Class of 2012 announced!

02/04/2012

The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee held its annual election meeting today and elected six individuals to the Class of 2012. Bringing the total number of members in the Hall of Fame to 273 are cornerback Jack Butler, center Dermontti Dawson, defensive end/linebacker Chris Doleman, defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy, running back Curtis Martin, and tackle Willie Roaf.

Today’s annual selection meeting was held in Indianapolis, site of Super Bowl XLVI. The newest members of the Hall of Fame were selected from a list of 17 finalists who had been determined earlier by the Selection Committee.

Butler, a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1950s, intercepted 52 passes, four of which he returned for scores, in his nine-season career with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Dawson, a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s, was named to the Pro Bowl seven straight seasons and was an All-Pro selection six consecutive years. The NFL Alumni’s Offensive Lineman of the Year in 1996, Dawson played in 184 career games for the Steelers.

Doleman racked up 150.5 career sacks in his 15-season career which ranked fourth all-time when he retired. He had 10 or more sacks in a season eight times.

Kennedy, the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year in 1992, earned eight Pro Bowl berths and was named first-team All-Pro three straight seasons. He was also named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s.

Martin rushed for 1,000 yards in each of his first 10 NFL seasons. He retired as the game’s fourth all-time leading rusher with 14,101 yards and had 90 rushing touchdowns.

Roaf, a seven-time, first-team All-NFL choice, starred for nine seasons with the New Orleans Saints and four years with the Kansas City Chiefs. In all, he played in 189 career games and was voted to 11 Pro Bowls.

The 2012 class will be formally enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. The Enshrinement Ceremony takes place at Fawcett Stadium in Canton and will be televised live by both NFL Network and ESPN.

The annual NFL/Hall of Fame Game which kicks off the NFL’s preseason will be played on Sunday, Aug. 5 and broadcast live by NBC. Teams have not yet been announced.

The Enshrinement Ceremony is the marquee event of the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival which consists of 18 public events over an 11-day period.

Individual enshrinement tickets and Festival Fan & Travel Packages are on sale now.

PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2012


JACK BUTLER
Cornerback … 6-1, 200 … St. Bonaventure … 1951-59 Pittsburgh Steelers … Nine seasons, 103 games … Undrafted free agent … Established himself as one of game’s most effective cornerbacks … Ranked as NFL’s second all-time leading interceptor when he retired following 1959 season ... Known as a great tackler, showed knack for finding football in rookie campaign when he registered five interceptions … Following season led all Steelers with seven interceptions … Had nine interceptions a season later (1953) including record-tying four interceptions in game vs. Redskins … Following season added four more interceptions, two he returned for touchdowns, an NFL record at time … Despite 25 interceptions in first four seasons, accolades eluded Butler … Oddly, first of four Pro Bowl nods came following 1955 season, only year he failed to intercept a pass … In sixth season (1956), selected as second-team All-NFL choice … In 1957 picked off career-best 10 passes tying league lead and was named first-team All-NFL … Had nine interceptions in 1958 and two interceptions in 1959 and was voted first-team All-NFL in each of those seasons … Suffered career-ending leg injury late in 1959 season … Career totals include: 52 interceptions for 827 yards, and four pick-sixes … Also had four touchdown receptions and returned one fumble for a score ... Was named to NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1950s … Born November 12, 1927 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. BIO>>>

DERMONTTI DAWSON
Center … 6-2, 288 … Kentucky … 1988-2000 Pittsburgh Steelers … 13 playing seasons, 184 games … Steelers’ second-round draft pick (44th player overall), 1988 NFL Draft … Second-team All-SEC at Kentucky … Started five of eight games played as a rookie at right guard … Missed eight weeks at midseason with knee injury … Became starting center in 1989 replacing future Hall of Famer Mike Webster … Doubled as team’s long snapper, 1988-1993 … Named Co-AFC Offensive Lineman of the Year (with Richmond Webb) by NFL Players Association, 1993 … Selected as NFL Alumni Offensive Lineman of the Year, 1996 … Played in 170 consecutive games before streak ended in 1999 due to hamstring injury … His exceptional speed and strength enabled him to do things not typical of a center … Named first-team All-Pro six consecutive years (1993-98) … Selected to play in seven consecutive Pro Bowls (1993-99) … Anchor on offensive line that led Steelers to five AFC Central Division championships and one AFC championship … Born June 17, 1965 in Lexington, Kentucky. BIO>>>

