Hall of Fame finalists

  • Updated: February 1, 2014 - 1:08 AM

The FInalists


(Up to five can be chosen)

MORTEN ANDERSEN: Kicker. New Orleans (1982-94), Atlanta (1995-2000, 2006-07), N.Y Giants (2001), Kansas City (2002-03), Vikings (2004). Played 25 seasons, holds NFL records for points (2,544), field goals (565) and games (382). Five-time All-Pro, seven-time Pro Bowler. Second year of eligibility. Native of Denver. Age: 53.

JEROME BETTIS: Running back. Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams (1993-95), Pittsburgh (1996-2005). Rookie of the year in 1993. Had eight 1,000-yard seasons. Rushed for 13,662 yards, fifth best in NFL history. All-Pro twice, Pro Bowler six times. Fourth year of eligibility. Born in Detroit. Age: 41.

DERRICK BROOKS: Linebacker. Tampa Bay (1995-2008). Did not miss a game in his 14-year career. NFL defensive player of the year in 2002 when had three interception returns for TDs. Returned interception for TD as Bucs won Super Bowl XXXVII. Six-time Pro Bowler. First year of eligibility. Born in Pensacola, Fla. Age: 40.

TIM BROWN: Receiver, return man. Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders (1988-2003), Tampa Bay (2004). When he retired, his 14,934 receiving years were second in NFL history, his 1,094 receptions were third and 100 TD catches were third. All-Pro as returner in 1988 and as WR in 1997. Nine-time Pro Bowler. Fifth year of eligibility. Born in Dallas. Age: 47.

EDWARD J. DEBARTOLO, JR.: Contributor category. Owner, San Francisco (1977-2000). Hired Hall of Fame coach Bill Walsh in 1979. Won 13 division titles, made 16 playoff appearances, advanced to NFC title game 10 games, and won five Super Bowls. 49ers had best winning percentage in NFL in 1980s and 1990s. Served on realignment and expansion committees. Born in Youngstown, Ohio. Age: 67.

TONY DUNGY: Head coach, Tampa Bay (1996-2001), Indianapolis (2002-08). Made playoffs four of six seasons with Bucs, won at least 12 games in six of seasons with Colts. Won Super Bowl XLI with Indy, first black coach to do so. Overall 148-79 record, including 139-69 (.668, seventh best among coaches with 100 victories) in regular season. First year of eligibility. Played for Gophers, was assistant coach with Vikings. Born in Jackson, Mich. Age: 58.

KEVIN GREENE: Linebacker, defensive end. Los Angeles Rams (1985-92), Pittsburgh (1993-95), Carolina (1996, 1998-99), San Francisco (1997). Double-digit sack totals 10 times in 15 seasons. All-Pro three times, with three different teams. Five-time Pro Bowler. Had 160 career sacks, third most at the time of his retirement. 10th year of eligibility. Born in New York City. Age: 51.

CHARLES HALEY: Defensive end, linebacker. San Francisco (1986-91, 1999), Dallas (1992-96). Only player in history to be on five Super Bowl-winning teams. Had 100.5 career sacks. Two-time NFC defensive player of the year. Sat out two full seasons after back surgery. 10th year of eligibility. Born in Gladys, Va. Age: 50.

MARVIN HARRISON: Receiver. Indianapolis (1996-2008). Had eight straight seasons with at least 100 catches, 1,000 yards receiving and 10 TDs. Set NFL record with 143 catches in 2002. Won Super Bowl XLI. 1,102 career receptions, 14,580 yards and 128 TDs. Six-time All-Pro, eight-time Pro Bowler. Born in Philadelphia. First year of eligibility. Age: 41.

WALTER JONES: Offensive tackle. Seattle (1997-2008). Nine-time Pro Bowler, All-Pro six times. Helped Seattle advance to Super Bowl XL. First year of eligibility. Born in Aliceville, Ala. Age: 40.

JOHN LYNCH: Safety. Tampa Bay (1993-2003), Denver (2004-07). Nine-time Pro Bowler, three-time All-Pro. Won Super Bowl XXXVII. Had 26 career interceptions and more than 1,000 tackles. Second year of eligibility. Born in Hinsville, Ill. Age: 42.

ANDRE REED: Receiver. Buffalo (1985-99), Washington (2000). His 951 receptions were third in NFL history when he retired. Catches were good for 13,095 yards. Played in four Super Bowls with the Bills. Seven-time Pro Bowler. Ninth year of eligibility. Born in Allentown, Pa. Age: 50.

