The complete list of modern-era candidates for the Class of 2014 consists of 126 nominees was announced exclusively during a one-hour special on NFL Network tonight.
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From the list, that includes 16 first-year eligible candidates, the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee will choose 25 candidates who will advance as semifinalist nominees. The list of 25 semifinalist nominees will be announced in late November. That semifinalist list will be further reduced by a mail ballot to 15 modern-era finalists and announced in early January.
The Class of 2014 will be selected from the list of the 15 modern-era finalists plus the two senior nominees (former Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders punter Ray Guy and former Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Claude Humphrey) who were selected last month by the Hall of Fame’s Senior Selection Committee.
The actual voting for the Class of 2014 will be conducted at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee’s annual meeting, which will be held in New York City on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, the day before Super Bowl XLVIII. The election results will be announced at a live announcement show that evening.
LIST OF MODERN-ERA NOMINEES FOR THE CLASS OF 2014
#First-year eligible; *Finalist in 2013
– 1993-2001 New England Patriots, 2002-04 Buffalo Bills, 2005-06 Dallas Cowboys
Played in 194 career games during 14-year career. Completed 3,839 of 6,717 pass attempts for 44,611 yards and 251 touchdowns. Named to four Pro Bowls and Second-Team All-AFC twice.
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– 1985-1995 Philadelphia Eagles, 1997-99 Minnesota Vikings, 2000 Dallas Cowboys, 2001 Baltimore Ravens
Named first- or second-team All-Pro four times and selected to play in four Pro Bowls during 16-year career. Racked up 29,979 yards and 201 touchdowns through the air, while adding 4,928 yards and 35 touchdowns on the ground.
– 1986 Chicago Bears, 1987-89, 2005 New England Patriots, 1998-2000 Buffalo Bills, 2001-04 San Diego Chargers.
Played in 91 games during 12-year NFL career. Completed 1,177 of 2,151 for 14,715 and 86 touchdowns. Added 1,634 yards and 10 touchdowns rushing on 338 carries. Selected to one Pro Bowl.
– 1997-98 Washington Redskins; 1999-2000, 2008 St. Louis Rams, 2001-06 Kansas City Chiefs, 2007 Miami Dolphins
Battled back from serious knee injuries to play 11 seasons in the NFL, three of which passed for more than 4,000 yards. A two-time Pro Bowler, led the Chiefs to a 13-3 record and the AFC West Division title in 2003.
– 1995-2005 Houston/Tennessee Oilers/Titans. 2006-07 Baltimore Ravens
Completed 2,733 of 4,544 passes for 31,304 yards and 174 touchdowns during 13-year playing career. Added 3,590 yards and 37 touchdowns on the ground. Selected to two Pro Bowls. Named the NFL’s MVP in 2003.
– 1979-1993 New York Giants
Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XXI. Completed 2,576 of 4,647 passes for 33,462 yards and 199 touchdowns. Was named first-team All-Pro in 1986 and selected to two Pro Bowls during 14-year career.
– 2000-07 Seattle Seahawks, 2008 Washington Redskins
Seahawks all-time TD leader (112) and rushed for 9,453 yards during nine-year career. Named league MVP in 2005 after ran for a league-high 1,880 yards and scored then-NFL record 28 TDs.
– 1979-1986 St. Louis Cardinals, 1986-1992 New York Giants
MVP of Super Bowl XXV. Named first-team All-Pro and All-NFC once and voted to two Pro Bowls. Rushed for 10,273 yards and 81 touchdowns, and caught 376 passes for 3,062 yards and 5 TDs in 14-season career.
– 1997-2006 New York Giants
Rushed for more than 1,500 yards in each of last three seasons of 10-year career and amassed a career total of 10,449 yards. Added 5,183 yards on 586 receptions. Voted to two Pro Bowls and named All-Pro once.
– 1993-95 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 1996-2005 Pittsburgh Steelers
Played on five division championship teams and member of Super Bowl XL champions. Named All-Pro twice and voted to six Pro Bowls. Rushed for career total of 13,662 yards, fifth most at retirement, and caught 200 passes for 1,449 yards.
– 1990-98 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 1999-2000 Washington Redskins, 2001-02 Buffalo Bills, 2003 New England Patriots
Set then-record for career receptions and receiving yards by a running back that included a single-season record of 101 catches in 1995. Named All-Pro once and voted to three Pro Bowls. Retired with 827 catches for 6,797 yards, and rushed for 2,188 yards on 615 carries in 198 career games.
– 1983-1990 San Francisco 49ers, 1991 Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-93 Minnesota Vikings
First player in NFL history to have 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in same season. Named All-Pro once, voted to four Pro Bowls, and won three Super Bowls. Career totals included 8,189 yards rushing and 566 catches for 4,911 yards.
