Two Former Washington Players Named Semifinalists For the 2023 NFL Hall of Fame

by MCS Staff

The Pro Football Hall of Fame revealed 28 modern-era semifinalists for the Class of 2023 on Tuesday, which includes two former Washington players– Linebacker London Fletcher and Wide Receiver Henry Ellard.

London Fletcher played in Washington longer than he played for any other team (7 seasons), having also played in St. Louis (4 seasons) seasons and Buffalo (5 seasons). He played in 256 games and recorded 2,039 tackles, 39 sacks, 109 tackles for loss, 19 forced fumbles, 23 interceptions, 12 fumble recoveries and three touchdowns. He appeared in four Pro Bowls and was a two-time second-team All-Pro (all with Washington).

Henry Ellard played the majority of his career with the Rams (11 seasons), but spent five seasons in Washington after signing in 1994, and had three consecutive 1,000 yard seasons while on the team (1994-1996).

Fifteen finalists from the 28 will be revealed in January. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2023 will be inducted during NFL Honors, which will take place in the days leading up to Super Bowl LVII. The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2023 will be enshrined next August in Canton, Ohio.

Complete list of semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2023:

  • Eric Allen, cornerback
  • Jared Allen, defensive end
  • Willie Anderson, offensive tackle
  • Ronde Barber, cornerback
  • Anquan Boldin, wide receiver
  • Henry Ellard, wide receiver
  • Jahri Evans, offensive guard
  • London Fletcher, linebacker
  • Dwight Freeney, defensive end
  • James Harrison, linebacker
  • Rodney Harrison, safety
  • Devin Hester, kick returner/wide receiver
  • Torry Holt, wide receiver
  • Andre Johnson, wide receiver
  • Albert Lewis, cornerback
  • Robert Mathis, defensive end/linebacker
  • Darrelle Revis, cornerback
  • Steve Smith Sr., wide receiver
  • Fred Taylor, running back
  • Joe Thomas, offensive tackle
  • Zach Thomas, linebacker
  • Hines Ward, wide receiver
  • DeMarcus Ware, linebacker/defensive end
  • Ricky Watters, running back
  • Reggie Wayne, wide receiver
  • Vince Wilfork, defensive tackle
  • Patrick Willis, linebacker
  • Darren Woodson, safety

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