WILL SHIELDS: Guard. Kansas City (1993-2006). Never missed a game in 14 seasons. Chiefs won four division titles and made six playoff appearances during his tenure. All-Pro three times, Pro Bowler 12 times. KC led NFL in points in 2002 and 2003. Third year of eligibility. Born at Fort Riley, Kan. Age: 42.

MICHAEL STRAHAN: Defensive end. N.Y. Giants (1993-2007). Played 15 seasons, had 141.5 sacks, including an NFL record 22.5 in 2001 when he was the league’s unanimous defensive player of the year. All-Pro five times, seven-time Pro Bowler. Won Super Bowl XLII. Second year of eligibility. Born in Houston. Age: 42.

AENEAS WILLIAMS: Defensive back. Arizona (1991-2000), St. Louis (2001-04). Played cornerback for 12 seasons, safety for two, made Pro Bowl at both. Had 55 career interceptions, and returned nine for TDs. Eight-time Pro Bowler, had interceptions in four consecutive postseason games. Third year of eligibility. Born in New Orleans. Age: 46.


(Both can be chosen)

RAY GUY: Senior nominee. Punter. Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders (1973-86). First punter to be taken in the first round (23rd overall in 1973). Led NFL in punting three times, career average was 42.4 yards. Six-time All-Pro, seven-time Pro Bowler, won three Super Bowls. 23rd year of eligibility. Born in Swainsboro, Ga. Age: 64.

CLAUDE HUMPHREY: Senior nominee. Defensive end. Atlanta (1968-78), Philadelphia (1979-81). Credited with 122 sacks. Five-time All-Pro, six-time Pro Bowler. 28th year of eligibility. Born in Memphis. Age: 69.

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Atlanta - LP: J. Teheran 2 FINAL
Philadelphia - WP: C. Hamels 9
Washington 0 FINAL
Miami 8
Boston 4 FINAL
Minnesota 4
Detroit 2 FINAL
Houston 3
Toronto - WP: C. Hynes 9 FINAL
Boston - LP: D. Hinojosa 7
Tampa Bay - WP: J. Norberto 3 FINAL
NY Yankees - LP: C. Whitley 0
St. Louis 5 FINAL
NY Mets 4
Los Angeles 4 FINAL
Kansas City 4
LA Angels 1 FINAL
Oakland 4
San Diego 8 FINAL
Chicago WSox 2
Chicago WSox 12 FINAL
Seattle 4
Cleveland 2 FINAL
San Francisco 5
Milwaukee 7 FINAL
Chicago Cubs 11
Arizona 3 FINAL
Cincinnati 0
Texas 4 FINAL
Colorado 10
Pittsburgh 3 FINAL
Baltimore 3
Detroit 78 FINAL
Charlotte 102
Philadelphia 93 FINAL
Washington 106
San Antonio 103 FINAL
Orlando 91
Indiana 87 FINAL
Boston 100
Brooklyn 100 FINAL
New York 98
Chicago 91 FINAL
Milwaukee 95
Dallas 135 FINAL
Oklahoma City 131
Sacramento 111 FINAL
Houston 115
Toronto 113 FINAL
Minnesota 99
Denver 84 FINAL
Utah 98
LA Clippers 126 FINAL
Portland 122
New Orleans 113 FINAL
LA Lakers 92
Toronto 3 FINAL
Buffalo 4
Philadelphia 4 FINAL
Pittsburgh 1
Edmonton 1 FINAL
Anaheim 5
Colorado 1 FINAL
San Jose 5
Loyola-Chicago 63 FINAL
ULM 62
Michigan 65
Temple 58 FINAL
West Virginia 66
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Aug 16 - vs. Arizona 7:30 pmX30-28
Aug 23 - at Kansas City 7 pmX30-12
Aug 28 - at Tennessee 7 pmX19-3
2014 regular season     
Sep 7 - at St. Louis NoonX34-6
Sep 14 - vs. New England NoonX30-7
Sep 21 - at New Orleans NoonX20-9
Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta 3:25 pmX41-28
Oct 2 - at Green Bay 7:25 pmX42-10
Oct 12 - vs. Detroit NoonX17-3
Oct 19 - at. Buffalo NoonX17-16
Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay NoonX19-13 ot
Nov 2 - vs. Washington NoonX29-26
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Nov 16 - at Chicago NoonX21-13
Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay NoonX24-21
Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina NoonX31-13
Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets NoonX30-24 ot
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