Two Former Colts are Semi-Finalists for Hall of Fame

The Colts currently have 12 former players in the Hall of Fame and they could look to add two more by February 1st. The two former Colts are WR Marvin Harrison and former head coach Tony Dungy. Both of them were elected to be semi-finalists for this year’s Hall of Fame selection.

Harrison, an eight-time pro bowler and three-time first team all-pro, is third in career reception and seventh in career receiving yards. He also broke the single season reception record which still hasn’t been broken (143 receptions).

Dungy, who has the most wins by a coach in Colts history, was successful during 2002-2008 with the Colts. He has won five division titles and won one Super Bowl title during the 2006-2007 season.

Both are very deserving to enter the HOF on their first year of eligibility but I believe at the most that one of them will be a finalist. Dungy will probably not make it due to his number of Super Bowls wins. Even though, Dungy won his only Super Bowl appearance, the voters will take account that Dungy had future HOF QB Peyton Manning, future HOF WR Marvin Harrison and probably future HOF WR Reggie Wayne, DE/OLB Dwight Freeney and DE/OLB Robert Mathis at his disposal. Winning only one Super Bowl with that many high quality players is probably going to be the reason that he won’t get many votes on Feb. 1st.

The other 13 semi-finalists are as followed: Kicker Morten Andersen, receiver Andre Reed, running back Jerome Bettis, linebacker Derrick Brooks, receiver Tim Brown, punter Ray Guy, owner Edward DeBartolo, Jr., cornerback Aeneas Williams, defensive end Charles Haley, defensive end Claude Humphrey, offensive tackle Walter Jones, safety John Lynch, guard Will Shields, defensive end Michael Strahan and linebacker Kevin Greene.