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Finalists for 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Announced

12 January, 2018, 19:24 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
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Former Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss and guard Steve Hutchinson are each one step closer to being named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame during Super Bowl weekend in the Twin Cities.

The modern-era finalists along with contributor committee finalist Bobby Beathard and senior committee finalists Robert Brazile and Jerry Kramer will be considered for election to the Hall when the 48-person selection committee meets in Minneapolis on February 3, a day before Super Bowl LII. Once the list is trimmed down to five, the Board of Selectors will simply vote "yes" or "no" on each player, with 80% of the vote required for enshrinement. He was a four-time Pro Bowl selection during his time with the Colts. Moreover, the divisive wideout ranks second in receiving yards and third in touchdowns.

Players are eligible to be a Modern-Era finalist for 20 years before they become a Senior finalists. One Contributor Finalist also has been announced: former longtime Washington Redskins and San Diego Chargers General Manager Bobby Beathard.

Lynch is a Hall of Fame finalist for the fifth consecutive year. Linebacker Robert Brazile, a five-time First Team All-Pro with the Houston Oilers in the 1970s and 1980s, and guard Jerry Kramer, a key member of the Green Bay Packers" dynasty in the 1950s and "60s, were chosen as Senior Finalists. Though Lynch only played in Denver for four seasons, he made the most of his time as a Bronco, earning four more Pro Bowl nods.

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The Class of 2018 will be enshrined in Canton, Ohio, in August.

Thus far, Jacoby obviously hasn't made it into the Hall of Fame, but this year is his best, and last, chance to be voted in by the modern era committee.

The National Football League on Tuesday evening announced the finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018, and Jacoby is among the group hoping to have their name called to join the list of the greatest members of the NFL.

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