Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015 Semifinalists Career Capsules

Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015 Semifinalists Career Capsules

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Morten Andersen

Position: Kicker
Years/Teams: 1982-1994 New Orleans Saints, 1995-2000, 2006-07 Atlanta Falcons, 2001 New York Giants, 2002-03 Kansas City Chiefs, 2004 Minnesota Vikings

College: Michigan State
Drafted: 4th round (86th player overall) of 1982 draft by New Orleans Saints

Seasons: 25
Games: 382
All-Pro: 5
Pro Bowls: 7
Career Stats: 565 Field Goals, 849 PATs for 2,544 career points

Notable: Andersen retired as the NFL’s all-time leading scorer and leads two teams (the Saints and Falcons) in career field goals and points.

Steve Atwater

Years/Teams: 1989-1998 Denver Broncos, 1999 New York Jets

College: Arkansas
Drafted: 1st round (20th player overall) of 1989 draft by Denver Broncos.

Games: 167
All-Pro: 2
Pro Bowls: 8
Career Stats: 24 interceptions for 408 yards and 1 TD

 Atwater's selection to seven straight Pro Bowls from 1990-96 is tied for the franchise record with Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe.

Jerome Bettis

Position: Running Back
Years/Teams: 1993-95 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams; 1996-2005 Pittsburgh Steelers

College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 1st round (10th overall) of 1993 draft by Los Angeles Rams

Seasons: 13
Games: 192
All-Pro: 2
Pro Bowls: 6
Career Stats: 3,479 carries for 13,662 yards, 91 touchdowns; 200 receptions for 1,449 yards, 3 touchdowns. 

Notable: At the time of his retirement Bettis ranked 5th in rushing yards.

Tim Brown

Position: Wide Receiver/Kick Returner
Years/Teams: 1988-2003 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 1st round (6th overall) of 1988 draft by Los Angeles Raiders

Seasons: 17
Games: 255
All-Pro: 2
Pro Bowls: 9 
Career Stats: 1,094 receptions for 14,934 yards and 100 touchdowns. 

Notable: Brown had 80 or more receptions in nine seasons over a 10-year span. He also was lethal return man, his 19,682 all-purpose yards still ranks fifth all-time.

Issac Bruce

Position: Wide Receiver
Years/Teams: 1994-2007 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 2008-09 San Francisco 49ers  

Santa Monica College (JC); Memphis
Drafted: 2nd round (33rd overall) of 1994 draft by Los Angeles Rams

Seasons: 16
Games: 223
All-Pro: 1
Pro Bowls: 4
Career Stats: 1,024 receptions for 15,208 yards and 91 touchdowns.

Notable: Bruce had eight season in which he recorded 1000 or more receiving yards and 12 seasons with 50 or more receptions.

Don Coryell

Position: Head Coach
Years/Teams: 1973-77 St. Louis Cardinals; 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers

College: Washington

NFL Coach of the Year Awards: 1
Division Titles: 5
Career Record: 114 wins, 89 losses, 1 tie including playoffs 

 Under Coryell’s direction, the Chargers led the NFL in passing seven out of eight seasons.

Roger Craig

Position: Running Back
Years/Teams: 1983-1990 San Francisco 49ers; 1991 Los Angeles Raiders; 1992-93 Minnesota Vikings

College: Nebraska
Drafted: 2nd round (49th overall) of 1983 draft by San Francisco 49ers

Seasons: 11
Games: 165
All-Pro: 1
Pro Bowls: 
Career Stats: 1,991 carries for 8,189 yards, 56 touchdowns; 566 receptions for 4,911 yards, 17 touchdowns. 

Notable: At the time of his retirement, Craig ranked in the Top 20 career leaders in both receptions and rushing yards.

Terrell Davis

Position: Running Back
Years/Teams: 1995-2001 Denver Broncos

College: Long Beach State; Georgia
Drafted: 6th round (196th overall) of 1995 draft by Denver Broncos

Seasons: 7
Games: 78
All-Pro: 3
Pro Bowls: 3 
Career Stats: 1,655 carries for 7,607 yards, 60 touchdowns 

Notable: Significantly increased yardage total each season until he suffered knee injury. In 1998, he became the fourth player in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards in a season.

