The NFL begins its Super Bowl tournament today with a pair of Wild Card Round games as the 12 playoff teams try to cap their quest for the game’s ultimate team accomplishment – a Super Bowl victory.
But before that team-related quest begins, it’s important to acknowledge a group of 15 former players/coaches/administrators who are now one step closer to achieving the greatest individual accomplishment in the NFL – induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
It was announced Friday that 2 former Vikings – Cris Carter and John Randle – are among the 15 modern-era finalists who will be considered for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame when the Hall’s Selection Committee meets in South Florida on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, 1 day before the Super Bowl.
The 15 modern-era finalists, along with the 2 senior nominees announced in August 2009 (former Detroit Lions cornerback Dick LeBeau and former Denver Broncos running back Floyd Little) will be the only candidates considered for Hall of Fame election when the 44-member Selection Committee meets.
At the 2010 selection meeting, the selectors will thoroughly discuss the careers of each finalist. Although there is no set number for any class of enshrinees, the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s current ground rules stipulate that between 4 and 7 new members will be selected each year. No more than 5 modern-era nominees can be elected in a given year and a class of 6 or 7 can only be achieved if 1 or both senior nominees are elected.
To be elected, a finalist must receive a minimum positive vote of 80 percent.
Click here to learn more and to see a complete list of the finalists for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010.
Congratulations to Cris Carter and John Randle!
Information from the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s official website – http://www.profootballhof.com – was used in this report.
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