Champ Bailey, Ed Reed, Tony Gonzalez among finalists for Pro Football HOF
Jan 04 2019
But he was not among five defensive backs who were named finalists on Thursday, 3 of them safeties.
The legendary Indianapolis Colts running back tonight was announced as one of 15 Modern Day finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019.
The former Bulldog was a 12-time Pro Bowler and a member of the 2000's All-Decade team. The contributor finalists are Pat Bowlen (Denver Broncos owner) and Gil Brandt (Dallas Cowboys vice president of player personnel).
Additional finalists include tight end Tony Gonzalez, free safety Ed Reed, receiver Isaac Bruce, cornerback Champ Bailey and Seattle native and UW grad Don Coryell. Gonzalez, Reed and Bailey are in their first year of eligibility for the Hall. Including the modern cap of five, between four and eight new members will be elected.
Boselli, the No. 2 overall selection by the Jaguars in the 1995 NFL Draft, played with the Jaguars from 1995-2001. He went on to win three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots.
His departure to the Jets for the 2005 season after he refused to restructure his contract was his first of two tenures there, playing also with Kansas City and Denver before retiring after the 2009 season.
The final round of voting will take place on February 2, the day before the Super Bowl in Atlanta. The legendary tight end was inducted into the Chiefs' Hall of Fame on December 13.
Gonzalez's 1,325 career receptions are the second-most in National Football League history behind only Jerry Rice; his 15,127 career receiving yards are sixth-most all time and his 111 receiving touchdowns are eight-most all time. During that time, Lynch registered 1,051 combined tackles, 26 interceptions, 13 sacks, and 16 forced fumbles, according to ESPN.