Curtis Martin a HOF finalist

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  1. Murrell2878

    Murrell2878 Lets go JETS!
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    Hall of Fame announces 17 finalists for Class of 2011

    Jerome Bettis, Marshall Faulk, Curtis Martin, Willie Roaf and Deion Sanders -- the five players in their first year of eligibility for the Pro Football Hall of Fame -- will be among 15 modern-era finalists considered for election when the 44-member selection committee meets Feb. 5 in North Texas.

    Joining the five first-year-eligible players are nine other modern-era players and one contributor.

    Two senior nominees, announced last August, also will be considered.

    A finalist must receive a minimum positive vote of 80 percent to be elected.

    Here are the 17 finalists (*-denotes senior nominee):
    »*Jerome Bettis, RB (1993-95 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 1996-2005 Pittsburgh Steelers)
    »*Tim Brown, WR/KR (1988-2003 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
    »*Cris Carter, WR (1987-89 Philadelphia Eagles, 1990-2001 Minnesota Vikings, 2002 Miami Dolphins)
    »*Dermontti Dawson, C (1988-2000 Pittsburgh Steelers)
    »*Richard Dent, DE (1983-1993, 1995 Chicago Bears, 1994 San Francisco 49ers, 1996 Indianapolis Colts, 1997 Philadelphia Eagles)
    »*Chris Doleman, DE/LB (1985-1993, 1999 Minnesota Vikings, 1994-95 Atlanta Falcons, 1996-98 San Francisco 49ers)
    »*Marshall Faulk, RB (1994-98 Indianapolis Colts, 1999-2005 St. Louis Rams)
    »*Charles Haley, DE/LB (1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-96 Dallas Cowboys)
    » *Chris Hanburger, LB (1965-78 Washington Redskins)
    »*Cortez Kennedy, DT (1990-2000 Seattle Seahawks)
    »*Curtis Martin, RB (1995-97 New England Patriots, 1998-2005 New York Jets)
    »*Andre Reed, WR (1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington Redskins)
    » *Les Richter, LB (1954-62 Los Angeles Rams)
    »*Willie Roaf, OT (1993-2001 New Orleans Saints, 2002-05 Kansas City Chiefs)
    »*Ed Sabol, Contributor (1964-1995 NFL Films)
    »*Deion Sanders, CB/KR/PR (1989-1993 Atlanta Falcons, 1994 San Francisco 49ers, 1995-99 Dallas Cowboys, 2000 Washington Redskins, 2004-05 Baltimore Ravens)
    »*Shannon Sharpe, TE (1990-99, 2002-03 Denver Broncos, 2000-01 Baltimore Ravens)

    To be eligible for election, modern-era players and coaches must be retired at least five years. Contributors need not be retired.

    Brown, Carter, Dawson, Dent, Haley, Kennedy, Reed and Sharpe all have been finalists in previous years. This is the first time that Doleman, Hanburger, Richter, and Sabol have been finalists, although they were eligible in previous years.

    Hanburger and Richter were selected as candidates by the Hall of Fame's seniors committee, which reviews the qualifications of players whose careers took place more than 25 years ago.

    The remaining 15 modern-era finalists were determined by a vote of the Hall of Fame's selection committee from a list of 114 preliminary nominees that earlier was reduced to a list of 26 semifinalists.

    The selection committee will meet in North Texas the day before Super Bowl XLV to elect the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2011. The election results will be announced at 7 p.m. ET on Feb. 5 during a one-hour NFL Network special, live from the Super Bowl media headquarters.
    Although there isn't a set number of enshrinees for any class, the Pro Football Hall of Fame's current ground rules stipulate that between four and seven new members will be selected each year. No more than five modern-era nominees can be elected in a given year, and a class of six or seven can only be achieved if one or both senior nominees are elected.

    The following 11 semifinalists didn't make the cut:
    »*Don Coryell, Coach (1973-77 St. Louis Cardinals, 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers)
    »*Roger Craig, RB (1983-1990 San Francisco 49ers, 1991 Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-93 Minnesota Vikings)
    »*Terrell Davis, RB (1995-2001 Denver Broncos)
    »*Edward DeBartolo, Jr., Owner (1979-1997 San Francisco 49ers)
    »*Kevin Greene, LB/DE (1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers)
    »*Ray Guy, P (1973-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders)
    »*Lester Hayes, CB (1977-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders)
    »*Art Modell, Owner (1961-1995 Cleveland Browns, 1996-2003 Baltimore Ravens)
    »*Paul Tagliabue, Commissioner (1989-2006 National Football League)
    »*Aeneas Williams, CB/S (1991-2000 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 2001-04 St. Louis Rams)
    »*George Young, Contributor (1968-1974 Baltimore Colts, 1975-78 Miami Dolphins, 1979-1997 New York Giants, 1998-2001 National Football League)
     
  2. nym05

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    atleast the nfl hall of hame still has some integrity. thats a pretty stacked class.
     
  3. gustoonarmy

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    Get in C'Mart!!!
     
  4. pats-hater

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    Pulling for you Curtis!!!

    What a great guy.
     
  5. stinkyB

    stinkyB 2009 Best Avatar Award Winner

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    Richard Dent played all the way to '97?

    He was a bad mofo on the Bears.

    If Curtis gets in, I'll be booking a trip Akron for the 1st time
     
  6. AbdulSalam

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    Floyd Little is in the HOF, I don't think CMart has anything to worry about.
     
  7. Murrell2878

    Murrell2878 Lets go JETS!
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    well deserved....let's hope he gets in.
     
  9. Namath2Kolber

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    I would love to see C-Mart get in but, taking off my green-tinted glasses for a moment, I don't see him getting in on his first ballot with Marshall Faulk and Bettis in the same class.
     
  10. JetsVilma28

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    no doubt he's getting in. I just don't think it will be this year.
     
  12. James Hasty

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    Too much competition this year, Curtis will have to wait.
     
  13. All Star

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    Has it really been five years already?

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    Hmm. it's a pretty stacked class, hopefully he gets in. Prime and Faulk will definitely get in.
     
  16. JustBlaze330

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    Hope he gets in. He's the reason this Northeast ohio guy became a Jets Fan. Love him!
     
  17. ukilledkenny

    ukilledkenny You bastards!

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    I assume that he won't make it this year.

    Should be in next year though.
     
  18. MexicanJet

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    He's def a lock, but when is the question.. The thing that kills him for this year is that he doesn't have a sb ring..
     
  19. Italian Seafood

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    If grasp of the English language is any factor he gets in ahead of Sharpe.
     
  20. abyzmul

    abyzmul R.J. MacReady, 21018 Funniest Member Award Winner

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    I'd love to see him get in on the first ballot. But he's a Jet. I say 5th or 6th. Think about it. Klecko will probably NEVER get in. Or if he does, it will be a few months after he dies.
     

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