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No Former Chiefs Make Hall of Fame Semifinals

Name  Position  Years/Team(s)
Bobby Beathard Administrator 1966-1967 Kansas City Chiefs, 1968-1971 Atlanta Falcons, 1972-1977 Miami Dolphins, 1978-1988 Washington Redskins, 1990-1999 San Diego Chargers
Rich Gannon QB 1987-1992 Minnesota Vikings, 1993 Washington Redskins, 1995-1998 Kansas City Chiefs, 1999-2004 Oakland Raiders
Albert Lewis CB 1983-1993 Kansas City Chiefs, 1994-1998 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders
Nick Lowery K 1978 New England Patriots, 1980-1993 Kansas City Chiefs, 1994-1996 New York Jets
Leslie O'Neal DE 1986, 1988-1995 San Diego Chargers, 1996-1997 St. Louis Rams, 1998-1999 Kansas City Chiefs
Michael Dean Perry DT/DE 1988-1994 Cleveland Browns, 1995-1997 Denver Broncos, 1997 Kansas City Chiefs
Mike Pruitt RB 1976-1984 Cleveland Browns, 1985 Buffalo Bills, 1985-1986 Kansas City Chiefs

No player, scout or administrator that has been associated with the Kansas City Chiefs was chosen to be one of 25 finalists for nomination into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Back in September, the HOF introduced 131 preliminary names for nomination.  The seven folks listed above were the the ones with Chiefs connections.

The HOF website says, "Other than the four first-year eligible nominees, each of the remaining 21 nominees on the Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee’s list of nominees has been a semifinalist at least once prior to this year. The list of 25 includes a coach, Don Coryell, and two contributors, Art Modell and Paul Tagliabue."

Those first year candidates are some juggernauts: Tim Brown, Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith and Aeneas Williams.

After the jump, I've listed the 25 preliminary nominees.


 Cliff Branch, WR – 1972-1985 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders 
 Tim Brown, WR/KR – 1988-2003 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
 Cris Carter, WR – 1987-89 Philadelphia Eagles, 1990-2001 Minnesota Vikings, 2002 Miami Dolphins
 Don Coryell, Coach – 1973-77 St. Louis Cardinals, 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers
 Roger Craig, RB – 1983-1990 San Francisco 49ers, 1991 Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-93 Minnesota Vikings
 Terrell Davis, RB – 1995-2001 Denver Broncos
 Dermontti Dawson, C – 1988-2000 Pittsburgh Steelers
 Richard Dent, DE – 1983-1993, 1995 Chicago Bears, 1994 San Francisco 49ers, 1996 Indianapolis Colts, 1997 Philadelphia Eagles
 Chris Doleman, DE/LB – 1985-1993, 1999 Minnesota Vikings, 1994-95 Atlanta Falcons, 1996-98 San Francisco 49ers
 Kevin Greene, LB/DE – 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers
 Russ Grimm, G – 1981-1991 Washington Redskins
 Ray Guy, P – 1973-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
 Charles Haley, DE/LB – 1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-96 Dallas Cowboys
 Lester Hayes, CB – 1977-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
 Rickey Jackson, LB – 1981-1993 New Orleans Saints, 1994-95 San Francisco 49ers
 Cortez Kennedy, DT – 1990-2000 Seattle Seahawks
 Art Modell, Owner – 1961-1995 Cleveland Browns, 1996-2003 Baltimore Ravens
John Randle, DT – 1990-2000 Minnesota Vikings, 2001-03 Seattle Seahawks
 Andre Reed, WR – 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington Redskins
 Jerry Rice, WR – 1985-2000 San Francisco 49ers, 2001-04 Oakland Raiders, 2004 Seattle Seahawks 
 Shannon Sharpe, TE – 1990-99, 2002-03 Denver Broncos, 2000-01 Baltimore Ravens
Emmitt Smith, RB – 1990-2002 Dallas Cowboys, 2003-04 Arizona Cardinals 
 Paul Tagliabue, Commissioner – 1989-2006 National Football League
 Steve Tasker, Special Teams/WR – 1985-86 Houston Oilers, 1986-1997 Buffalo Bills
Aeneas Williams, CB/S – 1991-2000 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 2001-04 St. Louis Rams