Prior to 1970, the procedure of naming just 15 finalists was not defined. Beginning in 2007, the finalists number 17 that includes 15 modern-era candidates and two senior nominees.

BOLD CAPS Indicates those elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

* indicates Old-timer/senior nominee. Selection of Old-timer/senior candidate began in 1972. No nominee was picked in 1975.

() Parenthesis indicates the number of times as finalist. No subscript number indicates a person's first time as finalist.

 All-time alphabetical listing of Finalists

2014
Morten Andersen
Jerome Bettis(4)
DERRICK BROOKS
Tim Brown(5)
Edward DeBartolo, Jr.(3)
Tony Dungy
Kevin Greene(3)
*RAY GUY(8)
Charles Haley(5)
Marvin Harrison
*CLAUDE HUMPHREY(5)
WALTER JONES
John Lynch
ANDRE REED(8)
Will Shields(3)
MICHAEL STRAHAN(2)
AENEAS WILLIAMS(3)
2013
LARRY ALLEN
Jerome Bettis(3)
Tim Brown(4)
CRIS CARTER(6)
*CURLEY CULP(
Edward DeBartolo, Jr.(2)
Kevin Greene(2)
Charles Haley(4)
Art Modell(2)
JONATHAN OGDEN
BILL PARCELLS(4)
Andre Reed(7)
*DAVE ROBINSON
WARREN SAPP
Will Shields(2)
Michael Strahan
Aeneas Williams(2)
2012
Jerome Bettis(2)
Tim Brown(3)
*JACK BUTLER
Cris Carter(5)
DERMONTTI DAWSON(4)
Edward DeBartolo, Jr.
CHRIS DOLEMAN(2)
Kevin Greene
Charles Haley(3)
CORTEZ KENNEDY(4)
CURTIS MARTIN(2)
Bill Parcells(3)
Andre Reed(6)
WILLIE ROAF(2)
Will Shields
Dick Stanfel(2)
Aeneas Williams
2011
Jerome Bettis
Tim Brown(2)
Cris Carter(4)
Dermontti Dawson(3)
RICHARD DENT(7)

Chris Doleman
MARSHALL FAULK
Charles Haley(2)
*CHRIS HANBURGER
Cortez Kennedy(3)
Curtis Martin
Andre Reed(5)
*LES RICHTER
Willie Roaf
ED SABOL
DEION SANDERS

SHANNON SHARPE(3)
2010
Tim Brown
Cris Carter(3)
Don Coryell
Roger Craig
Dermontti Dawson(2)
Richard Dent(6)

RUSS GRIMM(5)
Charles Haley
RICKEY JACKSON
Cortez Kennedy(2)
*DICK LeBEAU
*FLOYD LITTLE

JOHN RANDLE
Andre Reed4
JERRRY RICE
Shannon Sharpe(2)
EMMITT SMITH
2009
Cris Carter(2)
Dermontti Dawson
Richard Dent(5
)Russ Grimm(5)
*BOB HAYES(2)
*Claude Humphrey(4)
Cortez Kennedy
Bob Kuechenberg(8)
RANDALL McDANIEL(2)
John Randle
Andre Reed(3)
Shannon Sharpe
BRUCE SMITH
Paul Tagliabue(3)
DERRICK THOMAS(5)
RALPH WILSON, JR.(3)
ROD WOODSON
2008
Cris Carter
FRED DEAN(2)
Richard Dent(4)
*Marshall Goldberg(2)
Randy Gradishar(2)
DARRELL GREEN
Russ Grimm(4)
Ray Guy(7)
Bob Kuechenberg(7)
Randall McDaniel
ART MONK(8)
Andre Reed(2)
Paul Tagliabue(2)
Derrick Thomas(4)
*EMMITT THOMAS
ANDRE TIPPETT(2)
GARY ZIMMERMAN(5)
2007
Fred Dean
Richard Dent(3)
Russ Grimm(3)
Ray Guy(6)
*GENE HICKERSON(4)
MICHAEL IRVIN(3)
Bob Kuechenberg(6)
BRUCE MATTHEWS
Art Monk(7)
Andre Reed
*CHARLIE SANDERS
Paul Tagliabue
Derrick Thomas(3)
THURMAN THOMAS(2)
Andre Tippett
ROGER WEHRLI(2)
Gary Zimmerman(4)
2006
TROY AIKMAN
HARRY CARSON(7)

