ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Back on the list of Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalists are former St. Louis Rams Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt, for the fourth year. The 2018 HOF semifinalists were announced Tuesday.
Joining the two “Greatest Show on Turf” legends are the likes of cornerback/safety Ronde Barber, guard Steve Hutchinson, linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher, wide receiver Randy Moss and defensive end/defensive tackle Richard Seymour.
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Two others semifinalists with St. Louis connections are former St. Louis football Cardinals coach Don Coryell and former St. Louis Rams defensive end, Leslie O’Neal.
If one of the four are voted in, it would continue a string of four-straight HOF classes to include a former St. Louis Rams player.
The 2017 HOF class included former Rams quarterback Kurt Warner, and the year before featured offensive lineman Orlando Pace. Before them was running back Jerome Bettis in 2015, and safety Aeneas Williams in 2014.
Isaac Bruce, WR – 1994-2007 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 2008-09 San Francisco 49ers | (Times as a Semifinalist: 4 – 2015-18)
Torry Holt, WR – 1999-2008 St. Louis Rams, 2009 Jacksonville Jaguars | (Times as a Semifinalist: 4 â 2015-18)
Leslie O’Neal, DE – 1986, 1988-1995 San Diego Chargers, 1996-1997 St. Louis Rams, 1998-1999 Kansas City Chiefs | (Times as a Semifinalist: 1 – 2018)
Don Coryell, Coach – 1973-77 St. Louis Cardinals, 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers | (Times as a Semifinalist: 10 – 2005, 2010-18)
The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s current bylaws stipulate that between four and eight new members will be selected each year. No more than five Modern-Era Finalists can be elected in a given year. Therefore, a class of six, seven, or eight can only be achieved if one or more of the Contributor and Senior Finalists are elected.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018 will be announced during NFL Honors, a two-hour primetime awards special to air nationally on the eve of the Super Bowl at 9 p.m. (ET and PT) on NBC. NFL Honors will be taped earlier that evening at the Cyrus Northrop Memorial Auditorium at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis from 5-7 p.m. (local) when the 2018 Hall of Fame class will be introduced for the first time. In addition, the NFL and The Associated Press will announce their annual accolades in this awards show with the winners on hand to accept their awards.
The Class of 2018 will be officially enshrined into the Hall of Fame during the spectacular Enshrinement Ceremony held inside Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton next August. The Enshrinement is the main event of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls.