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Clay Matthews Jr. not elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Former Cleveland Browns linebacker Clay Matthews Jr. was not elected to the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame’s Class of 2021 on Saturday.

CLEVELAND — Editor’s be aware: the video within the participant above is from Jan. 10, 2021.

After 20 years, Clay Matthews Jr.’s candidacy for the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame is now within the arms of the Coaches/Senior Committee. On Saturday, the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame introduced its 2021 class, with the previous Cleveland Browns linebacker as soon as once more on the skin wanting in.

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Having exhausted his 20-year eligibility as a Trendy Period candidate, Matthews’ candidacy will transfer to the Coaches/Senior Committee starting in 2022. The Coach/Senior Committee is comprised of 9 veteran members of the general Choice Committee with an 80 % vote required for induction.

You possibly can learn extra concerning the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame’s choice course of right here.

Chosen out of USC with the No. 12 general decide within the 1978 NFL Draft, Matthews spent the primary 16 years of his 19-year professional profession in Cleveland. Serving as a cornerstone of the Browns protection by the 1980s and early 1990s, the four-time Professional Bowl and one-time second-team All-Professional choice set franchise information for solo tackles (1,430), sacks (62) and compelled fumbles (24) throughout his time in Cleveland.

In 2019, Matthews was inducted into the Browns’ Ring of Honor.

Ought to he in the end achieve induction into Canton the approaching years, Matthews would be part of his brother, offensive lineman and 2007 inductee Bruce Matthews, within the Corridor of Fame. His son, former Inexperienced Bay Packers and Los Angeles Rams linebacker Clay Matthews III, might additionally earn Corridor of Fame consideration within the coming years.

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The complete 2021 Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame class is as follows:

  • Defensive again Charles Woodson
  • Vast receiver Calvin Johnson
  • Vast receiver Drew Pearson
  • Guard Alan Faneca
  • Scout Invoice Nunn
  • Security John Lynch
  • Quarterback Peyton Manning
  • Coach Tom Flores

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