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2023 Pro Football Hall of Fame Finalists Announced: Torey Holt, Darrelle Revis Highlight Modern Era List

2023 Pro Football Hall of Fame Finalists Announced: Torey Holt, Darrelle Revis Highlight Modern Era List


More than a baker’s dozen of NFL greats are now one step away from football immortality. On Wednesday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame presented 15 current finalists for the 2023 edition.

This group — which was shortened from the group 28 semi-finalists — consists of 10 players who reached this stage of the qualifying process last year, three who are here in their first year of eligibility and two who are finalists for the first time.

For Dwight Freeney, Joe Thomas and Darrelle Revis, they become finalists in their first year of eligibility. Freeney spent most of his NFL career with the Indianapolis Colts and helped the franchise a Super Bowl Title XLI and is in the Ring of Honor of the organization. His 47 forced fumbles rank fourth in NFL history.

As for Thomas, he’s been a giant wall at tackle along the Browns’ offensive line for a decade. He allowed just 30 sacks in his career and became the first offensive lineman in NFL history to make the Pro Bowl in each of his first 10 seasons.

With Revis, he was one of the most feared cornerbacks of his era, especially with the New York Jets.

Meanwhile, Albert Lewis becomes a finalist for the first time in his final year of eligibility. The Chiefs legend ranks fifth in franchise history with 38 interceptions, 20 of which came in his first four seasons.

Here’s a look at each modern-era nominee:

  • CB Darrelle Revis
  • OT Joe Thomas
  • OT Willie Anderson
  • WR Torey Holt
  • WR Reggie Wayne
  • PR/KR/WR Devin Hester
  • WR Andre Johnson
  • Jared Allen
  • DE/LB DeMarcus Ware
  • LB Zach Thomas
  • DE Dwight Freeney
  • CB Albert Lewis
  • DB Ronde Barber
  • LB Patrick Willis
  • S. Darren Woodson

The Hall of Fame Class of 2023 will be officially introduced at the NFL Honors on February 9, just days before Super Bowl LVII.

The announcement was originally scheduled to air on NFL Network on Tuesday at 8:00 PM ET, but was deferred out of respect for Buffalo Bills security Damar HamlinWorld Health Organization collapsed on the field in the first quarter of Monday’s postponed game between the Bills and Bengals after going into cardiac arrest. He remains in critical condition.

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