Three Former Vikings Among Hall Of Fame Semifinalists

Posted by Mike Wobschall on December 1, 2009 – 7:00 am

Although a pair of 1st-time eligible players – WR Jerry Rice and RB Emmitt Smith – will grab the most attention, it’s notable that 3 former Minnesota Vikings are among the 25 semifinalists being considered for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010.

Those 3 players are WR Cris Carter, DE Chris Doleman and DT John Randle.

The Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee chose the 25 semifinalists from a list of 131 preliminary nominees, and the new list of 25 semifinalists will be whittled down via mail ballot to 15 finalists, with the results of the modern-era reduction vote to 15 finalists to be announced on January 7, 2010. Then the individuals nominated by the Hall of Fame’s Seniors Committee – Dick LeBeau and Floyd Little – will be added to that list to make for 17 finalists.

The Class of 2010 will be determined at the Selection Committee’s annual meeting on Saturday, February 6, in South Florida the day before Super Bowl XLIV. The election results will be announced at 4 p.m. CT during a 1-hour NFL Network special, live from the Super Bowl media headquarters.

For more details on the selection process, the credentials of the 25 semifinalists and information about a new aspect of the selection process that includes fan input, checkout the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s website by clicking here.


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8 Responses to “Three Former Vikings Among Hall Of Fame Semifinalists”

  1. By HANK on Dec 1, 2009 | Reply

    i would like to see all 3 but i think carter has the best chance

  2. By Stacey on Dec 1, 2009 | Reply

    All very deserving But if I had to choose just one its #80

  3. By Mark on Dec 1, 2009 | Reply

    What about Roger Craig?

  4. By Nicole on Dec 1, 2009 | Reply


  5. By dmac32 on Dec 1, 2009 | Reply

    You don’t know how bad I want to see Cris Carter in the HOF (he should have been a first ballot HOF), but I don’t think he’ll make it this year because of the politics. Those writers seem to think that only one player from each position from one particular era should make it in on any given year. Jerry Rice is a no brainer, so I see Carter having to wait until next year. I’m hoping that I’m wrong.

  6. By vikingsfan1955 on Dec 1, 2009 | Reply

    I have always been a chris carter fan since he came to us for 10 dollars from the eagles.My problem with him has been the way he talked bad about the vikes most of last yr and some of his comments were brutal.He was a great reciever and I will be happy to see him in the hall but he will not make it before ransel and doleman,maybe he’ll beat doleman but john randel was a beast a prue beast and will make it for sure.It would be nice to see carter and him make it at the same time though.

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