Roger Craig among seniors finalists for 2024 Hall of Fame class
Jul 27, 2023, 3:00 PM
Former San Francisco 49ers running back Roger Craig is one step closer to getting into Canton.
Craig remained listed as the Pro Football Hall of Fame whittled its list down to 12 seniors. The committee meets again next month to select up to three senior candidates. If those finalists are supported by at least 80% of voters in January, then they will then be part of the 2024 Hall of Fame class.
Craig, 63, played for the Red & Gold for eight seasons (1983-1990), becoming the first NFL player to total 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in the same season. A three-time Super Bowl champion, Roger Craig accumulated more than 7000 rushing yards and 66 total touchdowns for the Niners. He also played for the Los Angeles Raiders and Minnesota Vikings before hanging it up following the 1993 season.
Additional players selected by the committee include: Ken Anderson, Maxie Baughan, Randy Gradishar, Joe Jacoby, Albert Lewis, Steve McMichael, Eddie Meador, Art Powell, Sterling Sharpe, Otis Taylor and Al Wistert.
Other notable entries who advanced include Bay Area native Mike Holmgren, and Mike Shanahan, father of current 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan. Unfortunately, only one from this category will become a finalist for the 2024 class.