L.C. Greenwood(6)
Russ Grimm(2)
Claude Humphrey(3)
Michael Irvin(2)
Bob Kuechenberg(5)
*JOHN MADDEN(2)
Art Monk(6)
WARREN MOON
Derrick Thomas(2)
Thurman Thomas
REGGIE WHITE
*RAYFIELD WRIGHT(2)
Gary Zimmerman(3)
2005
Harry Carson(6)
Richard Dent(2)
*BENNY FRIEDMAN
L.C. Greenwood(5)
Russ Grimm
Claude Humphrey(2)
Michael Irvin
Bob Kuechenberg(4)
DAN MARINO
Art Monk(5)
*FRITZ POLLARD
Derrick Thomas
Roger Wehrli
George Young(3)
STEVE YOUNG
2004
*BOB BROWN(5)
Harry Carson(5)
Richard Dent
*CARL ELLER(13)
JOHN ELWAY
Cliff Harris
Bob Hayes
Lester Hayes(4)
Bob Kuechenberg(3)
Jim Marshall
Art Monk(4)
BARRY SANDERS
George Young(2)
Rayfield Wright
Gary Zimmerman(2)
2003
MARCUS ALLEN
ELVIN BETHEA

Harry Carson(4)
JOE DeLAMIELLEURE
Randy Gradishar
Lester Hayes(4)
Claude Humphrey
Bob Kuechenberg(2)
JAMES LOFTON(3)
Art Monk(3)
Ken Stabler(3)
*HANK STRAM
Ralph Wilson(2)
George Young
Gary Zimmerman
2002
*GEORGE ALLEN(4)
Harry Carson(3)
DAVE CASPER(3)
L.C. Greenwood(4)
Ray Guy(5)
DAN HAMPTON(2)
Lester Hayes(2)
JIM KELLY
Bob Kuechenberg
James Lofton(2)
Art Modell
Art Monk(2)
Bill Parcells(2)
Donnie Shell
JOHN STALLWORTH(8)
2001
*NICK BUONICONTI
Harry Carson(2)
Dave Casper(2)
Dan Hampton
Lester Hayes
MARV LEVY(3)
Art Monk
MIKE MUNCHAK(2)
Bill Parcells
JACKIE SLATER
John Stallworth(7)
LYNN SWANN(14)
Ralph Wilson, Jr.
RON YARY(6)
JACK YOUNGBLOOD(8)
2000
Harry Carson
Dave Casper
Carl Eller(12)
Marv Levy(2)
James Lofton
HOWIE LONG(2)
RONNIE LOTT
JOE MONTANA

Mike Munchak
DAN ROONEY(3)
John Stallworth(6)
Lynn Swann(13)
*DAVE WILCOX

Ron Yary(5)
Jack Youngblood(7)
1999
George Allen(3)
ERIC DICKERSON
Carl Eller(11
)Ray Guy(4
)Marv Levy
Howie Long
TOM MACK(11)
OZZIE NEWSOME(3)
Dan Rooney(2)
*BILLY SHAW
John Stallworth(5)
Lynn Swann(12)
LAWRENCE TAYLOR
Ron Yary(4)
Jack Youngblood(6)
1998
George Allen(2)
Ken Anderson(2)
Carl Eller(10)
PAUL KRAUSE
(3)
Tom Mack(10)
*TOMMY McDONALD(2)
ANTHONY MUÑOZ
Ozzie Newsome(2)
Dan Rooney
MIKE SINGLETARY
John Stallworth(40)
DWIGHT STEPHENSON
(5)
Lynn Swann(11)
Ron Yary(3)
Jack Youngblood(5)
1997
Carl Eller(9)
Ray Guy(3)
MIKE HAYNES(3)

