GREEN BAY – Former Packers safety LeRoy Butler is among 26 semifinalists for enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2022.
This is the fifth straight year Butler has been a semifinalist for enshrinement in Canton. He's also been a finalist in each of the past two years.
Butler, the first player in NFL history to record 20 interceptions and 20 sacks in a career, is the only member of the NFL's 1990s All-Decade Team that has yet to enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Butler is the only former Packers player to be among this year's modern-era semifinalists.
The list of candidates for election into the Hall of Fame includes 17 players who were semifinalists for the Class of 2021. 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.
The next step in the Selection Process comes when the Semifinalists are trimmed to 15 Modern-era player finalists. That list increases to 18 finalists with the inclusion of the recommended nominees of the Hall of Fame's Coach, Contributor and Senior Committees: Dick Vermeil, Art McNally and Cliff Branch, respectively.