2007 Preliminary nominees - by position





Randy Gradishar
Michael Irvin
Thurman Thomas
Ken Anderson QB 1971-1986 Cincinnati Bengals
Randall Cunningham^ QB 1985-1995 Philadelphia Eagles, 1997-1999 Minnesota Vikings, 2000 Dallas Cowboys, 2001 Baltimore Ravens
Bernie Kosar QB 1985-1993 Cleveland Browns, 1993 Dallas Cowboys, 1994-1996 Miami Dolphins
Jim Plunkett QB 1971-1975 New England Patriots, 1976-1977 San Francisco 49ers, 1979-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Phil Simms QB 1979-1993 New York Giants, injured-1982
Brian Sipe QB 1974-1983 Cleveland Browns
Ken Stabler QB 1970-1979 Oakland Raiders, 1980-1981 Houston Oilers, 1982-1984 New Orleans Saints
Joe Theismann QB 1974-1985 Washington Redskins
Roger Craig RB 1983-1990 San Francisco 49ers, 1991 Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-1993 Minnesota Vikings
Terrell Davis RB 1995-2001 Denver Broncos
Greg Pruitt RB 1973-1981 Cleveland Browns, 1982-1984 Los Angeles Raiders
Thurman Thomas* RB 1988-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Miami Dolphins
Herschel Walker RB 1986-1989, 1996-1997 Dallas Cowboys, 1989-1991 Minnesota Vikings, 1992-1994 Philadelphia Eagles, 1995 New York Giants
Ricky Watters^ RB 1992-1994 San Francisco 49ers, 1995-1997 Philadelphia Eagles, 1998-2001 Seattle Seahawks
Cliff Branch WR 1972-1985 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Harold Carmichael WR 1971-1983 Philadelphia Eagles, 1984 Dallas Cowboys
Gary Clark WR 1985-1992 Washington Redskins, 1993-1994 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 1995 Miami Dolphins
Mark Clayton WR 1983-1992 Miami Dolphins, 1993 Green Bay Packers
Isaac Curtis WR 1973-1984 Cincinnati Bengals
Mark Duper WR 1982-1992 Miami Dolphins
Henry Ellard WR 1983-1993 Los Angeles Rams, 1994-1998 Washington Redskins, 1998 New England Patriots
Michael Irvin* WR 1988-1999 Dallas Cowboys
Art Monk* WR 1980-1993 Washington Redskins, 1994 New York Jets, 1995 Philadelphia Eagles
Drew Pearson WR 1973-1983 Dallas Cowboys
Andre Reed WR 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington Redskins
Mark Bavaro TE 1985-1990 New York Giants, 1992 Cleveland Browns, 1993-1994 Philadelphia Eagles
Todd Christensen TE 1979 New York Giants, 1979-1988 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Ben Coates TE 1991-1999 New England Patriots, 2000 Baltimore Ravens
Brent Jones TE 1987-1997 San Francisco 49ers
Steve Jordan TE 1982-1994 Minnesota Vikings
Jim Covert T 1983-1990 Chicago Bears
Dermontti Dawson C 1988-2000 Pittsburgh Steelers
Russ Grimm* G 1981-1991 Washington Redskins
Jay Hilgenberg C 1981-1991 Chicago Bears, 1992 Cleveland Browns, 1993 New Orleans Saints
Chris Hinton G/T 1983-1989 Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts, 1990-1993 Atlanta Falcons, 1994-1995 Minnesota Vikings
Kent Hull C 1986-1996 Buffalo Bills
Joe Jacoby T 1981-1993 Washington Redskins
Mike Kenn T 1978-1994 Atlanta Falcons
Bob Kuechenberg* G 1970-1984 Miami Dolphins, injured - 1984
Bruce Matthews^ G/T/C 1983-2001 Houston Oilers/Tennessee Oilers/Titans
Randall McDaniel^ G 1988-1999 Minnesota Vikings, 2000-2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Mark Stepnoski^ C/G 1989-1994, 1999-2001 Dallas Cowboys, 1995-1998 Houston/Tennessee Oilers/Titans
Jeff Van Note C 1969-1986 Atlanta Falcons
Steve Wisniewski G 1989-2001 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders
Gary Zimmerman* T 1986-1992 Minnesota Vikings, 1993-1997 Denver Broncos
Fred Dean DE 1975-1981 San Diego Chargers, 1981-1985 San Francisco 49ers
Richard Dent DE 1983-1993, 1995 Chicago Bears, 1994 San Francisco 49ers, 1996 Indianapolis Colts, 1997 Philadelphia Eagles
Chris Doleman DE/LB 1985-1993, 1999 Minnesota Vikings, 1994-1995 Atlanta Falcons, 1996-1998 San Francisco 49ers
Charles Haley DE/LB 1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-1996 Dallas Cowboys
Ed “Too Tall” Jones DE 1974-1978, 1980-1989 Dallas Cowboys
Joe Klecko DE/DT/NT 1977-1987 New York Jets, 1988 Indianapolis Colts
Dexter Manley DE 1981-1989 Washington Redskins, 1990 Phoenix Cardinals, 1991 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Charles Mann DE 1983-1993 Washington Redskins, 1994 San Francisco 49ers
Fred Smerlas NT 1979-1989 Buffalo Bills, 1990 San Francisco 49ers, 1991-1992 New England Patriots
Cornelius Bennett LB 1987-1995 Buffalo Bills, 1996-1998 Atlanta Falcons, 1999-2000 Indianapolis Colts
Robert Brazile LB 1975-1984 Houston Oilers
