The names of the 131 candidates on the preliminary list of modern-era nominees for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010 have been released. There are 103 players on the list, including punters and kickers. In its current form, Approximate Value does not assign points to kickers and punters, although PFR favorite Nick Lowery is on the preliminary list. Of the remaining 99 players, they are presented below, sorted by career AV:
160 WR Jerry Rice 129 RB Emmitt Smith 121 QB Ken Anderson 114 DE/LB Chris Doleman 111 LB Rickey Jackson 107 DT John Randle 107 QB Randall Cunningham 105 QB Boomer Esiason 104 WR Tim Brown 104 CB/S Aeneas Williams 102 RB Ricky Watters 101 TE Shannon Sharpe 100 DT Steve McMichael 100 T Mike Kenn 100 LB Sam Mills 99 QB Rich Gannon 99 DT Cortez Kennedy 98 WR Cris Carter 98 LB Hardy Nickerson 98 CB Eric Allen 98 LB/DE Pat Swilling 97 DE Richard Dent 97 WR Andre Reed 97 LB/DE Kevin Greene 97 DE Too Tall Jones 96 WR Henry Ellard 96 T Lomas Brown 95 CB Louis Wright 93 LB Clay Matthews 93 RB Roger Craig 93 DT/DE Ray Childress 92 LB Karl Mecklenburg 91 QB Phil Simms 90 G Steve Wisniewski 90 S Donnie Shell 89 LB Cornelius Bennett 89 DE Clyde Simmons 89 DE Leslie O'Neal 88 S LeRoy Butler 87 QB Joe Theismann 87 WR Cliff Branch 86 WR Gary Clark 86 DT/DE Michael Dean Perry 85 QB Jim Plunkett 85 DE/LB Charles Haley 84 T Joe Jacoby 83 C Dermontti Dawson 83 G/T Chris Hinton 83 NT Fred Smerlas 83 S/CB Carnell Lake 82 S Steve Atwater 82 WR Stanley Morgan 81 WR Herman Moore 81 DE Charles Mann 81 CB Albert Lewis 80 RB Ottis Anderson 79 WR Irving Fryar 79 S Darren Woodson 78 RB Herschel Walker 77 CB Raymond Clayborn 77 T Jim Lachey 77 RB Eddie George 76 DE/DT/NT Joe Klecko 76 LB Matt Blair 75 G Max Montoya 75 DE Al Baker 75 LB Chris Spielman 75 S Joey Browner 75 LB Rod Martin 74 C Kent Hull 74 C Jay Hilgenberg 73 RB Terrell Davis 72 CB Lester Hayes 71 QB (also P) Danny White 70 LB Darryl Talley 68 WR Roy Green 68 TE Russ Francis 68 WR Sterling Sharpe 66 DE Dexter Manley 66 LB Ken Harvey 66 RB Larry Centers 65 CB Frank Minnifield 65 S Kenny Easley 64 TE Todd Christensen 63 T Tony Boselli 63 G Russ Grimm 63 RB/WR/KR/PR Eric Metcalf 61 RB Mike Pruitt 60 TE Frank Wycheck 60 TE Ben Coates 59 T Jimbo Covert 56 QB Doug Williams 56 TE Mark Bavaro 55 RB Gerald Riggs 46 RB George Rogers 45 T Korey Stringer 43 RB Leroy Hoard 39 RB/KR/PR Brian Mitchell 7 ST/WR Steve Tasker
And below, the list of the non-players up for induction:
Administrator Bobby Beathard Administrator Gil Brandt Administrator Leo Carlin Administrator Frank "Bucko" Kilroy Administrator Art Rooney, Jr. Administrator Ron Wolf Administrator George Young Coach Bill Arnsparger Coach Don Coryell Coach Tom Flores Coach Jimmy Johnson Coach Chuck Knox Coach Buddy Parker Coach Bum Phillips Coach Dan Reeves Coach Buddy Ryan Coach Clark Shaughnessy Commissioner Paul Tagliabue NFL Films Ed Sabol NFL Films Steve Sabol Official Jim Tunney Owner Jack Kent Cooke Owner Ed DeBartolo, Jr. Owner Ole Haugsrud Owner Art Modell Owner Carroll Rosenbloom Owner Bud Adams, Jr. Trainer Otho Davis K Gary Anderson K Nick Lowery P Ray Guy P Reggie Roby
Greatest QBs Ever
Most Dominant RBs Ever
Greatest WRs Ever
One of many Jerry Rice posts by Doug
Top Ten Tight Ends of All Time
Art Monk = Shannon Sharpe?
Greatest Ks Ever
Greatest Coaching Records of All Time
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