One-third of the finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018 played their high school football in Florida. Wide receiver Isaac Bruce (Dillard), safety Brian Dawkins (Raines), guard Steve Hutchinson (Coral Springs), running back Edgerrin James (Immokalee) and linebacker Ray Lewis (Kathleen) are part of the fifteen Modern-Era finalists announced Tuesday night.
Texas has two players in the running for enshrinement in Canton, Ohio — guard Alan Faneca of Lamar (Houston) and Everson Walls of Berkner.
The 15 Modern-Era Finalists will be considered for election to the Hall of Fame when the Hall’s Selection Committee meets on “Selection Saturday” in Minneapolis, the day before Super Bowl LII, to elect the new class.
2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Finalists
Tony Boselli, T – Fairview (Colorado)
Isaac Bruce, WR – Dillard (Florida)
Brian Dawkins, S – Raines (Florida)
Alan Faneca, G – Lamar (Houston, Texas)
Steve Hutchinson, G – Coral Springs (Florida)
Joe Jacoby, T – Western (Kentucky)
Edgerrin James, RB – Immokalee (Florida)
Ty Law, CB – Aliquippa (Pennsylvania)
Ray Lewis, LB – Kathleen (Florida)
John Lynch, FS – Torrey Pines (California)
Kevin Mawae, C/G – Leesville (Louisiana)
Randy Moss, WR – Riverside (West Virginia)
Terrell Owen, WR – Russell (Alabama)
Brian Urlacher, LB – Lovington (New Mexico)
Everson Walls, CB – Berkner (Texas)