Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson 2021 Hall of Fame candidates

Peyton Manning and Charles Woodson are amongst 14 first-year eligible applicants for the Professional Soccer Corridor of Status

Peyton Manning and Charles Woodson are amongst 14 first-year eligible applicants for the Professional Soccer Corridor of Status.

Becoming a member of the two-time Tremendous Bowl champion quarterback and the superstar cornerback/protection at the poll are receivers Calvin Johnson, Wes Welker and Roddy White; working again Steven Jackson; tight finish Heath Miller; offensive linemen D’Brickashaw Ferguson and Logan Mankins; defensive linemen Jared Allen, Justin Tuck and Kevin Williams; linebacker Jerod Mayo; and defensive again Charles Tillman.

In all, there are 130 nominees for 5 modern-era spots. The roster of nominees is composed of 65 offensive gamers, 49 defensive gamers and 16 particular groups gamers. The checklist can be decreased to 25 semifinalists in November and to 15 finalists in January. A most of 5 modern-era gamers can be selected when the choice committee meets the Saturday earlier than the Tremendous Bowl in Tampa, Florida.

Eighteen finalists can be offered to the total 48-member panel: the 15 modern-era finalists, and the not too long ago nominated Drew Pearson (senior); Invoice Nunn (contributor); and Tom Flores (trainer).

Enshrinement on the corridor in Canton, Ohio, will happen subsequent August, when participants of the 2020 elegance and a distinct centennial elegance additionally will input the soccer shrine. The 2020 elegance may now not be enshrined because of the coronavirus pandemic and can be venerated subsequent summer time.

That elegance has gamers Steve Atwater, Isaac Bruce, Harold Carmichael, Jimbo Covert, Bobby Dillon, Cliff Harris, Winston Hill, Steve Hutchinson, Edgerrin James, Alex Karras, Troy Polamalu, Donnie Shell, Duke Slater, Mac Speedie and Ed Sprinkle; coaches Invoice Cowher and Jimmy Johnson; and participants Steve Sabol, Paul Tagliabue and George Younger.

Returning finalists from final 12 months are receivers Torry Holt and Reggie Wayne; offensive linemen Tony Boselli and Alan Faneca; defensive linemen Richard Seymour and Bryant Younger; linebackers Sam Turbines and Zach Thomas; and defensive backs John Lynch and LeRoy Butler.

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