The entire 2023 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class will be formally introduced for the first time on the nationally-televised NFL Honors awards show on Thursday, February 9 during Super Bowl LVII Week in Arizona.

Discussion and voting focuses on 15 Modern-Era finalists as well as on three Senior candidates and one Coaching finalist.

A maximum of five Modern-Era candidates will be included in this new class. The 15 finalists include three first-time eligible alums: Dwight Freeney, Darrelle Reavis and Joe Thomas.

The other 12 Modern finalists under the voting microscope are: Jared Allen, Willie Anderson, Ronde Barber, Devin Hester, Torry Holt, Andre Johnson, Albert Lewis, Zach Thomas, DeMarcus Ware, Reggie Wayne, Patrick Willis and Darren Woodson.

The three Senior candidates and one Coach are Chuck Howley, Joe Klecko, the late Ken Riley and the late Coach Don Coryell.

We at NFL Alumni salute all these men. We will anxiously await the February 9 announcement of the 2023 Hall of Fame Class and look forward to congratulating them in person at the Super Bowl.