In 2004, the procedure of reducing the list of modern-era nominees to 25 semifinalists was integrated into the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s selection process. From the list, 13 of the semifinalists were named finalists along with two senior nominees. Beginning in 2007, the list was reduced to 17 finalists that included 15 of the semi-finalists and two senior nominees.

*indicates that the semi-finalist became a finalist.
CAPS INDICATE THOSE ELECTED TO THE PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME. 
(Number in parentheses is the initial number of nominees from which the semifinalists were selected).

Note: Due to ties in 2008, 2011 and 2012, there were 26 semifinalists and in 2013 there were 27.

Alphabetical listy of semifinalists>>>

 
2014

(126 nominees)
Morten Andersen, Steve Atwater, Jerome Bettis, DERRICK BROOKS, Tim Brown, Don Coryell, Roger Craig, Terrell Davis, Edward DeBartolo, Jr., Tony Dungy, Kevin Greene, Charles Haley, Marvin Harrison, Joe Jacoby, Jimmy Johnson, WALTER JONES, John Lynch, Karl Mecklenburg, ANDRE REED, Will Shields, MICHAEL STRAHAN, Paul Tagliabue, AENEAS WILLIAMS, Steve Wisniewski, George Young


2013

(127 nominees)
LARRY ALLEN, Morten Andersen, Steve Atwater, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, CRIS CARTER, Don Coryell, Roger Craig, Terrell Davis, Edward DeBartolo, Jr., Kevin Greene, Charles Haley, Joe Jacoby, Albert Lewis, John Lynch, Karl Mecklenburg, Art Modell, JONATHAN OGDEN, BILL PARCELLS, Andre Reed, WARREN SAPP, Will Shields, Michael Strahan, Paul Tagliabue, Steve Tasker, Aeneas Williams, George Young


2012

(105 nominees)
Steve Atwater, Jerome Bettis*, Tim Brown*, Cris Carter*, Don Coryell, Roger Craig, Terrell Davis, DERMONTTI DAWSON*, Edward DeBartolo, Jr.*, CHRIS DOLEMAN*, Kevin Greene*, Charles Haley*, CORTEZ KENNEDY*, CURTIS MARTIN*, Clay Matthews, Karl Mecklenburg, Bill Parcells*, Andre Reed*, WILLIE ROAF*, Donnie Shell, Will Shields*, Paul Tagliabue, Steve Tasker, Aeneas Williams*, Ron Wolf, George Young

2011

(114 nominees)
Jerome Bettis*, Tim Brown*, Cris Carter*, Don Coryell, Roger Craig, Terrell Davis, Dermontti Dawson*, Edward Debartolo, Jr., RICHARD DENT, Chris Doleman*, MARSHALL FAULK, Kevin Greene, Ray Guy, Charles Haley*, Lester Hayes, Cortez Kennedy*, Curtis Martin*, Art Modell, Andre Reed*, Willie Roaf*, ED SABOL, DEION SANDERS, SHANNON SHARPE, Paul Tagliabue, Aeneas Williams, George Young

2010

(131 nominees)
Cliff Branch, Tim brown*, Cris Carter*, Don Coryell*, Roger Craig*, Terrell Davis, Dermontti Dawson*, Richard Dent*, Chris Doleman, Kevin Greene, RUSS GRIMM, Ray Guy, Charles Haley*, RICKEY JACKSON, Cortez Kennedy*, Art Modell, JOHN RANDLE, Andre Reed*, JERRY RICE, Shannon Sharpe*, EMMITT SMITH, Paul Tagliabue, Steve Tasker, Aeneas Williams

2009

(133 nominees)
Cris Carter*, Roger Craig, Terrell Davis, Dermontti Dawson*, Richard Dent*, Chris Doleman, Kevin Greene, Russ Grimm*, Ray Guy, Charles Haley, Lester Hayes, Cortez Kennedy*, Bob Kuechenberg*, RANDALL MCDANIEL*, Art Modell, John Randle*, Andre Reed*, Shannon Sharpe*, BRUCE SMITH*, Ken Stabler, Paul Tagliabue*, Steve Tasker, DERRICK THOMAS*, RALPH WILSON, JR.*, ROD WOODSON*

2008
(124 nominees)
Cris Carter*, Terrell Davis, Dermontti Dawson, FRED DEAN*, Richard Dent*, Randy Gradishar*, DARRELL GREEN*, Kevin Greene, Russ Grimm*, Ray Guy*, Charles Haley, Lester Hayes, Rickey Jackson, Joe Jacoby, Cortez Kennedy, Bob Kuechenberg*, Randall McDaniel*, ART MONK*, Andre Reed*, Ken Stabler, Paul Tagliabue*, Steve Tasker, Derrick Thomas*, ANDRE TIPPETT*, George Young, GARY ZIMMERMAN*

2007
(111 nominees)
Terrell Davis, Dermontti Dawson, Fred Dean*, Richard Dent*, Randy Gradishar, Kevin Greene, Russ Grimm*, Ray Guy*, Charles Haley, Lester Hayes, MICHAEL IRVIN*, Bob Kuechenberg*, BRUCE MATTHEWS*, Randall McDaniel, Art Modell, Art Monk*, Andre Reed*, Ken Stabler, Paul Tagliabue*, Derrick Thomas*, THURMAN THOMAS*, Andre Tippett*, ROGER WEHRLI*, George Young, Gary Zimmerman*

2006
(112 nominees)
TROY AIKMAN*, HARRY CARSON*, Dermontti Dawson, Fred Dean, Richard Dent, Randy Gradishar, L. C. Greenwood*, Russ Grimm*, Ray Guy, Lester Hayes, Claude Humphrey*, Michael Irvin*, Bob Kuechenberg*, Art Modell, Art Monk, WARREN MOON*, Andre Reed, Ken Stabler, Derrick Thomas*, Thurman Thomas*, Roger Wehrli, REGGIE WHITE*, Ralph Wilson, Jr., George Young, Gary Zimmerman

2005
(90 nominees)
Harry Carson, Don Coryell, Fred Dean, Richard Dent*, Chris Doleman, Randy Gradishar,  L. C. Greenwood*, Russ Grimm*, Ray Guy, Charles Haley, Lester Hayes,  Claude Humphrey*, Michael Irvin*, Joe Jacoby, Bob Kuechenberg*, DAN MARINO*, Art Modell, Art Monk*, Ken Stabler,  Derrick Thomas*,  Roger Wehrli*,  Ralph Wilson, Jr., George Young*, STEVE YOUNG*, Gary Zimmerman

2004
(67 nominees)
Cliff Branch, Harry Carson*, Richard Dent, CARL ELLER*, JOHN ELWAY*, Randy Gradishar, L. C. Greenwood, Russ Grimm, Ray Guy, Cliff Harris*, Lester Hayes*, Claude Humphrey, Bob Kuechenberg*, Jim Marshall*, Art Modell, Art Monk*, BARRY SANDERS*, Donnie Shell, Ken Stabler, Steve Tasker, Roger Wehrli, Ralph Wilson, Jr., Rayfield Wright*, George Young*, Gary Zimmerman*