Six Canes on Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2024 Nominee Ballot
Courtesy Pro Football Hall of Fame
Nine players in their first year of eligibility are among the list of 173 Modern-Era Nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2024.
Those making the list for consideration for the first time include wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Jordy Nelson, tight end Antonio Gates, running back Jamaal Charles, offensive linemen T.J. Lang, Josh Sitton and Max Unger, and defensive linemen Haloti Ngata and Julius Peppers.
The roster of nominees consists of 94 offensive players, 62 defensive players and 17 special teams players. The list of Modern-Era Nominees will be reduced to 25 Semifinalists in November.
Six Miami Hurricanes are among the nominees – wide receiver/kick returner Devin Hester, wide receiver Andre Johnson, wide receiver Reggie Wayne, defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, linebacker Jessie Armstead and punter Jeff Feagles. Hester, Johnson and Wayne were 2023 finalists.
Nineteen Finalists will be presented to the full 50-member Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee during its annual meeting to choose the Class of 2024. Those candidates will consist of 15 Modern-Era Players Finalists and the recently named Seniors Finalists Randy Gradishar, Steve McMichael and Art Powell and Coach/Contributor Finalist Buddy Parker.
The Selection Committee will meet early next year (on a date to be determined) in advance of Super Bowl LVIII. While there is no set number for any class of enshrinees, the selection process bylaws provide that between four and nine new members will be selected.
The Seniors Finalists and Coach/Contributor Finalist are voted “yes” or “no” for election at the annual selection meeting and must receive at least 80% support from the Committee to join the Class of 2024. The Modern-Era Finalists will be trimmed during the meeting from 15 to 10, then from 10 to five. The remaining five Finalists will be voted on individually, “yes” or “no,” and must receive the same 80% positive vote as the Seniors and Coach/Contributor to earn election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
This year’s reduction voting and the selection meeting ballots will be processed via an online voting platform developed specifically for the Pro Football Hall of Fame by the firm EY.
EY has overseen the election process since the Centennial Class of 2020.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2024 will be enshrined in August 2024.