The Pro Football Hall of Fame elections will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2011, the day before the Super Bowl XLV at Cowboy's Stadium in North Texas. 17 finalists will be narrowed down to between four and seven new members.
Announcements of the Hall of Fame election results will take place on live TV, that evening from the Super Bowl media headquarters.
A nominated player or coach must have been retired for at least five years to qualify. If he has made outstanding contributions to pro football other than playing or coaching, he may still be active in his pro football career.
Popular football corner back (also KR/PR) Deion Sanders is in first year eligibility line-up with a long history on different teams. Atlanta Falcons-1989-93, San Francisco 49ers-1994, Dallas Cowboys-1995-99, Washington Redskins-2000 and Baltimore Ravens-2004-2005.
Marshall Faulk is regarded as one of the best dual-running backs in the history of football. Faulk is the only running back in history to run 12,000 yards, run for at least 70 touchdowns and and catch 30 of them.
Wide receiver(KR), Tim Brown was also in the 2010 finalists for the Football Hall of Fame. He played for the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, 1988-2003 and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2004.
A well known football name, Curtis Martin, played running back position for the New England Patriots in 1995-97 and the New York Jets from 1998-2005. This is Curtis' first year of eligibility for the Hall of Fame.
Chris Carter made a successful comeback in his football career after a short stint of drug problems. He started new with the Vikings in 1990 and scored 55 touchdowns during the next five years. Carter retired with 130 touchdowns and a title of the fourth best wide receiver in the NFL history.
Each year the Hall of Fame invites football fans to help them out by voting for their choice picks for that year. You can vote by following the link below. Happy voting!
I don't remember who actually made it for the class of 2011...but these are all mostly deserving and well-stated, concise cases for each. good job!
cortez kennedy deserves it!
Great list and very timely for the front page! Congratulations!
Not a football fan but congrats on the front pages! Well done list.
All five of these guys belong in the Hall!
Congratulations on front page. Great List. Well Done. x
This is a great list of nominees for the Hall of Fame. Enjoy the front page!
I'm clueless! Thanks for the information!
Nice job on this list. Congratulations on your feature front page.
Returning to congratulate you on the front page spot! Well done. No Vick for me either. Have him clean off the stadium seats and away from dogs and public too.
Great info! Congrats on being featured! :)
Go Cowboys! I only know Deion Sanders, but this is an interesting and timely list. HI5 and congrats on your front page accolade.
Great list for the football lovers!!
Go Workhomeunion! Lol, thank you so much! Thanks to all of you! :)
Nicely researched, J! Deserving of the front page. You are fast becoming a LM5 celeb!
Like it, tweeted it, added to FB and gave you a Hi5! Nice list, and as a lifetime Raiders fan, Tim Brown got snubbed and should have been a "first ballot" Hall-of-Famer .. former Heisman Trophy Winner, top-10 all-time receiver, rarely ran the wrong routes and rarely dropped a pass .. sorry, got a little carried away.. Put TIM BROWN IN THE HOF!!!
Thanks! I was pleasantly surprised to see this up front today. :)
Good list (checked with my football fan hubby-personally I do not know anything) he gives it a High 5!!!
congrats on the home page too!!!
All worthy nominees!
Super list. I'm going to agree with many of you about Vick too.
I agree, ListMaker!
So glad Michael Vick isn't on the list - I personally don't think he should be back playing football after he destroyed all those dogs. Good list and will share with football fans over here.
I'll show this to the big football fan in our house!
Thank you for the list of nominees to vote into the football hall of fame.
I'm voting for Sanders!!!
select one here...