Semifinalists for the Class of 2010

11/28/2009

CLIFF BRANCH
Wide Receiver
(Warton County [TX] Junior College; Colorado)
1972-1985 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Drafted: 4th round (98th player overall) of 1972 NFL Draft by Oakland Raiders
Seasons: 14
Games: 182
All-Pro: 4
Pro Bowls: 4
Career Stats: 501 receptions for 8,685 yards and 67 touchdowns.
Notable: Branch ranked 14th all-time in career receptions when he retired from the NFL following the 1985 season. At the time only three active players, all who’ve been elected to the Hall of Fame, ranked higher than Branch.


TIM BROWN

Wide Receiver/Kick Returner
(Notre Dame)
1988-2003 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Drafted: 1st round (6th overall) of 1988 NFL Draft by Los Angeles Raiders
Seasons: 17
Games: 255
All-Pro: 2
Pro Bowls: 9
Career Stats: 1,094 receptions for 14,934 yards and 100 touchdowns.
Notable: Brown had 80 or more receptions in nine seasons over a 10-year span. He also was lethal return man, his 19,682 all-purpose yards still ranks fifth all-time.


CRIS CARTER

Wide Receiver
(Ohio State)
1987-89 Philadelphia Eagles; 1990-2001 Minnesota Vikings; 2002 Miami Dolphins
Drafted: 4th round of 1987 NFL Supplemental Draft by Philadelphia Eagles
Seasons: 16
Games: 234
All-Pro: 2
Pro Bowls: 8
Career Stats: 1,101 receptions for 13,899 yards and 130 TDs
Notable: Retired as the NFL’s second all-time leading receiver. Three times Carter led the NFL in touchdown catches.


DON CORYELL

Head Coach
(Washington)
1973-77 St. Louis Cardinals; 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers
Seasons: 14
Coach of the Year Awards: 1
Division Titles: 5
Career Record: 114 wins, 89 losses, 1 tie including playoffs
Notable: Under Coryell’s direction, the Chargers led the NFL in passing seven out of eight seasons.


ROGER CRAIG

Running Back
(Nebraska)
1983-1990 San Francisco 49ers; 1991 Los Angeles Raiders; 1992-93 Minnesota Vikings
Drafted: 2nd round (49th overall) of 1983 NFL Draft by San Francisco 49ers
Seasons: 11
Games: 165
All-Pro: 1
Pro Bowls: 4
Career Stats: 1,991 carries for 8,189 yards, 56 touchdowns; 566 receptions for 4,911 yards, 17 touchdowns.
Notable: At the time of his retirement, Craig ranked in the Top 20 career leaders in both receptions and rushing yards.


TERRELL DAVIS

Running Back
(Long Beach State; Georgia)
1995-2001 Denver Broncos
Drafted: 6th round (196th overall) of 1995 NFL Draft by Denver Broncos
Seasons: 7
Games: 78
All-Pro: 3
Pro Bowls: 3
Career Stats: 1,655 carries for 7,607 yards, 60 touchdowns
Notable: Significantly increased yardage total each season until he suffered knee injury. In 1998, he became the fourth player in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards in a season.



DERMONTTI DAWSON

Center
(Kentucky)
1988-2000 Pittsburgh Steelers
Drafted: 2nd round (44th overall) of 1988 NFL Draft by Pittsburgh Steelers
Seasons: 13
Games: 184
All-Pro: 6
Pro Bowls: 7
Career Stats: Started 144 career games.
Notable: Preeminent center of his era, Dawson was named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s. He started a string of 171 consecutive games played before injury in 12th season interrupted the streak.


RICHARD DENT

Defensive End
(Tennessee State)
1983-1993, 1995 Chicago Bears, 1994 San Francisco 49ers, 1996 Indianapolis Colts, 1997 Philadelphia Eagles
Drafted: 8th round (203rd overall) of 1983 NFL Draft by Chicago Bears
Seasons: 15
Games: 203
All-Pro: 2
Pro Bowls: 4
Career Stats: Amassed 137.5 sacks. 8 interceptions for 89 yards, 1 touchdown. Also had one safety and one fumble recovery for TD.
Notable: Recorded double-digit sack totals eight times over a 10-season span that included career-high 17.5 sacks in 1984 and a league-leading 17.0 sacks during the 1985 Super Bowl season. He ranked third all-time in sacks behind only Reggie White and Bruce Smith when he retired.


