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Sport Best bets for which Pro Football Hall of Fame centennial finalists will be enshrined

02:50  15 january  2020
02:50  15 january  2020 Source:   touchdownwire.usatoday.com

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So who will be in Pro Football Hall of Fame 's Class of 2018? Faneca was a Hall of Fame finalist in both 2016 and 2017, but got shot down both times. If the HOF selection committee decides to elect a safety, Lynch seems like the best bet , but it wouldn't be surprising at all to see Dawkins get the call

The Pro Football Hall of Fame ’s 48-person Selection Committee is charged with the vital task of Every nomination of an eligible candidate received will be processed and forwarded to the Hall of Is a New Hall of Fame Member Enshrined as a Member of a Team? Obviously, teams take great pride

The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s special Centennial Class of 2020 will be announced Jan. 15 but the 38 finalists for induction have been revealed. As per the HOF’s official web site release:

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A special Blue-Ribbon Panel comprised of many members of the overall Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee, Hall of Famers, coaches, football executives and several leading historians has scrutinized the merits of nearly 300 candidates nominated for consideration as part of the Hall’s special Centennial Class of 2020. The finalists will be deliberated by the Blue-Ribbon Panel in January from which 10 Seniors, three (3) Contributors and two (2) Coaches will be elected to the Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2020. The remainder of the one-time 20-person Class of 2020 will include five Modern-Era Players who will be elected from 15 finalists by the full Selection Committee on “Selection Saturday,” the eve of Super Bowl LIV in Miami.

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Previously covered Steelers, Bills and Titans Member of Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Selectors since 1999 of the Pro Football Hall of Fame 's centennial class on Saturday, when the Hall 's president

The only questions are how, how many and how will the Hall of Fame honor them? Clark Judge of the Talk of Fame Network reports that the Hall of Fame has agreed in principle to move forward with the special class of inductees in conjunction with the NFL’s Gino Cappelletti should be enshrined .

So, with that in mind, here are our next best guesses — former coaches turned analysts, Bill Cowher and Jimmy Johnson, have already been announced as in — for the sweet Centennial Class enshrinees.

Paul Tagliabue

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After serving as a lawyer for the NFL, Tagliabue was selected by NFL owners to succeed Pete Rozelle as Commissioner in 1989 and served until 2006.

Roger Craig

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Craig, a four-time Pro Bowler and three-time Super Bowl champion with the 49ers, was the first NFL player to have 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in the same season.

Cliff Branch

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Branch was a small (5-foot-11) but speedy and dangerous receiver who won three championships with the Raiders.

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— After hours of lobbying and debate, a new Hall of Fame class will emerge this weekend from a list of 15 modern-era finalists . This should be a good year for the offensive linemen: Five-time Pro Bowler Tony Boselli and nine-time Pro Bowler Alan Faneca were some of the best up front players of their

Hometown Hall of Famers Program. Yearly Finalists . "If I could start my life all over again, I would be a professional football player. Well let me tell you, just being a part of the Green Bay Packers for 14 years was enough credit for Ray Nitschke." Black College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Announced.

Harold Carmichael

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Aug 20, 1983; Green Bay, WI, USA; FILE PHOTO; Philadelphia Eagles receiver (17) Harold Carmichael in action during the 1983 pre-season against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Tony Tomsic-USA TODAY NETWORK

Carmichael used his 6-foot-8, athletic frame to simply outjump defenders and become one of the game’s most unstoppable targets (79 career TDs) in the ’70s.

George Young

As the general manager of the New York Giants from 1979 to 1997, he was named NFL Executive of the Year five times.

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Super Bowl-winning coach Jimmy Johnson into Hall of Fame .
Jimmy Johnson, who coached the Dallas Cowboys to two Super Bowl championships in the 1990s, has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The hall announced his selection Sunday night as part of a centennial class that was chosen on Wednesday by a special committee. Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher was revealed Saturday night as the other coach being inducted. A successful college coach at Oklahoma State and Miami, where he won a national championship in 1987, Johnson was hired in 1989 by new Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

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