CHRIS DOLEMAN
Defensive End/Linebacker … 6-5, 270 … Pittsburgh … 1985-1993, 1999 Minnesota Vikings, 1994-95 Atlanta Falcons, 1996-98 San Francisco 49ers … 15 playing seasons … 232 games … Selected by Vikings in 1st round (4th player overall) in 1985 draft … Drafted as linebacker, moved to starting defensive end position final three games of second season … Tallied team-high 11 sacks in 1987… First of six sack titles with Vikings … Named All-NFL, All-NFC and voted to first Pro Bowl in 1987 ... Finest season came in 1989, led NFL with 21 sacks, one shy of single-season record at time … In 1992, named NFC’s Defensive Player of the Year when he recorded 14.5 sacks and 64 tackles, returned interception for touchdown, forced six fumbles, recovered three fumbles, and had safety … Spent two seasons with Atlanta (1994-95) three with the San Francisco (1996-98) … Returned to Vikings for final season, 1999 … His 150.5 sacks was NFL’s fourth best at time of retirement … Tied for third in the NFL Record Book with eight seasons 10 or more sacks … Also intercepted eight passes returning two for touchdowns; recorded two safeties; and scored touchdown on a fumble recovery during career … Named to eight Pro Bowls; first-team All-Pro in 1987, 1989, 1992 and first-team All-NFC four times … A member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of 1990s … Born October 16, 1961 in Indianapolis, Indiana. BIO>>>

CORTEZ KENNEDY
Defensive Tackle … 6-3, 298 … Northwest Mississippi Community College; Miami (FL) … 1990-2000 Seattle Seahawks … 11 playing seasons, 167 games … Seahawks 1st round draft pick (3rd player overall), 1990 NFL Draft … First Team All-America choice at Miami in 1989 … Extremely durable, played in 167 of possible 176 games … Injury ended streak of 116 straight games played and club record 100 consecutive games started … Named first-team All-Rookie by PFWA … Voted to a team-record eight Pro Bowls (1992-97, 1999, 2000) … Named first-team (1992, 1993, 1994) or second-team (1991, 1996) All-Pro five times … Named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1992 while playing for a 2-14 team … That season led all interior linemen with 14 sacks and career best 92 tackles; had four forced fumbles; recovered fumble and batted down two passes … Recorded one of finest seasons in 1999 recording 73 tackles, 6.5 sacks, intercepting two passes, helping Seahawks reach playoffs for first time since 1988 … In all, registered 58 sacks, intercepted three passes and scored one touchdown on fumble recovery during career … He twice led the team in sacks (1992 and 1995) … Born August 23, 1968 in Osceola, Arkansas. BIO>>>

