Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014 Semifinalists Career Capsules

Morten Andersen


Position: Kicker
Years/Teams: 1982-1994 New Orleans Saints, 1995-2000, 2006-07 Atlanta Falcons, 2001 New York Giants, 2002-03 Kansas City Chiefs, 2004 Minnesota Vikings

College: Michigan State
Drafted: 4th round (86th player overall) of 1982 draft by New Orleans Saints

Seasons: 25
Games: 382
All-Pro: 5
Pro Bowls: 7
Career Stats: 565 Field Goals, 849 PATs for 2,544 career points

Notable: Andersen retired as the NFL’s all-time leading scorer and leads two teams (the Saints and Falcons) in career field goals and points.
 

Steve Atwater


Position:
Safety 
Years/Teams: 1989-1998 Denver Broncos, 1999 New York Jets

College: Arkansas
Drafted: 1st round (20th player overall) of 1989 draft by Denver Broncos.

Seasons:
 11
Games: 167
All-Pro: 2
Pro Bowls: 8
Career Stats: 24 interceptions for 408 yards and 1 TD

Notable:
 Atwater's selection to seven straight Pro Bowls from 1990-96 is tied for the franchise record with Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe.

Jerome Bettis


Position: Running Back
Years/Teams: 1993-95 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams; 1996-2005 Pittsburgh Steelers

College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 1st round (10th overall) of 1993 draft by Los Angeles Rams

Seasons: 13
Games: 192
All-Pro: 2
Pro Bowls: 6
Career Stats: 3,479 carries for 13,662 yards, 91 touchdowns; 200 receptions for 1,449 yards, 3 touchdowns. 

Notable: At the time of his retirement Bettis ranked 5th in rushing yards.

Derrick Brooks


Position: Linebacker
Years/Teams: 1995-2008 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (14 playing seasons)

College:
Florida State
Drafted: 1st round (28th player overall) of 1995 draft by Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Seasons: 14
Games: 224
All-Pro: 6
Pro Bowls: 11
Career Stats:  Recorded 25 interceptions returned for 530 yards, 6 TDs. Also amassed 13.5 sacks and one fumble recovery for touchdown.

Notable: Brooks, a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s, was named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2002.

Tim Brown


Position: Wide Receiver/Kick Returner
Years/Teams: 1988-2003 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 1st round (6th overall) of 1988 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.
 

Don Coryell


Position: Head Coach
Years/Teams: 1973-77 St. Louis Cardinals; 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers

College: Washington

NFL Coach of the Year Awards: 1
Seasons:
 14
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


Position: Running Back
Years/Teams: 1983-1990 San Francisco 49ers; 1991 Los Angeles Raiders; 1992-93 Minnesota Vikings

College: Nebraska
Drafted: 2nd round (49th overall) of 1983 draft by San Francisco 49ers

Seasons: 11
Games: 165
All-Pro: 1
Pro Bowls: 
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


Position: Running Back
Years/Teams: 1995-2001 Denver Broncos

College: Long Beach State; Georgia
Drafted: 6th round (196th overall) of 1995 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.
 

Edward DeBartolo, Jr.


Position: Owner
Years/Teams: 1977-2000 San Francisco 49ers

College:
Notre Dame

Seasons:
 24
Division Titles: 13
Conference Titles: 5
Super Bowl Titles: 5

Notable: DeBartolo transformed the 49ers into one of the most dominant dynasties in NFL history.
 

Tony Dungy


Position: Head Coach
Years/Teams: 1996-2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2002-08 Indianapolis Colts

College: Minnesota

NFL Coach of the Year Awards: 2
Seasons: 13
Division Titles: 6
Conference Titles: 1
Super Bowl Titles: 1

Notable:
Dungy, the first African American head coach to win a Super Bowl, was elected to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s.
 

Kevin Greene


Position: Linebacker/Defensive End
Years/Teams: 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers

College: Auburn
Drafted: 5th round (113th overall) of 1985 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.
 