Randy Gradishar LB 1974-1983 Denver Broncos
Kevin Greene LB (also DE) 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-1995 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-1999 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers
Ken Harvey LB 1988-1993 Phoenix Cardinals, 1994-1998 Washington Redskins
Rickey Jackson LB 1981-1993 New Orleans Saints, 1994-1995 San Francisco 49ers
Clay Matthews LB 1978-1993 Cleveland Browns, 1994-1996 Atlanta Falcons
Karl Mecklenburg LB 1983-1994 Denver Broncos
Sam Mills LB 1986-1994 New Orleans Saints, 1995-1997 Carolina Panthers
John Offerdahl LB 1986-1993 Miami Dolphins
Darryl Talley LB 1983-1994 Buffalo Bills, 1995 Atlanta Falcons, 1996 Minnesota Vikings
Derrick Thomas* LB 1989-1999 Kansas City Chiefs
Andre Tippett LB 1982-1993 New England Patriots, injured - 1989
Eric Allen^ CB 1988-1994 Philadelphia Eagles, 1995-1997 New Orleans Saints, 1998-2001 Oakland Raiders
Steve Atwater S 1989-1999 Denver Broncos
Joey Browner S 1983-1991 Minnesota Vikings, 1992 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
LeRoy Butler^ S 1990-2001 Green Bay Packers
Raymond Clayborn CB 1977-1989 New England Patriots, 1990-1991 Cleveland Browns
Kenny Easley S 1981-1987 Seattle Seahawks
David Fulcher S 1986-1992 Cincinnati Bengals, 1993 Los Angeles Raiders
Lester Hayes CB 1977-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Carnell Lake^ S/CB 1989-1998 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1999 Jacksonville Jaguars, 2001 Baltimore Ravens
Albert Lewis CB 1983-1993 Kansas City Chiefs, 1994-1998 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders
Lemar Parrish CB 1970-1977 Cincinnati Bengals, 1978-1981 Washington Redskins, 1982 Buffalo Bills
Ken Riley CB 1969-1983 Cincinnati Bengals
Donnie Shell S 1974-1987 Pittsburgh Steelers
Roger Wehrli CB 1969-1982 St. Louis Cardinals
Louis Wright CB 1975-1986 Denver Broncos
Ray Guy P 1973-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Nick Lowery K 1978 New England Patriots, 1980-1993 Kansas City Chiefs, 1994-1996 New York Jets
Reggie Roby P 1983-1992 Miami Dolphins, 1993-1994 Washington Redskins, 1995 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1996-1997 Houston/Tennessee Oilers, 1998 San Francisco 49ers
Steve Tasker ST/WR 1985-1986 Houston Oilers, 1986-1997 Buffalo Bills
Don Coryell Coach 1973-1977 St. Louis Cardinals, 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers
Tom Flores Coach 1979-1987 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-1994 Seattle Seahawks
Jimmy Johnson Coach 1989-1993 Dallas Cowboys, 1996-1999 Miami Dolphins
Chuck Knox Coach 1973-1977 Los Angeles Rams, 1978-1982 Buffalo Bills, 1983-1991 Seattle Seahawks, 1992-1994 Los Angeles Rams
Buddy Parker Coach 1949 Chicago Cardinals, 1951-1956 Detroit Lions, 1957-1964 Pittsburgh Steelers
Dan Reeves Coach 1981-1992 Denver Broncos, 1993-1996 New York Giants, 1997-2003 Atlanta Falcons
Clark Shaughnessy Coach 1944-1947 Washington Redskins, 1948-1949 Los Angeles Rams, 1951-1962 Chicago Bears
Dick Vermeil Coach Philadelphia Eagles 1976-1982, St. Louis Rams 1997-1999, Kansas City Chiefs 2001-2005
K. S. “Bud” Adams, Jr. Owner 1960-Present Houston Oilers/Tennessee Oilers/Titans
Gil Brandt Administrator 1960-1988 Dallas Cowboys, 1995-present National Football League
C.O. Brocato Scout 1974-1976, 1981-present Houston Oilers/Tennessee Oilers/Titans
Joe Browne Contributor 1970-Present National Football League
Ed DeBartolo, Jr. Owner 1979-1997 San Francisco 49ers
Jerry Jones Owner 1989-Present Dallas Cowboys
Frank “Bucko” Kilroy Contributor 1962-1964 Washington Redskins, 1965-1970 Dallas Cowboys, 1971-1984 New England Patriots
Art Modell Owner 1961-1995 Cleveland Browns, 1996-2003 Baltimore Ravens
Bill Nunn Scout 1968-Present Pittsburgh Steelers
Lee Remmel Contributor 1974-Present Green Bay Packers
Ed Sabol NFL Films Founder – NFL Films
Steve Sabol NFL Films President – NFL Films
Rex Stuart Game Official 1984-Present National Football League
Paul Tagliabue Commissioner 1989-2006 National Football League
Ralph Wilson, Jr. Owner 1959-Present Buffalo Bills
Ron Wolf Administrator 1991-2001 Green Bay Packers
George Young Administrator 1968-1974 Baltimore Colts, 1975-1978 Miami Dolphins, 1979-1997 New York Giants, 1998-2001 National Football League
^ First year of eligibility  
* Finalist in 2006  

 2007 Preliminary Nominees Announced
2007 Preliminary Nominees, Alphabetical

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