I always thought they did too. However, I just looked it up.
An enshrinee, however, is not asked to “declare,” nor does the Hall of Fame “choose” a team under which a new member is enshrined. When elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, an individual is recognized for his accomplishments as a player, coach, or contributor. - See more at: http://www.profootba...h.4FOkddnT.dpuf