CURTIS MARTIN
Running Back … 5-11, 207 … Pittsburgh … 1995-97 New England Patriots, 1998-2005 New York Jets … 11 playing seasons, 168 games … New England Patriots third round draft pick (74th player overall) of 1995 draft … Although missed most of senior season with ankle injury, showed no effects during rookie season … Ran 30 yards on first NFL carry, scored game-winning touchdown and became first Patriots player to rush for 100 yards in pro debut … Had rookie-record-tying nine 100-yard games … Finished year as AFC’s leading rusher; 1,487 yards, 14 touchdowns … Named Rookie of the Year, voted to first of five Pro Bowls … Joined Hall of Famer Barry Sanders as only runners ever to start careers with 10 straight 1,000-yard seasons … Led his team in rushing in each of his 11 seasons … Had finest year in 2004 with career-high 1,697 yards winning his lone NFL rushing title … Also tied career-high nine games with 100-plus yards rushing … Suffered knee injury in final year snapping streak of 119 consecutive starts that kept him from reaching 1,000-yard mark for only time in career … First- or second-team All-Pro 1999, 2001, 2004 … Retired as NFL’s fourth all-time leading rusher; 14,101 yards on 3,518 carries, 90 rushing touchdowns ... Rushed for 100-plus yards 56 times ... Caught 484 passes for 3,329 yards and 10 touchdowns … His 17,421 combined net yards placed him 10th all-time … Born May 1, 1973 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. BIO>>>

WILLIE ROAF
Tackle … 6-5, 300 … Louisiana Tech … 1993-2001 New Orleans Saints, 2002-05 Kansas City Chiefs … 13 seasons, 189 games … Selected by New Orleans in 1st round (8th player overall) of 1993 draft … First offensive lineman selected … Started all 16 games at right tackle, did not miss offensive snap during first season earning All-Rookie honors ... Following year switched to left tackle and was voted to first of 11 Pro Bowls, named first-team All-Pro, All-NFC, and NFLPA’s NFC Offensive Lineman of the Year for first of two consecutive seasons ... Played nine seasons in New Orleans, starting 131 regular season games … Also started two playoff games including franchise’s first-ever postseason win, a 31-28 victory over defending Super Bowl champion St. Louis Rams in 2000 NFC Wild Card Game … Knee injury shortened 2001 season to just seven games … Traded by the Saints to Chiefs in exchange for a third-round draft pick ... Rebounded from injury to regain form and earned All-Pro honors in three of four seasons with Chiefs … Was a key part of Kansas City’s offensive line that helped Chiefs lead NFL in points scored in 2002, 2003 ... Team also led AFC in total yards in 2003 and NFL in 2004, 2005 … Was named first-team All-Pro seven times (1994-96, 2000, 2003-05), All-NFC six times, and All-AFC three times … A member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s … Born April 18, 1970 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. BIO>>>


Recent Comments
  • CoalMinersHobby52 - June 26 2012 04:13 AM

    I believe with RamFan about an All-Decade Team member that's still living will be great for the Hall! 10 years of dominance should be enough and bringing era's together is absolutely great! Chris Hanburger's induction last year was incredible. If anybody missed that its worth checking out. I personally believe its a great class! Carter might be missing out for drug use, Brown probably won't go before Carter. Willie Roaf, Johnathan Ogden, and Willie Shields are my 1,2,3, punch for MyHall in any order! Finally, if anybody could recreate the PurplePeopleEaters it was John Randle, Henry Thomas, and Chris Doleman. It's nice to see the Blue-Collar Induction where men go to work with a dinner bucket and become Immortal. Congrats to Martin who takes his place with the only glorified position and now will get all the SPOTLIGHT! Pays to be Humble!

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  • Tito T - May 30 2012 10:42 AM

    The fans should vote....plain and simple....

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  • The coach - April 21 2012 11:19 AM

    I understand the numbers may not be huge but a hall of fame induction may be as much about where you get drafted and not so much about what you do is all im saying... what about (Deron Cherry S) and (Albert Lewis CB) a true shut down corner people just didnt throw his way with much success very often. Those 2 guys were main stays in the pro bowl. Tim brown and Chris Carter WR's should get in next yr Drew Pearson should get some consideration, when ever Dallas needed a big play Drew Pearson 9 times out of 10 was on the other end of it. if it were not for a hand reaching out to tackle Drew in the 49er(the catch game) we would not be talking about Dwight Clarks (the catch)

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  • The coach - April 21 2012 11:05 AM

    Im a chicago fan and with that being said how can jay hilgenberg not be considerd or jim covert for that matter never the less seeing mostly NFC central competition during my time how can MATT BLAIR OLB of the vikings not be considerd I know he would have to get in on the seniors list but his longevity and body of work speak for themselves IJS it is a serious snub to leave him out of the final 17 candidtates every year and what about REGGIE RUCKER WR with the cleveland browns his effectiveness and body of work is better than that of lynn Swann who played in the same era and played during a time when the foward pass was just beginning to be exploited by more that just 2 or 3 teams. The rules made it much harder to work the seams and crossing routes which RUCKER was very effective at.

