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Semifinalists Announced for Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2020

By Evan Chronis

The 25 modern-era semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2020 has been announced.

The list of 122 nominees that was announced in September has been cut down to these semifinalists, with the ultimate decision on the Class of 2020 coming during the weekend of the 2020 Super Bowl in February. 

The first time eligible candidates that have been named semifinalists for the Class of 2020 are Reggie Wayne (WR) and Troy Polamalu (S).

Modern Era Semifinalists Class of 2020

Class of 2020 Modern-Era Semifinalists

  • Steve Atwater

    • Safety for Denver Broncos (1989-98) and New York Jets (1999)
  • Carl Banks

    • Linebacker for New York Giants (1984-92), Washington Redskins (1993) and Cleveland Browns (1994-95)
  • 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)
  • Alan Faneca

    • Guard for Pittsburgh Steelers (1998-2007), New York Jets (2008-09) and Arizona Cardinals (2010)
  • Torry Holt

    • Wide Receiver for St. Louis Rams (1999-2008) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2009)
  • Steven 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)
  • 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)
  • Sam Mills

    • New Orleans Saints (1986-94) and Carolina Panthers (1995-97)
  • Troy Polamalu

    • Safety for Pittsburgh Steelers (2003-14)
  • Simeon Rice

    • Defensive end for Arizona Cardinals (1996-2000), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2001-06), Denver Broncos (2007), Indianapolis Colts (2007). 
  • Richard Seymour

    • Defensive End for New England Patriots (2001-08) and Oakland Raiders (2009-12)
  • Steve Tasker

    • Wide Receiver for Houston Oilers (1985-86) and Buffalo Bills (1986-97)
  • Fred Taylor

    • Running Back for Jacksonville Jaguars (1998-2008) and New England Patriots (2009-10)
  • Zach Thomas

    • Linebacker for Miami Dolphins (1996-2007) and Dallas Cowboys (2008)
  • Hines Ward

    • Wide Receiver for Pittsburgh Steelers (1998-2001)
  • Ricky Watters

    • Running Back for San Francisco 49ers (1991-94), Philadelphia Eagles (1995-97) and Seattle Seahawks (1998-2001)
  • Reggie Wayne

    • Wide Receiver for Indianapolis Colts (2001-14)
  • Patrick Willis

    • Linebacker for San Francisco 49ers (2007-14)
  • Darren Woodson

    • Safety for Dallas Cowboys (1992-2004)
  • Bryant Young

    • Defensive Tackle for San Francisco 49ers (1994-2007)

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