CHRIS DOLEMAN

Defensive End/Linebacker
(Pittsburgh)
1985-1993, 1999 Minnesota Vikings, 1994-95 Atlanta Falcons, 1996-98 San Francisco 49ers
Drafted: 1st round (4th overall) of 1985 NFL Draft by Minnesota Vikings
Seasons: 15
Games: 232
All-Pro: 3
Pro Bowls: 8
Career Stats: Amassed 151 quarterback sacks. Also had one fumble recovery for TD; two safeties; and 8 interceptions for 121 yards, 2 TDs.
Notable: Had eight seasons with double-digit sack totals included a career-high 21 during the 1989 season.


KEVIN GREENE

Linebacker/Defensive End
(Auburn)
1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers
Drafted: 5th round (113th overall) of 1985 NFL Draft by Los Angeles Rams
Seasons: 15
Games: 228
All-Pro:
2
Pro Bowls: 5
Career Stats: Amassed 160 sacks. Also had 5 interceptions for 53 yards, 1 TD; 3 Safeties, and 2 fumble recoveries for touchdowns.
Notable: Greene twice led the NFL in sacks, the first time in 1994 with the Steelers and again two years later in Carolina. He had 10 or more sacks in a season 10 times during his career.


RUSS GRIMM

Guard
(Pittsburgh)
1981-1991 Washington Redskins
Drafted: 3rd round (69th overall) of 1981 NFL Draft by Washington Redskins
Seasons: 11
Games: 140
All-Pro: 4
Pro Bowls: 4
Career Stats: Started 114 games.
Notable: An anchor of the team’s famous offensive line that fueled the team to three Super Bowl titles and earned Grimm a spot on the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1980s.


RAY GUY

Punter
(Southern Mississippi)
1973-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Drafted: 1st round (23rd overall) of 1973 NFL Draft by Oakland Raiders
Seasons: 14
Games: 207
All-Pro: 6
Pro Bowls: 7
Career Stats: 1,049 career punts for 44,493 yards and a 42.4 average. 209 punts landed inside the 20-yard line
Notable: Guy had a span of 619 punts without a block during his career, 2nd in NFL history when he retired. He was named to the NFL’s 75th Anniversary Team in 1994.


CHARLES HALEY

Defensive End/Linebacker
(James Madison)
1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-96 Dallas Cowboys
Drafted: 4th round (96th overall) of 1986 NFL Draft by San Francisco 49ers
Seasons: 12
Games: 169
All-Pro: 2
Pro Bowls: 5
Career Stats: Recorded 100.5 sacks. Had one safety and one fumble recovery for a touchdown.
Notable: Haley holds the NFL record for most Super Bowl victories by a player. He won three with the Cowboys (XXVII, XVIII, XXX) and two with San Francisco (XXIII, XXIV).


LESTER HAYES

Cornerback
(Texas A&M)
1977-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Drafted: 5th round (126th overall) of 1977 NFL Draft by Oakland Raiders
Seasons: 10
Games: 149
All-Pro: 4
Pro Bowls: 5
Career Stats: 39 interceptions for 572 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Notable: Stole 13 passes in 1980 to lead the NFL in interceptions. The mark was one shy of the NFL record set by Dick “Night Train" Lane in 1952.


RICKEY JACKSON

Linebacker
(Pittsburgh)
1981-1993 New Orleans Saints, 1994-95 San Francisco 49ers
Drafted: 2nd round (51st overall) of 1981 NFL Draft by New Orleans Saints
Seasons: 15
Games: 227
All-Pro: 4
Pro Bowls: 6
Career Stats: Amassed 128 sacks. Had eight interceptions and one safety.
Notable: Jackson was one of the most productive and hardest hitting linebackers of his era. He was an integral part of the success that the New Orleans Saints enjoyed in the late-1980s and early ‘90s.


CORTEZ KENNEDY

Defensive Tackle
(Northwest Mississippi Comm. College; Miami - FL)
1990-2000 Seattle Seahawks
Drafted: 1st round (3rd overall) of 1990 NFL Draft by Seattle Seahawks.
Seasons: 11
Games: 167
All-Pro: 3
Pro Bowls: 8
Career Stats: 58.0 sacks; three interceptions for 26 yards and one fumble recovery for a touchdown.
Notable: Kennedy was the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year in 1992. That year he had 14.0 sacks, four forced fumbles, 92 tackles, a fumble recovery and two batted down passes.


ART MODELL
Owner
1961-1995 Cleveland Browns, 1996-2003 Baltimore Ravens
Notable: Modell worked closely with former NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle to establish NFL Films and became its first chairman. He also was an important negotiator with ABC to launch Monday Night Football.
 


JOHN RANDLE

Defensive Tackle
(Trinity Valley Community College; Texas A&M-Kingsville)
1990-2000 Minnesota Vikings, 2001-03 Seattle Seahawks
Drafted: Randle was not drafted. He was signed as a college free agent by the Minnesota Vikings in 1990
Seasons: 14
Games: 219
All-Pro: 6
Pro Bowls: 7
Career Stats: 137.5 sacks and one interception.
Notable: John Randle’s eight consecutive seasons with 10 or more sacks ranks second all-time behind only Hall of Fame defensive end Reggie White.


ANDRE REED

Wide Receiver
(Kutztown)
1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington Redskins
Drafted: 4th round (86th overall) in 1985 NFL Draft by Buffalo Bills
Seasons: 16
Games: 234
All-Pro: 3
Pro Bowls: 7
Career Stats: 951 receptions for 13,198 yards and 87 touchdowns.
Notable: Reed had 50 or more receptions in 13 seasons, which rank him second all-time behind only Jerry Rice. Also, at the time of his retirement his 951 career receptions ranked third all-time.


JERRY RICE

Wide Receiver
(Mississippi Valley State)
1985-2000 San Francisco 49ers, 2001-04 Oakland Raiders, 2004 Seattle Seahawks
Drafted: 1st round (16th overall) of 1985 NFL Draft by San Francisco 49ers
Seasons: 20
Games: 303
All-Pro: 11
Pro Bowls: 13
Career Stats: 1,549 receptions for 22,895 yards and 197 touchdowns.
Notable: Rice is the most prolific receiver in NFL history. His name sits atop virtually every receiving category in the record book. Rice’s career receptions are at least 400 more than any other receiver.


SHANNON SHARPE

Tight End
(Savannah State)
1990-99, 2002-03 Denver Broncos, 2000-01 Baltimore Ravens
Drafted: 7th round (192nd overall) in 1990 NFL Draft by Denver Broncos
Seasons: 14
Games: 204
All-Pro: 4
Pro Bowls: 8
Career Stats: 815 receptions for 10,060 yards and 62 touchdowns.
Notable: Sharpe retired as the NFL’s all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards by a tight end. He is also a three-time Super Bowl champion, winning twice with the Broncos and once with the Ravens.


EMMITT SMITH
Running Back
(Florida)
1990-2002 Dallas Cowboys, 2003-04 Arizona Cardinals
Drafted: 1st round (17th player overall) in 1990 by Dallas Cowboys
Seasons: 15
Games: 226
All-Pro: 4
Pro Bowls: 8
Career Stats: 4,409 carries for 18,355 yards and 164 touchdowns. 515 receptions for 3,224 yards and 11 TDs.
Notable: Smith is the NFL’s all-time leading rusher. He owns many of the career rushing marks listed in the NFL’s record book.


PAUL TAGLIABUE

Commissioner 1989-2006
(Georgetown, New York University)
Notable: In 17 years as commissioner of the NFL Tagliabue grew the league from 28 to 32 teams and supported the construction of 20 new stadiums. He also created a league-wide internet network and the NFL Network.


STEVE TASKER

Special Teams/Wide Receiver
(Dodge City CC – KS; Northwestern)
1985-86 Houston Oilers, 1986-1997 Buffalo Bills
Drafted: 9th round (226th overall) of 1985 NFL Draft by Houston Oilers.
Seasons: 13
Games: 169
All-Pro: 5
Pro Bowls: 7
Career Stats: 51 receptions for 779 yards and nine touchdowns. 44 kickoff returns for 910 yards and 20.7 yard average. 32 punt returns for 335 yards and 10.5 yard average.
Notable: Tasker was one of the greatest special teams players ever to play in the National Football League. He was one of the few special teams players that opposing teams would form a game plan against.


AENEAS WILLIAMS
Cornerback/Safety
(Southern University)
1991-2000 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 2001-04 St. Louis Rams
Drafted: 3rd round (59th overall) of 1991 NFL Draft by Phoenix Cardinals
Seasons: 14
Games: 211
All-Pro: 4
Pro Bowls: 8
Career Stats: 55 interceptions for 807 yards and 9 touchdowns.
Notable: At the time of his retirement, Williams ranked tied with Hall of Famer Ken Houston for second on the NFL’s all-time list of interception returns for touchdowns with nine.