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  • bachslunch - February 22 2012 03:59 PM

    The coach, there's a reason why Reggie Rucker isn't in the HoF -- compare his numbers to contemporaries Harold Carmichael, Harold Jackson, Drew Pearson, and Cliff Branch, all of whom had more impressive careers and haven't gotten in. Comparing your favorite WR snub to a HoF mistake like Lynn Swann is a bad argument. Matt Blair's postseason honors of 1(1AP)/6/none are thin compared to other OLBs not in such as Robert Brazile at 5(2AP)/7/70s. Same's true of Jay Hilgenberg at 3(2AP)/7/none and Jimbo Covert at 2(2AP)/2/80s (also short career). All were good, but the competition is just too fierce for these folks to get elected to the HoF. John D.W., have answered much of what you said already below, but note that it's common for most of the finalists from any given year to be HoF-worthy -- and given the way the voting happens, some deserving folks just have to wait every year. Patience is a virtue.

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  • John D.Williams,Jr - February 21 2012 08:16 PM

    No,Charles Haley,Chrs Carter,Tim Brown,Andre Reed,Jerome Bettis,or Bill Parcell? Something is wrong with this picture. They should revamp the system because at times, there are simply too many worthy candidates. What would have happened if Jim Brown,John Unitas,Joe Montana,Jerry Rice,Walter Payton,Dick Butkas,Dan Marino,Barry Saunders,Emmitt Smith,just to name a few had been eligible at the sametime? And going back,it is a shame that Jerry Krammer and Jim Marshall are not Hall of Famers.

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  • Eric - February 10 2012 05:57 PM

    no Chris Carter....again?

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  • Roy - February 10 2012 12:38 PM

    No Cris Carter, no Credibility. Expand selection committee to include an equal number of current HOFers so media bias is balanced by football players/coaches in HOF.

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  • bachslunch - February 08 2012 08:35 PM

    Cosme, the Kennedy over Haley, Doleman over Greene, and Dawson over Shields elections are easily explained -- in each pair, the former had been a finalist longer than the latter. Re this question: "How can Will Shields, a twelve time pro bowler, who NEVER missed a game NOT be selected as a first ballot Hall of Famer," note that Randall McDaniel, another guard with 12 pro bowls and more 1st team all pro selections than Shields, did not get in until his second time as finalist and third eligible season -- it happens sometimes. All, no WRs got in again because the committee seems deadlocked trying to determine which of the logjam of three from Reed/Carter/Brown will get in first. They'll get in eventually. Jason, what "media bias" would be indicated by choosing Doleman and Kennedy over Haley? Mike E., Dermontti Dawson is easily the best center from his time period, which is why he was elected, Steeler or not. John D.W., from the rest you mentioned, Parcells having to wait a while is not unreasonable -- note well that Bill Walsh didn't get in on his first try, either. Happens sometimes. And I've posted on several other threads why Jim Marshall does not belong in the HoF -- please check out the argument elsewhere. All, several of the players being mentioned (Plunkett, Guy, Moseley, Kramer, Marshall, Howley, Meador) are only Senior-eligible, which is why you're likely not seeing them here. And as a few of the voters have said in columns written, the voters don't care about the "5 rings" issue when it comes to Haley and his HoF argument -- "rings" or the equivalent only hold as a rule for HotVG QBs with a lot of Super Bowl or pre-SB NFL Championship wins -- no defensive players apply here.

