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NFL Hall of Fame 2011 class finalists announced

Posted on: January 9, 2011 12:46 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Marshall Faulk, Jerome Bettis and Curtis Martin -- three of the great running backs in NFL history -- were all listed as part of the 17 finalists for the NFL Hall of Fame's 2011 class.

The Hall of Fame announced the list Sunday, via NFL.com, and it includes 15 modern-era players, two senior nominees and five first-timers on the list.

Bettis, Faulk, Martin, Deion Sanders and Willie Roaf were listed as first-time finalists on the Hall of Fame ballot for 2011. It seems unlikely that all three running backs will make it, and Faulk and/or Bettis seem likely to land a spot moreso than Martin, mainly because of team success and off-field behavior.

Tim Brown, Cris Carter, Dermontti Dawson, Richard Dent, Charles Haley, Cortez Kennedy, Andre Reed and Shannon Sharpe made the ballot as nominees who had been listed before.

Chris Hanburger and Les Richter were listed as the senior nominees on the Hall's ballot.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 9:45 pm
 

NFL Hall of Fame 2011 class finalists announced



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Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2011 1:36 pm
 

NFL Hall of Fame 2011 class finalists announced

Wow, that is a stellar group of finalists.

I think if I was voting, I'd go with Prime Time, Bettis, Charles Haley, Shannon Sharpe, and Faulk.



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2011 1:01 pm
 

NFL Hall of Fame 2011 class finalists announced

If I had to choose precisely five to enter this year, my five would be Faulk, Tim Brown, Richard Dent, Shannon Sharpe, and Deion Sanders.  Bettis and Martin are deserving and will obviously make the Hall soon enough, but specifically Sharpe and Sanders MUST get in this year.  They were the very best at their position during the majority of their careers.



Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2011 1:01 pm
 

NFL Hall of Fame 2011 class finalists announced

Bettis
Carter
Dawson
Faulk
Martin
Reed
Sharpe





Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2011 12:57 pm
 

NFL Hall of Fame 2011 class finalists announced

I would most certainly hope Mr. Andre Reed gets strong consideration in this years voting.
He was an intregal part of the Buffalo Bills 4 super bowls along with Bruce Smith, Thruman Thomas
and Jim Kelly.

He has the stats both with the Bills and the NFL to bear witness to an induction and
not to mention has been a very class act over the years for football and on the
community front

I urge the voters to makde him a part of your HOF


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