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Mawae, Hutchinson Among 15 Hall of Fame Finalists

Posted Jan 2, 2018

Former Titans offensive linemen Kevin Mawae and Steve Hutchinson are among the 15 Modern-Era Finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Former Titans offensive linemen Kevin Mawae and Steve Hutchinson are among the 15 Modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018.

Receiver Randy Moss, who spent the second half of the 2010 season with the team, is also among the first-year eligible players who made the list.

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. The Modern-Era Finalists were determined by a vote of the Hall’s Selection Committee from a list of 108 nominees that was earlier reduced to 27 semifinalists, during the year-long selection process.

Mawae played 16 NFL seasons (1994-2009), including four seasons with the Titans (2006). He began his career with the Seahawks and also played with the Jets before retiring after the 2009 season in Tennessee.

Mawae was named to eight All-Pro teams, and eight Pro Bowls during his career while playing in 241 career games.

Mawae made the final 10 last year.

Hutchinson played in 169 games over 12 NFL seasons, from 2001-2012. He played in 2012 with the Titans, and now works in the scouting department with the team.

Moss caught 982 passes for 15,292 yards and 156 touchdowns in 14 NFL seasons (1998-2012). He spent the second half of the 2010 season with the Titans, where he played in eight games after being claimed off waivers. He caught six passes for 80 yards that season.

The Selection Committee will meet on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 – the day before Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Minn. to elect the Class of 2018.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018 will be formally enshrined next August in Canton.

The 2018 Modern-Era Finalists with their positions, years and teams:

• Tony Boselli, Tackle – 1995-2001 Jacksonville Jaguars

Isaac Bruce, Wide Receiver – 1994-2007 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 2008-09 San Francisco 49ers

Brian Dawkins, Safety – 1996-2008 Philadelphia Eagles, 2009-2011 Denver Broncos

Alan Faneca, Guard – 1998-2007 Pittsburgh Steelers, 2008-09 New York Jets, 2010 Arizona Cardinals

Steve Hutchinson, Guard – 2001-05 Seattle Seahawks, 2006-2011 Minnesota Vikings, 2012 Tennessee Titans

Joe Jacoby, Tackle – 1981-1993 Washington Redskins

Edgerrin James, Running Back – 1999-2005 Indianapolis Colts, 2006-08 Arizona Cardinals, 2009 Seattle Seahawks

Ty Law, Cornerback – 1995-2004 New England Patriots, 2005, 2008 New York Jets, 2006-07 Kansas City Chiefs, 2009 Denver Broncos

Ray Lewis, Linebacker – 1996-2012 Baltimore Ravens

John Lynch, Free Safety – 1993-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2004-07 Denver Broncos

Kevin Mawae, Center – 1994-97 Seattle Seahawks, 1998-2005 New York Jets, 2006-09 Tennessee Titans

Randy Moss, Wide Receiver – 1998-2004, 2010 Minnesota Vikings, 2005-06 Oakland Raiders, 2007-2010 New England Patriots, 2010 Tennessee Titans, 2012 San Francisco 49ers

Terrell Owens, Wide Receiver – 1996-2003 San Francisco 49ers, 2004-05 Philadelphia Eagles, 2006-08 Dallas Cowboys, 2009 Buffalo Bills, 2010 Cincinnati Bengals

Brian Urlacher, Linebacker – 2000-2012 Chicago Bears

Everson Walls, Cornerback – 1981-89 Dallas Cowboys, 1990-92 New York Giants, 1992-93 Cleveland Browns

The 15 Modern-Era Finalists join three other finalists to comprise 18 finalists under consideration for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018.

Two Senior Finalists were announced in August 2017 by the Seniors Committee that reviews the qualifications of those players whose careers ended more than 25 years ago.

Robert Brazile, Linebacker – 1975-1984 Houston Oilers

Jerry Kramer, Guard – 1958-1968 Green Bay Packers

One Contributor Finalist, also announced in August, was selected by the Hall of Fame’s Contributor Committee that considers persons, other than players and coaches, who made outstanding contributions to professional football.  

Bobby Beathard, General Manager/Personnel Administrator – 1966-67 Kansas City Chiefs, 1968-1971 Atlanta Falcons, 1972-77 Miami Dolphins, 1978-1988 Washington Redskins, 1990-99 San Diego Chargers

To be elected, a finalist must receive a minimum positive vote of 80 percent during the annual selection meeting.