Former Vikings offensive guard Hutchinson named finalist for Hall of Fame

Former Vikings offensive guard Hutchinson named finalist for Hall of Fame

Those five finalists are voted on by the committee, and a player must receive at least 80% "yes" votes to make it into the Hall of Fame.

Hutchinson played guard for the Seahawks for five seasons. "The number of combinations out there are incredible".

"He was as physical a presence as there was in the league, at the time", Shanahan said. "They could sneak in and bump guys who look like they're a slam dunk".


Last February, Ray Lewis, Brian Urlacher and Randy Moss were each chosen for enshrinement in the Hall of Fame when each was in his first year of eligibility.

Former NFL coach Jimmy Johnson, another former Arkansas player, has been one of 25 semifinalists for the past three years, but was not one of the 15 finalists named Thursday. He rushed for more than 1,100 yards twice and was part of the Super Bowl team in 2008, leading the team in the running game in the postseason. He also had 111 career touchdown receptions, which are eighth all-time. Hutchinson made seven Pro Bowls and was a six-time first-team All Pro.

He moved on to the Denver Broncos in 2004, where he played four seasons and was named to four straight Pro Bowls.


Law will forever be remembered not only for his regular season prowess with the team, but also for his knack at making big plays on some of the biggest stages.

Flores and Seymour are the other first-time finalists from the group. "But, again, it's very, very hard to predict what will happen". The contributor finalists are Pat Bowlen (Denver Broncos owner) and Gil Brandt (Dallas Cowboys vice president of player personnel). This year's senior finalist is safety Johnny Robinson.

Including the modern cap of five, between four and eight new members will be elected.


Seven former Rams were included in the original list of 102 Modern-era Nominees back in September. And there's no doubt after eight years in NY.

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