Recent Comments
  • Irvin Stiles - February 06 2010 09:13 PM

    Ok I'm a Vikings fan so probably biased but consider the following; John Randle was a beast. Six time All PRO! From this entire list only Jerry Rice has more all pro seasons. The dominant DT of his era hands down. More career sacks than any DT EVER. Actually led the league in sacks from the DT position one year which is unheard of. To say he wasn't elite is ridiculous. Cris Carter, no brainer. When he retired, he trailed only Jerry Rice as the most prolific ever. Should have got in 2 years ago. Doleman, Would have had more all pro years if not for Reggie White. Fourth all time sacks I think. Better player and better numbers than Dent, unfortunately never played on a great team like White or Dent. No glitz, just consistently outstanding.

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  • patricia perkins - January 25 2010 08:54 AM

    i would like to vote for first charles haley , why ? because he is the only man on the planet with {5} super bowl ring's with 2 team, plus he was a force to be reckon with as a {dl}i have been waiting for his name to be listed for hall of fame. in my {38}yrs watching nfl what power in the front four he was , and a pass rush that was unstoppable, thank you ,mr.haley, miss you.second name is emmitt smith and third jerry rice

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  • darren - January 12 2010 10:05 AM

    Brian King are you crazy son?!?!?!?Man don't your day job!!! Charles Haley -yes- He was on great player on great teams. Lester Hayes -yes- He was solid and dominant.Rickey Jackson -yes- He is a notch above Doleman and Greene Shannon Sharpe -no- His ass talk to dam much and he was a OK TE AT BEST. The rest is no brainer Smith,Guy,Rice and Carter.I have Six Going in.

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  • Irvin Stiles - January 11 2010 07:58 PM

    My prediction: The 2 veteran committe guys both make it, Of course Rice and Smith, then Dermonti Dawson, Russ Grimm, and Cris Carter. Carter may have to wait another year. The hall might not want to elect two pass catchers the same year.

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  • Patrick J. Lucarell - January 09 2010 06:40 PM

    Can anyone please just NOTICE CHUCK HOWLEY? How can a 5 time first team ALL-PRO, a 6 time PRO BOWLER, a SUPER BOWL MVP(the only one EVER on a losing team!) and turnover machine(look at his fumble recoveries and interceptions) as well as being a dominant defender(part of the 20/20 sack/interceptions, see Jack Ham) not be inducted YET!! Dave Wilcox is in deservedly so but no Chuck Howley?? Everything he did on the field merits and induction.

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  • John G. - January 08 2010 09:25 PM

    Art Modell deserves to be in the Hall! Everything that he did for the NFL more than supersedes any debate/issue over moving the Browns to Baltimore. At least he had the decency to leave the team name, colors, and history with the city of Cleveland. People like Brian King need to look at the entirety of what Mr. Modell did for the league (TV and Monday Night Football), and recognize that things in Cleveland worked themselves out. As a former Baltimore Colts fan, I recognize the anger that was directed toward Mr. Modell. However, at least, when you visit the Hall, you don't see Jim Brown noted as a "Baltimore" player, and at least Browns fans didn't have their history stolen by a drunken liar (Bob Irsay)! It is time to let the "Browns to Baltimore" issue go, Cleveland got their team back within 3 years! The fact that Art Modell did not make the final list, again, is a disgrace! Maybe the energy that is invested on keeping Art out should be directed toward creating a special section in the Hall for the Baltimore Colts and the Baltimore Hall of Famers! Indy has established a new history with the Colts in their city; good for them. Give Baltimore the same respect that Art showed for Cleveland. Return the recognition and history of Baltimore's Colts back; giving respect to the former players, fans, and Baltimore Hall members. Do the right thing for a man (Modell) and a city (Baltimore); both which helped to create what we know as the NFL today!

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  • Nathan B. - January 08 2010 05:11 PM

    Why is Jerry Kramer not in the HOF yet?! A 5-time All-Pro player AND on the NFL's 50th Anniversary team! Not to mention an integral part of the "Packer Sweep"! Open your eyes, people; he's been on the list of finalists 10 times already, and hasn't been voted in. Give the man his due!

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  • m. - January 04 2010 03:15 PM

    Is Terrell Davis a semi-finalist? I see his name on one list and then not on another list...

