Finalists For 2020 Hall Of Fame Centennial Class

     

The Pro Football Hall of Fame released the list of finalists for the Hall’s special Centennial Class of 2020 on Thursday. 

A Blue-Ribbon Panel will elect a 15-member “Centennial Slate” to the Pro Football Hall of Fame from this list in January. 

COACHES (8 FINALISTS) – Coaches who last coached more than five seasons ago

  1. Don Coryell – 1973-77 St. Louis Cardinals, 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers
  2. Bill Cowher – 1992-2006 Pittsburgh Steelers
  3. Tom Flores – 1979-1987 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-94 Seattle Seahawks
  4. Mike Holmgren – 1992-98 Green Bay Packers, 1999-2008 Seattle Seahawks
  5. Jimmy Johnson – 1989-1993 Dallas Cowboys, 1996-99 Miami Dolphins
  6. Buddy Parker – 1949 Chicago Cardinals, 1951-56 Detroit Lions, 1957-1964 Pittsburgh Steelers
  7. Dan Reeves – 1981-1992 Denver Broncos, 1993-96 New York Giants, 1997-2003 Atlanta Falcons
  8. Dick Vermeil – 1976-1982 Philadelphia Eagles, 1997-99 St. Louis Rams, 2001-05 Kansas City Chiefs

CONTRIBUTORS (10 FINALISTS) – An individual other than a player or coach

  1. Bud Adams, Owner – 1960-2013 Houston Oilers/Tennessee Oilers/Titans
  2. Ralph Hay, Owner – 1918-1922 Canton Bulldogs
  3. Frank “Bucko” Kilroy, Scout/General Manager/Executive – 1960-61 Philadelphia Eagles, 1962-64 Washington Redskins, 1965-1970 Dallas Cowboys, 1971-2006 New England Patriots
  4. Art McNally, Official/Administrator – 1959-2015 National Football League
  5. Art Modell, Owner – 1961-1995 Cleveland Browns, 1996-2011 Baltimore Ravens
  6. Clint Murchison, Founder/Owner – 1960-1983 Dallas Cowboys
  7. Steve Sabol, Administrator/President – 1964-2012 NFL Films
  8. Seymour Siwoff, Owner/President – 1952-2019 Elias Sports Bureau
  9. Paul Tagliabue, Commissioner – 1989-2006 National Football League
  10. George Young, Contributor/General Manager – 1968-1974 Baltimore Colts, 1975-78 Miami Dolphins, 1979-1997 New York Giants, 1998-2001 National Football League

SENIORS (20 FINALISTS) – A player who last played more than 25 seasons ago

  1. Cliff Branch, WR – 1972-1985 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
  2. Harold Carmichael, WR – 1971-1983 Philadelphia Eagles, 1984 Dallas Cowboys
  3. Jim Covert, T – 1983-1990 Chicago Bears
  4. Roger Craig, RB – 1983-1990 San Francisco 49ers, 1991 Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-93 Minnesota Vikings
  5. Bobby Dillon, S – 1952-59 Green Bay Packers
  6. LaVern Dilweg, E – 1926 Milwaukee Badgers, 1927-1934 Green Bay Packers
  7. Ox Emerson, G/LB/C – 1931-37 Portsmouth Spartans/Detroit Lions, 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers
  8. Randy Gradishar, LB – 1974-1983 Denver Broncos
  9. Cliff Harris, S – 1970-79 Dallas Cowboys
  10. Winston Hill, T – 1963-1976 New York Jets, 1977 Los Angeles Rams
  11. Cecil Isbell, TB/DB/HB – 1938-1942 Green Bay Packers
  12. Alex Karras, DT – 1958-1962, 1964-1970 Detroit Lions
  13. Verne Lewellen, HB – 1924-27, 1928-1932 Green Bay Packers, 1927 New York Yankees
  14. Tommy Nobis, LB – 1966-1976 Atlanta Falcons
  15. Drew Pearson, WR – 1973-1983 Dallas Cowboys
  16. Donnie Shell, S – 1974-1987 Pittsburgh Steelers
  17. Duke Slater, T – 1922 Milwaukee Badgers, 1922-25 Rock Island Independents, 1926-1931 Chicago Cardinals
  18. Mac Speedie, E – 1946-1952 Cleveland Browns [AAFC/NFL]
  19. Ed Sprinkle, DE/LB/E – 1944-1955 Chicago Bears
  20. Al Wistert, OT/DT/G – 1943 Phil-Pitt, 1944-1951 Philadelphia Eagles

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