The Professional Football Hall of Fame has announced 130 nominations for the modern era in 2021.
Peyton Manning, Calvin Jackson, Jared Allen, Justin Tuck, Charles Tillman and Charles Woodson made headlines for the newcomers.
The nominees include 65 offensive players, 49 defensive players and 16 special team players. The selectors will reduce the list of Hyundai nominees to 25 semi-finalists in November, and 15 finalists from January.
The 48-member selection committee will vote on 18 finalists at the annual meeting on Saturday the day before the Super Bowl LV selection. Senior finalist Drew Pearson (Drew Pearson), submitted finalist Bill Nunn (Bill Nunn) and coach finalist Tom Flores (Tom Flores) and 15 modern era finalists The final vote was held together.
Quarterback (8): Drew Bledsoe, Randall Cunningham, Jake Delhomme, Jeff Garcia, Dave Krieg, Peyton Manning, Donovan McNabb, Steve McNair.
run (17): Sean Alexander, Mike Alstott (FB), Tiki Barber, Serious Byner, Larry Center, Corey Dillon, Warwick Dunn, Eddie George , Pastor Holmes, Steven Jackson, Jamal Lewis, Eric Metcalfe (also WR/KR/PR), Green Byrne (also WR/KR/PR), Lorenzo Ni Er (FB), Fred Taylor, Herschel Walker (also KR), Ricky Watters.
Wide receiver (13): Donald Driver, Henry Ellard (also PR), *Tory Holt, Calvin Johnson, Chad Johnson, Derek Mason, Muhin Mohamed, Jimmy Smith Rhodes Smith, Hines Ward, Reggie Wayne, Wes Welk, Roddy White.
Tight end (7): Dallas Clark, Ben Coates, Keith Jackson, Brent Jones, Heath Miller, Jeremy Shawkey, Wesley Walls.
Offensive informant (20): Willie Anderson (T), Matt Burke (C), *Tony Boselli (T), Lomas Brown (T), Ruben Brown (G), * Ai Len Fanika (G), Dalicaso Ferguson (T), Kevin Glover (C/G), Jordan Gross (T), Kent Hull (C), Olin Kreuz (C), Logan Mankins (G), Tom Narren (C), Chris Samuel (T), Jeff Saturday (C), Chris Ceney ( G), Brian Waters (G), Richmond Weber (T), Eric Williams (T), Steve Wisniewski (G).
Defensive informant (15): John Abraham (LB again), Jared Allen (DE), Ray Childress (DT/DE), Laro Glover (DT/NT), Casey Hampton (DT/NT), Leslie O’Neill (DE), Michael Dean Perry (DT/DE), Simeon Rice (DE), *Richard Seymour (DT), Justin Smith (DE), Neal Smith (DE), Greg Townsend (DE / LB / DT / NT), Justin Tuck (DE), Kevin Williams (DT), * Bryant Young ( DT).
Linebacker (16): Cornelius Bennett, Lance Briggs, Teddy Brusky, London Fletcher, Seth Joyner, Clay Matthews Jr., Jerod Mayo, Willie McGinest (also DE), *Sam Mills, Joey Porter, Chris Spielman, Takeo Spikes, Pat Swilling (also DE), Darryl Talley, *Zach Thomas, Patrick Willis.
Defensive rebound (18): Eric Allen (CB), Rod Barber (CB/S), *Leroy Butler (S), Nick Collins (S), Merton Hanks ( S), Rodney Harrison (S), James Hasty (DB), Albert Lewis (CB), * John Lynch (S), Tim McDonald (S), Allen Rossum (DB), Asante Samuel (DB), Bob Sanders (S), Charles Tillman (CB), Troy Vincent (CB), Adrian Wilson (S), Charles Woodson (CB/S), Darren Woodson (S).
Marbles/kick (12): David Akers (K), Gary Anderson (K), Jason Elam (K), Jeff Feagles (P), Jason Hanson (K), John Kasay (K), Sean Landeta (P), Ryan Longwell (K) )), Nick Lowry (K), Reggie Robbie (P), Ron Stark (P), Matt Turk (P).
Special team (4): Josh Cribbs (KR/PR is also WR), Mel Gray (PR/KR is also WR), Brian Mitchell (KR/PR is also RB), Steve Tasker (ST is also WR).
*- indicates the finalists for 2020. (Players and coaches must be at least last season or at least five full seasons by the coach to be eligible for nomination. Therefore, any individual who last played or coached in 2015 will be eligible for the first time in 2021.)