Will & Willie Advance In Hall of Fame Vote

It’s setting up for what may be a wonderful early February for Chiefs fans of Will and Willie.

Will Shields and Willie Roaf are two of the 26 semi-finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2012. The folks in Canton announced that news on Tuesday. The teammates survived the first voting cut from over 100 initial nominations.

Next is a vote to slice that group of 26 to the 15 finalists that will be discussed and voted on Saturday, February 4, the day before the Super Bowl in Indianapolis.

Sadly, eliminated in this year’s vote from initial nominees were former Chiefs head coaches Marty Schottenheimer and Dick Vermeil, along with CB Albert Lewis.

Shields is eligible for the Hall of Fame for the first time and appears to have a good chance to earning induction. Roaf was eligible for the first time last year and was highly considered and should be inducted soon.

Again, these 26 will be sliced to 15 and that group will be announced in early January. Here are the semi-finalists:

  • S Steve Atwater
  • RB Jerome Bettis
  • WR Tim Brown
  • WR Chris Carter
  • HC Don Coryell
  • RB Roger Craig
  • RB Terrell Davis
  • C Dermontti Dawson
  • Owner Edward DeBartolo, Jr.
  • DE/LB Chris Doleman
  • DE/LB Kevin Greene
  • DE/LB Charles Haley
  • DT Cortez Kennedy
  • RB Curtis Martin
  • LB Clay Matthews
  • LB Karl Mecklenburg
  • HC Bill Parcells
  • WR Andre Reed
  • OT Willie Roaf
  • S Donnie Shell
  • G Will Shields
  • Former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue
  • WR Steve Tasker
  • DB Aeneas Williams
  • Former GM Ron Wolf
  • Former GM George Young

One Response to “Will & Willie Advance In Hall of Fame Vote”

  • November 23, 2011  - el cid says:

    Star says Chiefs claimed the Orton. Many will not be happy but is a sign they have not given up on the rest of the season. Even if Orton never steps on the field in red.

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