* Prior to 1970, the procedure of naming just 15 finalists was not defined. Beginning in 2007, the procedure includes naming 17 finalists that include 15 modern-era candidates and two senior nominees.
CAPS INDICATE THOSE ELECTED TO THE PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME

Year-by-Year listing of Finalists

Name Times as
Finalist
Years
HERB ADDERLEY 3 1978-1980
TROY AIKMAN 1 2006
GEORGE ALLEN 4 1988, 1998-99, 2002
LARRY ALLEN 1 2013
MARCUS ALLEN 1 2003
LANCE ALWORTH 1 1978
Morten Andersen 1 2014
Ken Anderson 2 1996, 1998
DOUG ATKINS 6 1975, 1977-79, 1981-82
     
RED BADGRO 1 1981
LEM BARNEY 2 1991-92
BOBBY BELL 1 1983
RAYMOND BERRY 1 1973
ELVIN BETHEA 1 2003
Jerome Bettis 4 2011-14
FRED BILETNIKOFF 5 1984-88
GEORGE BLANDA 1 1981
MEL BLOUNT 1 1989
TERRY BRADSHAW 1 1989
DERRICK BROOKS 1 2014
BOB "THE BOOMER" BROWN 5 1987, 1991-93, 2004
JIM BROWN 1 1971
ROOSEVELT BROWN 5 1971-75
Tim Brown 5 2010-14
WILLIE BROWN 1 1984
BUCK BUCHANAN 5 1984-85, 1988-1990
NICK BUONICONTI 1 2001
DICK BUTKUS 1 1979
JACK BUTLER 1 2012
     
EARL CAMPBELL 1 1991
TONY CANADEO 4 1971-74
HARRY CARSON 7 2000-06
DAVE CASPER 3 2000-02
CRIS CARTER 6 2008-2013
JACK CHRISTIANSEN 1 1970
Blanton Collier 1 1987
Charley Conerly 7 1971-72, 1974-76, 1978, 1980
GEORGE CONNOR 2 1974-1975
Don Coryell 1 2010
Roger Craig 1 2010
LOU CREEKMUR 2 1980, 1996
LARRY CSONKA 2 1986-87
CURLEY CULP 1 2013
     
AL DAVIS 7 1986-1992
WILLIE DAVIS 6 1976-1981
DERMONTTI DAWSON 4 2009-2012
LEN DAWSON 3 1982, 1986-87
Edward DeBartolo, Jr. 3 2012-14
FRED DEAN 2 2007-08
RICHARD DENT 7 2004-05, 2007-2011
JOE DeLAMIELLEURE 1 2003
ERIC DICKERSON 1 1999
DAN DIERDORF 5 1990, 1992, 1994-96
MIKE DITKA 2 1981, 1988
CHRIS DOLEMAN 2 2011-12
TONY DORSETT 1 1994
Tony Dungy 1 2014
     
CARL ELLER 13 1985, 1989, 1991-2000, 2004
JOHN ELWAY 1 2004
WEEB EWBANK 3 1976-78
     
MARSHALL FAULK 1 2011
TOM FEARS 1 1970
Beattie Feathers 1 1970
JIM FINKS 1 1995
RAY FLAHERTY 1 1976
LEN FORD 5 1971, 1973-76
BENNY FRIEDMAN 1 2005
DAN FOUTS 1 1993
     
Willie Galimore 1 1992
FRANK GATSKI 2 1976, 1985
BILL GEORGE 2 1972, 1974
JOE GIBBS 1 1996
FRANK GIFFORD 6 1971-72, 1974-77
SID GILLMAN 2 1982, 1983
Marshall Goldberg 2 1979, 2008
Randy Gradishar 2 2003, 2008
BUD GRANT 4 1988-89, 1992, 1994
DARRELL GREEN 1 2008
JOE GREENE 1 1987
Kevin Greene 3 2012-14
L.C. Greenwood 6 1991, 1995-96, 2002, 2005-06
FORREST GREGG 1 1977
Rosey Grier 1 1973
BOB GRIESE 5 1986-1990
RUSS GRIMM 6 2005-2010
LOU GROZA 2 1973, 1974
RAY GUY 8 1992, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2007-08, 2014
     