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  • chris - February 07 2012 10:03 AM

    cris carter needs to be in the hall of fame in 2013

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  • LDIDDY - February 07 2012 09:36 AM

    Hall of Fames are jokes! No Carter? No Parcells? But these clowns get in? Are you kidding me?

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  • Ray - February 07 2012 08:14 AM

    Again, to the HoF veterans committee, "What do you have against Jerry Kramer?" Whosoever is on the committee must have bias against this NFL great.

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  • Cosme - February 06 2012 01:54 PM

    How can Will Shields, a twelve time pro bowler, who NEVER missed a game NOT be selected as a first ballot Hall of Famer? How can Kevin Greene, who had 9.5 more sacks than Chris Doleman in the same amount of seasons, not be selected? How can Charles Haley, a defensive lineman, who helped turn the 49ers and Cowboys into Super Bowl champions five times over NOT be selected over Cortez Kennedy? Dermotti Dawson, Cortez Kennedy and Chris Doleman deserve enshrinement, BUT not before an offensive lineman (Will Shields) or a linebacker/defensive end (Kevin Greene) or a defensive lineman/linebacker (Charles Haley) who accomplished more. What are the selectors thinking?

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  • Mike Eads - February 06 2012 12:52 PM

    Congrats to Martin, Roaf, Doleman, and Kennedy. But again there are some Steelers added that were very good but not great. For whatever reason Steelers get in with very marginal HOF credentials. I understand about the rings but Lynn Swan had a total of 336 receptions and 5,462 yards receiving. Stats are not everything but since Tim Brown, Andre Reed, and Chris Carter all have more than double the catches and yards, it shows there is bias towards the Steelers. And I guess Charles Haley isn' as good as some center from the Steelers?

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  • jason potter - February 06 2012 12:08 PM

    you have got to be kidding me chris doleman cortez kenedy ??????. To have those players over charles haley just because of a media bias .Get over it he will never not speak his mind like or not you people should be ashamed.5 count them five superbowl rings dont you think he might have had something to do with that( cortez kenedy WHAT)no chris carter no andre reed pitaful. jack,curtis,willie,dermontti congrats big ups at least you earned IT.cortez kenedy I just cant get over it sorry charles we all oh you a big appoligy mabye some day whose ever lobbing for you in that room could talk some sense into those other fools with a grudge for something you might have said.stay real charles peace

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  • Norman Jones - February 06 2012 10:31 AM

    Baseball has 13 umpires in its Hall of Fame and the NBA has 9 referees, but the NFL has not admittied an official. One of the great names in sports is Jim Tunney who is known by many as the dean of NFL referees. He belongs in the Hall of Fame and the NFL should correct this over sight in its next election.

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  • Cody - February 05 2012 10:34 PM

    So Cris Carter gets snubbed again? There's WRs in the Hall of Fame that aren't worthy to wash his strap!

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  • bachslunch - February 05 2012 08:51 PM

    With one significant exception, this is a very good class. All the modern-era players are very deserving. It would really have been smart to get a WR voted in, but I can't see any Fred Dean/Richard Dent level mistakes here. In fact, this follows a common pattern for recent HoF regular candidate votes -- add in the first-time no-brainers (there were none this year), elect many of the remaining players who made the cut-down to 10 but not to 5 last time (Dermontti Dawson, William Roaf, Cortez Kennedy, Curtis Martin), and bet a surprise happens (I had thought Kevin Greene might qualify, but it turned out to be a similar player in Chris Doleman). Also very glad to see Jack Butler get voted in also -- again, most deserving. The big exception I can see here is Dick Stanfel not being elected. I think there's no question he was deserving, and as far as I'm concerned he now joins Claude Humphrey as one of the major recent "shame on you" mistakes being made regarding Seniors. This time (and to a reasonable extent last year), the Senior Committee did its job -- it was the general voting panel that dropped the ball. I'm becoming more convinced that the current writer's panel simply isn't up to the Seniors task and should be replaced by a panel of knowledgeable historians who examine, nominate, and vote players in directly.

