Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, Brian Urlacher Among 2018 Pro Football Hall Of Fame Finalists
The 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018 have been selected, and they include major former players like Ray Lewis, Randy Moss and Brian Urlacher.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2018 15 Finalists
The final members of the class of 2018 will be chosen on Feb. 3 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, one day before Super Bowl LII is held at the Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium.
Two of the finalists are in their first year of eligibility: former wide receiver Moss and ex-linebacker Lewis.
This year’s senior nominees are Robert Brazile and Jerry Kramer, while Bobby Beathard is the contributors nominee.
Beathard’s teams won 10 division titles and four Super Bowls — two with the Washington Redskins and two with the Miami Dolphins. The 1972 Dolphins were the only team to finish a championship season undefeated.
The seniors and contributor nominees are voted on separately from the modern-era finalists and are considered on a yes-or-no basis.
At the meeting of the board of selectors the day before Super Bowl LII, the list of modern-era finalists will be trimmed to 10 and then to five. The semifinalists for the Class of 2018 were selected just days before Thanksgiving 2017.
Here is the full list of 2018 finalists:
Safety, 1989-1998, Denver Broncos; 1999 New York Jets
Tackle, 1995-2001, Jacksonville Jaguars
Wide receiver, 1994-2007, Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams; 2008-2009, San Francisco 49ers
Safety, 1996-2008, Philadelphia Eagles; 2009-2011, Denver Broncos
Guard, 1998-2007, Pittsburgh Steelers; 2008-2009 New York Jets; 2010, Arizona Cardinals
Guard, 2001-2005, Seattle Seahawks; 2006-2011, Minnesota Vikings; 2012 Tennessee Titans
Tackle, 1981-1993, Washington Redskins
Running back, 1999-2005, Indianapolis Colts; 2006-2008 Arizona Cardinals; 2009, Seattle Seahawks
Cornerback, 1995-2004, New England Patriots; 2005, 2008, New York Jets; 2006-2007, Kansas City Chiefs; 2009, Denver Broncos
Linebacker, 1996-2012, Baltimore Ravens
Safety, 1993-2003, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; 2004-2007, Denver Broncos
Center/guard, 1994-1997, Seattle Seahawks; 1998-2005, New York Jets; 2006-2009, Tennessee Titans
Wide receiver, 1998-2004, 2010, Minnesota Vikings; 2005-2006, Oakland Raiders; 2007-2010, New England Patriots; 2010, Tennessee Titans; 2012, San Francisco 49ers
Wide receiver, 1996-2003, San Francisco 49ers; 2004-2005, Philadelphia Eagles; 2006-2008, Dallas Cowboys; 2009, Buffalo Bills; 2010, Cincinnati Bengals
Linebacker, 2000-2012, Chicago Bears
Cornerback, 1981-1989, Dallas Cowboys; 1990-1992, New York Giants; 1992-1993, Cleveland Browns
Linebacker, 1975-1984, Houston Oilers
Guard, 1958-1968, Green Bay Packers
Personnel executive, Kansas City Chiefs, 1966-1967; Atlanta Falcons, 1968-1971; Miami Dolphins, 1972-1977; Washington Redskins, 1978-1988; San Diego Chargers, 1990-1999
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