The list of nominees for the class of 2019 for the Pro Football Hall of Fame is out. The list includes former Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson and Dallas executive Gil Brandt.
Voting by the 48 member Hall of Fame panel will be held Feb. 2, the day before the Super Bowl, in Atlanta. Inductions in the Canton, Ohio, shrine will be in early August.
There are 47 offensive players, 39 defensive players, five special teams players and 11 coaches on the list. Tight end Tony Gonzalez, Ed Reed, Champ Bailey and London Fletcher are first year eligible players among the 102 modern era nominees for the class of 2019 for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Gonzalez finished his career second to Jerry Rice in receptions with 1,325 for 15,127 yards and 111 touchdowns. He played most of his career for the Kansas City Chiefs after being drafted in 1997. He was the 13th overall pick and made six All-Pro teams. He ended his career in 2013 after six seasons with the Atlanta Falcons.
Reed played 11 seasons in Baltimore. He had 64 career interceptions and lead the league in interceptions three times, was the 2004 Defensive Player
of the Year, made five All-Pro teams and won a Super Bowl in the 2012 season.
Bailey was the seventh overall draft pick and started his career with the Washington Redskins in 1999. In 2004 he went to Denver, and led the NFL in interceptions in 2006 with 10 picks. Bailey also played on offense, He had 52 career interceptions and made three All-Pro teams.
Fletcher became a starting linebacker in St. Louis in 1999 and won a Super Bowl. He is a rare undrafted player to be nominated for the Hall of Fame, he made four Pro Bowls and finished his career with 1,380 tackles, 23 interceptions and 39 sacks.
Gonzalez, Reed and Bailey each made the all-decade team of 2000-2010.