Charles Haley


Position: Defensive End/Linebacker
Years/Teams: 1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-96 Dallas Cowboys

College: James Madison
Drafted: 4th round (96th overall) of 1986 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).

Marvin Harrison


Position: Wide Receiver
Years/Teams: 1996-2008 Indianapolis Colts

College:
Syracuse
Drafted: 1st round of 1996 draft by Indianapolis Colts

Seasons: 13
Games: 190
All-Pro: 6
Pro Bowls: 8
Career Stats: 1,102 receptions for 14,580 yards and 128 TDs

Notable:
At retirement, Harrison ranked second all-time in receptions and fourth in career receiving yardage.

 

Joe Jacoby


Position: Tackle
Years/Teams: 1981-1993 Washington Redskins

College: Louisville
Drafted: Signed as a free agent by Washington Redskins in 1981

Seasons:  13
Games:  170
All-Pro: 3
Pro Bowls: 4

Notable: At the time of his retirement, Jacoby was the only offensive lineman in Redskins history to score a TD.
 

Jimmy Johnson


Position: Head Coach
Years/Teams: 1989-1993 Dallas Cowboys, 1996-99 Miami Dolphins 

College: Arkansas

NFL Coach of the Year Awards: 1
Seasons: 9
Division Titles: 2
Conference Titles: 2
Super Bowl Titles: 2

Notable: Johnson was first coach to win a Super Bowl and a major college championship.
 

Walter Jones


Position:  Tackle
Years/Teams: 1997-2008 Seattle Seahawks

College: Holmes Comm. College (MS); Florida State
Drafted: 1st round (6th player overall) of 1997 draft by Seattle Seahawks

Seasons: 12
Games: 180
All-Pro: 6
Pro Bowls: 9

Notable: Jones was voted to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s. His number was retired by the Seahawks  in 2010.
 

John Lynch


Position: Free Safety
Years/Teams: 1993-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2004-07 Denver Broncos

College: Stanford
Drafted: 3rd round (82nd player overall) of 1993 draft by Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Seasons: 15
Games: 224
All-Pro: 3
Pro Bowls: 9
Career Stats: 24 interceptions for 204 yards and 13.0 career sacks.

Notable: Lynch registered nine seasons in which he logged 90 or more tackles.
 

Karl Mecklenburg


Position: Linebacker 
Years/Teams: 1983-1994 Denver Broncos

College: Augustana (SD); Minnesota
Drafted: 12th round (310th player overall) of 1983 draft by Denver Broncos.

Seasons: 12
Games: 180
All-Pro: 4
Pro Bowls: 6
Career Stats: 79.0 sacks, five interceptions for 128 yards, one safety and two fumble recoveries for a TD.

Notable: Mecklenburg is the only player in Denver Broncos history to record four sacks in a game twice.
 

Andre Reed


Position: Wide Receiver
Years/Teams: 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington Redskins

College: Kutztown
Drafted: 4th round (86th overall) in 1985 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 third all-time. Also, at the time of his retirement his 951 career receptions ranked third all-time.
 

Will Shields


Position: Guard
Years/Teams: 1993-2006 Kansas City Chiefs 

College: Nebraska
Drafted: 3rd round (74th player overall) of 1993 draft by Kansas City Chiefs.

Seasons: 14
Games: 224
All-Pro: 3
Pro Bowls: 12

Notable: Shields was selected for the NFL's All-Decade Team in the 2000s.
 

Michael Strahan


Position: Defensive End
Years/Teams: 1993-2007 New York Giants

College: Texas Southern
Drafted:  2nd round (40th player overall) of 1993 draft by New York Giants.

Seasons: 15
Games: 216
All-Pro: 5
Pro Bowls: 7
Career Stats: 141.5 sacks and 1 safety, 4 interceptions for 124 yards and 2 TDs

Notable: Strahan holds the NFL record for most sacks in a single season when he recorded 22.5 during the 2001 season.
 

