Four former Denver Broncos have made the cut and are now among 27 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2013. They are:
Steve Atwater, Safety
Terrell Davis, Running Back
- 1995-2001 Denver Broncos
John Lynch, Safety
- 1993-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- 2004-07 Denver Broncos
Karl Mecklenburg, Linebacker
- 1983-1994 Denver Broncos
Atwater, Davis, and Mecklenburg were also semifinalists in 2012.
Not making the list are former Broncos head coach Dan Reeves, center Tom Nalen, safety Dennis Smith, and wide receiver Rod Smith. They, along with Denver’s semifinalists, were among the 127 nominees announced in late September.
The Selection Committee will narrow the list of semifinalists to 15 modern-era finalists. That group will be revealed in January 2013.
The Class of 2013, which by rule must be between four and seven members, will be announced on Saturday, Feb. 2, in New Orleans, site of Super Bowl XLVII. The Class of 2013 will be enshrined in August in Canton, Ohio.
You can join the Twitter conversation about this year’s class by using the hashtag: #PFHOF13