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Tony Gonzalez, Bryant Young among nominees for 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame class 

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the list of 102 nominees Thursday for the Class of 2019. A total of five former Falcons players and two coaches – including one current one – are among the list of nominees.

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Several former Falcons players and coaches made the list, including current Falcons’ defensive line coach, Bryant Young who played 14 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers (1994-2007).

The following former Falcons players have been nominated:

  • Tony Gonzalez, tight end (2009-2013)
  • Cornelius Bennett, linebacker (1994-1996)
  • Mike Kenn, tackle (1978 – 1994)
  • Eric Metcalf, wide receiver/running back/ return specialist (1995-1996)
  • Jason Elam, kicker (2008-2009)
  • Dan Reeves, head coach (1997-2003)

The semifinalists will be announced in November and the list will be trimmed to 15 finalists in January decided by a 48-person selection committee.

The Class of 2019 will be announced the night before Super Bowl LIII at the NFL Honors award show.

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