The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the 15 finalist for the class of 2020. Five players are making their first appearance on the list this year, while two players have made the list in their first year of eligibility. Troy Polumalu and Reggie Wayne both become finalists for enshrinement in their first opportunity. Players must be at least five years remove from their career. Additional players that are making their first appearance on the list include LeRoy Bulter, Sam Mills, Tory Holt, Zach Thomas, and Bryant Young. The final selections of “Modern-Era” players will come on “Selection Saturday”, which is the day before Super Bowl LIV. The selection committee will select five modern-era players, who must receive at least 80% of the vote, to join 10 others that will be enshrined into Hall. Additional enshrinees include Senior players (players who’s careers concluded more than 25 years ago), 3 contributors to the game of football, and 2 coaches. This additional portion of the class is expanded as a part of the 100th season of NFL football. The group, known as the Centennial Slate, includes former Iowan Roger Craig and form Hawkeye Alex Karras. Fans are able to vote for their favorite Modern-Era football at https://www.profootballhof.com/fanvote for their chance to have their voice included.
Complete list of Modern-Era finalists: LeRoy Butler, Sam Mills, Tory Holt, Zach Thomas, Bryant Young, Troy Polumalu, Reggie Wayne, Tony Boselli, Steve Atwater, Isaac Bruce, Alan Faneca, Steve Hutchinson, Edgerrin James, John Lynch, Richard Seymour