The list of 122 nominees that was announced in September has been cut down to these semifinalists, with the ultimate decision on the Class of 2020 coming during the weekend of the 2020 Super Bowl in February.
The first time eligible candidates that have been named semifinalists for the Class of 2020 are Reggie Wayne (WR) and Troy Polamalu (S).
Class of 2020 Modern-Era Semifinalists
Safety for Denver Broncos (1989-98) and New York Jets (1999)
Linebacker for New York Giants (1984-92), Washington Redskins (1993) and Cleveland Browns (1994-95)
Cornerback for Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1997-2012)
Offensive Tackle for Jacksonville Jaguars (1995-2001) and Houston Texans (2002)
Wide Receiver for Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams (1994-2007) and San Francisco 49ers (2008-09)
Safety for Green Bay Packers (1990-2001)
Guard for Pittsburgh Steelers (1998-2007), New York Jets (2008-09) and Arizona Cardinals (2010)
Wide Receiver for St. Louis Rams (1999-2008) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2009)
Guard for Seattle Seahawks (2001-05), Minnesota Vikings (2006-11) and Tennessee Titans (2012)
Running Back for Indianapolis Colts (1999-2005), Arizona Cardinals (2006-08) and Seattle Seahawks (2009)
Safety for Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1993-2003) and Denver Broncos (2004-07)
Linebacker for Cleveland Browns (1978-93) and Atlanta Falcons (1994-96)
New Orleans Saints (1986-94) and Carolina Panthers (1995-97)
Safety for Pittsburgh Steelers (2003-14)
Defensive end for Arizona Cardinals (1996-2000), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2001-06), Denver Broncos (2007), Indianapolis Colts (2007).
Defensive End for New England Patriots (2001-08) and Oakland Raiders (2009-12)
Wide Receiver for Houston Oilers (1985-86) and Buffalo Bills (1986-97)
Running Back for Jacksonville Jaguars (1998-2008) and New England Patriots (2009-10)
Linebacker for Miami Dolphins (1996-2007) and Dallas Cowboys (2008)
Wide Receiver for Pittsburgh Steelers (1998-2001)
Running Back for San Francisco 49ers (1991-94), Philadelphia Eagles (1995-97) and Seattle Seahawks (1998-2001)
Wide Receiver for Indianapolis Colts (2001-14)
Linebacker for San Francisco 49ers (2007-14)
Safety for Dallas Cowboys (1992-2004)
Defensive Tackle for San Francisco 49ers (1994-2007)
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