A total of 94 former NFL players and coaches compose the list of Hall of Fame Nominees for 2017. The list will be trimmed as the year goes by and the finalists will be selected in February.
Hall of Fame Nominees for 2017
Every year the lsit of nominees for the Hall of Fame is prepared. Out of the 84 NFL Hall of Fame nominees for 2017 only 4 to 8 of them will be selected and inducted.
Between now and November the list will be narrowed down to 25 semifinalists and to 15 finalists by January.
These 15 finalists plus senior finalist Kenny Easley and contributor category finalists Jerry Jones and Paul Tagliabue will be presented to the selection committee before the Super Bowl next February. The inductees will come from these finalists.
2017 HOF Nominees
Drew Bledsoe, Randall Cunningham, Doug Flutie, Donovan McNabb, Steve McNair, Phil Simms, Kurt Warner
Running backs (13)
Shaun Alexander, Ottis Anderson, Tiki Barber, Larry Centers, Roger Craig, Terrell Davis, Eddie George, Edgerrin James, Daryl Johnston, Eric Metcalf, LaDainian Tomlinson, Herschel Walker Ricky Watters
Wide receivers (10)
Isaac Bruce, Henry Ellard, Torry Holt, Chad Johnson, Derrick Mason, Terrell Owens, Sterling Sharpe, Jimmy Smith, Rod Smith, Hines Ward
Tight end (1)
Offensive linemen (14)
Tony Boselli, Ray Donaldson, Alan Faneca, Jay Hilgenberg, Chris Hinton, Kent Hull, Joe Jacoby, Mike Kenn, Olin Kreutz, Jim Lachey, Kevin Mawae, Tom Nalen, Nate Newton, Steve Wisniewski
Defensive linemen (5)
Leslie O’Neal, Simeon Rice, Fred Smerlas, Jason Taylor, Bryant Young
Carl Banks, Cornelius Bennett, Tedy Bruschi, Seth Joyner, Levon Kirkland, ClayMatthews, Willie McGinest, Karl Mecklenburg, Sam Mills, Joey Porter, Zach Thomas
Defensive backs (16)
Eric Allen, Steve Atwater, Joey Browner, LeRoy Butler, Brian Dawkins, Rodney Harrison, Ty Law, Albert Lewis, John Lynch, Frank Minnifield, Bob Sanders, Darren Sharper, Dennis Smith, Troy Vincent, Everson Walls, Darren Woodson
Morten Andersen, Gary Anderson, Sean Landeta, Nick Lowery
Special teams (2)
Brian Mitchell, Steve Tasker
Don Coryell, Bill Cowher, Tom Flores, Mike Holmgren, Jimmy Johnson, Chuck Knox, Buddy Parker, Richie Petitbon, Dan Reeves, Clark Shaughnessy, Dick Vermeil