Paul Tagliabue


Position: Commissioner
Years/Teams: 1989-2006 National Football League

College: 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.
 


Aeneas Williams


Position: Cornerback/Safety
Years/Teams: 1991-2000 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 2001-04 St. Louis Rams

College: Southern University
Drafted: 3rd round (59th overall) of 1991 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.
 

Steve Wisniewski


Position: Guard
Years/Teams: 1989-2001 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders

College:
Penn State
Drafted: 2nd round (29th player overall) of 1989 draft by Dallas Cowboys

Seasons: 13
Games: 207
All-Pro: 5
Pro Bowls: 8

Notable: Wisniewski, who was named All-Pro five straight seasons, was voted to the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the 1990s.
 

George Young


Position: Contributor
Years/Teams: 1968-1974 Baltimore Colts; 1975-1978 Miami Dolphins; 1979-1997 New York Giants; 1998-2001 National Football League

College: Bucknell University, Johns Hopkins, Loyola

Division Titles:  6
Conference Titles: 4
Super Bowl Titles: 3

Notable: Young was honored as the NFL’s Executive of the Year five times (1984, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1997).


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  • John - January 08 2014 09:45 PM

    Where's the Boz on this list???

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  • Jim Clancy - January 08 2014 12:53 PM

    What's the deal? Joe Klecko should be considered! who else has made the pro bowl (when it was relevant) at 3 different positions? Klecko should be in the HALL.

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  • jim adair - January 07 2014 12:05 PM

    Jimmy J.Joe J. Marvin H. should get in

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  • Christopher - January 06 2014 01:30 AM

    Andre Reed should definitely be in the Hall. His stats are amazing and what him and Jim Kelly done was just amazing. How many wide receivers can say they got to four consecutive Super Bowls.......My favorite receiver of all time hope you get in Andre.........

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  • Denny - January 02 2014 08:59 AM

    Andre Reed needs to finally get his just due and go in to the hall of fame..The Bills don't go to 4 straight superbowls without that guy...Love Marvin too, but he can wait another year. Like to see Morton Anderson get in as well..The guy was kicking 50 yard field goals at age fifty! Not sure as a kicker, any more he could have done.

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  • Star82288 - January 01 2014 08:06 PM

    There is NO WAY Terrell Davis should be considered and not Sterling Sharpe.

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  • tim connor - December 27 2013 07:08 PM

    This is the year for George Young to be put in. Clearly one of a kind.

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  • josh - December 11 2013 10:07 PM

    No Clay Matthews? Plays for 19 years has as many sacks as some of the other linebackers on this list and more tackles then any defensive player on here and more interceptions. Hall of Fall more like hall of hacks. If you weren't loud and annoying then you just don't get the respect.

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  • donald white - December 07 2013 02:54 PM

    why is it that TIM BROWN is always left out of the conversation. look at the years played,games,and stats. this has been a poke in the eye of this player. never wined or cried about stuff but did his job with class.his stats are as good or better than some other receivers that are in the HOF. sometimes i feel the comittee has something against the RAIDERS. just saying!

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  • Andy Aguilar - November 26 2013 04:33 PM

    Why is QB Daryle Lamonica not in the Hall right now. He has beaten just about every other QB of his time several times over?

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  • bachslunch - November 23 2013 02:44 PM

    Tony, Art Monk was elected to the HoF in 2008.

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  • william koo - November 22 2013 04:08 PM

    congrat toMR EDWARD DEBARTOLO JR NEXT YEAR YOU WILL BE IN THE HALL WITH U BELONG

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  • Matt Montoya - November 21 2013 05:05 PM

    #27, #30, #47 and #77 should all get in

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  • Tony heard - November 21 2013 03:41 PM

    What about ark monk for the rad skins he was very good too stop looking???? Over the man

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  • Len Frady - November 21 2013 08:40 AM

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