– 1996-2002 Washington Redskins, 2003-05 Carolina Panthers, 2006 St. Louis Rams
Rushed for 8,052 yards and scored 65 TDs during 11-season career. Recorded four 1,000-yard seasons over five-season span. Voted to three Pro Bowls and named All-NFC and Second-Team All-Pro in 1999.
– 1995-2001 Denver Broncos
Recorded four straight 1,000-yard seasons to start career including 2,000-yard season. Named All-Pro and voted to Pro Bowl three straight times. Played on back-to-back Super Bowl champions and was named MVP of Super Bowl XXXII. Picked to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of 1990s.
– 1997-2001, 2008 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2002-07 Atlanta Falcons
Possessed game-breaking speed and quickness as a runner and receiver. Three-time Pro Bowler, ran for 10,967 yards and 510 receptions for 4,443 yards during 12-year career.
– 1996-2003 Houston/Tennessee Oilers/Titans, 2004 Dallas Cowboys
Rushed for 1,000 yards seven times in nine-season career. In all, rushed for 10,441 yards and scored 68 TDs and 2,227 yards on 268 receptions and 10 touchdowns.
– 1997-2000 Baltimore Ravens, 2001-05, 2007 Kansas City Chiefs
Set then-NFL record with 27 rushing touchdowns in 2003. In all, rushed for 8,172 yards and scored 86 TDs in 11-season career. Had 339 catches and 8 receiving touchdowns. Named All-Pro and voted to Pro Bowl three straight years.
(also PR/KR) – 1989-1994 New York Giants, 1995-97 New England Patriots, 1998 New York Jets
Twice named All-Pro as a punt returner, played on five divisional championship teams and won one Super Bowl. Multi-faceted running back who had 336 career catches and amassed nearly 14,000 all-purpose yards during 10 NFL seasons.
(also WR/PR/KR) – 1989-1994 Cleveland Browns, 1995-96 Atlanta Falcons, 1997 San Diego Chargers, 1998 Arizona Cardinals, 1999 Carolina Panthers, 2001 Washington Redskins, 2002 Green Bay Packers
Accumulated more than 17,000 all-purpose yards during 13-season NFL career. Twice named All-Pro and voted to three Pro Bowls as kick returner. Career total included 541 receptions. Led NFL once in kickoff return yardage, punt return yardage and punt return average.
– 1986-89, 1996-97 Dallas Cowboys, 1989-1991 Minnesota Vikings, 1992-94 Philadelphia Eagles, 1995 New York Giants
Versatile player who racked up more than 18,000 all-purpose yards during 12 seasons. Recorded two 1,000-yard rushing seasons and accumulated 512 career receptions. Also averaged 23.6 yards per kickoff return over career. Voted to two Pro Bowls.
– 1992-94 San Francisco 49ers, 1995-97 Philadelphia Eagles, 1998-2001 Seattle Seahawks
Played on four divisional title and one Super Bowl championship team. Rushed for 10,643 career yards and topped 1,000-yard mark seven times. Also added 467 career catches for 4,248 yards. Selected to five Pro Bowls.
(also KR) – 1988-2003 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Nine-time Pro Bowl selection. Recorded 1,094 receptions for 14,934 yards and 100 touchdowns during 17-year career. Added 3,320 yards on punt returns, 1,235 yards on kickoffs and 190 rushing yards for 19,679 career yards.
– 1985-1992 Washington Redskins, 1993-94 Phoenix /Arizona Cardinals, 1995 Miami Dolphins
Two-time Super Bowl Champion caught 699 passes for 10,856 yards and 65 touchdowns during 11 playing seasons. Named to four Pro Bowls and selected first-team All-Pro twice (1987, 1991).
– 1983-1992 Miami Dolphins, 1993 Green Bay Packers
Compiled 8,974 yards on 582 receptions and 84 touchdowns during 11-year career. Selected to five Pro Bowls and led the league in touchdown receptions in both 1984 (18) and 1988 (14).
(also PR) – 1983-1993 Los Angeles Rams, 1994-98 Washington Redskins, 1998 New England Patriots
Three-time first-team All-Pro selection. Played in 228 games and recorded 814 receptions for 13,777 yards and 65 touchdowns in 16 seasons. Returned 135 punts for 1,527 yards and four touchdowns. Named to three Pro Bowls.
– 1996-2008 Indianapolis Colts
A six-time first-team All-Pro selection and named to eight Pro Bowls. Led NFL in receiving two seasons. Finished career with 1,102 receptions for 14,580 yards and 128 touchdowns. Set single-season mark with 143 catches, 2002.
