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Class of 2022 Modern-Era Player Semifinalists to be Announced on Nov. 24

Class of 2022 Modern-Era Player Semifinalists to be Announced on Nov. 24

11/22/2021
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The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2022 Modern-Era Player Semifinalists will be announced Wednesday, November 24 at 1 p.m. ET live on NFL Network. The list of Semifinalists will be reduced from an initial group of 123 Nominees announced in September.

Once the Semifinalists are announced, the next step in the Selection Process comes when the list is trimmed to the 15 Modern-Era Player Finalists. That list increases to 18 Finalists with the inclusion of the recommended nominees of the Hall of Fame’s Coach, Contributor and Senior Committees: Dick Vermeil, Art McNally and Cliff Branch, respectively.

The Hall of Fame’s 49-person Selection Committee will select the Class of 2022 in advance of Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles. The class will be announced live on the “NFL Honors” telecast scheduled to air at 9 p.m. ET on Feb. 10. While there is no set number for any class of enshrinees, the Bylaws for the Selection Committee provide that between four and eight new members will be selected. 

The Coach, Contributor and Senior Finalists are voted “yes” or “no” for election at the annual selection meeting and must receive at least 80% support from the Committee to be elected. The Modern-Era Player Finalists will be trimmed during the meeting from 15 to 10, then from 10 to five. The remaining five finalists will be voted on individually, “yes” or “no,” and must receive the same 80% positive vote as the Coach, Contributor and Senior Finalists to earn election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022 will be enshrined next August in Canton as part of the 2022 Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls.

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