*Jerry Kramer(10)
Paul Krause(2)
Tom Mack(9)
WELLINGTON MARA(2)

Ozzie Newsome
DON SHULA
John Stallworth(3)
Dwight Stephenson(4)
Lynn Swann(10)
MIKE WEBSTER(2)

Ron Yary(2)
Jack Youngblood(4)
1996
Ken Anderson
*LOU CREEKMUR(2)
DAN DIERDORF(5)

Carl Eller(8)
JOE GIBBS
L.C. Greenwood(3)
Mike Haynes(2)
CHARLIE JOINER(5)

Tom Mack(8)
MEL RENFRO(4)
John Stallworth(2)
Dwight Stephenson(3)
Lynn Swann(9)
Mike Webster(1)
Jack Youngblood(3)
1995
Dan Dierdorf(4)
Carl Eller(7)
JIM FINKS
L.C. Greenwood(2)
Ray Guy(2 )
Mike Haynes
Charlie Joiner(4)
*HENRY JORDAN(4)
STEVE LARGENT

Tom Mack(7)
Mel Renfro(3)
LEE ROY SELMON
Dwight Stephenson(2)
Lynn Swann(8)
KELLEN WINSLOW(3)
1994
Dan Dierdorf(3)
TONY DORSETT
Carl Eller(6)
BUD GRANT(4)
JIMMY JOHNSON
Charlie Joiner(3)
*LEROY KELLY(4)
Paul Krause
Tom Mack(6)
Mel Renfro(2)
JACKIE SMITH(2)
John Stallworth
Lynn Swann(7)
RANDY WHITE
Kellen Winslow(2)
1993
Bob Brown(4)
Carl Eller(5)
DAN FOUTS
Charlie Joiner(2)
LARRY LITTLE(4)
Tom Mack(5)
CHUCK NOLL
WALTER PAYTON

Mel Renfro
Jackie Smith
*Dick Stanfel
Dwight Stephenson
Lynn Swann(6)
BILL WALSH(2)
Kellen Winslow
1992
LEM BARNEY(2)
Bob Brown(3)
AL DAVIS(7)
Dan Dierdorf(2)
Carl Eller(4)
*Willie Galimore
Bud Grant(3)
Ray Guy
Charlie Joiner
Tom Mack(4)
JOHN MACKEY(5)
Wellington Mara
JOHN RIGGINS(2)
Lynn Swann(5)
Bill Walsh
1991
Lem Barney
Bob Brown(2)
EARL CAMPBELL
Al Davis(6)
Carl Eller(3)
L.C. Greenwood
JOHN HANNAH
*STAN JONES

John Mackey(4)
John Riggins
TEX SCHRAMM
Ken Stabler2
JAN STENERUD
Lynn Swann(4)
Jack Youngblood(2)
1990
BUCK BUCHANAN(5)
Al Davis(5)
Dan Dierdorf
BOB GRIESE(5)
FRANCO HARRIS
TED HENDRICKS(2)
JACK LAMBERT
TOM LANDRY

Larry Little(3)
John Mackey
*BOB ST. CLAIR
Ken Stabler
Lynn Swann(3)
Ron Yary
Jack Youngblood
1989
MEL BLOUNT
TERRY BRADSHAW

Buck Buchanan(4)
Al Davis(4)
Carl Eller(2)
Bud Grant(2)
Bob Griese(4)
Ted Hendricks
*Henry Jordan(3)
Leroy Kelly(3)
Tom Mack(3)
John Mackey(2)
ART SHELL(2)
Lynn Swann(2)
WILLIE WOOD(10)
1988
George Allen
FRED BILETNIKOFF(5)