Charles Haley 5 2010-14
JACK HAM 1 1988
DAN HAMPTON 2 2001-02
CHRIS HANBURGER 1 2011
JOHN HANNAH 1 1991
Cliff Harris 1 2004
FRANCO HARRIS 1 1990
Marvin Harrison 1 2014
Ole Haugsrud 1 1973
BOB HAYES 2 2004, 2009
Lester Hayes 4 2001-2004
MIKE HAYNES 3 1995-97
TED HENDRICKS 2 1989-1990
BILL HEWITT 2 1970-71
GENE HICKERSON 4 1981-83, 2007
PAUL HORNUNG 12 1972-73, 1976, 1978-1986
KEN HOUSTON 1 1986
SAM HUFF 3 1977-78, 1982
CLAUDE HUMPHREY 5 2003, 2005-06, 2009, 2014
LAMAR HUNT 1 1972
     
MICHAEL IRVIN 3 2005-07
     
RICKEY JACKSON 1 2010
JIMMY JOHNSON 1 1994
JOHN HENRY JOHNSON 9 1975-1980, 1983, 1986-87
CHARLIE JOINER 5 1992-96
DEACON JONES 1 1980
STAN JONES 1 1991
WALTER JONES 1 2014
HENRY JORDAN 4 1976, 1984, 1989, 1995
Lee Roy Jordan 1 1988
SONNY JURGENSEN 3 1980, 1982-1983
     
JIM KELLY 1 2002
LEROY KELLY 4 1982, 1988-89,1994
CORTEZ KENNEDY 4 2009-2012
BRUISER KINARD 2 1970, 1971
Jerry Kramer 10 1974-76, 1978-1981, 1984, 1987, 1997
PAUL KRAUSE 3 1994, 1997-98
Bob Kuechenberg 8 2002-09
     
JACK LAMBERT 1 1990
TOM LANDRY 1 1990
DICK "NIGHT TRAIN" LANE 4 1971-74
JIM LANGER 1 1987
WILLIE LANIER 3 1984-86
STEVE LARGENT 1 1995
YALE LARY 6 1974-79
DANTE LAVELLI 6 1970-75
DICK LeBEAU 1 2010
TUFFY LEEMANS 2 1970, 1978
MARV LEVY 3 1999-2001
BOB LILLY 1 1980
Gene "Big Daddy" Lipscomb 2 1970, 1977
FLOYD LITTLE 1 2010
LARRY LITTLE 4 1986-87, 1990, 1993
JAMES LOFTON 3 2000, 2002, 2003
VINCE LOMBARDI 1 1971
HOWIE LONG 2 1999, 2000
RONNIE LOTT 1 2000
John Lynch 1 2014
     
TOM MACK 11 1986, 1988-89, 1992-99
JOHN MACKEY 5 1979, 1989-1992
JOHN MADDEN 2 1985, 2006
WELLINGTON MARA 2 1992, 1997
GINO MARCHETTI 1 1972
DAN MARINO 1 2005
Jim Marshall 1 2004
CURTIS MARTIN 2 2011-12
OLLIE MATSON 1 1972
BRUCE MATTHEWS 1 2007
DON MAYNARD 8 1980-87
MIKE McCORMACK 4 1981-84
RANDALL McDANIEL 2 2008-09
TOMMY McDONALD 2 1987, 1998
HUGH McELHENNY 1 1970
BOBBY MITCHELL 1 1983
RON MIX 1 1979
Art Modell 2 2002, 2013
ART MONK 8 2001-08
JOE MONTANA 1 2000
WARREN MOON 1 2006
LENNY MOORE 2 1974, 1975
Tony Morabito 1 1973
MIKE MUNCHAK 2 2000-01
ANTHONY MUÑOZ 1 1998
GEORGE MUSSO 1 1982
     
