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Holmgren new Pro Football HOF nominee

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 12, 2013 – 12:06 pm

Former Packers coach Mike Holmgren is among 16 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014.

The full list of 126 nominees will be reduced to 25 semifinalists in late November, and then whittled further to 15 finalists announced in January.

Holmgren coached the Packers for seven seasons (1992-98), winning three division championships and qualifying for the playoffs six times. He led the Packers to three NFC Championship games and two Super Bowl appearances, winning Super Bowl XXXI.

Upon leaving Green Bay, Holmgren went on to coach the Seattle Seahawks to a berth in Super Bowl XL.

Other nominees with Packers ties from past years who remain on the list are former GM Ron Wolf, S LeRoy Butler and current OLB coach Kevin Greene.

Last year, Greene was one of the 15 finalists but was not elected.

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10 Responses to “Holmgren new Pro Football HOF nominee”

  1. By OKGOPACK on Sep 12, 2013 | Reply

    Great to see so many Packers-connected folks nominated. Wish they could all get in.

  2. By Matt on Sep 12, 2013 | Reply

    No mention of Sterling Sharpe?

  3. By Jesse Kellner on Sep 12, 2013 | Reply

    What about the majic man Don Majkowski! The HOE needs a good mullet! But seriously, Ron Wolf should get in for sure.

  4. By smoken joe on Sep 12, 2013 | Reply

    Why didn’t Jerry Kramer make it again?

  5. By Bob on Sep 12, 2013 | Reply

    My feelings on The Majik man did not play very long.he was the start of the Pakers resurgence going into the 90:s.Yes,I think Sterling Shape should be in as well as Kramer.

  6. By SeattAl on Sep 13, 2013 | Reply

    HOLMGREN !, still the of the most Admired coaches in SeaHawk history, we’ll never forget 2005, when the REFS calls, (yes, I’m whining about Refs like a Packer fan), lost the Hawks a trip to the SuperBowl in AFC championship game vs Pittsburgh (we were still in the AFC).

  7. By Rusty Draper on Sep 13, 2013 | Reply

    That is great news, but voted in the first time up. I think not .

  8. By billfromcville on Sep 13, 2013 | Reply

    Can’ believe they keep ignoring Jerry Kramer!

  9. By Joe on Sep 13, 2013 | Reply

    Glad to see LeRoy Butler nominated! One of my favorite players from the 90’s team (of course, along with Favre and White)!

  10. By Thomas on Sep 14, 2013 | Reply

    Holmgren was good, but his decision not to use Levens more in SB against Denver will keep him out for a couple more years. One SB vs. two is a big difference.

    Wolf should be in this year.

    Leroy was a near 40/40 man and the first to come that close. He should be in first ballot.

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