Former St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner is one of the 26 semifinalists who are eligible to be part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2015.
Kurt Warner is one step closer to becoming a Hall of Famer.
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Warner is one of the 26 semifinalists who are eligible to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015, per a press release on the organization's official website:
"Eight first-year eligible candidates are among 26 26 Modern-Era semifinalists being considered for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2015. The Hall of Fame's Selection Committee chose the semifinalists from a previously announced list of 113 nominees. Although Hall of Fame bylaws call for the selection of 25 semifinalists they also provide that the semifinalist list include all ties for the twenty-fifth position, as has occurred this year.
"The first-year nominees among the semifinalists include quarterback Kurt Warner, wide receivers Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt, running back Edgerrin James, offensive lineman Kevin Mawae and Orlando Pace, linebacker Junior Seau and cornerback Ty Law.
"Two other players, tackle Mike Kenn and safety Darren Woodson, are semifinalists for the first time. All other individuals on the list have been a semifinalist at least once in previous years.
"The selection process is an integral element of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Mission to Honor the Heroes of the Game, Preserve its History, Promote its Values and Celebrate Excellence EVERYWHERE."
The Pro Football Hall of Fame's semifinalists for the Class of 2015 are as follows:
- Morten Andersen, kicker
- Steve Atwater, safety
- Jerome Bettis, running back
- Tim Brown, wide receiver/kick returner
- Isaac Bruce, wide receiver
- Don Coryell, coach
- Roger Craig, running back
- Terrell Davis, running back
- Tony Dungy, coach
- Kevin Greene, linebacker/defensive end
- Charles Haley, defensive end/linebacker
- Marvin Harrison, wide receiver
- Torry Holt, wide receiver
- Joe Jacoby, tackle
- Edgerrin James, running back
- Jimmy Johnson, coach
- Mike Kenn, tackle
- Ty Law, cornerback
- John Lynch, free safety
- Kevin Mawae, center/guard
- Karl Meklenburg, linebacker
- Orlando Pace, tackle
- Junior Seau, linebacker
- Will Shields, guard
- Kurt Warner, quarterback
Warner, who is currently an NFL analyst, is taking time to help coach his son's football team, per FOX 10 of Phoenix, Ariz.:
"Kurt Warner spent years as a leader on the field as a quarterback. Now he is continuing to be a leader but off the field with his generous charitable work.
"He's taking in on a new role as a dad, helping to coach his son's football team.
"Warner led the Cardinals during the 2007-2008 run for the Super Bowl. He's now a coach to his son Cade, a budding wide receiver at Desert Mountain High School.
"Kurt Warner as a father possesses all of the concerns and all of the expectations that goes with his son play football.
"Despite his busy schedule with the NFL Network, Kurt is relieved now that he has the time to be a dad as he watches over his seven kids."FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com
Warner threw for 32,344 yards, 208 touchdowns and 128 interceptions on a 93.7 passer rating in 124 career regular-season games for the St. Louis Rams, New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals, per ESPN stats.
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