Buck Buchanan(3)
Al Davis(3)
MIKE DITKA(2)
Bud Grant
Bob Griese(3
JACK HAM
Lee Roy Jordan
Leroy Kelly(2)
Tom Mack(2)
ALAN PAGE(2)
*Lou Rymkus
Art Shell
Lynn Swann
1987
Fred Biletnikoff(4)
Bob Brown
Blanton Collier
LARRY CSONKA(2)

Al Davis(2)
LEN DAWSON(3)

JOE GREENE
Bob Griese(2)
*JOHN HENRY JOHNSON(9)
Jerry Kramer(9)
JIM LANGER
Larry Little(2)
DON MAYNARD(8)
Tommy McDonald
Alan Page
GENE UPSHAW
1986
Fred Biletnikoff(3)
Larry Csonka
Al Davis
Len Dawson(2)
Bob Griese
PAUL HORNUNG(12)
KEN HOUSTON

John Henry Johnson8
WILLIE LANIER(3)
Larry Little
Tom Mack
Don Maynard(7)
Johnny Robinson(6)
FRAN TARKENTON(3)
*DOAK WALKER(5)
1985
Fred Biletnikoff(2)
Buck Buchanan(2)
Carl Eller
*FRANK GATSKI(2)
Paul Hornung(11)
Willie Lanier(2)
John Madden
Don Maynard(6)
JOE NAMATH(3)
Johnny Robinson(5)
PETE ROZELLE(8)
O.J. SIMPSON
ROGER STAUBACH
Fran Tarkenton(2)
Willie Wood(9)
1984
Fred Biletnikoff
WILLIE BROWN
Buck Buchanan
Paul Hornung(10)
Henry Jordan(2)
Jerry Kramer(8)
Willie Lanier
Don Maynard(5)
MIKE McCORMACK(4)
Joe Namath(2)
Pete Rozelle(7)
Fran Tarkenton
CHARLEY TAYLOR(2)
*ARNIE WEINMEISTER
Willie Wood(8)
1983
BOBBY BELL
SID GILLMAN(2)

Gene Hickerson(3)
Paul Hornung(9)
John Henry Johnson(7)
SONNY JURGENSEN(3)
Don Maynard(4)
Mike McCormack(3)
BOBBY MITCHELL
Joe Namath
Johnny Robinson(4)
Pete Rozelle(6)
*Mac Speedie(3)
Charley Taylor
PAUL WARFIELD
Willie Wood(7)
1982
DOUG ATKINS(6)
Len Dawson
Sid Gillman
Gene Hickerson(2)
Paul Hornung(8)
SAM HUFF(3)
Sonny Jurgensen(2)
Leroy Kelly
Don Maynard(3)
Mike McCormack(2)
*GEORGE MUSSO
MERLIN OLSEN

Johnny Robinson(3)
Pete Rozelle(5)
Willie Wood(6)
1981
Doug Atkins(5)
*RED BADGRO
GEORGE BLANDA
WILLIE DAVIS(6)
Mike Ditka
Gene Hickerson
Paul Hornung(7)
Jerry Kramer(7)
Don Maynard(2)
Mike McCormack
JIM RINGO(7)
Johnny Robinson(2)
Pete Rozelle(4)
Jim Tyrer
Willie Wood(5)
1980
HERB ADDERLEY(3)
Charley Conerly(7)
*Lou Creekmur
Willie Davis(5)
Paul Hornung(6)
John Henry Johnson(6)
DEACON JONES
Sonny Jurgensen
Jerry Kramer(6)
BOB LILLY
Don Maynard
JIM OTTO
Jim Ringo(6)
Johnny Robinson
Pete Rozelle(3)
Willie Wood(4)
1979
Herb Adderley(2)
Doug Atkins(4)
DICK BUTKUS
Willie Davis(4)
*Marshall Goldberg
Paul Hornung(5)
John Henry Johnson(5)
Jerry Kramer(5)
YALE LARY(6)
John Mackey
RON MIX
Jim Ringo(5)
Pete Rozelle(2)
JOHNNY UNITAS
Willie Wood(3)
1978
Herb Adderley
LANCE ALWORTH
Doug Atkins(3)
Charley Conerly(6)
Willie Davis(3)
WEEB EWBANK(3)
Paul Hornung(4)
Sam Huff(2)
John Henry Johnson(4)
Jerry Kramer(4)
Yale Lary(5)
*TUFFY LEEMANS(2)
RAY NITSCHKE
Jim Ringo(4)
LARRY WILSON
Willie Wood(2)
1977
Doug Atkins(2)
Willie Davis(2)
Weeb Ewbank(2)
FRANK GIFFORD(6)
FORREST GREGG

