With the addition of a pair of contributor nominees, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is only nominating one player from the Seniors Committee this year.
And that player is one of the most durable and productive players in football history.
The Hall announced this afternoon that longtime Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff was this year’s lone Seniors nominee.
He won’t be competing for a spot in Canton with modern players, as he will be subject to a yes/no vote, and needs 80 percent to earn his spot. While not a rubber stamp, the recent record is good for those presented by the seniors committee.
A six-time Pro Bowler and five-time All-Pro, Tingelhoff started all 240 games he played for the Vikings over a 17-year career.