The final 15 candidate list for the 2021 Professional Football Hall of fame modern player category includes four first-year candidates.
The four are quarterback Peyton Manning, outfielder Calvin Johnson, Defender Charles Woodson and defender Jared Allen.
The hall of fame selection committee confirmed 130 nominations in September and then narrowed the list to 25 in November. Next, the committee will vote on the winner.
On the day before the 55th super bowl, a 48 member selection committee will vote for 15 people. In addition, senior category final candidate drew Pearson, outstanding contribution category final candidate bill Nunn and coach category final candidate Tom Flores will participate in the final vote.
Although there is no rule on the number of people selected for each hall of fame, generally speaking, the selection committee will select four to eight people. 2021 Hall of fame members will announce at the NFL awards ceremony on February 6.
The members of the 2021 National Congress will enter the hall of fame at the selection ceremony on August 8. Other events that week included the Pittsburgh Steelers versus Dallas Cowboys Hall of fame competition and the 2020 Centennial Hall of fame selection ceremony on August 7.
List of 15 people:
Jared Allen, defensive end-2004-2007, Kansas City Chiefs, 2008-2013, Minnesota Vikings, 2014-2015, Chicago Bears, 2015, Carolina Panthers
Ronde Barber, defensive guard-1997-2012, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tony Boselli, offensive tackle-1995-2001, Jacksonville Jaguars, 2002, Houston Texan (injury reserve list)
LeRoy Butler, Safety Guard-1990-2001, Green Bay Packer
Alan Faneca, Guardian-1998-2007, Pittsburgh Steelers, 2008-2009, New York Jets, 2010, Arizona Cardinals
Torry Holt, wide receiver-1999-2008, St. Louis Rams, 2009, Jacksonville Jaguars
Calvin Johnson, wide receiver-2007-2015, Detroit Lions
John Lynch, Swimming Guard-1993-2003, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2004-2007, Denver Broncos
Peyton Manning, quarterback-1998-2011, Indianapolis Colts, 2012-2015, Denver Broncos
Clay Matthews, linebacker-1978-1993, Cleveland Browns, 1994-1996, Atlanta Falcons
Sam Mills, linebacker-1986-1994, New Orleans Saints, 1995-1997 Carolina Panthers
Richard Seymour, defensive end/defensive tackle-2001-2008, New England Patriots, 2009-2012, Oakland Raiders
Zach Thomas, linebacker-1996-2007, Miami Dolphins, 2008 Dallas Cowboys
Reggie Wayne, wide receiver-2001-2014, Indianapolis Colts
Charles Woodson, defensive guard-1998-2005, 2013-2015, Oakland Raiders, 2006-2012, Green Bay Packers