Class of 2008 Preliminary Nominees - alphabetical

10/30/2007

 

Tony Boselli
Richard Dent
Karl Mecklenburg
Jay Novacek
Derrick Thomas
Name Position Years/Team(s)
K. S. “Bud” Adams, Jr. Owner 1960-Present Houston Oilers/Tennessee Oilers/Titans
Eric Allen CB 1988-1994 Philadelphia Eagles, 1995-1997 New Orleans Saints,1998-2001 Oakland Raiders
Ken Anderson QB 1971-1986 Cincinnati Bengals
Ottis Anderson RB 1979-1986 St. Louis Cardinals, 1986-1992 New York Giants
Steve Atwater S 1989-1999 Denver Broncos
Mark Bavaro TE 1985-1990 New York Giants, 1992 Cleveland Browns, 1993-1994 Philadelphia Eagles
Cornelius Bennett LB 1987-1995 Buffalo Bills, 1996-1998 Atlanta Falcons, 1999-2000 Indianapolis Colts
Matt Blair LB 1974-1985 Minnesota Vikings
Tony Bosselli^ T 1995-2002 Jacksonville Jaguars
Cliff Branch WR 1972-1985 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Gil Brandt Administrator 1960-1988 Dallas Cowboys, 1995-present National Football League
Robert Brazile LB 1975-1984 Houston Oilers
C.O. Brocato Scout 1968-Present Pittsburgh Steelers
Lomas Brown^ T

1985-1995 Detroit Lions, 1996-1998 Arizona Cardinals, 1999 Cleveland Browns, 2000-2001 New York Giants, 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Joey Browner S 1983-1991 Minnesota Vikings, 1992 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
LeRoy Butler S 1990-2001 Green Bay Packers
Leo Carlin Administrator

1960-Present Philadelphia Eagles

Harold Carmichael WR 1971-1983 Philadelphia Eagles, 1984 Dallas Cowboys
Cris Carter^ WR

1987-1989 Philadelphia Eagles, 1990-2001 Minnesota Vikings, 2002 Miami Dolphins

Ray CHildress DT/DE 1985-1995 Houston Oilers, 1996 Dallas Cowboys
Todd Christensen TE 1979 New York Giants, 1979-1988 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Dwight Clark WR 1979-1987 San Francisco 49ers
Gary Clark WR 1985-1992 Washington Redskins, 1993-1994 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 1995 Miami Dolphins
Raymond Clayborn CB 1977-1989 New England Patriots, 1990-1991 Cleveland Browns
Ben Coates TE 1991-1999 New England Patriots, 2000 Baltimore Ravens
Don Coryell Coach 1973-1977 St. Louis Cardinals, 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers
Jim Covert T 1983-1990 Chicago Bears
Roger Craig RB 1983-1990 San Francisco 49ers, 1991 Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-1993 Minnesota Vikings
Nolan Cromwell S 1977-1987 Los Angeles Rams
Randall Cunningham QB 1985-1995 Philadelphia Eagles, 1997-1999 Minnesota Vikings, 2000 Dallas Cowboys, 2001 Baltimore Ravens
Isaac Curtis WR 1973-1984 Cincinnati Bengals
Terrell Davis RB 1995-2001 Denver Broncos
Dermontti Dawson C 1988-2000 Pittsburgh Steelers
Fred Dean* DE 1975-1981 San Diego Chargers, 1981-1985 San Francisco 49ers
Ed DeBartolo, Jr. Owner 1979-1997 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
Kenny Easley S 1981-1987 Seattle Seahawks
Henry Ellard WR 1983-1993 Los Angeles Rams, 1994-1998 Washington Redskins, 1998 New England Patriots
Boomer Esiason QB

1984-1992, 1997 Cincinnati Bengals, 1993-1995 New York Jets, 1996 Arizona Cardinals