Tony Dungy

Position: Head Coach
Years/Teams: 1996-2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2002-08 Indianapolis Colts

College: Minnesota

NFL Coach of the Year Awards: 2
Seasons: 13
Division Titles: 6
Conference Titles: 1
Super Bowl Titles: 1

Dungy, the first African American head coach to win a Super Bowl, was elected to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s.

Kevin Greene

Position: Linebacker/Defensive End
Years/Teams: 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers

College: Auburn
Drafted: 5th round (113th overall) of 1985 draft by Los Angeles Rams

Seasons: 15
Games: 228
All-Pro: 2 
Pro Bowls: 5
Career Stats: Amassed 160 sacks. Also had 5 interceptions for 53 yards, 1 TD; 3 Safeties, and 2 fumble recoveries for touchdowns. 

Notable: Greene twice led the NFL in sacks, the first time in 1994 with the Steelers and again two years later in Carolina. He had 10 or more sacks in a season 10 times during his career.

Charles Haley

Position: Defensive End/Linebacker
Years/Teams: 1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-96 Dallas Cowboys

College: James Madison
Drafted: 4th round (96th overall) of 1986 draft by San Francisco 49ers

Seasons: 12
Games: 169
All-Pro: 2
Pro Bowls: 5
Career Stats: Recorded 100.5 sacks. Had one safety and one fumble recovery for a touchdown.

Notable: Haley holds the NFL record for most Super Bowl victories by a player. He won three with the Cowboys (XXVII, XVIII, XXX) and two with San Francisco (XXIII, XXIV).

Marvin Harrison

Position: Wide Receiver
Years/Teams: 1996-2008 Indianapolis Colts

Drafted: 1st round of 1996 draft by Indianapolis Colts

Seasons: 13
Games: 190
All-Pro: 6
Pro Bowls: 8
Career Stats: 1,102 receptions for 14,580 yards and 128 TDs

At retirement, Harrison ranked second all-time in receptions and fourth in career receiving yardage.


Torry Holt

Position: Wide Receiver
Years/Teams: 1999-2008 St. Louis Rams, 2009 Jacksonville Jaguars

College: North Carolina State
Drafted: 1st round (6th overall) of 1999 draft by St. Louis

Seasons: 11
Games: 173
All-Pro: 1
Pro Bowls: 7

Career Stats: 920 receptions for 13,382 yards and 74 touchdowns.

Notable: Holt had 50 or more receptions every year of his career and six seasons with more than 1,300 receiving yards.

Joe Jacoby

Position: Tackle
Years/Teams: 1981-1993 Washington Redskins

College: Louisville
Drafted: Signed as a free agent by Washington Redskins in 1981

Seasons:  13
Games:  170
All-Pro: 3
Pro Bowls: 4

Notable: At the time of his retirement, Jacoby was the only offensive lineman in Redskins history to score a TD.


Edgerrin James

Position: Running Back
Years/Teams: 1999-2005 Indianapolis Colts, 2006-08 Arizona Cardinals, 2009 Seattle Seahawks

College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 1st round (4th overall) of 1999 draft by Indianapolis

Seasons: 11
Games: 148
All-Pro: 3
Pro Bowls: 4

Career Stats: 3,028 carries for 12,246 yards and 80 TDs. 433 receptions for 3,364 yards and 11 TDs.

Notable: James led the NFL in rushing during his first two seasons and had seven 1,000-yard seasons.

Jimmy Johnson

Position: Head Coach
Years/Teams: 1989-1993 Dallas Cowboys, 1996-99 Miami Dolphins 

College: Arkansas

NFL Coach of the Year Awards: 1
Seasons: 9
Division Titles: 2
Conference Titles: 2
Super Bowl Titles: 2

Notable: Johnson was first coach to win a Super Bowl and a major college championship.

Mike Kenn

Position: Tackle
Years/Teams: 1978-1994 Atlanta Falcons

College: Michigan
Drafted: 1st round (13th overall) of 1978 draft by Atlanta

Seasons: 17
Games: 251
All-Pro: 3
Pro Bowls: 5

Notable: Kenn retired as the Falcons all-time leader in games played and games started.

