2010 Preliminary Nominees - Alphabetical



Tim Brown
John Randle
Andre Reed
Shannon Sharpe
Aeneas Williams
Name Position Years/Team(s)
K.S. "Bud" Adams, Jr. Owner 1960-Present Houston Oilers/Tennessee Oilers/Titans
Eric Allen CB 1988-1994 Philadelphia Eagles, 1995-1997 New Orleans Saints, 1998-2001 Oakland Raiders
Ken Anderson QB 1971-1986 Cincinnati Bengals
Gary Anderson^ K 1982-1994 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1995-1996 Philadelphia Eagles, 1997 San Francisco 49ers, 1998-2002 Minnesota Vikings, 2003-2004 Tennessee Titans
Ottis Anderson RB 1979-1986 St. Louis Cardinals, 1986-1992 New York Giants
Bill Arnsparger Coach 1964-1969 Baltimore Colts, 1970-1973, 1976-1983 Miami Dolphins, 1974-1976 New York Giants
Steve Atwater S 1989-1999 Denver Broncos
Al "Bubba" Baker DE 1978-1982 Detroit Lions, 1983-1986 St. Louis Cardinals, 1987, 1989-1990 Cleveland Browns, 1988 Minnesota Vikings
Mark Bavaro TE 1985-1990 New York Giants, 1992 Cleveland Browns, 1993-1994 Philadelphia Eagles
Bobby Beathard Administrator 1966-1967 Kansas City Chiefs, 1968-1971 Atlanta Falcons, 1972-1977 Miami Dolphins, 1978-1988 Washington Redskins, 1990-1999 San Diego Chargers 
Cornelius Bennett LB 1987-1995 Buffalo Bills, 1996-1998 Atlanta Falcons, 1999-2000 Indianapolis Colts
Matt Blair LB 1974-1985 Minnesota Vikings
Tony Boselli T 1995-2002 Jacksonville Jaguars
Cliff Branch WR 1972-1985 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Gil Brandt Administrator 1960-1988 Dallas Cowboys, 1995-present National Football League
Lomas Brown T 1985-1995 Detroit Lions, 1996-1998 Arizona Cardinals, 1999 Cleveland Browns, 2000-2001 New York Giants, 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tim Brown^ WR 1988-2003 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Joey Browner S 1983-1991 Minnesota Vikings, 1992 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
LeRoy Butler S 1990-2001 Green Bay Packers
Leo Carlin Administrator 1960-Present Philadelphia Eagles
Cris Carter* WR 1987-1989 Philadelphia Eagles, 1990-2001 Minnesota Vikings, 2002 Miami Dolphins
Larry Centers RB 1990-1998 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 1999-2000 Washington Redskins, 2001-2002 Buffalo Bills, 2003 New England Patriots
Ray Childress DT/DE 1985-1995 Houston Oilers, 1996 Dallas Cowboys
Todd Christensen TE 1979 New York Giants, 1979-1988 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Gary Clark WR 1985-1992 Washington Redskins, 1993-1994 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 1995 Miami Dolphins
Raymond Clayborn CB 1977-1989 New England Patriots, 1990-1991 Cleveland Browns
Ben Coates TE 1991-1999 New England Patriots, 2000 Baltimore Ravens
Jack Kent Cooke Owner 1974-1997 Washington Redskins
Don Coryell Coach 1973-1977 St. Louis Cardinals, 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers
Jim Covert T 1983-1990 Chicago Bears
Roger Craig RB 1983-1990 San Francisco 49ers, 1991 Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-1993 Minnesota Vikings
Randall Cunningham QB 1985-1995 Philadelphia Eagles, 1997-1999 Minnesota Vikings, 2000 Dallas Cowboys, 2001 Baltimore Ravens
Otho Davis Athletic Trainer 1971-72 Baltimore Colts, 1973-1995 Philadelphia Eagles
Terrell Davis RB 1995-2001 Denver Broncos
Dermontti Dawson* C 1988-2000 Pittsburgh Steelers
Ed DeBartolo, Jr. Owner 1979-1997 San Francisco 49ers
Richard Dent* DE 1983-1993, 1995 Chicago Bears, 1994 San Francisco 49ers, 1996 Indianapolis Colts, 1997 Philadelphia Eagles
Chris Doleman DE/LB 1985-1993, 1999 Minnesota Vikings, 1994-1995 Atlanta Falcons, 1996-1998 San Francisco 49ers
Kenny Easley S 1981-1987 Seattle Seahawks
Henry Ellard WR 1983-1993 Los Angeles Rams, 1994-1998 Washington Redskins, 1998 New England Patriots
Boomer Esiason QB 1984-1992, 1997 Cincinnati Bengals, 1993-1995 New York Jets, 1996 Arizona Cardinals
Tom Flores Coach 1979-1987 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-1994 Seattle Seahawks
Russ Francis TE 1975-1980, 1987-1988 New England Patriots, 1982-1987 San Francisco 49ers
Irving Fryar WR 1984-1992 New England Patriots, 1993-1995 Miami Dolphins, 1996-1998 Philadelphia Eagles, 1999-2000 Washington Redskins
