Ty Law is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame this week, and he’ll be biting his nails as the selection committee meets on Saturday.
Law, who played cornerback for the Patriots, Jets, Chiefs and Broncos, said it means a lot to him to be viewed as one of the all-time greats.
“I’ll be nervous because you want to be considered among the best who ever played,” Law told the Boston Herald. “One of the reasons you started playing, one of the reasons you worked so hard for so many years, was to become the best player you could. But I understand the reality of the process. I understand it’s my first time in the finals. It’s an honor just to be there.”
Law is competing with running back LaDainian Tomlinson, defensive end Jason Taylor, safety Brian Dawkins, coach Don Coryell, running back Terrell Davis, tackle Joe Jacoby, safety John Lynch, quarterback Kurt Warner, receiver Terrell Owens, kicker Morten Andersen, guard Alan Faneca, tackle Tony Boselli, receiver Isaac Bruce and guard Kevin Mawae. A minimum of three and maximum of five of those men will be selected.
Voted on separately will be contributors Paul Tagliabue and Jerry Jones, and veterans committee nominee Kenny Easley.