Centennial Class chosen ... but Hall will wait until Jan. 15 to reveal results
You’re going to have to wait another week for the Pro Football Hall-of-Fame’s Centennial Class of 2020. While that class was chosen Wednesday, it won’t be revealed until next Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 7 a.m. on the NFL Network.
That was the announcement by the Hall after its “blue-ribbon panel” met for 10 hours in Canton and elected a class of 15 seniors, contributors and coaches.
Included on that panel was New England coach Bill Belichick, whom the Canton Repository reported flew to Canton to join the committee Wednesday.
The Centennial Class, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the NFL, includes 10 seniors (players who last were active more than 25 seasons ago), three contributors (any individuals other than players or coaches) and two coaches who last coached over five seasons ago.
Former offensive linemen Duke Slater and Al Wistert are among the favorites as seniors.
The Hall’s panel considered nearly 300 nominations before reducing the candidates last month to 38 finalists (20 seniors, 10 contributors and eight coaches).
The 15 inductees chosen Wednesday will join five modern-era selections to comprise the Class of 2020. Those candidates will be chosen on Saturday, Feb. 1, in Miami by the Hall’s 48-member board of selectors.
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