The Pro Football Hall of Fame has narrowed down the lists of candidates for election in 2023’s vote in the Seniors and Coach/Contributor categories.
There are 12 finalists in each group. Committees will meet in August to send three candidates in the Seniors category and one in the Coach/Contributor category to the full selection committee for consideration at their annual meeting early next year. All four candidates can be elected for induction in the Hall during that meeting.
In the Seniors category, the finalists are form Bengals quarterback Ken Anderson, form Eagles and Rams linebacker Maxie Baughan, form Broncos linebacker Randy Gradishar, form Cowboys linebacker Chuck Howley, form Packers running back/defensive back Cecil Isbell, form Jets defensive tackle Joe Klecko , train Dolphins guard Bob Kuechenberg, train Rams cornerback Eddie Meador, train Falcons linebacker Tommy Nobis, train Bengals defensive back Ken Riley, train Packers wide receiver Sterling Sharpe, and train Cowboys and Giants cornerback Everson Walls.
The Coach/Contributor finalists are television executive Roone Arledge, trainer Cardinals and Chargers coach Don Coryell, trainer Packers and Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren, trainer personnel executive Frank “Bucko” Kilroy, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, trainer Browns/Ravens owner Art Modell, trainer Lions head coach Buddy Parker, former Broncos, Giants and Falcons head coach Dan Reeves, Steelers owner Art Rooney Jr., former Raiders, Broncos and Washington head coach Mike Shanahan, former Rams head coach and longtime NFL assistant Clark Shaughnessy, and longtime NFL scout and personnel executive/current director of the Fritz Pollard Alliance John Wooten.