Ty Law

Position: Cornerback
Years/Teams: 1995-2004 New England Patriots, 2005, 2008 New York Jets, 2006-07 Kansas City Chiefs, 2009 Denver Broncos

College: Michigan
Drafted: 1st round (23rd overall) of 1995 draft by New England

Seasons: 15
Games: 203
All-Pro: 2
Pro Bowls: 5

Career Stats: 53 interceptions for 828 yards and 7 TDs.

Notable: Law led the NFL in interceptions twice during his career (1998, 2005).

John Lynch

Position: Free Safety
Years/Teams: 1993-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2004-07 Denver Broncos

College: Stanford
Drafted: 3rd round (82nd player overall) of 1993 draft by Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Seasons: 15
Games: 224
All-Pro: 3
Pro Bowls: 9
Career Stats: 24 interceptions for 204 yards and 13.0 career sacks.

Notable: Lynch registered nine seasons in which he logged 90 or more tackles.

Kevin Mawae

Position: Center/Guard
Years/Teams: 1994-97 Seattle Seahawks, 1998-2005 New York Jets, 2006-2009 Tennessee Titans

College: Louisiana State
Drafted: 2nd round (36th overall) of 1994 draft by Seattle

Games: 241
All-Pro: 6
Pro Bowls: 8

Notable: Mawae was selected for the NFL's All-Decade Team in the 2000s.

Karl Mecklenburg

Position: Linebacker 
Years/Teams: 1983-1994 Denver Broncos

College: Augustana (SD); Minnesota
Drafted: 12th round (310th player overall) of 1983 draft by Denver Broncos.

Seasons: 12
Games: 180
All-Pro: 4
Pro Bowls: 6
Career Stats: 79.0 sacks, five interceptions for 128 yards, one safety and two fumble recoveries for a TD.

Notable: Mecklenburg is the only player in Denver Broncos history to record four sacks in a game twice.

Orlando Pace

Position: Tackle
Years/Teams: 1997-2008 St. Louis Rams, 2009 Chicago Bears

College: Ohio State
Drafted: 1st round (1st overall) of 1997 draft by St. Louis

Games: 169
All-Pro: 5
Pro Bowls: 7

Notable: Blocked for three straight NFL MVPs (QB Kurt Warner - 1999, 2001; RB Marshall Faulk - 2000).

Junior Seau

Position: Linebacker
Years/Teams: 1990-2002 San Diego Chargers, 2003-05 Miami Dolphins, 2006-09 New England Patriots

College: Southern California
Drafted: 1st round (5th overall) of 1990 draft by San Diego

Seasons: 20
Games: 268
All-Pro: 8
Pro Bowls: 12
Career Stats: 56.5 sacks, 18 interceptions for 238 yards 

Notable: Seau was selected for the NFL's All-Decade Team in the 1990s.

Will Shields

Position: Guard
Years/Teams: 1993-2006 Kansas City Chiefs 

College: Nebraska
Drafted: 3rd round (74th player overall) of 1993 draft by Kansas City Chiefs.

Seasons: 14
Games: 224
All-Pro: 3
Pro Bowls: 12

Notable: Shields was selected for the NFL's All-Decade Team in the 2000s.

Kurt Warner

Position: Quarterback
Years/Teams: 1998-2003 St. Louis Rams, 2004 New York Giants, 2005-09 Arizona Cardinals

College: Northern Iowa

Seasons: 12
Games: 124
All-Pro: 2
Pro Bowls: 4
Career Stats: 2,666 completions on 4,040 attempts for 32,344 yards, 208 TDs and 128 INTs.

Notable: Warner was a two-time NFL MVP (1999 and 2001) and MVP of Super Bowl XXXIV.

Darren Woodson

Position: Safety
Years/Teams: 1992-2003 Dallas Cowboys

College: Arizona State

Seasons: 12
Games: 178
All-Pro: 4
Pro Bowls: 5
Career Stats: 23 interceptions for 271 yards and 2 TDs, 11 career sacks. 

Notable: Woodson retired as the Cowboys all-time leading tackler.

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