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  • D. Fisher - January 03 2010 03:02 PM

    Mark Bavaro. No hype no glam, he just played the game like a blue collar guy going to work everyday. One of the best blocking tight ends to ever play the game. Not receiving but blocking. However, when he was called on to catch a pass, he was a great receiver that punished the defenders trying to bring him down (ask the San Francisco 49ers). But stack his receiving numbers up against those TE in the HOF. Bavaro: 351 catches, 4733 yards, average per catch 13.5 yards and 39 TDs. (with two superbowl wins). Please stop reserving the HOF tight ends for players that were really wide receivers. The tight is at the end of the line of scrimmage for a reason, to BLOCK. Stop punishing Bavaro because he was a blocker first and a receiver second. Bill Parcells had a system and without Bavaro the Giants would not have won those Superbowls. If someone disagrees and believe that Bavaro should not be in the HOF let me know why? This is the biggest travesty that I see every year (as a Giant fan I may be biased, but I dont see it).

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  • Chuck Clark - January 03 2010 05:31 AM

    How can you not put Ken Anderson in??? he is one of the greats, but year after year he is left out. just a classic example of how the NFL and the HOF is biased against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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  • brian anderson - January 02 2010 04:08 PM

    im a big raider fan so i may be a bit biased, but if there is anyone who has been overlooked it has to be cliff branch. branch has better numbers than lynn swann and they both played around the same time. think about it.he played most of his career in the 70's in which the way to move the ball was to run it, so 501 rec with 67 td's and 8,600 rec yards dont sound too bad.

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  • Ricky Blitzer - January 01 2010 01:40 PM

    I like how you brokedown the player individually, but how can you say John Randle was average? He has 137.5 sacks from a Defensive Tackle, and Reggie White like most elite pass rushers were Densive Ends. I think this years class will be: Russ Grimm, Dick LeBeau, John Randle, Jery Rice, Shannon Sharpe, and Emmitt Smith. I am on the fence with Floyd Little, who had a good career just not sure if he is HOF material. Good luck to all the players nominated

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  • Ricky - December 31 2009 09:04 PM

    I would love for someone to tell me why the Head and founder of the NFL films Ed and Steve Sabol arent in the HOF? They are the once who are responsible for bring the NFL into our living rooms and bars for the past what over 40 years and with no credit.

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  • Adam McGurk - December 31 2009 08:06 PM

    1. Jerry Rice 2. Emmitt Smith 3. Ray Guy 4. Roger Craig 5.Tim Brown 6. Richard Dent. And Marcus, just because the raiders are your favorite team, doesn't mean you get to bag on the voters just because some of your favorite players aren't in. I'll give you Jim Plunkett along with the two I mentioned, but lester hayes, tom flores, ken stabler,todd christinson, and cliff branch just aren't good enough to be in the hall of fame.

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  • marcus angulo - December 31 2009 07:17 PM

    class of 2010 should be 1.ray guy, 2.jerry rice, 3. emmit smith, 4.tim brown, 5.chris carter,& 6. shannon sharpe; lester hayes, tom flores, ken stabler,todd christinson, cliff branch, and jim plunkett are all raiders that should be in the hall but for some reason the voters are raider haters

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  • Brian Wallace - December 30 2009 10:42 AM

    DERMONTTI DAWSON has been waiting long enough.PLEASE give him his due this year.He not only excelled on the field but is a great person to everyone who comes in contact with him.He has always treated people and fans with great respect and always takes time to chat.I even named my son after him because of the person he is.He was the first great pulling guard and and being member of all-decade team plus all the all-pro and pro ball years he had says enough.Please take note of all his accomplishments on the field and off.He would definately represent the hall the way it should be.He is a first class person and was one of the greatest centers EVER.He has much better stats than Jim Langler and he is in.Why not Mr. Dawson.Please take a long hard look this year at him.He deserves that much.

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  • Mark A Ramirez - December 30 2009 08:11 AM

    How can Swan, Stallworth be in the Hall and not Cliff Branch. He played in 3 Super Bowl's and have better numbers than Lynn. I know that Jerry and Emitt are shoe-in and the rest are all great players. I say this year take one for the team and let Cliff be selected before Tim Brown, Oaktownkid83

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  • Brian King - December 29 2009 01:05 PM