Tom Flores Coach 1979-1987 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-1994 Seattle Seahawks
Russ Francis TE 1975-1980, 1987-1988 New England Patriots, 1982-1987 San Francisco 49ers
Randy Gradishar LB 1974-1983 Denver Broncos
Darrell Green^ CB 1983-2002 Washington Redskins
Jacob Green DE 1980-1991 Seattle Seahawks, 1992 San Francisco 49ers
Roy Green WR 1979-1990 St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals, 1991-1992 Philadelphia Eagles
Kevin Greene LB (also DE) 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-1995 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-1999 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers
Russ Grimm* G 1981-1991 Washington Redskins
Ray Guy* P 1973-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Pat Haggerty Game Official

1965-1992 National Football League

Charles Haley DE/LB 1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-1996 Dallas Cowboys
Bob Harlan Administrator 1975-present Green Bay Packers
Ken Harvey LB 1988-1993 Phoenix Cardinals, 1994-1998 Washington Redskins
Lester Hayes CB 1977-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Jay Hilgenberg C 1981-1991 Chicago Bears, 1992 Cleveland Browns, 1993 New Orleans Saints
Kent Hill G/T 1979-1986 Los Angeles Rams, 1986-1987 Houston Oilers
Chris Hinton G/T 1983-1989 Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts, 1990-1993 Atlanta Falcons, 1994-1995 Minnesota Vikings
Kent Hull C 1986-1996 Buffalo Bills
Rickey Jackson LB 1981-1993 New Orleans Saints, 1994-1995 San Francisco 49ers
Joe Jacoby T 1981-1993 Washington Redskins
Jim Jeffcoat DE 1983-1994 Dallas Cowboys, 1995-1997 Buffalo Bills
Jimmy Johnson Coach 1989-1993 Dallas Cowboys, 1996-1999 Miami Dolphins
Brent Jones TE 1987-1997 San Francisco 49ers
Ed “Too Tall” Jones DE 1974-1978, 1980-1989 Dallas Cowboys
Jerry Jones Owner 1989-Present Dallas Cowboys
Mike Kenn T 1978-1994 Atlanta Falcons
Cortez Kennedy DT 1990-2000 Seattle Seahawks
Frank “Bucko” Kilroy Contributor 1962-1964 Washington Redskins, 1965-1970 Dallas Cowboys, 1971-1984 New England Patriots
Levon Kirkland^ LB

1992-2000 Pittsburgh Steelers, 2001 Seattle Seahawks, 2002 Philadelphia Eagles

Joe Klecko DE/DT/NT 1977-1987 New York Jets, 1988 Indianapolis Colts
Chuck Knox Coach 1973-1977 Los Angeles Rams, 1978-1982 Buffalo Bills, 1983-1991 Seattle Seahawks, 1992-1994 Los Angeles Rams
Bob Kuechenberg* G 1983-2001 Houston Oilers/Tennessee Oilers/Titans
Jim Lachey T

1985-1987 San Diego Chargers, 1988 Los Angeles Raiders, 1988-1992, 1994-1995 Washington Redskins 

Albert Lewis CB 1983-1993 Kansas City Chiefs, 1994-1998 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders
Nick Lowery K 1978 New England Patriots, 1980-1993 Kansas City Chiefs, 1994-1996 New York Jets
Wilber Marshall LB

1984-1987 Chicago Bears, 1988-1992 Washington Redskins, 1993 Houston Oilers, 1994 Arizona Cardinals, 1995 New York Jets

Clay Matthews LB 1978-1993 Cleveland Browns, 1994-1996 Atlanta Falcons
Mark May T/G/C

1981-1989 Washington Redskins, 1991 San Diego Chargers, 1992-1993 Phoenix Cardinals

Randall McDaniel G 1988-1999 Minnesota Vikings, 2000-2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Art McNally Game Official

1968-1991 National Football League

Karl Mecklenburg LB 1983-1994 Denver Broncos
Eric Metcalf^ RB/WR

1989-1994 Cleveland Browns, 1995-1996 Atlanta Falcons, 1997 San Diego Chargers, 1998 Arizona Cardinals, 1999 Carolina Panthers, 2001 Washington Redskins, 2002 Green Bay Packers

