Class of 2012 to be unveiled Saturday

02/01/2012

NFL Network, in a special ceremony the day before Super Bowl XLVI, will announce the 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinees. The announcement will be made live on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 5:30 PM ET on Road to Canton: Pro Football Hall of Fame: Class of 2012 presented by Allstate.
Rendering of the NFL Network set for Saturday.

Fran Charles will be joined by Hall of Fame quarterbacks Dan Fouts and Warren Moon for the live broadcast from inside the Super Bowl Media Center in Indianapolis. Charles, Fouts and Moon will be joined by the new enshrinees and current Hall of Fame members for interviews. In addition, the show will cover the process that determines who is inducted and the toughest decisions that were made this year. Portions of the announcement ceremony will also be available live on NFL.com. Detailed information on each of the newest enshrinees will be available on Profootballhof.com shortly after the class is revealed on Saturday.

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The new class will be chosen from a list of finalists that was announced in early January. The 17 finalists under consideration are Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Jack Butler, Cris Carter, Dermontti Dawson, Edward DeBartolo, Jr., Chris Doleman, Kevin Greene, Charles Haley, Cortez Kennedy, Curtis Martin, Bill Parcells, Andre Reed, Willie Roaf, Will Shields, Dick Stanfel, and Aeneas Williams.

Allstate is in its first year as the presenting sponsor of The Road to Canton: Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement show. As part of its three-year partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Allstate is also honoring Hall of Famers with its Hometown Hall of Famers™ program, a national initiative that honors the hometown roots of pro football's greatest players with special ceremonies and plaque dedication events in local communities.

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Recent Comments
  • Brandon Greene - February 05 2012 01:53 PM

    Reed, Reed, Reed... and whoever else. To slight Andre Reed again would be a disgrace. He is well deserving though he might not say it himself; he should be in this year! Numbers are well above Carter and Brown in post-season play. Easy in!

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  • Douglas M Brothers - February 04 2012 05:41 PM

    Fail. There is no logical argument for either Kennedy or Doleman. Doleman closer then Kennedy. Kennedy would frequently disappear during games, especially big ones. No where near HOF material right there. I wouldn't have him in the top 500. Not kidding. Just an epic fail. No excuse for this level of fail. Congrats to the others though. No Parcells? No Williams?

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  • Damon - February 04 2012 03:44 PM

    Its the Buses time 5th all-time leading rusher 1 SB and the only big back in the top ten nuff said!!!!

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  • Dino L'Abbate - February 04 2012 03:09 PM

    Andre Reed no way!!!! Never had back to back 1000 yd seasons.Total choke in the Super Bowls.Tim Brown had nine consecutive 1000 yd seasons with many average at best QB's throwing him the ball.Brown also never had another top wideout next to him until Jerry Rice the last 3 years of his career,yet put up huge numbers even though defences knew he would be getting the ball.As for those who say he never had a signature moment or catch,his consistency was his hallmark-the fact that he could always be counted on.Same was said about Steve Largent and the answer is they pass the eyeball test-when you saw them play,you could see how special they were-HOF worthy.Reed does not meet this criteria.Brown WAY BEFORE Reed.

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  • mary - February 04 2012 02:55 PM

    I am hoping it will be Reed this year. I think his time has come!!

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  • CantonBoy - February 04 2012 02:42 PM

    HOF 2012 = Andre Reed.

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  • Lonny Amthor - February 04 2012 09:30 AM

    I look forward to being there for the Enshrinement of Andre Reed, Tim Brown,Chris Carter, Jerome Bettis,Willie Roaf and Bill Parcells.

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  • Sully - February 03 2012 07:46 PM

    Gee, I don't know ABouwkamp, maybe because he is the 6th all time leading rusher in league history. That could have something to do with it.

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  • Sully - February 03 2012 07:45 PM

    Gee, I don't know ABouwkamp, maybe because he is the 6th all time leading rusher in league history. That could have something to do with it.

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  • ABouwkamp - February 03 2012 12:28 PM

    Why so much love for Bettis? To me he was just a useful, tough RB on a very popular team that won a lot of SB's. Unfortunatly, the one he has a ring from will forever be tainted. I don't get it. Martin deserves it more than him if you look at career stats. Martin just never got the almighty SB ring. Too much emphasis is placed on the SB. A player cannot help it if the rest of their team isn't good enough to win. JMO.

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  • ABouwkamp - February 03 2012 12:08 PM

    Why so much love for Bettis? To me he was just a useful, tough RB on a very popular team that won a lot of SB's. Unfortunatly, the one he has a ring from will forever be tainted. I don't get it. Martin deserves it more than him if you look at career stats. Martin just never got the almighty SB ring. Too much emphasis is placed on the SB. A player cannot help it if the rest of their team isn't good enough to win. JMO.

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  • ABouwkamp - February 03 2012 11:37 AM

    Why so much love for Bettis? To me he was just a useful, tough RB on a very popular team that won a lot of SB's. Unfortunatly, the one he has a ring from will forever be tainted. I don't get it. Martin deserves it more than him if you look at career stats. Martin just never got the almighty SB ring. Too much emphasis is placed on the SB. A player cannot help it if the rest of their team isn't good enough to win. JMO.

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  • ABouwkamp - February 03 2012 11:32 AM

    Reed, Carter, and Kennedy had better get in before Bettis does. Just sayin...If this happens I lose whatever ounce of respect I have left for the NFL.

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  • ABouwkamp - February 03 2012 11:30 AM

    Reed, Carter, and Kennedy had better get in before Bettis does. Just sayin...If this happens I lose whatever ounce of respect I have left for the NFL.

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  • Jim - February 03 2012 09:05 AM

    How about instituting a separate election process every two years to consider coaches, owners, contributors, officials, and any other non-players. Set a minimum and maximum number who can qualify at this election - maybe two to four per election? Trying to compare their contributions to the game versus those of players is an apples to oranges comparison and it must make it very tough on the judges. There is always the problem of addressing the backlog of deserving players each year, so very few of the non-players ever get elected. They are put on the back burner. This process would also free up the judges to elect more deserving players in the player elections. Also consider this... the Baseball Hall of Fame has a few umpires in it. When will the Pro Football Hall of Fame recognize outstanding officials? The additional election process proposed here would help address this issue too.

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  • Lucas - February 03 2012 07:35 AM

    My votes would be Bettis, Brown, Carter, Martin, Parcells and Reed. Although in reality there are so many who deserve the Hall that aren't in. Why is that?? Too Tall Jones, Larry Allen, Morten Andersen and many more!

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  • kathi - February 02 2012 03:11 PM

    i am excited for the announcement on the 4th. hopefully the selection of men entering into the hall will be worthy, honourable, and proud to be apart of a great weekend in august. also, maybe the enshrinement activities are available to everyone and not just people over 21. the love of football is for all ages. thank you.

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  • Harold Bradley - February 02 2012 01:07 PM

    Andre Reed, need i say more!!

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