Former Bills WR Andre Reed is among 25 finalists for enshrinement in the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame, as announced on NFL Network on Wednesday night.
Reed helped lead the Bills to an unprecedented four straight Super Bowls. A Seven-time Pro Bowl selection, he totaled 951 receptions for 13,198 yards and 87 touchdowns in 16 seasons, earning All-Conference honors four times with three consecutive Second-Team All-Pro seasons.
Reed is a multiple Hall finalist who was most recently denied a bid in 2013. He was among 16 nominees with Buffalo ties - including Kent Hull, Cornelius Bennett, Steve Tasker, and Bill Polian - to make the initial list of 126 candidates announced in September.
The semifinalist list of 25 will be further reduced by a mail ballot to 15 modern-era finalists and announced in early January. The Class of 2014 will be selected from the list of the 15 modern-era finalists plus two senior nominees (former Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders punter Ray Guy and former Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Claude Humphrey) who were previously tabbed by the Hall of Fame’s Senior Selection Committee.
The actual voting for the Class of 2014 will be conducted at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee’s annual meeting, which will be held in New York City on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 the day before Super Bowl XLVIII. The election results will be announced at a live announcement show that evening.