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2010 Hall of Fame Finalists Announced

Posted by Jason Lisk on January 8, 2010

As expected, Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith are finalists. We've held off on doing an article on both of those players since we figured we could wait after the announcement date.

Three other players who we have not written about yet also made the list of finalists. We were pretty sure that Shannon Sharpe would be among the finalists, and Richard Dent has been a finalist on multiple occasions. Rickey Jackson also made the finalist cut for the first time, and deservedly so. Look for articles on those three players in coming weeks as well.

In addition, we will break down the two Senior nominees, Dick LeBeau and Floyd Little.

Among the players and contributors already profiled on the blog, the following made the cut:

In what I think is a mild shock considering it means four wide receivers among the finalists, Tim Brown/Cris Carter/Andre Reed each made the cut.

Don Coryell was the only non-player contributor to make the cut.

Both John Randle and Cortez Kennedy are finalists at the defensive tackle position.

Roger Craig is the only running back selected as a modern finalist. (Which means Terrell Davis did not make it).

Dermontti Dawson and Russ Grimm were both selected as finalists at offensive line.

Nothing should surprise me, but I'm mildly surprised that Charles Haley made the cut, but both Doleman and Greene did not, among the pass rushers.

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