JOE NAMATH 3 1983-85
OZZIE NEWSOME 3 1997-99
RAY NITSCHKE 1 1978
CHUCK NOLL 1 1993
     
JONATHAN OGDEN 1 2013
MERLIN OLSEN 1 1982
JIM OTTO 1 1980
     
ALAN PAGE 2 1987, 1988
BILL PARCELLS 4 2001-02, 2012-13
ACE PARKER 1 1972
JIM PARKER 1 1973
WALTER PAYTON 1 1993
PETE PIHOS 1 1970
FRITZ POLLARD 1 2005
     
JOHN RANDLE 1 2010
ANDRE REED 8 2007-2014
MEL RENFRO 4 1993-96
JERRY RICE 1 2010
LES RICHTER 1 2011
JOHN RIGGINS 2 1991, 1992
JIM RINGO 7 1975-1981
WILLIE ROAF 2 2011-12
DAVE ROBINSON 1 2013
Johnny Robinson 6 1980-83, 1985-86
ANDY ROBUSTELLI 2 1970-71
DAN ROONEY 3 1998-2000
PETE ROZELLE 8 1977, 1979-1985
Lou Rymkus 1 1988
     
ED SABOL 1 2011
BOB ST. CLAIR 1 1990
BARRY SANDERS 1 2004
CHARLIE SANDERS 1 2007
DEION SANDERS 1 2011
WARREN SAPP 1 2013
GALE SAYERS 1 1977
JOE SCHMIDT 3 1971-73
TEX SCHRAMM 1 1991
LEE ROY SELMON 1 1995
SHANNON SHARPE 3 2009-2011
Will Shields 3 2012-14
Clark Shaughnessy 3 1970, 1975-76
BILLY SHAW 1 1999
ART SHELL 2 1988,1989
Donnie Shell 1 2002
DON SHULA 1 1997
O.J. SIMPSON 1 1985
MIKE SINGLETARY 1 1998
Duke Slater 2 1970, 1971
JACKIE SLATER 1 2001
BRUCE SMITH 1 2009
EMMITT SMITH 1 2010
JACKIE SMITH 2 1993-94
Mac Speedie 3 1970, 1972, 1983
Ken Stabler 3 1990, 1991, 2003
JOHN STALLWORTH 8 1994, 1996-2002
Dick Stanfel 2 1993, 2012
BART STARR 1 1977
ROGER STAUBACH 1 1985
JAN STENERUD 1 1991
DWIGHT STEPHENSON 5 1993, 1995-98
MICHAEL STRAHAN 2 2013-14
HANK STRAM 1 2003
LYNN SWANN 14 1988-2001
     
Paul Tagliabue 3 2007-09
FRAN TARKENTON 3 1984-86
CHARLEY TAYLOR 2 1983, 1984
JIM TAYLOR 4 1973-76
LAWRENCE TAYLOR 1 1999
DERRICK THOMAS 5 2005-09
EMMITT THOMAS 1 2008
THURMAN THOMAS 2 2006-07
ANDRE TIPPETT 2 2007-08
Y.A. TITTLE 2 1970-71
Jim Tyrer 1 1981
     
JOHNNY UNITAS 1 1979
GENE UPSHAW 1 1987
     
NORM VAN BROCKLIN 2 1970, 1971
     
DOAK WALKER 5 1972-74, 1976, 1986
BILL WALSH 2 1992, 1993
PAUL WARFIELD 1 1983
MIKE WEBSTER 2 1996, 1997
ROGER WEHRLI 2 2005, 2007
ARNIE WEINMEISTER 1 1984
RANDY WHITE 1 1994
REGGIE WHITE 1 2006
DAVE WILCOX 1 2000
RALPH WILSON, JR. 3 2001, 2003, 2009
AENEAS WILLIAMS 3 2012-14
BILL WILLIS 1 1977
LARRY WILSON 1 1978
KELLEN WINSLOW 3 1993-95
WILLIE WOOD 10 1977-1985, 1989
ROD WOODSON 1 2009
RAYFIELD WRIGHT 2 2004, 2006
     
RON YARY 6 1990, 1997-2001
George Young 3 2003-05
STEVE YOUNG 1 2005
JACK YOUNGBLOOD 8 1990-91, 1996-2001
     
GARY ZIMMERMAN 5 2003-04, 2006-08