Rich Gannon^ QB 1987-1992 Minnesota Vikings, 1993 Washington Redskins, 1995-1998 Kansas City Chiefs, 1999-2004 Oakland Raiders
Eddie George^ RB 1996-2003 Houston/Tennessee Oilers/Titans, 2004 Dallas Cowboys
Roy Green WR 1979-1990 St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals, 1991-1992 Philadelphia Eagles
Kevin Greene LB/DE 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-1995 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-1999 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers
Russ Grimm* G 1981-1991 Washington Redskins
Ray Guy* P 1973-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Charles Haley DE/LB 1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-1996 Dallas Cowboys
Ken Harvey LB 1988-1993 Phoenix Cardinals, 1994-1998 Washington Redskins
Ole Haugsrud Owner 1923-1927 Duluth Kelleys/Eskimos
Lester Hayes CB 1977-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Jay Hilgenberg C 1981-1991 Chicago Bears, 1992 Cleveland Browns, 1993 New Orleans Saints
Chris Hinton G/T 1983-1989 Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts, 1990-1993 Atlanta Falcons, 1994-1995 Minnesota Vikings
Leroy Hoard RB 1990-1995 Cleveland Browns, 1996 Baltimore Ravens, 1996 Carolina Panthers, 1996-1999 Minnesota Vikings
Kent Hull C 1986-1996 Buffalo Bills
Rickey Jackson LB 1981-1993 New Orleans Saints, 1994-1995 San Francisco 49ers
Joe Jacoby T 1981-1993 Washington Redskins
Jimmy Johnson Coach 1989-1993 Dallas Cowboys, 1996-1999 Miami Dolphins
Ed "Too Tall" Jones DE 1974-1978, 1980-1989 Dallas Cowboys
Mike Kenn T 1978-1994 Atlanta Falcons
Cortez Kennedy* DT 1990-2000 Seattle Seahawks
Frank "Bucko" Kilroy Administrator 1962-1964 Washington Redskins, 1965-1970 Dallas Cowboys, 1971-1984 New England Patriots
Joe Klecko DE/DT/NT 1977-1987 New York Jets, 1988 Indianapolis Colts
Chuck Knox Coach 1973-1977 Los Angeles Rams, 1978-1982 Buffalo Bills, 1983-1991 Seattle Seahawks, 1992-1994 Los Angeles Rams
Jim Lachey T 1985-1987 San Diego Chargers, 1988 Los Angeles Raiders, 1988-1992, 1994-1995 Washington Redskins
Carnell Lake S/CB 1989-1998 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1999 Jacksonville Jaguars, 2001 Baltimore Ravens
Albert Lewis CB 1983-1993 Kansas City Chiefs, 1994-1998 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders
Nick Lowery K 1978 New England Patriots, 1980-1993 Kansas City Chiefs, 1994-1996 New York Jets
Dexter Manley DE 1981-1989 Washington Redskins, 1990 Phoenix Cardinals, 1991 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Charles Mann DE 1983-1993 Washington Redskins, 1994 San Francisco 49ers
Rod Martin LB 1977-1988 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Clay Matthews LB 1978-1993 Cleveland Browns, 1994-1996 Atlanta Falcons
Steve McMichael DT 1980 New England Patriots, 1981-1993 Chicago Bears, 1994 Green Bay Packers
Karl Mecklenburg LB 1983-1994 Denver Broncos
Eric Metcalf RB/WR (also KR/PR) 1989-1994 Cleveland Browns, 1995-1996 Atlanta Falcons, 1997 San Diego Chargers, 1998 Arizona Cardinals, 1999 Carolina Panthers, 2001 Washington Redskins, 2002 Green Bay Packers
Sam Mills LB 1986-1994 New Orleans Saints, 1995-1997 Carolina Panthers
Frank Minnifield CB 1984-1992 Cleveland Browns
Brian Mitchell RB/KR/PR 1990-1999 Washington Redskins, 2000-2002 Philadelphia Eagles, 2003 New York Giants
Art Modell Owner 1961-1995 Cleveland Browns, 1996-2003 Baltimore Ravens
Max Montoya G 1979-1989 Cincinnati Bengals, 1990-1994 Los Angeles Raiders
Herman Moore WR 1991-2001 Detroit Lions, 2002 New York Giants
Stanley Morgan WR 1977-1989 New England Patriots, 1990 Indianapolis Colts
Hardy Nickerson LB 1987-1992 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1993-1999 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2000-2001 Jacksonville Jaguars, 2002 Green Bay Packers
Leslie O'Neal DE 1986, 1988-1995 San Diego Chargers, 1996-1997 St. Louis Rams, 1998-1999 Kansas City Chiefs
Buddy Parker Coach 1949 Chicago Cardinals, 1951-1956 Detroit Lions, 1957-1964 Pittsburgh Steelers
Michael Dean Perry DT/DE 1988-1994 Cleveland Browns, 1995-1997 Denver Broncos, 1997 Kansas City Chiefs
O.A. "Bum" Phillips Coach 1975-1980 Houston Oilers, 1981-1985 New Orleans Saints