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  • bett3940 - February 05 2012 02:31 PM

    will mark moseley ever get in

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  • Jordan - February 05 2012 01:27 PM

    First off congrats to Curtis Martin and Chris Doleman, you more than deserve it. But where is Chris Carter? Andre Reed? Tim Brown? Karl Mecklenburg? Charles Haley? Ray Guy? Terrell Davis? This is getting pathetic, are they on a mission to have a (expletive deleted) Steeler in every HOF class?

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  • Jack McClellan - February 05 2012 11:13 AM

    And Eddie D. miss's out again. Maybe next year. Go 9ers !!

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  • Dave Likens - February 05 2012 10:27 AM

    Where is Poor Old Art Modell? He gets screwed by a Mayor and a City Council so he moves! I really do not blame him. AND YES I AM FROM CLEVELAND AND I AM A BROWNS FAN. He really deserves to go as well? How about Clay Matthews and Gary Collins?

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  • bett3940 - February 05 2012 08:19 AM

    will mark mosley ever be nominated

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  • JOHN SALVADOR - February 05 2012 07:41 AM

    why was tim brown left out once again

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  • FAS1 - February 05 2012 06:47 AM

    Still no Kramer...and still no Kuechenburg. Wassup with that?? Kudos to this years's class, though.

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  • marco - February 05 2012 06:24 AM

    2 steelers and two pitt panthers great day for pittsburgh

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  • marco - February 05 2012 06:07 AM

    about time dawson gets in one of the greatest

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  • Erik Mulidor - February 05 2012 03:47 AM

    What about Jim Plunkett and Tom Flores? They need to be in the Hall of Fame. Plunkett won two super bowls as the quarterback for the Raiders, and Tom Flores was the head coach for those super bowls. It's a crying shame that they're not in here. They weren't even nominated. That is just shameful. Tim Brown never won a super bowl with the Raiders, and he was nominated. I love Tim, but he is definitely less deserving of that honor compared to Plunkett and Flores.

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  • Erik Mulidor - February 05 2012 03:46 AM

    What about Jim Plunkett and Tom Flores. They need to be in the Hall of Fame. Plunkett won two super bowls as the quarterback for the Raiders, and Tom Flores was the head coach for those super bowls. It's a crying shame that they're not in here. They weren't even nominated. That is just shameful. Tim Brown never won a super bowl with the Raiders, and he was nominated. I love Tim, but he is definitely less deserving of that honor compared to Plunkett and Flores.

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  • dorothy - February 05 2012 01:42 AM

    When is Andre Reed going to get in. Why is the limitation on how many can get in. Who on this committee? Is there a limit on how many WR can get in at one time.

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  • stephanie lemma - February 04 2012 11:51 PM

    Cris Carter ?????How disapointing, Where is he?

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  • RamFan21 - February 04 2012 11:18 PM

    I'm avoiding the discussion about the Modern Era guys; I want to target the Seniors Era. I am happy to see the Selection Committee going as far back as 1959. I say this every year, but there are great men who helped create the foundation for what the NFL is today who are yet to be enshrined. Congrats to Mr. Butler for finally getting in. I would like to see the Committee select Eddie Meador for 2013. Meador is one of 4 defensive backs named to the All-Decade Team of the 60's. He is STILL the Rams career interception leader to this day. He played 12 seasons, 46 pics, 6 Pro Bowl invitations, 5-time All-Pro, and was George Allen's Defensive Captain for the famous Fearsome Foursome Rams' defense. He was elected the President of the NFLPA prior to the merger (which shows he was well-respected by all in the NFL), and he was a Byron Whizzer White Award winner for his work in the community before it was a tax write-off or the popular thing to do...not to mention the NFL Father of the Year in 1967. Gentlemen, please, let's get this 74-year-old man in the HOF while he's alive. Thank you.

