Finalists could increase HOF roster for 15 teams

01/11/2013

The Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants, and San Francisco 49ers have two finalists who spent a significant part of their careers with the team. The Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tennessee Titans/Houston Oilers each have one finalist who spent all or a significant part of their careers with that team. From this year’s list only three players and one owner – Ogden, Shields, Strahan and DeBartolo, Jr. – spent their entire NFL career with just one team. 

 If elected …


Hall of Famers and finalists listed are those who spent a significant part of their careers with the team.

Arizona/Chicago/St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals
2013 FINALIST: Aeneas Williams
IN THE HALL (11): Charles Bidwill, Jimmy Conzelman, Dan Dierdorf, John “Paddy” Driscoll, Dick “Night Train” Lane, Ollie Matson, Ernie Nevers, Jackie Smith, Charley Trippi, Roger Wehrli, Larry Wilson.

Jonathan Ogden
Baltimore Ravens
2013 FINALISTS: Art Modell, Jonathan Ogden
IN THE HALL: None.

Buffalo Bills
2013 FINALIST: Andre Reed
IN THE HALL (8): Joe DeLamielleure, Jim Kelly, Marv Levy, Billy Shaw, O.J. Simpson, Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas, Ralph Wilson, Jr. 

Cleveland Browns
2013 FINALIST: Art Modell
IN THE HALL (16): Jim Brown, Paul Brown, Joe DeLamielleure, Len Ford, Frank Gatski, Otto Graham, Lou Groza, Gene Hickerson, Leroy Kelly, Dante Lavelli, Mike McCormack, Bobby Mitchell, Marion Motley, Ozzie Newsome, Paul Warfield, Bill Willis.

Dallas Cowboys
2013 FINALISTS: Larry Allen, Charles Haley
IN THE HALL (13): Troy Aikman, Tony Dorsett, Bob Hayes, Michael Irvin, Tom Landry, Bob Lilly, Mel Renfro, Deion Sanders, Tex Schramm, Emmitt Smith, Roger Staubach, Randy White, Rayfield Wright.

Green Bay Packers
2013 FINALIST: Dave Robinson
IN THE HALL (21): Herb Adderley, Tony Canadeo, Willie Davis, Forrest Gregg, Arnie Herber, Clarke Hinkle, Paul Hornung, Cal Hubbard, Don Hutson, Henry Jordan, Curly Lambeau, James Lofton, Vince Lombardi, Johnny (Blood) McNally, Mike Michalske, Ray Nitschke, Jim Ringo, Bart Starr, Jim Taylor, Reggie White, Willie Wood. 

Kansas City Chiefs

2013 FINALISTS: Curley Culp, Will Shields
IN THE HALL (9): Bobby Bell, Buck Buchanan, Len Dawson, Lamar Hunt, Willie Lanier, Jan Stenerud, Hank Stram, Derrick Thomas, Emmitt Thomas.

Pittsburgh Steelers
2013 FINALIST: Jerome Bettis
IN THE HALL (20): Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw, Jack Butler, Dermontti Dawson, Bill Dudley, Joe Greene, Jack Ham, Franco Harris, John Henry Johnson, Walt Kiesling, Jack Lambert, Bobby Layne, Chuck Noll, Art Rooney, Dan Rooney, John Stallworth, Ernie Stautner, Lynn Swann, Mike Webster, Rod Woodson. 

Minnesota Vikings
2013 FINALIST: Cris Carter
IN THE HALL (11): Chris Doleman, Carl Eller, Jim Finks, Bud Grant, Paul Krause, Randall McDaniel, Alan Page, John Randle, Fran Tarkenton, Ron Yary, Gary Zimmerman.

Bill Parcells
New York Giants
2013 FINALISTS: Bill Parcells, Michael Strahan
IN THE HALL (18): Morris “Red” Badgro, Roosevelt Brown, Harry Carson, Benny Friedman, Frank Gifford, Mel Hein, Sam Huff, Alphonse “Tuffy” Leemans, Tim Mara, Wellington Mara, Steve Owen, Andy Robustelli, Ken Strong, Fran Tarkenton, Lawrence Taylor, Y.A. Tittle, Emlen Tunnell, Arnie Weinmeister.

Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders

2013 FINALIST: Tim Brown
IN THE HALL (13): Marcus Allen, Fred Biletnikoff, George Blanda, Willie Brown, Dave Casper, Al Davis, Mike Haynes, Ted Hendricks, Howie Long, John Madden, Jim Otto, Art Shell, Gene Upshaw.

St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams
2013 FINALIST: Kevin Greene
IN THE HALL (15): George Allen, Eric Dickerson, Marshall Faulk, Tom Fears, Elroy Hirsch, Deacon Jones, Tom Mack, Ollie Matson, Merlin Olsen, Dan Reeves, Les Richter, Jackie Slater, Norm Van Brocklin, Bob Waterfield, Jack Youngblood.

San Francisco 49ers
2013 FINALISTS: Edward DeBartolo, Jr., Charles Haley
IN THE HALL (13): Fred Dean, Jimmy Johnson, Ronnie Lott, Hugh McElhenny, Joe Montana, Leo Nomellini, Joe Perry, Jerry Rice, Bob St. Clair, Y.A. Tittle, Bill Walsh, Dave Wilcox, Steve Young.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2013 FINALIST: Warren Sapp
IN THE HALL (1): Lee Roy Selmon.

Tennessee Titans/Houston Oilers
2013 FINALIST: Curley Culp
IN THE HALL (7): Elvin Bethea, George Blanda, Earl Campbell, Ken Houston, Bruce Matthews, Warren Moon, Mike Munchak.

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Recent Comments
  • rory moriarty - January 14 2013 09:05 AM

    Roger Brown should be nominated by the Senior comittee. He played alongside some of the greates defensive lineman in the nfl. Deacon Jones Merlin Olsen, as well as playing on two of the toughest defenses of the 60's. The Detroit LIons and The LA Rams, where he was a member of the Fearsome Foursome. How he is overlooked all these years is unfair. He deserves his due.

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