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    Hall of Fame releases a preliminary list of 131 candidates

    Modern-Era nominees for the Class of 2010
    09/19/2009

    The National Football League’s all-time leading receiver Jerry Rice and all-time leading rusher Emmitt Smith are among the list of 131 players, coaches and contributors who make up the preliminary list of modern-era nominees for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010. Rice and Smith are two of the seven first-year eligible candidates on this year’s list of nominees.

    From this preliminary list of modern-era nominees, Hall of Fame selectors will choose 25 candidates who will advance as semifinalist nominees. The list of 25 modern-era semifinalists will be announced on November 27.

    The 25 modern-era semifinalists list will be reduced by a mail ballot to 15 modern-era finalists that will be announced on January 7.

    The final list of nominees that will be considered for election will consist of the 15 modern-era finalists and the two previously announced senior nominees, former Detroit Lions cornerback Dick LeBeau and former Denver Broncos running back Floyd Little. LeBeau and Little were selected this past August by the Hall of Fame’s Senior Selection Committee.

    The Class of 2010 will be selected from the list of 17 finalists (15 modern-era and two senior nominees). The actual voting will be conducted at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee’s annual meeting, which will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2010 in South Florida the day before Super Bowl XLIV. The election results will be announced immediately afterwards. While there is no set number for any class of enshrinees, the selection process by-laws provide that between four and seven new members will be selected.

    The preliminary list includes 103 players, 10 coaches and 18 contributors, including former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and longtime team owners Bud Adams, and Art Modell. The other first-year eligible nominees are kicker Gary Anderson, wide receiver Tim Brown, quarterback Rich Gannon, running back Eddie George, and cornerback/safety Aeneas Williams.

    To be considered for Hall of Fame election, a nominated player or coach must have been retired at least five years. A contributor, who is an individual who has made outstanding career contributions to pro football in capacities other than playing or coaching, may still be active in his pro football career.


    2010 Preliminary Nominees - by Position


    Quarterbacks

    Ken Anderson
    Randall Cunningham
    Boomer Esiason
    Rich Gannon
    Jim Plunkett
    Phil Simms
    Joe Theismann
    Danny White (also P)
    Doug Williams


    Running Backs

    Ottis Anderson
    Larry Centers
    Roger Craig
    Terrell Davis
    Eddie George
    Leroy Hoard
    Eric Metcalf (also WR)
    Brian Mitchell (also KR/PR)
    Mike Pruitt
    Gerald Riggs
    George Rogers
    Emmitt Smith
    Herschel Walker
    Ricky Watters


    Wide Receivers

    Cliff Branch
    Tim Brown
    Cris Carter
    Gary Clark
    Henry Ellard
    Irving Fryar
    Roy Green
    Herman Moore
    Stanley Morgan
    Andre Reed
    Jerry Rice
    Sterling Sharpe


    Tight Ends

    Mark Bavaro
    Todd Christensen
    Ben Coates
    Russ Francis
    Shannon Sharpe
    Frank Wycheck


    Offensive Linemen

    Tony Boselli, T
    Lomas Brown, T
    Jim Covert, T
    Dermontti Dawson, C
    Russ Grimm, G
    Jay Hilgenberg, C
    Chris Hinton, G/T
    Kent Hull, C
    Joe Jacoby, T
    Mike Kenn, T
    Jim Lachey, T
    Max Montoya, G
    Korey Stringer, T
    Steve Wisniewski, G


    Defensive Linemen

    Al "Bubba" Baker, DE
    Ray Childress, DT/DE
    Richard Dent, DE
    Chris Doleman, DE/LB
    Charles Haley, DE/LB
    Ed “Too Tall” Jones, DE
    Cortez Kennedy, DT
    Joe Klecko, DE/DT/NT
    Dexter Manley, DE
    Charles Mann, DE
    Steve McMichael, DT/NT
    Leslie O’Neal, DE
    Michael Dean Perry, DT/DE
    John Randle, DE/DT
    Clyde Simmons, DE
    Fred Smerlas, NT