Sam Mills LB 1986-1994 New Orleans Saints, 1995-1997 Carolina Panthers
Art Modell Owner 1961-1995 Cleveland Browns, 1996-Present Baltimore Ravens
Art Monk* WR 1980-1993 Washington Redskins, 1994 New York Jets, 1995 Philadelphia Eagles
Herman Moore^ WR 1991-2001 Detroit Lions, 2002 New York Giants
Hardy Nickerson^ LB

1987-1992 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1993-1999 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2000-2001 Jacksonville Jaguars, 2002 Green Bay Packers

Jay Novacek TE 1985-1989 St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals, 1990-1995 Dallas Cowboys
Buddy Parker Coach 1949 Chicago Cardinals, 1951-1956 Detroit Lions, 1957-1964 Pittsburgh Steelers
Drew Pearson WR 1973-1983 Dallas Cowboys
Jim Plunkett QB 1971-1975 New England Patriots, 1976-1977 San Francisco 49ers, 1979-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Andre Reed* WR 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington Redskins
Dan Reeves Coach 1981-1992 Denver Broncos, 1993-1996 New York Giants, 1997-2003 Atlanta Falcons
Ken Riley CB 1969-1983 Cincinnati Bengals
Reggie Roby P 1983-1992 Miami Dolphins, 1993-1994 Washington Redskins, 1995 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1996-1997 Houston/Tennessee Oilers, 1998 San Francisco 49ers
Art Rooney, Jr. Administrator

1961-Present Pittsburgh Steelers

Ed Sabol NFL Films Founder – NFL Films
Steve Sabol NFL Films President – NFL Films
Clark Shaughnessy Coach 1944-1947 Washington Redskins, 1948-1949 Los Angeles Rams, 1951-1962 Chicago Bears
Donnie Shell S 1974-1987 Pittsburgh Steelers
Elbert Shelley DB/ST 1987-1996 Atlanta Falcons
Phil Simms QB 1979-1993 New York Giants, injured-1982
Fred Smerlas NT 1979-1989 Buffalo Bills, 1990 San Francisco 49ers, 1991-1992 New England Patriots
Ken Stabler QB 1970-1979 Oakland Raiders, 1980-1981 Houston Oilers, 1982-1984 New Orleans Saints
Pat Swilling LB/DE

1986-1992 New Orleans Saints, 1993-1994 Detroit Lions, 1995-1996, 1998 Oakland Raiders

Paul Tagliabue* Commissioner 1989-2006 National Football League
Darryl Talley LB 1983-1994 Buffalo Bills, 1995 Atlanta Falcons, 1996 Minnesota Vikings
Steve Tasker ST/WR 1985-1986 Houston Oilers, 1986-1997 Buffalo Bills
Joe Theismann QB 1974-1985 Washington Redskins
Derrick Thomas* LB 1989-1999 Kansas City Chiefs
Andre Tippett* LB 1982-1993 New England Patriots
Jim Tunney Game Official 1960-1991 National Football League
Jeff Van Note C 1969-1986 Atlanta Falcons
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
Richmond Webb^ T 1990-2000 Miami Dolphins, 2001-2002 Cincinnati Bengals
Danny White QB/P 1976-1988 Dallas Cowboys
Doug Williams QB 1978-1982 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1986-1989 Washington Redskins
Ralph Wilson, Jr. Owner 1959-Present Buffalo Bills
Steve Wisniewski G 1989-2001 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders
Ron Wolf Administrator 1991-2001 Green Bay Packers
Louis Wright CB 1975-1986 Denver Broncos
George Young Administrator 1968-1974 Baltimore Colts, 1975-1978 Miami Dolphins, 1979-1997 New York Giants, 1998-2001 National Football League
Ernie Zampese Assistant Coach

1976, 1979-1986 San Diego Chargers, 1977-1978 New York Jets, 1987-1993, 2002 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 1994-1997 Dallas Cowboys, 1998-1999 New England Patriots, 2004 Washington Redskins

Gary Zimmerman* T 1986-1992 Minnesota Vikings, 1993-1997 Denver Broncos
     
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