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SIX players from State of Florida named semifinalists for 2018 NFL Pro Hall of Fame


By BoJack, Florida Gridiron Preps
 11 months ago -- Sat, Dec 2, 2017 1:42 AM   
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Pro Football Hall of Fame (NEW YORK) -- The NFL has announced the semifinalists for the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame class. Out of the 27 Semifinalists chosen for the 2018, SIX hail from the state of Florida. To be eligible for consideration, the player who has been nominated, could not have been a player of coach for five straight seasons.

The players from Florida are semifinalists in their first year of eligibility.




Isaac Bruce, Wide Receiver
Ft. Lauderdale Dillard
University of Memphis
Semifinalist 4 times: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008



LeRoy Butler, Safety
Jacksonville R.E. Lee
Florida State Seminoles (Tallahassee, FLorida)
1st time Semifinalist: 2018



Brian Dawkins, Safety
Raines HS (Jacksonville, FLorida)
Clemson Tigers
2nd Time Semifinalist: 2017, 2018
Draft: Round 2, 61st overall pick (Philadelphia Eagles)

NFL Career:
Philadelphia Eagles: 1996-2008
Denver Broncos: 2009-2011




Steve Hutchinson, Offensive Lineman
Coral Springs HS (Coral Springs, FLorida)
Michigan
Draft: 1st Round, Pick 17 (Seattle Seahawks)



Edgerrin James, Running Back
Immokalee High School (Immokalee, FLorida)
University of Miami




Ray Lewis, Linebacker
Kathleen HS (Lakeland, FLorida)
University of Miami
1st time semifinalist in 1st year of elgibility





These players have Florida ties, either as a player and/or coach:

Jimmy Johnson, Head Coach
University of Miami
Miami Dolphins


Ronde Barber, Cornerback
--Won Super Bowl XXXVII with the Tampa Bay Bucs


John Lynch, Safety
--Won Super Bowl XXXVII with the Tampa Bay Bucs


Simeon Rice, Defensive Lineman
--Won Super Bowl XXXVII with the Tampa Bay Bucs





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