Pro Football Hall of Fame 2017: Full List of Nominees and Reaction

September 15, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The full list of modern-era nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 2017 class was announced Wednesday. 
The entire group of 94 players and coaches can be found at NFL.com. Offensive players are well represented among the 2017 nominees. There are 45 offensive players to 32 defenders, and 37 of them are running backs, wide receivers or offensive linemen.
Here is a look at some of the notable names from the group:
Former Philadelphia Eagles Donovan McNabb and Brian Dawkins were included among the nominees and reacted to the news:
According to NFL.com, the full list of nominees will be narrowed to 25 semifinalists in November and 15 finalists in January. Those 15 finalists, along with senior finalist Kenny Easley and contributor finalists Jerry Jones and Paul Tagliabue, will be voted on by the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee. The committee eventually pares down the 15 modern-era finalists to five and then votes yes or no.

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