Redskins well represented in Hall of Fame class of 2019 nominees

Jose Verdugo
Setiembre 14, 2018

On Thursday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its preliminary list of nominees for the 2019 class.

After getting picked No. 7 overall, he went on to make five Pro Bowls, with three seasons leading the National Football League in receptions and making First-team All-Pro. He was one of four players on the list that are first-year eligible, along with Bailey, safety Ed Reed, and tight end Tony Gonzalez.

The roster of nominees consists of 47 offensive players, 39 defensive players, five special teams players and 11 coaches.

Among those nominated, several belong to the list of the 80 Greatest Redskins, including wide receiver Gary Clark, running back Earnest Byner, kick and punt returner Brian Mitchell, offensive tackle Chris Samuels, running back Clinton Portis and defensive coordinator/head coach Richie Petitbon.

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Also, former Dolphins and Miami Hurricanes head coach Jimmy Johnson was named as a nominee.

Fifteen of the 102 Modern-Era finalists will be presented to the Hall of Fame Selection Committee the day prior to the Super Bowl.

Fletcher, a fan-favorite and a longtime captain, played the last seven years of his career in Washington, where he was a Pro Bowler for four straight seasons from 2009-2012. Senior Finalist Johnny Robinson, who spent his entire career with the Texans/Chiefs franchise from 1960-71, and Contributor Finalists Pat Bowlen and Gil Brandt will also be included in the voting.

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