For the fifth year in a row, former Buccaneer safety John Lynch has made the short list for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. On Wednesday, it was announced that Lynch was one of 26 semifinalists for the Hall, cutting down the original list of 94 players, which was released in September. Lynch was a finalist for the Hall of Fame in each of the past two years and is expected to be among the 15 finalist yet again when this year's list is revealed in January.
Other semifinalists for this year's class include LaDainian Tomlinson, Terrell Owens, Kurt Warner, Brian Dawkins and Edgerrin James. For the full list, click HERE.
Lynch, who was inducted into the Buccaneers' Ring of Honor earlier this month, is No. 5 on the Buccaneers' all-time tackling list and was a key member of the Bucs' Super Bowl championship team. He intercepted 23 passes in pewter and red, enough for No. 6 on the team's all-time list.
Last year, Buccaneers.com made its case for Lynch to become a member of the Hall of Fame. To read it, click HERE.