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http://www.profootballhof.com/enshrinement/2010/8/25/hanburger-richter-are-seniors-for-class-of-2011/



Hanburger, Richter are seniors for Class of 2011

08/25/2010

Updated 4:12 p.m. EDT

Just weeks after the Class of 2010 enshrinement, the selection process for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2011 began today with the naming of linebackers Chris Hanburger and Les Richter as the senior nominees. The players were chosen by the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Seniors Committee. To be considered as a senior nominee, an individual must have completed his active career by at least 25 years.
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Hanburger and Richter will join 15 still-to-be-named modern-era candidates on the list of finalists from which the Class of 2011 will be selected. The Hall of Fame selection meeting will be held on February 5, 2011, the day before Super Bowl XLV in North Texas. To be elected, the former linebackers must each receive the same 80 percent voting support that is required of all finalists. The Hall's Selection Committee can elect a maximum of two senior candidates and five modern-era candidates for a class no smaller than four or larger than seven during next February's meeting.

The Seniors Committee is comprised of nine members of the overall selection committee. Through mail vote, the 2011 senior nominees were reduced to a final list of candidates that included 16 nominees. Today, five members of the Seniors committee met in Canton to discuss the merits of the finalists. The group was joined by two Hall of Fame members, linebacker Jack Ham and tight end Charlie Sanders, who served as consultants to the process. Neither Ham nor Sanders voted on today's nominees.


"I'm thrilled to death and I appreciate it very, very much," commented Hanburger when contacted by Hall of Fame officials following the meeting.
Hanburger played 14 seasons with the Washington Redskins who drafted him the 18th round of the 1965 NFL Draft. An integral part of the dominant Redskins team of the 1970s, Hanburger earned first-team All-NFL acclaim four times in a five-year period from 1972 to 1976. He was also named All-Eastern Conference in 1968 and 1969 and All-NFC six times in seven seasons from 1970 to 1976.

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The nine-time Pro Bowler played 187 career games and intercepted 19 passes, two of which he returned two for touchdowns. In addition, Hanburger also scored three touchdowns on fumble returns....
 

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http://blog.redskins.com/2010/08/25/chris-hanburger-finally-inching-toward-canton/

The list of Hanburger's accomplishments is long, and perhaps summed up best by the Info page of the Facebook group championing his entry into the Hall:
Hanburger was named a first team all-pro four times. He was the Redskins defensive captain for seven years. He played in Super Bowl VII and several Redskins playoff teams. He had 19 interceptions and 17 fumble recoveries.

In his 14 years with the Redskins, he made the Pro Bowl nine times.

Nine times.

There are 19 players that have made more than nine Pro Bowls. All of them are Hall of Famers. There are 23 others who have nine. All of them are Hall of Famers. There are 26 with eight, and 17 with seven. All that are eligible have been elected to the Hall of Fame.

Chris Hanburger has never even been nominated.
WOW! Didn't know this. Hope this helps to convince the voters.
 

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Yea to say he's overdue is an understatement. I'm glad the Hall is finally looking at our franchise. A gross injustice is finally being addressed.
 

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Glad to see it!

I'm just grateful to be old enough to remember him playing. He and Pat Fischer were my father's favorites thus they were mine. Well, I did like Ken Houston too, and of course Billy Kilmer and Sonny...
 

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Do you guys really think that the voters are going to put in a Redskin(s) three years in a row? I am not really sure that they will. I am just thinking about the politics of it all. Unfortunately, they are there.

I am glad that he is finally getting the respect that he deserves.
 

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Do you guys really think that the voters are going to put in a Redskin(s) three years in a row? I am not really sure that they will. I am just thinking about the politics of it all. Unfortunately, they are there.

I am glad that he is finally getting the respect that he deserves.
Green and Monk went in in 2008, so 2009 was Redskins-free. It would still be 4 players in 4 years, but considering Hanburger, Grimm and Monk AT LEAST should have gone in a long time ago, its not that crazy.
 

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Green and Monk went in in 2008, so 2009 was Redskins-free. It would still be 4 players in 4 years, but considering Hanburger, Grimm and Monk AT LEAST should have gone in a long time ago, its not that crazy.

Wow, was it 2008? I thought it was 2009. Time flies.
 

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