There is no question this season has been a difficult one for the Bucs on the field. But off the field, the organization received some good news on Tuesday. Tony Dungy and John Lynch were among 26 semifinalists unveiled by the Pro Football Hall of Fame for its class of 2015. This is the second consecutive year that both Dungy and Lynch made the list of 26 modern-day candidates for the Hall of Fame.
Lynch was a nine-time Pro Bowler who played 11 seasons for the Bucs. Known as one of the hardest hitting safeties during his playing days, Lynch recorded 23 career interceptions and made five Pro Bowls with the Bucs.
Dungy, who is now an NBC football analyst, had a 54-42 record during his six seasons as head coach in Tampa. Of course, Dungy became the first African-American coach to win a Super Bowl when he led the 2006 Colts to a 16-4 record.
The final list of 15 nominees for the Class of 2015 will be announced in early January and the voting will be held on January 31st.
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