Senior Finalists

tingelhoff-senior-nominee-800The selection of a senior nominee, known as the old-timer candidate until 1990, was added to the process in 1972. With the exception of 1975 when no senior nominee was picked, here is a look at the year-by-year senior nominees.

Those elected are indicated in CAPS.

In 1990, Bob St. Clair semi-seriously stated he didn't like being called an "old-timer."

Considering the fact that St. Clair was 6'9" and ate raw meat, it didn't take long for the Hall of Fame to start using the "politically correct" term "senior."

2019 - Johnny Robinson
2018 - ROBERT BRAZILE, JERRY KRAMER
2017 - KENNY EASLEY
2016 - KEN STABLER, DICK STANFEL
2015 - MICK TINGELHOFF
2014 - RAY GUY, CLAUDE HUMPHREY
2013 - CURLEY CULP, DAVE ROBINSON
2012 - JACK BUTLER, Dick Stanfel
2011 - CHRIS HANBURGER, LES RICHTER
2010 - DICK LeBEAU, FLOYD LITTLE
2009 - BOB HAYES, Claude Humphrey
2008 - Marshall Goldberg, EMMITT THOMAS
2007 - GENE HICKERSON, CHARLIE SANDERS
2006 - JOHN MADDEN, RAYFIELD WRIGHT
2005 - BENNY FRIEDMAN, FRITZ POLLARD
2004 - BOB BROWN, Bob Hayes
2003 - HANK STRAM
2002 - GEORGE ALLEN
2001 - NICK BUONICONTI
2000 - DAVE WILCOX
1999 - BILLY SHAW
1998 - TOMMY McDONALD
1997 - Jerry Kramer
1996 - LOU CREEKMUR
1995 - HENRY JORDAN
1994 - LEROY KELLY
1993 - Dick Stanfel
1992 - Willie Galimore
1991 - STAN JONES
1990 - BOB ST. CLAIR
1989 - Henry Jordan
1988 - Lou Rymkus
1987 - JOHN HENRY JOHNSON
1986 - DOAK WALKER
1985 - FRANK GATSKI
1984 - ARNIE WEINMEISTER
1983 - Mac Speedie
1982 - GEORGE MUSSO
1981 - RED BADGRO
1980 - Lou Creekmur
1979 - Marshall Goldberg
1978 - TUFFY LEEMANS
1977 - BILL WILLIS
1976 - RAY FLAHERTY
1975 - No senior candidate selected
1974 - TONY CANADEO
1973 - Ole Haugsrud
1972 - ACE PARKER