Sam Huff
John Henry Johnson(3)
Yale Lary(4)
Gene "Big Daddy" Lipscomb(2)
Jim Ringo(3)
Pete Rozelle
GALE SAYERS
BART STARR
*BILL WILLIS

Willie Wood
1976
Charley Conerly(5)
Willie Davis
Weeb Ewbank
*RAY FLAHERTY
LEN FORD(5)

Frank Gatski
Frank Gifford(5)
Paul Hornung(3)
John Henry Johnson(2)
Henry Jordan
Jerry Kramer(3)
Yale Lary(3)
Jim Ringo(2)
Clark Shaughnessy(3)
JIM TAYLOR(4)
Doak Walker(4)
1975
Doug Atkins
ROOSEVELT BROWN(5)
Charley Conerly(4)
GEORGE CONNOR(2)
Len Ford(4)
Frank Gifford(4)
John Henry Johnson
Jerry Kramer(2)
Yale Lary(2)
DANTE LAVELLI(6)
LENNY MOORE(2)
Jim Ringo
Clark Shaughnessy(2)
Jim Taylor(3)
1974
Roosevelt Brown(4)
*TONY CANADEO(4)
Charley Conerly(3)
George Connor
Len Ford(3)
BILL GEORGE(2)
Frank Gifford(3)
LOU GROZA(2)
Jerry Kramer
DICK "NIGHT TRAIN"LANE(4)

Yale Lary
Dante Lavelli(5)
Lenny Moore
Jim Taylor(2)
Doak Walker(3)
1973
RAYMOND BERRY
Roosevelt Brown(3)
Tony Canadeo(3)
Len Ford(2)
Rosey Grier
Lou Groza
*Ole Haugsrud
Paul Hornung(2)
Dick "Night Train" Lane(3)
Dante Lavelli(4)
Tony Morabito
JIM PARKER
JOE SCHMIDT(3)
Jim Taylor
Doak Walker(2)
1972
Roosevelt Brown(2)
Tony Canadeo(2)
Charley Conerly(2)
Bill George
Frank Gifford(2)
Paul Hornung
LAMAR HUNT
Dick "Night Train" Lane(2)
Dante Lavelli(3)
GINO MARCHETTI
OLLIE MATSON
*ACE PARKER

Joe Schmidt(2)
Mac Speedie(2)
Doak Walker
1971
Roosevelt Brown
JIM BROWN
Tony Canadeo
Charley Conerly
Len Ford
Frank Gifford
BILL HEWITT(2)
BRUISER KINARD
(2)
Dick "Night Train" Lane
Dante Lavelli(2)
VINCE LOMBARDI
ANDY ROBUSTELLI(2)
Joe Schmidt
Duke Slater(2)
Y.A. TITTLE(2)
NORM VAN BROCKLIN(2)
1970
JACK CHRISTIANSEN
TOM FEARS
Beattie Feathers
Bill Hewitt
Bruiser Kinard
Dante Lavelli
Tuffy Leemans
Gene "Big Daddy" Lipscomb
HUGH McELHENNY
PETE PIHOS
Andy Robustelli
Clark Shaugnessy
Duke Slater
Mac Speedie
Y.A. Tittle
Norm Van Brocklin


NOTE: In some cases, there were 16 finalists due to a tie in the voting. In 1975, there were only 14 finalists.