Jim Plunkett QB 1971-1975 New England Patriots, 1976-1977 San Francisco 49ers, 1979-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Mike Pruitt RB 1976-1984 Cleveland Browns, 1985 Buffalo Bills, 1985-1986 Kansas City Chiefs
John Randle* DT 1990-2000 Minnesota Vikings, 2001-2003 Seattle Seahawks
Andre Reed* WR 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington Redskins
Dan Reeves Coach 1981-1992 Denver Broncos, 1993-1996 New York Giants, 1997-2003 Atlanta Falcons
Jerry Rice^ WR 1985-2000 San Francisco 49ers, 2001-2004 Oakland Raiders, 2004 Seattle Seahawks
Gerald Riggs RB 1982-1988 Atlanta Falcons, 1989-1991 Washington Redskins
Reggie Roby P 1983-1992 Miami Dolphins, 1993-1994 Washington Redskins, 1995 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1996-1997 Houston/Tennessee Oilers, 1998 San Francisco 49ers
George Rogers RB 1981-1984 New Orleans Saints, 1985-1987 Washington Redskins
Art Rooney, Jr. Administrator 1961-Present Pittsburgh Steelers
Carroll Rosenbloom Owner 1953-1971 Baltimore Colts, 1972-1978 Los Angeles Rams
Buddy Ryan Coach 1986-1990 Philadelphia Eagles, 1994-1995 Arizona Cardinals
Ed Sabol NFL Films Founder - NFL Films
Steve Sabol NFL Films President - NFL Films
Shannon Sharpe* TE 1990-1999, 2002-2003 Denver Broncos, 2000-2001 Baltimore Ravens
Sterling Sharpe WR 1988-1994 Green Bay Packers
Clark Shaughnessy Coach 1944-1947 Washington Redskins, 1948-1949 Los Angeles Rams, 1951-1962 Chicago Bears
Donnie Shell S 1974-1987 Pittsburgh Steelers
Clyde Simmons DE 1986-1993 Philadelphia Eagles, 1994-1995 Arizona Cardinals, 1996-1997 Jacksonville Jaguars, 1998 Cincinnati Bengals, 1999-2000 Chicago Bears
Phil Simms QB 1979-1993 New York Giants, injured-1982
Fred Smerlas NT 1979-1989 Buffalo Bills, 1990 San Francisco 49ers, 1991-1992 New England Patriots
Emmitt Smith^ RB 1990-2002 Dallas Cowboys, 2003-2004 Arizona Cardinals
Chris Spielman LB 1988-1995 Detroit Lions, 1996-1997 Buffalo Bills
Korey Stringer T 1995-2000 Minnesota Vikings
Pat Swilling LB/DE 1986-1992 New Orleans Saints, 1993-1994 Detroit Lions, 1995-1996, 1998 Oakland Raiders
Paul Tagliabue* Commissioner 1989-2006 National Football League
Darryl Talley LB 1983-1994 Buffalo Bills, 1995 Atlanta Falcons, 1996 Minnesota Vikings
Steve Tasker ST/WR 1985-1986 Houston Oilers, 1986-1997 Buffalo Bills
Joe Theismann QB 1974-1985 Washington Redskins
Jim Tunney Official 1960-1991
Herschel Walker RB 1986-1989, 1996-1997 Dallas Cowboys, 1989-1991 Minnesota Vikings, 1992-1994 Philadelphia Eagles, 1995 New York Giants
Ricky Watters RB 1992-1994 San Francisco 49ers, 1995-1997 Philadelphia Eagles, 1998-2001 Seattle Seahawks
Danny White QB (also P) 1976-1988 Dallas Cowboys
Aeneas Williams^ CB/S 1991-2000 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 2001-2004 St. Louis Rams
Doug Williams QB 1978-1982 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1986-1989 Washington Redskins
Steve Wisniewski G 1989-2001 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders
Ron Wolf Administrator 1991-2001 Green Bay Packers
Darren Woodson S 1992-2003 Dallas Cowboys
Louis Wright CB 1975-1986 Denver Broncos
Frank Wycheck TE 1993-1994 Washington Redskins, 1995-2003 Houston/Tennessee Oilers/Titans
George Young Administrator 1968-1974 Baltimore Colts, 1975-1978 Miami Dolphins, 1979-1997 New York Giants, 1998-2001 National Football League
^ First Year of Eligibility
* Finalist in 2009



 2010 Preliminary Nominees Announced
 2010 Preliminary Nominees, By Position
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Recent Comments
  • GySgt David D. Meyer USMC (Ret.) - November 08 2010 12:01 PM

    Why in the Hell is Jerry Kramer not in the Hall of Fame? Where were those voting during the last century, on another planet or with their heads stuck up their posteriors. Jerry Kramer was the greatest Right Guard that ever played the game!

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  • Debra Vinson - February 06 2010 05:35 PM

    I am so excited to see some of my favorite players nominated into the Football Hall of Fame! To name a few: Jerry Rice, Roger Craig, Emmet Smith, Herschel Walker, Ray Cunningham, Jim Plunkett...and on and on. Congratulations to all and thanks for all of the great games!!!

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