People who should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame include those talented and legendary NFL players, coaches, owners and other team members who have been snubbed for induction in the hall. Be it from a competitive induction class, off-field issues or just a lack of love from the voters, these men are all deserving of that bronze statue in Canton, Ohio, but as of 2013, have yet to receive that honor.
For a great many of these NFL greats, enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame hasn't happened yet, but likely will as the years pass on. Many times a legendary player, coach or owner will be nominated for induction multiple times before they are selected. Michael Strahan, Charles Haley, Jerome Bettis and Andre Reed are all players who fall into that category. They've each received nominations and were even selected as finalists but were not inducted through 2013.
Other NFL players, owners and coaches never received a single nomination or were voted as a finalist several times before dropping out of contention completely. These include many of the greatest football players of all time such as quarterback Ken Anderson, running backs Terrell Davis, Larry Brown and Tiki Barber, and even legendary punter Ray Guy, who despite being called the greatest punter to ever play the game and earning a finalist nod seven times, has yet to be inducted.
But this list is not just limited to star players who were snubbed by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. There's many coaches, owners and other prominent figures deserving of enshrinement. Robert Kraft, Art Modell, Edward DeBartolo, Jr. and even Paul Tagliabue all changed the game of football in one way or another yet they've not so far seen their bust in Canton.While we can hope that many of these fine men are inducted in future classes, if history serves right, there will always be mistakes and those overlooked. On the other hand, there are also plenty of undeserving members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame too to balance things out, though not for the better.
1 805 283 MoJoVo16 added Jim Marshall age 82
2 985 237 bojanthebest added Ed "Too Tall" Jones age 68
3 765 178 JamesOuellette added Steve Atwater age 53
4 846 278 willyboymcoy added Sterling Sharpe age 54 1965
5 942 182 JamesRLock added Larry Fitzgerald age 36
6 621 268 Roger Craig age 59
7 620 133 WineSippingCowboy added Marvin Harrison age 47
8 262 70 voting closed at #1 Al Sobrante added Ken Stabler age 74
9 613 250 L. C. Greenwood Dec. at 67 (1946-2013)
10 438 219 willyboymcoy added Cliff Branch age 71
11 692 118 Matthew Plowman added Ed Reed age 41
12 781 87 AlanNadeau added Peyton Manning age 43
13 460 253 Ken Anderson age 70
14 757 157 shaneomac123 added Adam Vinatieri age 47
15 696 188 Matthew Plowman added Ray Lewis age 44
16 358 87 WineSippingCowboy added Isaac Bruce age 47
17 442 190 bojanthebest added Alex Karras Dec. at 77 (1935-2012)
18 411 186 willyboymcoy added Steve Sabol
19 168 26 voting closed at #8 aman ikram added Brett Favre age 50
20 480 247 Randall Cunningham age 56
21 376 166 Jim Plunkett age 72
22 364 118 Lester Hayes age 64
23 430 108 voting closed at #21 Matthew Plowman added Brian Dawkins age 46
Inducted in 2018
Inducted in 2018