Two former Broncos survived the cut from 114 preliminary nominees to 26 modern-era semifinalists for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Shannon Sharpe and Terrell Davis will wait and see if they make the list of 15 modern-era finalists to be decided by mail ballot and announced in January 2011.
The Class of 2011 will be determined at the Selection Committee’s annual meeting on Saturday, February 5, in North Texas the day before Super Bowl XLV. The election results will be announced at 7 p.m. ET (6 p.m. CT) during a one-hour NFL Network special, live from the Super Bowl media headquarters.
Sharpe played tight end for the Broncos from 1990-99 and 2002-03, contributing to two consecutive Super Bowl championships for Denver and one for the Baltimore Ravens. A former seventh-round draft pick, Sharpe made eight Pro Bowl appearances, including seven consecutive trips the game. He earned All-Pro Honors four times.
Davis also contributed to two Super Bowl consecutive titles for the Broncos, and is one of only six running backs in NFL history to rush for at least 2,000 yards in a season.
The AP named Davis it’s 1998 NFL MVP for that performance, and the back was named MVP of Super Bowl XXXII after rushing for 157 yards and becoming the first running back in NFL history to rush for three touchdowns in the Super Bowl. The former sixth-round pick spent all seven of his professional seasons with the Broncos.
-Gabe Hiatt, DenverBroncos.com