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  • Big Scott - February 04 2012 10:27 PM

    I echo "Mikey Doesn't Like It", NO CRIS CARTER? ARE YOU CRAZY? YES, I AM YELLING.

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  • WNYER - February 04 2012 10:19 PM

    So, if you have Pityburg on your resume you're a lock. Shameful selection process for many many reasons.

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  • Jeff - February 04 2012 10:19 PM

    totally confusing. Haley 5 rings, no go. Bettis top 5 all-time rusher, no go. Carter and Brown no go's again...seems to be a bias in this committee voting for WR's to get in. I think the ones that were voted in deserved to get in but making guys like Haley wait? wtf? I hate the Cowboys but what is right is right. I am a steelers fan and think Hines Ward should be automatic but I somehow doubt he will make it in.

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  • James - February 04 2012 09:19 PM

    Cris Carter still waiting while average players with half the numbers are in. Michael Irvin, Art Monk & Don Maynard in the hall while Carter, Tim Brown, & Andre Reed wait. Com'on man!!!!!!!

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  • Scott - February 04 2012 09:16 PM

    It's sad to think that the media who lauded awards like MVP's of Super Bowls would quickly forget those individuals when it comes time to vote the most important award in football. Individuals like Chuck Howley who was the only player in the history of the NFL to be awarded MVP in a Super Bowl on the losing team. It really makes you wonder if the selection process is motivated more by politics and less about the accomplishments and contributions of the individuals.

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  • Awan Jay Wye - February 04 2012 08:52 PM

    Is the Hall Of Fame committee smoking crack or what? Why in the hell is Charles Haley not in the HOF and why does he keep getting overlooked. This Great/Elite Man has FIVE, count them FIVE super bowl rings. He went back to back twice(88&89and 92&93)WTF did he have to do get in? Chris Doleman, Cortez Kennedy and Charles Haley were talking, Chris and Cortez asked Mr.Haley how did it fell to win a super bowl let alone five, he paused and said it's something you're going to have to feel for yourself. The HOF Committee are a damn joke.......SB Rings Charles Haley 5 Willie Roaf, Chris Doleman, Cortez Kennedy and the rest of the nominees ZERO........

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  • Joseph Budd - February 04 2012 08:22 PM

    Attention Pro-Football Hall of Fame committee members. You're Fired. Retire, do something else, because you guys suck worse than congress. It's time to replace the dinosaur, and give the power to make picks, to those of us who really spend the money...the fans!

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  • Mike - February 04 2012 07:01 PM

    Where is Charles Haley. 5 Superbowl rIngs!! Kennedy over him and Cris Carter is a disgrace!! Do you voters even know sports?

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  • Ken - February 04 2012 06:48 PM

    No Charles Haley the only person with 5 super bowl rings?

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  • Douglas M Brothers - February 04 2012 06:03 PM

    Fail. There is no logical argument for either Kennedy or Doleman. Doleman closer then Kennedy. Kennedy would frequently disappear during games, especially big ones. No where near HOF material right there. I wouldn't have him in the top 500. Not kidding. Just an epic fail. No excuse for this level of fail. Congrats to the others though. No Parcells? No Williams? This is what happens when you have one of the worst group of people you can find (journalists) as the voters.

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  • Michael Welch - February 04 2012 05:37 PM

    Its About Time Hell Ya CORTEZ KENNEDY Go Blue. Now we got 2 Largent and Kennedy. Congrat Cortez its Finally Time

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  • Mikey Doesn't Like It. - February 04 2012 05:28 PM

    Where is Cris Carter?

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  • Luisito - February 04 2012 05:23 PM

    Finally curtis martin is in, a well deserved player and hard workin back who produced every yr. and now he's finally being honored! Congrats curtis martin

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