3 former Broncos are Hall of Fame finalists

Posted at 8:58 PM, Jan 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-07 23:54:19-05

Former Denver Broncos safety Steve Atwater, running back Terrell Davis and safety John Lynch were named among the 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2016, it was announced on Thursday.

All three players will be considered for enshrinement into the Hall of Fame when the Hall’s 46-member selection committee meets in San Francisco on Saturday, Feb. 6—the eve of Super Bowl 50.

The Broncos currently have four players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame: quarterback John Elway (2004), tackle Gary Zimmerman (2008), running back Floyd Little (2010) and tight end Shannon Sharpe (2011).

Other players with ties to Denver who are also enshrined include cornerback Willie Brown (1984), running back Tony Dorsett (1994), General Manager Fred Gehrke (1972), defensive tackle Stan Jones (1991) and running back Doak Walker (1986).