Along with everything else that’s happening today, it’s the day that those who have a vote make their decision on who will be a part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019. Unfortunately, it appears that the one player on this year’s list with any ties to the Minnesota Vikings has fallen short in his second attempt at enshrinement in Canton.
I'm told that former #Vikings guard Steve Hutchinson did not make the Pro Football Hall of Fame today.— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) February 2, 2019
According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, guard Steve Hutchinson was not among the players that were selected for enshrinement this year.
To this point, as far as I can tell, the following players and contributors will be enshrined this year:
- Champ Bailey, cornerback, Washington Redskins/Denver Broncos
- Pat Bowlen, owner, Denver Broncos
- Gil Brandt, executive, Los Angeles Rams/San Francisco 49ers/Dallas Cowboys
- Tony Gonzalez, tight end, Kansas City Chiefs/Atlanta Falcons
- Ty Law, cornerback, New England Patriots/New York Jets/Kansas City Chiefs/Denver Broncos
- Kevin Mawae, offensive lineman, Seattle Seahawks/New York Jets/Tennessee Titans
- Ed Reed, safety, Baltimore Ravens
- Johnny Robinson, safety, Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs (Senior Committee selection)
The formal announcement of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019 is coming at approximately 5:00 PM Central time. When it comes down, we will update the final list here.
Here’s hoping that Steve Hutchinson can take that final step when it comes time to vote for the Class of 2020.