9 former Bills players among nominees for 2019 Hall of Fame

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A collection of 102 former NFL players and coaches were named in the Pro Football Hall of Fame's list of nominees for the Class of 2019.

He finished his career with the most career receptions (1,325), receiving yards (15,127) and 100-yard receiving games (31) by a tight end in National Football League history, and the second-most touchdown receptions (111) behind only the Los Angeles Chargers' Antonio Gates (114).

Gonzalez was one of the game's most productive players.

Cornerback Champ Bailey was drafted No. 7 overall by the Redskins in the 1999 NFL Draft. Bailey would spend the next decade in Denver, totaling 34 interceptions (including 10 in 2006), three first team All-Pro selections, and eight Pro Bowl appearances. Both are already in the school's hall of fame.


The 102 modern nominees gets cut to 25 in November before 15 more are shaved off in January before the Super Bowl.

Voting by the 48-member Hall of Fame panel will be held February 2, the day before the Super Bowl, in Atlanta.

The list includes 47 offensive players, 39 defensive players, five special teams players and 11 coaches. Senior Finalist Johnny Robinson, who spent his entire career with the Texans/Chiefs franchise from 1960-71, and Contributor Finalists Pat Bowlen and Gil Brandt will also be included in the voting.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2019 will be formally enshrined on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 in Canton.

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