The Pro Football Hall of Fame recently announced its 25 semifinalists of modern-era players for the 2020 class, and former St. Louis Rams players Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt were named semifinalists.
To be considered for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a nominated individual must not have participated as an active player for five consecutive seasons.
Holt and Bruce were both part of the ‘Greatest Show on Turf’ led by Kurt Warner that won Super Bowl XXXIV.
Holt played 11 NFL seasons, with the first 10 coming as a member of the Rams. He was named to seven Pro Bowls and ranks 16th in NFL history with 13,382 yards receiving. He also holds the NFL record with six consecutive seasons with at least 1,300 receiving yards.
Part of what made Holt and Warner great is that they had another premiere receiver, Bruce, on the other side of the field.
Bruce played 16 NFL seasons, 14 with the Rams. He is a four-time Pro Bowler and ranks 4th in NFL history with 15,208 yards receiving.
Among the other nominees are three first-year eligible players in Troy Polamalu, Reggie Wayne and Patrick Willis in addition to other big names like John Lynch, Clay Matthews, Simeon Rice, Hines Ward and Darren Woodson.
For both Holt and Bruce, this is their sixth time being elected as semifinalists. The Modern-Era players list will be reduced to 15 finalists that will be announced on Jan. 2, 2020. Those will then be presented to the Selection Committee, who will elect five Modern-Era players for the Class of 2020 at the beginning of February.