8 former Seahawks among modern era nominees for HOF

Paola Ditto
Settembre 13, 2019

Two of his former defensive teammates, nose tackle Casey Hampton and linebacker James Farrior, are also on the list of nominees.

Kicker Jason Hanson, offensive lineman Lomas Brown and linebacker Chris Spielman made the list with 122 other eligible players.

James, the greatest running back in Colts franchise history, last year was a Hall of Fame finalist for the third time in four years, but ultimately did not get the nod into Canton.

Abraham was a nominee previous year and is one of two SC natives on the list. The finalists will then be presented to the full 48-member Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee during its annual meeting the day before Super Bowl LIV.

The Hall of Fame on Thursday released a total of 122 players who comprise the list of modern-era nominees. The field will be trimmed to 15 finalists in early January.

The list of former 49ers who are nominees for the 2020 class includes Jeff Garcia, Ricky Watters, Brent Jones, Bryant Young, Merton Hanks and Tim McDonald.

The 2020 Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony will be held next August in Canton, Ohio.

The Centennial Class of 2020 will be formally enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame during the annual Enshrinement Week from August 6-9, 2020, and the Centennial Celebration in Canton on September 16-19, 2020.

If you'll recall, the Hall of Fame selection committee voted to suspend their by-laws related to class size.

This year's inductees will include five modern-era players, 10 players retired for more than 25 seasons, three "contributors" and two coaches. With an expanded class it opens up the discussion on the backlog of players that the Hall of Fame selection committee is now working through. A 25-person centennial "blue ribbon" panel will lead the selection of the senior, coaches and contributors. He was selected to the Pro Bowl nine times.

The Centennial Class of 2020 will be formally enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame during the annual Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls from August 6-9, 2020 and the Centennial Celebration in Canton on September 16-19, 2020.

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