2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame Nominees

BY foxsports • September 13, 2010

Preliminary List of Nominees for the Class of 2011 (x-on 2010 17 finalists list):

Running Backs - Jerome Bettis, Marshall Faulk, Curtis Martin

Wide Receiver - Jimmy Smith

Offensive Lineman - Willie Roaf (T)

Cornerback - Deion Sanders (also KR/PR)

Coach - Dick Vermeil

Quarterbacks - Ken Anderson, Jim Plunkett, Phil Simms, Doug Williams

Running Backs - Ottis Anderson, Larry Centers, x-Roger Craig, Terrell Davis, Eddie George, Brian Mitchell (also KR/PR), Gerald Riggs, Herschel Walker, Ricky Watters

Wide Receivers - x-Tim Brown, x-Cris Carter, Gary Clark, Henry Ellard, Herman Moore, Stanley Morgan, Mike Quick, x-Andre Reed, J.T. Smith

Tight Ends - Mark Bavaro, Todd Christensen, Ben Coates, Russ Francis, Brent Jones, x-Shannon Sharpe, Frank Wycheck

Offensive Linemen - Bruce Armstrong (T), Tony Boselli (T), Lomas Brown (T), Jim Covert (T), x-Dermontti Dawson (C), Jay Hilgenberg (C), Chris Hinton (G/T), Kent Hull (C), Joe Jacoby (T), Mike Kenn (T), Jim Lachey(T), Steve Wisniewski (G)

Defensive Linemen - Al ''Bubba'' Baker (DE), Dave Butz (DE/DT), Ray Childress (DT/DE), x-Richard Dent (DE), Chris Doleman (DE/LB), x-Charles Haley (DE/LB), Ed ''Too Tall'' Jones (DE), x-Cortez Kennedy (DT), Joe Klecko (DE/DT/NT), Dexter Manley (DE), Charles Mann (DE), Fred Smerlas (NT)

Linebackers - Cornelius Bennett, Kevin Greene (also DE), Ken Harvey, Clay Matthews, Karl Mecklenburg, Sam Mills, Darryl Talley

Defensive Backs - Eric Allen (CB), Steve Atwater (S), Bill Bates (S/ST), Joey Browner (S), LeRoy Butler (S), Kenny Easley (S), Lester Hayes (CB), Albert Lewis (CB), Frank Minnifield (CB), Donnie Shell (S), Aeneas Williams (CB/S), Darren Woodson (S), Louis Wright (CB)

Kickers/Punters - Gary Anderson (K), Ray Guy (P), Nick Lowery (K), Reggie Roby (P)

Special Teams - Steve Tasker (ST/WR)

Coaches - Bud Carson, x-Don Coryell, Tom Flores, Jimmy Johnson, Chuck Knox, Buddy Parker, Dan Reeves, Clark Shaughnessy

Contributors - K.S. ''Bud'' Adams, Jr., Bobby Beathard, Leo Carlin, Jack Kent Cooke, Otho Davis, Ed DeBartolo, Jr., Ron Gibbs, Ole Haugsrud, Frank ''Bucko'' Kilroy, Art McNally, Art Modell, Bill Nunn, Joe Robbie, Art Rooney, Jr., Carroll Rosenbloom, Ed Sabol, Steve Sabol, Paul Tagliabue, Ron Wolf, George Young



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