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Modern-Era Nominees Announced for Hall of Fame's Class of 2020

By Evan Chronis

We are excited to announce that the 122 Modern-Era Nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2020 have been revealed. The Class of 2020 will be enshrined on August 8, 2020 in Canton, Ohio as the main event of 2020 Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls.

This year's Enshrinement Week will be a special one, as the Centennial Class will consist of 20 members. The breakdown will be five Modern-Era players, 10 Seniors (players retired for over 25 seasons), three Contributors (non player or coach) and two coaches. 

The first time eligible candidates for the Class of 2020 are Joshua Cribbs (WR), Reggie Wayne (WR), John Abraham (DE and LB), Justin Smith (DE), Lance Briggs (LB) and Troy Polamalu (S).

2020 Hall of Fame Modern-Era Nominees

Quarterbacks

  • Randall Cunningham
  • Jake Delhomme
  • Boomer Esiason
  • Jeff Hostetler
  • Dave Kreig
  • Jeff Garcia
  • Donovan McNabb

Running Backs

  • Shaun Alexander
  • Mike Alstott (FB)
  • Johnny Bailey (also PR/KR)
  • Tiki Barber, Earnest Byner
  • Larry Centers
  • Corey Dillon
  • Eddie George
  • Priest Holmes
  • Edgerrin James — Finalist in 2019
  • Daryl Johnston (FB)
  • Thomas Jones (RB)
  • Eric Metcalf (also WR/KR/PR)
  • Lorenzo Neal (FB)
  • Clinton Portis
  • Fred Taylor
  • Herschel Walker (also KR)
  • Chris Warren
  • Ricky Watters

Wide Receivers

  • Isaac Bruce
  • Gary Clark
  • Donald Driver
  • Henry Ellard (also PR)
  • Torry Holt
  • Chad Johnson
  • Derrick Mason
  • Muhsin Muhammad
  • Jimmy Smith
  • Rod Smith
  • Hines Ward
  • Josh Cribbs
  • Reggie Wayne

Tight Ends

  • Dallas Clark
  • Ben Coates
  • Keith Jackson
  • Brent Jones
  • Jeremy Shockey
  • Wesley Walls

Offensive Linemen

  • Willie Anderson (T)
  • Matt Birk (C)
  • Tony Boselli (T) — Finalist in 2019
  • Lomas Brown (T)
  • Ray Donaldson (C)
  • Alan Faneca (G) — Finalist in 2019
  • Kevin Gogan (G/T)
  • Jordan Gross (T)
  • Chris Hinton (G/T)
  • Kent Hull (C)
  • Steve Hutchinson (G) — Finalist in 2019
  • Lincoln Kennedy, (T/G)
  • Olin Kreutz (C)
  • Jeff Saturday (C)
  • Richmond Webb (T)
  • Chris Samuels (T)
  • Brian Waters (G)
  • Erik Williams (T)
  • Steve Wisniewski (G)

Defensive Linemen

  • La’Roi Glover (DT/NT)
  • Casey Hampton (DT/NT)
  • Chester McGlockton (DT)
  • Greg Townsend (DT/NT)
  • Leslie O’Neal (DE)
  • Simeon Rice (DE)
  • Richard Seymour (DT) — Finalist in 2019
  • Neil Smith (DE)
  • Bryant Young (DT)
  • John Abraham (DE and LB)
  • Justin Smith (DE)

Linebackers

  • Carl Banks
  • Cornelius Bennett
  • Tedy Bruschi
  • James Farrior
  • London Fletcher
  • Seth Joyner
  • Wilber Marshall
  • Clay Matthews
  • Willie McGinest (also DE)
  • Sam Mills
  • Chris Spielman
  • Takeo Spikes
  • Darryl Talley
  • Zach Thomas
  • Jessie Tuggle
  • Lance Briggs 
  • Patrick Willis

Defensive Backs

  • Eric Allen (CB)
  • Steve Atwater (S) — Finalist in 2019
  • Ronde Barber (CB/S)
  • LeRoy Butler (S)
  • Nick Collins (S)
  • Merton Hanks (S)
  • Rodney Harrison (S)
  • Albert Lewis (CB)
  • John Lynch (S) — Finalist in 2019
  • Terry McDaniel (CB)
  • Tim McDonald (S)
  • Bob Sanders (S)
  • Troy Vincent (CB)
  • Darren Woodson (S)
  • Troy Polamalu (S)

Punters/Kickers

  • David Akers (K)
  • Gary Anderson (K)
  • Jason Elam (K)
  • Jeff Feagles (P)
  • Jason Hanson (K)
  • Sean Landeta (P)
  • Ryan Longwell (K)
  • Nick Lowery (K)
  • Reggie Roby (P)
  • Rohn Stark (P)
  • Matt Turk (P)

Special Teams

  • Mel Gray (also PR/KR/WR)
  • Brian Mitchell (KR/PR also RB)
  • Steve Tasker (ST also WR)

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