Mackey, who grew up in Long Island, N.Y., said he still has a fondness for Baltimore.
There were two other finalists for the Hall of Fame -- Tom Mack, the 1966-78 Los Angeles Rams guard who was voted into 11 Pro Bowls, and Charlie Joiner, the Chargers receiver who held the NFL record for catches (650) when he retired in 1986. Because Mack and Joiner made the final six, they will be on the ballot again next year.
Riggins, who is in Cancun, Mexico, where he is host to the Jose Cuervo Super Bowl Beach Party, said: "I did what I wanted, and I wouldn't change what I did to belong to this club. My image was less than Jack Armstrong, but in my heart, I was probably Jack Armstrong with a different point of view. I was Igor and Dr. Frankenstein in one, doing my own experiments.
"My personality is that I don't take too many things too seriously. This will touch me more as time goes by. It hasn't made me better-looking, though."
Barney said he played golf yesterday. "I wasn't concentrating on this," he said. "I thought to myself, whatever happens happens. When I heard, it meant that my career had come full circle."
Mackey said his only Hall of Fame regret is that his mother isn't alive to see him inducted in Canton, Ohio.
"She was quite sure I'd make it," he said. "She used to say, 'I'm going to be there when they induct you into the Hall of Fame.' 1% "I'll guarantee she'll be there."
Class of '92
A capsule look at the four men named for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: LEM BARNEY
Cornerback, Detroit Lions, 1967-1977: His first year out of Jackson State, he was named defensive rookie of the year, sharing the NFL lead with 10 interceptions and returning three for touchdowns. His 56 interceptions for 1,079 yards in returns (seven for touchdowns) rank him 11th among all-time interception leaders. He played in seven Pro Bowls. AL DAVIS
Scout, assistant coach, head coach, general manager, league commissioner and principal team owner and chief executive officer, Oakland-Los Angeles Raiders, 1960-present: Named the Raiders head coach and general manager in 1963 at 33, Davis led the team to a 10-4 record and was named the AFL Coach of the Year. He was 23-16-3 in three years as a head coach. During the first 27 years of the "Davis era" (1963-1988), the Raiders' .671 winning percentage was the finest in all of professional sports. He became the AFL Commissioner in 1966 and the AFL-NFL merger followed two months later. JOHN MACKEY
Tight end, Baltimore Colts-San Diego Chargers, 1963-1971: He missed only one game in his pro career, nine seasons of which was with the Colts. He was considered a prototype tight end, a strong blocker with breakaway speed and the ability to avoid tacklers. Despite his 6-2, 224-pound frame, he had the speed to go deep: In 1966, he had touchdown catches covering 51, 57, 64, 79, 83 and 89 yards. He totaled 331 catches for 5,236 yards and 38 touchdowns for his career. JOHN RIGGINS
Running back, New York Jets-Washington Redskins, 1971-79, 1981-85: Riggins is the NFL's sixth-leading rusher, with 11,352 yards, including 116 touchdowns, third highest in the history of the NFL. He sat out 1980 because of a contract squabble. Riggins was the MVP in the 1983 Super Bowl.