The 15-person Centennial Slate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2020 will be announced live on Good Morning Football next Wednesday, Jan. 15 beginning at 7 a.m. ET on NFL Network.
The Class of 2020 will consist of 20 members. The Centennial Slate includes 10 Seniors (players who last played more than 25 seasons ago), three Contributors (an individual other than a player or coach), and two Coaches (who last coached more than five seasons ago) and were voted on from a list of 38 Finalists. The Centennial Blue-Ribbon Panel scrutinized nearly 300 nominees in the process.
An additional five members will be added to the Class of 2020 on "Selection Saturday" when the Modern-Era Player Finalists are voted on by the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee.
The merits of the Centennial Slate Finalists, which were announced in mid-December, were deliberated on by the Blue-Ribbon Panel for more than 10 hours before voting on each category. The complete list of finalists can be viewed at www.profootballhof.com/finalists-for-special-centennial-slate-revealed/.
The Centennial Slate Blue-Ribbon Panel is comprised of many members of the overall Selection Committee in addition to Hall of Famers, coaches, football executives and several leading historians. They include:
»Joel Bussert - Former NFL Executive, Pro Football Historian
»Elliot Harrison - Pro Football Historian and Long-time TV Analyst
»Carl Peterson - Longtime Pro Football Executive
»Chris Willis - Producer-Head of Research Library - NFL Films, Football Historian