Two Broncos made the list of finalists for the 2008 Hall of Fame class … but Terrell Davis was shut out for a second consecutive year.
Both Gary Zimmerman and Randy Gradishar are among the 17 finalists whose names will be discussed by the selection committee in Phoenix, Ariz. on Feb. 2, the day before Super Bowl XLII. Each has gotten this far before, with Zimmerman being a staple of recent finalist collections, making the list for the fifth time.
Gradishar, meanwhile, is back among the finalists for the first time in five years. This is the 18th year in which he has been eligible.
Davis was inducted into the Broncos’ Ring of Fame in September, but was passed over Wednesday as no running backs made the cut as the list was trimmed from 26 semifinalists to the last 17.
There are two first-time finalists on this year’s list — defensive back Emmitt Thomas, who is one of the two Seniors Committee nominees, and offensive lineman Randall McDaniel, who was a teammate of Zimmerman’s in Minnesota from 1988-92.