– 1996-99 New York Jets, 2000-03 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2004-05 Dallas Cowboys, 2006 Carolina Panthers
Recorded 70 or more receptions in nine seasons. Totaled 814 receptions, 10,571 receiving yards and 64 receiving touchdowns during 11-season career. Named to Pro Bowl three times.
– 1991, 2007 Washington Redskins, 1992-95 Cleveland Browns, 1996-2001 Jacksonville Jaguars, 2002-03 Tampa Bay Buccaneeers, 2004-06 San Diego Chargers
Career receiving totals include 883 receptions, 11,373 yards and 63 touchdowns during 17 seasons. Selected to two Pro Bowls. Recorded 70 receptions in a season seven times.
– 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington Redskins
Helped lead Bills to unprecedented four straight Super Bowls. Seven-time Pro Bowl selection, caught 951 receptions for 13,198 yards and 87 touchdowns in 16 seasons. All-Conference four times and Second-Team All-Pro three consecutive seasons.
– 1988-1994 Green Bay Packers
Three-time first-team All-Pro and five-time Pro Bowl selection. Led the NFL in receptions three times in seven seasons. Finished career with 595 receptions, 8,134 receiving yards and 65 touchdowns.
– 1992 Dallas Cowboys, 1995-2005 Jacksonville Jaguars
In 12 playing seasons, amassed 862 receptions, 12,287 receiving yards and 67 receiving touchdowns. Led the NFL in receptions in 1999 and was selected to the Pro Bowl five times.
– 1995-2006 Denver Broncos
Two-time Super Bowl champion and three-time Pro Bowl selection. Recorded 849 receptions for 11,389 yards and 68 touchdowns during 183 games over 12 playing seasons. Totaled eight career 1,000-yard receiving seasons including six straight.
– 1985-1990 New York Giants, 1992 Cleveland Browns, 1993-94 Philadelphia Eagles
Recorded 351 receptions for 4,733 yards and 39 touchdowns during 126 games in nine seasons. Two-time first-team All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection and won two Super Bowl championships.
On Aug. 21, the Hall of Fame's Seniors Committee nominated Ray Guy (left) and Claude Humphrey. They are automatic finalists who will be joined by 15 modern-era nominees for consideration for election.
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– T – 1996-2007 Cincinnati Bengals, 2008 Baltimore Ravens
Played in a total of 195 games with a string of 116 straight starts. Named to four Pro Bowls from 2004-07 and selected first-team All-Pro three seasons 2004-06.
– T – 1995-2001 Jacksonville Jaguars, 2002 Houston Texans (injured reserve)
Played in 91 career games over seven playing seasons. Selected to five Pro Bowls and named first-team All-Pro three straight seasons (1997-99).
– T – 1985-1995 Detroit Lions, 1996-98 Arizona Cardinals, 1999 Cleveland Browns, 2000-01 New York Giants, 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Named to the Pro Bowl seven consecutive times over an 18-year career. Selected as a first- or second-team All-Pro six times. Played in 263 career games, winning four division, two conference and one Super Bowl championships.
– T – 1983-1990 Chicago Bears
Helped the Bears to six division, one conference and one Super Bowl championships during eight-year career. Played in 111 career games. Named first-team All-Pro twice and selected to two Pro Bowls.
– C – 1981-1991 Chicago Bears, 1992 Cleveland Browns, 1993 New Orleans Saints
Seven-time Pro Bowl selection during 13 playing seasons. Named first-team All-Pro three times and All-NFC seven consecutive seasons (1985-1991). Played in 188 career games.
– G/T – 1983-89 Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts, 1990-93 Atlanta Falcons, 1994-95 Minnesota Vikings
Selected first- or second-team All-Pro five times as both a guard and a tackle. Named to the Pro Bowl seven and All-Conference six times during 13-year career. Played in 177 games.
– C – 1986-1996 Buffalo Bills
Helped lead the Bills to six division and four conference championships. Selected first-team All-Pro three times and named to three Pro Bowl teams. During 11 seasons, played in 170 games and a full 16-game schedule nine times.
– T – 1981-1993 Washington Redskins
Three-time first-team All-Pro helped the Redskins win four division, four conference and three Super Bowl championships. Played in a total of 170 games and named to four Pro Bowls during 13 seasons.
– T – 1997-2008 Seattle Seahawks
A nine-time Pro Bowler and six-time All-Pro during 12-year career. Played in a total of 180 games while helping the Seahawks to five division titles and one conference championship.
