Pro Football Hall of Fame: Tasker, Bennett don’t make the cut as finalists

Pro Football Hall of Fame: Tasker, Bennett don't make the cut as finalists

As we reported in November, the Buffalo Payments had 2 former gamers on the semi-finalist checklist of potential modern-era candidates for Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame class of 2021. Each particular groups ace Steve Tasker and Cornelius Bennett made the checklist, Tasker for his eighth time and Bennett for his 1st.

Each should wait at the least one other yr to make it to Canton.

A listing of 15 finalists was launched on and NFL Community this night and neither former Payments made the lower. Essentially the most distinguished title on the checklist is two-time Tremendous Bowl-winning QB Peyton Manning. Different notable names included Manning’s former goal in Indianapolis WR Reggie Wayne Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson, former Cleveland Browns & Atlanta Falcons LB Clay Matthews, and former Miami Dolphins LB Zach Thomas.

Bennett’s contributions on the sphere have been substantial and his accolades embrace 5 Professional Bowls, three first-team All-Professional, twice was the AFC’s Defensive Participant of the Yr, was a member of the Payments’ fiftieth Anniversary Workforce, and was second-team on the All-90s voting behind three Corridor of Famers.

Tasker’s achievements hardly must be re-hashed for Payments followers however he’s undoubtly the best non-kicking particular groups participant of all time and maybe the best particular groups participant outright. Stats have been unable to seize his affect and greatness on the sphere which has probably harm his path to make it to Canton. Nonetheless, he stays within the dialog yr after yr, and that’s unlikely to alter anytime quickly.