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Patrick Willis, Ricky Watters, Anquan Boldin among Hall of Fame modern-era semifinalists for Class of 2023

Nov 22, 2022 at 10:36 AM--


The Pro Football Hall of Fame revealed its list of the 28 modern-era semifinalists for the Class of 2023. Three former San Francisco 49ers players—linebacker Patrick Willis, running back Ricky Watters, and wide receiver Anquan Boldin—were among the names.

The list of 28 players will be trimmed down to 15 in January. The Class of 2023 will be revealed during the league's NFL Honors award show just before Super Bowl 57. The class will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, in August of 2023.

Below is a complete list of semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2023:

  • Eric Allen, cornerback
  • Jared Allen, defensive end
  • Willie Anderson, offensive tackle
  • Ronde Barber, cornerback
  • Anquan Boldin, wide receiver
  • Henry Ellard, wide receiver
  • Jahri Evans, offensive guard
  • London Fletcher, linebacker
  • Dwight Freeney, defensive end
  • James Harrison, linebacker
  • Rodney Harrison, safety
  • Devin Hester, kick returner/wide receiver
  • Torry Holt, wide receiver
  • Andre Johnson, wide receiver
  • Albert Lewis, cornerback
  • Robert Mathis, defensive end/linebacker
  • Darrelle Revis, cornerback
  • Steve Smith Sr., wide receiver
  • Fred Taylor, running back
  • Joe Thomas, offensive tackle
  • Zach Thomas, linebacker
  • Hines Ward, wide receiver
  • DeMarcus Ware, linebacker/defensive end
  • Ricky Watters, running back
  • Reggie Wayne, wide receiver
  • Vince Wilfork, defensive tackle
  • Patrick Willis, linebacker
  • Darren Woodson, safety


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