– T – 1978-1994 Atlanta Falcons
Over 17 seasons, played 251 games which is the most in Falcons history. Named first-team All-Pro three times and All-NFC five times. Selected to play in five consecutive Pro Bowls.
– T – 1985-87 San Diego Chargers, 1988 Los Angeles Raiders, 1988-1992, 1994-95 Washington Redskins
Named to the Pro Bowl three times and played in a total of 131 games during 10 seasons. Selected first-team All-Pro three times and All-Conference four times.
– C – 1983-1994 Los Angeles Raiders
Helped the Raiders to three division titles, one conference championship and one Super Bowl victory over 12-year career. Played in 173 games and was named first-team All-Pro once. Selected to play in three Pro Bowls.
– C – 1994-2007 Denver Broncos
Played in 194 total games during a 14-year career. Helped lead the Broncos to three division, two conference and two Super Bowl titles. Selected to five Pro Bowls and named first-team All-Pro three times.
– G – 1986-1998 Dallas Cowboys, 1999 Carolina Panthers
During 198- game, 14-season career, teams won six division, three conference and three Super Bowl titles. Named to six Pro Bowls, selected first-team All-Pro twice and All-NFC four times.
– G – 1993-2006 Kansas City Chiefs
Named to Pro Bowl 12 consecutive times. Played in a total of 224 games over 14 seasons, never missing a game. Selected first-team All-Pro three times and All-AFC seven times.
– G – 1989-2001 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders
Played in 207 games missing only two games during a 13-year career. Named to eight Pro Bowls and selected first- or second-team All-Pro as well as All-AFC seven times.
– DT – 1987-1991 Philadelphia Eagles
A dominant figure on defensive line. Earned two All-Pro, All-NFC, and Pro Bowl selections. Promising career cut short in 1992 when killed in car accident.
– DE/LB – 1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-96 Dallas Cowboys
One of the most gifted pass rushers of era. Only player in NFL history to win five Super Bowls. Registered 10 or more sacks six times during 12 playing seasons.
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– DE – 1974-78, 1980-89 Dallas Cowboys
Played 224 games during 15 seasons and never missed a game except for the 1979 season when he boxed. A dominant passer rusher for the Cowboys’ “Doomsday Defense,” earned three Pro Bowl selections.
– DE – 1981-89 Washington Redskins, 1990 Phoenix Cardinals, 1991 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
One of most feared pass rushers of the 1980s. During a four-year span between 1983 and ’86, logged 57.5 sacks. Key contributor during two Redskins championship teams. Finished 11-season career with 97.5 QB takedowns.
– DE – 1983-1993 Washington Redskins, 1994 San Francisco 49ers
A mainstay on the defensive line throughout 12-year career, had four seasons in which recorded 10 or more sacks. A four-time Pro Bowler, helped the Redskins to three Super Bowl victories.
– DT/NT – 1980 New England Patriots, 1981-1993 Chicago Bears, 1994 Green Bay Packers
One of the most durable lineman of era, played 213 games during 15-year career. A three-time All-Pro choice, ecorded 95.5 overall sacks and three safeties.
– NT – 1979-1989 Buffalo Bills, 1990 San Francisco 49ers, 1991-92 New England Patriots
One of first great nose tackles, anchored the Buffalo Bills “Bermuda Triangle” defense in the early-1980s. A three-time All-Pro choice, earned five Pro Bowl selections.
– DE – 1993-2007 New York Giants
Set NFL single-season record with 22.5 sacks in 2001 and finished 15 playing seasons with 141.5 QB drops. Selected to seven Pro Bowls and a five-time All-Pro choice.
– DT/NT – 1991-93 San Francisco 49ers, 1994 Denver Broncos, 1995-2000 Buffalo Bills, 2001-02 Chicago Bears, 2003 New England Patriots, 2004-05 Oakland Raiders, 2006-07 Cleveland Browns
A four-time Pro Bowl choice and All-Pro selection in 2001, played in 236 games during 17-year career. A regular anchor on the defensive line, logged a total of 34.5 sacks and one safety.
– DE – 1994-2007 San Francisco 49ers
One of the most disruptive defensive players during 14-year career. Named to four Pro Bowls, two All-Pro teams and Comeback Player of the Year, 1999
– 1987-1995 Buffalo Bills, 1996-98 Atlanta Falcons, 1999-2000 Indianapolis Colts
Won eight division and five conference championships during 14 seasons. The 1991 Defensive Player of the Year. Three-time All-Pro and five-time Pro Bowl selection with 71.5 career sacks.
– 1995-2008 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Named to Pro Bowl 11 times in 14-year career and selected first-team All-Pro six seasons. Played on four division championship and one Super Bowl winning team. Recorded 25 career interceptions, six of which were returned for TDs.