    Linebackers

    Cornelius Bennett
    Matt Blair
    Kevin Greene (also DE)
    Ken Harvey
    Rickey Jackson
    Rod Martin
    Clay Matthews
    Karl Mecklenburg
    Sam Mills
    Hardy Nickerson
    Chris Spielman
    Pat Swilling
    Darryl Talley


    Defensive Backs

    Eric Allen, CB
    Steve Atwater, S
    Joey Browner, S
    LeRoy Butler, S
    Raymond Clayborn, CB
    Kenny Easley, S
    Lester Hayes, CB
    Carnell Lake, S/CB
    Albert Lewis, CB
    Frank Minnifield, CB
    Donnie Shell, S
    Aeneas Williams, CB/S
    Darren Woodson, S
    Louis Wright, CB


    Kickers, Punters & Special Teams

    Gary Anderson, K
    Ray Guy, P
    Nick Lowery, K
    Reggie Roby, P
    Steve Tasker, ST/WR


    Coaches

    Bill Arnsparger
    Don Coryell
    Tom Flores
    Jimmy Johnson
    Chuck Knox
    Buddy Parker
    O.A. "Bum" Phillips
    Dan Reeves
    Buddy Ryan
    Clark Shaughnessy


    Contributors

    K.S. "Bud" Adams, Jr., Owner
    Bobby Beathard, Administrator
    Gil Brandt, Administrator
    Leo Carlin, Administrator
    Jack Kent Cooke, Owner
    Otho Davis, Trainer
    Ed DeBartolo, Jr., Owner
    Ole Haugsrud, Owner
    Frank "Bucko" Kilroy, Administrator
    Art Modell, Owner
    Art Rooney, Jr. Administrator
    Caroll Rosenbloom, Owner
    Ed Sabol, NFL Films
    Steve Sabol, NFL Films
    Paul Tagliabue, Commissioner
    Jim Tunney, Official
    Ron Wolf, Administrator
    George Young, Administrator

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    Re: Hall of Fame releases a preliminary list of 131 candidates

    i dont get these sometimes, hardy nickerson but no greg lloyd or kevin greene?? lets go dirt dawson and donnie shell, i guess gary anderson too...

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    Re: Hall of Fame releases a preliminary list of 131 candidates

    Quote Originally Posted by JTP53609
    i dont get these sometimes, hardy nickerson but no greg lloyd or kevin greene?? lets go dirt dawson and donnie shell, i guess gary anderson too...
    Kevin Greene is listed, actually (it says "also DE" after his name). Maybe we should make a stink about Lloyd. After all, Lloyd was a 5 time Pro Bowler while Darryl Talley only went to Hawaii twice.

    According to Wikipedia, fans may nominate any player, coach or contributor by simply writing to the Pro Football Hall of Fame via letter or email. To be eligible for the nominating process, a player must have been retired at least five years.

    We should write the Hall of Fame to get them to stop them from avoiding Lloyd (too late for this year since this list has already been published, but perhaps for next year).

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    Re: Hall of Fame releases a preliminary list of 131 candidates

    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
    Quote Originally Posted by JTP53609
    i dont get these sometimes, hardy nickerson but no greg lloyd or kevin greene?? lets go dirt dawson and donnie shell, i guess gary anderson too...
    Kevin Greene is listed, actually (it says "also DE" after his name). Maybe we should make a stink about Lloyd. After all, Lloyd was a 5 time Pro Bowler while Darryl Talley only went to Hawaii twice.

    According to Wikipedia, fans may nominate any player, coach or contributor by simply writing to the Pro Football Hall of Fame via letter or email. To be eligible for the nominating process, a player must have been retired at least five years.

    We should write the Hall of Fame to get them to stop them from avoiding Lloyd (too late for this year since this list has already been published, but perhaps for next year).
    im for that ruthless

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