 years of service to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. We hope you enjoy retirement!”
— Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) October 16, 2021
Despite his retirement, Baker will still be in attendance for any upcoming Hall of Fame ring ceremonies of the recently inducted members of the 2020 and 2021 classes. He will be in attendance in Pittsburgh Sunday night.