Class of 2009 Preliminary Nominees - alphabetical

10/28/2008

Cris Carter
Joe Klecko
Bob Kuechenberg
 Derrick Thomas
Rod Woodson
Name Position Years/Team(s)
K.S. "Bud" Adams 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
Jessie Armstead^ LB 1993-2001 New York Giants, 2002-2003 Washington Redskins
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

Bobby Beathard Administrator 1966-1967 Kansas City Chiefs, 1968-1971 Atlanta Falcons, 1972-1977 Miami Dolphins, 1978-1988 Washington Redskins, 1990-1999 San Diego Chargers 
Tony Boselli 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. Brocatto Scout 1974-1976, 1981-present Houston Oilers/Tennessee Oilers/Tennessee Titans
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
Rich Camarillo P

1981-1987 New England Patriots, 1988 Los Angeles Rams, 1989-1993 Phoenix Cardinals, 1994-1995 Houston Oilers, 1996 Oakland Raiders

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

Larry Centers^ RB

1990-1998 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 1999-2000 Washington Redskins, 2001-2002 Buffalo Bills, 2003 New England Patriots

Wes Chandler WR

1978-1981 New Orleans Saints, 1981-1987 San Diego Chargers, 1988 San Francisco 49ers

Deron Cherry S 1981-1991 Kansas City Chiefs
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
Ramond Clayborn CB 1977-1989 New England Patriots, 1990-1991 Cleveland Browns
Ben Coates TE 1991-1999 New England Patriots, 2000 Baltimore Ravens
Jack Kent Cooke Owner 1974-1997 Washington Redskins
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
Randy Cross G/C 1976-1988 San Francisco 49ers
Isaac Curtis WR 1973-1984 Cincinnati Bengals
Dave Dalby C/G 1972-1985 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Terrell Davis RB 1995-2001 Denver Broncos
Dermontti Dawson C 1988-2000 Pittsburgh Steelers
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

Ray Donaldson C

1980-1992 Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts, 1993-1994 Seattle Seahawks, 1995-1996 Dallas Cowboys

Ben Dreith Official 1960-1990 National Football League
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
Irving Fryar WR

1984-1992 New England Patriots, 1993-1995 Miami Dolphins, 1996-1998 Philadelphia Eagles, 1999-2000 Washington Redskins

Roy Green WR 1979-1990 St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals, 1991-1992 Philadelphia Eagles
Kevin Greene LB/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
Carl Hairston DT/DE

1976-1983 Philadelphia Eagles, 1984-1989 Cleveland Browns, 1990 Phoenix Cardinals

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/C 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

Tom Jackson LB 1973-1986 Denver Broncos
Joe Jacoby T 1981-1993 Washington Redskins
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

Steve Jordan TE

1982-1994 Minnesota Vikings

Mike Kenn T 1978-1994 Atlanta Falcons
Cortez Kennedy DT 1990-2000 Seattle Seahawks
Lincoln Kennedy^ T/G 1993-1995 Atlanta Falcons, 1996-2003 Oakland Raiders
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/T

1970-1983 Miami Dolphins

Jim Lachey T

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

Henry Lawrence T/G

1974-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders

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

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

Steve McMichael DT

1980 New England Patriots, 1981-1993 Chicago Bears, 1994 Green Bay Packers

Karl Mecklenburg LB

1983-1994 Denver Broncos

Sam Mills LB 1986-1994 New Orleans Saints, 1995-1997 Carolina Panthers
Brian Mitchell^ RB/KR/PR

1990-1999 Washington Redskins, 2000-2002 Philadelphia Eagles, 2003 New York Giants

Art Modell Owner

1961-1995 Cleveland Browns, 1996-2003 Baltimore Ravens

Max Montoya G

1979-1989 Cincinnati Bengals, 1990-1994 Los Angeles Raiders

Herman Moore WR 1991-2001 Detroit Lions, 2002 New York Giants
Stanley Morgan WR 1977-1989 New England Patriots, 1990 Indianapolis Colts
Hardy Nickerson LB

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

Leslie O'Neal DE

1986, 1988-1995 San Diego Chargers, 1996-1997 St. Louis Rams, 1998-1999 Kansas City Chiefs

Buddy Parker Coach

1949 Chicago Cardinals, 1951-1956 Detroit Lions, 1957-1964 Pittsburgh Steelers

Jim Plunkett QB

1971-1975 New England Patriots, 1976-1977 San Francisco 49ers, 1979-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders

Marvin Powell T

1977-1985 New York Jets, 1986-1987 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Gregg Pruitt RB/KR/PR 1973-1981 Cleveland Browns, 1982-1984 Los Angeles Raiders
John Randle^ DT 1990-2000 Minnesota Vikings, 2001-2003 Seattle Seahawks
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
Eugene Robinson S

1985-1995 Seattle Seahawks, 1996-1997 Green Bay Packers, 1998-1999 Atlanta Falcons, 2000 Carolina Panthers

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

Shannon Sharpe^ TE 1990-1999, 2002-2003 Denver Broncos, 2000-2001 Baltimore Ravens
Sterling Sharpe WR 1988-1994 Green Bay Packers
Clark Shaughnessy Coach

1944-1947 Washington Redskins, 1948-1949 Los Angeles Rams, 1951-1962 Chicago Bears

Donnie Shell S 1974-1987 Pittsburgh Steelers
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
Bruce Smith^ DE 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000-2003 Washington Redskins
Chris Spielman LB 1988-1995 Detroit Lions, 1996-1997 Buffalo Bills
Ken Stabler QB

1970-1979 Oakland Raiders, 1980-1981 Houston Oilers, 1982-1984 New Orleans Saints

Art Still DE 1978-1987 Kansas City Chiefs, 1988-1989 Buffalo Bills
Dana Stubblefield^ DT

1993-1997 San Francisco 49ers, 1998-2000 Washington Redskins, 2001-2002 San Francisco 49ers, 2003 Oakland Raiders

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
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

Doug Williams QB 1978-1982 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1986-1989 Washington Redskins
Ralph Wilson Owner

1959-Present Buffalo Bills

Steve Wisniewski G 1989-2001 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders
Ron Wolf Administrator

1991-2001 Green Bay Packers

Darren Woodson^ S 1992-2003 Dallas Cowboys
Rod Woodson^ CB/S

1987-1996 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers, 1998-2001 Baltimore Ravens, 2002-2003 Oakland Raiders

Louis Wright CB 1975-1986 Denver Broncos
Frank Wycheck TE

1993-1994 Washington Redskins, 1995-2003 Houston/Tennessee Oiler/Titans

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 2008

 


 

 2009 Preliminary Nominees Announced
2009 Preliminary Nominees, By Position
Hayes, Humphrey named Senior Nominees
Selection Process

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