– 1996-2008 New England Patriots
Leader of Patriots defense for 13-season, 189-game career. Voted to one Pro Bowl, recorded 30.5 sacks, intercepted 12 passes. Played on eight division title teams and three Super Bowl champions.
(also DE) – 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers
Retired after 15-season career as NFL’s third all-time leading sacker (160). A member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s and five-time Pro Bowler. Had 10 seasons with 10 or more sacks.
– 1988-1993 Phoenix Cardinals, 1994-98 Washington Redskins
A two-time All-Pro choice and was selected to four straight Pro Bowls (1995-98). Recorded 89.0 sacks and one safety during 11-year career.
– 1978-1993 Cleveland Browns, 1994-96 Atlanta Falcons
When retired after 19 seasons, had played more games (278) than any other linebacker in NFL history and third most all-time. Selected to four Pro Bowls and one All-Pro team.
– 1983-1994 Denver Broncos
Accumulated 70.0 sacks, five interceptions, two fumble recoveries for a TD, and one safety during 12-year career. A six-time Pro Bowl selection and an All-Pro choice four seasons.
(also DE) –1994-2005 New England Patriots, 2006-08 Cleveland Browns
Recorded 86 sacks in 212-game career that spanned 15 seasons. A two-time Pro Bowl pick, was member of six divisional championship teams and won three Super Bowls (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX).
– LB – 1986-1994 New Orleans Saints, 1995-97 Carolina Panthers
A long-time leader on defense, earned five Pro Bowl selections and three first-team All-Pro nods. Accumulated 20.5 career sacks, 11 interceptions and three fumble recoveries for a TD.
– LB – 1983-1994 Buffalo Bills, 1995 Atlanta Falcons, 1996 Minnesota Vikings
Key contributor of the Bills defense for 13 seasons. Played in 216 games in 15 total seasons. Logged career numbers of 38.5 sacks and 12 interceptions. A two-time Pro Bowl and All-Pro choice.
– 1996-2007 Miami Dolphins, 2008 Dallas Cowboys
Named first-team All-Pro five times, second-team All-Pro two seasons and elected to seven Pro Bowls. Topped 100 tackles in each of first 11 seasons and recorded 17 interceptions during 184-game career.
– CB – 1988-1994 Philadelphia Eagles, 1995-97 New Orleans Saints, 1998-2001 Oakland Raiders
A six-time Pro Bowl choice, recorded 54 interceptions for 826 yards and 8 touchdowns during 14 seasons. Selected first- or second-team All-Pro three times and first- or second-team All-NFC five times. Played 217 games.
– S – 1989-1998 Denver Broncos, 1999 New York Jets
Recorded 24 interceptions for 408 yards, 8 touchdowns and 5 sacks during 11-year, 167-game career. Selected to play in eight Pro Bowls, named first- or second-team All-Pro four times and All-AFC six times. Helped lead teams to four division, three conference and two Super Bowl titles.
– S – 1983-1991 Minnesota Vikings, 1992 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10-year pro, registered 37 career interceptions for 465 yards, 3 touchdowns and 9.5 sacks in 145 games. Selected as first-team All-Pro four straight seasons and named to six Pro Bowls.
– S – 1990-2001 Green Bay Packers
Totaled 38 interceptions for 533 yards and 1 touchdown during 12-year career. Recorded 20.5 sacks in 181 games and was named to four Pro Bowls. Selected first-team All-Pro four times.
– S – 1994-2002 San Diego Chargers, 2003-08 New England Patriots
Retired as the NFL’s all-time leader in sacks for a defensive back (30.5). Tallied 34 interceptions over 15 seasons that included six divisions, four conference, and two Super Bowl championships.
– CB – 1983-1993 Kansas City Chiefs, 1994-98 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders
Played in 225 games over 16 seasons. Earned two All-Pro and three All-AFC nods and four Pro Bowl selections.
– S – 1993-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2004-07 Denver Broncos
One of the most decorated safeties in history, nine Pro Bowls at the position is second only to Hall of Famer Ken Houston. Registered 26 interceptions and three All-Pro and All-Conference selections during 15-year career.
– CB – 1997-2005 Miami Dolphins, 2006-08 New York Giants
Earned four Pro Bowl, three All-AFC, and two All-Pro selections during 12-year career. Stole 20 passes in three-year period (1998-2000). Finished career with 38 total interceptions.
– CB – 1998-2004 Miami Dolphins, 2005-08 Kansas City Chiefs
Played both corners and intercepted 37 passes in 11-season career. Named first-team All-Pro in back-to-back years (2002-03) and voted to three straight Pro Bowls.
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