Kurt Warner, Junior Seau, Terrell Davis, and coaches Tony Dungy and Jimmy Johnson were among 26 modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015
Kurt Warner, Junior Seau, Terrell Davis, and coaches Tony Dungy and Jimmy Johnson were among 26 modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015.
Others that were nominated in their first year include wide receivers Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt, offensive linemen Orlando Pace and Kevin Mawae, running back Edgerrin James, cornerback Ty Law, kicker Jason Elam, along with Warner and Seau.
Former Minnesota Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff was selected by the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Senior Selection Committee in August.
Ninety-nine players and 14 coaches were nominated for next year's class. To be eligible for the Hall of Fame, a modern-era player or coach must be retired for at least five consecutive seasons.
The list will be cut down to 15 finalists in January. The new class will have between four and eight members, and will be announced the day before the Super Bowl, which takes place Feb. 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
The modern-era semifinalists nominated are as follows (in alphabetical order):
• Isaac Bruce, WR – 1994-2007 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 2008-09 San Francisco 49ers
• Roger Craig, RB – 1983-1990 San Francisco 49ers, 1991 Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-93 Minnesota Vikings
• Terrell Davis, RB – 1995-2001 Denver Broncos
• Tony Dungy, Coach – 1996-2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2002-08 Indianapolis Colts
• Charles Haley, DE/LB – 1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-96 Dallas Cowboys
• Marvin Harrison, WR – 1996-2008 Indianapolis Colts
• Torry Holt, WR – 1999-2008 St. Louis Rams, 2009 Jacksonville Jaguars
• Joe Jacoby, T – 1981-1993 Washington Redskins
• Edgerrin James, RB – 1999-2005 Indianapolis Colts, 2006-08 Arizona Cardinals, 2009 Seattle Seahawks
• Jimmy Johnson, Coach – 1989-1993 Dallas Cowboys, 1996-99 Miami Dolphins
• Mike Kenn, T – 1978-1994 Atlanta Falcons
• Ty Law, CB – 1995-2004 New England Patriots, 2005, 2008 New York Jets, 2006-07 Kansas City Chiefs, 2009 Denver Broncos
• John Lynch, FS – 1993-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2004-07 Denver Broncos
• Kevin Mawae, C/G – 1994-97 Seattle Seahawks, 1998-2005 New York Jets, 2006-2009 Tennessee Titans
• Karl Mecklenburg, LB – 1983-1994 Denver Broncos
• Orlando Pace, T – 1997-2008 St. Louis Rams, 2009 Chicago Bears
• Junior Seau, LB – 1990-2002 San Diego Chargers, 2003-05 Miami Dolphins, 2006-09 New England Patriots
• Will Shields, G – 1993-2006 Kansas City Chiefs
• Kurt Warner, QB – 1998-2003 St. Louis Rams, 2004 New York Giants, 2005-09 Arizona Cardinals
• Darren Woodson, S – 1992-2003 Dallas Cowboys
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