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slc chief
11-27-2008, 01:20 PM
he better get in this time



Derrick Thomas reaches Hall of Fame semifinals

The Kansas City Star


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Former Chiefs linebacker Derrick Thomas is among 25 semifinal candidates on the ballot for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2009.

The 25 semifinalists were chosen from a preliminary list of 133 nominees. The list will be reduced to 15 modern-era candidates, plus two senior nominees, Bob Hayes and Claude Humphrey. Thomas, who died in 2000, is a finalist for the fifth time.

Four first-year eligible players are John Randle, Shannon Sharpe, Bruce Smith and Rod Woodson. Roger Craig, eligible since 1999, is a semifinalist for the first time.

The Class of 2008, ranging from five to seven members, will be selected on Jan. 31. The complete list of 25 modern-era semifinalists:

•CRIS CARTER, WR: 1987-89 Philadelphia Eagles, 1990-2001 Minnesota Vikings, 2002 Miami Dolphins
•ROGER CRAIG, RB: 1983-1990 San Francisco 49ers, 1991 Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-93 Minnesota Vikings
•TERRELL DAVIS, RB: 1995-2001 Denver Broncos
•DERMONTTI DAWSON, C: 1988-2000 Pittsburgh Steelers
•RICHARD DENT, DE: 1983-1993, 1995 Chicago Bears, 1994 San Francisco 49ers, 1996 Indianapolis Colts, 1997 Philadelphia Eagles
•CHRIS DOLEMAN, DE/LB: 1985-1993, 1999 Minnesota Vikings, 1994-95 Atlanta Falcons, 1996-98 San Francisco 49ers
•KEVIN GREENE, LB/DE: 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers
•RUSS GRIMM, G: 1981-1991 Washington
•RAY GUY, P: 1973-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
•CHARLES HALEY, DE/LB: 1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-96 Dallas Cowboys
•LESTER HAYES, CB: 1977-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
•CORTEZ KENNEDY, DT: 1990-2000 Seattle Seahawks
•BOB KUECHENBERG, G: 1970-1984 Miami Dolphins
•RANDALL MCDANIEL, G: 1988-1999 Minnesota Vikings, 2000-01 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
•ART MODELL, OWNER: 1961-1995 Cleveland Browns, 1996-2003 Baltimore Ravens
•JOHN RANDLE, DT: 1990-2000 Minnesota Vikings, 2001-03 Seattle Seahawks
•ANDRE REED, WR: 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington
•SHANNON SHARPE, TE: 1990-99, 2002-03 Denver Broncos, 2000-01 Baltimore Ravens
•BRUCE SMITH, DE: 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000-03 Washington
•KEN STABLER, QB: 1970-79 Oakland Raiders, 1980-81 Houston Oilers, 1982-84 New Orleans Saints
•PAUL TAGLIABUE, COMMISSIONER: 1989-2006 National Football League
•STEVE TASKER, SPECIAL TEAMS/WR: 1985-86 Houston Oilers, 1986-1997 Buffalo Bills
•DERRICK THOMAS, LB: 1989-1999 Kansas City Chiefs
•RALPH WILSON, OWNER: 1960-current Buffalo Bills
•ROD WOODSON, CB/S: 1987-1996 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers, 1998-2001 Baltimore Ravens, 2002-03 Oakland Raiders

chief31
11-27-2008, 03:34 PM
•DERRICK THOMAS, LB: 1989-1999 Kansas City Chiefs

•DERMONTTI DAWSON, C: 1988-2000 Pittsburgh Steelers

•ROD WOODSON, CB/S: 1987-1996 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers, 1998-2001 Baltimore Ravens, 2002-03 Oakland Raiders

•RICHARD DENT, DE: 1983-1993, 1995 Chicago Bears, 1994 San Francisco 49ers, 1996 Indianapolis Colts, 1997 Philadelphia Eagles

•CHARLES HALEY, DE/LB: 1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-96 Dallas Cowboys

•CRIS CARTER, WR: 1987-89 Philadelphia Eagles, 1990-2001 Minnesota Vikings, 2002 Miami Dolphins

This is six. But I suppose I would make Rod Woodson wait for a year, since nobody gets in on the first ballot.

IlovetheChiefs
11-27-2008, 05:49 PM
It's high time Derrick gets in. But there's some pretty impressive names on that list. Hope he makes it this time.

Darth CarlSatan
11-27-2008, 06:33 PM
It's high time Derrick gets in. But there's some pretty impressive names on that list. Hope he makes it this time.

Two Seniors and Tagliabue? It doesn't look good.