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Modern-Era Semifinalists Announced for 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame

By Evan Chronis

And then there were 25. 

The list of 102 modern-era nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019 has been cut down to 25 semi-finalists. This list consists of players and coaches who are all eligible for enshrinement next August in Canton. 

A player or coach must be five years removed from the game to be eligible for nomination, meaning that any player or coach who last played in 2013 is eligible to be on the ballot for the first time this year. 

Hall of Fame Semifinalists

Here is the official list of modern-era semi-finalists:

  • Steve Atwater
    • Safety for Denver Broncos (1989-98) and New York Jets (1999)
  • Champ Bailey
    • Cornerback for Washington Redskins (1999-2003) and Denver Broncos (2004-13)
  • Ronde Barber
    • Cornerback for Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1997-2012)
  • Tony Boselli
    • Offensive Tackle for Jacksonville Jaguars (1995-2001) and Houston Texans (2002)
  • Isaac Bruce
    • Wide Receiver for Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams (1994-2007) and San Francisco 49ers (2008-09)
  • Leroy Butler
    • Safety for Green Bay Packers (1990-2001)
  • Don Coryell
    • Head Coach of St. Louis Cardinals (1973-77) and San Diego Chargers (1978-86)
  • Alan Faneca
    • Guard for Pittsburgh Steelers (1998-2007), New York Jets (2008-09) and Arizona Cardinals (2010)
  • Tom Flores
    • Head Coach of Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders (1979-87) and Seattle Seahawks (1992-94)
  • Tony Gonzalez
    • Tight End for Kansas City Chiefs (1997-2008) and Atlanta Falcons (2009-13)
  • Torry Holt
    • Wide Receiver for St. Louis Rams (1999-2008) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2009)
  • Steve Hutchinson
    • Guard for Seattle Seahawks (2001-05), Minnesota Vikings (2006-11) and Tennessee Titans (2012)
  • Edgerrin James
    • Running Back for Indianapolis Colts (1999-2005), Arizona Cardinals (2006-08) and Seattle Seahawks (2009)
  • Jimmy Johnson 
    • Head Coach for Dallas Cowboys (1989-93) and Miami Dolphins (1996-99)
  • Ty Law
    • Cornerback for New England Patriots (1995-2004), New York Jets (2005), Kansas City Chiefs (2006-07), New York Jets (2008) and Denver Broncos (2009)
  • John Lynch
    • Safety for Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1993-2003) and Denver Broncos (2004-07)
  • Clay Matthews
    • Linebacker for Cleveland Browns (1978-93) and Atlanta Falcons (1994-96)
  • Kevin Mawae
    • Center for Seattle Seahawks (1994-97), New York Jets (1998-2005) and Tennessee Titans (2006-09)
  • Karl Mecklenburg
    • Linebacker for Denver Broncos (1983-94)
  • Sam Mills
    • New Orleans Saints (1986-94) and Carolina Panthers (1995-97)
  • Ed Reed
    • Safety for Baltimore Ravens (2002-2012), Houston Texans (2013) and New York Jets (2013)
  • Richard Seymour
    • Defensive End for New England Patriots (2001-08) and Oakland Raiders (2009-12)
  • Zach Thomas
    • Linebacker for Miami Dolphins (1996-2007) and Dallas Cowboys (2008)
  • Hines Ward
    • Wide Receiver for Pittsburgh Steelers (1998-2001)
  • Darren Woodson
    • Safety for Dallas Cowboys (1992-2004)

Enshrinement Week 2019 Official Ticket Packages

With our 25 modern-era semifinalists now determined, we're getting excited about Enshrinement Week 2019 in Canton! You can be there to see the biggest names in the sport earn their Gold Jackets with an Official Ticket Package from Pro Football Hall of Fame Experiences! 

2019 Enshrinement Packages

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