    Cliff Branch -NO- great player, but not a Hall of Famer. Tim Brown -MAYBE- I am on the fence. A great WR and a better KR. Cris Carter -YES- should definitely be inducted. He was an elite WR for most of his career. Don Coryell -NO- Is this a joke? He had one of the greatest offenses ever for a several years, but his defense was awful. No one would elect Brian Billick to the Hall for having one of the greatest defenses and a pathetic offense, would they? Although he has more credibility because he has a Super Bowl ring, unlike Coryell. Roger Craig -NO- A very good player on one of the greatest teams ever. Not enough for to be inducted. Terelle Davis -NO- Sadly, he was not able to stay healthy enough during his career. I have a great deal of respect for his accomplishments during his shortened career. Dermotti Dawson -MAYBE- He was the first to consistantly execute the style of trap blocking where the center must run across and block the outside defender. As a result, the Steeler's rushing attack was awesome throughout the 1990s. Richard Dent -MAYBE- A dominant force on a great defense. Only Mike Singletary was better on that team. Chis Doleman -MAYBE- He wasn't as good as Reggie White or Richard Dent, but his pass rushing stats are hard to ignore. Kevin Greene -MAYBE- He was a great pass rusher. He seemed unstoppable while he played for Pittsburgh. Russ Grimm -YES- One of the greatest Guards ever. I think that he was just as good as John Hannah, who is already in the Hall. Ray Guy -MAYBE- If any punter should be in the Hall, it should be him. Charles Haley -NO- He was on great teams, but not great enough of a player to elect to the Hall. Lester Hayes -NO- He was solid, not dominant. Rickey Jackson -NO- He is a notch below Doleman and Greene. Cortez Kennedy -NO- He was always overrated. Art Modell -NO, NO, NO!- The way he deserted Cleveland is unforgivable. John Randle -NO- A very good pass rusher, not elite. Andre Reed -YES- A major part to Buffalo's 4-year Super Bowl run. He was Kelly's go-to-guy. he was the best WR in the AFC throughout the late 80s and early 90s. Jerry Rice -YES- In the Top 10 of greatest football players ever. Shannon Sharpe -YES- The best retired, receiving TE ever. Emmitt Smith -YES- No question. He was the last great workhorse RB. Paul Tagliabue -MAYBE- It is hard to judge a commissioner when there have been so few. Steve Tasker -MAYBE- No one doubts his greatness, like Ray Guy, it is his position. Aeneas Williams -NO- He may be a victim of playing for a rotten franchise most of his career, but he doesn't seem to be Hall of Fame material. Ken Stabler -YES- I cannot think of why he has been shunned. Ken Anderson -NO- There were ten QB's during his era that were better. Alex Karras -I DON'T KNOW- I confess that I know little about him. Herman Moore -NO- A funnier joke than Coryell! He had a couple of high reception seasons...so what?!? Boomer Esiason -NO- He wasn't any better than Bernie Kosar! Jerry Kramer -YES- He was legendary...I am surprised that he is not in. Bob Kuechenberg -MAYBE- He was a major part of the early 1970s dominating Dolphin's rushing attack. Randall Cunningham -MAYBE- He was the one of the most dynamic and feared offensive weapons ever. OJ Anderson -NO- He only had a few great seasons and many mediocre ones. Dave Krieg -NO- He was slightly above average...another Bernie Kosar!

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  • Marc Washer - December 29 2009 10:27 AM

    Smith and Rice are total no brainers. There are 10 other worthy Hall of Famers. But if we must pick 3--- Ray Guy, Charles Haley, and Shannon Sharpe. Cris carter and Tim Brown can go in together next year, with Aeneas Williams, Russ Grimm and John Randle.

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  • Jeff Durski - December 27 2009 06:46 PM

    Overlooked on the above list that should be in: 1 Stabler 2 Ken Anderson 3 Alex Karras 4 Herman Moore 5 Esiason 6 Jerry Kramer 7 Bob Kuechenberg 8 Randall Cunningham 9 OJ Anderson 10 Dave Krieg

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  • Jeff Durski - December 27 2009 06:25 PM

    My picks for this class from the above group: 1 Rice 2 ESmith 3 TBrown 4 LeBeau 5 Terrell Davis 6 Dawson

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  • harold mack - December 26 2009 01:59 PM

    e.smith,j rice and maybe s. sharpe. no one else is close enough to the impact and class of e. smith and j rice. Probably just those two this year!

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  • Gregg Reese - December 23 2009 06:18 PM

    Coryell- 114 wins and 89 losses. Unless my math is wrong isn't that a 56% winning percentage? Today that would be averaging 9 wins and 7 losses a season.

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  • Mike Horton - December 20 2009 10:45 PM

    This should be the year for Ray Guy to be inducted. Teams feared what he might do to them with every punt he attempted and a player that teams feared and one who changed the position forever should be in the Hall! Helium indeed!

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  • scott gamache - December 20 2009 05:03 PM

    kevin greene ,don coryell,art modell should be inducted

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